Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray – the wonder product

Meet Avon’s Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray – the wonder. At just £3.50, Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray isn’t much to look at and yet it is an iconic product for Avon . This little household hero has a huge fan base. With many websites and Facebook pages created to list its multiple uses and share newly discovered ones.

What is Avon Skin So Soft?

Avon Skin So Soft was launched in 1961, as a bath oil for softening the skin with natural oils. Skin So Soft has evolved to having an entire range of products but the Original Dry Oil Spray is the most popular.

The oil is designed to lock in the skin’s moisture after bathing or showering. A huge highlight is the lack of residue left despite containing natural oils. All of this is great but what causes it to be Avon’s #1 best selling product with a bottle sold every 10 seconds in the UK?

Why does Skin So Soft have so many fans?

There are MANY 5-star reviews on the Avon website for Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray and when you start reading them, its not hard to see why Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray is the wonder product.

As you can see in the reviews, people love the product but have also discovered a famous use for it – keeping bugs away! Many people swear by it, refusing to take anything else on their holidays. It’s not just use to deter mosquitoes, many people use it Scotland to ward off midges too!

With such great qualities, it is also known to be used on some pets and particularly horses to keep the flies from bothering them in the summertime.

How can Skin So Soft help you?

People claim Avon’s Skin So So Original Dry Oil Spray is an essential household product as more uses are discovered. With its natural qualities helping to remove stubborn residues, ease sunburn and deter pests*. Whether out in garden is summer, going on holiday or even just a spot of fishing, Skin So Soft is must have for your household making it Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray – the wonder product.

You can purchase yours HERE or sign up to my mailing list and use the code – Skin So Soft 101 Uses – to receive a list of 101 uses*.

* All uses, apart the original skin care use created by Avon, have been discovered and recommended by customers, not Avon.

In This Together – Could Avon Be Helping You??

In This Together – Could Avon Be Helping You??

Many people bash Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and slate them for being ‘Pyramid Schemes’. The way I see it is everyone has a boss in most jobs, how well you do that job affects the ‘boss’ position and their income. During the lockdown due to Covid-19, more and more people are wanting to work from home. Being able to earn if they have lost their job, home schooling children, even having a mental focus during a difficult time is important.

Where many industries are slowing or even closing, Working From Home is thriving. I am able to run my business from the safety of my home, sharing posts on social media and sending a digital brochure to friends and family. Those few simple things ensure I can earn during a difficult time.

What is Avon doing?

Avon have supported reps ensuring we can still earn using and providing digital tools. We are able to earn from the first £1 sale and have customer orders delivered directly eliminating the risk to ourselves as well as customers. Earnings go into the bank weekly to help with bills and purchase food, plus having discounts on our own products is clearly a perk and helps keep expenditure down. Avon even gave each active rep a FREE bottle of the NEW Moisturising Hand Gel to help keep us safe.

It isn’t just reps Avon have been helping –

  • Avon are donating £150,000 to the charity Refuge who are desperately in need of support. Domestic violence during the lockdown is predicted to rise dramatically. The BBC stated there had already been a 25% increase in calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline by 6th April – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52157620
  • Avon have donated £443,000 in both cash and products to both NHS staff and Refuge. Many reps (and their customers) have also donated products to their local hospitals and NHS staff too.
  • Avon have donate 10,000 care packs to our NHS heroes on the front line, including hand creams, foot oils, pillow mists for relaxing sleep and much more.

At this point, I don’t think I could be prouder of being part of the Avon team. Helping support people in their time of need, be it heroes on the front line or helping reps keeping food on their table.

Avon may not be everyone’s dream job, but for a limited time Avon have made our basic start up kit FREE (usually £15). This means anyone can access Avon, having the opportunity to earn from the safety of their homes. Next time you hear someone mock Multi-Level Marketing or similar, please remember who has helped provide so much support during an awful time.

If you have thought about joining Avon, please contact me via the form on the website or in the comments and I’ll contact you asap.

#StayHomeSaveLives

How to get the perfect ‘Smokey Eye’ – Hints & Tips

The perfect smokey eye look can be dramatic, beautiful and bold however it can be tricky to achieve. Here are my hints and tips.

Smokey Eyes Look

Getting the smokey eyes look can be tricky, I have been known to pull off more of a panda look on my first few attempts. Here are some great hints and tips to help you perfect this fantastic look.

Smokey eyes – getting started

My biggest over all tip is PRACTICE!! The amazing thing about the smokey eye look is that its so flexible. Subtle to bold, neutral to rainbow of colour.

  • Make sure your brushes are all clean, free from dust and previous shadows.
  • Eye primer is always a great help with a look where you eyes are the feature. Creating a smooth surface for a great look but helping to maintain it longer. Purchase your Avon Eye Primer HERE
  • Decide which colours of eye shadow you will be using. 3 shades of one main colour works best such as grey to black, or natural cream to brown. Other brighter colours can be used but a light, middle and dark collection works best.
  • A cream based eye shadow can work better than a powder as it blends easier but whichever you’re more comfortable with is key.

The main event

  1. Step one, after applying your primer is to use the mid-range colour over your eyelid, stopping at the natural crease and avoiding the inner corner. A domed eyeshadow brush works best for this basic coverage.
  2. Use a fresh brush for your lightest colour (this will be your ‘highlighter’) to highlight under your brow and in the inner corner of your eyelid. Highlight the whole length of the underside of your eyebrow. Use a smaller, flatter brush to apply the highlighter to the inner corner of your eyelid. It is optional to apply the higher on the lower eyelid too, below the waterline. Use a blending brush on your upper lid to blend your base colour and highlighter together.
  3. Time for a fresh brush to apply your darkest shade- small and flat if possible. When applying the darkest shade, it is better to do smaller amounts to build up the colour and coverage rather than putting too much on and starting all over again. Make a ‘C’ shape as you apply the eyeshadow from about have way down your natural crease and curving round to you lash line, covering mainly in the outer corner. Always start at the outer corner of the eye working inwards. The dark colour, ideally, shouldn’t go past half way or into the inner third of your eyelid.
  4. BLEND!! Blending is key!! Use a fluffy blending brush to blend the colours so there are no harsh lines. Working from your inner corner and brow bone (the highlighted areas) blending down and out. Blending can take a bit of time so be patient, it will be worth it. You can add more colour as you go if it is need, using the correct brush you used for each colour so not to make the colours patchy.

The finishing touches

From here you can play around adding the finishing touches. Eyeliner (wings or flicks maybe?) and mascara are vital in my opinion for executing this look but it is what you are comfortable with. A bit of glitter maybe fun and appropriate or just close your eyes and seal the look with some Setting Spray.

And now you will look amazing. The top tips are –

  • Primer – to give a fresh canvas and last longer
  • Plenty of fresh brushes – so not to transfer colours
  • BLENDING!!! – can’t get enough blending
  • Practice – this look will just get better each time you do it

Get your top eye products right HERE

Get your products at a discount

When you join Avon you can get products at a discounted rate along with getting your hands on the latest products and trying the freshest looks. Get more information about joining my team HERE

July Brochure 2020

Avon is now going monthly, and here is the July Brochure 2020. Each Avon campaign will now run monthly, giving each customer more ordering flexibility.

Top 5 Products for July Brochure

Avon True Loaded Lip Lacquer is brand new this campaign. Quench your lips with glossy colour with these gorgeously lip drenching shades of Loaded Lip Lacquer. Loaded with shine, loaded with moisture. Locks in moisture, loading your lips with nourishment. FREE Gift worth £10 when you buy NEW Loaded Lip Lacquer. The feedback has been great, take a look below.

Purchase yours along with your free gift HERE

This totally cute toucan is proving very popular already. Bring the outside in with this adorable Toucan Desktop Planter. Complete with faux plant – no watering required!

• Approx. 67cm x 8.5cm x 13cm.
• Made from dolomite.
• Beautiful hand-painted design

Order yours HERE

When life gives you lemons, we make pyjamas! If you’re feeling fruity, the Lemon Shortie PJs are sure to keep you cool throughout summer. These are SO CUTE!! And don’t forget the matching slippers.

Purchase yours HERE

Help restore 7 years of collagen loss in 7 days with our breakthrough Anew Skin Reset Plumping Shots. Our exclusive patented Protinol™ Technology increases production of collagen III: the secret to baby skin. Instantly, skin looks fresher, smoother and more hydrated, and in just 7 days, skin looks and feels significantly firmer and plumper… your best skin in years. It’s a game-changer.

More and more 5 star reviews are regularly appearing, get yours HERE

Pin it with Pride. you can help end violence against women and girls by showing your support with our beautiful charity pin. Silver-plated with crystals from Swarovski®. Approx. 3cm x 3cm. 50% of sales donated to Women’s Aid & Refuge.

Purchase yours HERE

Avon Opportunities

Currently you can join Avon for just £5 whilst earning from your first £1 sale. Even better, join during July 2020 and get the Essentials Kit (worth £90) for just £15!!

Click this LINK to apply to join my Avon team

Top Tips for Painting Your Nails

Top Tips for Painting Your Nails – discover great tips to help you create a fantastic look, for long lasting, chip-free coverage.

Top Tips for Painting Your Nails
  • Base coat is a must (on natural nails). You can get various types such as strengthening and nourishing too. Occasionally pigments in some polishes can stain the natural nail, mainly in bold, rich colours, so a base coat helps prevent this from happening. Most people would prime a wall before painting it so why not do the same with your nails.
  • Want a bright, vivid colour on your nails which will really stand out? Paint your nails white as an undercoat, giving the colour(s) you want a real ‘POP’ when you apply it and its dry.
  • Worried about mess around the edges? There are loads of tips with tape or PVA glue etc but keep it simple. Get a small paint brush and just dip in it a bit of nail polish remover and sweep it round the edge – boom, sorted it nice and easy.
  • Top coat will always help keep your nails from chipping and keep the look lasting longer. Using cuticle oil on your nails after you have painted them will not only help your nails and cuticles but also limit chipping too due to the ‘slipping’ nature of the oil.
  • Dip your hands in warm water for a minute before pushing your cuticles. The warm water soften the cuticles, making them easier to push.
  • Three-stroke-rule!! Many manicurists agree that the three stroke approach works the best. Simply brush the nail polish in a line up the centre of your nail – from the cuticle to the tip. Repeat this process then on either side of the line you have drawn.

What do the ‘Pros’ think?

Katie Ellis is the owner of Nails By Katie, based in Long Eaton – Derbyshire. Katie often uses Avon polishes, along with other brands, in the salon.

Katie’s professional top tips are:

  • Massaging a good cuticle oil or cream /or hand cream into your nail bed and cuticles at least twice a day. It works better than any polish strengthener, whilst these do seem to work some can cause brittle nails so can cause snapping.
  • A lot of people worry about damage from acrylics /gel polish. Where most of the damage comes from the incorrect removal of them, pulling them off or over soaking yourself. If you have them done professionally have them removed that way, with a manicure after, to replace lost oils and moisture.
  • When painting toe nails it can take a long time for them to fully dry. If you feel they are touch dry but want to put socks/tights /shoes on and don’t want to ruin them ,a drop of cuticle oil once touch dry stops them being marked by footwear.

Make sure you take a look at Katie and the rest of the amazing team’s work on Facebook

You and Avon

Want to get the latest nail products at discounted prices? Join my Avon team as a personal shopper and get up to 25% discount off your favourite products. Click HERE to join.

Shop for you latest nail polishes, base coats, top coats and more HERE.

Anew Protinol Plumping Shots have finally arrived!

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Discover Protinol Technology

The Anew Protinol Plumping Shots have finally arrived!!

What is Protinol & how does it work?

Avon’s Anew ProtinolTM Skin Reset Plumping Shots work by increasing the ratio of Baby Collagen (Collagen III) to Adult Collagen (Collagen I). This anti-ageing skincare hero helps to restore your skin to more youthful levels for a strengthened skin matrix.

The result? Stronger, visibly healthier-looking skin with that gorgeous baby-bounce.

What can you expect from the Plumping Shots?

Consumer studies have shown that in just 7 days, it will help to restore a HUGE 7 years worth of collagen. Leaving you with intensely plumper, firmer-looking skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

How to use the Anew Plumping Shots

The Anew Plumping Shots set has 7 vials in the box and there are two main ways to use them –

  1. You can use the Anew Plumping Shots one week a month as part of your usual skin care routine, ideally alongside other Anew products for the ultimate skin care.
  2. You can use each individual vial on its own ahead of a big event where you may want your skin looking plump and radiant.

The power of Retinol – gentle on skin

Retinol is famous for its anti-ageing qualities but it isn’t suitable for all skin types. With the new Protinol everyone can have intensely plumper, firmer looking skin in 7 days with a gentle new approach.

Anew Plumping Shots in the media

Plus many more places too

Where can I get mine?

Currently the Anew Plumping Shots sets are just £15 (they will usually be £18), and there are 7 vials in the set. You can purchase yours HERE

Remember as a rep you get discounts off your own products so why not join my team today and get your cosmetics discounted? Join HERE

Avon Summer is on its way – YIPEE

Avon Summer is on its way – YIPEE – Hurrah, the nice weather is starting to become more frequent. I love the sunshine – despite being a redhead – so i decided to have summer as the focus of my blog this week.

Avon have a huge array of products for summer, some more obvious than others.. I’ll share some of these with you here.

Creams –

Avon has a great range called ‘Avon Care Sun+‘. In this range there is a huge selection of sun creams, but also after-sun and tan enhancing products too. As you can see from the image, Avon have various sun creams, all of which protect from UVA and UVB radiation rays. UVA (Ultraviolet A) has a longwave length which is known to cause skin ageing. UVB (Ultraviolet B) has short wavelengths and is associated with the skin burning. With various factors for different skin types, both creams and sprays for application, plus colourful products for children, you can protect your family’s skin this summer.

Did you know that Avon’s Anew and Nutra Effects Day Creams protect you skin from the sun? Each cream has a SPF (Sun Protection Factor) level to help protect your skin day-to-day. By using Anew or Nutra Effects Day Creams as part of your skin care routine you already have some basic cover from UV rays.

Other products –

water bottle

Wellbeing Hydrate Water Bottle

Ideally you should have an intake of 1.5l -2l of fluids a day, this can be through drinks alongside food. Water is always the better option from various drinks, and in summer you may need to consume more than usual. The Wellbeing Hydrate Water Bottle is fantastic due to having measures on the side to view your in-take. Drinking enough fluids in some will help keep you cool but also help your heart to function.

As I have discussed in previous blogs, Skin So Soft, is a great product for deterring midges and mosquitoes. The natural fragrances of citronella and jojoba help keep the biting pests away, meaning you can relax in peace.

What else do Avon sell for summer?

Avon have a huge collection for summertime. We have designer sunglasses such as French Connection, Lipsy, plus our own designs too. We have dresses, tops, skirts and trousers, plus jewellery for the finishing touch. Don’t forget if you tan, your foundation colour may alter too, so get your latest make up look for our collection too.

To join my Avon team, start earning and get discount off your own products please click here

Safety Comes First…

Here is my first blog on my new site. I wondered what would be the best topic to start with – many people say to start at the beginning (which does seem like a good place) but I think that tale can wait for now. Maybe I should start by discussing new products or even the new site in general HOWEVER it’s spring 2020 and so there does only seem one sensible and obvious place to start – COVID-19.

I hope everyone is well and safe – your family, friends and loved ones are all healthy and secure during these unprecedented times.

Within a short space of time we have gone from being able to leave the house freely – going where we want, when we want, for whatever reason we want… to stuck at home. Many things we classed as pivotal to our lives have been put into perspective – I never knew that toilets rolls were a form of currency. Sales of Avon handwash and handcreams have increase so much, handwashes increasing from 10,000 sales every 3 weeks to 34,000 a DAY!!! Toiletries and lounge-wear, along with pyjamas, pampering products and hair dye have been very popular.

What Have Avon Been Doing?

Avon have brought out a Moisturising Sanitising Hand Gel, (64% alcohol). This product has gone in the space of a few short from a non-existing product to readily available. A great and effective product which is already proving to be popular.

People have very mixed feelings about Avon, and about Multi Level Marketing (MLMs) in general. However I don’t think in my time at Avon, that I have been as proud as I currently am. As you can see in the image below, Avon are working hard to support everyone in the current situation. Donating money and products to charities plus helping the NHS staff too- #ProudToBeAnAvonRep

Avon and You

For your cosmetics and toiletries, please shop at www.batesbeauty.co.uk. If you’re interesting in seeing how Avon could work for you, earning from at home, please click here.