Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Great Deals with Avon

I just received this email on lip glosses for $1.99 and free shipping when you spend $20 or more.  I just had to share.


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Weekend Makeover

I went to Cleveland this weekend to hang out with my family for Mother’s Day.  On Saturday, I gave my sister a make-over using Avon and Mark cosmetics.  My sister doesn’t use much make up so I wanted to keep her look very natural.




On my sister I used the Mark Please Hold primer in Medium/Dark-this product does double duty as a primer and concealer.  The Please Hold primer will not be available for purchase until May 26, 2010.  I used Anew Age-Transforming Foundation in medium beige.

For eye shadow I used Mark eye shadows in Biscotti over the entire eye and Expresso in the crease.  I lined her upper and lower lids with black/brown Avon pencil eyeliner.  I used Avon Supershock mascara on the top lashes.

On her cheeks I used Mark Just Pinched instant blush tint in Spicy.

On lips I used  Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip color in Dew and  Glow Baby Glow Luxe Hook-up lip gloss in Flirty Luxe



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shopping for Mother’s Day

Mom, if you are reading this post, stop and read on Monday :)


So a co-worker gave me a coupon for the Coach outlet store, 20% off any purchase and 30% off any purchase of $250.00 or more.  In an hour, I was done and walking out with gifts for my mother, mother-in-law, my sister and a little something for myself. 

I was pretty set on purses, I thought I had all the bags in all the colors that I need, (silver, black, brown, stone, cognac) but I found this great neutral color tote that is a great every day bag.  It goes with many things so I don’t have to change my purse so often.  The original price of the bag was $358 and I ended up paying $118.31.  I also ended up getting a wallet, original price was $208 and I ended up paying $66.49.  The deals at the Coach outlet are amazing.

The coupon is good until tomorrow May 9, 2010.  The Coach outlet that I went to was just handing out the coupons,  but just in case click here to get the coupon.

Below is a picture of the bag I bought for myself.  It is hard to tell in the picture but the bag is cream not white.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Signature Piece

I love working with Pearls, fresh water and Swarovski Pearls.  I made pearl necklace that is perfect for weddings, formal events as well as for the office.  This necklace has a slight twist to your mother’s string of pearls.  The necklace that I am wearing is made from white and lavender Swarovski 8mm pearls.  The center of the necklace is made from 10mm white Swarovski pearls separated by Swarovski crystal rondelle beads.  I paired the necklace with a white sweater and gray slacks.  What do you think about the necklace? 



These necklaces will be available soon at my Etsy shop.  The will sale for approximately $30 a piece.  Slightly more for longer strands.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My turquoise necklace

Over the weekend I made a double stranded turquoise and sterling silver multi-strand necklace.  I planned to sell on my Etsy shop but after I tried it on with my outfit today and decided to keep it.  I felt very bold wearing Turquoise with a pale yellow sweater.  This is the first time I wore accessories that did not match perfectly with my outfit.  I loved how it looked, to pair such a bold color with a pastel color.  What do you think?



Make-up Shelf life

I am planning on going to Cleveland this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family.  Every time I visit my family I always clean my closet to bring my unwanted clothes and shoes for my mom and sisters.  As I was doing my Spring cleaning I thought it would be a good time to clean out my make-up bags.  Over the years, I have accumulated  tons of make-up and never threw anything out.  Did you know make-up doesn’t last forever?  Here are some tips from one of my Mark rep forums on the shelf life of make-up.

  • Mascara:3-6 months
  • Concealer: 18 months
  • Liquid Foundation: 1 year
  • Cream eye shadow: 12-18 months
  • Powder eye shadow: 2 years
  • Lip pencil: up to 3 years
  • Lipstick: 2-3 years
  • Lip gloss: up to 18 months

Below are pics of all the make-up I need to get rid of



Since I had a number of products that were way past the shelf life I got rid of a lot of my make-up and replaced it with Mark cosmetics.  My two new favorites are mark Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Cocoa Coquette currently on sale for $6.00.  The eyeliner really stays put.  I was never a big fan of liquid eyeliner until I used this product.

get in line

My favorite lip gloss is Lots of Lacquer in colors thrill and pop.  This lip gloss provides great color and lots of shine.  This item won’t be available at my mark boutique until the end of May but will be completely worth the wait.  I love this lip gloss.

lots of Laquer