Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mega Lash Review

Today's post comes to you from the amazing Keely. She is another of the great team I belong to. You can find her at Avon in Vancouver with Keely

Grip it, Rock it, Bend it, and Lock it.

Sounds like the start of a new dance move, right? WRONG!  That’s your way of getting up to 24hrs of phenomenal lashes.

Avon has come out with a new mascara product called ‘Mega Effects Mascara’. It comes in black and brown-black and retails for $12.  I've been using it for the last week or so and I love it! It’s simple to use and it looks great. The comb brush is funny to look at, at first, but it really is a great idea. When compared to my favorite Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ mascara, I’d put it at the top of my list of favorite cosmetic products.

It comes in a 9g container- seems small, but that comb ensures you get the right amount of mascara for both eyes, each time! The wide base on the wand allowed me to get a steady grip.  You angle the brush based on the curve shape for your right or left eye (see what they did there? That’s how you end up using less). Ideally you can position the wand and coat all your lashes in one sweep. If you have wide or almond shaped eyes, you may need to finish the corner. I did not experience clumping or a difference in look from where I left off and started application again. I never once stuck the brush back in the container.

 The tines coat, curl, and separate your lashes at the same time, giving you great volume and a mess-free look. It dried quite quickly (I’m always worried about blinking too quickly and ending up with a little eye mustache, but that did happen!) I wore it in the rain at the PNE on August 29, 2013 and I was mess free. About the only thing on me that was fresh as a daisy was my mascara. I do have a bad habit of sometimes falling asleep with my make-up on and am happy to report that I did not end up with raccoon eyes (no, I’m not going to show you what I look like in the morning- stop asking and try it for yourself!)

 It will fit conveniently in any purse you are using, it’s nice and compact. You can even slip it in the 5th pocket on your jeans.

I've gotten a ton of complements on the look with this mascara. A lot of people have been curious to know about how the design works and when they see the effect in person, they give it the thumbs up. The fact that it comes in black AND brown black is a huge plus!

Glammed up or rocking a casual look, I’m giving this product a 10/10 for ease of use and result. 

Contact your local Independent Avon Representative to order. If you need a rep let me know and I can help you find one in your area. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pumpkin Prequel

I don't know what it's like at your place, but one of my 4 year old's is itching to 'make pumpkins' already and it's not even October.  A carved pumpkin will not last until Halloween.

Last year we used some of those poke in face parts to start a bit earlier. But even those small holes, put in mid-October resulted in rotten pumpkin before the 31st. We did paint a couple but they really wanted them to look like 'people'.

When I saw the pumpkin costumes in my "What's New" catalog for Avon Independent Representatives, I figured why not. I got a demo of each, a pirate and a witch.

We haven't been to the pumpkin patch yet, but I did have 2 of those craft pumpkins in storage. 2 craft pumpkins, 2 Avon pumpkin costumes and twin 4 year olds proved to be fun.

One big, one little pumpkin

(gently) ripping the package open

Opening the instructions

There weren't a ton of pieces, and they matched what showed in the picture in the Avon catalog. The witch has a skirt, hat and eyes. The hat is really cute. Our witch costume went on the smaller pumpkin. I had to wrap it a bit tighter than I would have on an average sized pumpkin. It's still very cute, although you can't see the cute detail on the witch's 'dress' when it's wrapped that tight. The eyes are stickers. It also included small rectangles of double sided tape to help keep the costume parts from slipping down.

Up close
 The pirate costume had a few more pieces, so his 'top', bandanna, hat and eye patch. His other eye is a sticker. And like the witch, he came with the double sided tape, pre-cut. He was easier to dress because I think as a mid-sized pumpkin, the outfit was a better fit.
 For my boys, the hardest part was the double sided tape. They could stick it to the pumpkin, but had a hard time peeling the back off. They are 4 making them the bottom end of the recommended age. I think they did great.

The eye stickers are likely salvageable if I really wanted to, although I don't think it would be hard to make new eyes. Each sent contained lots of the double side tape rectangles for future pumpkins, but you could easily use glue dots or other things if you ran out. I would suggest medium to large pumpkins. The small pumpkin makes a cute witch but it required more work by me and was less fun for the kids.

In the campaign 21 brochure, page 209, you can get any combination of 2 of them for 14.98. Or you can get just one for 9.99 each. I think it's worth it at 9.99 and a great deal at 14.98. Sure, if I really wanted to, I'm sure I could find instructions on Pintrest, but lets face it, I've pinned a few (hundred) things and have only done one or two. The time saved from finding the materials and making the costumes was spent with my kids.

If you want these or any of the other amazing Halloween decorations contact your local Independent Avon Rep. Order now to have for most of October. Don't have a rep? Touch base with me at Avon in Vancouver with Chris I'm part of a team with reps covering much of Western Canada and a bit back east, but can help you find a rep anywhere in Canada (or be one if you're interested).

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