It’s a Lip Balm, It’s a Lipstick, It’s a Lip Gloss, It’s Birthday Balm! (Plus Travel Pics!)

Birthday Balm Lip Crayon from Avon is like a lip balm, lipstick, and lipgloss in one!

This little Birthday Balm Lip Crayon has been one of my best friends during our recent road trips. It’s like a lip balm, lipstick, and lip gloss all in one.

During our latest trip, this was the only lip color product that I took along with me. I can wear this with or without lip liner, depending on the depth of color desired. During my travels I did not use any lipliner, but pictured above, I am wearing this with a Merlot Lip Liner.

It’s so easy and convenient to carry in my purse, and any time my lips need moisture, or a bit of color, it’s all there in a quick swipe, plus it has a pretty glossy finish. I love it! The color I use is called Fine Wine. There are 6 shades to choose from, including Lovin’ Life, PYT, Birthday Suit, Surprise!, Fine Wine, and Birthday Post. Which is your favorite?

Birthday Balm Lip Crayon by Avon is available in 6 shades.

The price on my Avon website is 10.99 each, so be sure to snag several for your Spring and Summer-time trips!

And — as promised, here are some pictures of the hidden Speakeasy we visited during our recent trip to Navasota, Texas! We had a great time visiting Navasota’s restored historic downtown area where the old buildings have been turned into cute shops, boutiques, eateries, and a gorgeous hotel (P.A. Smith Hotel where Hamer’s Speakeasy is located).

P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota, Texas.
P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota, Texas
P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota, Texas
Hidden doorway to Hamer's Speakeasy in the historic P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota, Texas.  You have to look for Dr. Wilson's Office!
Hamer's Speakeasy in the P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota, Texas.
Delicious Cocktails and Beer in Hamer's Speakeasy in Navasota, Texas.

I hope you have fun plans for travel and adventure this year too!


Johanna (Jfay)

Avon Lipstick, Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Texas Travel, Navasota, TX, P.A. Smith Hotel, Hamer’s Speakeasy

Keeping Silver and Gray Hair Silky, Shiny, and Manageable

Biosilk Silk Therapy helps keep hair silky, shiny, and manageable.

The struggle is real people!

Hey there! How are you today? I hope doing very well!

If you’ve been growing out your natural gray or silver hair like I have, then you definitely know what I am talking about. Silver and gray hair has a mind of it’s own, sometimes minute to minute. But there is help, thank goodness!

Avon has a line of hair care made from beeswax, honey, and royal jelly called Elastine PropoliThera, that I’ve been talking about here for a while, that I love, consisting of shampoos, conditioners, treatments, etc., which I am continuing to use, and I have also added a new item to my hair care regime, which has really brought in extra silkiness and shine. You may have heard of this product before, it’s Biosilk Silk Therapy.

Biosilk Silk Therapy is wonderful for gray and silver hair.

Biosilk Silk Therapy is made with silk proteins that help strengthen, moisturize and improve hair’s elasticity. 

Silk protein… The natural wonder for hair
• Strength – One of the strongest fibers in the world, silk contains 17 of the 19 amino acids found in hair; it bonds and builds hair from the inside out.
• Moisture – Holds up to 2.5-3X its weight in moisture, to improve elasticity.
• Shine – Provides unparalleled shine due to its triangular molecular structure.
• Protection – Helps shield hair from UV rays, heat, humidity and other environmental stressors.

I use the Biosilk Silk Therapy after shampooing and conditioning. I first towel dry my hair then apply the Elastine PropoliThera Hair Oil Serum, then the Biosilk Silk Therapy. And as you can see pictured, I also spritz in some Propoli Thera Volume Spray if I desire a little extra lift. For my picture above, I did not use the Volume Spray, only the 2 serums, for a sleeker look.

I used these products right before a recent trip, and they really kept my hair looking it’s best. I shampooed and fixed my hair the night before our trip and then set it with rollers the morning of, before we left. I had planned to shampoo and fix my hair again that evening, but was too tired by the time we got back to our hotel room after dinner and visiting a very fun hidden Speakeasy. 🙂 (I’ll show you some pics in my next blog post.) But anyway, the next morning I was expecting a possibly frizzy situation and having to shampoo and fix again before heading out to explore, but you what? My hair still looked really great. It was soft and silky, still had body, and my style still looked fresh. So, all I had to do was brush and go. That hardly ever happens since I’ve been growing my hair longer from my past pixie style. The combo of the Propoli Thera Hair Oil Serum made with beeswax, honey, and royal jelly, combined with the Biosilk Silk Therapy made with silk protein, really makes a difference. I was only using the PropoliThera Serum and it is wonderful, but once I began using it in conjunction with the Biosilk, it’s changed my hair game to one with even more positive results, and the Biosilk definitely puts the shine back in my hair. A definite added bonus. My silvers start shining as soon as I apply it.

I hope you give this winning combo a try for yourself, whether or not you have silver or gray hair. Let me know if you do, I love to hear your feedback!


Hair Care for Silver and Gray Hair

Valentine’s Day Coupon Code!

Valentine's Day coupon code from Avon.  Use code LOVE14 for 14% off your entire order.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Hope you have really fun plans!

While you’re enjoying a lovely day, pop by and shop for all your Avon beauty favorites using Code: LOVE14 to receive 14% off your entire order!

This coupon code is for today (2-13) and tomorrow (2-14-2023) only, so I hope you get in on the goodness.



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Love is in the Air!

Avon's Valentine Boutique is open!

Hooray! Can you feel the love? I hope so!

Visit Avon’s Valentine Boutique to find all kinds of goodies to treat yourself (and/or a friend or loved one!) this Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year.

Avon’s fmg Love makeup line is available all year long, so love is always in the air!

Love at 1st Lash Mascara

Colors of Love Glow Beads

Colors of Love Glow Balm Bronzing Stick

And while you’re treating yourself, remember to spread the love every day as well. Why not leave a sticky note for someone to find with a loving message? You may make someone’s day!

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And a reminder from me — You are truly appreciated!


Valentine’s Day, Love, Beauty, Makeup, Spread Love and Uplifting Messages ( 89.3 KSBJ Houston, Texas #lovethatsticks )