Introducing the mark. By Avon Pout Lip Paints!    

Introducing the mark. By Avon Pout Vinyl and Velvet Lip Paints. The best liquid lipstick formula around! Find out how you can take 10% off!

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Introducing the mark. By Avon Pout Lip Paints!

 

OMG! I’m absolutely in LOVE with these new liquid lipsticks! Personally, I prefer the Vinyl (high shine) over the Velvet formula (matte). The matte is very moisturizing and reminds me of Avon’s True Color Perfectly Matte Lipsticks! If you haven’t tried them, you need to and in a hurry! Both formulas are great! Lipstick and lip paint! They’re really impressive. They don’t dry or irritate your skin. Long lasting. Great color payoff and a little goes a LONG way.

I am a lip gloss lover and the Vinyl lipsticks remind me of lip gloss. It’s easy to apply, I rarely use a lip liner and it looks great on most ages. They’re absolutely AH-MAZING!!!! They smell absolutely delicious too! Like candy! The Fantasy (matte purple) actually smells like a Grape Jolly Rancher! I’ll shut up and just let you see how the lip paints actually look on me. Yes, I have them in ALL shades now 🙂

They’re available for $12  each which I find to be very reasonable given the quality of these lip paints. The Vinyl in Cozy is perfect to transforming any of the colors and toning it down if you don’t want to go so bold.

To purchase online: click here for the new mark. By Avon Pout Lip Paints.

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My favorite combo: Glamour with Cozy
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mark. by Avon Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

 

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mark. by Avon Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Quiet with Glimmersticks Eye Liner
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mark. By Avon Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fantasy and mark. By Avon Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Cozy
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mark. By Avon Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Glamour and Cozy

From Chicago to the Bahamas!

You know what’s good about going to the Bahamas? Earning an all-inclusive trip to the Bahamas! Check out the pictures from my trip!

Hopefully, you had time to review the video above. Avon aired the video of me on June 5, 2017 and it was such an honor to be featured! Last week, my dad called and asked if I could believe all of this was happening. He said “I bet you didn’t think you’d be doing all of this with Avon.” As you know, I served on an advisory board to help develop a technology for Avon sales leaders, traveled to New York, currently serving on advisory board for another special project and now, the Bahamas! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a dreamer. I have high goals and the determination of a lion stalking its prey — but in truth, no, I was NOT expecting any of this and couldn’t have imagined it in my wildest dreams.

You have to understand something about me. I am what they used to call “Chicago’s Inner City Youth.” They probably don’t call me that anymore because I’m not a teenager but in short, this means that I’m from the ‘hood. I didn’t grow up in the suburbs. I am a product of Chicago Public Schools, both grammar and high school. My schools weren’t #1 in the state, city or even neighborhood for that matter. I grew up on 79th street. I say all of that to say this, my upbringing wasn’t the most affluent. My parents made sure I had the necessities and even a few luxuries but when I graduated, I didn’t have a BMW waiting in the driveway for me. I got my first job at 16 and have been working ever since.

In my household, we were taught to go to school, get a good education and then, get a good job. I can’t fault them. It was all they knew. Back in their days, that would be enough to provide for one’s family; however, in 2017, not so much. There are people working 2-3 jobs just to remain afloat. I just couldn’t see that as my calling — working…at least not for someone else. When I was a teen, I tried to start my own business with affiliate marketing. I didn’t get far but then again, I was using an old Brother notebook that didn’t even have a color display (showing my age) and didn’t know much about the internet or marketing.

You see — this is why this trip is so important to me. For the first time, I am doing what I feel is my calling —- living life to the fullest. Not asking anyone for permission. Not sacrificing my personal health for a job. Not dreading waking up every morning at 5 a.m.

So how exactly did I end up in the Bahamas? Thanks to Avon’s Vacation Like a Boss incentive. One of the beauties about joining Avon is having an Avon mentor. Mentors help new representatives launch their business. Avon mentors are rewarded if the new team member becomes successful. Mentors receive nothing if the person isn’t successful. Contrary to popular belief, mentors do not receive a dime just for bringing people into the business. During the incentive period, I helped 19 new representatives successfully launch their business and their first orders were each over $150.

I uploaded the pictures below from my trip. The Bahamas was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious! I loved everything I had! The views were beautiful. The sharks were unique 🙂 I got to meet other Avon sales mentors. We laughed, danced, partied and learned about some upcoming, exciting new changes with Avon! Top secret so I can’t spill the beans just yet 🙂

Now, let me tell you why I love this company so much! I arrived in Newark, NJ airport and received an e-mail from the airline that my flight had been cancelled due to the weather. I went to the customer service terminal and as they were informing me that they couldn’t accommodate me due to weather cancellations, I was receiving a call from Avon with hotel accommodations! Now tell me that isn’t amazing! A company that truly cares about its representatives! They could’ve let me spend an awful night in the airport, but they didn’t! It was my first time in New Jersey so I decided to try some lasagna. Absolutely delicious!

If you’re interested, click here for me to be your mentor.

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Trying out the mark. Liquid Lipstick in Cozy

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Experimenting with the new mark. liquid lipsticks (Not Released Yet)
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New Jersey Hotel
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New Jersey Lasagna

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New Jersey Hotel Room

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Slots!
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Julie taught her the slots 🙂
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Avon Recognition

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My friend and I on a walk around the resort
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Pool time!

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Made it to the Beach

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The pork chop was amazing!
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Daiquiri!

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JeanPierre and Rebecca
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It was VERY hot!

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Bathroom Selfie!

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Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick Swatch

Introducing True Color Nourishing Lipstick! Available in 10 shades with full coverage, lasting color & conditioning care. From left to right: Nude Truffle, Brown Sugar, Mellow Melon, Peony Blush, Cherry Blossom, Playful Rose, Spring Lilac, Berry Sangria, Candy Red and Ruby Kiss. 💋😍 Get yours at http://www.chicagosbeauty.com #Makeup #Beauty #Lipstick #LipstickAddict#BeautyLover

Introducing True Color Nourishing Lipstick! Available in 10 shades with full coverage, lasting color & conditioning care. From left to right: Nude Truffle, Brown Sugar, Mellow Melon, Peony Blush, Cherry Blossom, Playful Rose, Spring Lilac, Berry Sangria, Candy Red and Ruby Kiss. 💋😍 Get yours at www.chicagosbeauty.com #Makeup #Beauty #Lipstick #LipstickAddict#BeautyLover

Introducing Avon True Color Nourishing LipstickFull coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off!

BENEFITS
• Lipstick with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and creamy feel
• Full, even coverage
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full coverage lasting coverage
• Infused with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Collagen, and Lanolin
• Lasting Color
• Satin Finish

TO USE
• Smooth on lips

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color your buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.

FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

.106 oz. net wt.

Lip Gloss Haul and Swatch

Avon Lip Gloss Haul and Swatch – check out the new colors and formulas such as True Color Technology. I’ll be testing the True Color Nourishing Lipstick, Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss, Gloss Tube Lip Gloss and mark. Glow Back Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss.

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Avon Lip Gloss Haul

Hi, my name is Natalie and I have a problem. I’m beginning to realize that. You see the picture above? Yea, that’s not part of a collection acquired over time. That was all purchased at the click of a button, probably 30 seconds between each click. My mom mentioned that she was looking for peach lipsticks and it reminded me that I needed to prepare for spring.

 

To be clear, I’m more of a lip gloss girl than lipstick. I have my few fave lippies but I really LOVE lip gloss 🙂 It’s an old habit that I just can’t shake. I remember the old school lip glosses from the ’90s with the glass tube and roller ball (ugh, I’m showing my age). Yes, I’m that girl — the girl that had every flavor and my favorite one — orange!!!

For the most part, I really feel like I can wear any of these glosses any day of the week. So I’m just throwing them all in my purse and when my lips get dry, I’ll just pull out one from my bag like Barney and apply 🙂

With the average “good” lip gloss costing anywhere between $20-24, you are in for a real surprise when you see what’s below! I’ve outlined each product but scroll down for the actual swatches. Yea, I swatched lip glosses. I couldn’t help myself 🙂

I’ll be reviewing each product from left to right. The prices on the right are current sales prices and subject to change. One thing I really love about this company is that the deals come around so often and even without the deal, it’s still reasonably priced. Hey! I’m a woman on a budget 🙂

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon – $5.99

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Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon

In Campaign 5, 2017, Avon announced that it decided to upgrade the formulas on it’s current lipsticks and even changed the packaging to include “True Color.” True Color Technology is what Avon promises, for those of us apprehensive online shoppers, “the product you see is the product you get.” The Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick is actually a new addition to the makeup line and not an upgraded formula for an existing product. This lipstick is infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Click here to see all 10 shades swatched. 

It is truly moisturizing and feels good on the lips. I didn’t feel as though it weighed my lips down and really didn’t notice it while applied. It’s very pigmented. It actually reminded me of one of my higher-end brands that I wear around spring of every year.  I couldn’t wear all of Avon’s lipsticks due to some ingredients that felt like wax. They actually had a burning sensation that I couldn’t stand. As soon as I applied the lipstick, I took it off. I didn’t want them to puff and swell. It didn’t happen but I couldn’t take the risk of walking around like a blowfish.

The only exceptions to this were the Perfectly Matte lipsticks and Ultra Color Indulgence lipstick (replaced with Ultra Hydration Lip Color). These two lipsticks didn’t cause any reaction and the color pay off is amazing! Even with the matte formula, my lips seemed super moisturized and I never had any of the embarrassing scenes of cracked/chapped lips.

Final judgement: a definite must-buy. I was skeptical of purchasing more than one shade due to the aforementioned possible allergic reaction but now that I see that it doesn’t exist; the lipstick is pigmented and feels so good — I’d be a fool not to buy more!

For more information on the new product changes/replacements, click here for the complete guide.

Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss – $5.99

In all fairness, I’m already a purchaser of the Ultra Glazewear Lip Glosses but this is the first time that I’ve ever purchased the two shades above (Citrus Shine and Pale Peach). Prior to this purchase, I had about 4 shades of the Glazewear lip glosses (Iced Pink, Mocha Latte, Rich Brown, and Perfect Nude). I just recently acquired the Clear and Creamy Nude which should  be arriving in a couple of days (you’re beginning to see I have a problem, aren’t you?).

At any rate, I like the fact that this lip gloss is very lightweight. To put it simply, it is a very “clean” lip gloss. By clean, I mean that it isn’t heavy, it doesn’t stick and it’s not runny. You hardly notice that you are wearing any at all. The coverage is sheer but you can definitely tell that you’re wearing lip color. When I apply the Mocha Latte or Rich Brown, people ask what “lipstick” am I wearing (yes, it’s sheer coverage but noticeable).

Final judgement: I love this lip gloss. I feel it’s very appropriate for the workplace by adding a hint of femininity without being too aggressive/arrogant. It’s a nice, subtle touch. Perfect for no makeup days and very “natural” days.

Avon True Color Glossy Tube Lip Gloss – $4.99

In comparison to the Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss (listed above), I’d have to say this is “heavy duty.” The lip gloss seems slightly more heavy as it delivers more gloss and pigmentation. According to Avon, it’s infused with vitamins. Prior to today, I owned one shade of this lip gloss in a very pigmented pastel pink. It smelled like cotton candy 🙂

The Glossy Tube really does deliver when it says shine. I feel as though you can skate on this lip gloss. It’s not oily and doesn’t even contain oil. This lipstick puts me back in the mindset of “my lip gloss is popping.” This is truly a gloss for those that want to be seen and noticed, from a distance.

Final judgment: this is my absolute fave! Now remember, I am that girl that loves the roller ball lip gloss. What’s the point of wearing makeup if no one can notice it? Yep! That’s me! This lip gloss differently grabs attention and though it’s sheer coverage, it’s easily build-able.

mark. Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss – 2/$15 (other wise, $10 each)

The two things that I noticed about these lip glosses are the smell and the ability to “hook-up.” The lip glosses have a very soft candy-like scent. It’s not overpowering but noticeable. I love the idea of hook-ups as you can hook-up any mark. product and carry two products versus one. For example, you can attach your eyeliner to a lip gloss and have one solid piece versus fiddling through your purse for both products.

The consistency reminds me of the Glossy Tube Lip Gloss. Major differences would be the shades available, the applicator (tube vs doe foot applicator) and mark. seems to have more glitter/sparkly but other than that, it really comes down to a matter of personal preference. I can see myself using either.

Swatches: 

 

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If you would like to order, click here to go to the online Avon store.