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Friday, September 12, 2014

Avon Makeup Maven Before and After Challenge

Hello, my Pretties!

A few weeks ago, my fellow Avon Makeup Mavens decided to do a before and after makeup challenge.  The rules: ONLY Avon products allowed in the makeover.

Here is my entry:



Products used:
Avon Magix Face Perfector
Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation in Honey Beige
Avon Smooth Mineral Foundation in Shell
Avon Glow Blusher Bronzer Duo in Rose Glow
Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Warm Beige
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Caribbean Sunset
Avon Super Extend Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Avon Super Shock Mascara in Black
Avon Extralasting Lip Gloss in Everlasting Petal

It's amazing what a little makeup can do!  

If you would like to purchase any of these products, feel free to visit my Avon eStore at www.youravon.com/lmartinez2920.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Avon: Jewelry: Eternal Spark Ring

Hello, my Pretties!
Lately I have been buying more jewelry than makeup, crazy I know!  I have a ton of makeup but my jewelry collection is so small.  And, since I started working, I wanted to wear accessories to go with my outfits!  So of course Avon was the perfect place for me to start building my jewelry collection.
I will show you the other pieces I have bought but this one is the latest.
This is the Eternal Spark Ring.  It is a two ring set made up of rhinestones in silvertone.  The materials may be "cheap"  but it sure does look perfect!
I have been with my sweet-tart for 10 years now but we are not married.  I like to pretend I am with this little beauty haha.  Shame on me!
This ring is only available in sizes 6, 8, and 10 and costs $12.99.
Purchase yours at my online Avon eStore and don't forget to visit my Avon Facebook Page.

Disclaimer:
I am an Independant Sales Representative
for Avon.  I paid for this ring with my own money.  These are my own opinions.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Avon: True Color Eyeshadow Quad: Go Natural

Hello, my Pretties!
Alas, Avon has decided to jump on the nude bandwagon!  Hee hee.  We all know that thanks to Urban Decay and their majorly successful Naked palettes, neutral shadows are all the rage these days.
I must admit, even I, a colorful-kind-of-makeup-girl, have been converted.
That's why when I saw that Avon was launching four new nude quads, I just had to grab one up.  Avon's True Color Eyeshadow Quads has a new collection called The Perfect Nudes Collection.  Avon's claim is, "from fair to deep, there's a perfect nude just for you!"
There are six quads in The Perfect Nudes Collection.  Two are existing shades, four are new.  In this collection you will have:
Stone Taupes for fair skin.
★Naked Truth for light skin.
★Barely There for light/medium skin.
Chocolate Sensation for medium skin.
★Go Natural for medium/deep skin.
★Grin & Bare It for deep skin.
(★ New shades.)
I picked out Go Natural.
The texture is silky smooth on all shadows for the exception of the #3 shade.  That one felt a little more on the gritty side.
The eyeshadow pans are embossed with numbers 1-4 to show you where in your eye to apply them.  The map is on the bottom of the palette.  But of course, you can apply them any way you please.
In the photo I included, I swatched each of the shadows on the inside of my wrist over bare skin.  No base.  No primer.  No foundation.  Right off the bat, I think the pigmentation is A+!
In my opinion, the shadows applied easily and smoothly and they blended well.  I did not have any fading throughout the day but I did apply the Avon Eyeshadow Primer on my eyelids before applying the shadows.
These eyeshadow quads sell for $7.00 but you can get them on sale often for only $5.99.  Visit my online Avon eStore at www.youravon.com/lmartinez2920.  And check out my Avon Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/TXAvonLadyLisa.

Friday, February 7, 2014

30 Days of Beauty: Day 7

Hello, my Pretties!

Another day, another 30 day challenge entry.


Day 7: Skin Care


OK, I'm going to admit.  I don't take care of my skin as well as I should.  All I really do is wash it daily and that's about it.  I know I should try harder seeing as to how I'm 32 years old now and I am starting to see the sweet signs of aging already.

As you can see, I use a lot of Avon.  I sell Avon so that's why I have so much of it.  It's easier for me to place my customers orders and throw in a few hundred things for me haha.

Before anything, I use my Avon Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion to remove my makeup.  I have used this eye makeup remover for years.  It works great just don't get it in your eyes!  Ouch!  I have two cleansers by Avon that I use.  I keep the small blue tube, Avon's Anew Rejuvenate Revitalizing 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser, in my shower so I wash my face with that while I'm bathing.  The bigger silver tube, Avon's Solutions Cleanse Ageless Day and Night Cleanser, I keep by my sink.  I usually shower at night so I use the Anew Rejuvenate at night and the Solutions Cleanse in the morning after I brush my teeth.

I use the Avon Solutions Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Improver as a moisturizer after I cleanse my face.  And when I have a pimple, I use the Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Spot Treatment.

The only thing that I use that isn't Avon, at the moment, is my eye cream.  I am using Olay Age Defying Eye Cream but it's almost gone.  (I do have an Avon eye cream waiting in the wings, of course, haha.)  I am terrible at applying eye cream.  I always forget!  And it's the one thing that I need the most.  My eyelids are all wrinkly!  My science teacher in high school, freshman year, would always tell us girls not to wear makeup because we were going to wrinkle before out time.  I'm starting to think she was right!



30 Days of Beauty: Day 6

Hello, my Pretties!

Of course, I got backed up again!  Well...not me, personally, but my blog posts did!  Such is life.


Day 6: Brushes


Sorry for the messy set up.  Guess I should have cleaned up some but I was feeling lazy.  #SorryNotSorry???

Anyhow, here are my brushes.  Like the little tin can they're in?  Haha.  While some of y'all beauties have your pretty brushes in pretty vases with pretty glass beads, mine are in a bucket.  A tiny little red bucket!  Haha.

I don't really have an extensive brush collection by any means but what I have works for me.

Brands I own are a couple of MAC, Avon, some Kirkland Signature, and a ton of E.L.F.  I love me some E.L.F.  My favorite blending brush is by E.L.F. and cost me a dollar!

My sister gave me the Kirkland Signature brushes a couple years ago.  It was a whole set in a brush roll.  Her boss gave them to her as a Christmas exchange gift but my sister really didn't care for them so she gave them to me.  Yay for re-gifting!  I love those brushes.  Even though they are a couple years old already and I use them almost daily, they are still in great shape!

I clean my brushes with just some warm water and baby shampoo.  That's it.  I didn't clean them last week, gross beauty blogger confession here, but I will clean them this weekend.  Probably tomorrow.  #SudsUpSaturday


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

30 Days of Beauty: Day 5

Hello, my Pretties!

One more post and I'll be all caught up on the first five days of the 30 day challenge.


Day 5: Day Makeup Look


I wore this look today for work.  Fairly simple.  Perfect daytime makeup look.

I used some Avon and E.L.F. eyeshadows over my Urban Decay Primer Potion.  I filled in my brows with my Avon Perfect Brows Kit and applied two coats of my MAC Zoom Lash Mascara.

As for my face, I tested out my new Avon CC Cream today for the first time.  Over that I dusted on Wet n Wild Coverall Powder Foundation and I used Avon Tint n Go Cheek Tint on my cheeks.

And to help keep the look simple and casual, I just applied a light pink gloss by Avon.

That's all!


30 Days of Beauty: Day 4

Hello, my Pretties!


Day 4: Hair Style

I have no style let alone HAIR style.  Haha.  My hair is naturally curly and unruly and frizzy so I find it easiest to tame it by wrapping my hair up in a bun.  But sometimes, I actually take the time to flat iron my hair as damaging and bad as it is for my hair.

So this is how I wore my hair today.


Yeah nothing to fancy.  It's always just so much easier for me to put my hair up.  I did wear my hair like this to work.  I always wear my hair pulled back somehow for work.  It's just more comfortable so I don't have to constantly be brushing hair away from my face.  I'm practical above all else.


30 Days of Beauty: Day 3

Hello, my Pretties!

Of course, you know me, I already fell behind on my 30 day challenge.  So, here I am.  Trying to play catch up...


Day 3: Nails



I love the look of glitter nail polish but I do hate the trouble it takes to remove it.  But I think this one is worth the extra effort to remove it.  I bought this nail polish at Dots Fashions but I can't remember how much I paid for it.  I want to say the price is around $2.50 but don't quote me on that.

This nail polish is definitely and explosion of shattered rainbows and crushed diamonds all over my nails.  The sparkle is amazing!  It took two coats to get the finish in the photo above.  It does feel rough to the touch but who cares?!  It's pretty!


30 Days of Beauty: Day 2

Hello, my Pretties!


Here is another round of 30 Days of Beauty!

Day 2: Daily Makeup Products


I change my makeup on a daily but these are the few items that I wear just about every single day no matter what.  I'm sure these will change one day but as for now, this is what is in my daily makeup rotation.

♥ Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Deep Brown
♥ Wet n Wild Coverall Powder Foundation in Medium
♥ Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream in Light/Medium
♥ Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Warm Beige
♥ L.A. Colors Grafix Eyeliner in Black
♥ M•A•C Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoom Black

I highly recommend any one of these products!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

30 Days of Beauty: Day 1

Hello, my Pretties!

While browsing my Facebook timeline, I saw this makeup challenge.  But I can't remember who posted it so whoever did, thanks for sharing!

I know February only has 28 days but that's alright.  I still decided on doing the challenge because it seemed fun.  I might do all 30 or I might just end up doing it for February so that it will total 28 posts.  Knowing me, I'll end up missing a day or two... or three...

Day 1: Favorite Lipstick

I picked a lipstick that I reach for quite often.  I have a lot of lipsticks so the fact that this one has a nice rounded tip and no longer that "brand new lipstick slanted tip" means I have gotten a lot of wear out of this lippie.  In my opinion it is the perfect everyday shade.  It's a very wearable pink shade that can be used day or night.

My favorite lipstick is Avon's Totally Kissable Lipstick in Mauve Allure.

This puppy glides on like a balm but has incredible color payoff.  It feels so creamy and comfortable on the lips.  Very moisturizing and smells good too.

I love this lipstick!

...I should have bought a backup. 
Luv & Luk,

--L.

♥ This blog post was created and published on my Samsung Galaxy S III.


Friday, January 31, 2014

FOTD: January 31, 2014

Hello, my Pretties!
Although I have not blogged in months, I've still be wearing makeup almost daily.  I just can't seem to say no to my cake face!
But I have to admit that I just fell in love with my makeup today.  I felt so pretty and I rarely get to say that!  You know how it is, sometimes you feel like a troll, other times like a beauty queen.  And that is A-OK!
Today's face ingredients included:
Face:
♥ Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer
♥ Wet 'n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation in 819 Medium
♥ Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in 825B Medium
♥ mark. Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Berry
Eyebrows:
♥ Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Deep Brown
Eyes:
♥ Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Warm Beige
♥ Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Caribbean Sunset
♥ mark. What a Line Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen in Wee Hours
Lips:
♥ Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Chocolate

And viola! 
I just couldn't let this pretty decent look go to waste.  Maybe this will be what it takes to get back on the blogging bandwagon.  Haha.
As you know, I am an Independent Avon Sales Representative and 2013 Makeup Maven so I invite you to shop my Avon eStore at www.youravon.com/lmartinez2920 today!
Have a be·you·tiful weekend!
Luv & Luk,
--L.
This blog post was created and published on my Samsung Galaxy S III.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Beauty Blogger Must Haves #bbloggers

A Little Bird Told Me...

A Little Bird Told Me...


Monsoon bird sweater
monsoon.co.uk


Red skinny leg jeans
$16 - newlook.com




Rose jewelry
amazon.com


Studded jewelry
$4.45 - diva.net.au


Coast viscose scarve
$20 - coast-stores.com


NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
net-a-porter.com


NARS Cosmetics red nail polish
$24 - liberty.co.uk