Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!!

With the holidays upon us I have rather fallen off my blogging game.  As a result I have all but missed Avon’s first campaign of the New Year.  This campaign ends on Saturday.  I don’t know how that happened. 

Regardless I want to let you all to know that this first post Christmas brochure really has some great deals. There is an extensive Outlet brochure which contains deals from both Avon and Mark and the regular Avon brochure is chock full with post Christmas deals from eye shadow to skincare to jewelry and watches.  Take a look and see what strikes your fancy.

The Clinical Eye Lift is on sale for $20 – I know that there are a few of you out there who really like this product and this is a good time to stock up.
There is a Mark compact on sale for $7.99 – These compacts are a great deal with 9 eye shadows and nine lip-glosses.

All two-week supplies of Anew cleansers are on sale for .99 with any purchase from the brochure.  These are great travel items as they are under the 3 oz. rule.  Advance Techniques hair care products are a whopping $2.89 each.  Eye liner pencils - $1.99  Moisture Therapy Lotion with AHA’s - $5.99  Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel or “handsitizer” as we call it in my house - $1.99

At these prices you will be able to easily make the current $10.00 threshold for free shipping, so don’t hold back.  Everybody needs moisturizer.  Take a look.  These prices go away on Saturday.  Internet orders only please at  To view the brochure, click the eBrochure link at the top right hand corner of the page.

Remember free shipping for all orders over $10.00.

Happy New Year,

Tracy the Avon Lady

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Frostbite Averted

I hate taking off my gloves to manipulate my phone!!

Happy December.  This morning when I left home on Tuesday morning it was 35 degrees and the wind was whipping.  Wasn't it just last week when I was standing outside my house in a tank top?  Of course it was also only a few weeks ago when we were slogging through several inches of wet snow.  Go figure.  All I know is that it is getting colder and soon the thought of taking off my gloves to manipulate my stupid smart phone will be torture.   Good thing I have these handy Touch Smart Gloves.  These polyester fleece gloves have pads on the thumb and index finger that allow you to use your touch screen with your gloves on.  Hurray!!  Frostbite averted.

That's only one of the Avon gifts I like.  If you're crunched for time and funds this holiday season, and who isn't, you might find just the right thing in the Avon brochure.  Sure there are lots of fragrance box sets but there are also lots of makeup palettes, brush sets, personal care sets (like for feet), little makeup sets, and a mini LED flashlight that's shaped like a lipstick..  Browse through the eBrochure at


You'll find stocking stuffers in the form of lip balm, shower gel and jewelry, many under $5.00.  There are lip gloss sets, nail polish sets, eye liners sets, comfy slippers, robot Santas, skin softener, body polish, and those gloves.... the list goes on and on.  Of course you can have those items delivered to your best friend's teenaged daughter in Tucson, AZ and if you go through my web site I'll still get credit for the sale.  Shipping is free on all orders over $30.00.

Browse and shop today and don't forget to get something for yourself.

Tracy the Avon Lady

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Martha Stewart and Avon

Link to a recent Avon Holiday segment on Martha Stewart.  Ooooohhhh.
Martha Stewart and Avon do the holidays...

Sure it says, "Meatballs and Photo Frame Ideas," but if you begin the video it will be the Avon Segment.

Makin' Money. Spendin' Money

I am trying to save for yoga school among other things.  Unfortunately, it's impossible to save enough for yoga school if you earn peanuts, have a son who likes GameStop and live in this wonderful city you can't really enjoy because you don't make enough dough.  No matter.  I look mahvelous.  Looking good is sweet revenge.

Yeah, I sell and use Avon and think my skin looks pretty good.  Heck, I'm almost 48.  Say what you want but consistent skin care, sunscreen, night cream and AHA's are now among my good friends.  The best part is that having good skin doesn't have to cost more than a 200 hour yoga certification.  My last post was called, "Last Week I Wore Foundation.". The best part about writing that piece was knowing that I don't really have to.  I credit a large part of that to regular AHA use.

That being said, "buy my stuff!!". It works, the price points are good and I continually test products so you won't have too.

So it's holiday season and that means gifts, parties and a bit of sparkle.  I keep saying that makeup should be fun.  No one said it has to be expensive.  This week I even have 99 cent mini lip gloss, so change your look or update your skin care routine.  It doesn't need to break you.

Follow this link to my eBrochure.

Page 17 - 8 eyeshadows, 4 lip glosses and a blush in one 3" x 2" compact. $9.99 and boxed to give.

Page 29 - 20 eyeshadows, 12 lip glosses, 2 blushes, and 3 applicators in a 4" x 4" mirrored compact $19.99 and boxed to give.

Page 42 - Set of 3 mini LED flashlights, red, green, blue.  Handy little suckers.  $12.99

In the upcoming campaigns the compacts get even jucier with one set sporting 36 eyeshadows, 36 lip glosses, 6 blushes, a nice mirror and brushes.  Again $29.99 and boxed to give.

As usual this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Browse the brochure for additional makeup looks, kitchy holiday gift and decor items and serious skin care.  I know its weird to find serious skin care and kitchy holiday items in the same place but... that's Avon.

Tracy the Avon Lady

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This Week I Wore Foundation

This week I wore foundation.

This not something a usually do but product testing is a requirement for the Avon Lady.

This is what I used:
Avon Flawless Ideal Shade Makeup in Soft Honey

When I ordered it I was unsure of what shade I should get since I was ordering foundation through the mail.  There are a few things I know about myself by now. 

1.    When choosing foundation shades I always seem to think my skin is darker than it really is.  Knowing this I forced myself to choose lighter.
2.    If the color was wrong I could easily return it and start over.

Well, I lucked out because from what I can tell the color matches me well.

This is what I learned:

1.     A little goes a long way.  I initially used too much and so I had to blot it with a baby wipe.  This worked well in lieu of a makeup sponge.  I guess I was a little unprepared.
2.    The product worked well providing even coverage that was a good base for my regular makeup application.  When I applied my usual blush it went on the way it usually does and when I applied my lipstick I liked the more pronounced outline that the foundation provided.

I'm sure that there are those of you out there who go through this process every day but I rarely do.  I was pleasantly surprised my how easy it was, that my skin felt really good to the touch and looked good.

To help with the process I'm attaching this link to a tutorial from makeup artist Paul Innis.  Maybe next time I'll try a brush.

Tracy the Avon Lady.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Campaign 23 - Christmas Already?!

Before I get started I want to thank all of you who are participating in Avon breast cancer walks this year.  Avon is the #1 corporate contributor to breast cancer charities. To date Avon has funded over 14 million mammograms and opened 8 Avon Breast Imaging & Research Centers. Additionally, in 2004 Avon launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in response to epidemic levels of date rape and relationship based violence against women. The corporate commitment to these causes is unyielding. Thank you for your support.


Yup.  AVON is kicking off the holiday season.  Sure it's only October but December will be here soon enough and this way you will be ready without getting anxious about the delivery of your fiber optic light up Santa Claus.  Sure it's CHEESY but Christmas isn't complete without a little cheese.  There are:
  • Interactive Talking Santas
  • Fiber optic light up snowmen
  • Winter scenes with skaters that change colors
  • 3D advent calendars with spinning Santas on top

Need I say more?  You can see all of these and more in action at  I think the Interactive Talking Santa and the light up Christmas scene are my favorites.

Yes we have makeup and skin care too.

In addition to the decorative items Avon has also started rolling out the holiday cosmetic packages and you can find the first round of them them on pages 44-63 of the eBrochure.  On these pages you'll find makeup, foot care and fragrance packages for men and women.  There are even little gift tags with lip gloss samples on them.  Cute.

Here's a link to the eBrochure -

Beginning on page 65 you will see the usual collection of makeup specials.  The exceptional deals in this section are:

Page 76 - Smooth Minerals blush and Kabuki brush are offered here together for $7.99.  At this price this light, mineral pigmented blush is an exceptional value.

Pages 80 - 83 - All of the foundations, powders and cream to powder foundations continue to be on sale at a rate of buy one get another for 1/2 price.


This campaign's Anew Clinical promotion is really terrific.  Buy any Anew Clinical product and get another for $5.00.  This is a great opportunity to try the Advanced Retexturizing Peel or the Eye Lift Pro, the Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum or the Luminosity Hand Cream SPF 15 or the Derma-Full Lip Volumizer.  The Lip Volumizer is fortified with high levels of Hyaluronic Acid. This amino acid is a key ingredient for plumper more even toned skin and this lip treatment is fantastic.

These items are on pages 134-131.

I have a new favorite body wash, Skin So Soft Signature Silk Cream Oil Body Wash. This rich creamy body wash has moisturizing beads, smells great and leaves my skin really soft. August likes it too. It's available for $4.99 on page 200. Who knew these brochures were so thick. You'll find all the body care products and a selection of stocking stuffers at the back of the brochure, so stock up on lip balms, hand creams, travel sizes and my favorite Naturals Cucumber Melon Deodorant for $0.89. That's right, 89 cents.

Lastly I want you to know about Avon's new line for babies, Tiny Tillia. This adorable line of clothing, parenting items, bath products, towels and other items is Avon's newest venture. You can shop Tiny Tillia through me. Simply go to and choose Tracy Balzano as your representative. If you have any baby gifts to give or if you have a new little one yourself you are sure to find something here to meet your requirements.  This link should take you to my Tiny Tillia boutique.

That's it for now.

Happy shopping.

Tracy the Avon Lady

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Campaign 21

This week is makeup week.  It's October, it's getting colder, and the makeup won't melt off your face as soon as you apply it. Enjoy new colors and formulations.  Makeup is fun and at these prices why not live it up.  A page view of the brochure may be found at  Click on "shop now" and you will find the eBrochure at the top of the page, or try this link.

Deals and Steals -

Pages 10-43 of the brochure are full of sale items.  Since I can't list them all I'll mention a few and you can browse for the rest. There is bound to be something you can use on these pages unless you're like me and have collected so much makeup you don't know what to do with it all.

Page 13 - Eyeshadow Quads, $6.00
These compacts come equipped with 4 complimentary colors and at this price you can experiment with more than one set. Right now I'm using the Island Breeze quad and the Purple Haze quad.  Greens and plums compliment brown eyes.

Page 17 - Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide Eye Liner, $5.00
While not quite liquid like these pencils go on super smoothly with good color.  I've been bored with black and so have been experimenting with lots of other colors.  In this liner I use the Black Plum. I kind of wish they's make it in some bright colors.

Page 33-  Ultra Color Rich Lipstick, $4.00
This is a classic formula for Avon with lots of creamy colors and finishes.  My current favorite is Rich Ruby.  It is a lightish red with a non drying matte finish.  Recently I went to a wedding and forgot my makeup.  I was lucky enough to have powder, mascara and this lipstick.  Look completed.  FYI, the "Intense" colors are specially formulated for darker skin tones by make up artist Paul Innis.

Page 35- Anew Skin Transforming Primer, $12.50
I have been using this for a few weeks and while I don't know whether or not it's improving my skin I can say that it is providing for more even skin tone in the morning and I have been going without my usual tinted moisturizer.  This has been particularly welcome on some of the warmer days we've had.  For now, it's my go to primer.

Pages 38-39, $6.00-$11.00 buy one get one 1/2 price
On these pages you'll find Avon's classic Ideal Shade foundations, powders and concealers. There are lots of shades and returns are free so you can order several and see which is a match.  The shades are great and you can avoid that trip to the store.  Look here for a demonstration.

The big release of this campaign is Anew Genics Treatment Night Cream with a formula 10 years in the making.  It is touted to stimulate "youth genes" in your own skin to repair, regenerate and a renew facial skin making you look years younger with regular use.  I've been using it for several weeks and while I can't say whether or not the Anew primer is improving my skin I do believe the Genics cream is.  In the morning my skin feels super smooth and the color now appears more uniform and less mottled.  Try it for $38.00 and get a day cream of your choice for $10.00.  As usual I am recommending the Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel.  I think this is the single most important part of my skin care regimen, except for simply taking care of my skin regularly.  See a video about the Genics Treatment Cream here.

On the last pages of the brochure you'll find all the body care products.  You're bound to find something here you can use; body wash, moisturizer, foot care products and more.  Lastly don't forget the Advance Techniques hair products and the Mark brochure.

Happy shopping and let me know if you have any questions at all.

Tracy the Avon Lady