Back in the Face of the Day Game

I haven’t been feeling very well lately and it’s been a while since I’ve put on a full face of makeup. However, today I did and it’s amazing how much it improved my attitude. I actually feel put together and ready to face the day. So of course, I had to document my Face of the Day and share it with you. CHEESE!

Being that I haven’t worn makeup in a while, I figured I would ease in with a fairly natural look with some added color on my lips. Here’s what I used to achieve today’s look.

Listed clockwise from left to right I used the mark. chic frills powder blush, Avon ultra color absolute lipstick in tea rose, mark. neutrals on the dot eye color compact and Avon mega effects mascara.

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Impromptu Beauty Day

I love unplanned beauty days! One of my BFF’s came over this morning to enjoy breakfast and some girl time. Really I invited her over to provide a distraction as it was the second day she would drive home to an empty house after dropping her twins off at kindergarten. My kids are both still at home with me, but I can only imagine the emotional wreck I will be next year when I have to take my son to his first week of kindergarten.

After enjoying coffee and blueberry pancakes we decided to have some fun and pamper ourselves. First up? A new mineral mask from Avon that I had been dying to try. Both of us loved the mask and I love my friend even more after she let me take, and post, these silly pictures of us during the beautifying process. Avon’s Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask (available at is designed to draw pore-clogging dirt and oil like a magnet, leaving your skin smooth and clean. A special feature of this mask is the ability to “see” it working. The mask goes one black, but dries to white to let you know when it’s time to wash it off.  My skin did feel soft and clean after rinsing and I am looking forward to trying this again.

Next up …. A Little Bit of Nail Art Fun! It’s back to school week here in Arizona and what better way to celebrate than with a fun nail look that students can relate to. Here’s my version of the notebook doodle manicure. I even incorporated my husband’s and my initials. 

Happy Hour Look of the Day

TGIF! I’m off to meet the hubby for happy hour with his coworkers. For the evening out I thought I would spice up my look with an understated, but colorful cat eye. To achieve this look I used an Avon Extralasting eyeshadow pencil in shimmering sand as a base on my lid. I then lined the upper lash line with Avon Glimmersticks Chromes in Ultra Violet to create the cat eye effect and following that up with my Avon Extralasting Eyeshadow Pencil in Aquamarine on the inner half of the upper lash line. I finished the eye look off with Avon’s innovative new Mega Effects Mascara. Cheers! 

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My Avon Makeup Maven Journey

What a whirlwind of makeup fun and exploration my life has been since earning the West Regional Makeup Maven title from Avon in January. This year has been filled with trips to New York City, creating YouTube tutorials, giving presentations, creating pictorials and conducting makeup classes. I am having so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone and encouraging other women to do the same with their makeup choices. I am so thankful to Avon for broadening my horizons and providing me with the “expert” knowledge and confidence to inspire others to have fun and spice up their makeup routines.  

I am so looking forward to finally having a blog to share my beauty journey as I really dive into the beauty world, experience new products, have fun with nail art, share beauty tips and create beautiful makeup looks. Please feel free to comment with questions or topics you would like to see included in this blog.

Here are some highlights from my recent trips to New York City …

My first trip to NYC in February included a tour of Avon’s Global Research and Development Center, a Master Makeup Class with Celebrity Makeup Artist Paul Innis, cocktails with Avon’s CEO, a surprise photo shoot and other fantastic training. I even had a chance to see Newsies on Broadway!

I was thrilled and honored to be invited back to NYC once again in March to be a part of a Video Shoot to create training materials for other Avon Representatives. What an incredible opportunity to share beauty tips, marketing technics and other tidbits on how to grow a profitable makeup business. We had a blast on set and enjoyed getting to meet Avon’s New Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen.