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!
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!
There are also 2 wonderful new perfumes on the scene just in time for the Holidays, called LYRD Artisan Perfumes.
The Artisan Perfumes are expertly crafted artistic aromas, that are made using the finest ingredients. These are so wonderful…
First is the LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum:
Sweet cherry blends with smooth Haitian vetiver for a captivating fragrance experience.
This smells soooo beautiful. Surprisingly, with it being a cherry scent, it’s really not sweet. It is warm with a slight hint of spice to me, and it’s definitely sensual.
Then we have Artisan Santal Musk.
Indian sandalwood mixes with magnetic white musk, creating a memorable fragrance experience.
I was very excited to receive samples of this one. I love musk and sandalwood. The aroma of this one is also described as warm (and exotic), but to me it is fresh, like a white floral or slight citrus hint. But it is definitely very nice and memorable.
One of the unique aspects of the Artisan fragrances is that they are unisex, so I would say it would be great to have a couple of these on hand for gifts this season, so no matter who you may need something for – you’ve got it!
I do have samples of each of these aromas and I also have some of the Rendezvous Paris flyers. If you are interested in receiving a sample + a flyer, let me know. I will be happy to send you a sample of the Artisan Parfum of your choice (while my supply lasts). Serious inquires only please. Thank you!
Another must-see this year, is Avon’s new Luxury Edit catalog.
The Luxury Edit is a curated collection showcasing super-luxurious formulas, premium natural ingredients and cutting edge technology. Plus the super gorgeous golden peacock bottle of Charmed Perfume. There is also a special gift offer for shopping The Luxury Edit, so you’ll want to check that out.
The 12 Days of Deals is still going on, so you’ll be eligible to receive a free gift if you’re Christmas shopping here in the near future. We’re about halfway in the 12 days now, so I hope you do not miss out. Look at the top banner on my website to see that day’s deal and code to use at check-out.
I believe there will be some Black Friday deals coming up very soon too, so be sure to either follow my blog here, or sign up for email notifications of specials and promotions on my Avon website. Just scroll down the home page to the bottom and you’ll see the sign up button.
Another advantage to signing up for my Avon email subscription is that I send special offers to you with a code that can only be used with your email. I just sent a special free gift offer out today which will arrive in your email tomorrow if you’re signed up. If not, go ahead and get signed up, let me know that you did so, and I’ll sent the special offer to you as well.
Okay gang, I shall sign off for now. I hope you enjoy shopping all the fabulousness and snag some goodies for yourself as well as some special gifts for your loved ones.
Just a quick stop-in to let you know that today’s Deal is a free Mattitude Liquid Matte Lipstick – Your Choice of color! Yay!
You can choose between Resilient, Driven, and Persistent. The name of the lipstick of your choice is your Code Word to use at check-out so Avon will know which to send you.
This is valid with any order $60+ and includes free shipping – my treat! This is a $21.00 value (lipstick + shipping)! Today only! Tomorrow will be a new Deal during Avon’s 12 Days of Deals. You still have time to sign up to receive notifications of each day’s deal on my Avon website, or send me your email and I’ll be happy to get you signed up!
Have fun shopping and looking fabulous in your Mattitude!
Avon has been a leader in lipsticks for a very very long time. Their formulations are superb, vibrant, and long lasting. So why a new lipstick line? That’s what I wondered. When this new line was introduced I was happy for them, but I already have a favorite Avon lipstick. But… they sent me a sample in my Avon Swag Bag. Remember my awesome Avon Swag Bag? Yep, I’m still pulling goodies to share with you out of that one!
I was very pleasantly surprised.
First of all, I love the lipstick tube, look how cute and fun it is to open.
Just push the little button, and pop! It slides right out.
The formulation itself is very rich and creamy. Here is Avon’s official description:
SAY HELLO TO CASHMERE LIPCREAM One luxurious formula. Nine sumptuous shades. Two fabulous finishes.
Caress lips in luxury with this lightweight, soft, and comfortable formula, complete with rich vivid pigments for hours of kissable wear. With antioxidant vitamins C and E, plus shea butter, and avocado, and coconut oils to nourish and soften lips. Satin finish. .12 oz. net wt.
BENEFITS • Ultra-luxurious formula caresses lips • Highly pigmented color that lasts for hours • Blend of vitamins C and E, avocado and coconut oils, and shea butter • Keeps lips feeling soft and smooth • Lightweight, soft and comfortable formula • With each vivid shade in two beautiful finishes (matte and satin), it’s so easy to mix it up! • Discover your favorite shade and switch from a satin to a matte finish in one quick stroke!
TO USE Sweep across lips until desired look is achieved.
I’ve been finding myself turning to this lipstick (excuse me, lipcream), more and more. It is very easy wearing, plus I really like the shade they sent me. It’s called Nude Pink, and it is in Satin. I wear it with my Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Currant, and it’s a great nude lip color for my features.
As Avon says, fmg Cashmere Lipcream comes in 2 different finishes, Satin and Matte.
There are 9 shades, and each shade is available in both Satin and Matte.
I’m looking forward to trying Cashmere Lipcreams in some of the darker shades like Rich Berry and Dark Cherry.
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.
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!)