Hello everyone! I have some super fun news for you!
Tomorrow, Monday, November 9th, begins Avon’s annual 12 Days of Deals. Hooray!
12 days filled with fun surprises. Surprises that I do not even have a clue to what’s what. We’ll all be surprised together.
The best way to see the deals as soon as they are announced is to subscribe to receive Avon emails from my website. The deals will be delivered directly to you so that you can see them right away and choose your favorites.
It’s very easy to subscribe. Just visit my Avon website homepage – Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the Sign Up Button to receive promotional offers.
OR – you can contact me here with your email address and I’ll get you signed up.
I hope you have fun scrolling through all the beautiful Parisian themed gifts that Avon is offering this year, and enjoy all the special deals daily.
Look at all that Holiday gorgeousness! Wow! I hope you win! This has the new Holiday Beauty Caddy, and it’s filled with so many gifts! There are 2 Holiday candles, Flannel and Nog. There is a beautiful Filigree Cuff Watch, and really pretty Wreath Earrings, Glitter Nail Enamel, Sparkling Perfumed Body Gel, Perfume, and so much more. You can read the full listing of gifts above. So fabulous!
Avon’s captivating new fragrance, Charmed, is receiving some love in the press! It was named as one of “The Best New Fall 2020 Fragrances” on Forbes.com, and it received a stellar write-up on Allure.com.
Avon’s Charmed is named a Best New Fall 2020 Fragrance in Forbes among other fragrance giants’ newest releases such as Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privee’, Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori, Cartier La Panthe’re Parfum, and Giorgio Armani My Way, elevating Avon at a higher standard to be reckoned with. I’ve been telling you guys, Avon is bringing it, they have raised their standards, and they are going luxe. I’m so happy and so proud for them, and very happy and proud to be a member of the Avon family.
Here is what Forbes.com and Allure had to say about this fabulous and attention getting fragrance:
Talk about peacocking! To celebrate their 134th anniversary, on October 27 Avon is launching a $1,200 fragrance housed in an 18K gold-plated peacock bejeweled with 21 Swarovski crystals, which comes tucked into a wooden collectible box. Avon has been introduced fragrances since 1886, but this is by far their most opulent one yet. To commemorate the year the brand was founded, only 1,886 bottles will be available. The scent spotlights three natural Orpur ingredients, which means “pure gold” in French and are the of the highest quality. The trio is rose, jasmine absolute and patchouli. $1,200.
It doesn’t get nearly enough credit, but Avon is an amazing source of truly lovely fragrances. Go ahead and take a glance at the selection of Avon’s perfumes on the brand’s website and you’ll find a wide variety of scents — nearly 40, in fact, all ranging from $17 to $50. But while the low price points are among the reason that Avon’s perfumes are so appealing, it turns out smacking a $1,200 price tag on a fragrance only increases its desirability.
OK, so Avon isn’t exactly charging $1,200 for a perfume arbitrarily. Charmed, which launches in late October, is a celebration of 134 years of Avon, and its opulence reflects the momentous occasion. The bottle is absolutely incredible both aesthetically and compositionally. An 18K gold-plated peacock sits atop a beautiful column, its tail embellished with 21 Swarovski crystals. (And it comes in a gorgeous, wooden, collectible box to boot.)
And, I have some info that you’ll not find in the press, but rather only from an Avon Insider, like me.
When you purchase this lovely collectible (think how fabulous a memory this fragrance would be for a bride…), you will receive an exclusive gift set.
(I will go over the Luxury Edit Catalog in another blog post, but here is a link to all the items in the Catalog that are eligible for this offer.)
AND — another Avon Insider/Representative jewel that I can gift you — Your cost for a bottle of Charmed Eau de Parfum, if purchased from my website, is $1,000.00 vs. $1,200.00.
So, if you’re in the market for a luxury perfume or for a special gift for someone that will hold a beautiful and meaningful memory for many years (wedding gift, anniversary gift, etc.), I hope you’ll stop by and give Charmed a look, and a chance to fill that special need for you.
Till next time, stay fabulous, and follow your joy!
Hello everyone! Are you ready for a Parisian Holiday? Yay!
I think this may be my favorite Avon Brochure cover yet. I love the Christmas in Paris theme this year. It’s just what we need to lift our spirits.
So, come on, step inside the C.24 Brochure with me for a look at our Parisian Holiday!
Avon’s Paris themed Christmas is a collection of chic limited-edition goodies full of vintage charm and romance, like Dreamlife Cologne, bottled in a very unique Eiffel Tower spray bottle. The perfume itself is a magical blend of mimosa flower, aspirational rose, and glowing amber. It arrives in a Parisian-themed gift box. How special would this be to give as a gift this year? And you know that this is going to be a collector’s item. So fun!
Say hello to Yvette. Isn’t she gorgeous?
You will find Yvette sitting pretty on Page 8 of the C.24 Brochure. She is filled with a fruity floral bubble bath. I love these vintage cat bubble bath decanters and am so happy to see them (well, her) make a come-back. I remember these from my childhood. Brings back really warm memories. Just imagine how she’ll warm someone else’s heart this year.
Hold the presses! This stunning beauty stopped me in my tracks!
Avon has pulled out all the stops for this gorgeous Statement Necklace, and it’s only $44.99. Fete Fabulous, indeed! You can find this beautiful necklace on page 13.
And accompanying the Statement Necklace, check out what’s on Page 12:
Avon has released another collection of Iconic Jewelry for Christmas this year. This collection truly has a romantic vintage look and feel. I am definitely eyeballing the Starburst Pin. I think it is going to be my “must-have” item this year. I have really been enjoying wearing brooches again, they’ve seemed to have made a come-back, at least in my heart.
Let’s see, how about some Christmas home decor to swoop you away to France?
I love that they’re calling it Bonjour Decor. It’s so beautiful and luminous. I think my favorite may be the Light-Up Cutout Star. How about you? Which is grabbing at your heart-strings? You can shop the entire collection on pages 16-17.
And my last, but not least, favorite pick from this Parisian excursion of holiday joy, is some makeup, of course! We’re backing it up to Pages 6-7.
Vive Le Makeup! On Page 6 you’ll see the City of Light Illumiator Powders. These little containers are so cute and so fun to use. I got one last year from that season’s style, and I really love it. The little powder puff is adorable and so soft. Very easy to apply color to your cheeks with the fluffy puff, and it’s just different and very feminine. This year’s collection of illuminating powders are delicate and illuminating. They add a lasting touch of radiance to your face and neck areas. The color choices are Charm, Bonjour, and Champagne.
You will find the Love in Paris Eye Palette on Page 7, along with the Dazzle Me Makeup Brush Set and Voilette Veil Holographic Lip Gloss. These are all very giftable makeup items, in very gorgeous colors. Check out all the glittery eyeshadows in the Paris Eye Palette.
I hope you enjoyed your Parisian Christmas tour and that you’ll stop by and stroll throughout the entire C.24 Brochure. There is still a lot to see that we did not visit here.
You can also stroll through the Virtual Catalog – Click Here. It’s really cute. The kitty cats on the front cover come to life.
Do you know what colors look the best on you? Which are more flattering to your skin tone, eye color, and hair color?
Well, that’s what we’re here to find out.
Performing Color Analysis is something I learned to do many years ago while in Beauty Consultant training. This was in the late 80’s, to give you an idea. The concept of Color Analysis has been around for quite some time now, and is a great way to help you coordinate your wardrobe, your accessories, and your makeup, to enhance your unique complexion.
Using Color Analysis, I learned how to determine someone’s Color “Season”. There are 4 Color Seasons, just as there are 4 Seasons in nature. Winter, Summer, Spring, and Autumn. It’s very fun to experiment and find out your Color Season, so let’s go!
To determine which you are, you can try several different methods that are quick and easy. Firstly, what is your skin’s undertone? Do you have a pink undertone, or are you more golden? Pink will indicate a “cool” undertone, and gold (or olive) indicates a “warm” undertone. You can also check the veins on the underside of your wrists. Are your veins blue, or green? Blue is cool, green is warm.
The next thing I would suggest is color draping. You can use clothes from your closet, or get a variety of clothes in various colors to try out when you’re shopping. But very simply, drape different colors of fabrics right beneath your face to see which colors make your skin color, eye color, and lip color “pop”. Do you look best in reds and hot pinks? Or do you look better in golds and browns? This is one of the quickest tests, using these particular colors. If you have golden undertones, your skin will radiate beautifully in golds and browns, whereas if you have pink undertones, they will be enhanced with the bright pinks and reds.
Next, what Season are you?
This will be determined by both 1. your skin undertone (which you will have assessed already if you are cool or warm), plus 2. the lightness or darkness of your hair, eyebrows, and eye color.
If you have a cool, pink undertone and dark features such as dark skin, hair and brows, and dark eyes, you are a Winter. You can also have very light skin with dark features – like me – I am a Winter.
Winters look fabulous in bold cool tones such as black, hot pinks, bright purples, royal blues, and cool reds. The bolder the color the better for you!
Now, if you are cool but have lighter colored hair and eyes, you are a Summer.
You look beautiful in the same color tones as a Winter, but softer. You really rock those soft grays, pinks, lavenders, light blues, and softer reds like raspberry.
For you gorgeous warm toned beauties, if you have darker skin, hair and eyes, you are an Autumn. And again, you may have light skin with dark features and be an Autumn.
The colors that really bring out the warmth in your skin are golden browns, pumpkin, marigold, olive greens, and teal.
On the lighter side of Autumn is Spring. If you have a warm undertone and lighter features, these colors are perfect for you:
Spring is to Autumn as Summer is to Winter – a lighter version of the same color palette.
Springs will shine in lighter browns, warm golds and oranges, softer olive greens and teals.
One thing I must point out, is that black and white are neutral tones and can be worn by all Color Seasons.
I would recommend beiges or off-whites though, over white, for Springs and Autumns. It will enhance your natural coloring better.
Knowing your Color Season is a great way to be a very savvy shopper. You can coordinate your clothing, accessories, and makeup colors much easier. Always look for colors in your Seasonal palette and you’ll be coordinating like a rock star while you magically enhance your natural beauty all at the same time.
One of the first things you may want to shop for after determining your Color Season is your makeup foundation. This is the very first basic stepping stone to enhancing your natural skin tone. Here is the Cashmere Complexion color-chart to help you find the perfect foundation shade for your skin:
The Cashmere Foundations are divided into Light, Tan-Medium, and Deep shades. You will then see each shade begins with either an N, W, or C. These stand for Neutral, Warm, and Cool. Are you warm or cool? I am a cool Winter with very light pink toned skin, so my foundation shade choice is C110 Shortcake. It is a perfect match for me. I love it so much. My natural tone can shine through uninterrupted yet I still get the coverage I need. Check out my blog post all about Cashmere Complexion Foundation.
And now that you know all about your Color Season, I hope you enjoy experimenting with all your colors. You can try on different makeup shades virtually – Visit my Makeover Tool Here.
Another tip for you — if you have a favorite color that you love to wear and it is not in your Color Season palette, no worries, simply put something that is in your color palette close to your face. Try a scarf or jewelry items, or even a bright lipstick that will shine above the other color. There is no need to completely eliminate colors that are not in your palette. Perhaps some pants in your favorite color (that’s not in your palette), teamed with a blouse that is. Just play with it, and have fun!
Hello! How are you today? Ready to get those brows going on?
I know I am! Learning to do my eyebrows has been a very fun journey for me. I’ve enjoyed learning about different brow products and brow techniques.
I’ve always had very prominent brows and never really had to use anything other than something to hold them into place, but you know how it is as we mature and things begin to change…
Upside is, we can always learn new things, and learn how to keep our beauty as brilliant as ever!
To begin this journey, I first went to my Avon website and learned about the different types of eyebrow products available and ordered several that appealed to me. The good thing about eyebrow products (at least Avon’s), is that they’re not really expensive, so it is great to get several products to try out.
I’ll go over the different products that I tried for my new look and tell you their price points as well. But first, I’ll share with you the techniques I’ve been learning along the way too. I’ve been watching YouTube videos and reading how-to’s, and practicing.
Here are a few of the first steps to begin with:
Ahead of time tip: Tweeze and keep your eyebrow hairs trimmed. I trim my eyebrow hairs by brushing them upward and then taking my shears and trimming them at the top so that there are no long hairs going crazy.
Then, when you’re ready to do your eyebrow makeup, you will want to brush your brows with your brow brush and have them smooth and ready for product application.
You can measure where your eyebrows should begin, arch, and end, with your eyebrow brush or a pencil. Begin at your nostril – place your pencil upward. This is where your eyebrow should begin. Then from your nostril, halfway through your eye, to find your natural arch, and then from your nostril to the outer corner of your eye, is where your eyebrow should end.
To begin, start by outlining how you want the shape of your eyebrow to be. If you’re not sure, this is where practice makes perfect. Just be patient with yourself and try a little color at a time till you’re comfortable with the amount of product, and the size brow that you think look best for you. This is what took me a little while to to get used to. But I am getting more and more comfortable with having a finished brow look, and am really enjoying it.
For our next beautiful brow step, which products will be best for you?
Here is a list of the Avon Eyebrow Products that I used, and their prices:
I will tell you my favorites, and what I used each for.
Firstly, I really like the Ultra Luxury Brow Liner because it is a very fine-pointed pencil and I can resharpen it, and keep it that way. I like using it for outlining. I can get the perfect definition cleanly using this pencil, and it goes on very easily with no tugging. Do not draw with a straight, precision line though, just kind of lightly flick the pencil on to look more natural.
I like using both the Glimmerstick Brow Definer and the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil as well. They are not quite as thin a point, so they are great for filling in. When I decided to fill in an area underneath the front top of my brow that needed to be colored in and blend with the rest of my brow, I found that the Glimmersticks worked best for this job. I ordered the Tattoo Station Brow Pencil and Glimmerstick in different colors – One is more black/gray and the other more taupe/brown. I like to use them both since my hair is different colors too.
For the Pomade. It goes on very well and is brushable. I personally am not ready to use the little brush that comes with it to draw on an outline or fill in with it, at least till I get a bit better with my technique probably. If you’ve had more experience than I, you will most likely love this formulation. It is waterproof and has a 24 hour wear time. I’m going to keep practicing with this one. It has very good pigmentation, and the color I chose is a brown/gray. Perfect for my hair color.
The last step in completing a brow look is to use the spoolie end of the brow brush to gently blend and soften the product(s) used on the brow. You can do this as you go as well. If you blend too much, you can always go back and add more color where needed. But if you like it just the way it is, omit this step. It’s all about what you think looks pretty on you.
I have to tell you that after I finished my brows, I felt more spunky! I put on some darker lipstick, a bit more eyeshadow, fluffed my hair, and put on my earrings. It changed my whole attitude.
And to me that’s what makeup is all about anyway. Enhancing our natural beauty, and making us feel great. I know that when I feel like I look good, I feel good. It really changes my mood, for the better.
How about you? How does makeup make you feel? We may have to discuss that sometime too.
I hope you enjoyed my eyebrow experimentation with products and techniques. I am very happy to share my experiences with you, and I hope it has helped you in your eyebrow journey too.
Let me know which products you like best, and I’d love to see your pics!
Did you get your email in on time? I hope so! Here it is, as promised! I’ve sent a Coupon Code to everyone on my list. You will receive your Code in tomorrow’s email.
Shop to your heart’s content and enjoy a Free Gift, just for you, as a Thank You, or save it for a special Christmas Gift. The Festival Vibes A-Box has 3 full sized eye makeup items, and a try-it size of Love at First Lash Mascara. Absolutely my favorite mascara, you’ll love it! Looks like you’ll receive 2 Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadows and a Glimmersticks Eyeliner. The Glimmershadows are fabulous! I’m so enjoying wearing mine. Very easy to apply and blend, and very long wearing too. The Glimmersticks Eyeliners go on very well – and they can go on over eyeshadow. Just dab a bit more (powder) eyeshadow to set it, and you’re on your way for all day wear. A-Box Values range from $35.00 – $40.00 each.
And BONUS – this time around I’ve sent you (2) Offers, so be on the look-out for a second email with this offer:
The Anew Ultimate Day Multiperformance Cream (Travel Size) is yours Free with any $40.00+ purchase. Just use your Coupon Code at checkout. This is a $15.00 value.
Have fun! Get some gorgeousness for yourself with an added Thank You Gift to make your day extra special.
This is where I report to you from, and do my makeup photography.
As you can see, I enjoy using the products that I love to share with you.
I was just talking with my sister last evening about getting my Makeup Room spruced up and ready for more in-depth photography, and told her, “You know, I’m about to turn 56 and I’m setting up to do even more makeup photography and blogging.” That’s really amazing. It just dawned on me – my age. I am very thankful that at 55 I’m still enjoying makeup and wanting to look my best – and to keep learning new things in the makeup field. It’s never to early or too late to celebrate our beauty, to appreciate it, and to work to preserve and highlight what we’ve got. I so admire those that are even more mature than I, and seeing them still shining in all their glory, and not giving up at any certain age on being the best that they can be, and that’s what I strive for as well, and to hopefully inspire others along the way.
Check out what’s coming up – I’m so excited!! A Parisian Holiday!
I welcome you to share in my makeup and beauty journey. Let’s see what kind of (good) trouble we can get into. Have some fun, and some laughs, and perhaps some gorgeous results too!
I told you I’ve been working on my eyebrow game. I’m getting pretty good at it, and plan to share what I’ve been learning with you very soon. I have (4) different products that I’ve been trying out, so stay tuned! I’ll also be sharing with you again my experience using the new Cashmere Complexion Makeup Foundation and Concealer. The Powder Foundation is to die for ladies, it covers so well, and yet looks so fresh. I am loving how my makeup looks even more now than ever before.
Okay, I’m off for now, but you know I’ll be back soon with more fabulousness to share with you.
Remember to treat yourself well, and do things that make you the happiest,
Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative (and Over 50 Beauty Blogger!)
You can sign up to receive an offer for this Free Festival Vibes A-Box Gift Set via email. It’s very easy. Visit my Avon website: YourAvon.com/MyBeauty. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see the Sign Up Button to subscribe to my email list.
OR, you can sign up when you enter the Love Your Skin Sweepstakes. Make sure you have the box checked to sign up for emails. That way I will receive your email in my Avon Back Office and will be able to include you in the promotional deal. I can only send the offer to the emails that are in my Avon database, so don’t miss out!
If you are already a customer or have previously signed up, you are in! I’ll give everyone a couple of days to get signed up before I send the offer out. I will most likely include an extra offer as well with this one. With the holidays coming up, this is a great way to snag some awesome gifts. The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide is already up as well, so stop on by and see all the new fabulousness! It’s so exciting!
Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative
Seasons Greetings! It’s that time again! Avon’s just released their 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
So many beautiful Christmas items. Check out the new sleepwear and slippers. There are holiday themed lotions and lip balms, fragrance gift sets for him and her, and how gorgeous is the new starry makeup caddy?
There are also jewelry gifts, gifts for him, and gifts for the home now listed. You can check out all the fabulousness here.
The other big news for Campaign 23 is the release of Avon’s new LYRD Artisan fragrances. These are described as fragrance artistry, expertly crafted by master perfumers, using unexpected combinations of the finest ingredients.
Those that know me, know that this is a subject that rings very true to my heart. Formerly a candle artist and perfumer, I know a little about fragrance blending. Getting the right combination of aromas that dance together in perfect harmony. It truly is an art, and an art that can delight your senses.
I’ve had the privilege to try the Cherry Vetiver aroma, and I absolutely love it. This definitely reminds me of the types of aromas that I would blend. I am so looking forward to trying the Santal Musk Parfum. I love musk based aromas, they are in my top faves, and the Santal Musk Parfum is described as being a blend of Indian Sandalwood and magnetic White Musk. Guess what? I love sandalwood as much as I love musk, so yeah, I’ll be giving this one a try very soon.
The Cherry Vetiver Parfum is described as a blend of Sweet Cherry and smooth Haitian Vetiver. I’ve blogged about this particular aroma blend so you’ll have to check that out. But this one smells so beautiful. I love wearing it. It is not hard on the nose at all, which, if you’re wondering, is why I had to leave the world of scent-blending behind. It became sensory overload for my very sensitive sense of smell. It’s taken me a few years to be able to wear scent again, and I can only wear those that are not too overpowering. So, yes, I definitely recommend the Artisan Cherry Vetiver, and look forward to trying the Artisan Santal Musk.
Another amazing thing about the Artisan Parfums is that they are unisex aromas, so you can gift either of these to anyone this season, including yourself.
And so you know, there will be more fun Christmas goodies being added throughout the next several campaigns, including Avon’s Parisian themed Christmas items, so you’ll want to be sure to sign up to get blog post notifications to be the first to know when all the fabulousness is released.
Also, be sure to sign up on my Avon website to receive email notifications. You will receive email directly from Avon with unadvertised specials that you can take advantage of during the holiday shopping season, plus I send out special free gift opportunities to my customers and email list recipients. It’s very easy to sign up – Click Here to visit the Holiday Gift Guide – Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find the SIGN UP button. You can also sign up to receive email when you enter the Avon Monthly Sweepstakes. Yay!
Here’s a peek at the free gift offers I will be sending my email recipients during Campaign 23:
So go get signed up! I’d love for you to get in on the fun! The Festival Vibes A-Box pictured above is a $40.00 value gift set, so yeah, that’s a fabulous gift that you could give to yourself or save for a special Christmas gift.
I’ll give everyone a little time to get signed up before I send out the emails for the free gift offers. I usually post a head’s up here on my blog as well as on my Social Media pages when the coupon codes are on their way.
Okay gang — I shall close for now. I’m so excited for the holidays this year. I hope I can help spread some fun, and comforts and joy this season for you, your family, and your home.
Till next time, stay fabulous!
Your Personal Beauty Consultant and Avon Representative