Tomorrow is February 1st, and you know what that means. It’s time to think about your Valentine’s and Galentine’s, and what special gifts you’d like to give to show them your admiration and love. I personally think a big hug is always in order, but for something a little more tangible, Avon has a new Valentine’s Day Boutique open that features very lovely gifts for him and her.
You’ve got to see the jewelry they have right now for men. I purchased this Cross Necklace for my Husband. It is really stunning, and I love that it is stainless steel. This will last forever and not tarnish.
So beautiful… So tranquil… What a way to begin the new year.
How are you all doing? I hope you’re looking forward to a fabulous 2022.
I’ve began my 2022 enjoying the lovely fragrance of Haiku. I’ve actually been wearing this every day since it arrived, which is quite something for me. If you’ve been following my posts here for any length of time then you’ll know that I did not wear fragrance for a while after my candle making and perfumery days. I became overly sensitive to aromas and had to lay off for quite some time, and now I am very selective in what I enjoy experiencing scent-wise, and I’m especially cautious in which aromas I choose to wear. I mainly lean towards warm, vanilla-type aromas as they seem to be easier on the nose than florals, but — and this is really something — Avon has surprised me over and over now with their new perfumes. They are so well done. So expertly blended. And I know they are using only the very best fragrance oils because they are absolutely beautiful to enjoy. This has been my experience thus far with all the new aromas that I have tried, and Haiku certainly is on the top of my list right now for a very enjoyable fragrance.
I reviewed Haiku Sacred a while back. I really love that version as well. They are both very different from one another.
If you love a fresh floral then you will love this original Haiku.
NOTES Top: Japanese yuzu Middle: Delicate muguet Bottom: Blonde woods
Japanese Yuzu is a traditional Japanese citrus fruit with an aromatic zest. You really get that in the top note. It’s beautiful but not overbearing on the citrus. Delicate Muguet (pronounced moo-gay) is French for Lily of the Valley. It’s a soft, delicate (as described) floral. Very easy on the nose. And Blonde Woods is an aromatic note meant to give you the soft sensuous feeling of cashmere. So, imagine all that blended together in one, and each note releasing itself to finish with a soft sensuality. Brilliant!
Which, I looked up the meaning of Haiku, and according to readpoetry.com, Haikus are Japanese poems that focus on a brief moment in time, juxtaposing two images, and creating a sudden sense of enlightenment. So, I suppose Avon’s name for this fabulous perfume (and perfume line) is really spot on. The aromas are like poetry in motion.
Here is Avon’s description of this aroma:
The calming and clean notes of Haiku Eau de Parfum bloom in harmony to create a fresh floral that evokes the serenity of a Japanese garden.
You can enjoy Haiku in several different forms. I am enjoying this fragrance in Spray and Deodorant form. Isn’t it cool to be able to match your deodorant with your perfume? I like to spray the perfume into the air and walk into it. It gives me a very nice, light, aroma that makes me feel beautiful.
Here is a link to the Haiku Spray Perfume, and here is a link to the complete Haiku Perfume Collection, where you can find the perfect Haiku (or perfume poetry) for you.
Till next time, remember to stay fabulous and follow your joy!
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.
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.
There’s so much magic to discover and explore this year. Fun and adorable Christmas decor,
tons of Christmas gift ideas,
for her and him,
and just so much more, like fragrance gift sets, stocking stuffers, makeup, cozy holiday pajamas and slippers. Come on by and see for yourself!
Have fun, and happy Holiday shopping!
Remember, when you purchase $60+, you receive free shipping, my treat!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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!
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!
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!