Do you have a story for World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day 2020

Today, Feb 4, 2020, is World Cancer Day. Do you have a story to share?

The closest I have ever come close to cancer is my cousin being shockingly diagnosed with leukemia at age 32! No one else in our family has ever had cancer. I hear about cancer frequently, but never knew the symptoms or knew what it was like. For my cousin, it all started with a lower back pain. He did complain to me about back pain over lunch while he was visiting California from Boston, but I thought it was due to becoming “older” and sitting at the office for long periods.

The back pain was persisted when he went back to Boston, so he went to a doctor, and the doctor thought it was just a common back pain. (Who would think, “Cancer?!”)

My cousin went back to work, and he still felt pain in his back. His co-workers encouraged him to visit another doctor or hospital to get it checked, again. Thankfully, he went to another doctor/hospital, and they ran some tests. Eventually, he was diagnosed with leukemia. What?! Our whole family was shocked! My cousin is living in Boston, and the rest of the family is in California and Wisconsin. His mother, brother and fiancee went to visit him and help keep his spirits up, because he couldn’t come to our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas family potluck.

My is currently in a 2 year treatment program which includes chemotherapy. His co-workers come to visit him frequently, and they are so sweet to help him with all the paperwork involved when one can’t work for a while.


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Need Valentine’s Day Makeup Look ideas?

If you’re looking for pretty Valentine’s Day makeup looks, checkout the ideas below!

Make up Tutorial with Elizabeth

Products used to achieve her look:

Another Valentine’s Day Makeup tutorial with Elizabeth

Products she used to achieve her look:

Makeup look by Kandice

Products she used to achieve her look:

  • Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit – Velvety smooth and you can achieve medium to full coverage wit this foundation. Lasts all day.
  • Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray – Helps keep your make up lasting all day and reduces makeup transfer.
  • Send Roses Eye Palette (Limited Edition) – 16 gorgeous shadows in soft matte, shimmer and glitter finishes add beautiful dimension to any eye look. Oil-free with buildable coverage.
  • Mattitude Liquid Lipstick – Long-lasting liquid matte lipstick that is non-drying and doesn’t feather. Contains poppy seed and vitamin E oil.
  • Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick – Satin finish and long-lasting. It nourishes and conditions the lips.
Makeup look by Josette

Products she used to achieve her look:

  • Send Roses Eye Palette (Limited Edition) – 16 gorgeous shadows in soft matte, shimmer and glitter finishes add beautiful dimension to any eye look. Oil-free with buildable coverage.
  • True Color Lipstick – Color: Sparkling Mauve. Formulated with Shea Butter, Omega-6, Sunflower Seed Oil and vitamin E.
Makeup look by Heidi

Products used to achieve her look:

  • Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit – Color: W10 Fair Light. Velvety smooth and you can achieve medium to full coverage wit this foundation. Lasts all day.
  • Send Roses Eye Palette (Limited Edition) – 16 gorgeous shadows in soft matte, shimmer and glitter finishes add beautiful dimension to any eye look. Oil-free with buildable coverage.
  • Put a Rink On It! Lip Tint – Color: Pink Carat. High-coverage, silky texture and long lasting!
  • Blushed In Love (Limited Edition) – Blush and Highlighter palette with a shimmer finish. Oil-free and buildable.
  • Queen of Hearts Statement Necklace (Limited Edition) – You can never have too much love. This statement necklace rules with layers on layers of heart-worthy accessories fit for a queen.

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Looking for a lightweight organic botanical hair conditioner?

Hibiscus, aloe vera and pomegranate.

I should first say that I do not dye, perm or treat my hair. I have natural dark brown hair. My individual strands are thick but I don’t have a LOT of hair. My hair looks healthy as long as I use a conditioner that moisturizes well, because I wash my hair almost everyday. I do breakout on my back if I use a conditioner with pore-clogging oils.

I found that the Avon Chi Essentials Hair Conditioner to be moisturizing and made my hair softer. I liked that it was lightweight; It didn’t weigh-down my hair with oils, and it didn’t make my back breakout with acne. Chi boasts that the hair conditioner contains “certified organic botanicals that include aloe vera, pomegranate, hibiscus and other nutrient-rich ingredients for healthy-looking hair. All sulfate- and PABA-free. “

Key Ingredients of Avon Chi Essentials Hair Conditioner
• Aloe – Boasting outstanding moisturizing properties, aloe is a natural humectant that helps hair lock-in moisture and reduce frizz.
• Pomegranate – Full of antioxidants, pomegranate stimulates the scalp and has pH balancing properties that help clarify hair.
• Hibiscus – Rich in vitamins and amino acids, increases elasticity to encourage fuller, thicker-looking hair.

TO USE
After shampooing, apply a generous amount of conditioner to damp hair, working through ends. Wait 3 to 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

What’s your favorite hair conditioner?


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Last minute holiday gift shopping?

Count down for last minute shopping.

The above timer shows how much time is left to shop in order to deliver by Christmas!

If you see this post before or on December 14, 2019, you still have time to shop my Avon E-store and deliver your gift via Ground Shipping by Christmas 2019. Avon will be offering free shipping on orders $25+ on December 14, 2019 only with promo code HOLIDAYFS.

Gift Value Sets

Avon has gift value sets (basically, bundle deals) just for the holidays. It makes it easy for you to add to cart and checkout without having to go through many pages of their products. I love how Avon intentionally selected products that compliment each other in each gift set.


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Do you want to experiment with makeup and colors?

Model wearing makeup from Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palette (cruelty-free makeup by Avon)

When I started wearing makeup, I had a really hard time finding the right colors for myself. I still don’t know which colors to wear most of the time. I guess, it depends on the time of day, occasion, my mood, my outfit, the season and my current skin color (I tan easily). Wearing makeup and trying different colors and techniques is still an experiment for me. I find that a makeup kit with a wide range of eye shadow colors, bronzers, blush, and lip color makes it easier for me to make self up and try new looks.

Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palette (all-in-one and cruelty-free)

If you are looking for an all-in-one makeup kit with a wide range of colors, you’ll love the Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palette. The 66 eye shadows are highly-pigmented and blend well. This palette includes:

  • 66 eye shades
  • 4 lip glosses
  • 5 blushes
  • 2 highlighters
  • Eye, cheek and lip applicators
  • Mirror
  • Comes in a festive gift box
  • Closed, 5” L x 5” W x 5” D; open, 12.5” L x 5” W x 5” D
Oh What Fun Mega Palette (highly-pigmented and blends well. Cruelty-free makeup by Avon)

The Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palette isn’t pricey, too! It retails for $25.00 each.

It is cruelty-free (was not tested on animals).

Want to gift this item? It comes in a festive gift box.

Gift Box that comes with the Oh What Fun Mega Palette

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (use cod: MEGA)

For one day only (Dec 8, 2019), Avon is offering a BOGO for the Oh What Fun Makeup Mega PaletteBuy 1 Get 1 FREE. Who will you gift the extra palette to?

#AvonInsider #AvonRep #BOGO #MegaPalette #Makeup #AvonLady

What the Oh What Fun Makeup Mega Palette Looks Like


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How do you remove your makeup when you have sensitive skin and wear waterproof makeup?

I have combination/oily, sensitive skin, and I have hyperpigmentation around my eyes, so I wear multiple layers of waterproof concealer almost everyday. Sometimes I wear Glimmersticks Waterproof Eyeliner and waterproof mascara. At the end of the day, I need a makeup remover that can melt the waterproof makeup off around my eyes without me having to tug on the delicate skin around my eyes. I also want to avoid any products that burn my eyes. The following products have worked well for me:

  • 100% organic coconut oil – Oil removes waterproof makeup well. Coconut oil is gentle, moisturizes, affordable and doesn’t require you to tug on your skin. I take a small goop of it and massage it onto dry skin in circular motion in order to “melt” the makeup then wipe off the oil with a cotton pad. The only thing that stops me from using coconut oil too much is that it can cause me to breakout.
  • Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion – This is a creamy makeup remover that is gentle on the eyes. I rub the cream on dry skin in circular motion in order to “melt” or lift the makeup off my skin then rinse with water thoroughly. I don’t have to tug on my skin with this product, too. This product 4.7/5 stars review and 1,499 reviews! Wowzer!
  • Anew Ultimate Cream Cleanser – This is a cream facial cleanser, but I can also use it to remove my eye makeup, because it is a gentle cleanser that doesn’t require me to tug on the delicate skin around my eyes. I just rub the cream in circular motion on my face (concentrating on the areas with waterproof makeup) while the skin is dry to “melt” the makeup off then rinse off with water. It leaves the skin supple and moisturized.

What’s your favorite waterproof eye makeup remover and why? Comment below!


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7 Days of Black Friday 2019 Deals. Sign up for early access…

Sunday 11/24/2019 through Saturday 11/30/2019

Black Friday Early Kickoff Begins…

Time to stock up with your Avon favorites!

Don’t you hate it when there’s a 1 day sale like Black Friday, and you have ONLY ONE DAY to get what you want by :

  • camping out or waking up early to get into the store early
  • fighting traffic, struggling to find parking
  • waiting in long cashier lines with your kids
  • then getting hungry?!

Well, Avon is offering 7 days of BLACK FRIDAY deals (Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 through Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019) at the e-store. You won’t miss out if you sign up for early access to the promo codes! You can shop from your bed and avoid all the inconveniences of going to the store. They say that early holiday shopping leads to less stress during the holidays. You’re welcome!


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Looking for tabletop décor that captures the joy of the season?

Let’s take a break from talking about skin care & makeup and enjoy these 2019 whimsical tabletop decorations by Avon. As soon as I step in a room with these musical, light-up tabletop decorations, I just want to shrink and jump into the scene!! The music sets me in a happy mood and seeing the little people figurines enjoy their village is beautiful.

FEATURES
• 8.5” L x 6” D x 7” H
• Uses 3 AA batteries (not included)
• On/off switch with two settings: music/motion/lights or lights/motion
• Plays the following tunes: “Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “O, Christmas Tree”

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FEATURES
• 7.5” L x 7” W x 7 7/8”
• Uses 3 AA batteries (not included)
• On/off switch with two settings: music/motion/lights or lights/motion
• Plays the following tunes: “Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “O, Christmas Tree”

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FEATURES
• Includes: candy shop, toy shop, flower shop, 2 lamp posts, 4 villagers and 2 trees
• Uses 6 AAA batteries (not included)
• Each building approx. 5” H
• On/off switch

Read more…

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I tried the Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit & the Tone-Up Primer by Avon X The Face Shop…

Decided to try a primer and foundation from Avon X The Face Shop

Avon has collaborated with The Face Shop (a Korean beauty company) to create quality skin care and makeup. I was mostly excited about the skin care products, but I finally decided to try the Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit by Avon X The Face Shop. I’m normally hesitant to use foundation, because I have sensitive skin and some foundations irritate my skin or cause me to break out. However, one trick I’ve learned to help reduce the chances of skin irritation is by protecting my skin with a primer (it’s like saran wrap for your skin before applying makeup), so I decided to try the Tone-Up Primer as well.

Tested the Makeup On the Forearm

Before putting new makeup on my face, I test it on my inner forearm. This allows me to see if it matches my skin, to look at the texture, and test how it looks when the make up dries. I chose light medium in the Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit, because I wear the color Macadamia in the Magix Wand Foundation Stick. The first thing I noticed about the Ink Long Lasting Foundation Slim Fit foundation was how silky smooth the formula was and how it easily spread on my skin evenly and melted into my skin. The pump on the bottle gives the right amount (not too much). The foundation dried with a skin-like matte finish (not cake-y or like powered donut). After letting the foundation sit on my inner forearm for 10 minutes and felt no irritation, I decided to give it a try on my face but not without a primer.

Chose and Applied a Tone-Up Primer

I have a light-medium to medium tone skin that is uneven. On my left cheek, I applied the Tone-Up Primer in Lumiere which has a pearlescent finish. It was silky smooth. On my right cheek, I applied the Tone-Up Primer in Pink which is supposed to help even and brighten my skin tone. This also was silky smooth and gave a slightly pink tint on my skin.

Applied the Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit

Next, I applied the light-medium Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit in light-medium on both cheeks with my fingers by spreading and tapping. It was silky-smooth and spread evenly. I put a little amount for sheer coverage, but I was able to build it up to full coverage on darker spots of my face but still felt like nothing was on my face. It was light-weight and melted into my skin. When I compared my left cheek (the one with Tone-Up Primer in Lumiere) with the right check (the one with the Tone-Up Primer in Pink), the right cheek looked more even toned. It dried to a skin-like matte finish. After it dried, I brushed my hand over my cheek to see how much transfers off, and saw that it does transfer. See the next step!

Applied Setting Spray

To set the make up and stop it from transferring (rubbing off), I used the Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray. Setting spray is like hairspray for your makeup but it’s not stiff like hairspray. It lessens makeup transfer and makes your makeup last longer. After letting the setting spray dry, I rubbed my hand over my cheek, again, and there was no transfer.

The End Result

I wore the make up ALL DAY, and had NO irritations and NO break outs. My skin looked nice all day. I’m am so surprised at the quality of the Tone-Up Primer and the Ink Long Lasting Foundation Slim Fit! This is NOT your mother’s Avon!


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