I have something really fun and dazzling to share with you this evening!
Avon is having a 50% off select items sale right now and I had my eye on this makeup brush set from their Christmas in Paris Collection, and wondered if it might be included in the sale items, and Yay! I can report that it definitely is, and I just ordered a set for myself. Tomorrow is my birthday, so Happy Birthday to me!
And you know me, I like to share the goodness with you always, so I thought I’d pop in briefly so that you can also snag a set for yourself before they’re gone.
The original price was $30.00, but now this gorgeous set is $15.00. Here’s the direct link.
Here is the description for you:
Five full-size pro brushes with pouch. Nylon bristles work with all textures. Sparkling gold-colored crystals fill clear handle.
6-piece gift set includes: • Blender Brush, 7 ½” L • Blush Brush, 8” L • Contour Brush, 7 ½” L • Eyeshadow Blender Brush, 6 ¾” L • Angled Eye Liner Brush, 6 ½” L • Pretty cotton drawstring pouch with gold print and pink satin tie
It’s so pretty! I cannot wait to receive mine!
Okay gang, I’m off for now. I’m looking forward to birthday celebrations tomorrow. My Son and his wife are treating me to a BBQ dinner out. So excited!
Like to have fuller, more youthful lips? Or even softer, better moisturized lips? Yes, please!
Since the beginning of Winter this year, I’ve certainly been needing a little extra care for my lips it seems. I keep them moisturized constantly, but yet they are still dry if I do not have anything on them.
Then a light bulb went off. Doesn’t Avon have a lip conditioner? Perhaps that’s what I need… Yeah! Definitely!
So, I looked it up, and yep, it’s been there all along, right under my nose, so to speak. I was very excited to order this and receive it. Here is Avon’s official description for you:
Revitalize your chapped, dry lips with this highly-moisturizing lip conditioner for a softer, smoother feel.
BENEFITS • Lips feel smoother and softer • Lips become plumper, firmer, smoother and more supple • Dual plumping-formulated with retinol and collagen • In just two weeks, reduces lip dryness by 90% • Lips look more youthful • Adds volume to lips • Sheer coverage allows for wear under lipsticks • SPF 15
TO USE Swipe on your lips under your favorite lip color. Reapply whenever lips feel dry.
Sounds really fabulous to me! I’ll be using this every day. I’m looking forward to reduced dryness by 90% for sure. And it makes lips plumper, firmer, smoother, and more supple? Hooray! I have naturally thin lips, so I’m excited for that. And I love that it has sunscreen. Cannot forget to protect our lips just like we protect our faces (and necks), right?
And another bit of good news about this is that it is listed for $6.99, regularly $11.99.
I hope you snag yourself a tube (or 2, for that price!), and enjoy more supple and moisturized lips this Winter. Actually, I think this will be great any Season, especially with the SPF protection for your outdoor activities. Wear this conditioner alone or under your lipstick. I know I will!
And speaking of wearing this with lipstick, look what I just came across yesterday — Avon has a Condition & Color Lip Duo bundle deal available. I found this in the new special insert brochure that accompanies C.3.
There are 14 shades of lipstick to choose from with this Duo deal.
Valued at $22, this 2-piece set includes:
• Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick, 0.106 oz. net wt. • Beyond Color Lip Conditioner, SPF 15. 0.106 oz. net wt.
This set is listed in my Avon store for $11.50 – Click here. How’s that for good news? Yay! The lipstick shade pictured above is Peony Blush. So pretty.
Have fun shopping this deal.
Till next time, stay fabulous and always follow your joy!
OMG — What a way to begin the New Year! Avon is kicking off their 135th Anniversary year with some amazing beauty bundle deals. Can you believe the savings? You can save $85.00 on 10 must-have beauty essential products with this Makeup Maven Must-Haves Bundle. Say what? I know, right?
Here is Avon’s official description:
From that no-makeup, makeup look to a show-stopping gaze, we’ve got you covered with A-list beauties for face, eyes and lips.
• Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte, 0.176 oz. • fmg Cashmere Lipcream Matte in True Red & Dark Cherry, each 0.12 oz. net wt. • Magix Prime Face Perfector, 1 fl. oz. • Avon LOVE at 1st Lash Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black, 0.3 fl. oz. • fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Citrine (matte sateen), 0.07 fl. oz. • Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black, 0.01 oz. net wt. • Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner in Sepia, 0.01 oz. net wt. • Magix Dust Finishing Powder in Translucent: Fair-Light, 0.21 oz. net wt. • The Face Shop Waterproof Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, 3.7 fl. oz.
All that, for $50.00.
I hope you stop by my Avon store and snag this deal for yourself! I do not know how long it will be up. Our next campaign begins in just 3 days.
There are 2 other Beauty-full Bundles by Avon available with this same value/savings point. One is the Skin Care Essentials Bundle ($140.00 value), and the other is the “Me-Time” Pampering Bundle ($140.00 value). Both are listed for $50.00, so that is actually a $90.00 savings on those. WOW! Happy New Year to us!
What’s more exciting than Christmas? After Christmas sales and specials! Woo Hoo!
Avon’s got some real goodies this year. They are not advertising these as “After Christmas Specials” on our websites, but rather under Sales and Specials:Good Buys, which is where the links here will lead you.
There are specials on makeup items like eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks of all sorts, mascaras, pressed powder, and there’s even one of those cute little Blushing Beauties Blushes with the super sweet powder puff. I love those. There are TONS of jewelry items. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, men’s jewelry, watches, even Sterling Silver jewelry. You’ve really got to check all that out. There are fashion items. Shoes, clothing, tops, bottoms, jackets, slippers, boots, sneakers, and pajamas. There are items for your home. Candles, and holiday decor.
I’ve pictured several of my favorite finds for you to see in the collage picture above. I am in love with that jacket. How about you?
I hope you’re able to snag some really great bargains for yourself, and these are great gift ideas for any birthdays you may have coming up. My birthday is coming up in January. Hint, hint! 🙂 How about those gorgeous golden sandals. Could definitely see you out dancing in those for New Years. Yay! Ready to welcome 2021 for sure!
That’s exactly what I told myself while looking in the mirror a while back.
Hey everyone! How are you? Excited to get back to work? I know I am! I had fun over the holiday, but have been eager to get back to my fun stuff here.
But yeah, I had to have that conversation with myself. We all know that immobility leads to sagging, and that includes our faces. I know that for me, I’ve always loved exercising, but recently, with the changes going on within me due to menopause, I sometimes do not have the motivation I used to, to get myself moving. BUT, after that OMG moment looking in the mirror, I found anewed motivation. I have also been inspired by others my age to get my exercise bike back out, and get myself toned up. So yay! I hope I can also help inspire someone else out there that may need a friendly push to keep on workin’ it, even when you may not feel that into it.
So, let’s get going on exercising that gorgeous face. You know what they say, move it or lose it!
Here are a few of my favorite exercises to do daily. And as with most things that I do, I love to multi-task, so some of these will also exercise your neck and arms at the same time.
The first one I like to do, kind of like a warm-up, is very simple. You can do this exercise, and all of them really, either sitting down or standing up, and I like to sometimes do these while riding my exercise bike.
I do not have names for these exercises, so for this one I’ll call the O-E Exercise. This is for your cheeks as well.
First purse your lips into an exaggerated “O” shape:
Then change to a very wide “E” shape:
I know this looks funny! Haha! But I can really feel the muscles in my face and neck area being stretched and exercised when I do this. I do this exercise about 12 times. And with it looking so funny, it may also lift your spirits and make you laugh – or make others laugh!
The next exercise I like to do is for my neck area. It’s basically opening and closing your mouth, but while stretching your neck upwards.
Just stretch your neck upwards and pull your bottom lip up. I can really feel my neck muscles being worked with this one.
I’ve always heard that a woman’s neck shows her age, so yeah, get those neck exercises in with your facial exercises.
The great thing about these exercises is that they’re not strenuous and you can do them anytime, and practically anywhere, and they do not take a lot of time. So, no excuses Jfay!
Okay, let’s get some more physical action going – not strenuous, just more active.
Let’s stretch those arms out…
S t r e t c h from side to side. Slowly… Really stretch your neck while you’re doing this, from one side to the other. You will feel those side neck muscles getting worked out with this one. I’m hoping this one will help with the side jowls as well, because I can feel it pulling my muscles all the way up to my chin area. I sometimes add an extra stretch to this one for my face by opening and closing my mouth while in this position. I can really feel it in my chin area then. Kind of a side mouth stretch. This helps get the blood flowing too.
Now, I’m going to stretch up and down.
Stretch those arms up to the ceiling, and your head up as well, with your neck stretched.
Then bring it all down.
Having fun yet?
No.. don’t look up! Haha! Although, that could be another angle to stretch from. 🙂 But, I basically go straight up and down like this several times. It exercises my neck and the back of my upper arms (which can always use the exercise, if you know what I mean.).
So, there you have it! Those, for right now, are my favorite easy go-to daily face, neck, and upper arm exercises. I may add more to my routine later, but I am enjoying doing these, and have been able to fit them into my schedule easily. Plus my bike riding! I’m very proud of myself for making sure to ride my bike as well, practically every day. I’ve had to miss a few days during the holiday, but that’s not too bad. I’ve been riding a mile, a mile and a half, and sometimes 2 miles a day now. Hooray!
Another thing I wanted to mention to you about keeping that gorgeous face and neck look fabulous and youthful, is to also try to make moisturizing a daily habit as well. It can be very simple and not take much time to do, especially with this new line of moisturizers I’m about to show you. Which, I did a blog post just a while back about Physiogel. I love this so much, and it is now my favorite moisturizer.
I cannot laud this nearly enough. It is so fabulous. This humble looking moisturizer is designed to repair, restore, and hydrate your skin. It is made for dry, sensitive skin, and feels so wonderful.
Here’s what Avon has to say about Physiogel:
Our Physiogel BioMimic Technology contains lipids that are similar to those found naturally in skin that help repair and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, restoring the hydration your skin needs to stay strong and visibly healthy.
I use this on my face and neck twice daily. It smooths into my skin quickly and does not leave any greasy residue, so it’s perfect under makeup as well.
Avon has a full line of this product. For your face, your body, and for facial cleansing. Here’s a link for you to read more about it, and see all the products in this line. And with our new Campaign 2 right now, you will receive a free gift of a trial size facial cream with any Physiogel purchase. I’ll be getting mine for sure! Here’s a link to the new Brochure’s Physiogel page 1. Just click the side arrow to browse the pages.
And there you have it – some of my very favorite self care tips for my face and neck area. I hope this helps get you inspired and motivated too. Always take time for you, and take good care of yourself. It’s never too late (or early) to begin a great skincare and exercise regimen.
If you give Physiogel a try, let me know how you like (I mean, love) it!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Having an issue with down-turned lip lines? Let’s see if we can work a little makeup “magic” to help camouflage, or at least deter that feature from being a head-lining act. What do you say?
Having down-turned lips and lip-lines can occur at any age, and may be the beautiful way God created you, so there’s nothing to feel badly about. But, we do have a few tools in our kit, so to speak, to help our down-turned lips not look like a big frown when we’re wanting to wear bright lipsticks out on the town.
So, let’s go!
We’ll begin with our prep:
Step 1 – Moisturize those gorgeous lips! I’m using Avon’s Moisture Therapy Lip Treatment. It’s perfect to keep my lips moist without being greasy, so I can wear it underneath my lipstick.
Step 2 – You’ll want to have some liquid concealer, preferably with a wand. I’m using Avon’s Cashmere Complexion Longwear Concealer in Cheesecake. This has a soft focus matte finish, and is also water resistant.
Step 3 – Simply draw upward with your concealer wand along the outside corner of your lips. We’re looking to help cancel out that downward look of our natural lip line.
Step 4 – Use a slightly damp makeup sponge to blend. I already had on my foundation, so this is done atop your already-in-place foundation makeup. You can set this with powder after application.
Next, let’s apply our lip color products:
Step 1 – You’ll need your favorite lip lining pencil. For this look, I’m using Avon’s Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Currant.
Step 2 – And this is where some of the magic comes in. I am lining my lips all the way to the (inner) corners, but rather than following my natural lip line to the outermost corner, I am going to move inward a bit, and not stay right on my natural outer lip line (in the corner areas – top and bottom). If I were to follow my natural lip line to the outer edges, my lips would appear to be even more drastically down-turned, kind of like a clown’s frown. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to not lining right on the outer ridge of your natural lip line, but you’ll get it! And I always like to fill in my lips with my liner. It helps with color depth and a longer wearing lipstick.
Step 3 – Choose your favorite lipstick! You do not have to be afraid of going dark and dramatic now. We’re keeping those lips looking more upturned now. I’m going all out wearing Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Candy Red.
Step 4 – Apply your lipstick within the lines of your lipliner. Be careful at the corners not to go all the way to the very outer corner area.
And you’re ready to go! Woo Hoo! Have fun!
But before I let you go, I’ll share my very favorite and top, top, top #1 tip to help down-turned lips: S-M-I-L-E!!
That works every time!
Till next time, stay fabulous, follow your joy, and always smile!
Hello everyone! How are you doing? I hope you’re enjoying your Holiday Season.
And while you’re enjoying your Holiday Season, I wanted to remind you to be sure to treat yourself. I know a lot of you are probably busy getting things all set for everyone else in your life, but make sure to take time to say Merry Christmas to you.
Perhaps treat yourself to a spa day if that’s what you enjoy. Or maybe a new do or makeover, or a little present just for you.
Do something for you that makes you happy, especially this year ladies.
I wanted to share with you, that in taking my own advice, I decided to treat myself to an upgrade for my Pixie Hair Do, and also treat myself to a gift of beauty. Nothing like a new do and beauty products to make me feel awesome!
I was chatting with my Hair Stylist, Whitney, about when I transformed my hair from the Bob Hairstyle that I used to wear (when I dyed my hair) to my now grown-out natural hair color and Pixie Hair Cut. It felt so great to take the leap and try something new. Whitney told me that you wouldn’t believe the number of women that come in and say that they really like a certain type of style or cut, but felt they were too “this or that” to pull it off. I say, “Go for it!”. Don’t be afraid to try something new. You may really like it!
Here’s a before and after pic of me. I’ve shared this previously here on my blog, but it’s been a while, so I thought I’d show you the transformation again for inspiration.
It really did a world of good for me! I fell in love with Pixie Cuts when Katy Perry was sporting one, but was a bit timid about going that short. I’m so glad I did. The inner me knew that this was for me. I’m still working on my look, changing things up here and there in my style. But I love it so much, and am now getting Pixie Undercut Styles – Wooo! I’ll be turning 56 in January, so hey! It does not matter what your numerical age is, werk it girlfriend!
AND — my next Christmas gift to myself was an Avon A-Box. You may remember seeing this one just a little while back. I sent everyone a coupon code offer to receive this beauty for free. Check it out —
The Avon A-Boxes are so fabulous. They are each filled with makeup and skincare goodies. Some of the beauty products are full-sized and some are travel or trial sized. My Spring Fling A-Box has Peony Rose Perfume (smells soooo pretty!), Lipstick, Lip Liner, and Anew Power Serum. What a treat and great gift to myself. I am really going to enjoy this.
Now, even though the time has expired to get a Spring Fling A-Box for yourself…. I know…. BUT — there is a new A-Box — Hooray!!
The Face the Day A-Box is a $37.00 value set, but you can snag it for only $10.00 with any $40.00 purchase! How awesome is that?
Includes: • fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Diamond Dust, .07 fl. oz. • Avon True Color Lipstick in Candy Red, .106 oz net wt. • The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Cica Recovery Cream, .34 fl. oz. • Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum, .23 fl. oz.
This is a great gift to give yourself. Just think, when you’re shopping for someone else, you can snag this great goodie just for you! You have till this coming Tuesday, December 15th to order with Standard Delivery in time for Christmas, so I hope you get one for yourself.
And the Candy Red Lipstick? I definitely love it — it’s what I’m wearing in my new pic!
Avon releases a new A-Box every campaign, which is every 2 weeks, so you’ll want to be sure to be in-the-know when these cuties arrive. You can always purchase them at full price, or when you add them to your cart they are automatically just $10.00 when your other purchase amount is $40.00 or more.
Also, you may like to sign up for my email subscription list (Sign up on my Avon Website) so that you will not miss out on any freebies like the Spring Fling A-Box. That was a good one!
Okay gang, I hope this post has given you some inspiration, a nudge to treat yourself, break out of your comfort zone sometimes, and take a chance on something fresh and new. Merry Christmas to you!
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tomorrow is Cyber Monday! Hooray! That means some really special and awesome beauty deals for you!
First up is a Free Shipping Offer on all orders $40+
Just use the code: AVONCYBER20 at checkout to receive Free Shipping!
Next up are 2 Free Beauty Bundles:
There are 2 Beauty Bundles for you to choose from for Free with your purchase of $60+, and that includes Free Shipping (my treat!). Use code: MAKEUP to receive the 6-Piece Makeup Set ($56.00 value), or code: SKIN to receive the 6-Piece Skin Care Set ($93.00 value).
I will post the product descriptions below for each bundle, but first, an even BIGGER freebie bundle deal:
You get a choice of the same 2 Beauty Bundle Deals to choose from as the $60+ purchase, but with a $120+ purchase you also receive a Chi Hair Care Set ($25.00 value). Again, use code: MAKEUP for the Makeup Set, or code: SKIN for the Skin Care Set. Free Shipping is also included (my treat!).
Here are the product descriptions for each set:
There’s a WHOLE LOTTA beauty goodness in these free sets!
I sure hope you snag some of this for yourself.
Here is Avon’s Holiday Shopping Schedule for you as well, so that you make sure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas:
So pretty much, you have till December 15 to shop in leisure for your Christmas gifts to arrive in plenty of time. After that, you’ll be needing expedited shipping for rush deliveries.
So don’t hang on to your Reindeers too tight there, and go ahead and get your shopping done early and snag some wonderful gifts + Free Shipping while you’re at it! I knew you were smart!