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Hello beauty lovers!

 

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on Instagram and Twitter on my posts, I’ve loved reading them so please keep them coming!

 

Today let’s talk about my favourite beauty topic: Skincare.

 

I've been trying Avon's groundbreaking serum Anew Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir which promises to help improve even the most advanced signs of ageing.

 

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There are two parts to the serum which are kept separate in the bottle to retain their intense potency. One half is a blend of super indulgent facial oils, the other half is a powerful serum with concentrated levels of Avon’s exclusive Celluvive Complex, infused with rare Black Pearl Extract, Gold and Platinum minerals. This isn’t your average anti ageing serum!

I’m rapidly approaching my mid thirties and am ever more conscious that my skin isn’t what it used to be so I’ve been putting the Anew serum through it’s paces over the past three weeks.

 

Here’s how I got on…

 

First Impressions

I have to admit that my first thought upon receiving the Anew Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir was: This is going to look great on my dressing table! The packaging, in white gold and black has a premium feel and if I hadn’t known that it was from Avon I probably would have guessed a far more expensive brand.

 

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I got straight on with trying it out. It’s really easy to apply, you dispense two pumps of the elixir into your palm and blend them together with your fingers, then apply the product by massaging it in sweeping motions across your forehead and cheeks, chin and neck. I like to apply it with a little bit of pressure for that totally indulgent home spa experience.

The spa like vibes continue when you smell it – it has a gorgeous floral aroma which lingers throughout the day. However most pleasantly surprising for me on first use was it’s silky, light consistency. It glides on like a dream and absorbs quickly to leave your skin feeling soft and plump. It’s not at all sticky so you can then apply your makeup over the top without any issues.

 

Week One

In week one I did get a little outbreak of spots which I think might have been my skin reacting to the intense shot of moisture that it provides. However these were mild and my skin settled after a couple of days.

By day three I was already looking forward to my morning skincare routine just so that I could apply my serum and pretend I was at a luxury spa!

 

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Week Two

I’d had a cold just prior to using the Anew Elixir and all around my nose had gotten rather red, flaky and sore. By applying the serum every day I noticed a clear improvement to my skin which looked and felt much more settled and smooth as each day passed. I got into the habit of touching my face all the time because it felt so baby soft. (Okay I’ll admit that I’m still doing this today!)

 

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Week Three

After using the elixir every day for three weeks my skin is feeling super soft and so much healthier! I especially like the difference to the skin on my forehead and by my laughter lines. It feels more taut and less crepey and I feel like I’m glowing!

My skin tone is also showing clear signs of improvement each day and is looking a lot less red and a lot more even. Despite the cold snap we’ve had I haven’t suffered any of the usual dry skin patches that I would get at this time of year.

So... the anti ageing claims?

Well I am definitely impressed so far! The pictures in this post show my bare, makeup free skin after 3 weeks of use. It’s certainly not perfect yet, I still have some laughter lines and I don’t think any serum is going to completely turn back time. However I’m enjoying firmer, more healthy looking skin and am suitably impressed.

 

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I think my defining moment was being ID’d in the supermarket this weekend. I can’t 100% say it was down to the serum, but I walked out with a big grin on my face and said a silent thank you to Avon Anew!

 

Will you be picking up a bottle? I’d love to hear what you think of it!

 

Shop Dual Elixir now

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lovedbylaura

I’m Laura, the blogger behind lovedbylaura.com and I’m thrilled to be here to share with you some of my recent loves from Avon as well as my top beauty tips!

Need summer make-up inspo?

by Expert Blogger ‎08-06-2017 10:03 AM - edited ‎08-06-2017 10:04 AM

I hope you like these photos I took of Avon's mark. make-up collection

 

Let me know what shades you love best!

 

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From top: mark. Be Blushed Stick in Pink Melon, mark. Big Colour Lip Tint Pen in Raspberry, mark. Be Blushed Stick in Sheer Strawberry, mark. Big Colour Lip Tint Pen in Strawberry, mark. Glow On Pressed Powder and mark. Gel Shine Nail Enamel in Fabulous

 

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From left: mark. Gel Shine Nail Enamel in Sapphired Up, Fabulous and Emerald City

 

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From left: mark. Glow On Pressed Powder, mark. Big Colour Lip Tint Pen in Raspberry, Strawberry and Hazelnut and mark. 3D Plumping Lipstick in Chocolate

 

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From left: mark. Be Blushed Sticks in Blushing Nude, Sunny Apricot, Pink Melon, Powder Pink and Sheer Strawberry

 

Shop mark. shades now, exclusively at Avon  

 

 

 

 

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jenniferbtb

Anglo-Korean lover of food, travel, expensive skincare and a good flatlay! Find my blog at http://www.barelytherebeauty.com/

Pick a shade | Gel Shine

by Expert Blogger ‎07-06-2017 1:35 PM - edited ‎07-06-2017 1:37 PM

Hi everyone, 

 

There are so many discussions on the boards about mark. Gel Shine nail polishes, so I thought you'd like to see a rainbow lookbook of the Gel Shine shades.

 

Take a deep breath and let's dive in!

 

 

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Which are your top three shades?! 

 

Shop mark. Gel Shine http://avon4.me/2sSjl91 

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samanthab

Guest video nail blogger for Avon. I'll show you how to create all different patterns and designs for your nails!

Secrets of summer make-up

by Expert Blogger ‎05-06-2017 8:37 AM

Hi everyone, I am delighted to join you for the first in my series of summer make-up videos.

 

Even with clouds in the sky, now's the time I start thinking about a lighter, more natural look, for when the sun is high in the sky.

 

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It's not always easy to get light summery make-up right... pitfalls for me are patchy skin, too much shine and dreaded panda eyes.

 

I hope you like the easy look I've created for summer 2017. Let me know what summer make-up tricks you know and love >>

 

 

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My look includes:
True Colour Summer Skin Cream
True Colour Flawless Cream-to-Powder Foundation Compact in Light Ivory and Creamy Natural for highlighting cheekbones
All Over Face Brush
Avon True Glimmerstick Eyeliner
Blending Brush
True Colour SuperShock Volume Mascara
True Colour Glazewear Lipgloss in Precious Peach

 

 

Shop the look for summer http://avon4.me/2qLEqVb

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lizaprideaux

Hello, I’m Liza, a 27-year-old blogger and vlogger living in a small town in north Devon with my husband Mark and my two sons Vinny and Renzo. By day I look after the little people in my life, my boys and by night I work on my online space lizaprideaux.com. xxxx

Imari... Love at first spritz

by Expert Blogger ‎23-05-2017 11:32 AM

Hi everyone,

 

Today is such a sad day... the news is almost unbearable and brings up such a swirl of emotions, but I thought I would still go ahead and post as I had planned...

 

I firmly believe in different perfumes to suit different occasions and my latest discovery is Avon’s Imari Eau De Toilette.

 

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It's a seductive floral oriental scent which will be perfect for sultry summer nights.

 

Imari has a sort of timeless look and fragrance... from its beautiful art deco bottle through to its delicious scent.

 

Fresh citrus top notes make way to a bouquet of jasmine which is beautifully balanced by the spicy, woody base notes. It sits very well on the skin and once the initial scent has dissipated there is a lingering, sumptuous vanilla musk that lasts for hours.

 

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I recommend this one for a romantic date night... love at first spritz!

 

Have you tried Imari? Let me know in the comments!

 

lots of love, Laura xxx

 

Imari is on sale in Avon Brochure 12

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lovedbylaura

I’m Laura, the blogger behind lovedbylaura.com and I’m thrilled to be here to share with you some of my recent loves from Avon as well as my top beauty tips!

Hi everyone,

 

It's great to be here Smiley Happy

 

At 35 I'm older, wiser and WAY more confident than 25... but sad to say I've lost a little of that plumped and lifted look I had when I was in my twenties. However there are ways to combat this. There is nothing wrong with ageing - it's more about looking and feeling good for as long as you can. My biggest ageing concerns have always been fine lines, volume loss and pigmentation.

 

 

I've recently been testing out the new Avon Lift and Firm Face Lifting Cream with PolyPeptide-X. This cream is clinically proven - 82% of women considering a facial cosmetic lifting procedure were impressed by the results. The cream is designed to work like an ultrasound treatment to help stimulate collagen elastin and hyaluronic acid.

 

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First of all however, let me say that I've been a long-time fan of Avon and have been using their skincare since my teens when the catalogues used to arrive at my house. It was not only effective but also affordable and I've often come back to Avon through the years, even though I've used much more expensive skincare. What I've learned though is it isn't always about the price tag - it's about the effectiveness. The price tag doesn't necessarily determine how good a skin cream is. What I've always appreciated about Avon is that they have kept their prices fair but have not decreased the quality or effectiveness of their products. 

So when I was approached to test out the new Avon Lift & Firm Face Lifting Cream I did not hesitate! I tested this for a full 3 weeks and tracked how I got on with the cream for the full three weeks. Here's what I experienced...

 

Week 1:

On the week I started using the Avon Lift & Firm face cream I hopped onto a long-haul flight and headed from London to Busan, South Korea for two weeks. I had to change planes twice - once in Paris and another time in Seoul so by the time I got to my destination I had been travelling straight for 24 hours. And I DID NOT sleep on the plane. So therefore I was more than a little bit tired when I arrived at my final stop. And when I feel tired, I look tired. My skin looked slackened and haggard from the long flight and definitely looked like it needed a moisture boost. The dry air in the plane had exaggerated my fine lines around the sides of my eyes, which were begging for a drink. 

 

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So what did I do when I arrived in Korea? Well I arrived first thing in the morning so not only had I not slept but I had the entire day ahead of me! So I quickly had a shower and then when getting ready, popped the lid off the Avon Lift & Firm cream and then applied over my usual serum. The consistency of the cream is lovely - it's quite light but still hydrating at the same time and it felt refreshing on my dried and slackened skin. The cream sinks in easily and goes well under make-up.

I continued to apply the cream to my skin - both morning and night for the next 7 days while in Korea. I noticed that day by day, my skin began to come back from the dead - it looked more refreshed and lifted and indeed perkier. 

 

Week 2:

By week 2 I had nearly recovered from the jet lag and was well into my holiday in South Korea. My skin was looking better and better everyday due to a combination of sleep and good nutrition (lots of kimchi and garlic!) However due to the busyness of the holiday, I was still out and about everyday in a busy city. The weather was quite warm but still mild as it was spring.

I carried on using the Avon Lift & Firm cream. What I noticed in regards to skin changes actually came out in selfies taken with my iPhone. I compared my selfies to the selfies from 2 weeks before and could instantly see the difference in how much more refreshed my skin looked but also lifted and plumped. Of course a holiday helps but also be mindful that this holiday was on the other side of the world (meaning big jet lag) and also quite busy (out and about everyday from morning to night) so therefore wasn't necessarily a 'restful' holiday. Despite this my skin looked certainly more lifted and plumped and not quite as haggard as before. 

 

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Week 3: 

It was week 3 when I headed back to London via Seoul and Amsterdam. Another 24 hours of travel = not happy skin. Luckily I had a red-eye flight meaning it was overnight so I was able to get some shut eye which actually saved me in the end because when I arrived on the other side in London I didn't feel quite as bad as I normally do.

And what I noticed most of all when arriving back is that my friends and family said how glowing and refreshed I looked with plumper skin. This is how I realised that whatever I had been doing - including using the Avon Lift & Firm cream - it was certainly working! I also felt my skin didn't look nearly as bad as it usually did after flying long-haul. My nasolabial folds from my nose to mouth also didn't look so deep - they appeared more lifted and firm. 

 

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After 3 weeks of using the Avon Lift & Firm cream I was out of cream and used it down to the last drop. I was very happy with the consistency of the cream and that my face did look more lifted after using. All in all, a very affordable way to lift the skin!    

 

Let me know if you've tried new Lift & Firm Face Lifting Cream... I'd love to hear how you got on! It's on its way to an Avon Brochure 10 this spring... 

 

 

Jamie xx

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jamierockers

PREVIEW: Brows for Now

by Expert Blogger ‎13-04-2017 2:00 PM - edited ‎27-04-2017 3:27 PM

 

Hi everyone. It’s Hayley here again, with an extra spring in my step from all this sunshine we have been having.

 

Also, because Avon have released a fab new collection of products recently, called mark. I adore the packaging of the new products, lots of monochrome mixed with the bright colours of the products really makes it pop. One of the newer releases is their brow compacts, which come in both brown and blonde.

 

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Brows can really make a difference to your whole look and the strong brow look is TOTALLY on trend. A well-groomed brow can add a whole new lease of life to your look, and confidence too - I rarely leave the house without doing my brows. With that in mind I wanted to share some of my brow tips with you all.

 

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Whether you’re new to doing your brows, or a brow pro there are some great products to help you.

 

BROW TAMING

First up you want to make sure your natural brows are in tip top condition as it will make filling them in a whole lot easier.

 

Using the comb end of the Avon Eyebrow Scissors gently brush your brows in to shape; the front ends (near the bridge of your nose) will need to be brushed up slightly in the direction they grow and the rest of the brow brushed slightly up and across.

 

Once you have them all in place you can use the comb and scissor ends to trim any unruly brow hairs. This may sound a little scary but as the scissors are combined with the brush it makes it so much easier and less daunting to do.

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BROW STENCILS

If you have fairly sparse brows and aren’t used to outlining a shape freehand then the Avon Brow Stencil Set will be perfect to get you started.

 

The set contains 4 different stencils in various brow shapes so that there’s one to suit every face shape. My tip would be to have a practice run with each stencil before committing to the perfect one - having perfectly groomed brows will take some getting used to if you’re new to brows that wow.

 

Here are my before and after shots

 

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FILLING IN YOUR BROWS

Whether you’re using the stencil or filling them in freehand it’s best to start off by using a light touch, especially on the inner part of the brows (near the bridge of the nose). The Mark kit is very handy as it comes with a mini brush and mirror in the compact so you can pop it in your bag for touch ups, although you won’t need them if you use the wax part of the kit.

 

OK, so now you are ready to freehand the filling in of your brows. First start by lightly dipping your brush in the mark powder and tracing a line on the bottom of your brows. This way you can start to build the shape up gradually.

 

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Next up I always find it easiest to shape the arch of my brow and fill in the tail. The tail of your brows should be the darkest part as your brows should look fuller as you work from front to back.

 

It’s now time to complete the brow by drawing a line on the top of your brow to complete the shape. Finally you can blend the product on the lower brow line up and the product on the upper brow line down. By doing this and not adding more product to your brush you get a really nice natural look and still with the ombre/fade effect at the front of your brows.

 

Getting wow brows is a lot easier than you think and nowhere near as scary or daunting. Just remember, your brows are sisters and not twins. Oh, and practice, practice, practice.

 

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teapartybeauty

Guest blogger for AVON Connects. I am a trained beauty and holistic therapist, and currently work in an office by day and blog all things beauty by night.

Mirror watch

by Expert Blogger ‎17-03-2017 3:34 PM

Hi everyone, which spring fashion treats are you trying out this month?

 

Here's my little bit of spring arm candy... the Dexie Watch:

 

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Avon are so great at designing GORGEOUS little innovations that help busy women always look their best, like this cute Dexie watch that has a built-in mirror to help you touch up your make-up wherever you are.

 

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Shop the Dexie watch this spring in Avon Brochure 7!

 

 

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tempsec

Hi! I'm Sarah, a UK fashion & beauty blogger. I'm not a real secretary! My blog, Temporary:Secretary, is predominately a fashion and beauty blog, but you will also find the odd bit of lifestyle, home inspiration and a few pet photos from time to time!

I absolutely love perfumes and Avon has so many beautiful ones to choose from. When I received the new Viva La Vita Eau De Parfum I couldn't wait to try it out! 

 

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Top notes: 
• Crisp Pink Apple • Mandarin • Pink Grapefruit 

Middle notes: 
• Dewy Rose Petals • Mimosa Essence • Magnolia  

Base notes: 
• Vanilla Bean • Sandalwood • Cashmere wood 

This is a soft and creamy fragrance that envelopes you in a veil of opulence leaving an unforgettable trace on the skin, yet it also has a sparkling and joyful note to it that makes it a perfect fragrance for the spring. It is a joy to wear with a medium sillage, retaining an airy, light character. Longevity is very good, I could still smell it on my skin till the late afternoon, having applied it in the morning.  

This is a very feminine fragrance yet is rich and bold! A must-have perfume in any woman's collection.  

I hope you will love it as much as I do.  

 

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Hope you like my pictures, too! Shop Viva La Vita

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knittygritty6

Inspired by simple things and flowers.

Hi Beauty Connects!

 

Have you tried our latest fragrance launch, Viva La Vita? Here master perfumer Harry Fremont uncovers the secrets of this fresh new scent for spring!

 

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leighmavon

I am a passionate fashion and beauty fan and love blogging in my spare time. I am the Community Moderator for Avon Beauty Connects so please @ me or send me a message. I am happy to help :)

Blackheads... be gone!

by Expert Blogger ‎14-03-2017 1:18 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new here but you can find me over on the TalontedLex blog. I love skincare and nails... and am always looking at ways of combatting my rosacea... and you'll be seeing posts here from me about skincare of all sorts!!

 

I’ve been trying the Avon Clearskin Blackhead Clearing Deep Treatment Mask for a few weeks and my pores are so happy about it! I’ve used it 3 times a week on my chin and nose, which is where I get most of my blackheads and congestion.

 

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The mask contains 0.5% salicylic acid to lift dirt and oil from the pores, clearing the skin of blackheads while also helping to prevent future congestion. My sensitive skin can sometimes be irritated by masks that dry on the skin, but this product doesn’t give me any kind of reaction or redness; it just left me with soft skin and dramatically reduced the appearance of my blackheads and uneven skin.

 

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It’s a thin blue cream that is very easy to apply and feels soothing and cooling on the face. You leave it on the skin for 5 minutes (or until the cream has dried down to a white, matte finish) and then remove. A tip for removal, especially if you have sensitive skin like me, is to hold a damp flannel or muslin cloth over the dried mask for a few seconds: this rehydrates the mask, making it easier to remove!

 

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If you have tried Blackhead Clearing Deep Treatment Mask... or any of the other Clearskin range... let me know!!

 

Shop the Clearskin collection now

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talontedlex123

Hi I’m Lex *awkward wave*. I’m a northerner by birth but I live in London. If you love all things beauty, skincare (shout out to my fellow sensitive skin or rosacea sufferers!) and beautiful nails then you will fit in well here: you are my people!

Introducing Viva La Vita...

by Community Moderator ‎02-03-2017 2:40 PM

Hi Beauty Connects!

 

I'm SO happy to introduce our latest fragrance launch, Viva La Vita, the delicious scent of pink apple, dewy rose petals and sweet vanilla beans! 

 

The joyful, inspiring scent is all about living every moment of life to the fullest and making every day beautiful. 
 

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For a limited time, you'll receive a FREE gift with every order of Viva La Vita worth £23*! That's right, in Brochure 6 and 7 (online between 2nd March and 12 April), you'll receive a Viva La Vita Body Spray, a Viva La Vita Body Lotion, a Nutra Effects Radiance Daily Cream SPF20, a Nutra Effects Radiance Renewing Night Cream and a BB 7-in-1 Nail Colour in Lilac Love for free!

 

Get your free gift now! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh x

 

*based on normal brochure prices 

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leighmavon

I am a passionate fashion and beauty fan and love blogging in my spare time. I am the Community Moderator for Avon Beauty Connects so please @ me or send me a message. I am happy to help :)

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Spring is on its way and what better way to celebrate than with 50p delivery when you spend £25 or more online today and tomorrow! 

 

Freshen up your look with our True Colour Supreme Nourishing Lipstick or give your skin a spring clean with the Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask.

 

SHOP NOW!

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leighmavon

I am a passionate fashion and beauty fan and love blogging in my spare time. I am the Community Moderator for Avon Beauty Connects so please @ me or send me a message. I am happy to help :)

Most moisturising lipstick ever?

by Expert Blogger ‎01-02-2017 10:37 AM - edited ‎01-02-2017 10:40 AM

Hi everyone, 

Lips have a tough time of it... I have been trying all the boldest shades of a great new lipstick that's perfect for soothing and softening my lips.

 

My conclusion? Supreme Nourishing Lipstick is THE one for lips that need a little tender loving care this winter

 

Watch my video and let me know what you think>>

 

 

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Shop the collection here

 

 

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laurabellesboutique

Avon's guest blogger from www.belles-boutique.co.uk

Hello and Happy New Year... hope you're had a bright-eyed new start to 2017!

 

OK, full disclosure... I'm a fully-fledged mascara geek.

 

Mascara is one of my desert-island products, something I can’t be without. I need lashings of the stuff to make myself feel together in the morning. Because of this my lashes can sometimes suffer from my constant layering of product and rubbing to remove; I like chunky lashes so I usually apply a good four layers of mascara.

 

The new offering from Avon aims to help your lashes with lots of nourishing ingredients, which also make it incredibly easy to remove. I’ve been lucky enough to have tested the new wonder mascara and I thought it would be great to share my thoughts with you all.

 

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First of all I am in love with the packaging… Anything black with beautiful hints of rose gold is a winner for me. Not only does it look pretty and suit my style, it’s eye catching so it stands out amongst the other mascaras in my drawers - which is great news for my bleary eyes on a morning. The wand is a mid-sized plastic spiked one, which makes it easy to comb through your lashes without causing clumps. I also love that although it’s a little bit of a chunky wand, the position of the plastic bristles means you can turn the wand on its edge to help get the little lashes on the inner corner.

 

I told you I was a mascara geek.

 

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Now for the formula, it’s different but good different. I have used so many mascaras over the years and I have never come across a formula that feels like this one… Or is as hard to describe. When you’re coating your lashes with your first coat you can feel how silky smooth the formula is. You can almost feel it nourishing your lashes with a balm or oil. See, I told you it’s hard to explain Smiley Happy

 

Here's a single layer of mascara >>

 

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Nice coverage, I'm sure you'll agree...

 

I’m always sceptical when it comes to bold claims of easy mascara removal, especially as I love to wear multiple layers. However, the Avon Nourishing Mascara basically melts off your eyes when you remove it, even after I put it to the ultimate test…

 

For these images I initially applied about 4 layers of mascara, then I decided to take some pictures of my applying it. This resulted in at least another 5 coats being applied as I took various pictures. In the end I had around 8-10 layers on (and by the way it hardly looked clumpy or spider like) and I sent a picture to my friends asking them to pray for my lashes when I tried to remove it. I then used a cotton pad with a few drops of Avon Anew Anti-Ageing 2in1 Cleansing Water, pressed the cotton pad over my eye for a few seconds and then swiped this away. It was all more or less gone, around 8-10 layers of mascara gone in a single press and swipe.

 

Two layers of mascara >>

 

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I decided to see if it was the powers of the cleanser, so applied 8 coats of a different mascara to my other eye. I then wasted about a quarter of a pack of cotton pads trying to get it off. To say I am a big fan of this mascara is an understatement, I honestly love how easy it is to remove and how healthy my lashes feel after use. I can’t wait to see what the effects are after prolonged use over a month or so, especially as they’ll need some TLC after all the mascara and false lash wearing over the party season.

 

Three layers of mascara >>

 

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Here are four layers >>

 

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And here are five >>

 

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Shop True Colour Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara now

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teapartybeauty

Guest blogger for AVON Connects. I am a trained beauty and holistic therapist, and currently work in an office by day and blog all things beauty by night.

Hi everyone, happy new year beauty fans!! Last week I had loads of fun playing with a brand new make-up gadget that I think you are going to love Heart

 

It's called simply an Eyeliner Guide - but it does so much more than just guide your eyeliner... if you want to know how it works watch here >>

 

 

Eyeliner Guide coming soon to www.avon.uk.com

 

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Avon's guest blogger from www.belles-boutique.co.uk

Nuditude! Pale nails with style

by Expert Blogger ‎29-12-2016 5:03 PM - edited ‎29-12-2016 5:05 PM

Hi everyone,

OK, it's time to swap sparkle for something pale and interesting, I firmly believe. 

 

Here's my nude guide to pale nails with style. OK, I know that sounds a bit wrong, but you know what I mean!

 

I hope you enjoy! 

Let me know what nail looks you're loving in 2017!

 

 

 

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Shop beautiful nude and pale nail shades now 

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samanthab

Guest video nail blogger for Avon. I'll show you how to create all different patterns and designs for your nails!

Big Mascara Take-off Challenge

by Expert Blogger ‎22-12-2016 3:57 PM - edited ‎22-12-2016 4:03 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Here's a little something to look forward to in the new year!

 

A brand new mascara that's KIND to your lashes. I discovered Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara gives you fluttery long eyelashes but how easy is it to take off at the end of the day??

 

I tried it out this week >> Watch and see how I got on with putting it on, and (all importantly) taking it off again.

 

 

Avon True Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara available from Avon Brochure 3 in the new year

 

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laurabellesboutique

Avon's guest blogger from www.belles-boutique.co.uk

Beauty of facial oil

by Expert Blogger ‎19-12-2016 3:57 PM - edited ‎19-12-2016 4:19 PM

Hi everyone,

 

OK everybody... calm down. If you're in the panic stages of festive shopping: STOP, take a deep breath and pop a facial oil into your basket.

 

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Facial oil makes the perfect stocking filler... Why? Because they do amazing things for your skin, boosting collagen and protein to increase skin's firmness. You can use NutraEffects Miracle Glow Lightweight Facial Oil at night in place of a moisturiser... or on an evening to keep skin looking hydrated. It's suitable for all skin types, even sensitive or oily. Plus the packaging and pipette makes this look very fancy indeed.  

 

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Good luck with those last-minute buys...

 

Shop NutraEffects Miracle Glow now

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teapartybeauty

Guest blogger for AVON Connects. I am a trained beauty and holistic therapist, and currently work in an office by day and blog all things beauty by night.

Perfect stocking filler!

by Expert Blogger ‎14-12-2016 11:10 AM - edited ‎14-12-2016 11:20 AM

Hi everyone - if you're searching for last-minute presents the Perfumepod is a perfect little something to slip in someone's stocking. It's travel-friendly + easy to fill with your favourite scent.

 

AND the Christmas Elves have told me it's on SPECIAL OFFER at just £3.50 with selected fragrances this week.

 

Watch my 'how to use it' video here >>

 

 

Shop Perfumepod on special offer here

 

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joymumford

Joy Mumford combines her talents as a singer-songwriter, YouTuber, and lifestyle blogger to share all things inspirational and yummy. Ever the creative and adventurer, her YouTube channel also showcases a unique combination of music, travel diaries, and humorous challenges. Powered by her sweet tooth and love of life, Joy also runs her lifestyle blog Lullabies & Candy to share the unique, comforting, and inspiring things she finds with those who enjoy life’s little details as much as she does. There you’ll be invited into a world of quirky food places, affordable, chic fashion, and beauty

Shimmer + sparkle + jewel shades

by Expert Blogger ‎09-12-2016 1:24 PM - edited ‎09-12-2016 2:36 PM

Hello beauty fans!

I’m Laura, the blogger behind lovedbylaura.com and I’m thrilled to be here to share with you some of my recent loves from Avon as well as my top beauty tips!

First up, it’s time to add a bit of shimmer and sparkle to your makeup for the party season. I mean, if you can’t add a splash of colour at Christmas when can you?!

 

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Here’s how to create a fun, on-trend sparkly eye using Avon’s Loose Pigment Eyeshadows, available in six gorgeous jewel shades. The ultra fine mineral powders are highly pigmented and can be built up in blendable layers so you can choose how bold you want your look to be. Plus there’s a super handy brush that makes application a breeze!

 

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Shop Loose Pigment Eyeshadow here

 

  1. Apply Avon Eyeshadow Primer to your eyelids to create a smooth base and prevent creasing.
  2. Sweep a light shadow such as shade 1 from the Sultry Shade Eye Dimensions Eyeshadow trio over the lid and all the way from the inner socket up to the brow bone.
  3. Apply a warm shade such as the Waterproof Creamy Eyeshadow Pot in Liquid Gold to your eyelid, taking it up as far as the socket.
  4. Using the Soft Bristle Blending Brush, gently sweep the Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in shade Fuscia from the outer corner of your eye in an arc across the crease and towards the inner corner and back again to gradually build up the colour. (Make sure to tap the excess powder off of the brush before application).
  5. Using the same brush apply the Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in shade Purple to the outer corner of the eye in a circular motion, blending to create a soft graduation of colour.
  6. Dampen a flat brush with some water, patting off the excess. Dip this in the Purple shade and press it against your upper and lower lash lines and outward into a small flick. The water helps to give a more concentrated colour.
  7. For extra pop apply the loose pigment eyeshadow in shade Pink to the inner corner of your eye.
  8. Complete the look with Big and False Lash Volume Mascara.

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(Note that when using the loose powders it’s best to apply your eyeshadow first and then use a gentle eyemakeup remover to remove any fallout. Then apply your concealer/foundation afterwards.)

Will you be rocking a colourful party look this season? Let me know which shades you’d  go for!

 

Shop Loose Pigment Eyeshadow here

 

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lovedbylaura

I’m Laura, the blogger behind lovedbylaura.com and I’m thrilled to be here to share with you some of my recent loves from Avon as well as my top beauty tips!

Time to get your sparkle on!

by Expert Blogger ‎07-12-2016 1:32 PM

 

Hi everyone! 

 

Are we all mega EXCITED that the party season HERE!? Whether you love them or hate them, Christmas parties mean that dressing up is is just about the LAW in December.

 

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I love the process of getting ready for a party, from planning what you’re going to wear to what make-up look you’re going for. I enjoy the entire build up of excitement and the buzz of getting the chance to wear a pretty frock.  

 

What better way to get in the vibe of the festive season than to throw some sparkle on. Avon have made my life so much easier this year – and at this time of year, amongst the chaos of Christmas, you’re looking for things that make life that little more simple for yourselves. 

 

This sparkly, stunning sequined animal-print tunic dress from Avon is exactly what I am looking for this party season. I’m sure you’d all agree that it is a beautiful dress and SO perfect for upcoming Christmas parties! And who would’ve thought that an animal-print made of sequins would work so well? What a great design! 

 

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I don’t know about you but I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to the cold so I always try to incorporate a smart jacket in to my evening wear. I’ve also gone one step further and layered the tunic dress with a plain white blouse underneath. It looks more sophisticated but also it helps you keep warm! Clever, eh! This is actually one of my favourite ways of wearing dresses in Winter, so I’m pleased I can incorporate the style in to my evening wear too! 

 

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The outfit needs no jewellery – perhaps a small pair of studs, a small bag to carry the party essentials, and don’t forget to put on your best dancing shoes! 

 

Are you ready to get your sparkle on this Christmas? 

 

Sarah x 

 

 

Shop Sleeveless Sequin Tunic Dress now

 

 

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tempsec

Hi! I'm Sarah, a UK fashion & beauty blogger. I'm not a real secretary! My blog, Temporary:Secretary, is predominately a fashion and beauty blog, but you will also find the odd bit of lifestyle, home inspiration and a few pet photos from time to time!

Celebrate Christmas with bubbles!

by Expert Blogger ‎24-11-2016 11:05 AM

 

 

Hi everyone!

 

How incredibly CUTE is this bundle of Christmas bubble bath?! I actually squealed when I saw them for the first time, it definitely got me in to the festive mood!

 

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Avon have got the bright and colourful packaging design spot on with these bubble baths. They’re festive, fun, and adds plenty of Christmas cheer for the holiday season. They will make a fantastic (and amazingly affordable) stocking filler for kids and big kids alike - I know I’d be sooo happy to see them in mine on Christmas morning!

 

There are wonderfully delicious scents available. The scent of Santa Claus is a spicy Apple and Cinnamon, the Reindeer design is a juicy Plum and Vanilla, and the wonderful Christmas bubble bath bauble is a delightful Sweet Vanilla. I love all three but if I had to pick an absolute favourite, it would be Santa Claus as I adore the apple and cinnamon scent. It reminds me of a classic apple pie, I can’t stop smelling it! They’re all lightly fragranced so you don’t have to worry about it being too overpowering either. It’s might even be just the right amount of fragrance to cheer up ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge…

 

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A little goes a long way, just drizzle a small amount under a warm running water to create a big peaks of soft white bubbles! They are perfect for a well deserved pamper session after a long day tackling your Christmas shopping in town!

 

Who else would love to see these in their Christmas stocking this year?

Shop Christmas bubbles http://avon4.me/2gDLKOj

 

Sarah x

 

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tempsec

Hi! I'm Sarah, a UK fashion & beauty blogger. I'm not a real secretary! My blog, Temporary:Secretary, is predominately a fashion and beauty blog, but you will also find the odd bit of lifestyle, home inspiration and a few pet photos from time to time!

Dressing our Christmas table

by Expert Blogger ‎18-11-2016 3:22 PM - edited ‎05-12-2016 3:21 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… And the most stressful too, but still one of my favourites. 

 

I do have a confession to make though, and that’s that I don’t actually cook Christmas dinner as I go to my parents’ house for the day and my mum spoils us rotten with her Yorkshire Puddings. However, it’s my job to supply the vegetables and decorate the table. This year it’s all about a the gorgeous shades of festive red on offer from Avon for our table, not to mention the adorable little surprises some of the items have.  

 

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First up on my Christmas decoration to do list will be to leave some mince pies and a nice warming drink for Santa - or myself, decorating is hard work after all. The Avon knitted mug is absolutely adorable, and will be the perfect hot chocolate and marshmallow stuffed partner to a plate of Santa’s favourite mince pies.  

 

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For the table the Christmas Runner is not only beautifully decorated with printed ends trims, but offers a little surprise as there are tiny LED lights on the printed scenes which make it come to life. To spruce up the centre of the table, without compromising on space or height the tealights & holders are perfect. The set of 3 look perfect mixed with the set of 2 LED Tealight Lanterns to dot around the centre and add some cosy lighting to the dinner table. I love these as a centrepiece as they’re not very tall so you’re still able to see people across the dinner table (and make sure they’re not stealing the last roast potato).  

 

 

 

To accompany your beautiful festive feast Avon have the perfect little accessories for the dinner table. The Stackable Hand Painted Salt & Pepper Shakers had me oohhhing and ahhhing at how cute they are and I am determined to use them all year round. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a cake right?

 

We are not big fans of a Christmas pud so we generally opt for a cheesecake to devour. This year when we are having our usual cake slice size argument the Musical Cake Slice will come in handy to distract people whilst I take the biggest slice. The slice actually has buttons on the side which play different tunes when pressed, there’s Jingle Bells, We Wish you a Merry Christmas, O Christmas Tree and Santa Clause is Coming to Town - so something to distract everyone. 

 

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To finish off my AVON Christmas Table decoration I shall be placing some candy canes on the table and a whole lot of snowflake glitter - because if you can’t be over the top and glittery at Christmas, when can you?  

 

Shop all Avon's Christmas goodies at http://avon4.me/2fbxXwy 

 

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teapartybeauty

Guest blogger for AVON Connects. I am a trained beauty and holistic therapist, and currently work in an office by day and blog all things beauty by night.

How to | Quick glitter nails

by Expert Blogger ‎09-11-2016 1:20 PM - edited ‎09-11-2016 1:22 PM

Hi everyone, How are you today?? Looking for some distraction?? Look no further...

 

At the weekend I made this new nail tutorial video - featuring glitter and fun... 

 

Watch how to get beautiful glittery nail looks FAST! Hope you love these nail looks as much I do!!

 

Let me know how you are doing your quick-fix festive nails... 

 

 

Shop Avon's amazing range of nail looks http://avon4.me/2fmbGtO

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I used:
Magic Effects Mineral Crush Nailwear
Gel Shine Nail Enamel
Gel Shine Lasting Finish Top Coat
NEW Nail Glitter Pots
Shop nail glitters and polish http://avon4.me/2fmbGtO

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samanthab

Guest video nail blogger for Avon. I'll show you how to create all different patterns and designs for your nails!

Hi everyone, 

 

I am always asked how to do brows. There is no magic, but there are a few tricks I've discovered after making many brow mistakes!!

 

Follow my tutorial... and let me know how you get on >> I would love to hear from you

 

 

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Shop perfect brows here

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socialbeautify

Ewa is the founder of Social Beautify, with over fifteen years of experience in the beauty industry, she writes with real women in mind. Her tutorials are friendly but informative and easy to follow. She often features premium and luxury brands, when a product really delivers, but doesn't shy away from a bargain either. Ewa believes the right skincare comes first, whilst make-up should be there to enhance a woman's natural beauty - and it should never be taken too seriously!

Our Trick or Treat competition winner!

by Expert Blogger ‎31-10-2016 11:44 AM - edited ‎31-10-2016 11:52 AM

Thank you for all your wonderful entries to our Trick or Treat Competition!  Check out all the entries HERE

 

They were all so great it's hard to choose! But the winner is.... @katiejaneph for her amazing skeleton face! Congratulations! Please personal message @reneavon your name and address to claim your prize! Woman Very Happy

 

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I am a beauty and fashion lover from London sharing some of my tips and tricks with you guys.

Painting it pink!

by Expert Blogger ‎26-10-2016 4:59 PM

Hi everyone, 

I've been painting my nails pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month... And the shade HAD to be Avon's Viva Pink from the Nailwear Pro+ collection of vibrant gorgeous shades.

 

Watch my nails in action here... and let me know if you've been 'painting it pink' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month too!

 

 

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Shop Nailwear Pro+ Viva Pink now 

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samanthab

Guest video nail blogger for Avon. I'll show you how to create all different patterns and designs for your nails!

Introducing Avon Life exclusively designed by Kenzo Takada

by Expert Blogger on ‎21-10-2016 9:52 AM - last edited on ‎25-10-2016 9:53 AM by Staff

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Avon are excited to announce our 1st collaboration with international designer Kenzo Takada...Avon Life!

 

The sumptuous new fragrance for her is a luxurious blend of waterlily, violet and iris flower for an undeniable allure that lasts all day..

 

The Eau De Toilette for him has vibrant, fresh and refined notes of black pepper, violet leaves and cedarwood for all-day impact..

 

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World-renowned designer Kenzo Takada combines joyful Asian Beauty with French creative flair in this inspiring new fragrance collection, designed exclusively for Avon. 

 

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Shop now for Avon Life for Her HERE    Shop now for Avon Life for him HERE

 

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