All About Avon Eyes

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Let’s talk about eyes. Mine are Green. I’m no professional but after spending some years with my own eyes I’ve learned what can make them look amazing! With any luck this is true for most people. I love neutral colors such as brown, tan, gold. Unfortunately, the colors that seem to work best with my eyes are bolder.. like pastel colors. Blue shades (although it has not been as BIG as it was in the 60’s) makes green eyes ‘pop’. Also I’ve found that pinks and purples also bring out green.

I’ve found that green eyes are somewhat rare. So you may be dealing with Blue eyes. Or Brown. Again.. any amount of time spent with a pair of eyes (and certainly if you ever had your way with Mom’s makeup bag) and you should have an idea of what you like best on your eyes.

That being said I’d like to share some products that Avon and Mark. have available for all eye colors. Please keep in mind that there are tons of products available. Click here  to browse the current brochure. I am giving information on just a few tried and true products that I love. I’m going to start at the beginning and finish at the end. So let’s start with perfector.

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Avon’s Magix Face Perfector has quickly become one of my favorite products. I live in the Sunshine State. So sun spots are a given. This face perfector smooth’s out uneven tones in your face. As the description indicates- this product can be used alone or as a primer under your foundation. I have used it both ways. Normally, I apply foundation after the perfector; however, there have been days where I was running late and my morning was not going well so I wore the perfector alone. I use the product over my whole face, but I pay special attention to corner’s of the eyes and close to hairline near the eyes to smooth out uneven tones in my face.

AvonC16 (4)Next up is concealer. I use Avon’s concealer in light. Pictured is the Medium shade. I love the idea of using an eye primer (applied before applying eye shadow). I have used primer’s in the past and I am a fan; however, time is a big deal and saving time is an even BIGGER deal in my life. Mark. does have an eye primer and concealer available for those who have the extra minute or two to apply primer. Click here to check out the primer’s available from Mark. Back to the concealer- I use only concealer in an effort to save time. I apply concealer to my eye lids, as well as under my eyes, and the outside corner’s of my eyes. This helps to ‘conceal’ those dark circles or fine lines you may have started seeing in the mirror (keep reading to find out how to correct the dark circles and find lines when you are not concealing them). Avon’s concealer does a pretty good job at ‘priming’ my eyelids for eye shadow.

Next up… my current, personal faves!!

Once concealer is applied I move on to eye liner. I love Avon’s Glimmersticks!

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Glimmersticks are available in many different shades and are pretty inexpensive at $7 regularly. While I do have several colors in my collection I use Black most of the time. I line my lower lid and well as my upper lid (as shown in picture). My personal opinion is that the colored glimmersticks can be worn alone or can be worn with shadow. Most days I use the black on upper and lower, in addition to eye shadow. I do sell lots of the Always on Point Eye Liner which is similar to the glimmersticks… just without the glimmer.

 

I have absolutely fallen in love with Mark. longwear eye shadow! Once my eye liner is in place I apply one of the gold tone’s available from Mark. for $10. The gold tones have served me well over the summer, with my ever-darkening tan.

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I love both of these colors for the summer look. An you can see that they go well with Green eyes and with Brown. Click here to see all of the shades available from Mark. longwear. In my experience, these shadows do not crease or harden. They look perfect even after a stressful, 9-hour-day in the office.

Once your shadow is applied the right mascara will complete your eye look.

AvonC16 (7)I have previously used the Super Shock (which looks much better than the picture included in this case). The brush is very good at separating lashes and lengthening. Lately, however, I have started using the Big & Multiplied mascara. After selling several of these and hearing rave reviews I had to try it for myself. The picture here does do some justice. I love this mascara! The length it gives is incredible.

I just want to say again that I have given an overview of my eye makeup look in a day, recently. My collection of Avon products goes far beyond what I have listed here; however, this is currently the look I am sporting. *Check back later for selfie 🙂 The list of products, yes, just for eyes, goes on and on. Avon and Mark. both have lines of liquid liner, gel liner, powder eye shadows in singles, doubles, quads… even 8 colors in one compact!

So your eyes have looked perfect all day with Avon’s products? Your eye shadow is not creasing.. your eye liner is not smudged.. and your mascara is not running. All has been well and now it is time to take care of your eyes (remember.. correcting when not concealing). Avon has products for that! Products that work and have been clinically proven to reduce imperfections! Anew by Avon has products for men and women, of all ages (20’s through 60’s+) and has products for all parts of the face… BUT we’re talking about eyes, right? So let’s talk about correcting the eyes.

Anew has several lines of products, based on age, that include: Anew Ultimate, Anew Platinum, Anew Reversalist, and Anew Vitale, which all include an eye system specifically for your eyes and your age group. Click here to view all products in the Anew lines. Anew Clinical goes above and beyond to help correct dark circles and bags or sagging underneath the eyes.

 

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Now the ‘rest’ is up to you. I’ve noticed when I get plenty of sleep my face, in general, looks happier and healthier. Not getting enough sleep can contribute to (what may seem like) permanent dark circles and bags under your eyes. So get plenty of sleep.. & rest those beautiful eyes.

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Avon gets you ready for Back to School!

Anybody live in a crazy house like me?! With four young boys in the house getting ready for back to school is just as crazy as getting everybody back in the routine of getting up early… and doing homework… and bedtime! Every parent knows that back to school is an endless checklist of tasks… and then an endless struggle to get back into a routine.

Well… Avon can help out with the upcoming struggles and help you get organized!

AvonLIving3Kids (well… my kids) are usually very eager to help out and be more independent by doing things themselves. This color changing alarm clock will make your kids feel like they are more independent and will also make your life easier.

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Whose got the superhero’s? My boys love Spiderman. & they love the idea of packing and bringing their own lunch to school. Check out this 3-piece backpack set which is available exclusively through Avon. The set comes with a backpack, a lunch bag, and a pencil case. Now I am partial to boys since I am the only girl that lives in my house.. but Avon has the Disney Princess backpack set, as well as the Frozen and Minnie Mouse sets (exclusively from Avon) available as well.

AvonLiving2Got to love the rainy days! Everybody loves sunshine… but make sure you are ready for the clouds with these rainy day smile makers. The Superman rain boots and Disney Princess rain boots are available for $24.99 exclusively through Avon. And keeping your kids dry will be much easier with these color-changing umbrellas.

AvonLiving7Getting and staying organized doesn’t have to be a headache. Avon has products you will love that will help you create a schedule that works for you and help get your kids into a routine that will make everybody’s day go smoother in your  home! This calendar chalkboard set will help you keep up with important dates and memo’s. Or this chalkboard corkboard set will provide additional space for tracking upcoming activities or posting incentives for your kids, such as a reward list or chore chart. Personally life would not be sustainable at my home if my kids were not provided with chore charts.

*Tip: Since I have four young children (their ages are 8, 7, 7, and 6) I keep a chore chart for each child. The chores rotate monthly and stickers are earned each day for completion of their tasks which include things like behavior in school, homework, and chores done at home. One sticker per day may be earned and stickers may be ‘lost’ for any reason dependent on the information I have listed on the charts. At the end of the week each child earns $1 per sticker on his chart! This is only $5 per week (times four = $20 per week out of my pocket); however, the chores completed by my children save me at least $20 in time. And you would not believe how big of a motivator this is for my school-aged children.*

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Now that you have some ideas about how to get organized and get into a routine with your children let’s talk about the kitchen. At my home, by the time homework and chores are done we (or I should say ‘I’) do not have much time to prepare dinner. That being said… diet or no diet.. healthy or not healthy.. we have all heard about meal-prep. I have not perfected this plan as of yet; however, it is a goal I am hoping to achieve this next school year. Sunday’s can provide some time in the afternoon’s and evenings to prep meals for up to 2-3 days! I strongly recommend meal prepping. I once read that a goal without a plan is just a dream. The more I think about this the more the words sink in. Goals are a good tool to get you going in the right direction but without a plan how can you reach your goals? So your dinner meals can be prepared on the weekend and either refrigerated or frozen for later use during the week. I, personally, like to bake chicken in the oven and prepare rice and store in containers, like the 8-piece food storage set with attached lids from Avon! These containers are available for just $19.99 and my favorite thing about them? The lids are attached! Who hasn’t spend hours in the kitchen looking for the lid that goes with this bowl? No more! Lids are attached and do not come off. And if that’s not enough… these handy containers are safe in your microwave, your freezer, AND in your dishwasher!

AvonLiving5Along with meal prep, we do a lot of crock pot meals in my home. Prep time is usually about 30 minutes. We walk away from the crock pot for the day and come home to dinner. So easy. This Cuisinart Oval Slow Cooker is perfect for letting your dinner cook itself! And guess what? This fine piece of equipment that can literally give you 2 hours of your life back is safe in your dishwasher! No more standing at the stove preparing your family’s meal and then standing at the sink cleaning up your family’s meal! I think every home that has more than 2 people should have a slow cooker. This gives you more time with your family.

AvonLiving8Next up let’s check out your laundry room. If I haven’t mentioned already… I have four children in my home! Add my husband and me and I (yes… mostly I) spend quite a bit of time in our laundry room. Again, let me mention the chore charts my children live by. Yes!! They absolutely have to fold and put away their own laundry. Remember the comment about life not being sustainable at my home without my chore charts? Well… imagine me washing, drying, folding, AND putting away laundry for 6 people?! It is certainly possible… but not if my family expects me to do anything else. So how can these Avon products (that I love so dearly) help you in your laundry room? Well let’s take some guesswork out of laundry for the other people that live in your home so that they are able to pitch in! These personalizable set of 3 printed laundry bags are so handy that my 6-year-old can sort laundry for me! You can use these bags how they are shown in the picture OR you can give each child a bag of his/her own to keep up with their dirty or clean laundry! Or feel free to delegate out some more of the responsibility by having the people (big or small) actually move some of the laundry. These stackable rolling bins can help get the job going. Or they are also great for storage.

Mark. is ready for Summer

Have you met Mark.? Mark. is ready for Summer!

Mark. is a line of products by Avon, including clothes, fragrances, makeup, and jewelry. Mark’s summer catalog will have you ready for the beach in no time!

Mark7Let’s start with the summer must-haves! Mark. has surf spray for your locks. Who doesn’t love the beach hair look? That’s Beachy texturizing surf spray will give you the beach hair look no matter where you spend your warm summer day. The Crushing on Coconut body mist will have you feeling like you’re on the islands. And one of my favorite things is the Touch & Glow shimmer cubes. Whether you have worked on your tan or not, these cubes will tell the world that you have!

Mark2Mark. style is like no other. The Fever Pitch Dress will be sure to keep you cool in the high temperatures and the flirty Orchid Show Maxi Skirt is perfect for summer nights.

Mark6Mark. has all the accessories to go along with their stylish clothing. I’m loving this Ray of Sunshine Beach Hat and the Mother of Pearl hair pins!

Mark9You won’t want to miss Mark. makeup. Mark. features hook-ups! These nifty little tools connect your favorite cream eye shadow with your favorite liquid eye liner or your favorite plumping lip gloss. Create the look you want and then keep your colors hooked up for convenient use in the future.

Want to see the full catalog? Click here to see the full line of summer products available now from Mark.

Place your order today and remember, shipping is always free on orders of $40 or more! & don’t forget to register your e-mail before purchasing so that you can receive special offers right in your inbox!

Campaign 15-Introducing Anew Clean

Introducing Anew Clean!

C15-2C15-5This new line of cleansers offers a product for every skin type. The line includes a rich cleansing foam, comforting cleanser and mask, purifying gel cleanser, refining daily scrub, micellar cleansing water, and revitalizing toner. Facial cleansing wipes are also available, as well as the new cleansing brush! Each of the cleansers will be between $10-$12 but are available now for a discounted price of $5.99-$6.49! Click here to shop the whole line of Anew Cleansers now.

C15-1This cleansing brush works with most of the Anew Cleansers. Brushes like the Anew cleansing brush are sold in department stores for up to $95! But the Anew cleansing brush is available for a special introductory price of $24.99 (reg. price will be $40). Click here to read reviews and purchase the brush now!

Also happening in Campaign 15 is the The BIG Summer Makeup sale. True color eyeshadow quads reg. $8.00 now on sale for $4.99 each!

c15-3Mascara must-haves include Avon’s Super Shock for $4.99 and Avon’s Big & Multiplied Volume Mascera for $6.99.

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