Back Home from New York!

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)! Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it.

The life of a beauty boss

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)! Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it. Now that I’m back home from New York, let me explain a bit.

Avon corporate employees and those that oversee the Digital and Social Media Advisory Council invited us to New York for a meet and greet. Of course, everything discussed is confidential so I can’t go into the specifics 😦 — but just be prepared to see some great things coming from New Avon, LLC. I don’t want to sound cheesy and scripted but it is truly an honor to be able to say that my company values our input and is striving to make our experience better.

What happened in NY:

I left for New York on Wednesday. The company had a black car pick me up from LaGuardia airport. He then took me to the DoubleTree Hotel which is literally, right around the corner from corporate headquarters. On the ride there, I was deep in thought. My husband used to travel frequently due to his job. Of course, I never said anything because I didn’t want to discourage him but I always thought to myself: “he must be important”, “this company must be really big” and then at one point, I questioned my own job and level of importance and ability to get to that level. I thought travelling would be out of the question and I’d never have a career that would allow me to see the world. As I rode in the car, I hit the moment of realization. I’ve been on two company-sponsored trips in less than 8 months AND I’m pushing for the trip to the Bahamas. Don’t be blinded by this little ol’ makeup company is all I can say.

I approached the hotel and a nice gentleman met me at the car to open the door. I felt like royalty. I was one of the first to arrive and my room wasn’t ready so I sat at the bar and worked for a little while. This was actually pretty cool. I had four new team members join the team while I was on the plane so this gave me the opportunity to send welcome e-mails.

Once I finished my e-mails, I looked down at my nails and I couldn’t believe I let them go that long! Like seriously — ugh!!! The last time I had my nails done was before Valentine’s Day…smh…I’m so embarrassed. Just reading that makes my soul cringe. Then I realized it was the perfect opportunity. The rest of the team hadn’t arrived yet. I went to Facebook for nail salon recommendations but everyone suggested a place that wasn’t in Uptown. First, I don’t even know what Uptown is but I digress. I guess I was dressed normal because I fit right in. Whenever I asked for directions, they all talked to me with precise directions with exact street names and no turning directions. They’d say something like “oh yea, it’s over on 8th Avenue” or “go to 15th”. I realized I’d never find the nail salon so I opted for a taxi lol

I went to Fresh Nails on 15th but they couldn’t do my nails because I have a protective gel coat on top so one of their patrons suggested a salon on 14th. Once again, completely lost but thank goodness for Google Maps. It was a couple of minutes walking distance so I decided to get in the well-needed exercise. I actually walked right by the nail salon. There’s a pizzeria on the side of it that smelled like heaven! It made me think of my first and only slice of New York style pizza and I got lost in the aroma BUT I didn’t cave in to temptation. Not this time.

I headed upstairs and was greeted by a lady named May. I’m not sure if it was her salon or pure coincidence. She looked at my nails and was surprised to say the least. She was very nice and conversational, explaining that many New York shops do not add anything to the nail because it’s too time consuming. She said New Yorkers like to get in and get out, leaving if the wait is longer than 5 minutes. And I thought Chicagoans were impatient lol Of course, she couldn’t let this Chicago girl off the leash without saying our nail salons and how they do nails are weird lol

My first experience with a New York salon was pretty good. I headed back down to the street and decided that I’d just walk back to the hotel UNTIL I put in the address to DoubleTree and realized it was 2.5 miles away! I called another taxi lol I would’ve walked but the team had finally arrived and I didn’t want to keep them waiting (or at least that’s the story I’ll be telling from here on out). I got to meet some of Avon’s more seasoned representatives and some that I had met from my last trip to New York.

Once again, I was the baby. Each person had been with Avon for over 6 years! I couldn’t believe I got to sit at the table, let alone work with these beautiful, talented women. At 6 o’clock, Avon took us to dinner at the Aperitivo which is right across the street from Avon’s headquarters. The food was delicious and the dinner conversations were amazing. We then headed back to our hotel but we couldn’t pass up the lighting on the building (pictures below).

It was only about 9 p.m. when we made it back to the hotel so we decided to hang out downstairs and chat. We didn’t get to bed until after 1 a.m. and had to be up at 6 a.m. I was so excited that I didn’t think about the meeting — you know, the reason why we were there in the first place lol The meeting ran from about 8:30-3:30, don’t worry, they didn’t starve us. Unfortunately, the end of the meeting meant we all had to go back home 😦 Once again, we had cars pick us up to drop us off at the airport.

My flight back to Chicago was delayed by nearly 3 hours *sigh* so I was stuck at the airport. I was finally able to connect to WiFi and realized two more people joined my team! At least this gave me something to do while at the airport 🙂 One of my team members learned of the delay and offered to keep me telephone company 🙂

Pictures:  I didn’t really get to take awesome pictures like last time but then again, that’s because I was too busy having fun lol. Of course, the others took plenty of pictures but I was just too excited for all of that lol I’ll get better pictures next time *wink*

Here are a few pictures:

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New York nail trip, nails done at May’s Nail Salon
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Just arrived and headed to my hotel
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At the DoubleTree Hotel sending welcome emails

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Lunch time!

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Nightcap!
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At LaGuardia sending welcome e-mails

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Mesmerize Gift Set

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Ultra Sexy Body Mist Collection Gift Set

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Collection includes:
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• Ultra Sexy Pink Body Mist – 5.1 fl. oz $15 value
• Ultra Sexy Lace Body Mist – 5.1 fl. oz $15 value

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For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette – $19.99

Your makeup routine just got easier! This gorgeous palette includes everything you need to create multiple beautiful looks in one place. Also great for travel or gift giving!


FEATURES
• 30 Eyeshadows
• 5 Lip Glosses
• 3 Blushes
• 2 Highlighters
• 1 Contour

• 1 Dual-Ended Eye Applicator

• 1 Lip Applicator

• 1 Cheek Applicator

• Palette measures 4 3/4″ L x 7 1/2″ W x 3/4″ H

This dazzler will steal the show! This gorgeous watch features the always stunning genuine Swarovski® Crystals on the bezel, face and band.

FEATURES
• Watch is 7″ long with a 1″ extender
• Width of band is 1/2″
• Swarovski Crystals are 1.4mm
• Face only is 7/8″
• Face including casing is 1 1/8″
• Extender link is removable
• SR626SW battery
• Splash-proof
• Genuine Swarovski crystals
• Quartz-PC21S-Movement
• Foldover clasp
• 63 grams

MATERIALS
• Shiny silvertone plating
• Swarovski crystals (72 total)
• Stainless steel
• Glass
• Brass
• Zinc

(Gift for her)
For the glamour at heart. One size fits most.

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What a great gift to give that lucky someone during the holidays?

Sleek, everyday spiritual style for him. An open work “cut out” cross with a small solid cross in the center of the open cross.

FEATURES
• Cut-out cross necklace
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• Loster claw closure
• Pendant measures 53mm x 40mm x2 mm (approximately 2″)
• Made in China

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Sterling Silver Linked Earrings – $19.99 (Reg. $39.99)

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Sterling Silver Linked Earrings

A cascade of links! These sterling silver earrings are an elegant addition to your outfit. The linked rings cascade down to make these earrings unique and stunning.

FEATURES
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• 1 3/4″ long
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• Pierced
• Weighs 1.81 grams

MATERIALS
• Sterling silver
• Silver plating

Haiku Gift Set – $23
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Gift for her)

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Haiku Gift Set

A soft, warm floral with delicate jasmine, lilies and sparkling citrus. Boxed and ready!

A $51 value, collection includes:
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Avon Alpha Holiday Gift Set

Rich in sparkling verbena, spiced cardamom and refined woods.

A $32 value, this collection includes: 
• Eau de Toilette Spray – 3.4 fl. oz $23 value
• After Shave Conditioner – 3.4 fl. oz $4 value
• Hair & Body Wash – 6.7 fl. oz a $5.50 value

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Stay tuned for 10 Great Gift Ideas for $5 or Less!

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Avon Coupon Codes for October 2016. Learn how to get free shipping and free products!

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Avon For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette: Preview, Review and Photos

Avon True Color For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette Preview, Review, and Photos. Now available online, get yours today at http://avon4.me/2cpdiWu.

Avon True Color For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette does not officially hit the brochures until Campaign 23, 2016; however, I was able to get my hands on this palette ahead of time and wanted to share my results with you — hence, the “preview” description. Though it doesn’t pop up in brochures for another 2-4 weeks, depending on where you’re located, it is exclusively available online right now! In the video above, I show the colors upfront. For today’s fall inspired look, I decided to use the new For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette (pics shown below).

This palette includes:

• 30 Eyeshadows (18 shimmer/metallic and 12 matte)

• 5 Lip Glosses

• 3 Powder Blushes

• 2 Powder Highlighters

• 1 Powder Contour

• 1 Dual-Ended Eye Applicator

• 1 Lip Applicator

• 1 Cheek Applicator

• Palette measures 4 3/4″ L x 7 1/2″ W x 3/4″ H

Overall: I’m very pleased with this palette. It’s very affordable — 41 products for $19.99. The creamy metallic eyeshadows are very smooth and easy to blend. The color payoff is good in relation to the price. My only concern is the light shade of contour. For women with darker complexions, this may not be one of the products that you use but still, a great product for the price.

Want to give the new palette a try? Click here to get your new Avon For the Love Of Makeup Artist Palette.

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Avon For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette: Fall Makeup Look

Products used from the For the Love of Makeup Artists Palette to create this look:

Fawn Contour

Bronze Highlight

Pearl Highlight

Peach Glow (blush)

Plum Radiance (blush)

Ginger Matte (eyeshadow)

Amethyst Metallic (eyeshadow)

Wine Shimmer (eyeshadow)

Rose Metallic (eyeshadow)

Gunmetal Shimmer (eyeshadow)

While on the Avon site, I noticed the metallic eyeshadows are on sale for $3.99! They go on like butter 🙂 If you’re only interested in getting the metallic shades, hurry. They’re limited time offer. Eyeshadows available in shades:

Rose Metallic

Copper Metallic

Plum Metallic 

Silver Metallic

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Avon Mega Metals Cream Eyeshadow

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September 23
FREE shipping
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Up to 50% off
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and Makeup
No code needed

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FREE Whipstitch Saddle
Crossbody Bag
with any $60+ order
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Flash Sale
30% off select products
No code needed
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Makeup Sale
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No code needed

 

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