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The MUST-HAVE perfumes from Avon’s Eve Discovery Collection

by Expert Blogger ‎15-02-2018 10:43 AM - edited ‎15-02-2018 2:07 PM

There’s just something special about your favourite fragrance, isn’t there? I’m a big fan of perfumes, it starts my day off with the feeling of luxury. One of the first things I do each morning is pick out my choice of perfume depending on several factors such as my mood, the weather, the season, and what my plans are for that particular day. This is why I have so many, I love collecting perfumes and always have done.


Think about when you’re treating yourself to a new perfume? It’s an enjoyable experience, right? From the moment you clap eyes on the bottle design to the very first spritz to the empowering campaigns that promise you confidence and self-assurance. From beginning to end, the process of finding your favourite perfume is the beginning of making good memories. A certain perfume can evoke a past time, turning what appears to be a ‘nice bottle of perfume’ in to one of the most powerful ways to bring back a certain memory.


I adore how unique a perfume is to your senses and skin. Detecting different fragrance notes, what we can smell is totally different to what someone else can. 


What Avon had in mind when they developed three new Eve Discovery fragrances is that you can have one for every occasion and every mood. The three new Eve perfumes from their Discovery collection are aptly named Elegance, Alluring, and Confidence. With the affordable price points, you really can treat yourself to all three; three different scents to wear depending on the moment or the mood, to create an inner sense of elegance, allure, and confidence.





Avon perfumes have been a favourite of mine. I keep in my handbag as a daily beauty essential and I also have a bottle sitting on my desk at work and spray whenever needed (my work colleagues always ask to borrow it too, they can’t believe it’s from Avon either). They’re high in quality, affordable, and they look gorgeous on the dresser, especially with the way Avon’s Eve Discovery bottles are cut. They almost resemble precious gemstones. 





One of most exciting thing about the launch of Avon’s Eve Discovery fragrance range is that Hollywood star Eva Mendes is the face of the new campaign - a strong, sophisticated, beautiful woman that empowers other women. But what about the perfumes? How do they measure up, I hear you ask?


Elegance - Be remembered


The pretty faceted pink bottle houses a sophisticated floral, fruity scent of pomegranate, jasmine petals, and amberwood. Upon first spritz, the juicy zing hits your nose but the dry down is a light floral. It’s a great day-to-night perfume. The pink bottle design reflects elegance and femininity. 






Confidence - Conquer the world


Although it is hard to pick, I think Confidence might be my favourite (I have to stress that it is really hard to pick, though! They’re all so gorgeous). Described as oriental, vanillic and woody, Confidence combines notes of blackcurrant, frangipani and oakwood for a beautiful day time fragrance (perfect for Spring and Summer!). The bottle reminds me of a canary gemstone with it’s triangular cut and radiant appearance. It gives off the confident vibes as soon as you set your sights on it.






Alluring - Empower your seduction


Show the alluring side to your personality with this lilac toned bottle which is filled with a perfume that offers a more sensual and captivating scent. The main fragrance notes are pink plum, neroli and sandalwood which creates an oriental floral woody aroma. The bottle design is smooth, slightly elongated with a curvy base and the fragrance is much more suited for the evening.






Which fragrance from the Eve Discovery collection will you be trying?



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!

Looking for luscious, plumped- up locks?

by Expert Blogger ‎31-01-2018 2:53 PM - edited ‎06-02-2018 10:46 AM

Hi everyone it's me, Misha!


Today I'm back to help you advance your haircare routine with the Advance Techniques Miracle Densifier hair range. We're all guilty of not always looking after our luscious locks and its time to change that! 


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Step 1: 


Pop yourself into the shower and don't forget your Advance Techniques Miracle Densifier Shampoo and Conditioner; this hair-raising duo will transform your drab and lifeless mop into nourished and healthy locks, plumping your hair and providing a weightless, touchably soft and volumised finish. 


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Step 2: 


Post Soak it is time to kick up the volume so grab your little bottle of magic in the name of the Miracle Densifier Bodifying Leave-In treatment! Now this magic truly revolutionises treatments. Squirt 2-3 pumps through the lengths to achieve yet more volume and not forgetting your roots we move swiftly on to...


Step 3:


Now, this step will scare you!!!! (DAN DAN DANNNNNN). Not quite literally, but grab that magical leave-in treatment and it's time to boost those roots of yours. This is where the massaging brush comes into play and I promise it will not disappoint. The time has come to carry out your own impromptu head massage so grab your brush and douse your scalp in Miracle Densifier goodness (not too much though we don't would to overdo that volume!!) Massage away to awaken those hair follicles. 


Step 4: 


All good hair washing routines involve a bit of a sing-song so you may guess Step 4 is all about the blow dry! (aka the perfect time to bring out your inner Beyonce). As you scream single ladies to your heart's content you should notice your hair plumping with the heat and this is how to get gorgeously thick hair with Avon. 


Do you want to know the best bit?... You didn't even need to hit the hair salon to achieve the exact same result for a fraction of this price! 


Well now we have these voluminous locks it is easy peasy to achieve some simply smooth and stunning looks; from a puffy pony to a messy bun. 


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Toodle pip! 


Misha x 



How to upgrade your brows in 2018!

by Expert Blogger ‎10-01-2018 10:22 AM

It's me- Misha! I'm here to show you how you can up your brow game in 2018 using the amazing range of brow products from mark.!


Let me start by saying that Avon truly haven't missed the ‘Mark’ with their brand spanking new mark. brow range (do you see what I did there?!). First things first, let’s discuss the mark. Perfect Brow Sculpting Pencil; think creamy, sharp and intense (and no I am not talking about a chocolate gateau on this occasion!!)  It takes your brows from a solid 2 to a sparkling 10 in seconds. If even me, Misha Grimes can achieve a (kinda) Cara Delevingne vibe brow than by golly you all can!!


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Moving on to quite literally a pot of chocolatey goodness (I wouldn't actually suggest eating a mark. Perfect Brow Crème Gel Pot but you get the jist). Brow Crèmes seem to be a big fear within the eyebrow community (let’s pretend that is an actual thing and if it isn’t then we're making one). Fear not for Avon’s pot of gold teamed with their Eyebrow Duo Brush means its so so simple; it’s like putting pen to paper… but… if you are a clutz like me just grab the spoolie side and you brush away all the negativity in your brow life.


Are you ready this… You can go on that swimming date!!!! Both the Brow Pencils and Crèmes are waterproof. YIPPPEE *grabs snorkel & flippers*


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Last but most certainly not least, we have the mark. Perfect Brow Kit; this little palette of goodness is perfect for that "I didn’t even try but I still look blooming fabulous" look. If you're planning on getting fit in 2018 and want to exercise with these brows than feel free as the wax sets those bad boys in place- no slipping and sliding for you! Personally, I shall still save the exercise to the pros and sit back and adore my beautiful brows all thanks to Avon.


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I hope you enjoyed reading! Happy shopping!


Misha G x





Behind the brow bar with blogger Misha

by Community Moderator ‎22-12-2017 2:13 PM - edited ‎05-01-2018 3:16 PM

If you didn't know, brows are big news! No make- up look is now complete without a sculpted set of brows. 


Whether you like a pencil, powder of pomade- we've got you covered! 


Here Misha Grimes from @misha_grimes uses the latest products from mark. to achieve her beautiful brows! 


A pomade can give you a more defined, bolder brow and can be used to create strokes to give the appearance of real brow hairs! The mark. Perfect Brow Crème Gel Pot is available in 6 shades. 


A top tip to create an ombre effect brow is to start with a lighter shade and then blend into a darker shade. 


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A pencil is one of the older and most fool- proof way of getting you brows on point. 


A pencil gives quick and easy results and is great for popping in your bag! I love to use a pencil for when I want to achieve a fuller look! The mark. Perfect Brow Sculpting Pencil is creamy yet smudge proof and comes in 5 shades! 


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Want a more natural looking brow? A powder is perfect for building up to your desired look so you can expect no scary surprises!


The mark. Perfect Brow Kit is so handy with its mirror for girls on the go. The kit is available in 6 shades so there's something for everyone!


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What's your go- to formula?


Leigh x





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 :)

Introducing our Lipstick Wardrobe, with blogger Becca Rose.

by Community Moderator ‎13-12-2017 12:07 PM - edited ‎13-12-2017 12:11 PM

Not sure what to get the beauty lover in your life this Christmas? 


We think the Matte Lipstick Wardrobe would make the perfect gift! 


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Watch Blogger Becca Rose try out all of the shades here...






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 :)

Hi Beauty Connects, 


Did you know that when you send £10 or more on selected skincare in Brochure 18 (online until 29th November) you'll receive a FREE skincare gift worth £20! 


Shop skincare now!


Leigh x








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 :)

Makeup lovers, meet mark.

by Community Moderator ‎14-11-2017 5:06 PM

Last Friday we hosted a blogger and influencer event in London to celebrate the launch of mark. and its latest launch, mark. Liquid Lip.


The theme of the event was ‘Power to create’ so we gave the bloggers the chance to do just that, using mark. Liquid Lip and other products in the brand, the bloggers were able to create their own #mymark look. The influencers were then given time in front of the camera and a studio to create content for their own channels.


Make-up wasn’t the only goodie on offer, the influencers were treated to mark. doughnuts, meringues and pick and mix in the form of products- the dream!


Here are some snaps of what happened on the day...




































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 :)

eve 1 (1).jpgDiscover Duet, a dazzling scent duo that can be layered to unveil a multifaceted scent that lingers from day to evening. This is a stunning perfume! It comes in a heavy, double side glass bottle. One is the Radiant fragrance, which is the clearer, lighter coloured side. The other is the Sensual fragrance, which is the purple coloured side. It looks expensive and the weight of the bottle feels expensive.


So, let’s move on to the fragrances shall we...



Inspired by simple things and flowers.




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To create this gorgeous smokey eye you will need: 




Start by using shade 2 from the Urban Skyline quad to create your transition shade, blend this into the crease and buff the shade out so create a soft finish. 


Move onto shade 3 and apply this directly onto the lid, this shade is slightly darker and will help to create a soft smokey eye, with ease. 

Add shade 1 onto the inner corner of the eye to open up the eyes and to create some extra sparkle. 


Then take your Glimmer Stick Eyeliner to add your wing, take your time with this and once you have completed that add some liner to the waterline. Smoke out the lower lash line using shade 3 from the Urban Skyline quad and finally add some mascara. 


The last step is optional, if you'd like to add some more definition and drama pop shade 4 onto the outer crease, take a small amount at a time and add where desired. 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, do send us your recreations we'd love to see them!


P.s Keep you eyes peeled for an online only offer on all of the products used to create this look!


Leigh x



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 :)

Introducing Eva Mendes as the face of Avon's latest fragrance, Eve Duet.

by Community Moderator ‎19-09-2017 4:07 PM - edited ‎19-09-2017 4:08 PM

Hi Beauty Connects!


I'm so excited to announce Hollywood actress Eve Mendes as the face of our latest fragrance launch, Avon Eve Duet launcing on 18th October. 



 Read on to find out more..




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 :)

Fragrant Layers of Summer

by Expert Blogger ‎07-08-2017 2:04 PM

Luscious fruits, cooling citruses and the warmth of blushing florals and amber make up these delightful little bottles of perfumes. Combine the scents to create irresistible infusions from the Scent Essence Collection.




You have your Vibrant Fruity, Velvet Amber, Sparkly Citrus, and Romantic Bouquet.


Vibrant Fruity features blackberry, apple blossom and soft woods.


Velvet Amber features golden plumeria, addictive vanilla and light amber.


Sparkly Citrus features bergamot, lime blossom and cedar wood.


Romantic Bouquet features violet blossom, peony petals and vetiver.


These can be layered together to create a combination of warmth and lightness.





My favourite combination is the Velvet Amber with the Sparkly Citrus. The amber creates the warmth while the citrus scents add an extremely refreshing lightness.


Or you could add the amber with your fruit scents to create a delicious blend. Add the romantic scent of blossoms to the warm amber to create a hazy magical scent of summer.





The longevity of these fragrances isn’t as long as Avon’s other perfumes, but they smell so good you want to keep spraying them. I’m especially addicted to the citrus, so refreshing!


So why don’t you give these delightful little bottles a go and see which combination of scents you love? I'd love to hear your favourite combination Smiley Happy 



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How to store your make-up essentials using the handy Makeup Desk Tidy...

by Expert Blogger ‎07-07-2017 11:02 AM - edited ‎07-07-2017 11:35 AM

Hi everyone it’s Laura here with a handy beauty storage tip for all the makeup lovers out there!


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I recently converted from keeping all of my everyday essentials in a makeup bag to using a Makeup Desk Tidy instead and I absolutely adore how it has not only transformed my desk space, but also organised my whole makeup routine! You can get your hands on your own here.


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The Avon Makeup Desk Tidy contains a tiered section which is a perfect fit for lipsticks, plus there’s extra space to store other must-haves like your concealer, pressed powder and mascara.


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I do love lipsticks, but since I can only wear one at a time I like to keep just three on show and then use the other compartments for things I want close to hand when I’m applying my makeup like cotton buds, cotton wool and tweezers.


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I have a little collection of mini perfumes which are also a perfect fit and look rather pretty on display, and it makes it so much easier to see all the names and pick out the one that I want.


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There’s also a large area which I use to display my favourite nail polishes. I keep the rest hidden away and just rotate them out as and when my mood changes.


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My beloved makeup brushes don’t fit so instead I store these upright in a pretty pot, empty candle holder or even a nice mug. It will help you find the perfect one at a glance and avoids damage to the bristles.  


So that’s how I keep my makeup organised and my desk beautiful! What do you think? Would you ditch the makeup bag and convert to a desk tidy?


Laura x



I’m Laura, the blogger behind 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!

Lovely Bubbly -The Clearskin Blemish Clearing Range!

by Expert Blogger on ‎28-06-2017 4:11 PM - last edited on ‎28-06-2017 4:13 PM by Community Moderator

Hi Beauty Blog!


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When a bunch of items from the much loved Blemish Clearing range from Clearskin by Avon landed on my desk I couldn’t wait to give them a go. Oh my it’s been fun!


You might think that’s a bit of a weird thing to say about my skincare routine, but the O2 Fresh Bubble Cleanser really is a joy to use.  Just squeeze a few drops onto a facial cloth or cotton pad and watch as it instantly transforms from liquid to foam before your eyes!


It tackles removal of my daily makeup with ease and leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and supple. Not only that, but with salicylic acid, wheatgerm extract and vitamin E, this is full of blemish clearing technology that helps to achieve clearer, calmer skin with daily use.


I’ve been pairing it with two complimenting products from the range to keep breakouts at bay:


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The Blemish Clearing Clean Refreshing Toner is great for removing any excess dirt and oil from the skin after cleansing, as well as helping to close down the pores and reduce their appearance. Aloe vera soothes the skin whilst the revitalising scent is the perfect way to kickstart the day.



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Doesn’t it always happen though that on the day that you need to look your fresh and fabulous best the biggest baddest spot arrives to spoil your fun? Well this isn’t so much as a problem anymore, because a dab of the fast acting Blemish Clearing Spot On Instant Gel will immediately start working to reduce the redness and swelling so that I can get on with my day without sparing it another thought.


The Clearskin range is perfect for acne sufferers, oily skin types and those of us who suffer from occasional breakouts.


Now excuse me whilst I go off to play with that Bubble Cleanser again... who knew skincare could be so entertaining?!


Laura x





I’m Laura, the blogger behind 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!

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.




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



I’m Laura, the blogger behind 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!




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




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




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




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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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 



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



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 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



I’m Laura, the blogger behind 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.






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. 




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. 




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. 






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



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.



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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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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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.




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:




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.




Shop the Dexie watch this spring in Avon Brochure 7!





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



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!




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.




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.




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!




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


Shop the Clearskin collection now



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. 



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 



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 :)



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.





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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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.




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.




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 >>






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.


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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 >>




Here are four layers >>



And here are five >>




Shop True Colour Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara now



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


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