Double Team Dark Circles with VIICode Under-Eye Mask

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This post is sponsored by VIICode Beauty LLC,, but all opinions are my own. For more information, check out my Disclosures page.

 

Stop Hiding

Often on make-up and lifestyle blogs, we give tips and tricks to cover up under-eye dark circles. We recommend different concealers, foundations, brush strokes, and highlighting to cover up those unsightly colors that show the world how tired we really are. But what if instead of trying to hide and cover the dark circles under our eyes we simply got rid of them all together??

How it Works

I know what you’re thinking. I can’t get more sleep, I’ve got kids, jobs, side hustles, a house, and a pet. More sleep is really what we all need, but when you can’t get more sleep, VIICode has a solution. VIICode’s gel eye masks help get rid of dark circles WHILE you sleep. Sleep + VIICode = Double Teaming those hideous dark circles. The two separate under eye masks are soft and comfortable to wear all night long.

Each package of VIICode comes with six pairs of masks. You use them two to three times a week, and simply sleep in them. That’s it, sleep! It couldn’t get easier! You can make it part of your night time routine without adding any extra time.

You can wear VIICode for up to 8 hours, which is much longer than many competitor masks. If necessary, you can wear them for as short as two hours and still see results. Three boxes of masks or 18 masks is a full treatment.VIICode undereye, dark circles mask

Start Fighting

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Selling Avon – The Facts

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Recently I have been noticing that a lot of the information readily available online about selling Avon is out of date. I also saw a lot of posts from people who were unhappy with their experiences with direct selling. My goal with this post is to clear up any old information or misconceptions about selling Avon.

I tossed around the idea of selling Avon for over a year before I finally decided to sign up. But I wish I had done so much earlier! All that false information made me hesitate! I signed up to Avon, truthfully to find a makeup brand that did not require me to keep an inventory and that I could receive a discount on products for myself. Avon was the perfect fit.

If you are ready to start Avon, click here and use reference code: jjlauren.

My Experience

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I personally love Avon. I love their products. Avon products are pretty much the only makeup and skin care products I use. My house is full of Avon Living products. Selling Avon to me does not feel like work because I do believe in their products.

Many reviews I read before signing up talked about bad experiences selling Avon. I get it, this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I have also seen so many success stories. At the last meeting I attended, I heard success stories of people that achieved their goals with Avon, one bought the car they needed, another got to go on a family vacation with their earnings, and one lady was successfully selling $100,000 worth of product a year.

What I have discovered is that selling Avon is truly running your own business. You get out what you put in. I have had a lot of customers run to me because they love Avon and needed an Avon lady, but for the most part I have had to go find customers. And not all people I advertise to are willing to be customers. I buy samples, give them out, I market online, I post on Facebook. Just like all other small businesses today. You can make money doing this. For me this has been 100x easier and more successful than blogging, which people have recently been flocking to as an online money-making scheme. See 5 Ways to Make Money Online.

The Start-Up Kits

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This is one place that has so much out-of-date information, so I will try to keep this updated as much as possible.

There are 3 Start-Up Kits. The prices are $25, $50 and $100. I personally started with he $50. Here is what is in them all:

$25 Quick Starter Kit – $80+ Value

4 Full-Sized Products – 10 Samples – Booklets, Brochures & Catalogues

  • Moisture Therapy Intense Healing & Repair Hand Cream
  • Skin So Soft Original Oil Spray
  • Anew AHA Refining Cream
  • Mega Effects Mascara

Plus: 10 Skin Care Samples, 40 Brochures, 2 What’s New Sneak Preview Booklets, 1 Avon Living Magalog, 1 Mark. Magalog, 1 Daily Care Flyer, 1 Getting Started Booklet, 10 Recruiting Booklets, 1 Order Book, and 10 Delivery Bags.

$50 Advanced Starter Kit – $190+ Value

10 Full-Sized Products – 33 Samples – Booklets, Brochures & Catalogues

  • Moisture Therapy Intense Healing & Repair Hand Cream
  • Moisture Therapy Intense Healing & Repaire Body Lotion
  • Skin So Soft Original Oil Spray
  • Anew AHA Refining Cream
  • Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream
  • Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System
  • Mega Effects Mascara
  • Ultra Color Lipstick
  • Glimmersticks Eye Liner
  • Magix Face Perfector

Plus: 53 Beauty, Skin Care, and Fragrance Samples, 40 Brochures, 2 What’s New Sneak Preview Booklets, 1 Avon Living Magalog, 1 Mark. Magalog, 1 Daily Care Flyer, 1 Getting Started Booklet, 10 Recruiting Booklets, 1 Order Book, and 10 Delivery Bags.

$100 Premium Starter Kit – $400+ Value

16 Full-Size Products – 93 Samples – Booklets, Brochures & Catalogues

  • Moisture Therapy Intense Healing & Repair Hand Cream
  • Moisture Therapy Intense Healing & Repaire Body Lotion
  • Skin So Soft Original Oil Spray
  • Skin So Soft Original Bonus Size Bath Oil
  • Skin So Soft Original Shower Gel
  • Mark. Sweet on Lemon Sugar Hand Cream
  • Mark. Sweet on Lemon Sugar 3-in-1 Body Wash
  • Anew AHA Refining Cream
  • Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream
  • Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System
  • Mega Effects Mascara
  • Ultra Color Lipstick
  • Glimmersticks Eye Liner
  • True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad
  • Magix Face Perfector
  • Luck La Vie Eau de Parfum

Plus: 93 Beauty, Skin Care, and Fragrance Samples, Avon Elite Tote Bag ($100 value), 60 Brochures, 2 What’s New Sneak Preview Booklets, 5 Avon Living Magalog, 5 Mark. Magalog, 1 Daily Care Flyer, 1 Getting Started Booklet, 10 Recruiting Booklets, 1 Order Book, and 10 Delivery Bags.

 

Commission & Discount Guide

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This is brand new and super exciting. With Avon starting in April 2017, you now earn on the first dollar spent, online and in person! That means that even if you just order for yourself you get a discount on everything. Your discount rate is the same as your commission rate.

Contenders Earning Rate (Everyone who isn’t President’s Club)

Total Order Sales Per Campaign = Commission

  • $0 – $149.99 = 20%
  • $150 – $299.99 = 30%
  • $300 – $499.99 = 35%
  • $500+ = 40%
  • Fixed Earning Items = Always 20%
  • Demos $0 – $49.99 = $20%
  • Demos $50 – $499.99 = 40%
  • Demos $500+ = 40% + 5% rebate
President’s Club Earning Rate (For Those Who Sold $10,000+ in Products the Previous Year)

Total Order Sales Per Campaign = Commission

  • All Orders = 40%
  • Fixed Earning Items = 25%
Higher Levels Can Earn Up To 50% on All Orders

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The Kickstart Program – How Avon Brags You Can Earn $1000 in 90 Days

Avon adjusts the commission for new Avon Representatives. This helps you launch your business and establishes goals for maximum earnings. The overall goal is $1000 in your first 3 months. But you can earn much more!

How it works:

Sales – Meet Your Goal and Receive 40% Commission

(Don’t worry, its not over if you don’t meet one of the goals. You’ll still get the regular commission level for that campaign and you can pick up on the next campaign.)

  • 1st Order: Any Size
  • 2nd Order: $150+
  • 3rd Order: $200+
  • 4th Order: $250+
  • 5th Order: $300+
  • 6th Order: $350+
  • 7th Order: $400+

Recruiting – The Goal is 3 Qualified Recruits

Every “Qualified” Recruit you bring on you earn a $50 Bonus.

Bonuses – To Bring You To A Total of $1,010

Get a $200 Bonus if you meet all 6 sales goals and bring on 3 qualified recruits.

Learn more about the Kickstart program – click here.

The Recruiting

This is the part of direct sales that people hate! They call it a pyramid scheme and say you can’t be successful. With Avon, you don’t need to recruit to be successful. If you just want to sell, or even just want to buy for yourself you can be more than happy.

Recruiting will, however, earn you bonuses, money, prizes, promotions and much more.

When I first joined Avon, I thought, no way will I recruit people. Thats just an annoying sales tactic. But, I’ve come to realize that people actually do want the opportunity! They want the flexibility of being their own boss, they want the extra cash this could earn them, or they just want to buy their own makeup at a discount! Whatever it is, I was selfish for not sharing the opportunity. I’ve never lost a friend for asking. They will simply tell you the Avon Rep lifestyle isn’t for them, and you go on.

The sponsor bonus is $20 per qualified recruit, plus 3% sponsor bonus commission on their sales. In addition, recruiting allows you to promote, which enables you to receive bonuses of up to $20,000 and leasing a car of your choice.

The Cost

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This is another place that online disappointed me. I read reviews that people lost money selling Avon. Now I know a lot in Avon has changed in the past couple years, so I would be wary of old reviews. Here is the costs associated with Avon:

The Start-Up Cost

$25, $50, or $100 start-up kit. I, personally, used a $50 gift card to buy the Advanced Starter Kit and with that I received way more than $50 worth in full-sized products alone. So no disappointment here.

The FREE Way To Sell (Selling Avon Doesn’t Have to Cost You ANYTHING)

You will get an Avon Online Store for free, all you have to do is make sure it’s active. You can send all your customers to your online store address. Starting in April 2017, the commission rates on the online store sales and the personal sales are the EXACT SAME! Yay! View my online store here.

Your customers can access the brochures online for free. And all online orders over $40 have free shipping directly to your customers. Now its up to you to market your Avon store online to ensure customer growth. It won’t be easy, but you can do it. View my online brochures here.

Other Costs (ALL these costs are OPTIONAL, YOU decide how to run Your Business)

If you place orders for your customers, the fee will be $6 shipping and handling. You charge customers $0.75 for a ordering fee. Meaning you have to have 8 customers per order, or the $6 will cut into your commission.

Brochures are ordered in packs of 10. 10 brochures costs $6.49 and 100 brochures cost $21.49.

People also buy bags to deliver and samples. I personally skip the bags most of the time, unless a customer has a large order, I find my own cute ways to wrap up their products for a personal touch. Samples cost practically cents, and gain me so much more in return. With people buying makeup online, they are more confident if they’ve tried a product first.

The truth is, Avon allows you to run YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Aside from the start-up kit, all costs are optional. You choose how you want to market and run your business.

Ready to be your own boss? Click here to sign up! Use reference code: jjlauren.

The Other Great Things About Avon: Incentives and Meetings

The incentives that Avon gives are AMAZING!

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Just recently I won this Kate Spade jewelry box from a scratch-off incentive, just for getting a new recruit. Something I was going to do anyways!

In 2017, one of the incentives you can win for good performance is a trip to the Bahamas for FREE! And if you do extremely well, you can take someone with you for FREE!

These are just some examples of the exciting things Avon does. I can’t always make meetings, but when I can I go. My local branch gives out free products and samples and helps teach tools to business success. It is a great time of learning how to improve your business and hanging with other Beauty Bosses.

I truly hope this information has helped you. If you have more questions before signing up you can always email me.

Or if you’re ready, sign up here and use reference code: jjlauren.

Makeup Order of Application

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All links on this page will link you directly to my Avon store and to all the Avon makeup used in this tutorial.

New makeup and skincare products come out all the time, so how are we supposed to know which ones we need and how to apply it? Here I have created an abbreviated guide to the short order of application for makeup. I hope this guide will help you. As an Avon loyal Avon representative, I use all Avon products and therefore promote all Avon products in my posts because I know and love the quality. However, if you use other brands, this guide can still help you understand the order of application for makeup.

1. Cleanser

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The best way to start so many things is with a clean slate. This is also true with your face. You need to get all that junk out of your pores, so your makeup can sit on top of your face, not in it.

This purifying gel cleaner is said to clean the skin of dirt, makeup, oil and impurities. Reducing the oil by 85% studies say, so that you can start fresh with the cleanest slate possible.
Normally: $10. Campaign 8: 2 for $15.

2. Day Cream

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Day creams moisturize and protect your face. Applying a day cream is like apologizing to your face beforehand. You’re about to cover and lather it in products but you are preparing it to make it through in a healthy way.

Avon carries a wide variety of day creams for every type of face and every need, but almost all of them come with SPF 25 so your face is protected all day long.
Normally: $28. Campaign 8: $19.99.

3. Face Perfecter

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Face primers such as this one are not generally categorized as makeup. Instead they are thought of more as a makeup aid. They help your makeup last longer, look better and stay on sharper. The last thing you want is for your make-up to start shining in the 6 and 7th hours.

The MagiX face perfecter is a face primer. It helps keep your face a perfectly smoothed matte for 7+ hours. This also comes with SPF 20 so your face not only looks perfect but it can stay that way.
Normally: $12. Campaign 8: $8.99.

4. Foundation

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Foundation is base for all makeup. It’s the first piece of makeup to go on. It sets the tone (literally!) for your whole face. Choosing the correct color is so vital for the difference between a natural looking flawless face and a drawn-on face that can sometimes remind people of clown or costume makeup.

This Avon True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation is some of the best I have ever worn, at a price I can actually afford to wear year round. This full coverage blends so well you might think it’s natural. This also comes with SPF 15.
Normally: $12. Campaign 8: $8.99.

5. Concealer

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You will find a lot of discussions on whether or not to use concealer before or after foundation. I prefer mine on top of foundation. One reason is so that I’m not applying more makeup then necessary. The foundation covers a lot of flaws, so that the concealer can just become a touch up tool. If you apply concealer first, you may find yourself using it more than you actually need to. I also get my concealer a shade lighter than my skin and apply over the foundation to help highlight those areas of my face, since my concealer are usually on areas of the face that should be brightened (forehead, under eyes, and chin).

I like these concealer sticks because my lines are super exact. It’s like drawing on my face. They work brilliantly. One swoop and any blemish is gone and the concealer stays on all day!
Normally: $8. Campaign 8: $6.99.

6. Brow Definer

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I’ll be honest with you, I’m not a complete brow girl yet. Mine are thick and bold enough as they are, they don’t need much filling in. But I will admit that brow definers do miracles in color and shaping brows.

Avon boasts their Glimmersticks brow definer lasts for 10 hours. For the perfect touch, use a brow brush to align your eyebrows before use.
Normally: $7. Campaign 8: $4.99.

7. Eye Shadow

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Eye shadow should be applied to an already primed and ready face. I like to take the break between foundation and contouring to focus on my eyes in order to let the foundation truly settle. The last thing you want to do with your liquid foundation is wipe it off before you even start. Give it a minute or two while you focus on your eyes and you should be good to go.

Eye shadow to me is one of my favorite parts. It’s the most flexible of pieces in your Order of Application. Colors can vary on your outfit, whether you want casual, formal or wild, and your mood. They can be as bold or subtle as your whim takes you.

There are so many different eyeshadow options with Avon, I’m not going to spend the space to write about them all here. The pallet featured is the Multi-Finish Quad. I chose this one because it comes in a variety of options. And let’s be honest, don’t we all typically buy a huge pallet of eyeshadow just to only use the same 4 over and over again?
Normally: $8. Campaign 8: Buy one get one 1/2 off with select eye and lip products.

8. Eye Liner

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Eye liner should be applied over your eye shadow. Applying over your eyeshadow makes your eyes pop. It adds a dramatic outline to part your eyeshadow color from your actual eye. It should work in tandem with your eyelashes. You should not be able to see a break in the two. Your eyelashes should look connected to your eyeliner for a clean look.

I have two different eye liners that I go back and forth between. The Glimmersticks features rolls on smooth and easily for even the most unsteadiest of hands like my own. It is slightly thick, however. I also use SuperExtend Precision Liquid Eyeliner when I want a precise, thin line. This one is perfect for winged eyeliner looks. However, I will worn you from experience, if you are a shaky eyeliner applied, like myself, this may bring you to the brink of bad words.
Normally: $7. Campaign 8: Buy one get one 1/2 off with select eye and lip products.

9. Mascara

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Mascara should be applied after eyeliner. Also it should be applied after your eyelashes are curled with an eyelash curler. Problems arise when you try to add mascara before curling and eyeliner. Mascara is the finishing touch to your whole eye process.

Mascara is as individual as the person and the look. I have some mascara I use for days when I’m going with a hip casual outfit and I have another mascara I use for more professional looks. Do your research and pick a mascara, or couple mascaras, that are right for you.

I use Mega Effects Mascara for casual every day use. Read the newest way to apply mascara. I love how you apply it and I love the bold mascara look that draws attention to it. For more professional outfits, I use Avon SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara. I find the nice straight, long lashes are beautiful and add an elegance to certain looks.
Normally: $8. Campaign 8: Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 off select lip and eye products.

10. Contouring

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There are many schools of thought on what tools to use for contouring. I’ll talk about two of the main ones.

A highlighter and bronzer. Highlighters are thicker more like foundation. They draw on and brighten areas of your face and leave a soft dewy look. Bronzer is typically applied with a brush to certain areas (like under cheekbones) to create the appearance of sharper features. Bronzer can be used by anyone as a great addition to a makeup routine, whether or not they feel contouring is the right fit for them. I use the bronzing pearls because I love the color mixture and shimmering quality they leave on my face.

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Concealer Sticks. This is a method that I use on certain areas of my face. I have one concealer stick that is brighter than my face and one that is much darker. As I already mentioned above, I use the light concealer to cover up under eye circles and this also serves the function of highlighting this area. I then use both the light and dark concealer sticks to contour smaller specific areas of my face, such as my nose.

Highlighter. Normally: $14. Campaign 8: $14.
Bronzer. Normally: $11. Campaign 8: $7.99.

11. Blush

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Blush should be applied on the cheekbone, above where you’ve added bronzer. I do my blush at the same time as my contouring and then blend all at the same time. Step 10 and 11 are pretty interchangeable. Although if you use a powder blush and draw on contouring, then you will for sure want to contour then apply powder blush.

I personally use a blush stick because it draws on perfectly with my contouring tools. It blends well and I love the color. No more powdery messes and waste for me.
Normally: $11. Campaign 8: $7.99.

12. Lip Liner

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Lip liner is an important step that sadly so many people skip. If you want to use bold colors on your lip, do not skip this step. It can be so obvious if someone doesn’t use lip liners, because their lipstick will feather and begin to spread beyond the shape of the lips and some of the beauty of the lips are lost.

If you like to mix up your lip color frequently than clear lip liner is for you. With no color added to it, you can use with any lipstick and it keeps your lips on-point. With colored liners, color in your lips a little from the edge as well. This creates cool color tones that blend together and help your lipstick adhere to your lips better.
Normally: $7. Campaign 8: Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 off select lip and eye products.

13. Lipstick

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Apply lipstick to already aligned lips. Get all sides of your lips and reach to the edges to avoid an awkward look when you open your mouth to talk. And play away with all the colors you can imagine!

Avon lipstick has made it famous for years, now they’re keeping the tradition with Avon True Color. They promise the color you see on the tube is the color you get on your lips. No more surprises. You know what you’re getting and that is perfection.
Normally: $8. Campaign 8: Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 off select lip and eye products.

14. Setting Spray

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Normally: $13. Campaign 8: $9.99.

15. Make-Up Remover

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The day is over and you just want to fall in bed. But please, please, please don’t skip this step. No matter how great of quality your makeup is, it’s unhealthy to leave on your face while you sleep. Additionally, then you won’t have a clean slate to start with in the morning. Wipe off your makeup quickly with makeup remover wipes so you can get to bed faster.
Normally: $8. Campaign 8: $4.99.

16. Night Cream

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Finally, protect your face while you sleep. Not only protect it, make it better. All the Anew night creams offered by Avon offer specific advantages to meet any need your skin has.

I use Anew Skinvisible Deep Recovery Cream. My skin has never been healthier. I’ve see the tone and quality of my face has improved tremendously. Pores have closed and scars become less noticeable. I never used to be a skin care person but I can’t go back to not using night cream. The benefits are amazing.
Normally: $36. Campaign 8: $19.99.

 

IF you were to buy EVERYTHING on this list normally it would cost: $208.
BUT in Campaign 8, with all its sales and promotions, it would cost: $155.90.
So shop and choose exactly what you need!

OR

Interested in selling Avon? All 3 starter kits come with many of these supplies. Check them out. You can sign up to sell Avon here. Use reference code: jjlauren.

The Newest Way To Apply Mascara

I recently signed up to sell Avon. After I did all the research and I decided that was the best option for me. I needed better make-up than I was currently wearing, but I did not want to pay more for it. Avon has not disappointed me. Actually, I’m more in love with Avon than I ever imagined I would be. Considering selling Avon? Send me an email at jjlaurensloves@gmail.com and I’ll answer any questions you may have.

The Mascara

So today, I want to  talk about my hands-down favorite product so far. Mascara. Avon’s Mega Effects Mascara is truly amazing.

The Application

Avon’s Mega Effects Mascara is so innovative and functional to apply. With the typical mascara wand I sometimes struggle to get the inside lashes to even look like they have mascara on. I’ve even struggled with this same problem with really expensive mascara. Avon’s new way of applying mascara is a relief to me. It glides right on for an instantly bolder look.

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The Look

Now is the part where you decide if the look is right for you. Avon’s Mega Effects Mascara creates a bold and wild look. For me, it’s perfect. This mascara adds instant volume and length to your eyelashes. It takes my straggly little eyelashes and makes them stark black. It draws attention to them and makes the perfect frame for eyes.

Other Options

Perhaps, you’ve looked it over and decided this new way of applying mascara just isn’t for you. No worries! Avon has plenty of traditional applicator mascaras with a variety of different looks. If you want something straighter or less bold, then Avon has that as well. Check out some of these other options:

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Avon – True Color Wide Awake Mascara
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Avon – Superextend Mascara
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Avon – Big and Multiplied Mascara

New Way To Avon

You probably grew up knowing an Avon lady. Someone who came around and handed out brochures every two weeks. Avon has evolved so much since then. We still have brochures, but now you can access them online! Just click here and sign up to receive your brochure in your inbox every two weeks. No hassle. No constant pitchy sales. And definitely no guilt for not buying anything.