Thursday, December 9, 2010

Something for Everyone!

How long has it been since you've looked at an Avon catalogue?  No matter what time of year it is, Avon has something for everyone, but what they do best is the Holidays!  From beautiful home decor, to toys for the little ones in your life, you're sure to find something great for everyone on your shopping list, and at a price that's not going to hurt your wallet.  Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

The Swingin' Bachelor, or Hip Hostess will dig this bar tools set.  Who knows?  You might even get a perfectly poured cocktail as a thank you!  At $14.99, you can go ahead and get in the spirits.

For the Socially Conscious Sister, how about this beautiful wrap.  Not only will she standing proudly against domestic violence, but she'll be warm and fashionable, too!  100% of the profits go to the Avon Foundation to end violence against women.  

Looking for something for the kiddos on your list?  Look no further!  We've got something for Sally and something for Sam! Don't forget to wrap them with a few of these!

For the Glamour Girl in your life, you can't go wrong with bling!  Make her sparkle, without taking out a loan!

Looking for something for Dads, and lads?  How about getting them hooked on good grooming?  It's clearly working for Patrick Dempsey, the only leading man fit for the nickname "McDreamy".  They can wash here, and moisturize here.

Got a teenage girl, or young woman to shop for?  Meet Mark.  Their Holiday Gift Guide will help you find something that's trendy and fashion fresh!  

I hope you all enjoyed my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!  Check back in for more last minute sales and ideas.  Just as a reminder, My store is open 24 hours a day, and items can be shipped directly to your doorstep.  Who needs to march into the maddening Holiday crowds?  Shop in your bathrobe and slippers, enjoy a little egg nog, and relax.  I've got you covered.

Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is upon us, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank to be a generous gifter this year!  Right now, you can stock up on stocking stuffers, 2 for $1.75!  That price is hard to beat.  Plus, the Outlet tab on the Avon website allows you to score great deals on items that will be discontinued soon.  There's still time to get your orders in before Christmas.

For those of you that don't celebrate Christmas, it's still a great time to stock up on winter essentials, like hand creams, and lip balms.  Don't miss out!  Shop here, or click the Outlet link above to see what's on sale!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's Been a Long Time!

I've been on a bit of a hiatus for the past several weeks, due to the declining health, and eventual loss of my last remaining grandparent.  Things have been rough for my family for the last year, and I needed a little time to collect myself and get back into the groove of life.  I hope to be blogging more often, but hope everyone understands if my posts are a bit scattered for a while.  There has been a lot going on.

I did want to make sure to mention that I have been using my Solutions Total Radiance skincare line, and have been getting amazing results with it.  I struggled with acne through most of my teen and early adult life, and the scarring that was left behind had me feeling less than enthused about the quality of my skin.  It's hard to put your best face forward when your face isn't it's best.  Let me be the first to tell you, though, this stuff is phenomenal.

I started out with just the cleanser and serum, and really liked the smell and feel of the products.  Eventually I purchased the day and night moisturizers, as well as the thermal cleanser/exfoliator, and lastly the eye gel.  Now that I am on a regular schedule with all of the products, I can honestly say that this is the best stuff I have ever used.

Here is the order I use the products in:

In the mornings, I wash with the thermal cleanser.  It heats up and scrubs away my impurities.  I love the way my skin feels when I rinse it off.  So soft, and clean.  As someone who still gets the occasional monthly blemish, using this regularly keeps things clear and controllable.  I find that it's gentle enough to use daily, and it really prepares my skin for the moisturizer.  I typically follow with my A.M. moisturizer, but when my skin feels extra dry, I'll sometimes use the serum, even though they recommend it for evening.  I find that it helps my make-up go on smoother, and makes my skin glow.  I've been getting comments almost everywhere I go.  I end with the eye gel, which helps my under-eye concealer go on smoothly.

In the evenings I use the regular cleanser.  It washes away all of my make-up, to the point where I feel like I don't even need a toner, anymore.  I was an avid toner enthusiast, but when I make sure to rinse well, it's a step that I can skip.  Then I put on my serum, and the P.M. moisturizer.   Sometimes, I will use the eye gel at night, but I am prone to those little white bumps, when I over moisturize the skin around my eyes.  When I wake up in the mornings, my face is really radiant.  Just like the product claims.  There have been times when I have overslept, and have not had time to put on make-up before having to leave the house, and with continued use, feel totally confident without needing to paint my face. 

I cannot recommend this stuff with more enthusiasm!  It has changed the texture of my skin, and my acne scarring is totally unnoticible, as long as I am consistent with my routine.  The price is right, too.

Just my less that $30 worth!  That's what you can pay for the entire system, if you watch the sales. :)

Shop here, or sign up as a new customer, and I will contact you when the next special is being run.  Don't forget to mention what products you are interested in, so I can get you the best info!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AVON Customer Email Scam: Be Aware!

On Sunday, I received two contact requests via my AVON website.  These requests were from seemingly normal customers wanting to order products from me.  I sent them a reply message giving them my order site address and offering to help them, and I received these replies back:


    Good to hear from you.My name is Sandra Smith,I am from Maryland but will be coming to Oklahoma for a showbiz.We have prefer to order online but for now all purchases in our company are done with paper payment so i would love you to place the order for me.Below is the list of items needed:


Simple Elements Meadow Dew Eau de Toilette Splash................(3)    ORDER

In Bloom(Resse Witherspoon).........................................(2)

Petal by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Toilette Spray.....................(3)

Bond Girl 007..........................................................(2)


ANEW Youth-Awakening


ANEW Wrinkle Zone Line Smoothing


12-in-1 Eye Palette & Super Curlacious Mascara
Duo.................(2)................(Navy Blue or Black)

  I would need to know the total of all the  products i requested for and also the name and address you want the payment sent to and also a phone number i can reach you on.After  you send me this information the Manager of our company will mail you a check for the payment,which you can cash instantly at your bank because we need these items there in your city Oklahoma  before the date of the event and they will be picked up at your location Upon my Arrival at Oklahoma ..I hope to read from you soon with all details required..

1- Name to be written on the certified check
2- Mailing address , No
3- Phone Number
4- City
5- Zip Code
6- State

Thank you and enjoy your day.

Due Regards.

Sandra Smith
(Assistant Personnel Manager)
206 N LIBERTY ST # 3

and the next reply was this one:

Thanks for your willingness to serving me,I need you to order this products for me....

3 pieces of the Men's Diamond Accent Watch with code(018-530)Genuine which is $39.99 online

3 pieces of the Girls Leather Cushion Walk® Shoe Cute & comfortable..which is $14.99 online(sizes 13...with code..540-990)

3 pieces of the Cuisinart® Mini Prep Plus Processor..with code...962-933...which is $39.99

      Here are the products i want to order .So i want you to email me
the total cost (amount) of the products Please add your shipping cost
wth it.. You should also get back to me with your full name, address
,city ,state ,code and phone number#  for facilitation of the
payment...Please include your phone number ..Thanks.

Highly suspicious stuff, considering the broken English and requests for personal contact information.  I did the research, by Googling the term "Avon email scam", and came up with a couple of links detailing the scam.  Please read these, and educate yourselves, my Avonlings.  I do not want this happening to any of you!

Just remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!!  Though you will probably be tempted to reply to these messages, even if it's merely to give them a piece of your mind, it's best not to.  Just because they aren't scamming you out of your hard earned AVON money, doesn't mean they won't sell your contact information and email address to third parties to earn a buck!  Be safe, and good luck to those of you who are out there trying to earn an honest living.  

Beauty is as beauty does,

Jen <3 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I love Sundays!

Sundays are always the day that my AVON orders arrive.  After bagging my orders for my customers, and flipping through the newest brochure, I opened and tried the last two items from the Solutions Total Radiance line that I'd ordered.  I am working on a video blog review of the products, so watch this space.  I'll post that as soon as I work out some audio issues I am having.

Also, as a reminder to my customers, your orders will start being delivered on Monday.  When I drop them off, please let me know if there are any samples I can order for you, to include with your next order.

As for me, I'm going to be giving myself a little mani/pedi with my new Tantastic orange Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel, and watch some re-runs of House!  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beauty Review: AVON Smooth Minerals Starter Kit

I received my AVON Smooth Minerals Starter Kit last week, and have been using it every day since opening it.  I am so impressed with this product.  I posted a vlog about it on my YouTube Channel, so please give it a view!

Jen's Vlog!

Right now you can get the kit for only $25, which includes everything from the 5 piece review I did.  This price will be good until September 7th, and then it will go back up to $38.  Get it while you can!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's Official: The Vlog Has Begun!

After slacking all day, and watching Futurama, I finally threw together a short vlog, promoting my AVON business.  The sound is a little out of sync with the video, but I expect to work out the kinks by the time the next one goes up.  Give it a view and be sure to subscribe to my channel, so I can get you entered in the September contest.

Also, Harrison the Wonder Dog makes an appearance!  Just think about all the yummy dog treats I'll be able to buy him when you shop my online store!  And yes, I am shameless!  *insert innocent giggle here*