New Year’s 2022 Spicy Makeup and Hair Goals

Hey everyone! Are you ready to ring in 2022? I know I am! I’m very excited for this coming New Year and all the possibilities it holds.

I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed up for a New Year’s party, and for this year’s look, I decided on black and gold, so to compliment this look I went with spicy eyeshadow tones, using 2 of Avon’s newest eyeshadow palettes in Minx and Maven, and a pretty (I call it a plum color, but it’s name is Wild Rose) lipstick shade to tie it all together.

The eyeshadow shades in Minx and Maven remind me of cinnamon, cinnamon sugar and nutmeg tones. These were fun to mix and match, using both satin and shimmery textures. These Glimmer Eyeshadow palettes glide on so nicely and blend together very well. I sometimes use my fingertip to apply the light shimmery shades for a nice final highlight to my eyelids. I did that this time using the lighter cinnamon shimmer shade in the Minx palette (The Minx palette is the one pictured on the right.). It adds a nice festive touch.

My lipstick choice was Avon’s Glimmer Satin Lipstick in the shade of Wild Rose. You receive a free package of Avon’s Makeup Remover Wipes right now with the purchase of 2 Glimmer products. That’s awesome. I just saw it now on both the eyeshadow and lipstick pages, so yay!

I also used my new favorite eyeliner, Avon’s fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner, in Pitch Black. You know I love the drama. 🙂 And my very favorite mascara, Love at 1st Lash.

Now I’m ready to go party! Woo hoo!

And I did mention hair goals for the New Year, didn’t I? I’ve decided to grow out my pixie cut this year and try something different. I still love wearing short hair, but I am aiming for something just a little longer on top. You will not believe who’s image popped in my head when I was thinking of growing out my hair. Miranda Priestly (character from The Devil Wears Prada)!

2022 Hair Goals.  Pixie grow out to Miranda Priestly look.   Jfay's Beauty Blog.

I’m 3 months into the grow-out, so you’ll be seeing my hair in different stages of growth.

2 products that I’m using are helping me tremendously during this grow-out period, and they will most likely be key in enjoying my hair longer on top. Avon’s Elastine PropoliThera Hair Serum and Volume Mist.

Avon Elastine PropoliThera Hair Oil Serum and Volume Mist.
Avon’s Elastine PropoliThera Hair Serum and Volume Mist

These have both been great game-changers for me. My hair has gotten more and more fine over the years, plus with my natural grays/silvers, they change the texture of my hair as well, so growing my hair out really wasn’t an option till I began using these wonderful hair products.

Firstly, the Hair Oil Serum. This is made with beeswax, honey, and royal jelly. It is formulated to bring new life and shine to your hair. And it really does. When I get out of the shower and towel dry my hair, the top of my hair is automatically dry looking, and I cannot wait to apply this. It brings new life to my hair, just as Avon describes it. It helps to moisturize, strengthen, protect, and smooth my hair. If you have gray or silver hair like me, then you know that around the sideburn area our hair tends to fuzz up, and this really helps diminish that. So wonderful!

After I apply the serum (oh, and a little tiny dab of the serum goes a long way), I then spray in the Volume Spray, especially to the front and top of my hair, and rub/distribute that in. This is made to nourish thin, dry hair. It’s made with honey, propolis extract, royal jelly, plus hydrolized collagen to infuse hair with moisture for lustrous volume. And that’s definitely what I need – volume. And that’s what it gives me – volume. It is not heavy or sticky in the least. I cannot even tell that it’s there till I dry my hair, and my hair is full and feeling awesome.

I cannot speak highly enough of these 2 wonders, except that they are total game-changers for me in my hair enjoyment and being able to now be brave to try a longer style, so yay! I am going to be trying the shampoos as well. There are 2 types of shampoo/conditioner combos and I want to try each. There is a repair shampoo and conditioner and a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. I am on the wait list for the volumizing duo and have the repair duo on their way to me now. I’ll definitely let you know how I enjoy each.

I hope you have really fun New Year’s plans. Stay safe, and I’ll see you in 2022! Let me know your beauty goals for the coming New Year. Always feel free to comment and share here.

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Avon Lipstick Samples, Look How Cute!

Iconic Avon, no doubt. Avon Lipstick Samples have been much loved by everyone since the dawn of time it seems. They left us for a little while getting a facelift, but now they are back, in their full glory.

I say they’re back, and they are, but they sold out faster than I could post that they were available again. I told you they are much loved!

So, what I am doing is gathering pre-orders so that we can be sure to catch the next wave. These are expected to be available in Campaign 3. I’m on the Wait List. We’re in Campaign 2 right now. It just began today, so it will be 2 weeks before the Lipstick Samples are expected, however, sometimes they send me notification early so that I can jump on the opportunity, so if you want in, send me a note asap so you can get yours pre-ordered.

I will be placing my order for Lipstick Samples as soon as I receive word that they are available again.

The price per pack of 10 is $8.25 + $3.50 shipping. These will be shipped directly from me to you once I receive them. Shipping for 2 packs is $5.00. If you’re wishing to order more than that, just let me know and I’ll get a shipping cost for you. If the price changes on the samples, I’ll also let you know.

Stop by and see me sometime in my new digs. I have a personalized Avon profile page with my favorite items and recommendations. Here is the link:

Johanna (Jfay) Bustamento's new Avon Store.
My New Avon Store!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your friendship and support this year!

Johanna (Jfay) Bustamento

Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Quick Tip: Quick Makeup Touch-Up

You know, as you’re going out during this holiday season, there’s bound to be some sneezing or nose-blowing going on. I know.. that’s not a very glamorous subject to speak about, but hey, it happens to all of us, and this did happen to me as I was getting ready. I had just applied my makeup, and yep, a sneezing fit hit. With our Texas temperatures roller-coasting from the 80’s to the 40’s and back and forth, my sinuses do not know what’s up most of the time. 🙂 But anyway, this had me reaching for my Cashmere Compact Powder Foundation for a much needed red nose touch-up. This works so well since it is both a foundation and a powder. Just a quick glide over and it covers right back up with no need for extra powder, so this is a handy little compact to take out with you for any touch-ups, plus if you’re traveling it is an all-in-one easy full coverage foundation makeup. I love this compact so much. I use this (dry) with the liquid formulation of this same line for a great flawless finish, and I also use it alone (with a dampened sponge) for a quick and easy full coverage application. It is not cakey in the least. It is like magic to me.

My shade is C110. Click on “Try This On” under the product picture to find your perfect shade.

fmg Cashmere Compact Powder Foundation from Avon – $30.00

Worth every single penny…. period.

Cheers and happy touch-ups!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Glimmer Up Your Look with Gold and Jewel Tones

Happy Holidays everyone! How are you doing? I hope you’re having a fabulous time!

Are you getting ready for all your holiday parties, or fun evenings out?

I love gold and jewel tones this time of year. How about you? Avon has some really gorgeous makeup colors and jewelry to add that special touch to your holiday look(s) this year.

How stunning is this new Luxe Links Bold Necklace that just arrived? (UPDATE: SOLD OUT, but be sure to check out all of the fabulous necklaces now available. Avon adds new jewelry every Campaign.)

Beautiful gold tone necklace and jewel toned eyeshadow and lipstick.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT Luxe Links Bold Necklace

It’s so pretty with all the sparkling accents! This is a great statement piece that I will most likely continue to wear year-round. It is 16 3/4″ in length, with a 3 1/2″ extender. I used the extender to wear this with my crushed velvet shirt with round neck-line. It worked perfectly, and really dressed it up.

Avon has some super gorgeous jewel toned makeups this season. The new Mistress fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow Palette has a perfectly gorgeous array of shimmery jewel tones.

This picture does not even do this palette justice. The colors are soooo beautiful in this quad. You really have to see it in person. This is $11.99 and you receive a free Eye Serum with your purchase. There are 10 different palettes to choose from in this line. I’ve had the privilege of seeing 8 of these in person. They all are really fabulous. fmg (Fashion – Makeup – Glam) Glimmer Eyeshadow Quads. New, from Avon.

Now, if you’d like to add even more sparkling glimmer to your look, you may like to try out the new GlimmerKiss Lipstick.

This is very sparkly and very pigmented. It’s a great idea to line your lips before applying this, for sure. This is buildable, and you can go full on bold metallic if you like. There are 3 stunning shades to choose from. You’ll definitely stand out in this formula. It doesn’t feel gritty either. I wore it out on a double date holiday dinner night and it performed very well. This is $9.99 a tube and you receive a free set of Nail Stickers with purchase right now. GlimmerKiss Liquid Lipstick from Avon.

I hope you find the perfect Avon jewelry and makeup items to complete your holiday look(s).

Enjoy all your festivities, be safe, and stay fabulous!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Avon Lipstick Samples are Back!

Are you guys as ga-ga over Avon Lipstick Samples as much as I am? Nothing speaks iconic Avon to me like those cute little lipsticks.

Do you know, Avon Lipstick Samples are what lead me back home to Avon? Sure did! I was on a quest to purchase some and finally decided to rejoin Avon so that I could get them for myself. 🙂 So happy they did, I am having the time of my life and even more in love with Avon and Avon beauty products than ever before.

But, I digress, we’re talking Avon Lipstick Samples. Since Avon has undergone a major makeover themselves, which includes a lot of their product lines, their lipsticks also underwent a major makeover and the name of their main lipstick line changed to fmg (stands for Fashion – Makeup – Glam) Glimmer Satin Lipstick. With that change, their Lipstick Samples went, and I was sad, but I held hope that they may one day return in their new glory, and that day is now.

I was perusing my Avon Campaign 1 What’s New Book and in the Samples Section, there they were — New! fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick Sample Pack. They are arriving in a pack of 10 little miniature lipstick tubes all in different shades to try. I love to take these little beauties along with me in my purse. They are perfect for touch-ups while out on the town. They’re also great to try out different shades without having to commit to a full-sized tube up front.

I do not know if Avon will have these up for sale on our new sites or not. These are usually only available to Representatives to purchase, but I have seen them for sale on my site before, so that’s not totally ruled out. But for now, I wanted to let you know that if you’d like an Avon Lipstick Sample Pack (or Packs), I’ll be happy to order and ship them to you.

Feel free to contact me for purchasing details.

As soon as our new sites are up (they are scheduled to be up some time today), I will be ordering some sample packs, so let me know pretty soon if you’d like to get in on this order. I order once a Campaign.

Okay gang, I’ll let you know as soon as my new Avon website is up and running. I’m very excited to see it!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Free (Gorgeous!) Mega Glimmer Eyeshadow Palette Offer Only Available Till Sunday (December 5th)

Hey Gang!

I wanted to pop by to let you know that the free fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow Mega Palette offer will be expiring this Sunday, December 5th. I sure hope you get in on this deal. It is so beautiful.

This mega eyeshadow palette has 20 eyeshadow shades in matte and shimmer. There are actually 2 different Glimmer Mega Palettes, but it is a “mystery” gift, so you will not know which you’ll receive. This is the one I received.

To get this free mega palette, all you have to do is purchase 2 Glimmer Eye Products. The mega palette will automatically be added to your cart, no coupon code needed.

This is in a very beautiful case, and comes in a matching box, all ready for gifting, or gifting yourself!

You can only obtain one of these mega palettes free, these are not for sale.

Remember, these will be gone after Sunday, December 5th, 2021.

Our Avon Campaigns normally run through Tuesdays, but (and I will be posting separately about this), Avon is getting ready to launch a brand new, very exciting website, so our websites will be shut down from Monday, Dec, 6th, through Thursday, Dec. 9th. I believe we may be back up sometime in the afternoon of Dec. 9th. Once we’re back up everyone has a chance to shop at a 10% discount the first 72 hours after launch with code HOORAY10, so mark that down on your calendar with your discount code. But first, be sure to get your free mega palette beforehand.

Click here to visit the eligible product list to earn your free gift! Purchase 2 and the palette is yours!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Trying Avon’s new fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner – Great for Winged Eyeliner and Smokey Eye Looks

Hey everyone! Ready for your new favorite eyeliner? Woo hoo!

Introducing Avon’s new fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner.

I am in love… I’ve been a huge eyeliner fan and wearer since I was 16 years old. That’s 40 years of eyeliner love.

I normally wear a pencil eyeliner since I always like to line my inner waterline. But, when I saw this eyeliner demo’d during an Avon Live Shopping Event and saw how awesome it is, and found out that it is safe to use on the waterline, I knew this was calling my name.

As you can can from the picture above, this eyeliner wand has two ends. One end is the cream eyeliner, and the other end is a smudger.

This is so handy!

This eyeliner goes on very easily, but it’s not overly soft, which is awesome because it is not smearing as it’s being applied. It stays put, but it is pliable for a few minutes before it fully sets so that you can use the little smudger to create a lighter smear or a smokey eye look.

As you can see from my pics, I did use this on my waterline. It went on great and stayed bold and in place on my waterline for much longer than my usual eyeliner.

One thing that I was wondering as I was trying this out, is if my eyes would dry out with the 24 HR waterproof eyeliner on my waterline? Well, they did not. My eyes felt just fine, so that’s great. I’ll definitely be wearing this eyeliner from now on.

And great news, it does wash off with soap and water. You may also like to try Avon’s waterproof makeup remover as well.

So, get your gorgeous holiday eye makeup looks going on using the new fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner. You can party all day and night and know that your eyes are looking great.

fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner is available in 4 shades: Pitch Black, Nightfall (Green), Midnight (Blue), and After Dark (Brown). The original price is $18.00, but when you shop my Avon store, it is $15.00.

I am wearing fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow in Vixen for this silvery/gray look, and my lipstick is fmg Cashmere Essence Lipcream in Cherry Rush.

I hope you find your favorite shades of eyeshadows and lipsticks for all your holiday looks. I’ll be happy to help you pick out shades to compliment your unique beauty, just contact me here on my Contact Jfay Page.



Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Lynn’s Personal Avon Experience

Hello everyone!

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Lynn. She’s a fellow Texan, living her best life, celebrating her beauty and her age.

I am truly grateful to Lynn for sharing her own personal Avon experience with all of us.

Lynn was in contact with me recently seeking the perfect shades of foundation, eyeliner, and lipsticks to compliment her lovely complexion and gorgeous red hair. So beautiful. I was very happy to assist and I had a great time chatting with Lynn, discussing different shades for her.

After she made her decisions, it was so wonderful to hear back from her when she received all her Avon goodies. Lynn’s notes to me:

Hey lady, how are you? I was so excited to get my Avon early but I’m just now getting into the box! I didn’t realize I was to receive so many goodies! Thank you so much! I’m super excited to try everything! 

I absolutely love everything I got! Your recommendations for the foundation and lipstick colors are spot on! The foundation is super smooth and light which is perfect because I have very sensitive skin and most foundations just sit on my skin and age me terribly! I love the way this goes on and stays on!

Lynn is wearing fmg Cashmere Complexion 24 Hour Foundation in Meringue. I love how it looks so natural on her. Her skin looks gorgeous.

She is also wearing Love At 1st Lash Mascara (Black), Glimmer Cream Eyeliner in Plum, VDL Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer, and her stunning lip color is fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick in Songbird.

And, to add extra goodness to Lynn’s Avon experience, she was very savvy and contacted me right before she ordered to inquire if there were any current coupon codes or specials. Which, there always are!

Lynn was gifted a two piece Skin So Soft Coconut Supreme Nourishment set, plus she received her VDL Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer for free.

I love Lynn’s comment about this set.

The SSS body wash and body souffle’ are divine!

I totally agree. I am a huge fan too.

Lynn received the Skin So Soft set using a coupon code, and received the VDL Primer with her makeup purchase. You can check out the current specials and free gift offers here.

I am again very grateful to you Lynn for sharing your experience and the products that you received (including the great free gifts!). I am always very happy when someone is very happy with their Avon products and experience using them. And isn’t it wonderful to see how beautiful she looks wearing her Avon. Which, she was beautiful to begin with, so we’ll say how her beauty is accentuated by her Avon beauty products.

If you’d like to share your own personal Avon beauty products experience, send me a message. I’d love to hear from you!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Avon Customer Testimonial

Free fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow Mega Palette Mystery Shade!

How awesome is this? So many gorgeous eyeshadow shades! There are 20 eyeshadow shades per Glimmer Mega Eyeshadow Palette. Wonder which one you’ll receive? It’s a mystery!

But these are really cool. It looks like each palette contains 5 of the original fmg Glimmer Eyeshadow Palettes in each one. If you look closely you can see the names of the palettes. I have Goddess, Temptress, and Vixen from the top palette, and I can see Muse (the first column) in the bottom palette. I have that one too. I absolutely love them all, and this is the perfect way to try even more of them.

So, if you plan to do a little Christmas shopping this holiday weekend, stop in and grab a couple of Glimmer Eye items for your favorite ladies on your list, and you’ll receive one of these mega palettes for yourself! SCORE! Or, you can be even nicer and give this to someone else very sweet on your list.

Just follow this link to see the Glimmer Eye products that are eligible in this free gift offer. No coupon code needed. When you make your purchase of 2 Glimmer Eye products, this is automatically added to your cart, so you can also use the Black Friday coupon codes to get free shipping + another free gift. Yay!

Click here to see my blog post with the Black Friday coupon codes.

Here’s another coupon code for you to choose from: Use code LYRD135 with any $60.00 purchase and receive a free LYRD Peony and Cedar Candle.

Free Peony and Cedar Candle with $60 purchase use code LYRD135.
Free LYRD Peony and Cedar Candle with $60 purchase CODE: LYRD135

Shipping is always my treat with any $60+ order.

I hope you enjoy all the fabulous gift choices and enjoy your shopping experience!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Create Captivating Eyeliner Looks

Do you love creating different types of captivating and enticing eye looks? I do too.

To me, one of the most important makeup tools for creating an unforgettable eye makeup look is eyeliner. I have been a really huge eyeliner fan since my teens, and I love dramatic eye looks, so finding the perfect eyeliner is certainly very important.

Needless to say then, that when I attended Avon’s Halloween Live Shopping Event and saw this new eyeliner being demonstrated, I knew that I must give it a try.

The name of Avon’s newest eyeliner is fmg (fmg stands for Fashion – Makeup – Glam) Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner.

I love that it comes with a little smudger at one end, and I also fell in love when I read in the description that it is safe to use on the waterline. I always line on the waterline.

You can use this to create all kinds of eyeliner looks, from a simple smudged look, to full on smokey eyes, to winged liner, and cat eyes.

I just ordered one for myself today in Pitch Black. I cannot wait to use this. The fmg Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner comes in 4 different shades – Pitch Black, Nightfall, Midnight, and After Dark. These are listed for $15.00 each in my Avon store, regular price (w/o a Rep) is $18.00 each.

Here is Avon’s official description plus some Pro Tips for using this new eyeliner:

Enchant and entice with luxe, lush and long-wearing formulas for rich, eye-enhancing looks.

Intense, decadent black shades with dazzling jewel undertones for dramatic results. Comfortable 24-hour wear. Create soft smudges, sharp wings, sultry smoke and more with this soft, highly pigmented liner, which glides on smoothly to deliver a seamless line of color that won’t budge. Waterproof, matte finish. Buildable coverage. Pencil liner with smudge applicator to blend. Safe to use on the waterline. .04 oz. net wt.

• Comfortable 24-hour wear
• Create soft smudges, sharp wings, sultry smoke and more
• Soft, highly pigmented formula glides on smoothly to deliver a seamless line of color that won’t budge
• Water-proof, matte finish
• Vegan
• Paraben-, phthalate- and fragrance-free

• Prep with VDL Expert Primer for Eyes even when wearing eyeliner alone for better wear and vibrancy.
• For best results when wearing on the waterline, dry inner rim of eye with a cotton swab immediately before application.
• When creating a smoky eye or smudged liner look, be sure to smudge and blend immediately upon application before formula dries to its long-wear matte finish.
•Pair Cashmere 24HR Cream Eyeliner with Cashmere Eyeshadow Palettes to create an endless array of captivating eye looks.

I hope you try one for yourself in your favorite shade. You know I’ll let you know how I like using mine.

Till next time, stay fabulous and create fabulous eye makeup looks!


Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader