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,
If you’re looking for some extra income, a fun distraction, or a way to help others find things they may need in a safe and easy manner, Avon is now hiring Representative across the United States. Sign up is free and very easy. You can have your very own free website up and running and ready to take orders very swiftly.
Finish your sign up and dive into amazing products –
Text your online store link to friends and family and start earning!
You can work from home and invite people to shop with you from your online Avon webstore from their phones or computers. Their product is shipped directly and safely to their front door step. You get paid within 2 days of an online sale’s completion with Rapid Pay. It is direct deposited straight into your bank account. (You can sign up for Rapid Pay once you join.)
No need to leave home at all to complete any transaction.
With that said, You can sell in-person as well if you prefer. You can make arrangements to drop off people’s orders on their front doorstep if you wish. This is your business and you are the boss. You may have elderly friends or family in your community who would really appreciate this personalized service.
And the best thing of all, selling Avon is so much fun. I really enjoy it, and enjoy how they’ve made things so cool for us to sell online.
You get free training at Avon U, there are constant training sessions on new products available, you and your family are eligible for free wellness benefits through ICBA as well as having access to affordable health insurance, dental insurance and more. You will not believe all that you receive through this amazing opportunity. Plus you are now family and part of the Avon Nation. Everyone is so helpful and happy to see you.
AND, when you sign up through my site, you will be part of my own personal team, Team Fabulous! Yay! It’s a new team, so we are blooming together.
I look forward to seeing you and working with you to grow our beauty empires together.
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 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.
Well, it looks like Avon shipping has been put on hold for a little bit due to what’s going on in our world right now. I encourage you to go ahead and place your orders for what you may need to restock up on, or if there is something new that you’d like to get your hands on, so that you’ll be in line to have your product shipped as soon as they get the green light to begin shipping again. I know I’ll be placing my order!
Here’s the official word from Avon:
Shipping Update – March 23, 2020
In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, our first priority is the welfare of our customers, Representatives and associates. In compliance with Ohio state-mandated “shelter in place” orders, our Ohio distribution center will be closed effective immediately and is expected to reopen on April 7th, 2020.
You can continue to shop with us and place orders, but orders will not ship until the distribution center reopens.
We will continue to update you as information becomes available. During this difficult time, please take care of yourself and one another. Be safe and be well!
Here’s a sneak peek for you of new Mother’s Day items coming soon, so there is a lot of goodness still to come. I hope you’ll stay tuned. I plan to still be around here updating you on shipping and also showing you all the beautiful items that are soon to be released.
Hang in there everybody! Hopefully this will all be over soon and we can all get back to normal.
Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing well and are able to get all the things you need.
If you prefer to shop for your personal care items online and have them delivered right to your doorstep, Avon’s got you covered.
Avon carries oral care, bath and body care items, hair care, and more. And do not forget the kiddos hygiene – Avon has really fun bath time and shampoo products that are hypoallergenic and no tears. Click Here to shop Avon Kids.
The Avon brand has been trusted by American households since 1886 (134 years), and they are doing everything they can to insure safe products for everyone.
Avon recently released a statement regarding their continued efforts to provide personal care items in a safe and timely manner.
Due to the global impact of coronavirus, we are working diligently to avoid any delays with our products and shipments.
We thank you for your understanding and patience. 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, 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.
Click Here for a special online note from Avon to the Avon Community.
So I say, hey, enjoy your stay home – Shop for your personal care items from your computer – Have your items delivered direct to your doorstep – And relax!
Remember that it’s important to keep your good health up to par during all this as well. Check out Avon’s Espira brand of health products like Power Greens to give you a nutrient-rich bloost with a blend of 50 organic greens and superfoods. Now you’re keeping healthy like a boss!
For extra fun during your stay in, you can browse the entire Avon Campaign 8 Brochure online – flip through the pages with a click on the arrows – easy peasy. And when you see something you like, just click on it from the brochure page and it will be added to your shopping cart – Yay! I’m picking up the tab for your shipping on orders of $60+, so enjoy!
I hope Avon can help bring a little sunshine into your life right now, and always actually. I enjoy being a Representative for this company. They are always bringing good stuffs for us all to enjoy and to brighten our everyday lives.
Take care my friends, and do not hesitate to contact me here or via email with any questions regarding Avon products. I will be happy to answer your questions and help the best I can.
Campaign 8 is filled with wonderful new items for Spring. First is the new makeup foundation that I was telling you about. The new Cashmere Complexion Collection of foundations and concealers. Click here to find out more about the Collection – watch videos, etc. Avon has a really nice page set up to introduce the entire line. AND — Ta-Da! A color chart to find your perfect Cashmere Foundation and Concealer shades! Hooray! Looking at the chart, I believe my shade choices would be Cheesecake for concealer and Shortcake for foundation. The names of all the shades are so delicious!
CASHMERE COMPLEXION LONGWEAR FOUNDATION
WHY WE LOVE IT
• 24 hours of comfortable, breathable wear • Full, flexible coverage with a matte finish • Visibly blurs pores and fine lines • With antioxidant botanical extracts • Ideal for all skin types • Vegan
Next up is the new VDL Primers.
This new line is so pretty. Here is Avon’s description of the VDL Lumilayer Primer:
VDL’s violet light energy from Lumilayer Prismatic Pearls creates the Insta-famous reflective Glass Skin effect for that coveted luminous look!
Start off your look with a luminous glow. VDL Lumilayer Primer is formulated with prismatic pearls that visibly plump, brighten and sculpt skin while blurring pores and providing a long-lasting silky appearance. Now get glowing! 1.01 fl. oz.
BENEFITS • Violet Lumilayer pigment visibly brightens, plumps and sculpts skin for added dimension and volume • Blurs pores and enhances the wear of foundation, providing a long-lasting silky texture • Can be worn alone, under foundation or as a sheer highlighter
TO USE Warm primer between fingers and press into skin. Use after skincare routine and before applying foundation.
Pro Tip: Use as a highlighter on top of makeup; apply to cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bone and cupid’s bow.
* I really like the Pro Tip — And I plan to try that. How about you?
There are 4 products in the VDL Lumilayer Line. One to Prime and Shine – One to Mattify – One for Glow – And One to Illuminate. You can check them all Here.
Avon has quite a few new Spring Fashion looks that are great to transition you from Winter. That tie-dye sweatshirt is too cute with the lace-up look detail on the shoulder. I am in love with both prints on those sneakers, and they are Cushion Walk. That’s a definite plus. My Sister-In-Law and I are both leggings fans. Wait till she sees those Side Lace Leggings!
I am linking you directly to the New Arrivals Page so that you can see everything that’s new and happening in the Spring Fashion Section.
And, along with fun Spring Fashions, there is also gorgeous Spring Jewelry –
If you’d like to browse and shop the entire virtual Campaign 8 Brochure plus the fun insert brochures (with special deals) Click Here.
I hope you enjoy the arrival of Spring. I hope everything can get back to normal for us all very soon, and I hope that shopping Avon online can help side-track you at least a little with some fun new goodies for you to enjoy.
How are you all doing? I hope you’re safe and sound and your nest is full of all the necessities to enjoy.
I thought today would be a great day to share something fun with you. How about a Sweepstakes? Yay!
Avon is introducing a new line of illuminating Primers called VDL. Here is Avon’s description of what VDL is all about:
VDL’s violet light energy from Lumilayer Prismatic Pearls creates the insta-famous reflective Glass Skin effect for that coveted luminous look.
Here is the technology behind VDL: VDL’s trademark Lumilayer Prismatic Pearls are created with red and blue pigments that emit a lit-from-within radiance. A unique, double-baked method produces finely milled, blendable Lumilayer Prismatic Pearls that are suspended in a moisturizing emulsion, which revives dull, dry skin.
Sounds so pretty!
The winner will receive 1 of each of the new VDL products:
Prime and Shine – Lumilayer Primer
VDL Satin Veil Primer
VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh
VDL Lumilayer Metal Cushion Primer (compact)
There will be (5) Winners total – Plus – the Winners’ Representatives will also win a set – Hooray! I’m definitely down for that!
Here is the link to enter: Click Here. This Sweepstakes ends 3/30/20 at 11:59 pm et.
It’s painless and fun, and we all can certainly use a little more fun these days, so I hope you join in and win (us both) a set! Haha!
I love the slogan for this new line – Vivid Desires Come To Life. For dreamers and go-getters. VDL is for the fearless. It pushes the limits to create a sensual and radiant makeup world.
We’re getting all set for Campaign 8 to begin Wednesday. Avon is launching the new VDL Line as well as their new Cashmere Complexion line of Foundation and Concealers. The names of these shades are delicious – literally. We’re talking shades like Cannoli, Shortcake, Cappuccino, Praline, Tiramisu – you’ll want to find out about this line for sure. It is rich with antioxidant botanical extracts, artichoke and butterfly lavender, and is a water-resistant and fragrance free makeup. There are 30 shades in this line, so Avon’s really making it very easy to find your perfect foundation shade. I’m hoping they’ll be posting the chart to find your perfect shade online. I’ll keep you informed about that.
Okay gang — I hope you all stay safe and fabulous (of course) till we meet again. I’m planning to be back here on Wednesday for the Campaign 8 launch, so I hope to see you then!