Good day friends! I hope today finds you well and full of hope and love.
I wanted to give Avon a huge shout-out and loads of gratitude for all that they’ve been doing for us Representatives. They have been so fabulous keeping operations running smoothly and safely. All the special Avon perks they’ve been offering us, sending us care package goodies – I received a large packet of hand wipes along with my Slipper order. Thank you Avon! Comforts and joys – my faves.
And then yesterday, I received an email regarding free college courses – (with college credits) to all Avon Representatives and their families and friends – no limit – everyone can take a course – or two – or however many they want. Yay!
Here’s the message I received from Avon:
In an effort to support you during this time, Sophia Learning, the online platform of our education partner Capella University, is offering free access to their online general education courses! It’s open to all Avon Representatives (and friends and fam!) through July 31, 2020. And the courses are self-paced, fully accredited and transferable*, too.
Now, extra time at home can be an opportunity to keep growing—and we are so pleased to help make that happen. Plus, you can even work on some professional development to help supercharge your business with courses like Developing Effective Teams, Public Speaking and Project Management.
This opportunity is available to all, and you can take as many courses as you want, free of charge. Don’t miss out!
*All Sophia courses are American Council on Education (ACE) recommended for transfer to numerous higher education institutions for course credit.
How fabulous is that?
Here are a couple of screen shots I took of the Courses Page:
There are a lot more courses available in Humanities, Math and Science, Social Science, as well as a College Readiness course.
What an opportunity, and what a time to join the Avon Nation. If you’ve been contemplating joining, now’s the time to jump on aboard. Avon is up and running. We’re selling goodies to our customers which are delivered safely to their front doors. We’re offering good cheer and fun products to help lift spirits, and now Avon is rewarding their U.S. Reps and families (and friends) with higher learning courses, free of charge. Hooray! OH, and it’s free to join up with Avon!
Here’s the LINK to sign up. You’ll be signing up under “moi” – Johanna Bustamento – Code: mybeauty. And you’ll also be part of my team, Team Fabulous. We’ll be so happy to have you on board!
How are you doing?!! I hope you’re finding comforts and joys and keeping yourself busy and uplifted through all this.
I wanted to share something comfy with you today. Something comfy (and fashionable) for your feet!
I was needing some new slippers (they’re all the rage at work now you know..), and I remembered that Avon had some really cute ones that came out at Christmas-time, so I thought I’d see if perhaps they still had some available, and yes, indeed, they do!
I just ordered myself a pair of the Slay Smoking Slippers. They are too cool and listed for Final Sale on my Avon website at $14.99. They are made with Black Velvet, soft memory foam on the inside and no-skid soles on the bottom. This is a get’em while you can kind of find, so I hope you snag a pair for yourself.
Those cute fuzzy Hot Pink slippers are also still available. These are listed for Final Sale at $10.99. They are awesome with the open toe.
And speaking of slaying it from home… I’ve been busy bringing my sewing buddies out of retirement to begin making some facial masks for the cause.
Say hello to Stella Sewing Machine and Squirrelly, my fabulous Assistant.
We’re going to begin production as soon as I receive my fabrics. There is a waiting list to receive fabrics right now, and no elastic to be found, but we’re going to slay this project, one way or another! I’ve been getting versatile ideas, so we’ll see. My Son and his wife both work for a large grocer here in Texas, so I do want to make sure to get some to them right away, and my Husband is working as an essential worker, so definitely for him too. I reached out on Social Media to see who may be needing some masks, so it’s off to sewing for me. I’m hoping to have more to share. I’ll be sure to let you know once I get production going.
In the meantime, be sure to go snag yourself some of those cozy slippers before they’re gone, so you can do your work from home in comfort and style.
Till next time, stay fabulous with a slaying attitude, and safe! Much love,
You all most likely know by now that Avon is there for you with personal care items that you can shop for online and have delivered direct. So with that, I thought I’d go in a more fun direction with you today. Even though we may be in temporary lock-down, that doesn’t mean that we cannot still enjoy goodies that brighten our days and gives us hope for tomorrow’s celebrations and get-togethers.
With it looking like Easter may be in the tank this year (hoping not), I am choosing to look ahead to May and Mother’s Day. And as I wrote to you the other day, my Anniversary is coming up in May, so yeah, May is where my focus is on at the moment for planning to go out and celebrate life and family. That is unless something else has changed since I began this post. Everything changes so quickly these days it’s hard to keep up sometimes. But anyway… That was a long round-about to get to the new stuff that was just released by Avon…
So without further ado – Introducing Avon’s newest fragrance, Avon Flourish Peony Rose!
The essence of lush, glistening blooms in the early morning light, this fresh composition of watery florals shines with notes of dewy peony petals, pink currant and sheer musk.
This fragrance smells soooo good. You of course get the floral at first whiff, then there is a freshness, and an undertone of slight sweetness. It’s really beautiful. It’s not too heavy on the rose notes, and not too much for my sensitive nose. It does not smell “old-fashiony” in the least bit – it’s rather bright and fresh I would say. I will definitely wear this. No weird after-notes of any kind. I’m typing this review as I am trying it on and experiencing the first notes right from the bottle, then first applied to my skin, and then the transformation of the fragrance notes as it sits upon my skin. It just seems to get prettier, and a bit softer. And you know – I do get the water notes. That’s the fresh smell I was picking up. Avon’s description says “glistening blooms in the early morning light” and “watery florals” “dewy peony” – Yes – definitely! I get the fresh water notes for sure! And the pink currant must be the sweetness in the background that I’m picking up. It’s so cool – Their description is right on, and I am experiencing every note that they describe. They do mention sheer musk, so that must be the note that ties it all together beautifully into one cohesive and enjoyable aroma. Yay! A new favorite fragrance and perfume!
I hope you’ll give this one a try. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer. Here’s a link directly to the Flourish Page on my Avon website. You can meet the perfumer and read his note about this new fragrance. Peony Rose is listed at $35.00 a bottle, but when shopping with me as your Representative, it is listed on my site at $20.00. So awesome!
Okay — So I told you that there are new Mother’s Day gifts that launched with this new Campaign 9, right? Well, one product in particular caught my eye, so I made sure to order one to show you.
This is called Blushing Beauty Powder Blush. Look how cute this is!
It’s blush that comes in a little cardboard type container and it has its own little powder puff!
This is so retro you do not even know!
I had a similar little container of powder. It wasn’t mine though. It had belonged to my Great Grandmother. It was larger than this one, very similar, but it was face powder. It had been given to her by my Great Uncle and he had handwritten a note to her from him on the little container. This reminded me of that as soon as I saw it.
It’s so cute – it fits in the palm of your hand.
I bet your Mom would get a kick out of one of these too. She may remember her Grandmother using beauty products similar to this as well. Avon is so cool to make these memorable products that bring back great memories that warms our hearts – especially now – it means so much.
There are 3 shades of blush to choose from – Ink Red, India Red (that’s the one I got), and Ginger Beige. Each one of these little cuties is just $8.00 on my Avon website.
I hope you enjoyed meeting these fabulous new products as much as I have. Both of these have brought me much joy – Joy to my senses and joy to my soul. I will have fun wearing each one, and I hope you will too!
Avon is back up and shipping. I just received a package from them – as you can see – it was shipped very quick and I’ve been seeing others that are so excited to be receiving their packages as well. It’s a link to the outside world that we can still enjoy, thank goodness. And Avon is being very safe. You can read about their safety guidelines as well as UPS’ on my Avon website. They answer any concerns you may have.
I am hoping that we can all get back to “normal” again very soon. I appreciate you stopping by to visit me here. Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!
You can stop by and visit my Avon website and browse all the new goodies anytime you like. Check out the new brochure, shop by category (there’s a new Mother’s Day category for ease of shopping for Mom), check out the How-To videos and guides – there’s just a lot of fun stuff to help get your mind off the negative and to hopefully brighten your day. Not to mention stuff to help you look and feel pretty (awesome)! Yay! And I’m still picking up the tab for your shipping when you shop from my webstore (on all purchases of $60.00+)! Yay-Yay!
Here’s a look at some of the other new goodies just listed for Mother’s Day:
I wanted to share an awesomely beautiful necklace with you today that not only has awesomely beautiful and empowering affirmations for you, but it also has the power to help support a very worthy cause.
With it being International Women’s Day on March 8th, this is the perfect time to show support for women who can benefit from the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer awareness and education programs.
Avon is the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.
Avon has pledged to donate 15% of each sale of this necklace and other Pink Hope items – up to $700,000.00 in 2020, to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. You can learn more about this at: MakingStridesWalk.org/TeamAvon.
The “I Am” Necklace is engraved with empowering words like confident, worthy, beautiful, unique, and genuine. What is your super-power?
Along with my “I Am” Necklace, I couldn’t help but snag one of Avon’s Charms that goes with their new Paper Clip-Style Charm Necklace and Bracelet. I chose the Star Charm as it goes really well with the Star Charm that already comes with the “I Am” Necklace. The Star Charm has a lobster claw closure, so you can actually clip it to anything. Plus I love Stars, so yeah. You can check out all of the Charms plus the Paper Clip-Style Jewelry on pages 158-159 in the Campaign 7 online brochure – Click Here. The charms are $5.99 each or 2 for $10.00 right now.
And you can see that I couldn’t resist getting some really cute gold-tone cross earrings to go with the ensemble. I was able to snag these from one of the special insert brochure sales for a really great deal. Make sure you check those for special close-out sales and bundle deals. Click here to see all the new brochures.
I hope you stop by and get an “I Am” Necklace for yourself and for the fabulous women in your life. These are featured at $12.00 each.
I’m very excited to wear mine. It’s really pretty and well made, and just makes me feel really happy and good that purchasing, wearing, and sharing this necklace also does good for others. Win – Win!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
This is a fun one! It’s all about Rocking Your Glimmer, and Avon is bringing it just in time for Spring with new Glimmerkiss Liquid Lipsticks, new Glimmershadow Shades, Color Illuminating products, and their new Spring Jewelry releases.
Let’s begin with Avon’s new line of Glimmerkiss Liquid Lipsticks. These are weightless, silky-smooth gel cream lipsticks in vivid sparkling colors with an insta-famous shimmering gem-like finish. These lipsticks are available in 4 super gorgeous shades – Ruby, Sand Opal, Amethyst, and Violet Sapphire, and are launching at the special price of $9.99 each – regular price will be $14.00 each. Too fabulous!
Avon is also launching 3 new Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow shades in Campaign 7: Pink Topaz (Shimmer), Diamond Dust (Glitter), and Crystal Lilac (Shimmer). With the new shades being introduced, all the Glimmershadow shades are on special right now at $6.99 each, regular price is $10.00 each. A great time to get stocked up on your favorite Glimmers!
And to keep the glimmer and sparkle going, Avon has even more dazzling beauty-ness for you with 6 more glimmery products: Avon True Color Illuminating Stick in Champagne, Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Glimmer, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in 24Karat, Sterling, and Sepia, and also Avon True Color Dazzle Drops. Each one is sold separately – I am linking you directly to the virtual brochure page where you can find all 6 products listed for easy ordering.
Avon is also introducing some very beautiful jewelry to enhance your Spring looks:
I’m so in love with the new Flower Burst Wire Necklace – How about you? This is so stunning, and will add so much to your Spring fashion wardrobe. I think this will be perfect for both your dressy and casual looks. And how about those Flower Burst Hoop Earrings. You will definitely stand-out wearing this jewelry ensemble. These pieces are sold separately. The necklace is listed at $19.99 and the earrings are $14.99.
I’m in love (again) with the Pearly Baubles Necklace and Earring Set. So beautiful! And I love how Avon’s modeled it with a jean shirt look. So trendy and so today’s woman. Looking and feeling fabulous even in casual wear. I’m linking you directly to the Pearly Possibilities online brochure pages for all the pearly gorgeousness.
I hope today’s blog post has you feeling all glimmery, glittery, shimmery, pearly, and ready for Spring. Hooray! Such a beautiful time of year, and a beautiful time to look and feel beautiful too.
A few goodie reminders for you when shopping my Avon webstore – There is Free Shipping (my treat) on all online orders $60.00+, Use Code: belif at checkout to receive 6 belif best seller samples (any order size), and also remember to check the box on the lower right hand side of your shopping cart to receive a Free Avon Brochure with your order.
Happy shopping, and I’ll be back soon with more Avon fabulousness to share with you.
Calling all Rock-Star Makeup Fashionistas! Here’s a very special deal that you’re sure to fall in love with!
Avon’s Powder Brush plus your choice of Pressed Powder for $15.99. It’s a $30.00 value!
This 2-Piece Set includes an Avon True Color Flawless Mattifying Pressed Powder (in your shade choice) (reg. $14.00) and an Avon Pro Powder Brush with natural bristles 7 1/2″ L. (reg. $16.00).
How fabulous is that! It’s like Buy One, Get One Free – BOGO!
AND — check out the cute little Mini Marquee Light-Up Star $8.99 — This was a Christmas item, but they still have some. This is perfect for all year long – so pretty to set out on your make-up table.
I found the makeup Powder 2-Piece Set in the Layered Luxe special insert booklet. You know I love finding the hidden treasures in these little brochures. Click Here to browse this online brochure to see all the special deals.
Here’s the link to the C6 Brochure plus the 2 special insert booklets. And the link to shop my Avon website in its entirety. So much good stuff to find and enjoy.
I’d like to share a wonderful opportunity with you all again today. Avon is offering free sign-up for new Representatives! That’s right, become an Avon Independent Representative – Your own boss – Have your own business – for free! Woo Hoo!
Now’s the time to begin your dream gig, either full or part-time, share your passion, and get your own beauty products at a discounted price. Plus it’s a ton of fun. You can set your own hours, work as little or as much as you’d like, there are exciting cruises, special perks for Reps, you can attend Avon conventions (this summer it is in San Antonio), and there is free training at Avon U on all things Avon and marketing like a boss.
I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, or if you know of someone that is looking for a fun new venture, feel free to send them my way. You can contact me here on my Contact Jfay Page, or email me at email@example.com
When you become an Avon Rep, you can share and sell Avon products online or in person, or both! You receive a free website from Avon, so you’re ready to begin as soon as you’re signed in.
Sign up is easy – You can follow this link to find out more, and sign up while you’re there. If you need my information, my name is Johanna Bustamento and my code is mybeauty.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s free – painless – and you will most likely experience fun and joy – Plus get your beauty products at a discount, and they can also count as a business expense when you demo them and use them for advertising. Yay!
So happy to have you join me and be a part of the Avon Nation!
I know it’s almost mid-February – But hey! This little booklet just showed up and it was hiding some pretty good little secrets inside. Always be sure to check the special little insert brochures – both when handed to you in person, and also online – you can find all kinds of specials and bundle deals that you’ll not find in the regular brochure or when shopping by category online.
Do you remember all of the fabulous and gorgeous limited edition products that were released during Christmas time? Well, there are a lot of those on special discount right now in the special insert brochure named Good Buys. Here’s a direct link to the Good Buys online brochure. This link will only be good till February 18th, and then a new campaign will be loaded. If see this post after the 18th, you can still shop my Avon website anytime and click on the menu category BROCHURE to find the latest Campaign brochure plus the special insert brochures that are currently posted.
But, back to the Good Buys brochure — There is fashion – men’s and woemen’s jewelry – makeup – perfume sets – men’s cologne sets – men’s and women’s watches – Christmas themed gifts and home decor – kid’s stuff – and more! You’ll definitely want to check this out. As I’ve been looking through the brochure, the biggest savings I’ve seen so far on a product is $33.00 – Woo Hoo!
Here are some of the items currently listed at a special sale price in the Good Buys brochure:
I cannot believe there are still Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palettes available! You’ve gotta snag you one of those! I LOVE mine and use it all the time. There are so many colors, and it folds up, and is compact to take with you when you travel. It’s a definite must-have item for all of you makeup fashionistas.
OH, and the Sparkling Vanilla Champagne items – I’m definitely getting more of the hand cream. It smells sooo good.
I hope you enjoy looking through the special insert Good Buys brochure, and find some wonderful deals for yourself.
Hey all! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend, and that this new week is very kind to you.
I thought I’d try my hand (or arm actually) at doing a swatch pictorial to give you a better idea of how pretty the new Avon x The Face Shop Mono Pop Mood Coral Eyeshadow Palette really is, and how great it blends.
With this being my first attempt at color swatching eye shadow, I of course turned to Google and You Tube for how-to info, and I’m glad I did. It seems that sometimes in attempting to achieve the “perfect” color swatch, the color may have been applied using a different method than what you would normally use to apply it to your eyelids, resulting in an ineffective or inaccurate depiction of what you can actually expect to see when you apply the eye shadow for yourself once you purchase the product. So, with that in mind, and also hoping to achieve some sense of what you can expect in blendability, I first prepped my arm using my foundation and powder to give it the same type of base as what I would begin with in applying my makeup.
I used a regular eyeshadow wand to apply the colors. You can see the wand in the first picture above, and the next one below. I found that when applying this particular palette, I liked the little wand instead of an eyeshadow brush, as it yielded more color and sparkle bang than a brush did.
Another thing I love about this palette is the effective layering I can achieve. I first used the lightest color as a base then built upon it as I wished. For my look this weekend, I used the pink and then went over it with the taupe shimmery color (It’s the 2nd shimmer color on the far right side of the palette) in the middle of my eye, and my eyelid.
I also layered some of the coral shimmer to the middle of my eye area as well for a little more pop shimmery color.
With me going out for the evening, I decided to borrow some dark gray from my Avon Purple Haze Palette, and I used that around my eyes – over my Avon eyeliner pencil (black), and then I went over that with the dark brown from the Mood Coral palette to make the color tone more cohesive. I also used some of the dark brown in the crease and outside edges of my eye to blend and connect the lighter colors with the very dark eyeliner (line + shadow) look around my eyes.
That’s another fabulous point about this palette, it can go from a day to night makeup look. You can see that with the colors in this palette it will be easy to do a very pretty day look, and now you can also see, it is great for a more dramatic evening look, and for any age group. You’re never too young or old for pretty shimmery colors, and this palette has both matte and shimmery – so yeah, no matter what mood you’re in (coral or whatever), wherever you may be headed – work, date, etc., I definitely recommend this palette for it’s versatility and beauty.
The Mono Pop Eyeshadow comes in 2 different palettes, Mood Coral and Mood Brown, and are on special right now, buy 1, get 1 half price – Yay! Click Here to get yours!
So – one color swatching session under my belt. I hope it helped you to see the colors in action. I’ll try my arm at it again sometime soon to show you some of Avon’s other eyeshadow choices. They are all great – great colors – great wearability – etc.
Till next time, stay fabulous and always follow your joy!
Yo, Yo, Yo… The original Beauty OG in tha house…. Now hangin’ with some of the popular new kids on the block – in beauty speak, that is. And look at what one of these collabs has brought us to enjoy. Monopop Eyeshadows, baby! From Avon x The Face Shop.
How gorgeous are those colors? I love how this palette has both matte and shimmer shadows to mix. I think I can use this to create all kinds of different looks. What do you think?
There are two Monopop Palettes to choose from. Monopop Mood Coral, and Monopop Mood Brown, and they are on special right now, buy one, get one half price. Click Here to see both palettes and the special deal.
I thought this palette would look really great with the Avon (Beauty OG) Lipstick 3-Piece Set that is still on special this campaign. I told you that the Wine and Chocolate Trio was calling my name, so yeah, I snagged it up very quickly to go with my new Monopop Mood Coral palette.
This special Lipstick 3-Piece set can be found in the Magnifi-scents special insert booklet and is only $10.99, regular price for all 3 is $27.00. That’s quite a savings! Here’s a link directly to the brochure page. There are 4 sets to choose from, so you can get the perfect lip shades for you.
Okay gangsta’s — Time for me to roll on up out of here. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you snag some of these goodies for yourself.
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!