Who’s ready to ring in 2021? I know I am! Woo Hoo! I am so ready to just put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, be thankful for making it through intact (and with much gained new gratitude), and head into this new year with very high hopes.
And with high hopes at the beginning of every new year, eating black-eyed peas right after Midnight has been a family tradition that my husband and I have acknowledged since we were first married, 37 years ago. This came from his dear mother, Reba, who always told us to “Eat your black-eyed peas at Midnight for good luck!” It’s one of those southern “thangs” I suppose. I know it dates back to the Civil War. But for us it’s just fun, and something that we look forward to every New Year’s Eve. Which, I’ve got to get mine going here in just a few. I like to let them cook long and slow so they get thickened up really good, and they are hot and ready to serve right after the stroke of Midnight.
Do not want to leave anything to chance this year, right? 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s celebration and that you have family traditions of your own that you enjoy. I’d love to hear all about your traditions. Feel free to leave a comment below!
Cheers to you and yours! Cheers to a very prosperous 2021 for all of us! Cheers to good health for all in 2021!
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!
There are also 2 wonderful new perfumes on the scene just in time for the Holidays, called LYRD Artisan Perfumes.
The Artisan Perfumes are expertly crafted artistic aromas, that are made using the finest ingredients. These are so wonderful…
First is the LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum:
Sweet cherry blends with smooth Haitian vetiver for a captivating fragrance experience.
This smells soooo beautiful. Surprisingly, with it being a cherry scent, it’s really not sweet. It is warm with a slight hint of spice to me, and it’s definitely sensual.
Then we have Artisan Santal Musk.
Indian sandalwood mixes with magnetic white musk, creating a memorable fragrance experience.
I was very excited to receive samples of this one. I love musk and sandalwood. The aroma of this one is also described as warm (and exotic), but to me it is fresh, like a white floral or slight citrus hint. But it is definitely very nice and memorable.
One of the unique aspects of the Artisan fragrances is that they are unisex, so I would say it would be great to have a couple of these on hand for gifts this season, so no matter who you may need something for – you’ve got it!
I do have samples of each of these aromas and I also have some of the Rendezvous Paris flyers. If you are interested in receiving a sample + a flyer, let me know. I will be happy to send you a sample of the Artisan Parfum of your choice (while my supply lasts). Serious inquires only please. Thank you!
Another must-see this year, is Avon’s new Luxury Edit catalog.
The Luxury Edit is a curated collection showcasing super-luxurious formulas, premium natural ingredients and cutting edge technology. Plus the super gorgeous golden peacock bottle of Charmed Perfume. There is also a special gift offer for shopping The Luxury Edit, so you’ll want to check that out.
The 12 Days of Deals is still going on, so you’ll be eligible to receive a free gift if you’re Christmas shopping here in the near future. We’re about halfway in the 12 days now, so I hope you do not miss out. Look at the top banner on my website to see that day’s deal and code to use at check-out.
I believe there will be some Black Friday deals coming up very soon too, so be sure to either follow my blog here, or sign up for email notifications of specials and promotions on my Avon website. Just scroll down the home page to the bottom and you’ll see the sign up button.
Another advantage to signing up for my Avon email subscription is that I send special offers to you with a code that can only be used with your email. I just sent a special free gift offer out today which will arrive in your email tomorrow if you’re signed up. If not, go ahead and get signed up, let me know that you did so, and I’ll sent the special offer to you as well.
Okay gang, I shall sign off for now. I hope you enjoy shopping all the fabulousness and snag some goodies for yourself as well as some special gifts for your loved ones.
Just a quick stop-in to let you know that today’s Deal is a free Mattitude Liquid Matte Lipstick – Your Choice of color! Yay!
You can choose between Resilient, Driven, and Persistent. The name of the lipstick of your choice is your Code Word to use at check-out so Avon will know which to send you.
This is valid with any order $60+ and includes free shipping – my treat! This is a $21.00 value (lipstick + shipping)! Today only! Tomorrow will be a new Deal during Avon’s 12 Days of Deals. You still have time to sign up to receive notifications of each day’s deal on my Avon website, or send me your email and I’ll be happy to get you signed up!
Have fun shopping and looking fabulous in your Mattitude!