Anniversary Road Trippin’, Avon Style! Part II

Anniversary Road Trippin', Avon Style, Part II.  Jfay's Beauty Blog.

Hey gang! So who’s planning a fun road trip this Summer? Or two, or more road trips? It’s so fun to get out on the road and see the sites, perhaps visit a destination spot, or not. Just have fun.

When I go on a road trip, I like to feel comfortable and casual, but still look presentable, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Avon products that I use to get ready for the day’s adventure.

Now, not pictured above, and a very great and easy beginning to my makeup look is Avon’s Cashmere Compact Powder Foundation. This foundation (to me) is the complete bomb! I love this so much. I do not need a concealer or several different makeup items for a full coverage look. I just simply swipe it on, and it’s like magic to me. I put this on my eyelids too. It works as a great primer for my eyeshadow, so yeah, this is my one-stop all over face perfecter, and it is very fast and easy. Let’s get on the road! 🙂

Avon's Cashmere Compact Powder Foundation.  Swipe on, and you're ready!

It has powder in the formula, so no need to take powder with you for touch-ups. You can just slip this in your purse and go. There’s a little storage area underneath the foundation for the makeup sponge. $30.00, and worth every cent!

I decided to wear Avon’s new Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette. It went perfectly with my red and white striped shirt. You’ve seen me wear this palette before for a very dramatic look, so I thought you may like to see that it can certainly be worn very lightly too. The colors are so beautiful in this palette, and I am really happy that there is a brow highlight color in this one too. This is a Matte Eyeshadow Quad, listed on my Avon website for $11.99.

Avon Glimmer Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Bombshell.

With this being a Matte Eyeshadow palette, again, very easy to apply. I did not need a long time to put this on. Just a few swipes, and I was done. I did not want to spend a long time on my makeup, but I did want it look nice and fresh. Which, all my makeup, (except my lipstick) lasted all day without any touch-ups. I did have to reapply lipstick.

And speaking of lipstick… I went with Wild Cherry! I know, it looks very dark for a day-time trip, but applied lightly it is a gorgeous Cherry Red color.

Avon's fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

This is an Avon fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick, and this particular shade is one that they brought back. I’ve been enjoying this shade since the ’90’s. When Avon re-did their lipstick line, Wild Cherry was not part of the line-up at first, but then they brought back some of our all-time faves. So happy! This is listed on my Avon website for just $8.49. I wore this over my favorite Avon Dew Kiss Lip Balm and just added it lightly till I achieved my desired shade. This is a great shade for varying the color. Wear it light or dark and dramatic.

And for my hair. Yes, I went with curls for a road-trip, but I did not do my hair the day-of. I slept with one of those satin curler rods and just released my hair in the am, ran my fingers through my hair and then spritzed with Avon’s Chi Enviro 54 Natural Hold Hair Spray, and I was ready to go.

Chi Enviro 54 Natural Hold Hair Spray from Avon.

What? You didn’t know that Avon carried Chi products? Well, stop on by and see the whole line-up of Chi products!

This hair spray worked so well. It held my hair, but without feeling too harsh. I like my curls to look and feel flowy, but stay together. Know what I mean? My curls lasted the entire day, even on a humid day, so yay! This stuff is awesome!

And the smell…. I LOVE the smell of this hairspray. I’d wear it for a perfume. It’s a botanical hairspray, but not flowery.

$21.50 on my Avon website.

Now, as promised in my Anniversary Road Trippin, Avon Style, Part I, how about some pics of where we went?

I hinted to you that it involved an indoor sport. Did you guess what it was? Putt-Putt! There’s a new place near downtown Houston that is a modernized putt-putt place, called The Puttery. It’s all indoors, and it’s only for adults. How awesome is that? There are 3 courses on two levels, each with their own restaurant and bar area, and each with their own signature cocktails to match each course. It is so beautiful in there. We played on the Conservatory Course:

The Conservatory Course at The Puttery in Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

The Conservatory Course at The Puttery in Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Conservatory Course at The Puttery in Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Conservatory Course at The Puttery, Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Beautiful seating at The Puttery, Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Restaurant area on 2nd floor of The Puttery, Houston, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
The food is delicious at The Puttery, Houston, Tx.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

The food is delicious at The Puttery in Houston. The burger sliders were so tasty, as was the Margarita pizza. We totally enjoyed our afternoon here.

And… I do remember I mentioned to you about where to get some really delicious fried green tomatoes, didn’t I?

Here are some pics from one of our days visiting the Humble area. We visited Humble City Cafe, in the historic Pangburn Building in old town Humble for some down-home cooking.

Humble City Cafe in Humble, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Humble City Cafe in Humble, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Veggie plate from Humble City Cafe, Humble, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

See the fried green tomatoes? They’re served with ranch dressing. So crunchy, and so good!

Fried green tomatoes from Humble City Cafe.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

I hope you enjoyed sharing in our anniversary festivities via pictures here. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy some really fun Summer road trips yourself!

Johanna (Jfay)

Texas Road Trips, Houston, Home Style Food, Avon Beauty Products

Anniversary Road Trippin’, Avon Style! Part I

Summer Vibes Jewelry and Lipstick from Avon.

Hello everybody! How are you? I hope doing very well.

My sweet husband Willie and I have been celebrating our (get ready for it….) 40th wedding anniversary – OMG! I’m not old enough to be married 40 years! 🙂 But, yeah, it’s quite a milestone year for us. We weren’t quite sure what we wanted to do to celebrate, so we decided to hang out, do some shopping, take some small road trips around our area, and just generally enjoy being together, doing whatever, plus relaxing. So, that’s what we did!

And, if you’ve been following me here for any length of time, then you know that Avon goes with me everywhere I go. Whether it’s my makeup, skin care, accessories, etc., Avon is always there, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites for a couple of my around-town road tripping in the Houston, TX area, so here we go!

First up, is a brand new necklace and bracelet that were just released this past Tuesday, called the Summer Vibes Collection. I thought these were so cute. I love the mix of colors. The set I have is called Neutral, with browns, golds, white, and rust tones. There are also two more sets. One is called Cool, and the other Warm. The Cool is set in blues and greens, and the Warm is in reds and orange.

Summer Vibes Necklace in Cool.
Summer Vibes Necklace in Warm.

And I absolutely adore the matching bracelets (which are sold separately in the Bracelets category, under Jewelry. The necklaces are under Necklaces in the Jewelry Category). They are so cute!

Here’s mine:

Summer Vibes Bracelet in Neutral.

And here’s all three:

All three Summer Vibes Bracelets in Cool, Neutral, and Warm.

The top bracelet is in Cool (blues), middle bracelet is Neutral (browns), and the bottom bracelet is in Warm (reds). These are priced at $12.99 each on my Avon website, and each necklace is also $12.99. The bracelets are stretchy, so they go on very well. Mine is a bit loose, but it’s great. I wore it with another bracelet, so great for stacking, and it looks so pretty! I love the little charm and tassel too.

Now, since I was traveling pretty casual and wearing neutral toned jewelry, I decided to go with a neutral lip color. I chose Avon’s Glimmer Sating Lipstick in Morning Glory.

Avon Glimmer Satin Lipstick in Morning Glory.

Such a pretty color. This goes well dressed up or down. I wore this alone (without a lipliner) this time for just a hint of color over Avon’s Dew Kiss Lip Balm. The lipstick is listed for $8.49, and the Dew Kiss is .99. Great values, great lip care, and color.

So, where did we go? Well, I’ll share some pics with you here from our trip to Kemah Boardwalk down by Galveston Bay in Seabrook, TX!

Kemah Boardwalk, Seabrook, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Train Ride at Kemah Boardwalk, Seabrook, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Saltgrass Steak House at Kemah Boardwalk, Seabrook, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

We dined at Saltgrass Steak House with a great view overlooking Galveston Bay. Here’s some on-the-road pics. We traveled in our beloved red truck named Ruby:

Kemah, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Kemah, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.
Kemah Lighthouse District.   Seabrook, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

I hope you enjoyed this travel blog, Part I. Stay tuned for Anniversary Road Trippin’, Avon Style! Part II! Hint: Indoor sports next time, and where to get some fabulous fried green tomatoes!

One last photo to leave you with here. We did have quite the adventure traveling to and from Kemah. There were high bridges along the way. Some over the Houston Ship Channel, and this one in Kemah, with a great view of Galveston Bay.

View from bridge in Kemah, TX.  Picture by Jfays Beauty Blog.

Till next time, stay fabulous!

Johanna (Jfay)

Beauty and Travel Blog, Texas Road Trip, Kemah, TX, Kemah Boardwalk, Avon Beauty Products

My Favorite (Facial) Skin Polisher for Soft, Smooth, Beautiful Skin

Avon's Isa Knox Anew Clinical Microneedling Polisher.  It makes my skin feel velvety smooth.

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing very well!

Today I’d like to (re)share my very favorite facial skin polisher with you. Avon’s Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster Microneedling Polisher. Firstly, do not let the term “microneedling” scare you. It had me concerned at first that this may be harsh on my skin, but it’s quite the opposite. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now, and love how it smooths my skin. I actually love it first for how it feels when I’m using it. It has a gritty texture that to me feels very refreshing. I use it on my face, neck, chest, upper shoulder, and upper back areas. You do not need a lot of product per use. Just a dab, or one squeeze amount. I usually use this in the shower. It’s easier to rinse off, and I usually rinse my conditioner out of my hair after rinsing my face, since I tend to get some in my hairline.

But I tell you, right after I rinse, I can tell a huge difference in how my skin feels. It is so soft. It feels like velvet. I know I said that before about this product, and I still say it today. This is fabulous, and a definite game changer. If your skin is feeling like it needs a lift or boost – just kind of drab, I’d say give this a try. The reason why this is called Collagen Booster, as there is no collagen in this particular product, is that when used in conjunction with the Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Rejuvenating Serum Ampoule, they work together to give your skin improved elasticity. So this is the first step in the regimen. You can either just use this on it’s own to gently resurface your skin, or take it a step further and add the Collagen Booster Ampule, which I have, and I love just as much. Talk about a velvety feel to my skin. The combo is heavenly.

Avon's Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster Rejuvenating Serum Ampules for improved skin elasticity.

Here is Avon’s official description of the Anew Polisher:

A highly effective combination of gentle exfoliators polishes away dull skin cells, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of pores for a smoother, more youthful look. You’ll see radiance reignited, fine lines and wrinkles reduced and skin re-plumped…and remarkably renewed.

When used together with Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Rejuvenating Serum Ampoule, this regimen was clinically proven to significantly improve skin elasticity and firmness after 14 days with even better improvement after 28 days.

• Visibly and gently resurfaces skin in one treatment
• 97% agreed it makes skin feel dramatically smoother after just 1 week of use*
• Easy, professional at-home treatment
• Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances and mineral oil
• Hypoallergenic
• Clinically and dermatologist-tested
• Vegan

• Perlite – Helps stimulate skin’s natural healing process to support collagen production.
• Aluminum Oxide Crystals – Removes dead skin cells and clears pores for visibly smoother, luminous skin.
• Diamond Powder – Stimulates cell turnover and enhances absorption of serums and moisturizers.

Apply a thin layer to clean, wet skin and gently massage in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.
We recommend using at night, as skin could appear slightly flushed after use. Follow with Green Goddess Facial Oil to eliminate any redness. Use up to 3X per week.

And a reminder — I have very sensitive skin, and I use this with great ease.

I hope you give this a try for yourself. The price of the Isa Knox Polisher is $19.99 on my Avon website (as per Campaign 6. Campaign 7 begins tomorrow), regular price is $34.00.

Here is a link to all of Avon’s Isa Knox Anew Products.

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy,

Johanna (Jfay)

Rubies and Enduring Love; New Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette from Avon

New Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette from Avon.

Hello friends!

My current mood is definitely Rubies and Enduring Love. My sweet husband Willie and I are celebrating our 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary this year (in May). I am excited, honored, grateful, and unbelieving at the same time. For sure, where does the time go?

In our Ruby year, I have been tending toward Ruby as my color scheme as well, so when I saw Avon’s newest Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Bombshell, I was definitely in.

Such beautiful shades.

Avon Eyeshadow Palette Bombshell.

It’s been a little while since Avon’s had a Quad with a brow highlight color, so I’m really happy about having this palette. There’s a gorgeous Ruby shade, one that’s more on the red side, and a red-toned brown. They all blend together very well. This palette can be worn light and soft, or you can go bold, as I’ve chosen.

New Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette from Avon.

The Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette is $11.99, and there are also 3 other Matte Eyeshadow Quads to choose from as well. Two that are sunset colors (rusts, browns, yellows), and one in blues.

My fragrance choices to go with my Ruby look are Imari Amore, and Dreamlife. I walk into a light spritz of each. They go together very well and leave a heavenly scent all around.

Imari Amor Eau de Parfum from Avon.

Imari Amor, the ultimate expression of love, wraps you in a seductive blend of rich black currant, precious orris and warm musk. Embrace the passion. 1.7 fl. oz. 

Top: Mandarin, Black Currant, Mandarin, Green Notes, Lychee
Mid: Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Precious Orris
Dry: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Warm Musk, Amber

Dreamlife Perfume from Avon.
Dreamlife Perfume from Avon with notes of Mimosa Flower, Aspirational Rose, and Glowing Amber.

Dreamlife is a delightful and light floral aroma with Mimosa Flower, Aspirational Rose, and Glowing Amber.

Both fragrances are wonderfully beautiful on their own, I just really enjoy their fragrances together.

And to finish the look and mood, I used a combo of Eclipse and Constellation in Avon’s fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick.

I hope this post helps spark a bit of mood enhancement ideas for you too!

Johanna (Jfay)

Avon, Celebration of Love, 40th Wedding Anniversary, Enduring Love, Bombshell Eyes

Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023 is Here!

Avon's Best of Beauty 2023 is now here with awesome beauty bundles and special savings!

The Best of Beauty 2023 Event is live!! And as promised, you’re getting all the details and specials here on Jfay’s Beauty Blog! Hooray! PLUS, since you are one of my Avon Email A-Listers, I’ve just sent you 2 special coupon codes to use during this special event for your choice of a free gift. Double yay! If you’re not yet one of my Avon Email A-Listers, stick around till the end of this post and I’ll let you know how to get in on these freebies too.

Okay, so first of all, here is a link to the Campaign 6 online brochure: Best of Beauty 2023. When you visit, you will see the brochure cover. Click on the right side arrow to open the brochure to browse and shop. Upon your first click you will open up to pages 2-3. On page 3 you will see the Luxe Lashes Duo free gift offer. You will receive this 2 piece waterproof mascara and lash curler set free with any $25.00 makeup purchase from items listed on pages 4-15. This is a $24.00 value gift.

So, all you have to do is continue scrolling through the brochure pages to see all the makeup items that are eligible purchases for your free gift. No coupon code is needed, thus, when you receive the free gift codes from me, you can use one of the codes (gift of your choice) upon checkout to receive both free gift offers (1 from me, and the Luxe Lashes Duo) as the Luxe Lashes Duo will automatically be added to your order as a free gift. Got it?

I’ve sent a coupon code for a free Meadow Candle and also a coupon code for free Veilment Care Soothing and Relaxing Lavender Bar Soaps. You can only choose 1 to use with your purchase, but I like to send you at least a couple of goodies to choose your favorite from.

There are a couple of really nice beauty bundle deals going on during Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023 (along with up to 30% off lipsticks, oh yeah! Check out the Glimmer Satin Lipsticks on sale for $7.69 (reg. price $11.00 ea.).

First up is the Best of the Best 4-Piece Bundle:

Best of the Best Beauty Bundle deal from Avon.

This bundle includes:

    •   Best of Beauty Set includes: fmg Glimmer SuperShock Volumizing Mascara in Black, .338 fl. oz
    •   Birthday Balm Lip Crayon in Surprise, .01 oz. net wt.
    •   fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Moonstone, .07 fl. oz.
    •   fmg Glimmer Cream Eye Liner in Blackest Black, .01 oz. net wt.

This is a $44.00 value for just $12.99. So fabulous!

Here’s another fun bundle that I am definitely snagging for myself:

fmg Glimmer Lipliner 4-Piece Set:

The fmg Glimmer Lipliner 4-Piece Set.

This bundle includes:

    •  fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Honey Peach .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Passion Red .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Candy Apple .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Merlot .01 oz. net wt.

This is a $36.00 value for $6.99! Every color you will need this Spring and Summer. So awesome! I love using these lipliners to completely color in my lips before applying any lipstick or lip balms. It really adds extra depth of color and longer staying power to any lip color look.

Now, one thing I’d like to mention to you about scrolling through the Avon online brochure, especially if this is your first experience doing so – as you look through the pages, you’ll notice little pink shopping bags that come onto your screen. You click on those to bring up a pop-up that lets you add that item to your cart, or from the pop-up you can click to “View the Product Details”, which will take you to that product’s in-depth information page where you can also add it to your cart from there as well.

Now, if you click on the little white circle by the pink shopping bag icon, you open the Virtual Try-On Tool, in which you can virtually try on the makeup items from your phone or computer. This is such an amazing tool. Very easy and very fun to use. It looks real!

On pages 16-19, you will find all the lipstick items that are up to 30% off.

Glimmer Satin Lipstick from Avon.

I have my eye on the shade Plum Blossom from the fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick lineup. I tried the lipstick sample and love it, so I’m on the waiting list now for that. It must be popular for this Spring. It’s really pretty! (Reg. price $11.00, now on sale for $7.69.)

One last thing I’d like to mention to you is that Avon has just introduced new Matte Eyeshadow Quads to their Glimmer Eyeshadow lineup. I am totally loving their newest quad just released called Bombshell:

Avon's newest matte eyeshadow quad, Bombshell.

Such beautiful colors!

Beautiful colors in Avon's new matte eyeshadow quad called Bombshell.  Pinks and Browns:

There are 4 new palettes to choose from, and they are listed for $11.99, regular price is $15.00. I just added this and the 4-Piece Lipliner Bundle to my cart! I hope you get in on the awesomeness too!

Have fun shopping, and let me know what you get!

Oh yeah! To get signed up to be one of my Avon Email A-Listers, the easiest (and funnest) way is to enter Avon’s Stunning Spring Sweepstakes. Simply enter your info and be sure the box is clicked to receive emails from me (Johanna Bustamento), enter, and that’s it! You’ll receive Avon emails + special emails from me with offers that I set up just for you!

Talk soon!


Get Ready for Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023!

Best of Beauty 2023 coming March 15th!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing very well!

I wanted to give you a head’s-up regarding Avon’s upcoming Best of Beauty 2023 Event. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 15th (2023). We’ll be ringing in Campaign 6, and Avon is highlighting all their hottest beauty picks. Along with the Best of Beauty 2023, Avon is offering a free Luxe Lashes Duo gift ($24.00 value) with any $25.00 makeup purchase from their online brochure (pages 4-15). Don’t worry, when the brochure goes up, I’ll link you directly to the deal.

As an Avon Representative, I was privy to this special ahead of time, and here’s what I got:

Avon beauty products:  Love at First Lash Waterproof Mascara, fmg Glimmer Eyeliners, Eyelash Curler, and Birthday Balm.

I ordered 3 fmg Glimmer Eyeliners (2 browns and a blue), fmg Lipliner (not pictured) in Mauve, Birthday Balm in Surprise!, plus another Birthday Balm in Fine Wine (not pictured – for my Sister), and I received the free Luxe Lashes Duo gift consisting of Love at 1st Lash Waterproof Mascara + an Elevated Eyelash Curler. So fabulous!

Another fabulous offer during the Best of Beauty Event is a Best of the Best 4-Piece Set featuring fmg Glimmer Super Shock Volumizing Mascara, Birthday Balm Lip Crayon in Surprise!, fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Moonstone, and fmg Glimmer Eyeliner in Blackest Black. This set will be listed for $12.99, a $44.00 value. So be sure not to miss that. The Birthday Balm is listed for $10.99 by it’s lonesome, so it’s like you’re just about getting the other 3 products for free. + you’ll only be $12.01 away from your free Luxe Lashes gift set! I love it when we can bundle up on the free gift deals! PLUS — not to mention, if you’re one of my Avon email A-Listers, I’ll be sending you a coupon code for a free gift as well. I’ll be sure to do so as soon as the new Campaign drops, so you can really pile in the goodness!

And speaking of coupon codes, I hope you received the codes I sent out for our current Campaign. Free gift choices sure to get you in the mood for Spring.

If you’re not yet signed up to receive Avon emails from me, it’s easy to get in on all the fun. Click Here to enter Avon’s Garden of Beauty Sweepstakes (this link has my Rep URL), put in your info, then make sure the box is clicked to sign you up for emails from Johanna Bustamento, then click to enter, and that’s it. You’re signed up as one of my Avon Email A-Listers, and you’ve also entered the Sweeps! Sweet!

We love it when a plan comes together, right?

See you all soon with more Avon good news! Cheers!


Avon, Special Deals, Makeup, Beauty, Free Gifts, Beauty Bundles

Avon Best of Beauty 2023!  Great deals, and free gifts.

OMG! Avon’s Blush Finally Got It’s FMG Make-Over!

Avon's fmg Glimmer Powder Blush.

Hey gang! How’s everyone doing today? I hope very well!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but all of Avon’s “staple” makeup items have recently undergone a make-over. Avon’s makeup brand was called True Color, but they’ve changed that to fmg Glimmer (fmg stands for Fashion – Makeup – Glam), and the packaging has changed as well. It was all black, but now it’s a really pretty red (except for the foundation and liner products), and most makeup items arrive in a pretty red box, like the blush pictured above.

I believe the blush is the last one to finally get it’s makeover. Now, I did notice today that there is still some True Color Blush available on my Avon website. It is listed for $5.99 and they seem to be in more of the “earth”, or “earthy” tones. The new fmg Glimmer Blush colors are in more vibrant pink tones and list for $9.99. There are 3 shades to choose from: Cranberry Crush, Petal Pink, and Pink Passion (which is the one I chose, pictured above).

Here is Avon’s official description:

Get cheeky with an instant pop of color and radiant, youthful glow. Richly pigmented, weightless formula with ultra-fine pearl for added dimension and vivid payoff blends effortlessly. With skin-nourishing vitamin E for antioxidant benefits. 28.oz. net wt.

•   Silky, pressed powder hugs cheeks 
•   Creates buildable coverage and soft matte finish

•   With brush, bently apply to the apples of the cheeks and move outward in circular motions towards the temples. 
•   Without brush, use a clean ring finger to apply to the apples of the cheek with the tapping motions and blend into the skin.

•   To add more dimension, try stacking/layering two shades of blush.
•   Pair with our fmg Blush & Contour Brush for flawless application.
•   Experiment with different shades to give your skin a different type of glow. ​​​​​​

fmg Glimmer Blush in Pink Passion from Avon.

If you are in need of a blush brush, here is a link to all of Avon’s Beauty Implements on my Avon website, and here is a link to just the fmg Blush and Contour Brush.

I hope you have fun choosing your new favorite blush color for Spring! I’m really loving the fresh pinks for the season, how about you?

Talk with you again soon!


Avon Makeup, fmg Glimmer Blush, Blush Brushes

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

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!


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