Haiku Sacred Intense Eau de Parfum Review

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed a fabulous weekend!

Today I bring an offering of wonderful aroma with Avon’s Haiku Sacred Intense Eau de Parfum.

I received a bottle of this in a recent Avon gift, and I was very excited to give it a try. Avon just recently launched their new Intense line of Haiku fragrances, and they all sound very intriguing.

I didn’t know what to expect with this gorgeous purple bottle. I suppose some type of “purple” floral. But, I was quite surprised. The aroma does not smell “purple” in the least. It is a beautiful blend of Rose de Mai (I looked this up, and Rose de Mai is a hybrid rose developed by Dutch breeders sometime between the 17th and 19th century (or earlier), according to Wikipedia. Hm! Learn something new every day!), uplifting tangerine, and earthy driftwood (balancing the beauty of nature, according to Avon).

I have to tell you — I really like it. It does not scream rose perfume or tangerine, but I get those notes + the slight earthiness, but most of all it is very fresh. Not heavy. I have mentioned to you before that I am a former perfumer and my nose is quite sensitive to smell. Aromas affect me in different ways – sometimes very positive, and sometimes not so much, and I sometimes have a more difficult time with florals, so I went in easily. But I must say that I can actually wear this without any upset, and actually, over the past few days I’ve found myself wanting to wear it. It is really pretty, and although the name says Intense, it really is not overpowering. I put on a gentle spray and rub my arms together slightly, and it’s very nice. I wouldn’t spray this all over, then it may become “Intense” :), unless that’s what you desire, then go for it!

You’re not going to believe what this perfume reminds me of. The first time I wore this, the very first thing that I thought of, and I know that you’re probably going to say that I’m silly, this is not a “professional” description, but I am going to say my honest opinion and what it reminds me of — You know that aroma you get when you open one of those fancy fashion magazines and they have a perfume sample inside the pages? You get a waft of beautiful aroma, and think, oh my goodness, that smells good, and I bet it’s very expensive. You know what I mean? That’s what it reminds me of! I feel like a fashion model wearing this. Super Star Jfay! Yay!

So, in my opinion, this one is a keeper. I most likely would not have ever experienced this lovely aroma had it not been for Avon graciously gifting it to me in my Ambassador gift collection. So THANK YOU Avon. I really love it, and will continue to wear this. I’m really surprised. I’m not usually a “rose” fragrance fan, but this is the second Avon product that I really love the aroma of, that has rose as an ingredient. The other is my Black Rose Body Scrub and Cleanser. That has a totally different aroma, and is really really pretty.

I hope you found my review helpful, and you may enjoy learning more about Avon’s Haiku line of perfumes. They encourage you to “Find Your Zen”.

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!

Jfay

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Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader

Avon Christmas 2020 Brochure Online!

Ready for Christmas shopping? Hooray!

You can sit back and relax and browse the Avon Christmas Brochure online this year.

Shopping the Avon Brochure online is really fun and easy. Just simply click on the book cover to view. Use the page arrows to turn and scroll through the pages. Find an item you like? Click the item to get more information and add to your shopping bag.

Holiday Light-Up Scene with Santa

There’s so much magic to discover and explore this year. Fun and adorable Christmas decor,

Mouse Shelf Sitters by Avon

tons of Christmas gift ideas,

Peppermint Party Necklace and Earring Set

for her and him,

Men’s Stainless Steel Cross Necklace

Christmas candles,

Holiday Candles on Page 112

and just so much more, like fragrance gift sets, stocking stuffers, makeup, cozy holiday pajamas and slippers. Come on by and see for yourself!

All is Bright Pajamas
Iconic Avon Far Away Eau de Parfum

Have fun, and happy Holiday shopping!

Remember, when you purchase $60+, you receive free shipping, my treat!

Jfay

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Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger and Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA.

Avon Christmas Brochure and Catalog Christmas 2020. Online shopping.

Free Perfume Today!

Free Live Out Loud Perfume Today!

Live · Out · Loud (phrase): An exciting, affirmative statement of pure confidence, fierce independence and vibrant energy.


Receive a Free bottle of Live Out Loud Perfume today with any $60+ order on my Avon website plus Free Shipping, my treat! Use Code: LIVE


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Live Out Loud is vibrant blend of sweet wild strawberry, sparkling mimosa, and fluffy vanilla. So pretty!

Happy Shopping!

Jfay

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Valentine’s Day Boutique

Love You Watch and Ombre’ Pave’ Heart Jewelry

Happy February everyone!

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is very near. Avon has set up a beautiful boutique filled with all kinds of loveliness for you to enjoy and share.

In the Valentine Boutique you will find Limited Edition items such as gorgeous heart jewelry, makeup palettes, and rose petals for your bath.

Send Roses Eye Palette
Get Me Glowing Dazzle Drops and Blushed in Love Blush and Highlighter Palette
Love Me, Loves Me A Lot Bath Petals
Flourish Honey Blossom Gift Set

Check out the shimmer on that rose gold bag. Here is Avon’s description of the Honey Blossom perfume:

Love’s in full bloom with Avon Flourish Honey Blossom Eau de Parfum. Notes of sparkling apple blossom and sweet honeysuckle nectar lovingly embrace airy vanilla orchid.

Limited Time Specialty Hand Creams
So Many Kisses Lipstick Set

So much gorgeousness! You still have time to place an order and receive it in time for Valentine’s Day. If you order by tomorrow afternoon, February 4th, you can snag a free sample of the new Green Goddess CBD Facial Oil using the code GODDESS at checkout. You’ll not want to to miss out on this freebie, it’s so awesome.

And — remember that I’m picking up the tab for your shipping on orders $60.00+. I’m excited to have already been gifting free shipping to some of my very special customers.

Campaign 5 begins tomorrow afternoon – Woo Hoo! A new campaign always rings in new goodies and new specials. Campaign 5’s theme is Clean, Green + Serene, as Avon is launching it’s new CBD line of Facial Oil and Body Creams. I will be launching and posting Campaign 5 here on Wednesday, so be sure to stay tuned.

I’ll see you soon – stay fabulous!

Jfay

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Find your Perfect Valentine Lipstick Shade
Avon x The Face Shop Lipsticks, Buy One, Get One Half Price
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Special Greetings

Hello everyone! Hope you’re staying warm!

Now’s the perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done online, inside, where you’re nice and comfy. If it’s cold and rainy here in Texas, well, it’s a good guess you’re wanting to stay snug where you are too.

And now that you’re getting into the Christmas shopping spirit, how about those little special touches that let people know how much you really love and care about them?

That’s where my good friend Beth comes in. I’d like to introduce you to the fabulous greeting artworks by Pretty Byrd Designs.

I’ve been friends with Beth for quite a few years now. We’ve been Etsy Teammates and have formed a wonderful kinship. Her work is so beautiful and has a gorgeous vintage look. She also does custom work. I’ve ordered several custom designed cards from her and they are frame-worthy memories.

Among her designs, she creates greeting cards, gift boxes, gift tags, and also cute little canvas and easel works.

Omg — I’m so in love with those toy gift cards. How perfect for Christmas gifts.

I hope you’ll stop by and visit Beth’s Etsy Shop. She is just the sweetest, and you will be filled with extra Holiday joy this season for doing so. Have a special card made for your special someone. You can send her a memorable photograph to put on a card, let her know someone’s special style, special saying, etc. Anything that is unique and means something to you or your recipient. She loves doing this type of design.

Okay gang — I’m off for now so you can go visit Beth. Remember to stop in and see what each day’s special deal is on my Avon website during the 12 Days of Deals. We’re now on day 4 and the free gift is Magix Prime face perfector/primer. And while you’re visiting, put your name in the hat for the Retro Revival Sweepstakes. This gift set is a $194.00 value and includes some very gorgeous jewelry, vintage makeup items, and perfume.

Till next time, stay fabulous!

Jfay

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Happy October! It’s time to Live Out Loud!

Campaign 22 is Here!

Happy October everyone! And happy Campaign 22! Woo Hoo!!

I’ve been very excited about this Campaign, and now it’s here, and so is Live Out Loud, Avon’s new signature fragrance.

The new Campaign 22 Brochure is now live online for you to peruse at your leisure. It’s the very same Brochure as if you received a paperback copy from me in person, so you have complete access to all the specials. While you’re visiting the Brochure page, you may like to check out the special Outlet booklets and other special insert booklet. There are always great deals in those.

And for my Free Sample Club Members, lucky you — October 1st coincided with Campaign 22 and Live Out Loud’s release, so there are great goodies headed your way very soon.

Be on the look-out for your bright pink envelope!

I hope you enjoy this new Campaign, and Live Out Loud.

There is so much coming up to share with you, my head is spinning. Avon is already giving us sneak peek access and demo access to upcoming special holiday product releases as well as the new collaborative products they have with professional hair care leader Chi and The Face Shop (Avon x The Face Shop curated Korean Beauty Products), plus new world-class international spa products. It’s all very wonderful and exciting, and I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you.

Here’s a peek for you of the upcoming C23 theme and the new limited edition Be Bold Lipstick.

The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. They are a creamy matte. I love the way they’ve done the fashion model’s lips with all 3 colors. That’s a great new look for the holiday season. And how about that sparkly tube they’re in? I also love that it says Avon, and be bold on the inside. Very nice, and very special.

Okay gang, I shall close for now, but you know very well that I’ll be back with a lot more goodness to share. Till next time, stay fabulous, and always follow your joy.

Jfay

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Live Out Loud Pre-Launch Special

The wait is finally over! Live Out Loud is here and it’s making a statement!

Avon’s new signature fragrance encourages you to live life on your own terms.

It’s a free-spirited expression of Sweet Wild Strawberry, Sparkling Mimosa, and Comforting Fluffy Vanilla.

Unique, feminine, embolding and liberating

Neil Brading, Fragrance Director

You can get a bottle for yourself in this exclusive online pre-launch special by using the code: LIVE for only $25.00 till October 1st.

You can also join the Wait List for the Live Out Loud Body Ink Pen.

Join the Wait List!

It’s all so exciting! And it smells really really pretty! This perfume is fresh and vibrant and it’s also easy on the nose. I am very sensitive to aromas, and I am able to wear this perfume very easily. It also smells quite expensive, as it should, being designed and created by noted perfumers from the prestigious fragrance house Firmenich in Switzerland.

I hope you take advantage of this special deal and enjoy wearing this beautiful fragrance

It’s a new day, a New Avon, and an empowering new fragrance to encourage you to express yourself, and live life on your own terms!

Stay fabulous and follow your joy,

Jfay

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Hello Fall Colors and Scents!

Avon’s Mattitude Liquid Matte Lipsticks

Happy first day of Fall everyone!!!

I absolutely LOVE this time of year — How about you?

The colors, the scents, the crispness in the air. It’s all so wonderful.

And here in Avon Land, we’re happy to help you welcome in the new season with beautiful Autumn colors and scents.

To begin our Fall color journey, the new Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks are the perfect way to get a bold punch of Autumn lip color. These liquid lipsticks are formulated with poppy seed oil and vitamin E to comfortably coat your lips in a featherlight velvety soft finish, yet they have a quite the color coverage. These are amazing, and are on special right now for $8.99 each (regular price $12.00 each).

Avon True Color Lipsticks

And speaking of lipstick…. Avon’s totally got your back with tons of color selections for your Fall wardrobe, plus different formulas for your individual taste/needs. Follow this link to discover all the different formulas and the wide variety of color choices. There are 8 categories of Avon True Color Lipsticks and 5 of those categories are on special right now, beginning at just $5.99 each. Yay!

Avon Magix Wand Foundation Sticks

And how about some flawless color for your gorgeous face? Avon’s new Magix Wand Foundation Sticks are perfect for all your Autumn adventures. They are formulated to cover, perfect, and blur, all with a simple wave of this Magix Wand, plus they are purse friendly. Just grab and go, and you’re looking perfect where ever your travels take you! These little cuties are also on special for $9.99 (regular price $14.00 ea.).

Now let’s talk Fall Scents! Yum – Yum – Yum! This time of year we all seem to crave warming, spicy types of aromas, so let’s see what we can set you up with here.

First of all — One of my all-time favorite Avon aromas to wear – Velvet… This aroma is so warm and decadent, made from the finest ingredients in the world. Fig and Pomegranate from the Mediterranean coastline, Rose from Bulgaria, and Velvet Patchouli from Java. It is simply irresistible…

It doesn’t feel like Fall without candles, and Avon’s bringing it when it comes to seasonal aromas. My Husband and I have already been enjoying our Autumn Candle. We chose Spiced Apple Cider – It’s smells soooo good. I think I’ll be needing a replacement soon, and Fall has just begun! Haha!

There is also Autumn Stroll, Maple Pumpkin Pancakes, Fall for Berries, and Creamy Vanilla Frosting. They all sound so delicious!

Avon’s Autumn Berry Twist Body Fragrance Collection

And last but not least for today’s Hello Fall post, let’s talk Autumn Berry Twist. This is totally scent luxury for your body. A very delicious berry blend of Ripened Blackberries and Luscious Pomegranate blended with the aroma of Amber Spice. Each piece in this collection can be purchased separately, so you can mix and match as you please. These include the Autumn Twist Body Mist, Body Cream, Shower Gel and Hand Cream.

What a way to welcome Fall! So much to enjoy. I truly do hope that you have a wonderful, wonderful Fall this year filled with beautiful colors and scents, and that this blog post has lifted your spirits and has you ready for the season.

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!

Jfay

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New Beauty Products and Sample Offers from Avon

Hello Everybody! Hope this finds you all doing fantastically!

I have some fun news to share with you today. We’ve got new beauty products launching, and we have a chance to sample them before they go live. Hooray!

First up is Avon’s new Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution line. This line will launch in C21, but we can give it a try now, in C20. If you check the back cover of the C20 online brochure, you will see the page I have pictured above with the offer of receiving a sample of the Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Serum for just $.99 cents with any purchase from the C20 book. This is so fabulous! Here’s the direct link.

Let me tell you a little about the new Anti-Pollution Serum. The Anew Neutralize Serum is formulated with healing botanical extracts that help protect the body from environmental stressors and visible signs of pollution-induced aging. You can now protect your skin with an invisible shield to keep out dirt, dust, smoke, smog, etc., and even indoor pollutants such as chemicals and fumes will be shielded.

The adaptogens used in Avon’s new formula include Matcha, Ginger, and Amla. Matcha is a form of green tea with vitamins, minerals and superfood antioxidants to help neutralize and visibly repair pollution damage. Ginger is an antioxidant that has been used for centuries to help visibly even skin tone and boost skin’s ability to repair itself. Amla is an Indian gooseberry fruit with high levels of vitamin C, known to support radiance.

This is right up my alley — I LOVE natural solutions. How about you?

The directions for use suggests that you can use this product AM and PM after cleansing and before moisturizing. Gently smooth in an upward and outward motion. The regular price is $44.00, but it looks like it may launch at a price of $24.00. AND — there is a special online offer on top of the $.99 cent sample of the Serum. There is an exclusive online Neutralize bundle deal.

Anew Neutralize Pre-Launch Bundle Deal

You can purchase the new Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Mask Stick and Serum for $40.00 and you receive the Charcoal Pore Strips free! Yay! I am very very interested in these charcoal products (as well as the serum). The Anti-Pollution Charcoal Mask Stick uses the powerful combination of charcoal and kaolin clay which helps absorb toxins, oil and impurities. It also helps to soothe irritated skin. The directions say to apply generously to clean, dry skin. Let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off. Use this product as needed.

These look so fun to use! Even the serum goes on black – but not to worry, it rubs in clear.

Then there is the Anew Neutralize Charcoal Pore Strips. These gently and instantly remove pollutants from pores to reveal fresh and glowing skin. The package includes 6 individually wrapped nose strips. To use it says after cleansing, dampen skin on your nose and smooth the strip down. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently peel off. Rinse off any residue. Use 2 to 3 times a week. You will see instant results!

So — we can now all be armed and protected with Ginger, Matcha and Charcoal – Oh yeah! Glow skin glow!

Okay – Let’s talk new perfume. I’m also very excited about this one. I told you a bit about Live Out Loud in a previous post, but I thought I’d go more in depth now and tell you all about it, how it was inspired, where it was created, and by whom.

Live Out Loud (I love the name) was designed by noted perfumers from the prestigious fragrance house Firmenich in Switzerland. Here are the inspirations behind this fragrance, in the perfumers’ own words.

The inspiration for this fragrance came from our desire to create something addictive with a point of view — something just right for the woman who knows what she wants and is a force to be reckoned with.

Honorine Blanc – Master Perfumer

We were inspired by the spirit of empowered optimism and confidence. This fragrance is the perfect combination of creamy and bright, fruity facets… a sweet yet sensual signature.

Alexis Grugeon – Perfumer

I have a little rub on patch in my What’s New Representative Booklet, and it smells really really good, and it smells quite expensive too. I cannot wait to get my samples in of this. Which, you can get a FREE sample for yourself, right now! How cool is that? Up till September 17th, you will receive a free sample of Live Out Loud with any C20 online purchase. Just be sure to check the box in your shopping cart to let Avon know to send you one. You’ll see the box down on the right hand side of your screen in your cart.

Here is the official description of Live Out Loud: A free-spirited expression of sweet wild strawberry, sparkling mimosa, and comforting fluffy vanilla. I can tell you, it’s much more than that! Do not think literal interpretation on this one – you just have to try it. This perfume is listed as a fresh and vibrant fragrance which, the fresh and vibrant fragrances are classified by Avon as fruity floral scents with exciting, lush, and liberating notes. Avon will be introducing new fragrance categories in C22 to simplify how they categorize their fragrances to make it easier to shop for your favorite type of scents. More about that later!

And something extra fun. Avon will also be introducing a limited edition of Live Out Loud Fragrance Body Ink Pens.

Draw on your inspiration — Gotta love it! You know we’re all going to be using these for fun selfies – right?! Be sure to use the hashtag #AvonLiveOutLoud — But I’m getting ahead of myself. These will be out in C22, which begins on October 2nd — but actually, online, the new books usually begin in the late afternoon the day before — Insider tip for you!

These are made with non-transfer ink and it removes easily with soap and water. Not to be used on your face though. I cannot wait to see how creative everyone gets with these.

And, before I go, I did notice that there is a new free gift offer now up on my Avon website for orders $50 +. It’s the Anew Vitamin C Warming Peel. You’ll want to check that out. This also includes free shipping. Just use the code SEPTFREE at checkout.

Okay! I’ll sign out for now. I’ll be back soon with more great Avon news to share. Now, go get your samples – Yay! And stay fabulous!

Jfay

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It’s All About the Mattitude! It’s here! The Wait is Over! Plus Freebies Galore!

Win Mattitude in Every Shade!

Hello everyone! It’s here!! It’s here!! The wait is over! Mattitude is now LIVE on my Avon website! Woo Hoo!! And it’s being launched at a great price of $8.99, regular price will be $12.00 each. AND — You can also enter to win a set of Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks in every shade! Click Here! The wait was definitely worth it – this lipstick is FAB-U-LOUS! So fun to wear. You can read about my experience wearing Mattitude in my previous posts “Let’s Talk Lipstick and Perfume” and “My Mattitude is Persistant, What’s Yours?”.

So, yesterday I promised a post with all kinds of fun news and freebies, right? Well, get ready, here we go!

The Mattitude Liquid Lipstick Sweeps Giveaway was our first freebie announcement for today – which, that ends August 29th, so be sure to get your entry in right away.

Next up is Free Lip Glow!

Free Lip Glow Duo!

That’s right! A Free Lip Glow DUO with all orders $50.00+, and FREE SHIPPING!! Hooray!! How beautiful is that? Be sure to use code: SUMMER50 at checkout. I love this product as well. Very pretty colors and super shiny. So with Mattitude Liquid Matte Lipstick and Lip Glow, you’ll have the best of both lip worlds, and the perfect accompaniment for every outfit, look and mood. This offer is valid August 20th through August 26th.

AND — drum roll please…. Some very very exciting news! Avon is getting ready to launch a brand new perfume in Campaign 22 called Live Out Loud.

FREE Sample!

To promote this awesome new fragrance – (I cannot wait!) Avon is giving everyone a free sample of Live Out Loud with any full-size fragrance purchase in Campaigns 19 and 20! This new fragrance has the aromas of sweet wild strawberry, sparkling mimosa and comforting fluffy vanilla. Sounds delish!

And our last big news freebie is a sample of Avon’s new Neutralize Serum!

Free with any order in C19

The Neutralize Serum is a fabulous anti-pollution serum and everyone gets a free sample with any order in Campaign 19, just make sure to select it at check-out. No code necessary. This will be launching in Campaign 21.

Also be sure to say yes to a free Avon Brochure upon checkout. These little booklets are so fabulous and fun to browse. And when you’re ready to order, just visit my website: https://youravon.com/mybeauty and you can order your choices by entering the product number you found in your Brochure, or by Clicking on The Book menu option and browsing the Brochure pages that you like and clicking on your product choices, or just browse the online categories. So many ways to shop online and so fun. PLUS, there are always online deals not found in the book, so that’s always exciting to browse the online products and find hidden specials. Which, always be sure to click the Sales and Specials menu choice while you’re visiting, there are always awesome finds there.

AND — there is always Free Shipping on orders $40.00+, and Free Shipping plus a Free Gift on orders $50.00+, so Yay! Bonus!

Okay gang! I hope you enjoyed today’s Mattitude launch and freebie post, and that you enjoy shopping all the goodness online. I’m always here if you need assist navigating my Avon website or have any questions – I’m your Avon Lady, and honored to be so! You can contact me here directly from the Free Sample Club contact form or email me at jfaysbeauty.blog.

I’ll be back soon with more exciting news about changes within Avon itself and opportunities with Avon, so I hope you’ll stay tuned.

Till then, be fabulous!!

Jfay

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