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I’m an Avon Indep. Sales Rep. With Sensitive Skin

I decided to start a blog that lets me explain why I like certain Avon products and for who each product is best for. Also, I like to share Avon beauty buzzes good deals as they come up.

I’m an Avon skin care enthusiast with sensitive, combination skin, melasma around my eyes and with medium color skin with pink undertone. I’m almost 40 years old, and yes, I use Avon products. Why? Because they are affordable and have great quality. (It’s just not sustainable to be dropping lots of money at Sephora or at high-end beauty shops every few months). As a women with sensitive skin, I have to be careful with which products I have to use. I’m not saying every Avon skin care product works well with my skin, but that’s one amazing thing about Avon – there is a lot to choose from based on your skin care needs. Plus, they are always working on bringing customers new, on-trend beauty products such as the Anew Hydra Fusion line AND Avon X The Face Shop.

My Avon shop offers free shipping on orders $40+ (no promo code needed). First-time customers get 10% off their order with prom code WELCOME10.


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Avon Holiday 2020 – Preview

It’s not even Halloween yet, but I’m already excited about Avon’s Holiday 2020 collection. The theme is Paris. Paris represents romance. You’ll see this theme in the packaging and some of the beauty gift sets for this holiday 2020.

The holiday collection will include:

  • Paris-themed Skin So Soft gift set
  • Eiffel tower decanter
  • Golden Christmas tree sculpture that lights up
  • Creamy eyeshadow that shimmers
  • Makeup brush set with loose “crystals” inside the clear handles that comes in a Paris-themed carrying bag
  • Bubble bath in the kitty cat decanter
  • Fragrance gift sets
  • Gold starred beauty caddy
  • Clear-ball ornaments containing a makeup applicator sponge shaped as a Christmas tree and snowman
  • Light-up and musical holiday home decor
  • Holiday pajama sets
  • and much more!
Preview of Avon Holiday 2020 Collection

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6 Ways to Save When Shopping Avon Online

This pandemic has brought on hard times for many families. I appreciate how Avon quickly responded to the pandemic and expanded my E-store with Daily Essentials (dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning wipes, kitchen utensils, and more). To further help you, I wanted to create this quick blog post with tips on how to save at my E-store.

Quick Ways to Save at My E-store:
  • Sign up for Rakuten to get 3% cash back every time you shop at my Avon E-store. Yes, you read that right! It’s real and it works. I’ve verified it myself.
Shop, dine and save at many stores with Rakuten!
  • Purchase gift value sets, value packs, trios or duos. It costs less per item when you buy Avon products in sets, trio or duo.
  • Subscribe at my E-store by creating an account and opting-in to my exclusive offers to get free gifts, discount and free shipping. I personally create promo codes just for you (my E-store subscribers).
    • Check your spam or Promotion emails for my promo code emails.
    • If you don’t want to check your emails, simply log into my E-store with your Avon account. If there is a promo code waiting for you, you should see an alert at “My Account.”
  • Purchase $60+ to get automatic free shipping. Since my E-store doesn’t allow customers to stack multiple promo codes together, a great way to get a free gift AND free shipping at the same time is to use the free-gift promo code with an order of $60+ so that you can get the automatic free standard shipping.
  • Enter the monthly sweepstakes. It’s free to enter, and the prize is always more than $200 in Avon products!
  • Finally, shop the Sales & Promotions page at my E-store.

I hope you found this post to be helpful! Take care, everyone!


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DIY Super Soft, Non-Sticky Play Dough

I’m a mom of a 5 year old son, and if you have kids or grandkids, you know that play dough doesn’t always get placed back into their containers then end up drying up overnight. Instead of taking a trip to the store with the kids, you can probably make your own play dough with what you have at home. Not just any play dough, but the super soft, non-sticky kind that won’t crumble. The recipe below makes a super soft play dough with a nice scent.

WARNING: This play dough is not suitable for kids that eat play dough!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup baby powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Skin So Soft Bath Oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Food coloring

Directions:

  1. In a pot, mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients into the pot.
  3. Add food coloring to the mixture.
  4. Heat the mixture over the stove in low heat.
  5. Keep stirring the mixture until the dough doesn’t stick to your finger when you touch it.
  6. Take the dough out of the pot and put it in a zip lock bag or plastic food container.
  7. If you feel the dough is too hot to play with, cover the container or close the plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  8. The play dough is ready for play!

Storage

When not in use, store your homemade play dough in a zip lock bag or plastic food container in the refrigerator to make it last longer. It can be stored for up to 3 months.


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What’s Your 3 Makeup Must-Haves?

I’m not going to tell you what should be your 3 top makeup must-haves, because it’s up to which makeup makes you feel confident enough to step out of the home. For me personally, it’s about the features of my face that feel most insecure about: the melasma around my eyes (caused by pregnancy), my thin eyebrows and my small mouth.

Ink Lasting Liquid Foundation Slim Fit

I have oily/combination skin with dry spots around my nose and mouth, and I have fine wrinkles around my eyes when I smile. I have medium skin tone and used to try to get away with just concealer and no foundation, but it doesn’t look natural. I have a hard time finding a concealer that matches my skin color exactly. I found that having a medium-to-full coverage foundation with a finish similar to my natural skin works best for my melasma and fine lines, because I can apply it to my entire face for an even skin tone and am able to cover my melasma without concealer. Foundations with a matte finish (when I am not wearing face primer) makes my fine lines more pronounced, so my ultimate choice is the Ink Lasting Liquid Foundation Slim Fit. It leaves a natural-skin finish, evens my discolored skin and doesn’t cake which is great for my fine lines and dry skin areas. PLUS, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Glimmersticks Brow Definer

For some reason, I dislike doing my eyebrows even though it’s a MUST before I leave home. I choose to use the Glimmersticks Brow Definer, because it is waterproof, retractable (does not need sharpening) and applies easily.

Moisture Therapy Intensive Treatment Moisturizing Lip Treatment

I’d normally go for a tinted lip gloss (Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss) or lipstick (such as Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick or Mattitude Liquid Lipstick), but since COVID-19 broke out and face masks became mandatory in California, I don’t see the point of wearing lipstick unless I’m staying indoors. My lips get a little dry, so I love the Moisture Therapy Intensive Treatment Moisturizing Lip Treatment, because it has no flavor (in my opinion) and moisturizes for a long time without stickiness .

What are your 3 makeup must-haves?

What I want to wear when wearing face masks isn’t mandatory: Glimmersticks Brow Definer in Brunette, Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit in C20, Mattitude Liquid Lipstick in Driven, Love at First Lash Mascara and Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner in Black.

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Which essential items can Avon (USA) ship direct to your home for free?

It’s April 5, 2020, and I live in Los Angeles County in California. California Governor Newsom has ordered Californians to stay at home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Parks, beaches, schools, libraries, malls and other public places are closed. Only essential businesses are open.

If you’re like me, you are trying your best to be a trooper (even though I really miss being outside and being with friends & relatives) during this COVID-19 pandemic by staying home as much as possible and only going out to get essential items [and to walk/exercise where no one is around].

What’s it like going to the market during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Since the market only wants a small amount of people inside the market simultaneously, I have to stand in line outside Vons market (6 feet apart from people) in order to get my turn to shop inside the market and quickly purchase what my family needs if there are any inventory left (lots of empty shelves and slim pickings). We can now only purchase 1 or 2 quantities per item due to some individuals hoarding supplies. I wear a mask and sanitize my hands often. I use my own grocery bags, but the bagger won’t touch my bags, so I have to bag my grocery at my car. Once I get home, I wash my hands for 20 seconds and disinfect my purse, shoes, and each grocery item. It’s a tedious process, and sometimes I ask myself, “Am I still in U.S.A.?

Which essential items can Avon ship direct to my home?

Even online stores are out-of-stock of many essential items. Before you go on a supply run to the market, checkout my Avon E-store to find some of what you need. Your order will be shipped direct to your home. Free shipping on orders $60+. No promo code needed.

Receiving your order

Your Avon order gets delivered by UPS in a box. If you’re afraid the box will be contaminated with COVID-19, spray the box with Lysol or a disinfectant before bringing the box into your home.


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Matte Foundation or Dewy Foundation?

It seems like in the U.S. (mostly based on all the current makeup looks that I see on Instagram or social media these days), a face with a matte finish (with highlights on the cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow) is trendy. In South Korea, the dewy finish or “glass skin” is trending. So which one is better? No matter what the trend is, choose a finish that works best for your skin.

What’s the difference between matte and dewy finish?

A foundation with a matte finish leaves your skin looking velvety or powdered – it doesn’t leave a shine or reflect light. You don’t need to set the foundation with powder, but you can use a setting spray (optional).

A foundation with a dewy finish leaves your skin looking moisturized, radiant and glowing. The dewy finish is youthful. You can set the foundation use a setting powder (to make it less dewy) or setting spray.

How do you know which finish to choose?

It all comes down to your skin type.

Choose matte if your skin is:

  • Oily or shiney
  • Acne-prone
  • Doesn’t need added moisture

Choose a dewy finish if your skin is:

  • Dry and needs added moisture
  • Has imperfections or fine lines that need to be softened
  • Mature-looking

2 product recommendations:

Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation – liquid foundation with a soft-focus matte finish, 24-hour wear, water-resistant, breathable, full-coverage and fragrance-, paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free. Pairs well with VDL Primer.

Kristi with Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation. Before (left) and After (right). Matte finish.

Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit – liquid foundation with a skin-like dewy finish, weightless, long-lasting, medium to full coverage, and evens skin tone. 18 different shades available. Pairs with Tone-up Primer.

Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit in C20 Neutral Medium. No concealer. Just foundation! Before (left) and After (right). Natural or dewy finish.


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Why are Face Sheet Masks Trending?

When my brother came back to California from visiting South Korea, he brought me a pack of face sheet masks. I didn’t know what the big deal was about these sheet masks, so I put them in my cabinet and forgot about them. I thought they were a gimmick.

What are face sheet masks?

Face sheet masks are semi-permeable fabric drenched in serum and with 3 holes for your eyes and nose. They are individually packaged in an airtight, heat-sealed package with extra serum so that mask stays juicy.

Finally Tried a Face Sheet Mask

The year is 2020 and the weather has been cool and dry (February), and Avon is now carrying face sheet masks from South Korea. My face was feeling a little dry, so I decided to finally use a sheet mask since they seem very hydrating.

The first Avon X The Face Shop sheet mask I used was the The Solution Pore Care Sheet Mask. I used it right before going to bed. I followed the instructions and tips in the following video:

The Dos and Don’ts of Face Sheet Masks

I smoothed the extra serum from the package onto my décolleté and the back of my hands. The serum on my décolleté and hands dried within a minute, but the the mask kept my face hydrated with the serum for 10 minutes. The mask felt cooling, hydrating and soothing on my face. After I removed the mask, I let the serum on my face dry. I did NOT wash or wipe my face.

The Result

My face was left feeling hydrated, supple and glowing. The mask definitely made my face absorb more serum than the areas that had no sheet mask (my décolleté and the back of my hands). It was like a quick, simple in-home facial. The sebum in my nose pores were so hydrated or more liquified (instead of being more solid/hard) that squeezing my nose lightly made them sebum slip out of my pores. I went to bed after the serum dried on my face and did not wake up with skin irritation or acne breakouts. I’m really glad that I gave the sheet mask a try. I’m going to use it twice a week.



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Avon CBD Body Cream & Facial Oil

Clean, green and serene. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a compound extracted from hemp, which contains lots of good stuff like vitamins A, D, E and essential fatty acids. Our THC-free, non-GMO CBD is sustainably sourced from domestically grown hemp and we used the entire hemp plant in this product (stalk, seeds, stem, leaves, flowers) – so no part went to waste. FYI, our collection does NOT contain THC. The only high you’ll get is knowing your skin feels cool, calm and collected.

Green Goddess Facial Oil
This miracle facial oil visibly reduces redness, soothes irritation, balances oil and prevents dryness. Great for sensitive skin. Use this as a moisturizer.

  • 100mg of CBD
  • dry oil for easy absorption
  • vegan
  • hypoallergenic
  • fragrance-free
  • sustainably sourced

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99% Natural Ingredients

  • CBD – This super ingredient contains vitamins A, D and E with essential fatty acids
  • Hemp Seed Oil – Helps visibly reduce redness and skin discomfort.
  • Squalene Oil – Sustainably sourced from surgar cane, replenishes moisture and helps stabilize skin’s natural barrier.
  • Jojoba Oil – Contains antioxidants and helps fight effects of skin’s exposure to bacteria.
  • Tumeric – A special kind of plant extract that helps skin resist the damaging effects of stressors.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil – An oil pressed from sunflower seeds that softens and protects skin.

Intro to Green Goddess Facial Oil

Introduction to CBD in Skin Care – Green Goddess Facial Oil

CBD Creams that Soothe & Calm

Veilment CBD Nourishing Body Cream
Featuring 100mg of CBD and touches of hemp seed oil and turmeric. This natural formula will help moisturize and rejuvenate skin. 100 mg CBD / 5 fl. oz. 

  • Helps to enrich and soothe your body
  • Reduces irritation and dryness
  • Absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and nourished
  • Light jasmine scent
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermotologist-tested

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Veilment CBD Soothing & Nourishing Body Cream
Featuring 100mg of CBD and touches of hemp seed oil and turmeric. Complete with a light geranium scent, this natural formula will help moisturize and rejuvenate skin. 100 mg CBD / 1.7 fl. oz.

  • Concentrated formula
  • Visibly soothes, restores and transforms distressed skin to look smoother and healthier
  • Helps to sooth and restore for smoother, healthier-looking skin
  • Light geranium scent
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist-tested

Learn more…


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