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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reversalist Illuminating Eye System

This eye cream comes with an illuminating cream that helps minimize the look of under eye circles, it's kind of like a concealer if you will. It's very silky, blendable and smells nice.

 I've used it for a couple of weeks now since I stopped using the Anew Clinical Eye Lift.  I actually really like this one, I feel like my eye area has just a better texture and it does not affect my makeup application in anyway. I have experienced other eye creams in the past that take a very long time to absorb and so if you apply makeup before then, well, it's a hot mess, if you know what I mean.
The consistency is rich but not oily and yet still very moisturizing, its not overwhelming to your skin to the point where it will look greasy. This cream is a keeper, I love the illuminating part, it's not shimmery and it's not glittery, it's radiant. Hope you can give this a try it is worth it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nails Nails Nails!!!

Here are some more swatches for Avon's Nail Experts line:

"Night Violet"



"Bare Necessity"


New colors I love!!!!

Now, I know I have posted my unhappiness with Avon's True Color blushes but I have to say they have redeemed themselves! I recently purchased three blushes and these two were the ones I kept (well I kinda misplaced the other one), I really like these colors, the pigments in these are very strong and very very pretty!! My only complaints are the fact that they are so awkwardly shaped! I mean I can't even pick up product with my blush brush comfortably you know. Who in the world uses those little brushes it comes with anyway? They need to let it go. 

"Rose Lustre" (reminds me of mac's desert rose or melba)

"Molto Mocha" (Reminds me of a slightly lighter version of mac's margin)

Please forgive me for not posting an actual swatch, my lighting is horrible at home but hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Here is Reese Witherspoon wearing "Molto Mocha" for a red carpet event on US Weekly:

Fight your wrinkles today! Before it's too late!

This is my daily regimen, day and night, rain or shine. I love this line, and here is a little about each product:

"Anew Reversalist Cleanser"
This is a cleanser and toner in one, it really does leave my skin extremely soft and clean at the same time. I have no complaints about this one, by far the best cleaner I have used. It foams up very quickly so a little goes a long way, it lasts about 2-3 months!

"Anew Reversalist Day Cream"
This moisturizer has an SPF UVA UVB of 25  and smells very nice, makes me feel super clean! Leaves my face soft and moisturized but not too heavy when I apply makeup over it. It absorbs quickly so as soon as I apply it and I can apply my primer and so on and so forth. I have used it for over 3 months, and I still have about a third left! I will say I have seen a major improvement in my skin since using Anew. I used to have very sensitive skin, allergic to salicylic acid. For a while I had a lot of small red itchy bumps all over my face and it was not acne. I never had issues with my skin until after childbirth. I was a little skeptical about using Anew since my skin was sensitive but along with no longer using mac face products and using these for my cleansing routine my skin is back to normal and even better.

"Anew Reversalist Sterling Emulsion"
This is like a gel used instead of your usual night cream for the especially dry skin types. It's even more moisturizing than the regular night cream. I started using this and stopped when Anew Genics came out. I didn't like Genics so now i'm back to this wonderful little shiny-ness. I just love how pretty and sparkly it is. It's light on your skin, but rich at the same time and it truly makes your skin soooo soft. I will say that the container provides a warning, if you have sensitive skin and apply this immediately after washing your face it will sting a little (it does contain glycolic acid). They recommend waiting about 5 minutes before applying it.

True Color Eyeshadow Quads!!!!

I really like these, the texture and pigments are great actually. I feel like the quality of these shadows are much better than my 12 color palette from an earlier post, they are extremely blendable and long lasting. The colors on the brochure and even online do not even do the real colors justice. They're actually very inexpensive, I got them for 2 for $9.99, anyway, here are the swatches, enjoy!

"Mocha Latte"

"Caribbean Sunset"

 "Sandy Corals"

More eyeliners!!!

Just want to show you guys two more colors of the Mega Impact eyeliners from Avon. I really like these colors they are sooooo pretty and last all day long!!!! They are very well pigmented and apply on sooo smoothly!


Dead cells and wrinkles...

Hello everyone! I'm back from a very long couple of weeks of inactivity. My apologies for not updating sooner, I've been a bit busy. But, here we go! I recently got a delivery and so I have lots of new swatches for you all!!! I have two items from Avon's Anew Clinical line that I will be reviewing.
1. AC Eye Lift

 Now, I will not go into details as to what ingredients it contains. The brochure claims to visibly reduce wrinkles and under eye circles after a week. The gel is for your upper/brow area and the other is for under eye. You use it twice a day after washing your face and before applying your moisturizer. I have been using this product for about a month and I have seen no changes in anything! Well, I have to admit that when you apply the gel you can instantly see a difference in the texture of your upper eye area. Though it's a temporary effect, it does improve and diminish the appearance of wrinkles on your eye lid. Not crazy about it unfortunately.

Now for this next product:
2. AC Advanced Dermabrasion System
I love love love this product! It is by far theeee best exfoliant I have ever used. It's a two part system. You start off using just the white section and gradually move up to use in combination with the gray section. The directions are very clear on the bottle in case you forget how it works. It literally makes my skin baby soft, I absolutely love it and have definitely seen an improvement in my skin. I feel like it reveals like a nice radiance as soon as I use it. I absolutely love it!!! I hope you guys give it a try!

You can check out the great deals for this week at my online store

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Not so good products:

This blush comes in a nice compact with about half of the product. The color is oh so not even properly represented online. I wanted a very peachy color, matte one at that. What I got was this above. Hardly any pigment, doe not stay on, big glitter specs(I hate that), so I was pretty dissapointed since I compare them to the Mineral blushes from Avon.

Avon Solutions "Banishing Cream"
Want the truth? It doesn't banish. I used this for about 1 month and 1/2. I have some sun spots from my pregnancy and they did not get any better with this cream. It smells nice, it makes your skin soft but it's  a waste of money..

Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide

This post will be very short but sweet.
These come in two colors, Plum and Black. They are very soft and last all day long. It's almost like a liquid eyeliner, hence the name lol. I used it and my eyes really became irritated, I don't have sensitive eyes so i'm not sure why I had that reaction to them. I applied it on the lid area too so i'm not crazy about these. The price is good, the apply easily and last long but you may or may not have a not so pleasant reaction to these.

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Pucker up for fall!

I think I've said it before, my current obsessions are lipsticks and blushes! Here are a few swatches for fall colors to get you ready for that mistletoe(wink wink)

I had more swatches prepared but, being that I am a true tanned mexican, some colors don't photograph well. I also have terrible fluorescent lighting in my home, so please bare with me, in the meantime tell me which ones are your faves? What else would you like to see??

It's very shimmery, and has a slight warm undertone. Almost, brown? It looks very bright but it really isn't as bright as it appears, well at least on me it isn't.

"Red 2000"-This one looks like "Poppy love" but it is a bit richer, darker with just a mix of slight cools and warms. "Poppy love" is warmer, almost orange-y.

"Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction": These following lipsticks are sooooo soft, almost like a chapstick. They really do not dry out your lips at all, I have probably every color and I need more lol.

"Plum Gorgeous" -This color is darker, with purple undertones, it is a buildable color so the more coats the more intensity, I really really like it, ooh and it stays on forever!

"Red Kiss" This one is a little on the pinker side of the reds, I love it as well, I love bright lipsticks, they add so much personality and excitement to the plain old everyday look. 

*Please remember to keep you skintone as well as the color of your lips in mind when choosing these colors as they might look differently on you ;)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Better than pumice

Get ready to get your mind blown for like less than $5!
 Avon if you didn't know, is pretty good at their foot stuff, their "Footworks" collection is probably the best out there in the budget friendly department. 
I have no complaints about any of their foot stuff, it ALL works so well!

I love love love these  Avon's "Foot Works Dual-Action Pedi Peel" pads, 
they literally make your feet feel soft instantly! 
The container comes with a pack of 30, (I use one pad per foot, you can probably get by with one on both), you rub the pads all over your problem areas (on your feet hehe) and voila! Just let the product dry and apply a foot cream of choice, seriously that's all it takes. I always read about it and just thought: "how does it work?", well the pads contain an alpha-hydroxy acid that basically melts away your  gross dead skin; calluses. To top it off, they are always on sale and smell very nice since they also contain aloe vera.

Identity Crisis I am

So I just started this blog, basically all about my unbiased opinions on Avon products since I am a sales rep during my spare time. I have been going thru back and forth, changing my mind on how I want my blog to look haha, I keep on changing the colors, the background etc and so I just would like to let you guys know to please bare with me. In case you stop by and it's a different color LOl i'm still working things out trying to decide what I want, also, any pointers you guys can provide will be  greatly appreciated :) For now, please be safe and have a wonderful week!

Outspoken, in a few words

Fergie's new perfume "Outspoken" really intrigued me from the very first day I started to sell Avon. It claims to have underlying notes of passion flower, starfruit, blackberry, jasmine, ebony, black leather, and vetiver.  I really do like the scent, it reminds me of  "Far Away" from Avon but a more elegant fruity version? I hope I make sense, I wish Smelli-vision existed so I could show you guys LOL. 

 It's more of a fall scent, yes, definitely for fall. I usually go for lighter fragrances, like D&G light blue, Daisy from Marc Jacobs, Christian Audigier etc, so i'm actually surprised at how much I really like this fragrance. Here's my Con though, it does not last! At all! This fragrance REALLY needs to be layered since it's only made in Eau De Toilette. In my opinion it's a little overpriced, i'm assuming it's because Fergie lent her name to it. 
For those of you who don't know the differences between the fragrance concentration of perfume oil I have posted some quick information below:

  • Perfume Extract (Extrait): The highest level of concentration, typically sold only in the top-of-the-line fragrance families such as Chanel No. 5.  Concentration levels are between 15% and 40% fragrance, with 20% being typical.
  • Eau de Parfum or Parfum de Toilette: The next highest level of fragrance and perfume concentration, Eau de Parfum and Parfum de Toilette are sometimes confusing because the second term includes the words “toilette” and is used by only a handful of firms.  At this level, fragrance concentration is between 10% and 20% with 15% being typical.  This level is also sometimes called Eau De Perfume or Millesime.  For example, the House of Creed releases almost all of its scents in Millesime strength.  This is the strength level preferred by most upper class and rich households.  The best brands typically release their fragrances at this concentration level.
  • Eau de Toilette: This is the strength of most fragrances you will find at department stores frequented by the middle class (think J.C. Penney).  A typical Eau de Toilette may cost $65 to $95, making it affordable for the masses.  Personally, we try to avoid any Eau de Toilette instead preferring Eau de Parfums (see above).
  • Eau de Cologne: Typically, these are citrus type scents that work well in low concentrations because they have no base notes.  An Eau de Cologne has somewhere between 3% and 8% fragrance with 5% being common.
  • Splash and After Shave: Products sold as after shaves or splashes have very little fragrance and it will quickly fade because concentration levels of aromatic compounds stand at only 1% to 3%.


    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Cosmo says:

    I came accross this article on Cosmo posted on Oct 11
     about the new "Anew Genics" night treatment cream and I thought I'd share it with you all:

    "Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher"
      Here's what she said about everything from zits to sunscreen:

    For acne: "I like salicylic acid because it's not irritating or super-drying." 
    How much SPF do you really need to wear in the winter? "In the wintertime, particularly with a clear blue sky, there are more UVA rays—the kind that cause aging. I recommend an SPF of at least 30."
    Her best tip for when you're headed to the derm: "Bring in what you're using. This way you can say, 'You see my skin—am I using the right regime or should I change it?' So often, women use the wrong products—and way too many."
    Start thinking about! "The aging process starts at 20-25 and starts to show on your face around 30, depending on your environment." She suggests using an anti-aging product in your early 20's (Avon's latest is called "Anew Genics", which fights both lines and dark spots)—and you'll look much better at 30...and beyond.

    **I do have to share my personal experience on "Anew Genics" with you guys, I'm not that crazy about it. I mean it really did make my skin super super soft the very next morning and there after, but I feel (maybe i'm obsessed) that my lines are more visible and my one wrinkle that I have in between my eyebrows is way more noticeable when I use Genics. 

    I had been using "Anew Reversalist Sterling Emulsion" prior to Genics and I honestly liked it better. I felt a difference in the texture of my face and the wrinkles and lines weren't as visible, not that I have a lot, but you know that as women we obsess over every detail in our faces hehe.

    I am still using it since I want to get my moneys worth, but I can't wait to go back to using the emulsion. Everyone's skin is different, and what didn't work for me will sometimes work for others. I have a few clients who have purchased Genics from me that are in their late 30's to late 40's that really do love it and see a big difference in their skin but I have to say that unfortunately this product didn't meet nor exceed my expectations. 

    Protect your OJOS

    This little bottle above is a true miracle worker! I have never used an eye makeup remover that has worked as well as this does! The "Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover" is sooo good you really don't have to wipe your eyes at all!

     I literally just apply a pea size amount onto my tissue or makeup remover wipe and swipe it over my eye makeup and it comes off so easily. This bottle is very small but very mighty. It also lasts a long time since you only use a small amount, the best thing is that it's on sale for like .75 CENTS!

     Yeah, seriously! I'm going to try to post a video sometime to really show how good this is!

    Nail Experts Cuticle gel

    I usually get my manicure supplies at sally'sbeauty supply but I decided to give this "Nail Experts Cuticle Gel" a try since it was on sale for a two-4-one deal. It's a very small tube, and it does not smell bad, it has a clean scent. 
    You apply it only for a few seconds, leave it on for no more than one minute, and it starts working right away. You don't have to massage or anything. I really don't feel like It's the right product for me, this gel literally melts your cuticles and I know some of you might prefer that but I really don't like getting hang-nails. I feel that when I do use a "cuticle remover" it always makes me get baddd hang-nails. I usually use an oil based pen from sally's that just softens them to be gently pushed back. 
    Therefore, I think I will return this since I can get my money back because I don't think I will be using it again.

    Wipe your face

    I always use makeup remover wipes prior to washing my face at night, I like to make sure I have no makeup on my face what-so-ever. Thru the years I have used, Pond's, Oil of Olay, Neutrogena and even Target's generic brand of makeup remover wipes. They all make my eyes burn if in case I happen to get a bit of the "wetness" in my eye, especially when I've had a lot of eyeliner on.

     These "Avon Makeup Remover Wipes" are like half the price of the Store bought and I can seriously say that they are sooooooo good. They never irritate my eyes. I use them in combination with Avon's eye makeup remover. I also love that they really do make your face so soft so you don't feel like you just had a chemical peel as some others do, leaving your face feeling raw and burning like no other. They also have a very pleasant smell, very botanical.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Fall and a little pop...

    I love to collect nail polishes, I love changing my nail color often as I rarely go to a nail salon (I like to jack up my nails myself as opposed to paying for someone to do the same) I recently purchased a few colors from AVON'S Nailwear Pro line and I loooove them all! Here are some swatches:
     "Violetta Sparkle" (Lots of glitter specs, very cute)
     "Vintage Boutique"(No glitter or shimmer even though it looks like it)

    "Mocha" (Speeddry" line)
     "Blossom"( A very subtle soft red)
    "Viva Pink"(With sort of cool undertones, very very barbie!)
    I hope you give them a try, I have of course other colors that I will post soon, for now I thought I'd show you something so you can be ready for fall. I snuck in the "Viva Pink" because, well, it's too pretty not to!

    Transform and lift

    AVON'S anew line has not only anti-aging cleansing regimens but makeup as well. I'm 29 and since I'm beginning to be obsessed with making sure my face has no wrinkles ( i need botox for that one little wrinkle in my uni-brow) I decided to give 2 items a try; Anew Eye lifting serum eyeshadow in "Luminescence"
     I purchased this item with the intention of using it as an eyeshadow base and nothing else. It has sort of an iridescent tone and it has a very distinct smell, just warning you, its not too bad but it's different. It claims to reduce fine wrinkles in about 8 weeks. I have been using it for about a month, and while I haven't really noticed any long term changes I do see that as soon as I put it one my lines disappear and so my eyelid becomes a smooth area, ready to apply eyeshadow. I've used this eyeshadow serum with my avon and mac eyeshadows, you do have to wait a few minutes to let it dry if you apply too much product but other than that it's blendable. It really prevents my eyeshadow from coming off or creasing. I really like this eye serum/shadow. If you are particularly concerned with wrinkling in your eyes this will help it a bit to make your makeup application a more smooth process.

    I also purchased the Anew Age transforming Concealer in "Natural light"

    This concealer is supposed to diminish fine lines as well as conceal imperfections like under-eye circles. I bought it especially because I have bags and under-eye circles, and sun spots from when I was pregnant. The solution is very lightweight and I think I might have ordered the wrong color, I feel like it almost blends into my face too much so there is no full concealing. I'm not crazy about this one. If you are looking for light coverage this  is the way to go but I don't think that you can really do much with it if you need more than just a little issue cover up. It comes with a built in applicator, but I didn't really find it useful since it doesn't apply it on effectively. I really do like the packaging though, it's very high-end looking. I guess if I had to decide if I would purchase again, i'd have to pass. It didn't  do anything beyond the ordinary for me, but who knows, it might work for you..