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Friday, January 30, 2015

Makeup Sanitation Tips for Makeup Artist

Image credit: ehensley
Use disposable mascara wands.
Never double dip into the mascara.
That can cause pink eye, herpes or other infections.
Mascara and eyeliner should be discarded every four to six weeks highly recommend or replace every four to six months.
Cream Products:
When getting out cream products Use a palette knife or spatula
Use 90% rubbing alcohol to sterilize after each use.
Powder Products:
Wipe powder products with a tissue after each use. Try Beauty So Clean for cleaning powder products. Face powders, bronzers, powder products replace after a year.
Replace your foundations every six months. Use foundations with a pump they last longer than liquid foundations without a pump. Foundations which are a cream foundation use a spatula and scoop out a small amount on a stainless steel palette.
Lipstick, lip liner and glosses are good for two years. Use a spatula to get product off the tube and put it on a stainless steel palette.
Use alcohol to sanitize tweezers, scissors, and lash curlers.
Wash your brushes each night after each use. Have at least three sets of brushes when working on multiple clients. Spot clean with a makeup brush cleaner like Cinema Secrets or Parian Spirit to spot clean. Deep clean and sanitize when you get home.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Current Coupon Codes

Here are some current coupon codes  for my Avon site

New customers use code WELCOME for 20% off an order of $50 or more this is a one time use code.

THANKYOU20 save 20% off an order of $50 or more this is a one time use.

Q4WEL14 10% off an order of $40 or more expires on 1/5/2015.

SITEWIDE 20% off an order of $50 or more expires on 1/9/2015.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Top 5 Avon Beauty Products

These are some of my favorite Avon beauty products. This is my personal opinion and not a sponsored post I am an Avon Rep. These are my top 5 beauty picks.

1. Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation
I love this foundation. It has a pump which is really good so you don't waste product. It is a must have for a newbie makeup artist. It gives full coverage and has a thick consistency.

2. Eye Dimensions eye shadow trio
Luminous, pure-color shadows layer and blend to sculpt eyes. Vibrant, silky formula wears for hours without creasing. .088 total oz. net wt.
It is smooth and shimmery. It is very pigmented.

3. Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
Our #1 makeup remover! Moisturizes around delicate eye area as it whisks away makeup. 2 fl. oz.
It is a little oily feeling but it is oil free.

4. Ultra Color Lip Color
Wide color selection goes on smooth and moisturizing. It comes in different finishes in Soft Matte, Satin and Shimmer. The Soft Matte has a stuble shine. Satin is smooth, rich color and a satin shine. Shimmer has a slight shimmer.

5. Makeup Setting Spray
Sets makeup, fast drying and quick absorbing. It is infused with Vitamins A,C and E. I love my setting sprays and I recommend you keep in your makeup bag or makeup artist kit. it has 2 flash oz.It's very affordable.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Benefits of being a Avon Rep.

Benefits of Being an Avon Rep.
You can write off gas as a business expense.
You can write off business marketing materials, and work clothes.
You can earn free products for placing your order on time and having $100 in orders.
You can also earn free products for joining leadership.
You don't have to keep inventory. It does help to have inventory to have immediate cash.
No parties to have. Unless you want to, it can be a good way to start your business.
It's only $15 to start your own business use code notjustmakeup

Gift Baskets

I made these gift baskets to sale. I have a Femme, Pass I have really enjoyed making them. If you want to know how I made them I will film a video. If you are interested in buying one please contact me.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Crazy for Quilted Review

Review of the Crazy for Quilted Duffle bag. This bag was bigger than I expected. The measurements are 10" H x 27" W x 10" D.  It zips closed and snaps on the side. There is an inside zip pocket and two slip pockets. It is very soft and big on the inside. Great to take for a weekend trip. It is really big, looking at it in the catalog it doesn't seem that big.
The Crazy for Quilted Tote bag. It is pretty big for a tote bag. It is 14 3/4"H x 21"W x 4 1/4"D. It has a zipper closure, one inside pocket and a slip pocket on each side. This is great for holding a tablet and a notebook. I use mine to hold brochures and sample packs. 

The items shown I purchased with my own money. I am an Avon Independent Sales Rep. These are still available so check it out on my e-store.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Black Friday Tips: For Savvy Shoppers

Here are some of my tips for Black Friday.
This year Black Friday will be on November 28, 2014.
Some retailers will be open Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday online starts at midnight.

1. Make a List
Before you go out shopping make a list of who you will buy for whether it is for (yourself, cousin, parents, co-workers..etc.)
You may also want to write on the list what you plan to get each person and include the store  and price of the item to make it easier when you shop. Have a backup plan in case the item is sold out. Here is a download gift list to help you.
2. Have a Game Plan
Have a plan of what stores you want to go to first and if the sale has a time limit. If it does and can't make it to other stores for items on your gift list  then, shop online from your phone. Use the  Key Ring app to keep all your store cards in one place, Retail Me Not or Coupons app for coupons.
 3. Early Bird
Don't sleep in unless you plan to shop online for sales on Black Friday. Wake up early most stores open at 5 AM. Getting to bed early will help a lot. Don't forget your list, money or credit/debit card, phone, charger, and sales coupons.
4. Eat Healthy
Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. Avoid fatty foods it will make you crash and burn and you will need a lot of energy today because you will be in long lines and fighting traffic.
5. Have a Shopping Partner
Bring a family member or friend with you shopping. You will have someone who can hold your place in line in case you need to sit down or get something else.
6. Organize Transportation
If you don't want to drive maybe carpool with family or your friends. Take the bus or get dropped off and picked up so you won't be driving all day looking for parking and getting road rage.
7. Shop Online
As I stated earlier shop online for your Black Friday gifts and save gas. You can still use the list when shopping online and organizing what sites you will visit first. You can also shop online and pick it up in the store for stores like (Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target).
Stop by Gifts For Everyone on your list.
I hope these tips help you this Holiday. Have a good Thanksgiving!