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How My Avon Business Made Me a Better Mom and My Kids Better Adults

When I started My Avon Business 20 Years ago I had no idea how this business would be a blessing to my family in ways we could have never imagined.  It became a family business and my daughters benefited in many ways beyond having Mom home when they got home from school

If my story resonates with you, contact me for an interview to find out how you can start your own Family Business.

Become an Avon Representative

 If it’s not the right time for you to be your own boss but you want to support a small, home based business please visit my online store.
 

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3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

Skincare Game Changers

Skincare Game Changers

Avon introduces advanced formulas that harness the power of proven anti-aging ingredients. Anew has always been at the forefront of skin care innovation. Now we bring you our cutting-edge technologies, helping millions of women look younger. 


Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum
 Photo courtesy of Eric Arnold Photography 

Looking for brighter skin that is smoother, clearer and more even toned?

 Vitamin C is a difficult ingredient to stabilize. Other products contain a derivative of vitamin C which is not as effective. The Avon Skincare Institute formulated our serum with an exclusive patented technology that keeps the high concentration of 10% Vitamin C pure and potent. 
Benefits include:• Skin looks smoother and clearer and even toned
• Enhances skin clarity
• Fights overall photo damage
• Improves skin tone and resiliency
• Visibly improves skin’s imperfections
• Contains Vitamin C and E
• Oil-free
• Dermatologist tested
• Noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic and nonacnegenic
• In 2 weeks, skin looks brighter, smoother, clearer and more even toned, based on a consumer-perception study
Vitamin C Serum can be used morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.  Smooth gently over skin, avoiding the eye area.  I’ve been using this myself and 1 pump is all you need. I have found that on my skin it takes some time to soak in so does not work well in the mornings under makeup.  Another Representative who has also been using the serum said she was finding the same thing so you may want to use it at night first and see how it absorbs for you before wearing it under makeup.  Even only using it once a day I am seeing more even skin tone and a smoother feel.


Anew AHA Refining Cream

 Anew AHA Refining Cream

Looking for overall improvement in skin aging?

 Back in 1992 Avon debuted Anew and introduced AHAs to mass market skin care. AHAs, Alpha Hydoxy Acids are still a top skin staple. AHAs are a potent acids that can help skin look years younger. However some people found that AHAs were too hash for their skin and could cause irritation. The Avon Skincare Institute has formulated our new AHA cream with and exclusive blend of antioxidants AND soothing agents, so you can use it every day. 
Benefits include:• Suitable for all skin types (dry, normal, oily)
• Suitable as a daily moisturizer
• Improves skin clarity, texture, and radiance
• Improves the appearance of fine lines and pore size
• Improvement in overall photodamage
• Contains alpha hydroxy acids
• In one week, 91% of women tested showed improvement in general overall skin aging in a clinical test
• Oil-free
• Noncomedogenic
• Allergy tested
AHA Refining Cream can replace your moisturizer in your daily skin care routine once a day.  Use after cleansing and any treatments.  If using in the morning you will want to follow with a product containing sunscreen as AHA cream does not contain SPF.   If you feel a brief tingling sensation, wait 15 minutes after cleansing or simply use more sparingly until your skin adjusts.

Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel

 Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel
Photo courtesy of Eric Arnold Photography

Looking for quick and easy exfoliating?

 A long time member of our anti-aging team, the Clinical Retexturizing Peel just keeps getting better. The latest formula features our Multi-Acid5 Complex which combines 5 different acids…two of them are Avon exclusives. 
A buildup of dead surface cells makes skin look dull. Sloughing them off helps reveal fresher, smoother skin and allows your skin care products to penetrate better. Exfoliating also helps keep pores unclogged which leads to fewer pimples and less obvious pores.
Benefits include:• Reveals a fresher, smoother, more radiant look 
• Improves texture and radiance
• Minimizes the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and post-acne marks
• Contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
• Oil-free
• Dermatologist-tested and allergy-tested
• Noncomedogenic
Every 2 days smooth the textured side of a pad over dry skin after cleansing. 
Follow with treatments and moisturizer.

Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment and 

Line Eraser with Retinol Targeted Treatment

Anew Clinical Line Eraser Treatment with Retinol

Looking for the #1 Wrinkle-Fighting ingredient recommended by dermatologists?

From the Experts who pioneered the effective use of Retinol ~ two new treatments with the #1 wrinkle-fighting ingredient recommended by dermatologists.

For overall fine lines and wrinkles choose the Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment. 2 times faster and more powerful than a leading dermatologist-inspired treatment, the lightweight, fast-acting treatment is formulated with our exclusive Amino Acid complex to deliver wrinkle fighting action. In a clinical test 100% of women tested showed improvement in the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Photo courtesy of  Eric Arnold Photography 

 

Clinical Line Eraser Targeted Treatment with RetinolFor targeted deep wrinkles choose the Line Eraser with Retinol Targeted Treatment. Specially designed to smooth the look of lines on the forehead and around the mouth the dual delivery of Retinol attacks lines instantly and provides targeted wrinkle-fighting action all day. In a clinical test the look of deeper lines is smoothed and resurfaced.

Use as the second step of your skincare routine, after cleansing and before moisturizing. Use the all over treatment morning and night, and the targeted treatment at night. The treatments can be used together, especially if wrinkles are a key concern, apply the targeted treatment after the all over treatment. Since the treatments do not contain SPF it is recommended to use one of the Anew Day Creams or Lotions as part of your morning regimen.

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Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

All the Right Notes

All the Right Notes

Fragrance notes take you the the heart and soul of a scent. Floral notes are very popular in feminine fragrances and lend a romantic feel to the scent.

Haiku

White Lily

~ Cultivated in gardens and greenhouses, this fragrant flower symbolized purity of spirit.
Haiku is a soft, warm floral blooming with delicate jasmine, lilies and sparkling citrus.

Imari

Opulent Jasmine

 ~ This treasured King of Flowers is the essence of seductive femininity.
Imari features radiant bergamot, opulent jasmine and addictive vanilla 

Far Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Freesia

~ This springtime favorite, with its sweet bell-shaped blooms, symbolizes innocence and friendship.
Far Away is an exotic treasure of dreamy freesia and jasmine, softly spiced amber and spirit-moving woods.

Free O2

Airy Honeysuckle

~ The living symbol of love, the intertwined honeysuckle flowers evoke a sense of serenity and life’s full sweetness.

Ultra Sexy Pink

Free O2 is an uplifting expression of refreshing white peach tea, airy honeysuckle and musk

Blushing Peony

~ This dreamy, chiffon-like bloom symbolizes prosperity, romance and sensual femininity.
Ultra Sexy Pink is a provocative fruity, floral scent with flirty raspberry and fresh blushing peony mingled with sheer, sexy musk.

DayDream

Creamy Gardenia

~ A sign of secret love gardenia is a symbol of purity and sweetness
Daydream creates a romantic bouquet of alluring immortelle flower and creamy gardenia wrapped in warm sandalwood.

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Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

How to Order From a Previous Avon Campaign Online

How to Order From a Previous Avon Campaign Online

Every 2 weeks Avon has a new Campaign Brochure with new products, sale prices and special offers.  Unlike most retailer’s sale flyers Avon actually honors their sale prices past the expiration of the brochure.  With the exception of the occasional very special offer you can still get the sale price that you see in an Avon brochure for 1 campaign past the end of that campaign.

When placing your order online through the Avon Online Store you can get the previous campaign’s sale prices when you order by product number. To access the Shop by Product number form you can click on “Quick Item Entry” at the bottom of the home page of my website, or click on “product #” at the top of any page of the online store.

Avon Online Store
My Avon Website

Once you are on the Shop by Product Number form choose the Campaign you want to order from in the drop down box on each line, enter the item number and the quantity of that item you would like to order. The description will update automatically.

There are a few ways you can get the item number.
1. The Avon Brochure
2. On the product page on the online store

 For products with only 1 color, style, size or fragrance you’ll find the item number here.

For products that have multiple shades, styles, sizes or fragrances to choose from you can hover over the shade you want (1)or look in the drop down box (2) to get the number for your exact item.

3. The search by description box on the Shop by Product Number form

Shop by Product Number Form Search Box

Want to make sure you are getting the best price?  Contact me with your shopping list and I can check the previous 2 Campaigns to see if there is a better price available.

Have a favorite product that you use regularly?  Let me know what it is and how best to reach you and I will let you know any time that item goes on sale so you save even more on the things you use every day.

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Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

130 Years of Avon

130 Years of Avon

Founded in 1886 as the California Perfume Company, Avon is celebrating 130 years of beauty and empowering women this year.  Like many women I have many memories of the Avon products my grandmother and mother had when I was a child, especially the fragrances and jewelry. I actually got started as a representative because I missed the lip balms and bubble bath I had used as a kid and still loved as an adult. nearly 20 years later I can’t imagine not having Avon in my life.

 Treasured Then (1886)
The company gets its start as a perfume business with one “Avon Lady” selling a collection of five perfumes door-to-door as the California Perfume Company

Avon Rare Amethyst 
Treasured Now
One of our most iconic brands, Rare Amethyst is elegant and chic with a glamorous scent captivates all.

Daring Then 
Inspired by the sirens of the silver screen, women in the 1940s and 1950s dared to wear brighter, bolder shades of lipstick, like Avon’s Double Dare Red
 
Avon Beyond Color Lipstick
 
Daring Now
Today, women want lipstick to go Beyond Color with innovative benefits like anti-aging retinol and collagen-infused formulas that plump and smooth lips. 

  

Avon Skin So Soft Bath oil

 Celebrated Then
In 1961, Avon introduces the Original Skin So Soft Bath Oil, designed to soften like skin’s natural oils.  

Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil

Celebrated Now
Over fifty years later, Skin So Soft has become an iconic favorite, with an ever-expanding collection of pampering oils, lotions and more.  

Avon Brochure By Mail

Avon Jewelry

Stylish Then
Fashion and beauty make a stunning connection with the launch of exclusively designed costume jewelry in 1971

Avon Jewelry 

Stylish Now
Today, our classic and on-trend jewelry collections allow women to show off their sparkling personal style

 

Innovative Then  (1992)
The original AHA moment. We were the first to introduce Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) technology (in mass market skincare) with Anew Perfecting Complex for Face which revolutionized skin care and has become one of the most popular anti-aging ingredients today. 

Avon Power Serum 

 Innovative Now
Our “aha” moments keep coming! Anew’s state-of-the-art technologies continue to help women look younger with high-performance results.


Glamorous Then
In 1940, Avon introduced a pomade brow liner in a luxe gold-foil pencil design with case for only 35 cents! Then followed with a variety of liners for eyes, lips and brows.

Avon GlimmersticksGlamorous Now
Glimmersticks remain our #1 self-sharpening liners for eyes, lips and brows, with long wear in a variety of shades and forms like waterproof and diamond sparkle effects!

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Transformative Then
In the 1940s, women applied Avon’s Rose Cold Cream, enhanced with the fresh scent of roses, and they swooned over the fresh new look of their own petal-soft complexion

Avon Anew UltimateTransformative Now
Our premier skin care collections all have advanced anti-aging technologies, such as Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance, with Celluvive Complex

3 Steps to Put Your Skincare on Auto Pilot

 

Stylish Then
45 years ago, Avon made a stunning connection with fashion and beauty by launching its exclusively designed jewelry collections.

Stylish Now
Today, our classic silhouettes are kept up to date with on-trend accents like rose gold and sparkling genuine diamonds.

Women’s Diamond-Accent Watch coming in Campaign 10 (4/15/16)


Refreshing Then
In the 1960s, women delighted in a lovely array of fragrance sets, filled with powders, perfumes, colognes and creams…all designed to enhance their feminine beauty. 
 

Refreshing Now
After 50 years, our scented sets have grown to including pampering bath collections with an ever-expanding variety of delightfully playful fragrances.

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Iconic Then
In the 1950s, fragrance was the focal point of every woman’s dressing table. With elegant cologne decanters, beauty dust, sachets and sophisticated 1-dram bottles, wearing adn displaying your signature scent was truly high-fashion.


 
Iconic Now 
Since its launch in 1994, Far Away remains one of Avon’s top-selling, much-loved scents. Its chic yin-yang tasseled bottle makes it our most recognizable stylish brands.
   

 

 
Spirited Then
From the early 1900s, Avon has offered a variety of “gentlemen’s toiletries” including the famed California Bay Rum elegant hair tonic, the refreshing Florida Toilet Water, after shaving lotions, liquid deodorants and talcs, eventually introducing our first Cologne for Men.

 Avon Wild Country

 
Spirited Now 
One of our most popular men’s colognes, Wild Country captures the spirit of the strong, rugged man who prefers the casual and aromatic tones of bergamot and coriander. 
  

 

Beautiful Then
Introduced in 1967, the Avon Powder Shadow Collection offered a soft rainbow of four universally flattering fashion shades in one slim, purse-perfect tortoiseshell-design case.

Avon Eye Shadow Quads
Beautiful Now
Today, Avon offers a variety of shades and finishes to create dynamic expert eye looks, with numbered, color-coordinated shades for easy application and the ultimate smoky eye.


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Pedi Care Then

Women turned to their go-to foot care line of favorites to soothe, smooth, soften and soak their tired and achy feet without ever having to leave their home.

Avon Foot WorksPedi Care Now
Foot Works offers an ever-expanding array of spa-inspired collection for perfectly pampered, healthy-looking and beautiful feet.

Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

3 Reasons Our Skin is Drier in Winter

3 Reasons Your Skin is Drier in Winter

The Elements

The cold air and increased winds in the winter can draw moisture out of your skin and cause it to become chapped.

Indoor heating

The heating in buildings has a lower relative humidity than the colder air outside so it pulls moisture out of your skin.

Hotter Water

When the temperature drops, we have a tendency to run hotter water in our showers and when washing our hands to help us keep warm. That hot water is more drying for your skin than the cooler showers you take when the weather is nice. 

What can you do about dry skin?  

First make sure you have a good moisturizer for your hands and body.  Avon has products to fit every need from Body Lotions, to Creams to Body Oils.  For help in choosing the right product for your unique needs email me and I’d be happy to give you a free consultation. 

Use a moisturizing body wash.  Many body washes now have moisturizers mixed in to help keep more moisture in your skin.  Shop Avon Body Wash

Moisturize before getting out of the shower. Apply your Bath Oil or Body Lotion while your skin is still wet. This will help seal in that moisture. Shop Avon Body Oil
Shop Avon Body Lotion

Use a richer or thicker formula than you use in summer.  Switching to a Body Cream or a Gel type moisturizer will be more effective for winter dry skin.  Formulas that were too heavy, sticky or greasy in the summer may be just right in winter. Shop Body Cream

You may even want to switch up what you use on your face.  If you are using a lotion and your face still feels dry, switch to a cream.  If you’re already using a cream and still get that tight feeling or parched look, try switching to a richer formula or add in a moisturizing treatment. 
Shop Face Moisturizers 
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Soothe Winter Dry Skin with Avon Wintersoft
It’s Bubble Bath Day!!! 

 

Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.

It’s Bubble Bath Day!!!

It’s Bubble Bath Day!!!

Whether you’re the wine and candles type, the get lost in a good book type or the relax to some soothing music type a relaxing bubble bath is a great way to end the day. January 8th is the day every year we can celebrate all that is awesome about Bubble Baths.

Shop Avon Bubble Bath

One of our most popular products

Avon Bubble Bath is one of our most popular products.  I remember using it when I was a kid and it’s still a customer favorite today.  As of 1/7/16 with nearly 300 reviews it has a 4.5+ star rating on our online store.  And rarely does a campaign go by that I’m not delivering some to a local customer.

What scent is your favorite?

    Shop Avon Online

  • Pomegranate & Peony
  • Lily & Honeysuckle
  • Cucumber & Melon
  • Lavender Garden 
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Soft Pink
  • Endless Ocean
  • Seasonal Favorites

No Ring Around the Tub 

Have you ever taken a nice relaxing bubble bath, only to have to scrub your tub afterward? With Avon Bubble Bath that is a thing of the past. One of the best features of our bubble bath is that it does not leave that ring around the tub so you can keep that relaxed feeling after the bath.

Did you know? Bubble bath helps keep your bath water hotter longer because the bubbles act like a layer of insulation on top of the water.

Not Just for Bath Time

Of course when a product is around for as long as our bubble bath has been people will find other ways to use it.  While Avon does not recommend Bubble Bath for anything other than filling your bath tub with wonderful bubbles, customers have come up with quite a few off label uses over the years mostly involving washing things like cars, windows and plants. I’ve personally used bubble bath to clean bathroom fixtures and when hand washing delicate laundry,

Related Topics

3 Reasons Our Skin is Drier in Winter
Soothe Winter Dry Skin with Avon Wintersoft 


 

Shop Avon Online

3 ways to shop

Browse my Avon estoreBrowse through the departments to find just what you’re looking for or check out what’s New and Now for the newest products and hottest trends. Shop my online Brochureflip the pages of the virtual Avon brochure you know and love. Click on the pages to add your favorite items to your cart. Shop by Item Number – Already have an Avon brochure? Know exactly what you want? Just enter the item numbers here to add them to your cart.

Get the Avon Brochure delivered right to your mail box

Get your very own copy of the Avon brochure to browse through.  Simply fill out the request form here and you’ll get the Avon brochure every two weeks so you never miss a sale on your favorite products and you get to see all the new and exciting products.  Your free subscription is good for 6 months (12 issues). Simply place an order through my website to extend subscription another 6 months.

Become a Representative

Open your own Avon account to save a minimum of 20% on orders of $50 or more. Share Avon with others and earn 20-50% on products you sell.  Contact me for more details or sign up today here.