Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orders are due prior to 4:00 pm
Wednesday April 6, 2011


A little Father’s Day tidbit…

In Canada, Father's Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and fanfare on the third Sunday of June.  To express gratitude for their father, people wear roses. Traditionally, if the person is wearing a red rose, it symbolizes the person's father is alive. Likewise, a white rose means that the person's father is no more.

Another noticeable trend about Fathers Day celebration in Canada is that apart from their biological father people wish “Happy Father's Day” to their grandfathers, stepfathers, foster father, uncles or any other man who is as affectionate and loving towards them as a father.

Sunday June 19 is Father's Day.  Why wait until the last minute to get that perfect gift to show your appreciation when Avon makes it so easy.  Choose from watches, colognes, NHL gear, BBQ accessories and more.

Then treat yourself...check out all the great Buy 1 Get 1 offers in C-11!

PS.  Great Mother's Day Gifts in C-09

C-11 brochure

C-10 brochure

C-09 brochure

After a long cold winter it’s hard not to shed our layers and bask in the glorious heat of the sun and to shower our skin in the warmth of its rays. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take any precautions. Everyone knows that too much sun exposure can be harmful, to your eyes, your skin, to your youthful appearance and to your health.

If you were like me and baked in the sun and now your skin is showing the affects of days gone by, well then this product is for you!

Avon introduces the first sun care line from Anew formulated with REPAIR SHIELD TECHNOLOGY which not only protects skin with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, but is also designed to reduce the visible signs of aging.

(Introductory offer - save up to $20 - only $29 each)

C-10 brochures
C-09 brochures

Friday, March 11, 2011

ANEW Platinum Launch - March 24, 2011

Purple Passion

Join us for the launch of the season...

Door Prizes ! Product Information ! Special Deals !

Thursday, March 24th 7 PM
Ottawa Mennonite Church Meeting Room,
1830 Kilborn Ave.

Anew "Platinum"
This new skincare line for women 60+ from Avon’s pioneering ANEW line was developed to recapture the appearance of youthful contours

“I am excited to be working with Avon on the ANEW Platinum Collection, as it specifically addresses the needs of women with my skincare concerns,” reveals ANEW Platinum spokesperson Jacqueline Bisset. “I want a skincare product that makes my skin look as young as I feel. ANEW Platinum helps recapture the definition and tone of younger skin.”

Free parking
Bus route 148

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

125 Years of Beauty ~ Avon Fun Facts

125 Years of Beauty ~ Avon Fun Facts!

Not only has Avon been a pioneer in allowing women to be independent - since 1886 when Mrs. P.F.E. Albee pioneered Avon’s now-famous direct-selling method.

  • In 1986, with the patented BIOADVANCE skin care product, Avon was the first to use stabilized Retinol. 

  • In 1992, with the launch of the ANEW brand, Avon was the first company to bring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) anit-aging technology to the market. 

  • Today Avon continues to introduce firsts, such as ANEW Platinum - the 1st with Paxillium tehcnology.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fun Spring Cleaning

Orders are due prior to 7:00 pm

Tuesday March 15, 2011

Spring is right around the corner (I hope), so here are some handy tips regarding a little Spring cleaning of your cosmetic bag(s).

Cosmetic Bag Clear Out
Keep your makeup kit performing beautifully by purging expired products. Find out when you need to give the old heave-ho to your cosmetics.

Makeup, like medicine or milk, reaches a point when it's no longer good for you. When your favourite products expire, they stop performing well and can agitate your face. For example, past-its-prime foundation can trigger blemishes and aged mascara can cause eye infections. The tools you use, such as brushes and sponges, can also lead to the same problems if they're not adequately cleaned.

Keep your cosmetic bag tidied up to avoid the side effects of old products. Toss makeup when it expires, replacing old items with new ones, and properly care for your brushes and sponges. But before you go on a cleaning spree, there's some information you need, as cosmetics aren't labelled with best-before dates and brushes don't come with a how-to-maintain manual. Continue reading for the knowledge you need to keep your makeup bag healthy.

Best-before guidelines To help you remember when to purge products, mark get-rid-of dates on a calendar. Here's how long makeup lasts from the time it's opened.

Mascara: It expires faster than all other cosmetics, as its dark and moist environment encourages the rapid growth of infection-causing bacteria. Get rid of it three months after opening or before
if it starts to dry out.
TIP: To ensure mascara meets its life expectancy, Never pump the wand when you take it out of the bottle, because it lets in air and makes the mascara dry out faster.

Foundation: Liquid types are fine to use for up to a year. You know it's time to throw foundation out when the colour separates or it smells off. Face powders or powder foundations have double the longevity, lasting two years if their applicators are properly cared for  (instructions below).

TIP: If you apply liquid foundation with your fingers, wash your hands first. Doing so minimizes the transfer of bacteria, which naturally lives on your skin, into the product. Bacteria can multiply quickly in liquid formulations, and overgrowth leads to skin problems such as pimples.
Lipstick & Lipgloss: These products can stay healthy for approximately two years, but they sometimes turn before then. If it starts smelling or the lipgloss (colour) starts to separate, throw it out. TIP: Clean after each use to help the product last longer. Wipe down the lipstick's tip or the lipgloss' wand with a tissue dampened with rubbing alcohol, which kills bacteria.
Eyeshadow: Dry powders last up to two years, whereas cake shadows (or any type that is moist) are good for six months.
TIP: Keep your powdered shadow working well throughout its life by removing any patches that have changed colour. Take a toothbrush and scrape off that first layer (of altered pigment).

Liner: Eye and lip pencils have a shelf life of up to one year, but liquid eyeliners expire within six months. Like mascara, drying up is  a telltale sign that the liquid liner has to go.
TIP: To keep your pencils healthy for the year,  sharpen them after each use to remove bacteria.

Blush: Powder blushes last for approximately two years, whereas cream blushes keep for one year. If your powder product cracks up  or changes colour before then, toss it out.
TIP: Help ensure your cream blush's longevity by applying it with clean hands. Regularly wipe off the top layer with a tissue to get rid of bacteria.

Brush up on cleaning It's important to clean cosmetic applicators to prevent bacteria from proliferating. (What's on your brushes gets passed onto product and then onto your face.) Plus, regular washes allow you to apply the purest shade of makeup. It's especially important if it's an eyeshadow brush, since you're always dipping into different colours. Here's how to take care of your applicators.

Brushes: If you use a brush for liquid foundation, wash it after every   use. All others should be cleaned once a week. How you disinfect depends on the type of brush. Using a spray bottle containing rubbing alcohol, spray synthetic-hair brushes three times. Once all hairs are damp, wipe them off with a clean towel. Wash natural-hair applicators in a solution of water and antibacterial soap or baby shampoo. Massage the brush for a few moments, then rinse until the water runs clear. Allow brushes to air-dry, then store them in a dry place.
Sponges: While brushes can last years with good care, sponges have a much shorter stay-around time. You can use a sponge for a month if you wash it with antibacterial soap everyday. Rinse, then let it air dry before re-using. Remember to store them in a dry environment. Alternatively, toss out a sponge after a couple of uses (one application per side) and buy new ones - they're inexpensive.

Lastly, be sure to clean out your cosmetic case or bag whenever you tend to your brushes. It's not very hygienic to put your clean brushes back into the same makeup bag. Cloth bags are often machine washable, and you can disinfect cases by wiping them down with rubbing alcohol.

Orders can be placed from the following brochures:
C-09 brochures
C-08 brochures
C-07 brochures