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!)
This new C.21 campaign rolls out with some gorgeous glam for you, and I definitely have a few favorites to share, so be sure to stay tuned.
And a quick side-note. With the launch of this newest Campaign, I was able to get a sneak peek ahead to C.23 that will be arriving October 14th, and guess what? There are already Christmas items in that campaign! Hooray!!! Doing a happy dance! The holidays are coming – the holidays are coming!
Okay — back to now and all the glam. I’m so happy to see glam back in the spotlight. Definitely a favorite of mine.
Avon has added to their gorgeous glamstar Glimmershadow liquid eyeshadow line with their newest shades in Matte Sateen. These liquid eyeshadows are a buildable silky cream formula that glides on effortlessly for a soft subtle sheen that will last you all day. They are crease and smudge proof as well. The Sateen Glimmershadows are available in 6 everyday neutral shades: Sunstone, Moonstone (I’ve ordered this one), Pink Sapphire, Citrine, Jasper, and Tiger’s Eye.
I just think these are so gorgeous. I cannot wait to receive mine in Moonstone.
Can’t decide which you like best? Why not try it on first?
Anytime you see this button that says “Try it on”,
You can try it on! Just choose the shade you’d like to try on and click the button from your phone or computer and it will bring you up on the screen – in real-time virtual video and it will position the eyeshadow right on your eyelids. It’s so cool! And it looks very real. I love using this makeover tool. I’ve used it with and without eyeshadow on, and it definitely works best without eyeshadow already on your eyes, but if you have some on, the darker shades will show up better than the lighter ones.
You can try on all the shades and even download pictures of yourself wearing each shade. Then you’ll know which are your faves – yay!
These are listed at $10.00 each, but as you saw in the screenshot above, your price is $7.49 when you shop my website. And, as you can also see from the screenshot, you can try on all the Glimmershadow types from this one page: Shimmer, new Matte Sateen, and Glitter shades.
I hope you have a blast trying on all the Glimmershadow colors . I’d love to hear which are your favorites and see your pics!
I’ll be back very soon with a fun new lipstick product that you’re going to definitely want to try on virtually and definitely wear. It is sooooo gorgeous and glam!
I promised you closer looks at all my Avon Swag Bag goodies, so here’s the first one. It’s a brand new fragrance that has not been launched yet called Artisan Cherry Vetiver Parfum. As you can see, I received a travel sized spray bottle. It’s really a nice size too. (Check out all the travel sized fragrances offered sometime.)
This smells really really good, and it smells really luxe too. Here is the description for you. I’m taking this right off the back of the box.
Crafted by our global master perfumers, Cherry Vetiver is an addictive mix of the finest curated ingredients. Sweet cherry blends with smooth Haitian vetiver for a captivating fragrance experience.
I looked up Haitian vetiver (you know I did!) and I found out that it is a fragrant grass with a complex earthy, woody scent, with light smokey undertones, and has been valued for its aroma since ancient times. It is an aroma that I’ve not smelled before. It is quite addictive, as it’s described. And, you know, I remember when they introduced this at the convention, it was mentioned that this is for both women and men. So it’s a unisex fragrance. I can definitely get that. This is just something that you need to try for yourself.
And guess what? You can – And you can before it officially arrives for sale. There is a travel sized bottle of Artisan Cherry Vetiver in this Campaign’s A-Box. And a head’s up – this Campaign (20) will be over this coming Tuesday afternoon, so yeah, you may want to head on over to get yourself one. Here’s what’s in the Cherry’ish Yourself A-Box (don’t you just love that name?)
• LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum Travel Spray, .3 fl. oz. • Birthday Balm Lip Crayon in Surprise!, .1 oz. net wt. • Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Dazzle Pink, .4 fl. oz. • The Therapy Oil Blending Cream, .34 fl. oz
This is an awesome deal. You can purchase this A-Box, and yes, the pretty box is included :), for $10.00. It’s a $42.00 value. So when you make a purchase of $40+, and add this A-Box to your shopping cart, it will automatically only charge you $10.00. No coupon code needed.
And if you saw my blog post from a couple of days ago, and blog posts from earlier than that, you will recognize that there is a try-it sized jar of The Therapy Oil Blending Cream included in this special set, and if you follow my blog here, you know how much I love and recommend The Therapy Oil Blending Cream. It is FABULOUS, dah’ling. No kidding around. It is so beautiful and soothing. My skin absolutely loves this. It is made with Avocado Oil and Sandalwood, and is derived from a 200 year old recipe. Super luxury for your gorgeous face.
I hope you take advantage of this special deal for yourself and enjoy all the special goodies in this set. This is a really good one.
Well… Let me share a little with you from my recent discovery journey, and also share a bit about myself. I am curious by nature, I love to learn new things, and I also love the use of natural/healthy ingredients in any and every thing as much as possible.
With that said, you can probably figure out why I was curious about Avon’s new toothpastes that are not using fluoride. I have heard and read that fluoride is not really the best thing for us, but what else are they going to put in toothpastes to strengthen and remineralize our teeth?
Well, I found out, kind of accidentally. But I’m certainly glad I did.
Here’s the Avon Perioe toothpaste that started my quest.
Okay — you’re probably like, well, this is a honey toothpaste, and that is a shocker too, right?
Right! That’s what fascinated me so much about it from the get-go. This toothpaste’s ingredients include royal jelly and Australian propolis extract, known for nourishment and soothing properties. So I was like, yay! This sounds fabulous and I’m going to try it. Which I did. And I love it. I’ve been telling my Husband for 2 weeks now that my teeth feel better. I have really sensitive teeth and a lot of times my teeth will hurt when I only touch them with my toothbrush before I brush – even with sensitive toothpastes. So when I saw that this had nourishing and soothing properties, that’s what sold me right away. And it is very soothing. I actually look forward to brushing my teeth now. It has a very mild mint flavor with a backnote of honey.
So, I thought well, before I blog about this amazing toothpaste that I’m enjoying so much, I’d better find out what it uses to strengthen teeth since it does not contain fluoride.
There in the ingredients it says: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Extract). I thought well, perhaps that’s for flavor? But oh no… It strengthens and re-mineralizes your teeth! How fabulous is that?
I’ve been doing my own research on this, and I have to say that this is not a claim by or from Avon. Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Extract) is an ingredient that is used in their (Perioe) toothpaste and I’ve done my own research into the “why” they used this instead of fluoride.
Is cacao truly as the Maya believed, a “Gift from God?”
Well, Theobromine literally means, “Food of the Gods” so go figure!
More research shows that theobromine, is far better for your teeth than your average toothpaste that contains fluoride.
So there you have it, and along with the amazing benefits of propolis and royal jelly. Here is a blurb from Dentistrywithaheart.com regarding propolis for dental use.
First, it kills oral bacteria and prevents them from thriving. Second, it makes it harder for oral bacteria to form plaque, which sticks to the teeth and increases the potency of acid attack on enamel.
I hope this post has interested you as much as it has me in what we’re using to clean our teeth.
Happy September friends – And happy almost Fall! Hooray!!
I thought we’d get the new season started off right with a Free Gift Offer. How’s that sound? How about a $40.00 value Free Gift?
I’ve sent a special Coupon Code to all my customers to receive a Free Fall For Glimmer A-Box with any $60.00 order. This offer is good from 9-3 till 9-15. The only way to receive this special offer is to be a customer who is signed up via email. But, good news — you still have time to get signed up and get in on the offer!
The Fall For Glimmer A-Box contains:
Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Sunrise
Glimmersticks diamonds Eye Liner in Olive
Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
A-Box Exclusive Shimmering Teardrop Earrings (1″ drop earrings with glass stone.)
Check your emails tomorrow, and enjoy! There is also Free Shipping with any $60.00 order, so bonus!
Hello everyone! Recognize anyone in the picture? What a fun surprise to find my picture on Avon’s national convention promo ad!
I had a blast at the Avon Visionaries Convention, and I have a lot of fun stuff to share with you – New products, Christmas stuff – OH YEAH! Wait till you see the theme this year!
Be sure to sign up to follow this blog to get notifications as I post and share all the Avon insider insights before the rest of the public gets a chance to see.
AND — Campaign 20 begins tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be sharing the new Digital Catalog with you for a fun animated and interactive shopping experience that I know you’ll love. If you’d like to receive a personalized Digital Catalog link via email, just send me a note here on my Contact Jfay Page, with your email address.
This new campaign introduces a brand new holistic approach to skin care through the power of Peonies with Isa Knox Anew, plus we’re celebrating Iconic Avon (who’s been celebrating beauty since 1886), with some very unique vintage style products.
And to kick things off for the introduction of Isa Knox Anew, Avon is gifting 5 people with a $200 Dollar Avon Gift Card. (Ends Sept 13 11:59 pm est.)
My Avon Swag Bag arrived filled with fabulous goodies! I cannot wait to try everything.
It arrived with a shiny metallic Avon bag (you can see I’ve put everything on top of it), a metal Avon water bottle, a collectible Avon pewter 2020 ornament, Artisan perfume, Cashmere Lipcream, Anew Collagen Booster Cream and Serum, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy and a Hemp Seed Oil Bathing Bar (which I love!).
I’m also very excited for the Avon Virtual Visionary Convention that begins tomorrow. It’s going to be an online party filled with fun and games (prizes too!), plus classes, and we get to see the new 2020 Christmas stuff that will be arriving soon. That’s my fave.
I’ll be posting about all the news from the convention including new products and of course what I find out about Christmas goodies. I’ll also be sharing more about my Swag Bag goodies too, so stay tuned for all the fabulousness and join in the fun.
I’ll be seeing you after the convention. It lasts 2 days – Friday and Saturday – so Yay! In the meantime, you are always welcome to stop by my Avon website and shop for your very own Avon swag! Be sure to check out What’s New and the Sales & Specials. Have fun!
Hemp and CBD Oil seem to be all the rage the days, and for good reason. They are filled with nourishing, healing, and calming properties. This particular Bathing Bar is made using Hemp Oil. Avon has CBD Oil products as well, such as the Green Goddess Facial Oil that I love so much, but this time we’ll be talking Hemp.
And what about Hemp Seed Oil?
Here is Avon’s answer for you: A naturally-derived oil enriched with omega-3-6-9 fatty acids and vitamin E to help naturally nourish, hydrate and soften as it cleanses for the look of youthful, healthy radiance.
• Infused with ultra-hydrating hemp seed oil
• Gently cleanses and nourishes
• Leaving skin feeling refreshed and soft
• Dermatologically tested
• Formulated without CBD, THC, mineral oil, parabens and triclosan
And to my very great surprise, this smells AWESOME! I was really expecting this to smell “green” like herbally, because of the nature of the ingredient, and also the color of the bar itself, but oh boy, does it smell wonderful. It’s definitely a unisex aroma. It’s pretty, but yet almost hints at a men’s fragrance. So yeah, I’d say for both men and women to share. I would even set this out in a guest bathroom to fragrance the air, it smells so good. After using this bar I have found it very pleasurable as it lathers well and leaves my skin lightly fragranced.
Up next, I decided to try the Avon Solutions Dramatic Firming Cream as well as their Advance Techniques 360 Nourish With Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner.
You may or may not yet be aware of how skin’s elasticity and tone can tend to change as we mature, especially around the neck and jaw-line areas of our gorgeous faces. Wah-wah…
Even when using moisturizers faithfully, exercising, and eating a very healthy diet, we may still need to call in a little extra reinforcement. Thankfully Avon has their Dramatic Firming Cream. As I’ve been noticing some changes in my jaw-line area, I thought it was time for me to call in the cavalry myself.
Here is Avon’s official description:
Give your skin its youthful, tight look back with the Dramatic Firming Cream. The special formula works to firm and smooth while simultaneously moisturizing your face to return skin’s healthy elasticity. 1.7 fl. oz.
BENEFITS • Collagen helps keep skin firm and resilient • Vitamin E helps provide antioxidant protection • Vitamin A helps smooth skin • Pomegranate extract helps firm skin • Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested • Phthalate-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free TO USE • Use each night after cleansing and toning, or in the morning under makeup or alone. Apply a nickel-sized amount of cream on your throat and massage upward until completely absorbed. Then, beginning at the jaw line, gently smooth the cream on your face, moving toward your temples and avoiding the eye area.
I’ve been using this firming cream for about a week now. Overall, so far I am very happy with it. I use this mainly at night after cleansing and moisturizing. I dot it on my chest and neck area and rub upwards to my jaw-line. I do not use this on my entire face, and definitely not around my eye area. Do not want to tighten my eyes! Haha!
This product is lightly scented. It is creamy and light. Not thick and gooey at all. It rubs in very easily and then disappears, so you could wear this during the day under makeup no problem.
If you’d like to give this Dramatic Firming Cream a try for yourself, you can snag a jar right now for $5.49 on my website. It normally lists for $10.00, so yay!
And next, we talk hair and Argan Oil.
I’ve noticed that Argan Oil seems to be all the rage these days as well. So yeah, let’s give this a try too. I’m always game to give something a try at least once (well, things that are within reason now…) 🙂
Here is Avon’s official description:
Instantly improve hair’s health and shine with Moroccan argan oil. It helps to transform dry hair and leaves it feeling moisturized. Formulated with argan oil, provitamin B5 and vitamin E, conditions hair with a creamy, luxurious lather, helping to restore the signs of healthy hair. 11.8 fl. oz.
BENEFITS • Cleanses and conditions hair • Restore the signs of healthy hair • Instantly detangles hair • Fights frizz • Contains vitamin E and provitamin B5 • Suitable for all hair types and for color treated hair
TO USE Wet hair and lather. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.
So I asked myself, “What is Argan Oil?” Then I asked Wikipedia. Here is the reply:
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. In Morocco, argan oil is used to dip bread in at breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. It is also used for cosmetic purposes.
So then I wondered what are the benefits of Argan Oil? Healthline.com helped answer that question:
Argan oil has been used for centuries for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes. It is rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Early research indicates that argan oil may help prevent chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Okay! Sounds awesome! I may want to eat some too. But, yeah, definitely sounds very healthy for my hair, so thanks Avon!
I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now, and I really do love it. As you’ve most likely noticed, I’ve grown out my natural hair color which is a salt and pepper blend, or as I call it “my silvers”, and I like them to shine. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to give this a try. It sounded like something that would help my silvers shine at their best. And I was right. My hair is shiny and manageable, and even has more body. I could tell a difference after my first use. My scalp was feeling a bit dry as well, and now feels much better after using this product.
Definitely recommend, and again if you’d like to try this amazing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner for yourself, it is listed at $4.89, regularly $9.00.
And as an extra side-note I decided to look up Argan Trees to see what they look like. Omg.. Haha! Check this.
Seems like goats like to climb up in the Argan Trees. That’s too funny!
And here is what the Argania Fruits look like:
Bet you know more about Moroccan Argan Oil now than you thought you’d care to!
Well, at least I hope it was a fun journey for you. I know I enjoyed learning all about it, and especially the goats in the trees.
I also hope that you give some of these fantastic products a try for yourself and enjoy their benefits.
I have more Avon goodies on their way to me now and am expecting an Avon Swag Bag to arrive very soon as well. I’m so excited! Avon’s annual convention is taking place at the end of this month. This year it is a virtual convention, so I’ll be attending from home. I can’t wait to see how it all goes. It will be live and interactive. But I’ll for sure be showing you all the swag I receive. It will either arrive with the order I have coming now, or in my next one, so we’ll see!
If you’d like to join in on the convention and all the swag, you still have a bit of time left to grab a spot. You can click here to join up today, and then contact me for convention sign-up info.
Okay gang, I’ll sign off for now. Till next time, stay fabulous!