Archive: Avon

Reese Witherspoon: My New Fragrance Reflects “My Life”

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Reese Witherspoon is definitely in bloom!

The star, 33, has just released a new fragrance, In Bloom, for Avon, and she says she is proud that the scent reflects her new attitude toward life.

“When we came up with In Bloom, it just sounded like a great name,” Witherspoon tells BellaSugar.com. “I thought it should evoke a feeling that was reflective of what was going on in my life. I think that In Bloom captures the idea that I’m at a time in my life where I feel very confident with my work, with my personal life — and that it’s a time to really blossom.”

The star — who was involved in practically all aspects of the “incredibly complicated process” of creating a fragrance over the past two years — also says she incorporated memories from her childhood.

“We started with a set of ideas … about sensory memories,” she says. “What it was like growing up in Tennessee and what I remember of my mother [and] my grandmother wearing perfume-wise. A large part of my childhood was spent in my yard with a gigantic magnolia tree, so I knew it had to have magnolia in it.”

In Bloom also incorporates peach tea leaves and gardenia, a nod to the perfume her mom used to wear.

Still, the actress — who says her scent is “easy to wear” and goes well from “day to night” — admits that even more than developing the scent, she enjoyed designing the bottle.

“When my grandmother was done with the perfume, she would give me the bottle so that there was just a little bit left,” she recalls. “I remember thinking, ‘It’s so beautiful having these things sitting on your dresser.’ I thought about it as sort of a piece of art — something in your bathroom, something in your bedroom — that really is something beautiful that you feel inspired by.”

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InStyle’s Makeup Bag Must-Have’s!

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Guerlain Russian Doll Blush

A few pumps of this liquid formula elicit a glow so natural it’s hard to believe it came from a bottle.

$42; saksfifthavenue.com

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Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss Eau de Parfum Spray

Personally created by Aerin Lauder, this luscious, summery fragrance contains notes of jasmine and white moss.

$80; at esteelauder.com

InStyle Subscription

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Avon Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand

Celeb makeup artist Jillian Dempsey designed this clever wand that delivers a lip liner, creamy lipstick and shiny lip gloss in one convenient package.

$10, avon.com

 

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Chanel Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow

A gloss for your eyelids, this luminous gel-cream formula adds shine and depth and can be layered for more intense pigment.

$65; at chanel.com

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Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious False Lash Effect Mascara

Try this va-va-voom mascara in the sexy-yet-subtle gunmetal hue.

$29; yslbeautyus.com

 

 

Contest!

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The seventh annual Avon Beauty Breakthrough Tour will set out this Fall 2008 to share Avon’s beauty and earning opportunity with women from coast-to-coast. This award winning integrated consumer marketing program will stop in 12 cities nationwide, and is expected to reach over 300,000 women.

Avon’s traveling beauty destination offers a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience designed to help women discover new beauty breakthroughs with Avon. Tour visitors are invited to reveal a more youthful appearance with ANEW, Avon’s pioneering anti-aging skincare brand, indulge in a complimentary lip makeover, receive free samples and learn about the amazing earning opportunity from an Avon Representative.

Upon entering the customized 1,600 square-foot beauty pavilion, women will be pampered, revitalized, and empowered in a variety of ways, including the following highlights:

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Anew Skincare Bars
Product Sampling Bars, featuring ANEW Skincare, will allow visitors the opportunity to interact with this breakthrough anti-aging skincare brand, while learning how to fight all stages of the aging process through personalized skincare consultations.

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Lip Service Stations
Consumers are invited to receive a complimentary lip makeover and learn expert tips for lips at one of the many Lip Service Stations, featuring Ultra Color Rich Mousse Lipstick, Glazwear Liquid Lip Color and Avon’s breakthrough Pro-To-Go Lipstick – the only lipstick that combines luscious color, and hydrating lip care, into one fabulous lipstick that you can open, apply and close with one hand.

On-site recruiting station
The recruiting lounge allows visitors to learn more about the breakthrough earning opportunity offered by Avon! Local Avon District Sales Managers and Avon Leadership Representatives will be on-site to share the limitless possibilities of the Avon earning opportunity.

The Hello Tomorrow Wishing Wall
Returning for a second year, the popular Wishing Wall invites visitors to share their vision for a better tomorrow. By posting a wish on the Wishing Wall and completing an entry form, each visitor will automatically be entered for a chance to win $500 to make that wish a reality. One winner will be randomly selected in each city the Tour visits. In addition, Avon is committed to creating a better tomorrow for the women and families in your community. The city that collects the most wishes will receive a $20,000 donation from Avon to benefit a local domestic violence agency.

The dates for the tour are:

October 11th-12th- Chicago Country Music Festival in Chicago, IL

October 16th-19th- Tulsa Oktoberfest in Tulsa, OK

October 24th- 26th- What Women Want Festival in St. George, Utah

October 31st- November 2nd- Arizona State Fair in Phoenix, AZ

November 7th-9th – Ozark’s Women’s Living Expo in Springfield, MO

November 14-16th- TBD

CONTEST:

Please leave your name & email address in the comments. US residents only, please. I will run this contest for a week, and will announce 3 winners next Monday. Good luck!

PRIZE: An Avon gift bag FILLED with skincare and makeup products!


AVON ADVANCE TECHNIQUES

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AVON ADVANCE TECHNIQUES

Iodice Spring 2009-THE LOOK

Avon Advance Techniques lead stylists Allen Ruiz and Anthony Barrow together with Brazilian designer, Iodice created the hair look for the Spring 2009 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Inspiration for the Look: The look mirrors the Iodice collection, which was inspired by the mysterious lost city of Atlantis. The hair was created to evoke the image of a beautiful aquatic woman emerging from the water.

How to get the look:

Step 1: Use a tail comb to create a clean, triangular section of hair at the crown of the head. Use a clip to keep this section separate from the rest of the hair.

Step 2: Apply a generous amount of Avon Advance Techniques Extra Hold Hairspray to the sides.

Step 3: Layer Avon Advance Techniques Shaping Gel over the hair spray previously applied to the sides and use a fine-tooth comb to comb through

Step 4: Next, use a wide tooth comb to create lines and movement in the sides of the hair leaving the appearance they were just run through and swept back naturally with your fingers

Step 5: Use a blow dryer and diffuser attachment to “set” the sides of the hair with the hair spray/gel combination previously applied

Step 6: Release triangle section of hair at the crown. Using your wide-tooth comb, brush this section of hair back, away from the face and “set” with Avon Advance Techniques Extra Hold Hairspray

Step 7: Finally, pull remaining hair back into a loose pony tail and secure with an elastic band.

Click here to check out the Avon Advance products used to create these hairstyles.