Over 50 Beauty Blogger and Avon Independent Sales Representative
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Hey everyone! How are you? Are you all ready for Christmas? I juuuust about am!
I thought I’d share some yumminess with you today. Do you love home cooking? Well, I am an avid home cook, and I really enjoy making fun, easy, and nutritious foods that I call “Pretty Food”. I’ve called pretty food “Pretty Food” for many years now and it is my reference to foods that look really pretty, taste really pretty, and help keep us really pretty (inside and out). How awesome is food like that?
To me, food is the main and basic building block to beauty. Eating foods that help keep us looking and feeling great is very important. So, I’ve decided to add a new category here on my beauty blog, called, (what else…) Pretty Food! Yay! I’ll share with you some of my favorite home cooked goodies that definitely check all the boxes required for me to call it a Pretty Food. 🙂
I like to take some of our (Hubby and my) all-time favorites and give them a bit of a healthier twist. To me, eating healthy (er) doesn’t mean having to eat bland food. Not in the least. I still want my taste buds to jump for joy while my body is very happy to receive what I am gifting it.
So… first up, is a little Naan pizza with fresh spinach that I put together for us to enjoy. I love making Naan pizzas. They are so fun, so fast, and they can be really nutritious.
For this one I used extra virgin olive oil to coat the top of the garlic Naan bread. I then sprinkled a little garlic powder on top of that – I know, a lot of garlic since I began with a garlic Naan bread, but that’s how we roll over here. 🙂 I then used a tri-blend of shredded hard Italian cheeses. My favorite consists of Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago cheeses. On top of that I added some diced Canadian bacon, sliced Campari tomatoes, and some fresh spinach. I then sprinkled all that with a bit more cheese. This time an Italian shredded cheese blend with softer cheeses, including Mozzarella, to top it off.
Baked it on 350 till it was melty, and it was done! Easy-Peasy!
I added a fresh greens salad mix drizzled with our favorite Italian dressing, and dinner was done. Look how pretty, with all the bright green and red. I thought it turned out quite festive, actually, for a great holiday-time quick and easy meal, and boy, was it delicious! I’ll definitely be making these again very soon.
I hope you enjoyed my first installment for the new Pretty Food Category, and I look forward to sharing much more with you.
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Having an issue with down-turned lip lines? Let’s see if we can work a little makeup “magic” to help camouflage, or at least deter that feature from being a head-lining act. What do you say?
Having down-turned lips and lip-lines can occur at any age, and may be the beautiful way God created you, so there’s nothing to feel badly about. But, we do have a few tools in our kit, so to speak, to help our down-turned lips not look like a big frown when we’re wanting to wear bright lipsticks out on the town.
So, let’s go!
We’ll begin with our prep:
Step 1 – Moisturize those gorgeous lips! I’m using Avon’s Moisture Therapy Lip Treatment. It’s perfect to keep my lips moist without being greasy, so I can wear it underneath my lipstick.
Step 2 – You’ll want to have some liquid concealer, preferably with a wand. I’m using Avon’s Cashmere Complexion Longwear Concealer in Cheesecake. This has a soft focus matte finish, and is also water resistant.
Step 3 – Simply draw upward with your concealer wand along the outside corner of your lips. We’re looking to help cancel out that downward look of our natural lip line.
Step 4 – Use a slightly damp makeup sponge to blend. I already had on my foundation, so this is done atop your already-in-place foundation makeup. You can set this with powder after application.
Next, let’s apply our lip color products:
Step 1 – You’ll need your favorite lip lining pencil. For this look, I’m using Avon’s Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Currant.
Step 2 – And this is where some of the magic comes in. I am lining my lips all the way to the (inner) corners, but rather than following my natural lip line to the outermost corner, I am going to move inward a bit, and not stay right on my natural outer lip line (in the corner areas – top and bottom). If I were to follow my natural lip line to the outer edges, my lips would appear to be even more drastically down-turned, kind of like a clown’s frown. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to not lining right on the outer ridge of your natural lip line, but you’ll get it! And I always like to fill in my lips with my liner. It helps with color depth and a longer wearing lipstick.
Step 3 – Choose your favorite lipstick! You do not have to be afraid of going dark and dramatic now. We’re keeping those lips looking more upturned now. I’m going all out wearing Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Candy Red.
Step 4 – Apply your lipstick within the lines of your lipliner. Be careful at the corners not to go all the way to the very outer corner area.
And you’re ready to go! Woo Hoo! Have fun!
But before I let you go, I’ll share my very favorite and top, top, top #1 tip to help down-turned lips: S-M-I-L-E!!
That works every time!
Till next time, stay fabulous, follow your joy, and always smile!
Hello everyone! How are you doing? I hope you’re enjoying your Holiday Season.
And while you’re enjoying your Holiday Season, I wanted to remind you to be sure to treat yourself. I know a lot of you are probably busy getting things all set for everyone else in your life, but make sure to take time to say Merry Christmas to you.
Perhaps treat yourself to a spa day if that’s what you enjoy. Or maybe a new do or makeover, or a little present just for you.
Do something for you that makes you happy, especially this year ladies.
I wanted to share with you, that in taking my own advice, I decided to treat myself to an upgrade for my Pixie Hair Do, and also treat myself to a gift of beauty. Nothing like a new do and beauty products to make me feel awesome!
I was chatting with my Hair Stylist, Whitney, about when I transformed my hair from the Bob Hairstyle that I used to wear (when I dyed my hair) to my now grown-out natural hair color and Pixie Hair Cut. It felt so great to take the leap and try something new. Whitney told me that you wouldn’t believe the number of women that come in and say that they really like a certain type of style or cut, but felt they were too “this or that” to pull it off. I say, “Go for it!”. Don’t be afraid to try something new. You may really like it!
Here’s a before and after pic of me. I’ve shared this previously here on my blog, but it’s been a while, so I thought I’d show you the transformation again for inspiration.
It really did a world of good for me! I fell in love with Pixie Cuts when Katy Perry was sporting one, but was a bit timid about going that short. I’m so glad I did. The inner me knew that this was for me. I’m still working on my look, changing things up here and there in my style. But I love it so much, and am now getting Pixie Undercut Styles – Wooo! I’ll be turning 56 in January, so hey! It does not matter what your numerical age is, werk it girlfriend!
AND — my next Christmas gift to myself was an Avon A-Box. You may remember seeing this one just a little while back. I sent everyone a coupon code offer to receive this beauty for free. Check it out —
The Avon A-Boxes are so fabulous. They are each filled with makeup and skincare goodies. Some of the beauty products are full-sized and some are travel or trial sized. My Spring Fling A-Box has Peony Rose Perfume (smells soooo pretty!), Lipstick, Lip Liner, and Anew Power Serum. What a treat and great gift to myself. I am really going to enjoy this.
Now, even though the time has expired to get a Spring Fling A-Box for yourself…. I know…. BUT — there is a new A-Box — Hooray!!
The Face the Day A-Box is a $37.00 value set, but you can snag it for only $10.00 with any $40.00 purchase! How awesome is that?
Includes: • fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Diamond Dust, .07 fl. oz. • Avon True Color Lipstick in Candy Red, .106 oz net wt. • The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Cica Recovery Cream, .34 fl. oz. • Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum, .23 fl. oz.
This is a great gift to give yourself. Just think, when you’re shopping for someone else, you can snag this great goodie just for you! You have till this coming Tuesday, December 15th to order with Standard Delivery in time for Christmas, so I hope you get one for yourself.
And the Candy Red Lipstick? I definitely love it — it’s what I’m wearing in my new pic!
Avon releases a new A-Box every campaign, which is every 2 weeks, so you’ll want to be sure to be in-the-know when these cuties arrive. You can always purchase them at full price, or when you add them to your cart they are automatically just $10.00 when your other purchase amount is $40.00 or more.
Also, you may like to sign up for my email subscription list (Sign up on my Avon Website) so that you will not miss out on any freebies like the Spring Fling A-Box. That was a good one!
Okay gang, I hope this post has given you some inspiration, a nudge to treat yourself, break out of your comfort zone sometimes, and take a chance on something fresh and new. Merry Christmas to you!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Do you still have gifts to get? No worries. Avon’s got you covered! There’s still time to order online and have everything shipped directly to you.
Here is Avon’s Holiday Shipping Schedule:
And can you believe we are back to Campaign 1? Yep. Another year of Campaigns have flown by. But what fun each of them have been. I’ve really enjoyed all the new products that have been released this year. I certainly hope you have too! I’m looking forward to all the goodies and goodness that 2021 will bring. Finger’s crossed for a FABULOUS New Year coming up!
Here is the cover of our brand spanking new Campaign 1!
And if you’re looking to shop online this year, well, I have some fun goodies to share with you. Yay!
There is so much to enjoy browsing Avon’s new Christmas Brochure. We are now in Campaign 26 – belif in miracles – gifts that make your holiday wishes come true. You’re going to enjoy all the fabulous (and affordable) offerings. And since there is so much to view and choose from, I went through and picked out a few of my definite faves, you know, in case you’re shopping for me!
I love you and I love this gorgeous genuine Garnet Jewelry Set.
Think that will work? Haha! But I really do love this set. If you’re looking for fine jewelry to gift this year, these are gorgeous genuine Garnet and .925 sterling silver. The Garnet necklace stone is 1 1/2 carats, the Garnet ring is 1 carat, and the Garnet earrings are each 1 1/2 carats. Each piece is sold separately, making it easy to choose your favorite(s).
Another fine jewelry trio that caught my eye is Avon’s Sterling Silver CZ Winter Flower Jewelry Collection.
How beautiful are those? Again, each is sold separately. You can choose the Sterling Silver CZ Winter Flower Necklace, Ring, or Earrings, or mix and match.
Avon’s just released a romantic floral fragrance, LYRD Bouquet De Freesia.
This smells very beautiful. It is a blend of sweet freesia, tulip, and warm amber.
The Glam Eyes Trio includes Black Mascara and Eye Liner, plus your choice of Liquid Eyeshadow. There are 9 Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow shades to choose from. This set is a $30.00 value, on special for $16.50. That’s fabulous!
And check out the Pout Perfection 2-Piece Set:
This set includes a Beyond Color Lip Conditioner and an Avon True Color Lipstick (shade of your choice). This is a $22.00 value set, on special for $11.00. It’s pretty much buy one get one free. There are 15 lipstick shades to choose from. You could get 1 set for every lady on your list plus one for yourself!
A great hint for you when you’re checking out the Avon Brochure online – Check all the special little insert brochures that you can see peeking out from behind the main brochure. There are always little hidden “gems” in these sometimes overlooked booklets. Click Here to see what I’m talking about.
You can also shop the new Christmas Brochure Digitally – Click Here.
Here is a link directly to Avon’s Holiday Gift Guide. You will find gift ideas by price point, like gifts under $15.00, gifts under $25.00, etc., plus gift ideas by category. Makes it fun and easy to find what you’re looking for.
I hope you enjoy looking through all the goodies, and find something for all the guys and gals on your list, including you!
They say it’s not nice to show off, but when I’m showing off something that you can also get for yourself, I suppose it’s alright. What do you think?
Well, I’m going to show you anyway! Haha! You probably know by now that I’m a stinker.
I’ve recently become obsessed with pins (or brooches). I’ve never really worn them a lot before. My Mom used to wear pins and brooches all the time. I actually have one that she gave me, probably from the 1950’s or 60’s. I remember it from my childhood. It was one of her favorites.
But anyway… I also love stars, so when I saw this Iconic Pin that Avon introduced as part of their 134th Anniversary/Christmas celebration jewelry lineup, I knew that I must have one.
It is so pretty. The pictures I took do not do it enough justice. It’s really shiny.
Here is Avon’s official description:
CELEBRATING BEAUTY SINCE 1886 Enjoy a unique collection of products inspired by the rich heritage of a company that began its groundbreaking approach to beauty 134 years ago. The legacy continues with our exclusive anniversary-inspired jewelry pieces presented in Avon’s iconic designs. Unique statement pieces with the look of stones set in goldtone.
FEATURES • Collector’s pin • Inscribed with ‘Avon 2020’ on the back • 1 ¾” diam. • Starburst-shaped pin
MATERIALS • Goldtone plating
I love that it is a Collector’s pin. And it does have Avon 2020 inscribed on the back. Take a look:
I know I will enjoy this for years to come.
You can also enjoy this Collector’s pin for yourself. This lists for $22.99, but on my website it is $16.99. You can’t beat that for a collector’s item. It comes in a nice gift box (as shown in the pictures), so it is a really nice gift idea as well.
Here’s a direct link for you so you can check it out. Let me know if you snag one for yourself.
Merry Christmas shopping!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative
Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tomorrow is Cyber Monday! Hooray! That means some really special and awesome beauty deals for you!
First up is a Free Shipping Offer on all orders $40+
Just use the code: AVONCYBER20 at checkout to receive Free Shipping!
Next up are 2 Free Beauty Bundles:
There are 2 Beauty Bundles for you to choose from for Free with your purchase of $60+, and that includes Free Shipping (my treat!). Use code: MAKEUP to receive the 6-Piece Makeup Set ($56.00 value), or code: SKIN to receive the 6-Piece Skin Care Set ($93.00 value).
I will post the product descriptions below for each bundle, but first, an even BIGGER freebie bundle deal:
You get a choice of the same 2 Beauty Bundle Deals to choose from as the $60+ purchase, but with a $120+ purchase you also receive a Chi Hair Care Set ($25.00 value). Again, use code: MAKEUP for the Makeup Set, or code: SKIN for the Skin Care Set. Free Shipping is also included (my treat!).
Here are the product descriptions for each set:
There’s a WHOLE LOTTA beauty goodness in these free sets!
I sure hope you snag some of this for yourself.
Here is Avon’s Holiday Shopping Schedule for you as well, so that you make sure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas:
So pretty much, you have till December 15 to shop in leisure for your Christmas gifts to arrive in plenty of time. After that, you’ll be needing expedited shipping for rush deliveries.
So don’t hang on to your Reindeers too tight there, and go ahead and get your shopping done early and snag some wonderful gifts + Free Shipping while you’re at it! I knew you were smart!
Shopping the Avon Brochure online is really fun and easy. Just simply click on the book cover to view. Use the page arrows to turn and scroll through the pages. Find an item you like? Click the item to get more information and add to your shopping bag.
There’s so much magic to discover and explore this year. Fun and adorable Christmas decor,
tons of Christmas gift ideas,
for her and him,
and just so much more, like fragrance gift sets, stocking stuffers, makeup, cozy holiday pajamas and slippers. Come on by and see for yourself!
Have fun, and happy Holiday shopping!
Remember, when you purchase $60+, you receive free shipping, my treat!