Monday, 23 February 2015

Sun Induced Revelations

And the sun bursts through the clouds, reminding us all that there is life left to be lived after a Vancouver winter. I use the term 'winter' loosely of course. Here on the west coast, we seldom get the chance to watch the snow fall in front of a roaring fire. But we do get to light candles on a drizzly day, have a hot bath when we're soaked to the bone from playing outside, eat chicken noodle soup to the sound of pitter-pattering on the roof above. I don't know about you but i've gotten creative at times to brighten up dreary days using fresh, happy scents, cheerful colours, and upbeat music. Don't all Vancouverites have a bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder? Isn't it impossible to escape the effects of the changes in light? Feel free to share below different things you've tried to lift your mood or create one specifically.  Here are some suggestions from the Campaign 6 Brochure that will help set a mood this spring!

A lot of women just FEEL better when they have lipstick on! I wonder if they've studied this phenomenon? lol Shop now for $7.99 from $10 or wait for Campaign 8 (5 lipsticks for $20!)

Set the mood with Avon Passion, "A bold statement of sparkling star fruit, sensual jasmine and alluring vanilla bourbon."

These three items for $29.99 (save 50%!)

Create some ambiance with Avon candles. Very fragrant, burn for 30 hours. Dewy Lilacs Candle "Notes of fresh dewy lilacs, sparkling bergamot, baby jasmine petals and sheer musk." $12.99

Feel relaxed...

Avon Bubble Delight Bubble Bath 9.99 ea or 2 for $12!
Pomegranate & Peony 373-900
Cucumber Melon 383-798
Sensitive Skin 383-796
Lavender Garden 383-797
Cherry Blossom 102-365-4
Soft Pink 405-993
Endless Ocean 447-826
Vanilla Cream 383-829
Up to 24 bubble baths in every bottle. Dermatologically tested.

I wish you fabulous feelings today and until my next blog :) To shop for any of these items and others, click the links below.

xoxo Jacquie

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Friday, 20 February 2015

If You Scratch it, We Will Come

This is a blog specifically for those of you who are PARCHED this time of year, or all year round! I FEEL YOUR PAIN. All day long I habitually apply lotions and creams, oils, moisturizers: YOU NAME IT to create some type of barrier against the dry air. I have a product at all of my stations: In the car, in my purse, on the armrest of the couch, on the nightstand, and of course in the bathroom. I wonder sometimes what it must be like not to have eczema, to be able to shower and go, and to not have these bottles of products everywhere. But I guess everyone has their thing :)

I get eczema on my face (of all places), my neck and décolleté, and the inside of my elbows. For a few years when it first became a problem the doctors misdiagnosed it so I had no idea how to treat it and it got out of hand. I finally figured it out (by process of elimination) and went to the actual Eczema Society of Canada ( and learned there what I had been doing wrong all along. If it helps, this is in a nutshell what I learned, but go to the website and research for yourself if you think you may have eczema.
1. Wash the area twice per day
2. Moisturize after washing while the area is still damp
4. If the area itches, put more moisturizer on it

Those four points have helped me to get my eczema under control.
One thing that's really important is finding a good quality cream, one that won't irritate the already broken skin, that will moisturize and provide a barrier.
What many people don't know is that Avon has great products for sensitive/eczema prone skin. Our Moisture Therapy Derma 'Soothing' line is accepted by the National Eczema Association. Really any of the moisture therapy line will help most people.  Right now we have a body wash and a body lotion in the 'Soothing' line. I'm hoping they'll bring out a hand cream too!

These products are on for $7.99 (reg. $12) in the current campaign so stock up! I'm not too too sensitive so I can use Avon's other moisturizers, I find they are good enough on healthy areas of skin,  but on my eczema I have to use a product like this one.
I love Skin So Soft for the bath, the way it LOCKS the moisture into my skin and really it's an easier way to moisturize than applying lotion ;) Okay yes I'm lazy lol! If I dunk my head i'll have the greasies until i shower but i just put my hair up and let my hair soak in all that oil. Anybody else got dry hair too? lol
Here's the new packaging for Skin So Soft:

 The 500 ml bottle is $9.99 from $16.99 in Campaign 6.
So Avon really wants to be there for you with all the moisture you need day to day.
I went to my Avon meeting tonight and I want to prepare you for a lipstick sale coming up in Campaign 8. Don't buy any lipstick until then! 5 lipsticks for $20!

Hey, thanks for reading and here's a gratuitous picture of my cat just because I can:

lol Take care and until next time,

Jacquie xoxo

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Be Prepared!

Or something like that! When I was a Girl Guide many, many, many years ago, that was our motto. Nowadays I still make crafts like I did back then, I plan camping trips that I rarely go on, but most of my forays into the forest are when I'm geocaching. Geocaching, for any of you who don't know yet, is basically a treasure hunt. You use an app on your phone to locate a Cache in your area and you travel to it on foot using a compass. The caches are disguised in tricky ways so that others not looking for them won't accidentally stumble upon them; your spidey senses need to be fully engaged. Here's a cache I found yesterday just behind the apartment building where I live. There are probably caches within walking distance from your home too:

Do you see it? It's a little magnetic box attached to the back of this lamp post. Inside is a small piece of paper to record your geocaching alias. Sometimes the caches are much bigger with small items inside to trade. Every time you find a cache, you log it with and gradually your list of finds grows.

Must Haves For the Journey:

SkinSoSoft has so many benefits and uses, one of which is as an insect repellent! Have a SkinSoSoft bath in the morning and be bug free for your romp in the wilderness, your friends will stick close to you lol A large size bottle is half price in Campaign 5 ($9.99)

Sunscreen (of course). All the effort we put into our skin can be undone quickly by a few hours in the sun. Avon Skin Revitalize with Aronia Berry Complex SPF 20 $15.99 Buy one get 1 for 99 cents on pages 76-77 of C 5

 Lipstick! I know, what kind of girl guide troop was I a part of? I suggest bringing lipstick because you never know who you'll meet ;) I fell in love with my boyfriend geocaching... aaaah so long ago... Ultra Color Lipstick (not pictured here) is 20% off in Campaign 5, that's $7.99 from $10

This is my current favourite Avon perfume for geocaching. Why? See above! The 3 pc collection of Luck for Her (including Eau de Parfum spray, Shower Gel, and Body Lotion) are on for $30 from $65 in C5

I'm pretty excited that we're starting to see some nicer weather, I'm hoping to get out more and find some caches. Have a great week and let me know if you need anything from C5 or C6,

Stay gorgeous,

Jacquie xoxo

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

ANEW Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask!

Thot I'd give you a little sneak peek into a new product coming up in Campaign 7. I'm taking preorders now! It's ANEW's Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask. Unlike heavier creams and masks, the ultra-lightweight gel formula is absorbed by skin instantly and works while you sleep. This means, you don't have to leave it on for a specified amount of time and there's no need to wipe or wash it off! It can be worn over your Anew Night Cream :)
I can tell already this product will be popular, women of all ages want a hydrated, youthful-looking complexion. Dehydration is a top skin care concern among women, and many don't know that dehydrated skin can accelerate the look of aging by emphasizing fine lines and wrinkles.
The Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask infuses the skin with moisture during the night- a vital repair time for skin. Use 3x per week alone or with your Anew regimen.

$22.00 in C7 Reg. $32
I'll have samples to hand out at the end of February, I can't wait to try it! Contact me for your sample or to preorder!

xoxo Jacquie

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

12 Items for $30!!

Hey just a quick note in my blog for those of you who love avon, or maybe you need some new makeup but you're saving your money. Right now you can pick out 12 makeup and skincare items for only $30.00 (reg approx $118). Great way to stock up! Great for gifts! This promo is only on until tmo evening so let me know what your choices are!

Here's the link:

You may be able to shop online if you're not living on the island:

Have a great night and ttysoon!
xoxo Jacquie

Monday, 9 February 2015


So I've been challenged by Avon to sell a certain amount of their fun stuff, and I like a challenge! Please help me out by considering shopping avon for your home and beauty products this month.  And until I reach my goal, NO TAX on your purchase :)

Here are some of the cool products I'm proud to represent:

Avon's Liquid Extraction Strip!

See tighter, cleaner and smaller-looking pores. Great for hard to reach spots like the contours of the nose 30ml 410-586 Reg $14.00 NOW $9.99

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Moisture Therapy for various skin types on SALE in Campaign 5!

I'm not far from my goal! Remember you can order from anywhere in Canada, Avon will direct ship :)
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Dark Rumblings

The rain may be getting to me. I sense a quiet darkness in my soul. My friend Sam cracked a joke at me this morning; the doorknob had broken off in her hand. I physically couldn't laugh. We both kinda stood there waiting. She giggled and I stood there with a blank stare willing a sound to come from my mouth. If it had it would have come out something like this: ha. ha. ha.  Like a ball bouncing down a staircase in slow motion.
I'm honestly not that interested in blogging today. I don't feel very interesting right now.  But I'm telling myself that I'm not the first or the only sad person in the world and that maybe there's someone out there who can relate. And so I blog anyway :)
 If someone could take a picture of my soul right now this is what it would look like.

Aromatherapy helps. I'm totally addicted to it. I think it all started when I was selling Scentsy. It continued with Avon because I have so many memories associated with the scent of their products.

Here are the products that are making it almost ok right now: Avon Luck and Skin So Soft. I use some epsom salts and a little SSS in the bath. If I want bubbles of course I have a mad selection of Avon Bubble bath lol

 $9.99 (from $19.99)


Hey, thanks for letting me get some thoughts out into the world wide web :). I'll be taking orders for Avon Campaign 5 until Feb 25th, click below and SHOP (another mood enhancing activity :D)

Don't forget you can order online from all over Canada :)

xoxo Jacquie

Friday, 6 February 2015

Avon Memories

One of my best Avon memories is of my avon lady, Helen Nagy, as was written on the back of her brochures. She would come by our house and my mum and I would go through the brochure with her. Sometimes I would be allowed to pick something out! One time I got what was probably my first lipstick. It was a cream coloured tube and pinky/coral inside. And so began my shopping addiction lol
Another memory I have of Avon is closely connected to my late Nana. She had a lot of avon products and I remember her bathroom having that comforting Avon scent. She would give me old Avon perfume bottles telling me they would be worth a lot some day. They're not (not yet ;)) but I perch the little animal shaped figures around my home because they remind me of her :)
I think that's why I became an Avon lady-- the associations I have with the company. Plus the prices are great, and they have some really good products.
So those are my thoughts on this drizzly Friday, feel free to share some of your Avon memories!

Still not too late to purchase an ANEW product and receive the ANEW Eyelift for FREE! Purchase an item from pages 3-9 in your Campaign 4 brochure for $24.99 (from $30) and receive a FREE eye lift (below)...

Anew Eyelift

Click here to order today!

You can also take a look at the next campaign:

It's Friday!!

until next time,
xoxo Jacquie

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Comfort When it's Dark and Drizzly

It's drizzly out folks. We're approaching my least favourite time of year actually. There's just this long stretch of rainy months and not a lot of fun holidays to brighten things up. Kind of feels like you're marching through a dark tunnel. We know spring is coming! It's just enduring until it comes lol
Some things that make the journey to spring a little more enjoyable for me are:

Mmmmmm... this one's a good one. 

And of course:

Aaaaaah... Who cares what it's doing outside if you're in here? My all time fave Avon product right now is Skin So Soft, Soft and Sensual with Argan Oil. It smells amazing and it nurtures your skin while you soak. 

$9.99 from $19.99 in Campaign 5

I'm going to go pour myself a glass of wine, but let me know if you need anything from the brochure order online here:


Monday, 2 February 2015

Red, Red Wine

I've heard life described as the act of juggling all the areas of your life around in the air.
One ball always ends up on the ground.
I'm feeling pretty good about my life; the family ball is orbiting through the air. The home ball is lifting out of my left hand. The money ball is resting in my right hand.
But there's a ball on the ground--for sure.
I'm sipping some red wine and dreaming about that right moment when i can reach for the last ball, knowing another one will likely hit the floor.
I don't have any Avon suggestions for you tonight as I sit here with my Olive, but I will say that there are only two more days of this campaign so if you wanted something i'd get after it! lol

This is the current campaign:

And this is the next one:

Oh I tried Avon Bubblebath to wash my floors this week (I had heard rave reviews!) but I must further experiment as I had some technical issues.  I'll try it again next week and update you ALL :)

Jacquie & Olive