After this brutal winter, I was so, so excited when the sun finally came out and the average temperature rose from 6 to 76. “Ahh, spring is here!” I sang merrily as I busted out my flowy tank tops, lopped all the legs off my jeans, and hung a hammock in my backyard. After pouring myself a glass of iced tea, I went out to enjoy the first warm afternoon, but my fantasy was promptly interrupted by a terrible, ugly reality: MOSQUITOES. MOSQUITOES EVERYWWHEEERRRREEE. I fought them off for a few minutes before finally retreating inside to scratch my bites, clean the spilled tea off my shirt, and glare at the cloud of blood-suckers buzzing around my sad, empty hammock.
Mosquitos are like childbirth: you never remember how awful they are until you’re right in the midst of them. And, like clockwork, I had forgotten about the horrors of mosquitoes until they were upon me, ravaging my legs and arms and ruining my idyllic spring lifestyle.
But luckily, in spite of my mosquito amnesia, I did remember something else. Keep reading »
Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.
My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all day, I’m also rather partial to Avon’s Glittersticks Diamonds eyeliners. Their twinkle is subtle, not “Rock Of Ages,” and it’s beyond easy to apply. Just try not to think about how the name sounds like a Care Bear. Keep reading »
Next time the Avon lady comes a-calling, I’m not going to buy any nail polish from her. Avon sent the Frisky office some of their spring/summer products and I have to be honest, I was pretty disappointed with their Avon Nailwear Pro polish. (You’ve been seeing me wear it in the color Coral Reef all week in What Are We Wearing Today? photos.) Keep reading »
This lovely purple eyeshadow palette isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s easy to put on your eyes too. Each color in the eye-shaped palette is sectioned off according to where it should be applied to your eyelid. There’s a dark purple for the lash-line, lavender for the lid, a shimmery white for just under the brow, and even a subtle pink shade to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. Just follow the format for a flattering–and foolproof–look. [$5, AVON]
Elizabeth Taylor is, of course, famous for her acting career, numerous marriages, charity work, and love of diamonds, but she was also known for her classic beauty look. She often highlighted her natural beauty with a dazzling red pout, but her violet eyes always took center stage with the help of bold brows and expertly lined eyes. Now, we might not be able to drape ourselves in sparkly diamonds, like Liz Taylor, but we can surely adopt her makeup tricks as we remember her life and career. Keep reading »
Last week, we asked you to tell us how you treat yourself during the holidays, in the hopes of winning your holiday wish list from Avon. You all gave us some great ideas for maintaining our sanity this time of year. But there could be only one winner. Keep reading »
Avon‘s holiday campaign “Shop Early, Shop Easy, Shop Avon” pretty much sums up why we’re big fans of the cosmetic, skin care, and fashion giant. Not only can you get everything you need for the holidays, like the 3-Piece Enchanted Holiday Nailwear Collection or a Wear Your Way Convertible Dress (above), but you can also shop from the comfort of your home while watching your favorite holiday movies. Avon definitely has gifts that are fun to receive and keep for yourself, so there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from browsing. [Avon.com]
WIN THIS! We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to fulfill her Avon holiday wish list. One winner will be allowed to choose up to 10 Avon products (total value not to exceed $100) to treat herself or her loved ones. But you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you treat yourself during the holidays by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Your treat can be anything from a relaxing bath to a piece of jewelry. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Dec. 17. You must live in the U.S. to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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In honor of fall fashion week on The Frisky, we asked you to tell us how you will develop your look this season, in the hopes of winning a fall fashion prize pack from Avon. Many of you plan on layering your summer staples to make them weather-appropriate, pulling out your cold weather staples from seasons past, and hitting up your favorite thrift stores. But there could only be one winner. And it was oceanvodka because homegirl already has her outfits planned based on the weather. Read her comment after the jump. Keep reading »
Avon offers one-stop shopping for the woman on the go. The company offers cosmetics, skin care products, clothes, jewelry, and other accessories. For this fall, we’ve fallen in love with Avon’s Zip Up Bag — that deep plum color will add a punch to autumn neutrals. Animal jewelry is all the rage right now, and the $14.99 price of Avon’s Animal Magnetism Ring can’t be beat. The Cabochon Stretch Bracelet is another fun way to add color to your look this season. You can also bring attention to your sexy collarbone and neck with the Mixed Chain Long Necklace, which has a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Finishing off our list of Avon must-haves is the Belted Print Dress, which can also be worn as a tunic and matches the Zip Up Bag well. Find out how you can win the prize pack after the jump. Keep reading »
We asked you last week to tell us your most horrifying frizzy hair experiences to win a bottle of Avon’s Advanced Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield. Your horror stories brought back memories of my own tangled, teased, and terrible curly hair disasters. That being said, my heart did go out to a few readers’ painful hair anecdotes. Check out the winners and their stories after the jump. Keep reading »