It’s Skin So Soft and Bug Guard Season!

America's #1 Deet-Free Repellents, Bug Guard from Avon.

Hey everyone!

Did you know that Avon’s Bug Guard is America’s #1 Deet-Free Repellent?

Did you also know that Bug Guard comes in different forms for different outdoor activities?

And did you know that you can purchase this fabulous repellent directly from me at a discount?

You’re definitely on a roll if you said yes to all 3!

But yes, bug season is definitely on. I do not know about where you reside, but here in Texas, the heat is on, and it has been raining just about daily, so yeah, you want to keep yourself protected while going outdoors.

You can choose the right Bug Guard product for you and for your outdoor activities. Here is the link to the full line. You will find Bug Guard in towelette form, travel size pump spray, aerosol spray, and with SPF 30 for swimming and water sports.

Avon is launching this 2023 bug season with a special offer. You receive a free Bug Guard Cooler Tote Bag with 2 select Bug Guard purchases, so now’s a great time to get packed and ready for your Summer-time trips.

Avon's Bug Guard:

And, what if you’re not a fan of bug sprays? Then I would suggest trying Avon’s Original Skin So Soft.

Skin So Soft Original is not advertised by Avon as being a bug repellent, but it has been known and used by folks for decades as a way to help keep the mosquitos at bay, and I have personally used Avon’s Original Skin So Soft in such a manner since the 1980’s.

Avon's Skin So Soft, since 1961:

Back in day, we only had the bath oil to choose from, but now, Skin So Soft comes in many different forms, such as my new favorite, Gelled Body Oil. It’s so easy to apply.

Avon Skin So Soft Original Gelled Body Oil.

And, as you saw from the very first photo, you can also find Skin So Soft in lotion form. That’s also very easy to use and apply. There is Skin So Soft Original Bar Soap, Shower Gel, Bath Oil, Bath Oil Spray, Body Lotion, and Hand Lotion. You can choose your favorite(s) and layer on the scent. Those bugs will not be able to find you! 🙂

Here is a link to the full line of Skin So Soft products.

Skin So Soft comes in different aromas now too. The Original scent is the one you’ll want to use to help repel insects, but if you’re wanting to use SSS for it’s wonderful skin softening effects, then you may like to try another scent such as Soft and Sensual or Coconut. The Coconut Body Oil Souffle’ is WONDERFUL…..

Avon Skin So Soft Coconut Body Oil Souffle':

It is very rich oil that has been whipped into a dense cream form, and has a very light and beautiful coconut aroma. This is definitely a must-try. It is wonderful for your legs. Makes them feel so pretty and dewy, but not greasy.

I could go on and on about Avon’s Skin So Soft products. I also use the Skin So Soft, Soft and Sensual Roll-On Deodorant:

Skin So Soft Soft and Sensual Roll On Deodorant:

It is a wonderful product and keeps my underarms nice and soft.

I tell you, the SSS product line has been around a while for a reason. It is truly amazing for maintaining soft skin, the smells are amazing, each product is amazing.

You’ve just gotta try it for yourself. There’s now also a new Skin So Soft facial line for acne prone skin.

But I will tear myself away for now and let you shop. Here’s the link again to the entire Skin So Soft line. I hope you find favorites that you could talk all day about too.


Johanna (Jfay)

Skin So Soft, Bug Guard, Summer-time Skin Care

Iconic Vintage Avon Products That You Can Still Purchase from Avon

Iconic Vintage Avon Products that You can Still Purchase from Avon.

Hey everyone! How are you doing? I hope wonderfully.

I love it when a conversation sparks inspiration, don’t you?

I’ve been corresponding with a friend of mine who goes by the handle, High Heeled Road Tripper, and she was commenting about vintage Avon products, and that got me to thinking, “You know, we do still have some vintage Avon products that are actively for sale today.”, which is really cool as I hear comments from folks all the time saying that they couldn’t believe that a certain product was still for sale that they had forgotten about, so, let’s talk vintage Avon, and what you can still find that may be a long time favorite.

First and foremost, the queen of iconic Avon products, Skin So Soft. The original, the OG. 🙂 Yes, it is still here in all it’s glory, and then some. You can purchase Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil plus many other Skin So Soft products in the original scent, plus new scents. The original Skin So Soft scent is the one that everyone has used as a bug repellent for decades. I know I’ve used it forever, and I still do. It now comes in a handy gel formulation that’s very easy to apply. I just got some for us for the Summer. So, happily it looks like SSS is here to stay! Hooray!

One of the oldest products, besides Skin So Soft, would have to be Avon’s Perfumed Liquid Deodorant. I remember my Mother using this product. How about you? Did you ever use this, or anyone in your family?

What I remember from my teens are Avon’s perfumes. I believe my first Avon perfume was Sweet Honesty, and then Timeless. Those two are still available (as are they in deodorant and hand cream form too), plus Candid, Night Magic, Topaze, Odyssey, and Dream Life. Some others that I consider vintage, are Imari, Rare Pearls, and for men, Wild Country and Black Suede. You can find all of Avon’s fragrances (iconic and new) here. The men’s fragrances are here.

For perfumed deodorants, Avon has always been great at offering deodorants that match your favorite Avon perfumes. They still have a number of roll-on deodorants in vintage fragrances as well as some new ones. You can check those all out here.

Now, something that I definitely remember my Grandmother using, was Avon’s Silicone Glove Hand Lotion. I have a fond memory of her putting this on before heading out to church. And it’s still available on my Avon website. Too cool. You can check out all of Avon’s hand creams here.

Another iconic Avon product (line) that may not have been around as long as some of the others, is Avon’s Anew line of skin care. This is an Avon top seller, for good reason, and hopefully will be around for many more years to come. This line keeps growing as Avon continues to develop and add new skin care products all the time.

I hope you enjoyed this Avon product memory lane and that you stop by and pick up some of your old favorites, as well as find some new favorites too.

Vintage Avon Scented Hand Creams.

Johanna (Jfay)

Vintage Avon Products, Skin So Soft, Iconic Perfumes, Beauty, Skin Care

Happy Gifts from Me to You!

Happy Gifts from me to you!  Check your emails for your Coupon Codes!

Happy Campaign 8 everyone!

If you’re one of my Avon Email A-Listers, be sure to check your email tomorrow (04-13-23) for your 3 Free Gift Coupon Codes.

My theme for this Avon Campaign’s free gift choices is HAPPY, which you’ll “get” when you see the actual codes.

I love spreading happiness and joy, and I hope these free gift choices bring a bit of happiness to your (or your doggie friend’s) life.

The 3 free gift choices this time around are: Rice Water Bright Facial Massage Cream to moisturize, and bring more elasticity and happy radiance to your skin. Avon Pure Happiness Essential Oil to infuse the air with joy and exhilaration, with grapefruit, lemon, and sweet orange (for use in your favorite essential oil diffuser), and a set of Sirius Groom Shampoo and Conditioner for dogs scented in Baby Powder for your happy doggie.

If you’re not yet one of my Avon Email A-Listers and would like to get in on all the fun, click here to enter Avon’s Only the Best for Mom Sweepstakes, which includes a “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Movie Gift Set (Movie Tote, Book and Tickets!). When you enter, be sure to click “Sign me up for Emails from Johanna Bustamento”, plus click to verify that you’re 18 yrs or older, and that’s it, you’re in!

Avon's Only the Best for Mom Sweepstakes:

Once you get signed up, you may contact me and request that I send you the 3 free gift coupon codes for Campaign 8.

I send my Avon Email A-Listers free gift codes every Campaign (every 2 weeks). You choose which gift is your favorite and apply the code for that gift upon checkout. Be sure to also check out Avon’s Special Offers and Promotions. There are free gifts that do not require a code (you can bundle up on the freebies!), special bundle deals, special sales, and offers.


Johanna (Jfay)

Movie Premier Tickets/Gift Set, Avon Sweepstakes, Free Gifts, Coupon Codes, Happiness, Joy

Avon Mother's Day Sweepstakes + Movie Premier Gift Set.

My Favorite (Facial) Skin Polisher for Soft, Smooth, Beautiful Skin

Avon's Isa Knox Anew Clinical Microneedling Polisher.  It makes my skin feel velvety smooth.

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing very well!

Today I’d like to (re)share my very favorite facial skin polisher with you. Avon’s Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster Microneedling Polisher. Firstly, do not let the term “microneedling” scare you. It had me concerned at first that this may be harsh on my skin, but it’s quite the opposite. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now, and love how it smooths my skin. I actually love it first for how it feels when I’m using it. It has a gritty texture that to me feels very refreshing. I use it on my face, neck, chest, upper shoulder, and upper back areas. You do not need a lot of product per use. Just a dab, or one squeeze amount. I usually use this in the shower. It’s easier to rinse off, and I usually rinse my conditioner out of my hair after rinsing my face, since I tend to get some in my hairline.

But I tell you, right after I rinse, I can tell a huge difference in how my skin feels. It is so soft. It feels like velvet. I know I said that before about this product, and I still say it today. This is fabulous, and a definite game changer. If your skin is feeling like it needs a lift or boost – just kind of drab, I’d say give this a try. The reason why this is called Collagen Booster, as there is no collagen in this particular product, is that when used in conjunction with the Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Rejuvenating Serum Ampoule, they work together to give your skin improved elasticity. So this is the first step in the regimen. You can either just use this on it’s own to gently resurface your skin, or take it a step further and add the Collagen Booster Ampule, which I have, and I love just as much. Talk about a velvety feel to my skin. The combo is heavenly.

Avon's Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster Rejuvenating Serum Ampules for improved skin elasticity.

Here is Avon’s official description of the Anew Polisher:

A highly effective combination of gentle exfoliators polishes away dull skin cells, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of pores for a smoother, more youthful look. You’ll see radiance reignited, fine lines and wrinkles reduced and skin re-plumped…and remarkably renewed.

When used together with Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster™ Rejuvenating Serum Ampoule, this regimen was clinically proven to significantly improve skin elasticity and firmness after 14 days with even better improvement after 28 days.

• Visibly and gently resurfaces skin in one treatment
• 97% agreed it makes skin feel dramatically smoother after just 1 week of use*
• Easy, professional at-home treatment
• Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances and mineral oil
• Hypoallergenic
• Clinically and dermatologist-tested
• Vegan

• Perlite – Helps stimulate skin’s natural healing process to support collagen production.
• Aluminum Oxide Crystals – Removes dead skin cells and clears pores for visibly smoother, luminous skin.
• Diamond Powder – Stimulates cell turnover and enhances absorption of serums and moisturizers.

Apply a thin layer to clean, wet skin and gently massage in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.
We recommend using at night, as skin could appear slightly flushed after use. Follow with Green Goddess Facial Oil to eliminate any redness. Use up to 3X per week.

And a reminder — I have very sensitive skin, and I use this with great ease.

I hope you give this a try for yourself. The price of the Isa Knox Polisher is $19.99 on my Avon website (as per Campaign 6. Campaign 7 begins tomorrow), regular price is $34.00.

Here is a link to all of Avon’s Isa Knox Anew Products.

Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy,

Johanna (Jfay)

Free Shipping Code in Celebration of National Fragrance Day (Tomorrow, March 21st Only!)

Free Shipping Code in Celebration of National Fragrance Day Tomorrow, March 21, 2023.

Hello everyone! Happy first day of Spring! Hope you’re enjoying beautiful weather where you are!

Tomorrow, March 21st, 2023 is National Fragrance Day, and Avon is celebrating by offering everyone free shipping on any order $25.00 or more, using the code: SCENT25 upon checkout.

Now’s the perfect time to also get in on Avon’s Best of Beauty Event. Check my last blog post for all the specials being offered right now during Campaign 6, and get your freebies and beauty bundles with free shipping!

Enjoy, and I’ll see you again soon with more Avon good news!

Johanna (Jfay)

National Fragrance Day Special

Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023 is Here!

Avon's Best of Beauty 2023 is now here with awesome beauty bundles and special savings!

The Best of Beauty 2023 Event is live!! And as promised, you’re getting all the details and specials here on Jfay’s Beauty Blog! Hooray! PLUS, since you are one of my Avon Email A-Listers, I’ve just sent you 2 special coupon codes to use during this special event for your choice of a free gift. Double yay! If you’re not yet one of my Avon Email A-Listers, stick around till the end of this post and I’ll let you know how to get in on these freebies too.

Okay, so first of all, here is a link to the Campaign 6 online brochure: Best of Beauty 2023. When you visit, you will see the brochure cover. Click on the right side arrow to open the brochure to browse and shop. Upon your first click you will open up to pages 2-3. On page 3 you will see the Luxe Lashes Duo free gift offer. You will receive this 2 piece waterproof mascara and lash curler set free with any $25.00 makeup purchase from items listed on pages 4-15. This is a $24.00 value gift.

So, all you have to do is continue scrolling through the brochure pages to see all the makeup items that are eligible purchases for your free gift. No coupon code is needed, thus, when you receive the free gift codes from me, you can use one of the codes (gift of your choice) upon checkout to receive both free gift offers (1 from me, and the Luxe Lashes Duo) as the Luxe Lashes Duo will automatically be added to your order as a free gift. Got it?

I’ve sent a coupon code for a free Meadow Candle and also a coupon code for free Veilment Care Soothing and Relaxing Lavender Bar Soaps. You can only choose 1 to use with your purchase, but I like to send you at least a couple of goodies to choose your favorite from.

There are a couple of really nice beauty bundle deals going on during Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023 (along with up to 30% off lipsticks, oh yeah! Check out the Glimmer Satin Lipsticks on sale for $7.69 (reg. price $11.00 ea.).

First up is the Best of the Best 4-Piece Bundle:

Best of the Best Beauty Bundle deal from Avon.

This bundle includes:

    •   Best of Beauty Set includes: fmg Glimmer SuperShock Volumizing Mascara in Black, .338 fl. oz
    •   Birthday Balm Lip Crayon in Surprise, .01 oz. net wt.
    •   fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Moonstone, .07 fl. oz.
    •   fmg Glimmer Cream Eye Liner in Blackest Black, .01 oz. net wt.

This is a $44.00 value for just $12.99. So fabulous!

Here’s another fun bundle that I am definitely snagging for myself:

fmg Glimmer Lipliner 4-Piece Set:

The fmg Glimmer Lipliner 4-Piece Set.

This bundle includes:

    •  fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Honey Peach .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Passion Red .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Candy Apple .01 oz. net wt.
   •   fmg Glimmer Lipliners in Merlot .01 oz. net wt.

This is a $36.00 value for $6.99! Every color you will need this Spring and Summer. So awesome! I love using these lipliners to completely color in my lips before applying any lipstick or lip balms. It really adds extra depth of color and longer staying power to any lip color look.

Now, one thing I’d like to mention to you about scrolling through the Avon online brochure, especially if this is your first experience doing so – as you look through the pages, you’ll notice little pink shopping bags that come onto your screen. You click on those to bring up a pop-up that lets you add that item to your cart, or from the pop-up you can click to “View the Product Details”, which will take you to that product’s in-depth information page where you can also add it to your cart from there as well.

Now, if you click on the little white circle by the pink shopping bag icon, you open the Virtual Try-On Tool, in which you can virtually try on the makeup items from your phone or computer. This is such an amazing tool. Very easy and very fun to use. It looks real!

On pages 16-19, you will find all the lipstick items that are up to 30% off.

Glimmer Satin Lipstick from Avon.

I have my eye on the shade Plum Blossom from the fmg Glimmer Satin Lipstick lineup. I tried the lipstick sample and love it, so I’m on the waiting list now for that. It must be popular for this Spring. It’s really pretty! (Reg. price $11.00, now on sale for $7.69.)

One last thing I’d like to mention to you is that Avon has just introduced new Matte Eyeshadow Quads to their Glimmer Eyeshadow lineup. I am totally loving their newest quad just released called Bombshell:

Avon's newest matte eyeshadow quad, Bombshell.

Such beautiful colors!

Beautiful colors in Avon's new matte eyeshadow quad called Bombshell.  Pinks and Browns:

There are 4 new palettes to choose from, and they are listed for $11.99, regular price is $15.00. I just added this and the 4-Piece Lipliner Bundle to my cart! I hope you get in on the awesomeness too!

Have fun shopping, and let me know what you get!

Oh yeah! To get signed up to be one of my Avon Email A-Listers, the easiest (and funnest) way is to enter Avon’s Stunning Spring Sweepstakes. Simply enter your info and be sure the box is clicked to receive emails from me (Johanna Bustamento), enter, and that’s it! You’ll receive Avon emails + special emails from me with offers that I set up just for you!

Talk soon!


Get Ready for Avon’s Best of Beauty 2023!

Best of Beauty 2023 coming March 15th!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing very well!

I wanted to give you a head’s-up regarding Avon’s upcoming Best of Beauty 2023 Event. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 15th (2023). We’ll be ringing in Campaign 6, and Avon is highlighting all their hottest beauty picks. Along with the Best of Beauty 2023, Avon is offering a free Luxe Lashes Duo gift ($24.00 value) with any $25.00 makeup purchase from their online brochure (pages 4-15). Don’t worry, when the brochure goes up, I’ll link you directly to the deal.

As an Avon Representative, I was privy to this special ahead of time, and here’s what I got:

Avon beauty products:  Love at First Lash Waterproof Mascara, fmg Glimmer Eyeliners, Eyelash Curler, and Birthday Balm.

I ordered 3 fmg Glimmer Eyeliners (2 browns and a blue), fmg Lipliner (not pictured) in Mauve, Birthday Balm in Surprise!, plus another Birthday Balm in Fine Wine (not pictured – for my Sister), and I received the free Luxe Lashes Duo gift consisting of Love at 1st Lash Waterproof Mascara + an Elevated Eyelash Curler. So fabulous!

Another fabulous offer during the Best of Beauty Event is a Best of the Best 4-Piece Set featuring fmg Glimmer Super Shock Volumizing Mascara, Birthday Balm Lip Crayon in Surprise!, fmg Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow in Moonstone, and fmg Glimmer Eyeliner in Blackest Black. This set will be listed for $12.99, a $44.00 value. So be sure not to miss that. The Birthday Balm is listed for $10.99 by it’s lonesome, so it’s like you’re just about getting the other 3 products for free. + you’ll only be $12.01 away from your free Luxe Lashes gift set! I love it when we can bundle up on the free gift deals! PLUS — not to mention, if you’re one of my Avon email A-Listers, I’ll be sending you a coupon code for a free gift as well. I’ll be sure to do so as soon as the new Campaign drops, so you can really pile in the goodness!

And speaking of coupon codes, I hope you received the codes I sent out for our current Campaign. Free gift choices sure to get you in the mood for Spring.

If you’re not yet signed up to receive Avon emails from me, it’s easy to get in on all the fun. Click Here to enter Avon’s Garden of Beauty Sweepstakes (this link has my Rep URL), put in your info, then make sure the box is clicked to sign you up for emails from Johanna Bustamento, then click to enter, and that’s it. You’re signed up as one of my Avon Email A-Listers, and you’ve also entered the Sweeps! Sweet!

We love it when a plan comes together, right?

See you all soon with more Avon good news! Cheers!


Avon, Special Deals, Makeup, Beauty, Free Gifts, Beauty Bundles

Avon Best of Beauty 2023!  Great deals, and free gifts.

Valentine’s Day Coupon Code!

Valentine's Day coupon code from Avon.  Use code LOVE14 for 14% off your entire order.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Hope you have really fun plans!

While you’re enjoying a lovely day, pop by and shop for all your Avon beauty favorites using Code: LOVE14 to receive 14% off your entire order!

This coupon code is for today (2-13) and tomorrow (2-14-2023) only, so I hope you get in on the goodness.



Fall in Love with Avon!  Become an Avon Representative today for $0!

P.S. You’re always welcome to join in all the beautiful fun! Sign up is easy and it’s free! What’s not to love? When asked who’s team you’d like to join, search for Johanna Bustamento, my Rep Code is mybeauty.

Sign up with Avon, Become an Avon Representative, Avon USA

Love is in the Air!

Avon's Valentine Boutique is open!

Hooray! Can you feel the love? I hope so!

Visit Avon’s Valentine Boutique to find all kinds of goodies to treat yourself (and/or a friend or loved one!) this Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year.

Avon’s fmg Love makeup line is available all year long, so love is always in the air!

Love at 1st Lash Mascara

Colors of Love Glow Beads

Colors of Love Glow Balm Bronzing Stick

And while you’re treating yourself, remember to spread the love every day as well. Why not leave a sticky note for someone to find with a loving message? You may make someone’s day!

Remind someone today that they are loved.  Leave a sticky note for someone to find.  #lovethatsticks  89.3 KSBJ

And a reminder from me — You are truly appreciated!


Valentine’s Day, Love, Beauty, Makeup, Spread Love and Uplifting Messages ( 89.3 KSBJ Houston, Texas #lovethatsticks )

Natural Skin Care Favorites from Avon

Natural Skin Care Favorites from Avon, including The Creme Shop Overnight Lip Therapy Masque, The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser, and Farm RX Super Greens Multivitamin Moisture Cream.

Hello Everyone! How are you today? I hope you’re doing very well.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite natural skin care products with you that I’ve been enjoying from Avon. I’ve always leaned toward natural ingredients, and it seems the more mature I get, the more I appreciate natural formulations for all my skin care products, especially those that I apply to my face. Avon has been adding more and more natural products, and has broadened their Farm RX Clean Beauty line.

Pictured above you’ll see products that I am currently using from Avon, including The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser, The Creme Shop Overnight Lip Therapy Masque, and Farm RX Super Greens Multivitamin Moisture Cream.

I’ve been using the Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser for a few years now, I love it so much. It is so beautiful and luxurious. I love the light aroma, the creaminess (it’s like a whipped cream), and it foams up very nicely. This is so gentle on my skin and leaves my face feeling fresh and pampered. It is in a very large tube that lasts me quite a while, as it only takes a very small “dot” of product per use.

You may have already seen a previous post from me about the Farm RX Super Greens Multivitamin Moisture Cream. This is awesome and worth mentioning again. It is made of 98% natural ingredients, including super nutrient broccoli sprouts, Brussel sprouts, moringa oil, and green tea. This is classified as a Clean Beauty product, with only 2% synthetic ingredients used. Avon explains this as needed to keep the product from molding, and they only use top quality synthetic ingredients. I love using this in the am right after cleansing. It leaves my skin feeling very fresh and revitalized. I feel ready to start my day!

The newest addition to my natural beauty routine is The Creme Shop’s Overnight Lip Therapy Masque in Sweet Berries. This is made from Shea Butter and Raspberries to help repair dry and cracked lips, help prevent discoloration, and maintain your lips’ smoothness. I’ve been enjoying using this right before bed to keep my lips feeling moisturized as a sleep. This does not have a flavor or aroma, so it does not disturb my sleep or make me feel hungry 🙂 .

I hope you’ll give these natural skin care items a try for yourself. Here are the links for you (direct to my Avon store):

Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser – $11.00

Farm RX Super Greens Multivitamin Moisture Cream – $27.99

The Creme Shop Overnight Lip Therapy Masque in Sweet Berries – $15.00

If you’re a fan of natural Clean Beauty products, here is link to the entire Farm RX line from Avon.

I hope you enjoy!


Farm RX Clean Beauty Skin Care products from Avon. Made from Super Greens.