Thursday, September 11, 2014

mark Hook Ups: NEW Design

This summer mark revamped their line of Hook Up beauty products! What's a Hook Up? mark has created these clever little products that have a connector so you can snap together two of your favorite Hook Up products. The size makes organization in your makeup bag easy and let you toss a couple in your purse or un-hook and put one in your pocket. They are totally customizable so you can "hook up" a lip gloss to an eyeliner or whatever combo you want. What makes these Hook Ups different then they were in the past? The size is larger and there are new products and new shades!

Let's see what's new:

mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss leaves lips feeling moisturized and is now available with shimmer (luxe) and without!

mark On The Edge Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner can be used to draw both super-fine and thick lines and is now available in matte and metallic finishes.

mark All Time Eye Hook Up Long Wear Shadow produces a highly pigmented, long-wearing cream shadow in a non-smudging, non-creasing formula with gorgeous metallic finish.

mark Total Kiss Up Hook Up Plumping Lip Gloss has a plumping formula with a luscious effect.

Check out these Hook Up looks:

Glow Baby Glow in shade pretty femme & On The Edge in shade bronze edge.

On The Edge in shade slate & Glow Baby Glow in shade chica luxe.

All Time Eye in deep forest & sun ray + Total Kiss Up in femme.

Total Kiss Up in belle

What A Line Max in electric cobalt & steely gleam.

The real deal:

Old vs. New photo by @AvonInsider Twitter

photo: Avon Products Inc Flickr

Total Kiss Up in swank photo by mark_girl Instagram

photo: mark_girl instagram

photo: mark_girl instagram

Want more Hook Ups? Check out this video from mark. girl Official YouTube : Five Minute Makeup Tutorial with Jamie Greenberg!!!

How can you get your hands on mark Hook Ups? Shop my Avon eStore -> click shop now -> in the top bar under the more tab click Mark -> click makeup in the left column -> click Hook Ups.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Avon & Maria Sharapova in Self Magazine

The face of Avon Luck Eau de Parfum Spray (coming this Holiday season), Maria Sharapova is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of SELF magazine! Check out the article at!


Spice up your fall beauty with Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in Bold Bordeaux featured in Self Magazine.

Maria Sharapova is wearing Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in coral radiance and Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Oil Leave-in Treatment on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Self Magazine!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Avon Makeup @ NYFW S/S 2015 Dennis Basso Show

Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg created the makeup look for the 2015 Spring/Summer Dennis Basso show at New York Fashion Week using Avon!

Avon Facebook reported on the entire look!

Photo: Avon Facebook

FACE: Ideal Flawless Foundation & Ideal Flawless Concealer
EYES: True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte, SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Blackout, & Big & Daring Volume Mascara
LIPS: Ultra Color Lipstick in Naturally Nude
NAILS: Nail Experts Ridge Filling Base Coat & Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Barely There

Check out these behind the scenes pics from Avon Facebook!

Photo: Avon Facebook

Photo: Avon Facebook

Photo: Avon Facebook

Photo: Avon Facebook

Check out the fashion designs by Dennis Basso on!

With Avon you are getting quality products without the designer price and can have them sent directly to your home. Visit my Avon eStore, for everything fabulous from Avon!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Avon Makeup @ NYFW S/S 2015 Nicholas K Show

I am super excited (and absolutely loving) the makeup look Lauren Andersen created with Avon makeup for the 2015 Spring/Summer Nicholas K show at New York Fashion Week! The face is simple with all the attention focused on the eyes. What's great about this look is that you easily recreate it on your own and it's totally wearable. 

Byrdie, Beauty Blitz, Hollywood Life, and Daily News reported on the full look L.A. created!

photo: Avon Facebook

FACE: Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Foundation all over face & Avon Glow Bronzing Powder on the cheeks & hairline.   
EYES: Avon Glow Bronzing Powder on eyelids, SuperShock Gel Eyeliner to create the cat eye, Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner to perfect the lines, Glimmersticks Brow Definer to define brows, Big & Daring Volume Mascara for bold lashes.
LIPS: Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel Comfort turned matte with powder on top.

A big shout out to social media for these behind the scenes pics!

photo: Avon Facebook

photo: nicholaskstudio instagram

photo: lauren_andersen instagram

photo: nicholaskstudio instagram

Let's not forget about the actual fashion designs by Nicholas K. :) Check out the gallery: NY: Nicholas K - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015!!!!

Above, blogger Mom Trends takes us behind the scenes!!!

With Avon you are getting quality products without the designer price and can have them sent directly to your home. Visit my Avon eStore, for everything fabulous from Avon!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Style: Chic Sweatshirt Edition

Today I'm styling mark's Effortless Edge Sweatshirt from the Fall Magalog collection! I would have loved to have done a beautiful outdoor shot with colorful Fall leaves in the background, etc. but Fall won't arrive in my Midwestern town for at least another month and a half. So it was either indoor shots or literally turning this top into a "sweat"shirt. 

Not exactly in the Fall spirit yet, I turned to Pinterest for a little chic sweatshirt inspiration! I wanted to share a few looks with this new top. It is pretty much a blank canvas for accessories, bottoms, and shoes. The neutral nude/oatmeal color is super easy to pair with different bottoms, colors, and prints. The side zipper detail and v-neck make it a little more special than your average active-wear type sweatshirt. 

For my first look I wanted to copy the model in the mark brochure. She kept it simple with white pants and brown riding boots. Since I don't have a metallic bag, I added a long goldtone necklace. 

Photo: Avon

This next one is a bit of an experiment for me. I probably never would have thought of putting a sweatshirt with a skirt but these Pinterest ladies make it look so stylish. I'm well aware I'm not as glam as these girls but I wouldn't completely discount this look.  

Photos: PinterestPinterestPinterest, & Pinterest

This next one is probably my fave! I love layering a collared top under another top especially a printed one. And unzipping the zipper gives you a little peek at the print underneath. 

Photos: Pinterest & Pinterest

As for accessories the skies the limit! My boots are from Wal-mart and leoprard wedges are from Rue 21. My jewelry, headband, and gold flats are past and present items from Avon & mark!

If you are looking for more tips on styling a sweatshirt check out this article on Shecky's 7 Ways To Make A Sweatshirt Look Chic and this article from The Orange Purse: How to Wear a Hoodie with a Skirt or Dress the Right Way - 5 Helpful Tips!

If you would like to purchase mark's Effortless Chic Sweatshirt visit my Avon eStore, click shop now, & click mark. in the top bar! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lucy Hale in Cosmopolitan Magazine

mark Brand Ambassador, Lucy Hale is Cosmo's September 2014 cover girl! Lucy is of course wearing the brands makeup products on the cover. 

LH's dress is from Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2014 Collection!

photo: Tom & Lorenzo

To shop her makeup look visit my Avon eStore at!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Avon Naturals Fall Classics Bath & Body Review

When I saw new Avon Fall Naturals Limited Edition scents, Fresh Orchard Apple and Sugar & Walnut in the brochure I thought "Mmmmmm, Fall is in the air"! With the exception of pumpkin nothing brings your senses into Fall like the warm smell of pies baking, fresh sweet apples, and a cool crisp breeze. 

The Avon brochure describes the scents:
Fresh Orchard Apple - Fresh-picked green apple highlighted with sparkling pear and creamy muguet make this crisp fragrance a fall favorite! 
Sugar & Walnut - A deliciously warm blend of creamy vanilla caramel, brown sugar and walnut. Leaves skin feeling clean and conditioned.

I purchased the Sugar & Walnut Bubble Delight Bubble Bath and the Fresh Orchard Apple Hydrating Shower Gel. 

If you've checked out my blog in the past you know that I like to use Avon bubble baths as shower washes and even hand soaps. The Sugar & Walnut BB is a very strong, almost over powering sweet sugary scent. Describing the aroma is a little strange so bare with me. It is not sweet like candy or like treats baking in the oven. It reminds me of the filling for a pecan pie, before it's baked or putting your nose in a newly opened bag of brown sugar. The smell will definitely fill your bathroom with the powerful smell. As strong as it smells in the bottle, it did not however leave a my skin scented. I've mixed some of my BB with an unscented, creamy hand soap to sort of dilute the sweet smell but still get a little taste when I wash my hands. :)

I am a big fan of Avon's Naturals shower gels plus I love apple scented products. The Naturals products work great, smell amazing, make fun gifts, and are less expensive than other b&b brands. The problem is that I have a weird allergy to apples and products with apple extract inside. :( My sister eagerly stepped up to the challenge of reviewing this new scent (plus she enjoys Avon freebies)! She reported that the soap produced a good lather on her loofah and skin and did indeed smell like a fresh picked apple. After her shower her skin felt soft and smooth and was lightly scented.   

New Naturals Fall Classics come in a hydrating shower gel, bubble bath, and a hydrating body lotion. It's a well known fact that layering scents is the best way to make them last longer so take a bath with the bb, wash up with the shower gel, and moisturize withe the body lotion!!! 

If you would like to try these new scents visit my Avon eStore, -> click shop now -> click Bath & Body in the top bar -> click Naturals under brands in the left column.