March 26, 2010

Cute things for spring

Avon ad

You know how you can sort of get an idea in your head and then hang on to it, even when it isn't exactly accurate? I should just go ahead and admit that I'm guilty of doing that sometimes. In this case, I'm talking about my feelings toward Avon. I've never had anything against the cosmetics giant, per se, but I also never really gave it much thought either. As a little girl, my grandma had her very own Avon lady and I always looked forward to going through her catalogs and being allowed to select one bubble bath and one lip balm (usually for around 99 cents). In more recent years, my mom has been sweet enough to buy me all sorts of face creams to try and lots of them have come from Avon, and I have (once or twice) placed an order myself. But I never realized how much Avon has stepped up its game lately, until now.

Don't worry, you can still find all the great bubble bath, lotion and Skin So Soft products (the original southern insect repellant) that Avon is famous for. Only now, you can also get adorable accessories, cute clothes (and shoes!), and great-smelling fragrances. Even this isn’t really a new thing, but I guess it just wasn’t on my shopping radar before.

Recently, I chatted with a friend of mine, Shawna, who is an Independent Sales Representative for Avon and she says her favorite product is the company’s mineral foundation. I haven’t used it, but she likes it much better than the more well-known mineral make-up brands and it’s way more affordable (double yay!). As a stay-at-home mom of (soon to be!) three little ones, she says that being an Avon rep is perfect for her life and schedule.

In just a few minutes of browsing, I found some really great things that I’m putting on my ‘want-it’ list for spring. That dress has such a cute shape and I could totally see it dressed up or down with different accessories. The punchy yellow bag could add lots of oomph to even the most basic jeans and t-shirt combination. As a child of the 80s the butterfly clock spoke to me because it has a retro feel (anyone else scared that the 80s now = retro). Frizz serum + a cute umbrella as back-up for those April showers and dressy flip flops for when the days are getting warmer. Finally, Cynthia Rowley (love her!) perfume which I luckily have a bottle of and it smells heavenly! avon1

images, clockwise from top left: mark Curl Goddess Silkening Serum; mark, Leader of the Rack dress Artsy Cool; Desert Rose bib necklace; Butterfly color changing clock; Flower by Cynthia Rowley eau de Parfum spray; Carry Me Away handbag; Bead delight thong sandal; Barbie Anniversary umbrella

Now be honest, if I hadn’t told you first, would you have believed all these lovely items were from Avon? If you say yes, then you’re way ahead of me in the game. If you (like me) were unaware of the bounty of goodies available to you at the click of a mouse, then let’s fix that. Scoot on over here and start shopping! Oh, and Shawna, you’ll probably be hearing from me soon…that necklace is a must-have for spring! {One thing I’ve noticed is that items can be in high demand and sell out, so if there is something you want…don’t wait!}