November 11, 2020 – It’s the dry season again, and my skin definitely knows it! The area around my nostrils, mouth and cheeks are dry, rough and red (they sting if I don’t moisturize). My lips are dry. My body gets dry and itchy. I’m going to explain how I combat dry skin. Note: I have sensitive, combination skin, so if you have sensitive skin, this blog post might be helpful!
I wash and exfoliate my body with a loofah everyday. Therefore, I have to use a creamy, moisturizing body wash like Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Body Wash. I like that this body wash is meant for extra-dry skin, is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. It lathers nicely and is affordable. I don’t have to use a lot per wash.
After I shower and dry myself, I moisturize my body with the following awesomemixture:
I mix them in the palm of my hands, before applying the soothing mixture all over my body. This keeps my skin supple, extra hydrated and non-itchy beyond 24 hours. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
*When I don’t use the oil + lotion mixture, I’ll use Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil Spray. I spray my body in the shower so that the oil droplets don’t end up on my bathroom floor.
Face – Morning Routine
In the morning, I cleanse my face with Anew Ultimate Cream Cleanser. This is not a foaming cleanser and does not strip away the oils on my skin. I apply it directly on dry skin (no water) and massage in circular motion, then I rinse with warm water. It leaves the skin soft and hydrated.
Afterwards, I moisturize with Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Hydro Cream which is meant for sensitive skin. It contains cica and hyaluronic acid. (Cica or Tiger Grass has been used in Eastern medicine for a long time, because of its healing qualities. It is called “Tiger Grass,” because tigers roll around in Cica to heal their wounds). This moisturizer leaves my skin supple, hydrated and soothes the dry, irritated parts of my face. Another product I use sometimes is the Green Goddess Facial Oil which conains CBD oil which also soothes dry, irritated skin.
Face – Night Routine
I have combination skin, so even though some parts of my face gets dry and irritated, other parts (forehead, nose and temples) can still breakout. At night, I cleanse with Dr. Belmeur Amino Clear Bubble Foaming Cleanser (non-drying facial cleanser for acne-prone skin) during my shower. I massage it on my face in circular motion for about a minute focusing on the oily parts of my face.
Afterwards, I apply a serum and night cream. I apply the Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule which contains cica and peptides. This concentrated serum protects, heals and soothes my skin. It helps strengthen my skin’s moisture barrier. When I open the bottle, the dropper automatically sucks up the right amount for one use. It leaves my skin feeling supple and soothed. Finally, I apply my Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream which is unscented, hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin, non-greasy and non-comedogenic.
In October 2020, Avon introduced a new gender-neutral fragrance collection created by master perfumers – LYRD Artisan. There are two eau de parfums in the collection which brings on images of class and sophistication when I breath in the fragrances.
LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum
I have never smelled “cherry” except in children’s Tylenol, so I was curious as to how this scent was going to work when it was first introduced. Now that I have smelled it, I am in love with it! The LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum has a very smooth, decadent scent; The light cherry scent is countered by a soft, woodsy fragrance. It does NOT smell like children’s Tylenol at all. When I close my eyes and inhale the Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum, the image that comes to mind is a confident, classy, professional woman in her age 40’s or above. I’m in love with this eau de parfum and would definitely wear this to a job interview. Although LYRD Artisan is gender-netural, Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum smells more feminine than the Santal Musk fragrance.
LYRD Artisan Santal Musk Eau de Parfum
The LYRD Artisan Santal Musk Eau De Parfum has a more masculine fragrance compared to the Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum, but I can understand why it is considered gender-neutral, because there is a thin layer of sweetness with the sandalwood, musk scent. When I close my eyes and inhale the Santal Musk Eau de Parfum, I think of a sophisticated gentleman during Fall or Winter. I honestly do not think of a woman when I smell this eau de parfum. Because of the gold top and forest green bottle, I feel this would make a beautiful gift.
October 29, 2020 – When I tell customers that Avon holiday items sell fast, they probably think that I’m just trying to get them to buy, but I’m honestly trying to prevent them from getting disappointed. Every year the holiday items sell so fast, that so many people complain that they weren’t able to grab what they were eyeing. Don’t claim I never warned you all! 🙂
The musical Light-up Greenhouse is already SOLD OUT! It’s not even Halloween, yet! Crazy!
I made a video of our C24 online brochure with nice French-themed music. Enjoy and shop early!
Avon is celebrating their 134 years (since 1886) in perfumery with a surprising, exclusive item that has us going crazy – Avon Charmed Eau De Parfum which will retail for $1,000 [when you shop with an Avon Representative]! Watch below and read more about what makes this fragrance so luxurious and unique.
The decanter is a 18K gold finished peacock adorned with 21 Swarovski crystals on its tail feather, and the peacock sits on an ivory pillar. Watch the video below to see the luxurious decanter.
Avon Charmed reflects their proud heritage and presents a powerful and beautiful scent experience laced with sophistication.
1,886 exclusively numbered pieces. 18K gold finish with 21 Swarovski® crystals. Premium fragrance made with the most precious oils. Be enticed by a radiant burst of crisp neroli as lily of the valley and jasmine absolute create a delicate floral veil. Notes of warm musk add a seductive dimension to this captivating fragrance. Elegantly presented in a lavish 18K gold bottle and packaged in a charming gift box. So alluring. So enchanting. 3.4 fl. oz
NOTES Crisp Neroli, lily of the valley, jasmine absolute and warm musk. Fragrance Category Warm & Dreamy – Warm floral scents with flowing, silky and romantic notes.
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
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 4% 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.
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 themonthlysweepstakes. It’s free to enter, and the prize is always more than $200 in Avon products!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 .