Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I don't know about you, but a girl can never enough palettes!! There is something about them that makes makeup seem a lot more intriguing and pretty. My favorite time of the year to get a palette is the holidays! So I was beyond happy when I saw the cover of the C-22 Brochure!  LOL! Avon really did a great job with picking out a great palette to kick of the holiday season.

First let's start with the fact that this kit comes already giftwrapped! Yes the beautiful teal and purple packaging is all you need. Of course you could add a big bow if you like. Now let's open her up.

The first tier has beautiful, vibrant eye shadow colors that are divided into little square compacts. These shades come in a variety of finishes such as matte, shimmer and satin. The second tier can be found by pulling the first tier apart. There you will see more gorgeous and bold shade of eyeshadows. There are also 2 compacts of blush and highlight duos.

  Now if you look very closely, you will see small satin tabs attached to the squares. This is so you can you fill your mini " on the go " palette with your favorite shades!! Yes, this baby is customizable!
I mean what more can a girl for ask for!

So enough of the talking, let's get to some swatches shall we.....

So what do you think? I know you have already created 5 looks in your head so far.
Well if you want more details, then be sure to check out my beauty channel. Simply click on the "Watch Me" link at the top of the page. There you will find my first look video about this palette! :)
Be sure and get one soon because I know they are going to sell fast! It's $24.99 with a $15 brochure purchase. So you can get this palette as a gift and order some goodies for yourself! You can find this and more under the "Shop with Me" tab.
Be on the look out for some "Get the Look " post using this palette.
Till next time beauties

Monday, September 23, 2013

Avon Makeup debuts at New York Fashion Week!!


  This title alone has me so excited!!! Yes the new Avon makeup collection was featured at New York Fashion Week!! We were the sponsors for the amazing fashion line Elizabeth and James Spring 2014 Presentation.

   Earlier this month, I received the email of a lifetime! I was selected by Avon to accompany them to the spring presentation as their Avon  Makeup Maven Rep-Porter! LOL! ( I love how they put a spin on that title. ) So I know you all are wondering well, what exactly does that mean. I was actually backstage live tweeting and instagramming  all the behind the scenes buzz!!!!!!! Yes!!!   For all my muas, makeup lovers and fashionistas you all completely understand how major this opportunity was! New York Fashion Week is like the Super Bowl, Grammys and Oscars all wrapped up in one for us. This is where fashion and beauty trends are created and introduced to the world. I never imagined that my passion for makeup, love for Avon and relationship with social media would allow me to have this experience!!

I remember the day that I found out that Avon was going to sponsoring a show in NYFW!! I knew this would allow our amazing brand to been seen in a different light. It allows us to be showcased to whole other industry. I was going to be apart of Avon history and that was such a powerful feeling!  I am still pinching myself!!
So I tried my best to capture as many moments as I could. LOL! Truth be told, I was super nervous because I knew that the spotlight was on me and Avon!!

Now let's get down to the look! The beautiful and talented Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Anderson created the look for the models. This clean, beautiful and effortless look was called Modern & Minimalist! Lauren says, " the makeup look we created for the Elizabeth and James Spring 2014 Presentation is fresh yet sophisticated. This glowing look is inspired by a woman who is effortlessly chic."
Here's how to get the look:
1. Prep the skin using a foundation brush and your finger, apply a thin layer of Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation only on areas that need coverage. To create a natural dewiness, go back over the foundation with a wet sponge.
2. Highlight cheeks, brow bone and nose by swiping these areas with Avon Smooth Mineral Powder Foundation in Transparent Glow. This will refresh and enhance skin with a luminous, radiant glow.
3. To keep cheeks looking dewy and fresh , apply Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Carnation, a blushing pink shade, on the apples of the cheeks.
4. On  the eyes, use a light wash of shadow with Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo in Healthy Glow. Apply the lighter shade to the inner eyes and across the lid. Then blend the darker shade very lightly along the lash line.
5. Lightly line eyes for a "just -defined look" with Avon's Kohl Eye Liner in Intense Brown.
6. Give lashes volume and definition with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.
7. Finish the look by matching lip color to the shade used on the cheeks. Apply Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Carnation to the center of the lips with your finger and then blot it out to give the pout a natural-yet-noticeable stain effect.
Here are a few behind the scene pics :

 The Avon team really had everything thing covered when it came to branding!! Everyone knew that we were in the building! LOL!

There is always time for a photo op!! So I had to get a pic with Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist, Lauren Anderson and Avon Global Beauty Ambassador, Irina Shayk! Oh I was definitely trying to give my best Tyra Banks smize!! lol!!
I have so much to share with you all. This is just the beginning of my Fashion Week series. Stay tuned to see more posts, pictures and videos!! I would never leave  you guys completely hanging so enjoy this little teaser!!


   Till next time beauties,

                                " Remember makeup is simply touches of beauty"


Friday, August 16, 2013

Makeup Maven Exclusive: Avon Top Secret Box

Hello beauties,

I am back once again with some more exclusive Makeup Maven beauty dish!!! So several months ago I created this most exciting video on my beauty channel to date! It was all about the top secret makeup products that I was introduced to in NY!!! I was on mail man alert until this makeup box was in my hands. The anticipation was so high, that as soon as I received it. I immediately started posting pics and taped 2 videos!! Unfortunatley, I totally forgot to do a blog post!! So I am making up for lost time by sharing with you all the deets on my beauty box!!

Let first tell you that we were all blessed from the Avon beauty Gods for this package!! These exclusive previews are normally only given to the top sellers and leaders in the company! So it was a complete honor that all of the Makeup Mavens were gifted these items! I can't thank Avon enough for this!! So enough of me standing on my beauty soap box!! lol I know you all are like, "Show us what's in the box" already!

True Color Quad in Purple Pop
Glazewear Lipgloss in Palm Beach Pink
Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Rich Ruby
Mega Effects Mascara in Black
These are just a few of the amazing new makeup collection from Avon!! Avon spent years researching about how they could improve on our makeup! They asked women what they liked and disliked when it came to certain beauty items. The final result is our newly reformulated Avon Color line with True Color Technology!! This line is filled with tons of bright and vivid shades for all skin tones!! The color  you see in the eyeshadow pan, is the same color that will get on your eyes!!! But they didn't stop at the formula, but they also gave the packaging a huge makeover! LOL! Now the packaging is sleek, modern and sophisticated! Oh and there is a little something extra with the lipsticks!!
So let's get to the pictures and swatches!!

Here is the Purple Pop Quad: The pans are now rectangle and square shaped instead of the circles from the older quads. This is great because that gives you more product for your money. The feature we all loved was the fact that the colors are numbered!! There is now a how - to pic on the back that allows you to create a great eye every time!! I call it the beauty cheat sheet! LOL!
Ok can we get a round of applause for the pigmentation!!! These were swatched straight from the pan with no primer!!!! *faints* ( l to r) # 1, 2,3,4
Here is  Rich Ruby from the Ultra Color Rich Line! The new lipstick line is also formulated with the True Color Technology. This gives you bold and bright shades for every skin tone. There are 55 shades to choose from! So no one should have a problem finding the right color for themselves. LOL Avon listened to thousands of women, when they said they want a lipstick that has great color payoff,  makes their lips soft but doesn't wipe off easily. These lipsticks do that and more. They glide on smooth and even after hours the color remains on the lips!! Score!! Oh and the bonus is the preview window on the cap. This is a long time coming! No more having to pop caps all day to find the shade you want!

So how excited are you for the new makeup line!!!! Well if you want to see more , then you will have to check out my video on my beauty channel! *evil grin* Simply click the "Watch Me" tab at the top of my page. Then select the Makeup Maven Exclusive: Avon Top Secret Box!! I hope you all enjoy!
Tell me what you are more excited about? Have you tried Avon's makeup before?
Well till next time beauties :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beauty News: Avon debuts the Mega Effects Mascara on the Today Show!!!!!


Avon has done something that no cosmetic company has ever done. They have changed the way you apply your mascara.
I  have to let you all in on a secret. I have known about this innovative product for some months now!!! Yes! I am one of the Divisional  Makeup Maven winners from Avon's first ever YouTube video contest. The grand prize for this contest was a trip to NYC! The trip included a makeup master class by the amazing Paul Innis. If you don't know who is, please make Google your best friend! LOL
 So for any beauty lover that would be more than enough. Well guess what? Avon wanted to give us more. So we were also given a v.i.p tour of the state of the art research and development center. It was there that we Mavens were introduced to the Mega Effects Mascara!!! We were the first people ever to actually get to try the amazing mascara!
Now  I know you are wondering what's so great about this product. So lets me share with you some of the deets!!
Its been 50 years since someone has found a new way to apply mascara!!
Well after 6 years of development, 5000 hours of science and 20,000 mins. of consumer interviews the WONDERBRUSH was born!
This is the brush that does what no wand can! I simply look at as a paint brush for your lashes!! The brush was created to fit the natural shape of your lashes. This allows for corner to corner full lash coverage. You can apply your mascara 12 different ways by bending the brush to your preference.  The formula gives you bold dark lashes that will give you  lift and volume for days!!!
So now what do you think about the Mega Effects? Do you want to hear more? Well join in on the fun and excitement tomorrow morning at 10am on the Today Show. The fabulous Makeup and Fashion Expert Bobbie Thomas will show everyone how to paint their lashes! So be sure to set your dvr, because you don't want to miss it!!
The Mega Effects is coming soon in late July -early August! Remember you can only get it from Avon!  So stay tuned for more blog post because this is just the beginning! I will have reviews, pictures and more! 

Be sure not to miss this launch!! Simply sign up on my waiting list found on my facebook page!
Till next time beauties
"Rememeber makeup is simply touches of beauty"




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Look of the Day: Purple Pop


I love how wearing bright colors can give your day an extra boost of energy. I decided to break out my Purple Pop palette from the Avon Color Line! I am so amazed by the new formula and pigmentation of these eye shadows. Now before you start blowing up my comment section. LOL! This line is not out yet! Just some of the perks of being an Avon Makeup Maven!! However you can get a little taste of the deets on my youtube channel.

well let's get into the look.

Face: Avon Magix Illuminating Face Primer
          Ideal Flawless BB Cream in Deep
          Ideal Flawless Loose Powder in Translucent
          Avon Glow Bronzer in Rose Glow

Eyes: Eye shadow primer in warm beige
          Lids and Crease: Purple Pop # 3 and #4
         Lash line: Always on Point eyeliner in black
         Waterline: Glimmerstick eyeliner in blue flare
         Lashes: Mega Effects Mascara

Lips: Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Berry Smooch

So what do you think? What do you like most about this look?
* Shop this look today by hitting the "Shop with Me" link!! Of course you will have to wait a little  while for the Purple Pop Palette. But trust me, it will be worth it!
Till next time beauties :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soft Bronze Beauty

Spring and Summer is all about effortless beauty! No need to pile on the makeup and spends hours at your vanity. This is the time of the year that the natural you  gets to shine. Not only is this look a breathe of fresh air. Its also hassel free because you don't have to worry about  touch ups and blotting non stop!! LOL  The staple to this look is a luminous complexion! You want the skin to look smooth, glowing and healthy. So I will show you how to achieve this look with just using 5 of my fav beauty products!!
FACE: MagiX Cashmere Advance Liquid Foundation
this lightweight formula glides on the skin to give a radiant effect to your face.
CHEEKS: Glow Blusher Bronzer Duo
this is perfect because it allows you to give your cheeks some glow and definition.
Simply use the bronzer to give your face a light contour. Then pop the blush on your cheeks to bring warmth.
EYES: Always on Point Eyeliner
No eyeshadow for this look!! Just line your bottom and top lash line with a this water resistant liner.
This pencil glides on with ease but stays put all day!!
Super Extend Infintize Mascara
Everything your lashes need can be found in the bright orange tube!!!
The brush from this mascara allows the lashes to have length, lift and curl.
LIPS: Totally Kissable Lip Gloss
Give your lips just enough color, shine and moisture by using a great lipgloss.
You want the appearance of soft, supple and smooth lips to finish off your effortless look!
Remember you want your natural beauty elevated. So this lipgloss will do just that!
So while you are on vacation or just enjoying a beautiful day out. Give this look a try.. You will feel beautiful and free at the same time! :)
*all of the products above are Avon products! You can find all of these and more by clicking the SHOP WITH ME link