Archive: Avon

Avon and Estée Lauder under fire as Peta reveals cosmetic brands ‘ordered animal testing’

PETA has lashed out at Avon and Estee Lauder after finding the cosmetic companies are paying for animal testing. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals announced on their website today that the skincare companies are no longer “cruelty-free” because they are being forced to follow regulations enforced by the Chinese government.

According to PETA, Mary Kay was also included in the list of companies that “harm animals” in the Asian country.

British brand Avon, who recently hired Alesha Dixon as the face, branded the claims ‘misleading’ but admit they are forced to conduct testing in China due to health laws.

A spokesperson said: ‘Some select products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, which potentially includes animal testing, under the directive of a government or health agency.

‘In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.

‘When those attempts are unsuccessful, Avon must abide by local laws and submit the products for additional testing. In 2011, this affected three tenths of one percent of Avon’s products.’

‘There have been some incorrect and misleading claims made by animal rights organisations. Avon neither conducts nor requests animal testing.’

Estée Lauder have yet to comment.

Both brands have been ‘cruelty-free’ for two decades following campaigns by Peta in the late 80’s.

Does this new revelation by PETA make you want to stop using the brands? Does it affect your decision making?

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Ultimate Valentine Gift Guide!

 

If you are still trying to find that perfect Valentines gift I have compiled a list of great gifts  sure to please your Valentine!

 

I love the Hen House Apron line, very high quality and the cocktail cut is such a cute idea. Be the cutest cook in the kitchen with this beautiful apron and if your really daring maybe just the apron and a pair of heels!

Hen House Linens Cocktail Apron in Divine Scarlett! Cocktail Apron ($25):

This “One size fits everybody” apron hits above the knee with a generous pocket and wide grosgrain ribbon wraps around and ties in front.

 

A beautiful palette while it might strike you as simple compared to some of its competitors. This palette is all about quality a great line of long wearing makeup that can go from a fresh faced day to night look with one collection.

Day and Night Neutrals Eye, Lip and Cheek Palette ($37.50)
Tips: For daytime, choose the pale pink or champagne eye shadow to brighten your eyes, sweep the pale pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for that fresh look and add a hint of color and shine with the nude or coral lip gloss.

For nighttime, use a pale eye shadow on the eyelid and to highlight the brow bone. Then, brush the dark eye shadow along the upper and lower lash lines toward the outer corner, using a sweeping motion and blend into the crease to create depth. Use the deep rose blush to contour the cheeks and finish with the mauve lip gloss for a sophisticated look.

Novelty Lips Boxer $14.99

Add a little whimsy to his Valentine with these cute boxers from Avon. They are super soft and can be a great reminder to him of your special times together.

Avon Sexy Cupped Chemise Reg. $19.99

Super soft and black looks great on any skin tone. Your guy will be sure to take notice in this outfit. Figure-flattering contoured cups. Adjustable straps have rosette accents.

Loving Moments Necklace $19.99

Silvertone and pavé hearts. 16 1/2″ L with 3 1/2″ extender. Comes in a ready-to-give heart-shaped nesting box with ribbon tie.

GOOD TO KNOW
All of Avon’s jewelry is nickel-free for those with sensitive skin & allergies to nickel.

 Bath & Body Works Island Paradise Signature Collection featuring Aruba Coconut, Rio Rumberry and Bali Mango. Although the weather is chilly, get in the tropical state of min.

Aruba Coconut

Top Notes: Juicy Thai Mango, Fuji Apple, White Nectarine
Mid Notes: Passionflower, Vanilla Orchid, Casaba Melon
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Rio Rumberry
Top Notes: Thai Papaya, Tangelo, Fresh Coconut Water, Sparkling Summer Lemon
Mid Notes: Tiare Flower Plumeria, Watery Starfruit
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Bali Mango
Top Notes: Sparkling Tangerine, Asian Apple, Peony
Mid Notes: Thai Lychee, Passion Flower, Pink Rose, Nectarine
Dry Notes: Raspberry Coulis, Skin Musk, Sugar Woods

Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Fragrance Mist ($12.50) Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Glowing Body Scrub ($14),

Bath & Body Works and www.bathandbodyworks.com

 

Disclosure: MHU receives complimentary samples to review different products. All opinions are 100% our own and honest.

Avon and Reese Witherspoon at the “This Means War” premiere!

 

I had the chance to pre-screen “This Means War” last week and I LOVED IT! Such a great romantic comedy I was laughing to the point of tears. Reese looks absolutely gorgeous in the movie, her legs are amazing!

 

Robin Fredriksz using products from Avon to give Reese Witherspoon this gorgeous look at her premiere. Robin put the focus on Reese’s eyes, starting with a subtle cat eye and using four different shadows to blend out a smoky eye. To complete the look, Robin layered on the mascara and applied a soft pink cream blush and lipstick to give Reese a natural glow.

EYES:

· Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black ($9.00)
· True Color Smokey Eyes Quad ($9.00) – includes shadows in Steel, White Pearl, Moonlight, and Privately Pink
· SuperShock Max Mascara ($9.00)

LIPS:
· Shine Attract Lipstick in Fuchsia Flare ($9.00)

FACE:
· Be Blushed in Pink Melon ($8.00)

You can find and purchase all the products used for this look at Avon.com


New Jillian Dempsey for Avon Pallettes

Let’s face it: makeup trends come and go. But the one constant is that we all want to simplify our makeup routine, yet still look ravishing and red carpet-ready. With that in mind, Jillian Dempsey has created a Professional Perfect Eyes Kit and Perfect Contour Powder Palettes for Avon, so women everywhere can achieve a flawlessly fabulous face without the fuss.

A Sexy, Smoky Eye, Simplified
Pro-Perfect Eyes:

Who doesn’t dream of creating the perfect smoky eye look? This wonder palette makes a sultry, smoky eye simple to achieve, thanks to its four shades that perfectly complement one another to highlight, accent and line eyes with foolproof application. “My new eye palette from Avon actually separates the colors into sections that mimic the shape of an eye, so you know exactly where to apply each color,” explains Jillian.

Now available in 4 shades: Deep Purple, Cinnamon, Smokey, and Aqua.

 

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Pro-Perfect Contour Powder:
When it comes to makeup, they say less is always more. Who wants to apply layer upon layer of bronzer, blush and highlighter, only to end up with a cakey complexion that’s far from natural-looking. With this convenient compact, your routine is supremely simplified. Featuring bronzer, blush and highlighter that you can pick up with one smooth swipe of a brush, this compact makes it easy to add dimension for professional, sculpted cheeks every day.

Available April 2012 in 2 shades: Angelic and Blissful