I am finding myself more and more, eating and drinking for my body’s health and inner beauty.
I chose all the ingredients for my daily tea due to each one’s well-known health benefits. Some of these benefits include cardiovascular and blood health (helps with stamina, endurance, and energy), as well as containing cell preserving antioxidants.
This is very easy to make, tastes really delicious, and I love that it is very healthy for me.
First of course, boil some water (enough to steep 2 tea bags). Once the water has boiled, I take my pan from the burner and drizzle in a little honey. I then add the tea bags; one hibiscus tea bag, and one green tea bag. In my cup or glass, I add 1 teaspoon of beet juice powder before pouring in the steeped tea, stir well, and then top with more water. Using 2 tea bags = enough for 2 cups or glasses of tea. This can be served hot or cold.
I hope you give this a try for yourself.
Cheers to great health!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader
Tomorrow night, Avon will be hosting a live shopping event featuring their new at-home teeth whitening products. It will be hosted by Avon Product Experts Jonathan Flores-Deleon and Griselda Fernanadez.
Avon now has at-home teeth whitening products like whitening kits, toothpaste, a teeth-whitening pen, and and instant whitening LED Light System.
When you pre-register (Click Here), you are eligible for the giveaways during the event that are worth over $500.00. There will also be exclusive offers for attendees, and free shipping provided by Avon on all orders $60+ during the event.
I hope you’ll join in the fun and goodies.
The link I have provided registers you as my guest. If you are asked for a Representative ID, mine is mybeauty, and my name is Johanna Bustamento.
Enjoy! I hope you snag some great teeth-whitening products and win one of the giveaways! Yay!
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you’re all set for a fabulous weekend!
I wanted to pop by and share something fun and new with you from Avon. Essential Oils! Hooray!
They have roll-on Essential Oils and also Essential Oils that you put in their new diffuser. How cool is that?
Avon is harnessing the powers of Pure Essential Oils such as Lavender, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lemon Peel, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Sweet Almond Oil to create special Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends like: Focus (Helps boost alertness and concentration), Head-Aid (Helps soothe your mind), De-Stress (Like Yoga in a bottle, it helps calm you), Sweet Dreams (Create a serene environment for restful thoughts), and Happiness (Infuse the air with joy and exhilaration).
There are definitely a few that I am wanting to try!
Here’s a link to the new Avon Pure Essential Oils Page so you can have a look around and see what sounds great to you.
Ever had one of those days – or weeks? You can see that I certainly have. I am now on the road to recovery, thank goodness, but it’s been a very trying time for your ol’ Jfay here. I caught some type of bug on a recent road trip and it really took it’s toll on me. But in my always fighting fashion, as soon as I was feeling a bit better, and took a look at myself, I was like, “You need to pull yourself together, girlfriend!”. No doubt….
And you know what? It made me feel better. There’s just something about pulling it together and getting made up that changes my whole demeanor. How about you? No matter the situation – getting over an illness, inclement weather days, lock-downs, just whatever. When I’m feeling low, and looking even lower, it’s always great to take some time to pep myself up.
Once I made up my mind that I was ready to pull myself together, I first began with my skin. I of course was able to still wash and moisturize (barely..), but I used my Isa Knox Polisher and Collagen Booster Serum Ampules the night before to help my skin look better. I love this stuff so much. You’ll have to check out my blog post about this dynamic duo.
So, now time to get all prettied up! After washing my face, I then moisturized with my favorite moisturizer Physiogel Moisture Therapy, and knew that my skin was going to need some help in the brightness department, so I also applied VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh for a bit of luster and more healthy radiance.
Next to foundation:
As you can see, I love my Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation. I first apply it with a damp sponge for full coverage, and then I go back over it with the dry sponge that comes with the compact to set and finish. It works just like a foundation (damp) and a setting powder (dry). There is great coverage without looking cakey or overly made up. There, already looking better. I use the C110 Cheesecake shade.
Okay! Let’s get something going on with those eyes.
Now let’s really add some color back to my face, beginning with some eyeshadow. I have to have eyeshadow.
Looks like I jumped ahead a step and put on some blusher first. I’ll show you that in just a minute.
But for my eyes, I chose the Avon Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Qaud in Purple Haze. There are 10 Quads to chose from, and they’re curated in shades that go very well together for easy application. I thought a pop of purple would go well with my shirt, and I like wearing a dark gray right around my eye to help accentuate my brown eyes.
Let’s put some color on those lips!
I chose to wear Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush which is very very pretty, but a little bright for the pink in my shirt, so I topped that with Avon True Color Lipstick in Frostiest Mauve. Perfect! The True Color Lipsticks are on Final Sale it looks like. So if you’d like to get some Frostiest Mauve for yourself, better get it while it’s still available. Avon is adding a lot of new lipstick formulas, which is very exciting, but I’ll miss some of my favorites.
The True Love Multi Palette is so cute and filled with 4 shimmery colors that can be used on both your cheeks and eyes. I wanted to try it out on my cheeks. I just kind of swirled the colors together and applied to my cheeks, forehead, and around my lower chin area. I really like the way it made my skin look more luminous, and certainly like I had healthy color back in my face. I’m really pleased with it, and glad I got myself this palette. I do not know how long it will be around since it was just released with the Valentine’s goodies, so if you’re interested you may want to snag one now while you can.
And my MOST favorite mascara – Love at First Lash. I couldn’t do without this. It really makes my lashes stand out with little effort on my part. I do not like to curl my lashes, and the Love at First Lash Mascara doesn’t seem to care. It does it’s job and makes my lashes stand out with just one coat. Two coats are really popping.
And here I am — feeling (and hopefully looking) like myself again.
It truly is amazing – the power of skincare and makeup.
Everything I use now for my skincare and makeup is Avon. I am not only a Representative, but a very devoted customer. Since going in all Avon, I really feel that it has been very transformative to me, for both my skin and my looks.
I love the ease at which I can use my Avon cosmetics and makeup. I like to look great, but not have to take 10 hours to get ready with so many layers, steps, and such. Know what I mean? Simple, easy, and very fine products.
Okay gang, I’m off for now. Hoping to feel better and better every day now. And this little skincare and makeup boost was just what I needed to help me go further in that direction.
I hope you take time to fix yourself up and feel fabulous too, no matter what the situation. It’s great therapy! Hey, there ya go – Beauty Therapy!
That’s exactly what I told myself while looking in the mirror a while back.
Hey everyone! How are you? Excited to get back to work? I know I am! I had fun over the holiday, but have been eager to get back to my fun stuff here.
But yeah, I had to have that conversation with myself. We all know that immobility leads to sagging, and that includes our faces. I know that for me, I’ve always loved exercising, but recently, with the changes going on within me due to menopause, I sometimes do not have the motivation I used to, to get myself moving. BUT, after that OMG moment looking in the mirror, I found anewed motivation. I have also been inspired by others my age to get my exercise bike back out, and get myself toned up. So yay! I hope I can also help inspire someone else out there that may need a friendly push to keep on workin’ it, even when you may not feel that into it.
So, let’s get going on exercising that gorgeous face. You know what they say, move it or lose it!
Here are a few of my favorite exercises to do daily. And as with most things that I do, I love to multi-task, so some of these will also exercise your neck and arms at the same time.
The first one I like to do, kind of like a warm-up, is very simple. You can do this exercise, and all of them really, either sitting down or standing up, and I like to sometimes do these while riding my exercise bike.
I do not have names for these exercises, so for this one I’ll call the O-E Exercise. This is for your cheeks as well.
First purse your lips into an exaggerated “O” shape:
Then change to a very wide “E” shape:
I know this looks funny! Haha! But I can really feel the muscles in my face and neck area being stretched and exercised when I do this. I do this exercise about 12 times. And with it looking so funny, it may also lift your spirits and make you laugh – or make others laugh!
The next exercise I like to do is for my neck area. It’s basically opening and closing your mouth, but while stretching your neck upwards.
Just stretch your neck upwards and pull your bottom lip up. I can really feel my neck muscles being worked with this one.
I’ve always heard that a woman’s neck shows her age, so yeah, get those neck exercises in with your facial exercises.
The great thing about these exercises is that they’re not strenuous and you can do them anytime, and practically anywhere, and they do not take a lot of time. So, no excuses Jfay!
Okay, let’s get some more physical action going – not strenuous, just more active.
Let’s stretch those arms out…
S t r e t c h from side to side. Slowly… Really stretch your neck while you’re doing this, from one side to the other. You will feel those side neck muscles getting worked out with this one. I’m hoping this one will help with the side jowls as well, because I can feel it pulling my muscles all the way up to my chin area. I sometimes add an extra stretch to this one for my face by opening and closing my mouth while in this position. I can really feel it in my chin area then. Kind of a side mouth stretch. This helps get the blood flowing too.
Now, I’m going to stretch up and down.
Stretch those arms up to the ceiling, and your head up as well, with your neck stretched.
Then bring it all down.
Having fun yet?
No.. don’t look up! Haha! Although, that could be another angle to stretch from. 🙂 But, I basically go straight up and down like this several times. It exercises my neck and the back of my upper arms (which can always use the exercise, if you know what I mean.).
So, there you have it! Those, for right now, are my favorite easy go-to daily face, neck, and upper arm exercises. I may add more to my routine later, but I am enjoying doing these, and have been able to fit them into my schedule easily. Plus my bike riding! I’m very proud of myself for making sure to ride my bike as well, practically every day. I’ve had to miss a few days during the holiday, but that’s not too bad. I’ve been riding a mile, a mile and a half, and sometimes 2 miles a day now. Hooray!
Another thing I wanted to mention to you about keeping that gorgeous face and neck look fabulous and youthful, is to also try to make moisturizing a daily habit as well. It can be very simple and not take much time to do, especially with this new line of moisturizers I’m about to show you. Which, I did a blog post just a while back about Physiogel. I love this so much, and it is now my favorite moisturizer.
I cannot laud this nearly enough. It is so fabulous. This humble looking moisturizer is designed to repair, restore, and hydrate your skin. It is made for dry, sensitive skin, and feels so wonderful.
Here’s what Avon has to say about Physiogel:
Our Physiogel BioMimic Technology contains lipids that are similar to those found naturally in skin that help repair and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, restoring the hydration your skin needs to stay strong and visibly healthy.
I use this on my face and neck twice daily. It smooths into my skin quickly and does not leave any greasy residue, so it’s perfect under makeup as well.
Avon has a full line of this product. For your face, your body, and for facial cleansing. Here’s a link for you to read more about it, and see all the products in this line. And with our new Campaign 2 right now, you will receive a free gift of a trial size facial cream with any Physiogel purchase. I’ll be getting mine for sure! Here’s a link to the new Brochure’s Physiogel page 1. Just click the side arrow to browse the pages.
And there you have it – some of my very favorite self care tips for my face and neck area. I hope this helps get you inspired and motivated too. Always take time for you, and take good care of yourself. It’s never too late (or early) to begin a great skincare and exercise regimen.
If you give Physiogel a try, let me know how you like (I mean, love) it!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Well… Let me share a little with you from my recent discovery journey, and also share a bit about myself. I am curious by nature, I love to learn new things, and I also love the use of natural/healthy ingredients in any and every thing as much as possible.
With that said, you can probably figure out why I was curious about Avon’s new toothpastes that are not using fluoride. I have heard and read that fluoride is not really the best thing for us, but what else are they going to put in toothpastes to strengthen and remineralize our teeth?
Well, I found out, kind of accidentally. But I’m certainly glad I did.
Here’s the Avon Perioe toothpaste that started my quest.
Okay — you’re probably like, well, this is a honey toothpaste, and that is a shocker too, right?
Right! That’s what fascinated me so much about it from the get-go. This toothpaste’s ingredients include royal jelly and Australian propolis extract, known for nourishment and soothing properties. So I was like, yay! This sounds fabulous and I’m going to try it. Which I did. And I love it. I’ve been telling my Husband for 2 weeks now that my teeth feel better. I have really sensitive teeth and a lot of times my teeth will hurt when I only touch them with my toothbrush before I brush – even with sensitive toothpastes. So when I saw that this had nourishing and soothing properties, that’s what sold me right away. And it is very soothing. I actually look forward to brushing my teeth now. It has a very mild mint flavor with a backnote of honey.
So, I thought well, before I blog about this amazing toothpaste that I’m enjoying so much, I’d better find out what it uses to strengthen teeth since it does not contain fluoride.
There in the ingredients it says: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Extract). I thought well, perhaps that’s for flavor? But oh no… It strengthens and re-mineralizes your teeth! How fabulous is that?
I’ve been doing my own research on this, and I have to say that this is not a claim by or from Avon. Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Extract) is an ingredient that is used in their (Perioe) toothpaste and I’ve done my own research into the “why” they used this instead of fluoride.
Is cacao truly as the Maya believed, a “Gift from God?”
Well, Theobromine literally means, “Food of the Gods” so go figure!
More research shows that theobromine, is far better for your teeth than your average toothpaste that contains fluoride.
So there you have it, and along with the amazing benefits of propolis and royal jelly. Here is a blurb from Dentistrywithaheart.com regarding propolis for dental use.
First, it kills oral bacteria and prevents them from thriving. Second, it makes it harder for oral bacteria to form plaque, which sticks to the teeth and increases the potency of acid attack on enamel.
I hope this post has interested you as much as it has me in what we’re using to clean our teeth.
UPDATE! The Silky Vanilla Antibacterial Hand Gel is now back in stock! Be quick, before they sell out again. $3.99 each, limit 3 per customer.
Hand Sanitzers are back – well, were back. They were back and sold out fast, but Avon is definitely making more, so now is the time to get on the Waitlist to make sure you get yours. They are saying the hand sanitizer gels they should be available again by Campaign 13 – C13 begins May 27th.
There is a limit of 3 per customer, and I believe that is a limit of 3 per product. There are 2 Senses hand gels that are due to be released very soon.
Fresh Cucumber & Melon, and Vanilla. These Antibacterial Hand Gels kill 99.99% of bacteria in 15 seconds. Just wet your hands thoroughly with the product and allow to dry without wiping. These are great to take with you on the go.
Avon has really amped up their Body Defense, Self Care, and Home Essential products, and you can now find everything you need easily and comfortably from your home and have it all shipped directly to you.
You can find hard-to-find items such as face masks (both disposable and cotton), gloves, hand santizers, hand wash, kitchen cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, hair color, root touch-up, deet-free Bug Guard, moisturizers, toothpaste, and on and on.
You can stop by and visit anytime – Click here for the Self Care Category. All items are listed in easy to find Sub-Categories so that you can quickly find what you’re looking for.
Happy self-care, and I do hope you are taking great care of yourself and staying safe.
I say, would you care for a spot of Earl Grey – Tooth Balm? Yes, that’s what I said, Earl Grey and Mint Tooth Balm.
I promised you some fun dental care items, didn’t I?
As soon as I saw these in Avon’s What’s New Representative Preview Book, I knew I had to give them a try. How cool do these look?
But first, a little background info for you on the Perioe brand and what it’s all about. The Perioe Toothpaste band was launched in 1981 by LG — the new parent company of Avon, so this is an LG product. The Perioe brand was named so because of the word periodontal and the main focus of the brand is to help maintain oral health beyond just the teeth. Each of their products has a special function that takes into consideration one’s overall oral care. (Source: Korea.net) They are also lauded for using natural ingredients.
One of the coolest things about these particular Perioe Tooth Balms offered through Avon is that they are – Ahem… flavored by professional perfumers, thank you very much. Fancy, schmancy. There are 3 flavor choices for you: Lemon Basil Mint, Earl Grey Tea Mint, and Eucalyptus Mint (with activated charcoal).
I of course chose the Earl Grey Mint to try first. It was a tough decision between that and the Lemon Basil.
As you can see from my photo, the tooth balm does arrived sealed under the cap.
Here is Avon’s formal description:
Enjoy your aah moment of zen with this Earl Grey tea and mint-flavored tooth balm, flavored by professional perfumers. It’s not a paste…it’s a luxurious balm for teeth. Lusciously textured with rich flavor and a sparkling fresh aftertaste. Not to mention, the phosphate formula will make your smile super bright. Fluoride-free, cruelty-free and paraben-free for your green and healthy life. 3.5 oz. net wt. Want more flavors? Brush up with Perioe Tooth Balm Toothpaste in Charcoal Eucalyptus Mint and Lemon Basil Mint.
FEATURES • Phosphate formula makes your smile super bright • Vintage-inspired design • Flouride-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free
And it does taste really good! At first I got the mint – not an overpowering mint – but nice and fresh. The more I brushed, the more the Earl Grey tea flavor came forward. It is like a nice herbal flavor. Quite different from the ordinary.
Now, I know you caught a glimpse of those cute toothbrushes, didn’t you? Not to worry, I wasn’t going to leave them out.
Can you spot something different about these toothbrushes? Look at the bristles. They are all going horizontally. This allows you to floss between your teeth as you’re brushing. Brilliant!
Did you also notice that these come 2 to a pack? I’m taking the red and white for me, and giving the black and white one to my Hubby to use. I really enjoyed using this toothbrush. The brush bristles are nice and soft, so they were very easy on my gums. I was able to reach way to the back of my mouth easily as it is a short headed brush. It has a nice width, so I felt like I got good coverage on all my teeth, and of course it was great for my front teeth (gotta shine that smile) with the layout of the bristles.
These are listed at $7.00 for a two-pack of Tooth Balm Brushes. The Tooth Balms are also listed at $7.00 each. Here is a link to the Tooth Balm lineup. Scroll down a bit on this page and you’ll find some other Perioe brand oral products – Himalaya Pink Salt Toothpaste and Toothbrushes.
Okay gang! I hope enjoyed today’s blog post with all the fancy tooth balms and horizontal tooth balm brushes, and that you’ll treat yourself and give these a try. These look really cool on the sink area too. Gives you and your bathroom a fun spruce-up!
I’ll be back with more Avon goodness soon. I hope you enjoy your weekend!
I hope you’re keeping your spirits up and feeling awesome.
Thought I’d share a bit of information with you that I’ve blogged about previously. Did you know that Avon puts safety seals on many of their personal care products?
I just received this hand cream so I wanted to take a picture and show you that they are sealing even the tiny opening on this tube of lotion. It’s so awesome. I am a self proclaimed germaphobe, so this is something that had already caught my favor, but even more so now during all this stuff going on.
And two more pluses, you do not have to leave your home to shop for your beauty and self-care needs, and no one else has handled your items or tried them while they were out in the open, sitting on a shelf at a store. Everything is fresh and new and un-tampered with, just for you, delivered directly to you from a safe environment. Hey wait, that’s more than two more pluses! Well, the more pluses in your favor, the better. We can all use more favors shining our way these days.
And speaking of favors shining our way – Campaign 9 is launching! Hooray! Wait till you see all the goodies in this one –
I have a lot of fun stuff to share with you in this Campaign!
With all that’s going on, I am determined to look forward to the future with much positivity and share goodness with you that will hopefully help elevate your spirits, and products for your self care and beauty which will also hopefully help you feel really good and pampered and well, just fabulous!
Much love to you all. We’ll get through all this. I’m going to look forward to Mother’s Day and my 37th wedding anniversary that’s coming up in May. Looks like we’ll be celebrating my Son’s 29th birthday which is coming up in April – in May. So I’ll focus on a big celebration and begin making plans for get-togethers to help keep my mind off of the negative, and be grateful for all the good that is actually still going on right now, and all the celebrations just right up the road, and getting to see my family again. My 2 year old Grandson will probably be 5 feet tall by the time I get to see him – Haha! Nahhhhh…. it won’t be that long!
Take care and I’ll be back very soon with new products to share with you, like loads of gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts and a new perfume. Schmells sooooo good!!
Hello everyone! I hope you and your families are staying safe and finding fun things to do together.
We are all now very aware that being safe in today’s climate means trying to not go out for needed items as much as possible, and now that Avon is resuming their shipping tomorrow, March 26th, you can safely shop for all your personal need items online, which is so wonderful. I know that for me, I like to take my time shopping for my personal need products. I look at the selections, compare each variety, read the labels, etc., and right now when shopping in public, it’s kind of like, let’s get what we need and get out of here as fast as possible. But no worries for you now, browse at your leisure. Find the perfect hygiene and beauty products for you and your family, and do so from the safety of your own home, and all your personal/hygiene/beauty products will be shipped safely and directly to your front doorstep. (See Avon’s safety statements below.)
With this fabulous shipping news, Avon is giving us some updates that I’d like to share with you.
Here are some statements from Avon:
AVON SHIPPING UPDATE
Good news! In compliance with the Ohio DOH Order and CDC guidelines, our Ohio distribution center will reopen on Thursday, March 26.
Submitted orders are already in a queue and will be processed in the order they were received.
We are committed to the health and safety of our customers, Representatives and associates. Please know that we will take extra precaution in following CDC guidelines in our distribution center to ensure a safe and clean environment for our staff and for the packages we ship.
As always, please continue to take care of yourself and one another.
Avon is also addressing questions regarding shipping timeliness, safety, and how orders will now be handled. Here are a few Q&A’s for you:
What happens with orders that were placed Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the Ohio distribution center closing?
All orders placed Friday, Saturday & Sunday will be shipped once the distribution center reopens and resumes shipping on March 26, 2020.
Will orders be placed in a queue to process when the distribution center re-opens or will it be random?
Yes, orders that have already been placed are in a queue and orders will be processed in the order of the day they were placed. For example, orders placed on Monday will be processed before orders placed on Tuesday.
Can my customers still place orders on youravon.com/mybeauty?
Yes! Your customers can still place orders on your website, and will ship when the distribution center reopens, expected March 26th, based on received date. Customers will be notified of any delays upon checkout.
When will customers be billed for orders placed on my website?
Customers will not be charged until the order ships. However, credit card companies usually place a temporary hold on the amount, but policies can vary. Please refer to your credit card company’s policy.
Are we doing extra cleaning in Avon facilities?
All Avon facilities are implementing extra precautions to keep our associates and Representatives safe during this critical time. All manufacturers of products distributed by Avon are compliant with cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices, meaning all personnel involved with manufacturing the product wear appropriate personal protective equipment. In addition, the coronavirus is transmitted through close individual contact, and there is no evidence of transmission from the start of manufacturing through the distribution of personal care products. We are closely monitoring the situation around the world and will adjust our practices accordingly if new information becomes available.
Are we aware of what UPS is doing to ensure they don’t transmit the virus on packages?
I hope that this information has been very helpful to you and that Avon’s response brings a bit of hope and sunshine into your day knowing that you can still rely on them for your personal and beauty routine items. You can shop for all your Bath and Body products, Oral Hygiene products, Foot Care products, Kids Hygiene products, Undergarments, Hair Care products, Skin Moisturizing products, not to mention all your Makeup needs, and much more.
I’ll be back very soon with more Avon fabulousness to share with you all. And to you that may be looking for employment – either full or part-time till this all resolves, Avon is hiring Reps – and sign-up is free right now, so think about it. I’ll be happy to discuss it with you. You can also visit this page: CLICK HERE to sign up right now on the spot. It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll be provided with your very own free website to begin selling from and providing people you know with the opportunity to shop for their personal products directly through you.