Showing posts from September, 2013

Avon Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color Review

I color my hair about 2-3 times a year, usually before an event or holiday or when I notice grays popping up. Now that I'm an Avon rep I thought I would try Avon's hair color. It is priced the same as many drug store brands (right now it is even on sale). My natural color is a sort of gross light brown and I've been coloring it a darker brown for years. It is always strange to me how the hair on my head is so incredibly different than the hair on the rest of my body. My head hair is a light color and thin while my eyebrows, leg hair, etc comes in super dark and thick. I have had a bunch of grays pop up around my roots and on the top of my head and I haven't colored it since last year's holidays so it was time.  

Before I made my purchase I watched this great video on the shopping page under the "beautiful brunettes" section. The stylist gave an excellent tip: pick a shade that is 1-2 shades lighter or darker than your natural color. Plus she did a demonstr…

Get The Look - Kaley Cuoco @ 2013 Emmy Awards

Romy Raves reported on the amazing (and totally on-trend) makeup look Jamie Greenberg created for Kaley to wear to the Emmys! Jamie used a mix of products including mark!

FACE: Use Proactiv Face Primer as a base, then layered on Armani Luscious Silk Foundation, mark Super Conceal Concealer and mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes. Contoured with mark’s Bronze Pro in Bronze and used mark’s Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky on the apples of the cheek. Set the look with mark’s Set Things Right Loose Powder. EYES: Used mark’s On The Dot Bold Palette, layering on the grey shade on the inside of the eye, the brown shade in the middle of the eye, then added Chanel’s Variation No. 37 in the burgundy shade and blended. Used mark’s Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner in Exposure on the lash line to define the eye. Finished with Ardell lashes on the corner of the eyes with a layer of mark’s Scandalash Mascara in Blacklash and a layer of YSL Mascara in #5 Burgundy. LIPS: mark Lipclick in Sweetie Pi…

Lucy Hale's mark Magalog 10 Favorites

mark Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale picked her fave new items from mark Magalog 10! Look for Lucy's initials next to her favorite mark products!!!

1. mark Get A Tint Tinted Moisturizer Lotion SPF 15
Seven shades; lightweight, oil free coverage.
2. mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint
Blendable, sheer color for cheeks or lips.
3. mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette
Nine shades blend together for a beautiful shimmer on cheeks or eyelids. 
4. mark Style Faux Sure Sweater Vest
Tan with golden metallic threads sweater vest with faux fur trim.
5. mark Exotic Edge Dress
LBD with silvery embellishments along the neckline. 

Want more Lucy? Check out this mark video where LH reveals her style secrets!

Get your hands on Lucy's faves at my Avon eStore, -> shop now -> mark. in the top bar!

Pics & info from: Lucy Lucy Hale Faves, & Lucy Hale's Style Secrets: Style Faux Sure Vest! video…

Avon Clearskin® Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask Review

I saw this in the Avon brochure and had a few customers order it so I thought I would try it out myself. I also asked my sister to give it a try for a second opinion.  
What is my skin like? I am in my late 20s and I still get acne. I have a ton of blackheads on my nose and cheeks and my pores are clogged and huge. My skin gets oily as the day goes by. Where I've had an acne spot the skin usually gets really dry and peels as the zit heals. 
What is my normal skincare routine? I wash my face in the shower daily alternating mark That's Deep Purifying Gel Cleanser and mark Act Normal Daily Foaming Cleanser then moisturizing with mark Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion. I only wash once a day unless I wear makeup that day (about once a week) which of course I wash off before bed. 

This product says it "pulls like a magnet to draw out pore-clogging dirt & oil" which sounds exactly like what I need!

How does it work? We began with day old skin on a non-makeup day. The directio…

Get The Look - Wonder Glow Part Deux

If you liked this look from mark Magalog 9, you'll love this new version from mark Magalog 10!

FACE: Dust mark Wonder Glow Blush & Glow on the apples of the cheeks and temples. Dust mark Just Blushing Powder Blush in shade afterglowalong the hollow of the cheeks to contour. EYES: Sweep a mix of mark Mark. The Day 10 Year Anniversary Palette shades "a" and "r" over the lids. Run shade "m" along the lower lash line at the inner corners of the eyes. Run mark I-mark Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in shade nightly along the lower lash lines at the outer corners of the eyes, extending the lines slightly beyond the eyes. Brush two coats of mark Lash All You Want High Volume Mascara in shade black onto lashes. LIPS: Apply mark Wonder Gloss Lip Shine shade nude shine.

Accent the look with mark Byzantine Goddess Earrings!!!

Shop my Avon eStore to order all you see!

mark Magalog 10 Fall Collection Jewelry & Accessories

mark Magalog 10 released new Byzantine-esque jewelry. From mosaics to jeweled pieces mark has the accessories you need for Fall! Check back for updates! To see more style pics, beauty how-tos, and product pics visit my Pinterest board, Fall Collection from Avon's mark. Brand!

mark Mosaic Details Earrings featured in the October 18th issue of All You Magazine!

Redbook October 2013 mark Mosaic Detail Earrings were featured in the fashion under $50 section.

1. mark Mosaic Detail Earrings
• With lively colors, a pretty design and hints of sparkle, these studs aren't just any earrings; they're like little works of art!
• Pavé glass rhinestones in a goldtone setting 
2. mark Byzantine Goddess Earrings
• Inspired by the ornate, hot-for-fall motifs associated with the Byzantine Empire, these earrings' rich mix of gorgeous goldtone filigree and colored faux stones makes a statement for the ages.

1. mark Sleek & Chic Belts
• One, rose goldtone faux leather with goldtone buckle; one, b…

Get The Look - Connect The Dots

This colorful look is featured in mark Magalog 10! These makeup "dots" will be your new fave eye shadow! I love the shades available, the intense color, and its staying power!

EYES: Apply mark On The Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact in shades 2 and 6. Then apply mark On The Dot Bold Eye Color Compact in shade 8. Usemark No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner in shade steely gaze and mark Scanda-lash Go-To Mascara in shade blackest black. LIPS:mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in shade bare hug. NAILS: Paint nails with mark Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers using blue bella on the ring finger and rosetta on the rest.

Amp up this look with more "dots" with the mark Tempting Style Ring and mark Mosaic Detail Earrings in blue!!! 
Where can you get these products? At my Avon eStore -> click shop now -> click mark. in the top bar!

mark Magalog 10 Fall 2013 Collection Beauty

mark Magalog 10 released a new bath & body scent, hair care items, and makeup Check back for updates! To see more style pics, beauty how-tos, and product pics visit my Pinterest board, Fall Collection from Avon's mark. Brand!

1. mark Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer
• A lightweight, non-greasy liquid concealer that provides buildable, medium-to-full coverage
• Blends seamlessly for a natural-looking finish
• Conceals imperfections
2. mark Great Finish Pressed Perfecting Powder
• A lightweight, mattifying pressed powder that absorbs oil and reduces shine
• Instantly gives a naturally flawless finish
• Available in seven shades
• Compact features a built-in mirror; powder puff included

1. mark More Than Shine Hair Serum
• A weightless serum that leaves hair with a brilliant shine
• Dramatically improves the texture of hair
• Locks out humidity to help tame frizz and smooth flyaways
2. mark Prep For It Hair Primer
• A lightweight, creamy lotion that instantly smooths flyaways, detangles an…

Avon Skin So Soft Fresh & Smooth Moisturizing Facial Hair Removal Cream Review

I think this is a problem for all ladies, upper lip hair. Yuck! How do we get rid of it? Shaving, waxing, depilatories, etc. I just started with Avon and thought I would try their SSS depilatory that is made specially for facial hair. 

Confession time. My upper lip hair comes in fairly thick and dark and I usually shave it off about once a week. I know shaving bad, blah, blah but that's what I did. I tried to get a before picture but I couldn't get it close enough to see the hair without it being blurry. Sorry about that but you'll just have to trust me that the hair was there. 

Step 1: Gather up these supplies and read the directions! 

Step 2: Apply the cream. The tube has a lip gloss type top so you can easily squeeze it on. I used a thick layer since my hair had grown out for two weeks. 

Step 3: Wait the 2.5 minutes the label suggests. Be careful about the time (more on that later).
Oh and it helps to have a cute little helper to pass the time!

Step 4: Wipe it off with a wash…

mark Magalog 10 Fall 2013 Collection Fashion

mark Magalog 10 is full of beautiful fashion that will help your wardrobe make an easy transition from Summer to Fall! To see more style pics, beauty how-tos, and product pics visit my Pinterest board, Fall Collection from Avon's mark. Brand!

Life & Style Weekly featured mark Studly Style Boots!

1. mark Studly Style Bootie
• The wine color is not only super on-trend, it also pairs amazingly with fall darks like black, gray and navy
• Silvertone interior side zippers
• Genuine suede upper with silvertone stud embellishments and suede-covered heel
• 2 1/2" heel
• Available in sizes: 6-10
2. mark Wild Streak Pumps
• Super-hot corset-style embellishment laces up the back for a sassy, sexy surprise 
• Genuine calf hair upper, faux patent leather heel and platform, goldtone corset embellishments with black laces
• 1/2" platform, 4 1/2" heel
• Available in sizes: 6-10 (half sizes order up)

1. mark Exotic Edge Dress
This new LBD is on my wish list!!! It has a gorgeous shape and I lov…