Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The New Avon Pro Makeup Blender

Let me start by saying that I am an independent Avon representative.

I recently ordered and tested out Avon's new Pro Makeup Blender. Here are my thoughts and first impressions:

I was really hoping this would be an inexpensive alternative to other beauty sponges on the market. Sadly, it is not. This sponge is very big and while that may sound good, it actually makes it quite difficult to control. Another downfall is that it's so hard I find my foundation actually separating as I'm trying to blend it. It also is a little uncomfortable when bouncing this on my face. The last thing I noticed is that the foundation stays more on the sponge than applies on my face. So that's not good. I'm hoping Avon will try again with this product and produce something that is comparable to other sponges. I believe they can!!

I compared it to both the original Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. In the photos, I'm showing it's size against the original Beaty Blender and both have been soaked in water then wrung out.






Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Avon Anew Vitale Eye Gel Cream ~ Review





Feel free to watch the video or read below :)

All of the other Anew Vitale products I've used, I've loved. This product is just not for me. It stings my eyes no matter how much or how little I use or where I place the product. I have not noticed any change in the crows feet or fine lines under my eyes since using; they haven't gotten better or worse. Now, since it stings my eyes so badly, I have stopped using it on my upper eye lid. And since then, I have noticed the fine lines on my top lid getting worse, so it was working, if I could handle the stinging.

The first few uses, you can definitely tell the product is working, whether it's a tightening or other sensation, I don't know. After those first uses, you kind of get use to it and don't really feel it anymore.

This may work for you, it just doesn't work for me. Maybe I have sensitive eyes.

Any other eye products you can suggest or recommend would be greatly appreciated!!

As always please check out my Facebook page for coupon codes, tips, and more!

You can shop my Avon eStore here: www.youravon.com/mpatrick

Or you can sign up to sell Avon and use reference code mpatrick: Join Avon!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Avon's Signature Collection

I have really been impressed lately with Avon fashion! They have great styles and colors for just about anything. This summer's fashion is great and I can't wait to get as many pieces as I can :)

Here are just some of the items coming out (or are out):



If you need clothes for work, school, church, or an event, check out Avon!!

You can shop here: https://mpatrick.avonrepresentative.com/

Don't for get to like my Facebook page for info, coupon codes, and more!
https://www.facebook.com/MelissasBeautyShop/

Friday, March 11, 2016

Avon Cushion Walk Spring Fling Flat ~ Review

So, I saw these coming in the What's New catalog and instantly fell in love! I knew I had. to. have. them.

I ordered them through my estore: www.youravon.com/mpatrick on a day when I could get a free bag + lipstick samples with a $45 or more order. I love days and deals like that! So, I ordered the shoes and a pair of jeans I've been wanting (they ended up being a bit too big so I'm exchanging them) and got the freebies.

As soon as they came in, I tried them on and fell in love! They are so cute for spring and summer and super comfortable! These are the second pair of Cushion Walk shoes I've tried, they're fantastic!

The website says to go up a size if you normally wear half sizes and they fit good. The right shoe is the smallest bit too big but the left fits perfectly, so I'm happy. It isn't a noticeable difference.

I made a little white box to start taking better pictures...I hope!! Here's what they look like:

This pic was edited on Instagram, so I lost the toe! Haha!!





Let me know if you get a pair!!

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Avon Products I Love pt. 1

I have been selling and using Avon products for a few months now. And I've gotta say, I'm in love!

So far, I've had a great experience with the makeup and style products. Here are just a few I'm currently loving:

mark. Carry All Handbag


 I received this as a Christmas gift and I love it! It is so spacious and holds everything I need. It's great for traveling too because it holds so much. I don't pack it full so it isn't too heavy to carry but be aware, you could get carried away filling all the space in it! I love the front pockets. They are great for keys, to-do lists, and anything else I need quick access to. Even though it's big, it isn't hard to find anything in the biggest part. I carry my wallet and a smaller wallet in there with no trouble. The shoulder strap is wide so it sits comfortably on your shoulder and adjustable. I carry it a lot just with the handle but like it both ways. You could probably use this as a briefcase/ laptop bag as well.

This is so stylish! I love it! It's high quality material, sturdy, and made well. I could not be happier with this bag!

Extra Lasting Eye Shadow Inks

I have 2 of these - 1 in Gold Gleam and 1 in Forever Bronze.

The first thing I noticed is the names don't quite match the color of the product. I do wish they offered a matte version; these all look to have shimmer. Certainly the 2 I own are shimmery, but very pretty. They are a little tough to apply - best to use your finger, not a brush. They don't blend quite as easily as I'd like but oh my goodness they are long lasting!

I don't have to use a primer to keep these on all day or night, so that's a plus. Once these are on, they are on until I use makeup remover. 

True Color Eyeshadow Single

I am in love with this matte eye shadow. I got it in purple. Now, it is a bit difficult to blend unless you have a base shadow under it, but it's highly pigmented and long-wearing!! You can wear this lightly or build it up for a deep color that would be perfect for a night out, smokey eye look! 

Wash Off Waterproof Mascara Review

This stuff is ah-mazing! It's waterproof so it holds a curl wonderfully! It separates and lengthens the lashes and most importantly (for me), it doesn't flake!! I love this stuff and will definitely repurchase. I have gotten compliments on my lashes every time I use this mascara.
Like I said, these are just a few of the products I've been using and will post about more. But to keep up-to-date with all my reviews check out my YouTube channel SouthernMel

Monday, February 1, 2016

Avon Campaign 5 2016 ~ Meet Your Perfect Matte!`

You can watch the video below for a sneak peek at Campaign 5 that goes live tomorrow on my eStore: www.youravon.com/mpatrick


Let me know if you'd like a FREE brochure mailed to you and I will send you a message for your address!


Monday, January 18, 2016

Avon Campaign 4 ~ Does Your Skincare Stack Up?

Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the deals you can get on skincare and makeup during this campaign!





As always, leave me a comment letting me know if you'd like a free brochure and I will DM you.

Shop my eStore here: www.youravon.com/mpatrick


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Avon Campaign 3 ~ Sparkle This Valentine's Day! Shop Online 1/5 - 1/17

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Watch this video for a short preview of Campaign 3 2016! Leave me a comment if you'd like a FREE brochure mailed to you.

You can also check out my YouTube channel for product hauls and reviews!! www.youtube.com/SouthernMel

Slim Fast #ItsYourThing Influenster Voxbox

I love influenster! It's a great place to research products, as well as honestly reviewing products. It's a fun community and I'm so happy to be a part of it! You can sign up here influenster.com/r/521917 
Please note - I will get credit for you signing up with this link. Thanks in advance if you choose to do so!!

I recently received the Slim Fast It's Your Thing voxbox to test and review.

I have 2 videos related to this box.

The first video is an un-boxing and can be seen here:
This is just showing you everything that came in the voxbox...which was a good bit, I think!

The second video is a review of all the products and can be seen here:
Spoiler Alert!!!

I liked everything other than the shake! The crisps and meal replacement bar were delicious. I can't wait to add them to my grocery list!!

Let me know how which Slim Fast products you enjoy!