How to: Skin-So-Soft as an Amazing Brush Cleaner

It’s been a few weeks and I have not written. A mix of both I somehow injured my hand and had to recover and also, I lost momentum. Of sorts. Don’t worry I am still here to talk about Avon products. Today I want to bring up an interesting use for Skin So Soft Bath Oil that I saw on a Pinterest post listing the various ways you an use the product. Being that I have more oily skin, well it’s become less oily over the years, I decided to take one of the big bottles I got as a sample (yep, big bottle) to see how it worked for cleaning makeup brushes. One of the many ways to use it.

Of course we makeup wearing folk know that you need to keep you makeup brushes cleaning so as to not spread germs and gets skin issues like acne. Or to mix your colors enough that they don’t come out they ways they should because of residual color still in the brush. I am going to admit something about my self here: Until a few years ago I never actually cleaned my brushes. Sure, maybe I cleaned ones used for eyeshadow when I needed to change color and didn’t want to muddy up my look. But I only rinsed the brush and used soap and a dry clean cloth. Running it over the cloth until I saw no remaining color. Other than that I never did it. I wasn’t told about this upkeep growing up and mildly using makeup. I wasn’t as into wearing makeup until a few years ago. So, when I read about using SSS Bath Oil to help clean brushes, I figured it would be worth testing as a review considering I don’t use the oil for my skin since I break out into acne easily anywhere on my body. Especially my back. I just use a lotion on my shins because they are pretty dry. And on my T-Zone because it went from being oily to dry as sand and peels. Now my daughter I use bath oil on because she has overly dry skin and has since birth. She is always being covered in a thin layer of oatmeal lotion after each bath and SSS body lotion each morning. She used to have severe eczema as a baby. So bad I had to carefully use a prescribed cream on here daily.

Onward with the topic. I want it to be clear I have not yet bought Avon makeup brushes but I hope to fairly soon. Most of the ones I have were given to me so it isn’t like I had a choice at the time. Plus, why waste a brush is it works? I gathered all my brushes. Including the one missing a handle. It just fell off but it’s still useful.

I put them on a clean towel I generally use for cleaning around the house. I wanted something white since most of my other towels are either blue or red. This way you can see the brushes better in a picture.

In reading how to make a good makeup brush cleaning solution, I used an equal part of SSS bath oil and equal part dish soap. Orange scented. Again this is not the scent I prefer for cleaning dishes. Again it was given to me. Orange smells horrible as a cleaner to me. I prefer sea salt scented by Preference. To make the two products equal I used 1/4 c each. I wanted enough to adequately dip the brushes in. Though both an oil, they did separate, with the dish soap landing at the bottom of my bowl. But using a handy wooden lollipop like tool I mixed it together until it made a creamy color.

Then I started with a brush. I dipped it in the solution and used my hand to rub the solution around the brush. I saw tons of color come right out of the brushes. Some more dirty than others. Specifically the eyeliner brush I use for gel liners. It was stiff and dark with black liner I purposely didn’t clean after use. My foundation brushes also had a lot of color come out of them. I was shocked since I don’t try to use a lot of foundation powder. It makes me look cakey up close.

After cleaning each brush I ran them under warm water to rinse off the oil. Now, normally I am used to having to get off oil from anything with dish soap and so I reminded myself I don’t need more. It’s already in the brushes. Making it easier to rinse out because of that fact.

I gently dabbed them on the cloth which showed more and more of where some brushes had just a bit of color still left in them until no more color came out and I set them upright in a small wine glass I use to hold my brushes. I don’t have conventional makeup brush holders and use cups with no pairs. About an hour later some were still drying and others were noticeably soft to the touch. You can clearly see the original color of some brushes now.

For someone who doesn’t use oils to moisturize their skin I will definitely say that SSS Bath oil works great because it did give my brushes a soft touch and did help clean them as well as helping them smell nice. Though I could still do without the orange scent that mildly lingers. Ew.

Skin So Soft Bath Oil is on sale this campaign. The 16.9 fl oz bottle is $11.99 (reg $22) and the 15 fl oz is on sale for $16.99 (reg $29). This is for all the fragrances and not just the original.

Ingredients

MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE 
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE 
DICAPRYL ADIPATE 
PARFUM/FRAGRANCE 
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL 
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE 
DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE 

Remember if you spend $25 or more you get free shipping. $40 or more get the Avon A Box for $10 (reg $40). We are also doing a special where if you spend $50 or more you can get a free Glimmerstick eyeliner using coupon code GLIMMER.
Be sure to take up the offer of the A Box, which changes every two weeks, when you spend $40+ dollars to get the box for $10. If you ever need help with a price or have other questions, contact me on my shop or on my Facebook page. For contact with Avon directly please call 1-800-500-AVON (1-800-500-2866) seven days a week between 7AM and Midnight EST. An Avon Customer Service Assistant will be happy to help you. Avon is an Animal Cruelty Free company.

Glimmer + Shine: 8 New Colorful, and Amazing Avon Glimmershadows

Love at First Non-Crease

It wasn’t until close to 5 years ago that I tried liquid or cream eyeshadows. I liked the colors. Soon I came to not use them as they were messy, sticky, and made my eyelids crease. Also, I couldn’t work my eyeliner as I wanted. Then Avon announced they’re new line of shadows. Liquid in form and also shiny. I only recently learned how to layer conventional shadows. Still, I am not as versed as your well-known YouTuber in how fantastic eyeshadows can make the eyes look. But I do a fair job. Upon learning of the new line I wasn’t sure if it was for me solely because of past experience. As an Avon representative it’s only fair I try out the product for honest thoughts to better promote it. So, I bought half of what the new line consisted. Choosing colors that have looked good for my skin color. First, I’ll go over the new line.

About Avon Glimmer Shadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Avon’s new Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow is silky, lightweight and water infused. It comes with a wand much like the kind used for lipstick. You can build with it: either dot along the eyelid and pat gently to blend or brush over your lid, let dry a bit and add another layer for more intensity. There are eight colors with one of two finishes, shimmer (high sheen) or glitter (high sparkle). They don’t smudge or crease and dry smooth and soft. Great for those new to wearing eyeshadow or who like to wear minimal makeup.

Experience

As said before I was a bit apprehensive to try out liquid eye shadow again after not being impressed with previous brands. I oddly hadn’t done my makeup in a while so I primped my eyebrows (they were looking messy) and washed my face. Pulled out all the Avon makeup I had and started. I must say I have never used a wand like what this eyeshadow has when it wasn’t meant for my lips. Most of the time I Had to use my own fingers. I built up with color so I could really see how the colors looked. I did the rest of my face. At this point I’d forgotten to check if it dried smooth. It wasn’t until I had a tiny tickle that I went to gently rub my lid and not ruin my makeup that I noticed it was very smooth and soft. Also the color didn’t come off and on to my finger. My lid didn’t crease. IT didn’t have a sticky feeling with I opened and closed my eyes. I enjoyed it. I also stayed on all day. It was interesting to take off that night. It wanted to stay on. So, it is a very durable product.

Thoughts

I am very impressed with this product and the colors truly do stand out. I also used the new Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Raisin and White Out (lower lid water line). It’s hard to see in the picture. My eyes must have been moist because the white didn’t go on well. I hope to try again to see if the liners are good. I bought a few of those as well. Maybe a post for next week. I listed pictures of each Glimmershadow I bought. One pic I went all out in makeup. I like them all. The Ultramarine and Fools Gold are especially glittery. I did have a small issue of getting off the glitter with the Fools Gold but after gerting the color off I just used a soft cloth to pic of the left over glitter. I hope this post is useful. Before I link to my store I will list the ingredients.

Avon Glimmershadow in Iron Violet (Shimmer)
Avon Glimmershadow in Fools Gold (Glitter)
Avon Glimmershadow in Ultramarine (Glitter)
Avon Glimmershadow in Rose Gold (Shimmer)

Pros:
• Buildable coverage can be layered for intense impact or blended out for a delicate effect
• Water resistant
• No crease
• No smudge
• No transfer
• Stay-all-day wear
• Minimal fallout
• Paraben-, Sulfate-, Phthalate-free

Cons:
None so far.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Talc, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene Brassylate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polyurethane-11, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Tin Oxide, Bht, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric, Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides, Red 40 Lake, Aluminum Powder

Where to Buy

This item can be bought at my online store here . It and the other eyeshadows are on sale now until April 2, 2019 for $5.99 (Reg $8) be sure to subscribe to emails via my shop if you re a first time customer you can ave 10% on your first order. Check out my welcome page to note the deal we are having for March 2019. When you spend $50+ online you get 20% in April. Be sure to take up the offer of the A Box, which changes every two weeks, when you spend $40+ dollars to get the box for $10. If you ever need help with a price or have other questions, contact me on my shop or on my Facebook page. For contact with Avon directly please call 1-800-500-AVON (1-800-500-2866) seven days a week between 7AM and Midnight EST. An Avon Customer Service Assistant will be happy to help you. Avon is an Animal Cruelty Free company.

Avon Senses: Lily & HoneySuckle Blossom Bubble Bath Review + Pics

Who here loves bubble baths? Most kids do and many adults a well. A bubble bath is a great way to relax at the end of a hard day/week or for kids, a fun way to get clean. Scented bubble baths are even better because scents can be relaxing. Avon releases a line called Avon Senses. I like getting bubble bath products as I do have kids and a teen girl who is nuts for bubbles. I am going to review the Lily and Honeysuckle Blossom. Released earlier this year adding to other scents such as Soft Pink Lavender Garden, Sensitive Skin, Cucumber Melon, Endless Ocean (I love the smell of water), Cherry Blossom, and Vanilla Cream.

This bubble bath is 24 fl oz. So far it’s lasted a good month. I don’t use more than recommended on the directions. One of the features of any bubble bath is that there should be a lot of bubbles! And with this particular bubble bath, the product did not disappoint. Also, I like when bubbles don’t go away after a few minutes. It’s always sad when you get a good bubble going and suddenly your sitting there and realize the bubbles are all gone. When I worked fast food, one of the rules of thumb was if the bubbles were gone, you needed to refill the wash sink. It shouldn’t be that way so quickly with bubble bath. The scent is wonderful too and you can smell it on the skin for a while after you’ve gotten out. Another nice way to know the quality of product. The smell needs to be as promised and last. When using this on my daughters skin, it left her skin soft. Some bubble bath products are oily. Or they leave your skin dry. My daughter has dry skin. It needs moisture. Since infancy her skin needed oatmeal baths. Since then her skin has gotten better but still needs moisture. What better way than in a bubble bath? My son loves just washing his hands in it; though I think after helping me with product pictures that he might want a bath later. He may be getting big on me but he loves bubbles too. Avon bubble baths he loves because he likes the smell of flowers and likes how fun the product is. Me? I take a relaxing bath once a week as a way to have time to myself. I am not big on baths but having the product is still important in this house with teens and kids.

Pros:

  • Lots of bubbles
  • Great scent
  • Great for any skin type
  • Doesn’t leave residue
  • Scent lasts

Cons:

None so far!

Ingredients:

water, sodium chloride, cocamide mea, sodium laureth sulfate, fragrance, disoium EDTA, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, methchloroisothiaolinone, methylisothiazolinone

This item can be bought at my online store here . It and the other bubble baths are on sale now until April 2, 2019 for $5.99 (Reg $8) be sure to subscribe to emails via my shop if you re a first time customer you can ave 10% on your first order. Check out my welcome page to note the deal we are having for March 2019. When yo spend $50+ online you get 20% in April. Be sure to take up the offer of the A Box, which changes every two weeks, when you spend $40+ dollars to get the box for $10. If you ever need help with a price or have other questions, contact me on my shop or on my Facebook page. For contact with Avon directly please call 1-800-500-AVON (1-800-500-2866) seven days a week between 7AM and Midnight EST. An Avon Customer Service Assistant will be happy to help you. Avon is an Animal Cruelty Free company.

Avon Crave Lip Gloss Review

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I need to apologize right off with how I had announced that my first blog post would be March 4, 2019. Due to having two sick kiddos I was detained to mommy duty. Though one child is still sick I am able to write today. I will be writing up an About Me page later. So check the site for that and get to know me better. But to start off with one key note, I am an Independent Avon Representative. You can find my Facebook page here, my Tumblr here, my Twitter here, my Pinterest here, and my Instagram here. I have not yet decided what other platforms to be on. These are what I have so far.

So, I have a few items I thought about reviewing for you. There’s no point in bombarding a whole blog with several items. I decided to go with Avon’s new Crave Lipgloss. You may have heard about it somewhere. Or seen pictures on social media. They have been out for a few campaigns and I am now just deciding to write reviews. The lip gloss comes in 12 flavors/colors. I ordered 6. In no particular order I ordered: Honey Tea, French Toast, Cherry Creamsicle, Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate Brownie.

In one simple paragraph I will say that my son liked the Honey Tea scented lip gloss. No he didn’t actually wear it. I just said it smelled great. I really liked the Salted Caramel and Birthday Cake. Each one has a well defined scent. Though Cherry Creamsicle I had trouble really smelling. Something is there. But the color is great. The color appearance may seem thick when you squeeze out a drop of the gloss but honestly it leaves a light coating that you can build with layers. In and out of the tube each gloss as a sparkle. Minus the chocolate Brownie. As for the flavoring, honestly I am not tasting anything. Those little strips of paper you use in high school science to learn about taste buds I was very sensitive to. Yet, after going over the products with my oldest, each had a slight mint tang to it. I can deal without flavor to be clear. The first thing I thought when I saw these in the What’s New book that Avon representatives get with each campaign order, was that it was the 80’s/90’s all over again when flavored lip gloss was EVERYWHERE. Kids were eating it and lip gloss isn’t meant for consumption in particular. Since Avon products are more-or-less geared to adults, I don’t think that will be an issue. In that it is the smell that you get most when it comes to these food related lip glosses by Avon. Now, one thing I’d like to point out is that what I didn’t like is that this lip gloss, which isn’t alone in how lip gloss can be, is that it is sticky by itself. There is a way to enjoy lip gloss that does this and not have to feel jilted out of your money. Makeup prep.

With all the makeup tutorials out there an Pins we save, you are bound to come across about makeup prep. Not just your face. But your eyes and lips. For lips, always start with exfoliating. Exfoliating is a must for just about everything beauty related. You can find lip scrubs or gently use a toothbrush on your lips. Then there’s primer. Avon also sells that. After exfoliating, prime the lips as you would your face. You don’t need a whole lot. It helps keep makeup in its place. Then use concealer. Again you don’t need a lot. After that you do your lips as you normally would: liner first then a matching lipstick. After all that you add lip gloss. Now, if it is still sticky, you can do one of two things: after it sets for a minute use an ice cube (just dab it don’t rub it all over) or use a clear setting powder. The setting powder is what I use most. A long time ago I used to use eyeshadow to add depth to the color since I didn’t have a huge selection of lipsticks. I have yet to try the ice cube trick. Be sure after you do all your makeup to use a setting spray. I noticed I was all out so that’s on my shopping list.

Benefits of this Product:

BENEFITS
• Infused with moisturizing vitamin E
• Ultra-shiny
• Offers a kiss of buildable color

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene
Polybutene
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Squalane
Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer
Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Tocopheryl Acetate
Flavor
Phenoxyethanol
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
Ethylhexyl Salicylate
Ethylhexylglycerin
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
Bht
Mica
Titanium Dioxide
Red 6. 

To keep this review short and sweet I will end with saying each Avon Crave Gloss is on sale now at the price of $3.99 (reg $6) you can by them at my online shop here.

Checkout the latest brochure here. Please note that you can always back order by two campaigns. The current campaign 7 runs from 3/5/2019 to 3/19/2019. Also, when you subscribe to emails via my shop you can save 10% on your first order as a new customer. Each order you can get free shipping if you purchase more than $40 worth of products and get the A Box for only $10 (reg $30-$40) There’s a new one every two weeks. If you ever need help with a price or have other questions, contact me on my shop or on my Facebook page, info located above. For contact with Avon directly please call 1-800-500-AVON (1-800-500-2866) Seven days a week between 7AM and Midnight EST. An Avon Customer Service Assistant will be happy to help you. Avon is an Animal Cruelty Free Company

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