Stuff I Love... You Could Too (goodies giveaway)

Winner of the $15 in Avon products is
scrappy chicI fell in love this year with Japanese cherry blossom!!!! YUMMMMMY! (buck thinks so too!)
Congratulations!  Email me & we will coordinate your winnings.
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A friend of mine (& neighbor, because she only lives 25 miles away I call here a neighbor) started selling Avon.  I've never bought anything from Avon, or any other specialty beauty product company.  Truth is I can never afford the stuff.  So I always used Wal-Mart as my beauty product supplier.  But since she is a friend, & since she gave me a catalog, & since I consider that kind of stuff reading material (I try reading books, but reading time for myself always gets interrupted.  Point in case, I've been reading the same book for 6 months now... yeash!), & since at the end of the day I really need mindless activities to wind down with I browsed the catalog.  And ya know what, I actually could afford what was in there.  I've had my eye on some particular beauty products for years now, but have never been able to purchase them.  Well, with Avon that has changed... keep reading, you will have a chance to try it for yourself.
This is one of my favorite things in the world: face perfecter (a must with my freckly face).  I had a sample of this stuff from another place years ago.  I loved it so much, but never could afford it.  It takes the place of foundation in my life.  It makes your skin feel so smooth & look so soft & even.  It's also very lightweight, unlike most foundations.  On top of all that it is SPF 20, so no sun damage for you!
I love their mineral make-up products.  I've been using Bare Minerals powders, which I love, but they are expensive.  Avon's mineral powders work just as good as the pricey stuff, but cost a bundle less.  I suggest getting a powder in your shade (trust me, they have your color) and one in Transparent Glow.  You put this on on after the main powder & your skin will look lovely.
If you've ever bathed a child you know how quickly you go through body wash/soap.  Not because the child is so dirty, but because they have this inherent desire to pour out anything liquid.  Problem solved!  Avon has these great roll on soaps that are spill proof.   It's also easy to use so kiddos can wash themselves.  There are a ton of scents to choose from.  These are always on sale so keep an eye out & you'll get a good deal beyond their everyday afford-ability 
Out on the ranch we have hard well water.  It dries your skin out just looking at it.  I bought some of this lotion & problem solved.  This stuff is so thick that it will soften your hands up in no time.  It's a lot like Neutrogena's intense hand creme, and cost the same.  Only difference is you get three times as much for the same price, and it works just as well.  Also great for feet, knees, elbows or really dry & itchy skin.
Okay, last thing, because I really could keep going.  I adore this shave gelactually I've loved any of the Skin So Soft products I've purchased.  It stays put until you shave & leaves your skin feeling smooth & moisturized.  Plus, a little goes a long way, so it last forever.

I have loved everything that I've bought from Avon & have never been disappointed in price.  You can order online here and if you spend more than $30 shipping is free.  Don't want to spend $30, team up with a friend & do one order so you don't have to pay for shipping.  If you live in the Missoula area you can call my friend/neighbor & order directly through her (then you never have to pay shipping).  Email her at or call 406-360-5731 Look through the Avon line & promise you'll find something you adore.  We all deserve a little pampering now & then, it's just nice when it doesn't break the bank & you love it!

Since I now love Avon so much & I think everyone should be spoiled just a little bit I'm giving away $15 of your choice of Avon products.  
All you have to do to enter is tell me your favorite kind of smell in the comments section below (mine is pomegranate & new babies- just can't get enough of it).
Winner will be announced Sunday evening.


  1. Love this post! I always like hearing about what other people use. My favorite scent is laundry fresh out of the dryer if a Tide "Country Fresh" softener has been used. Although, fresh baked bread is a close second.

  2. This is fun! I personally love the smell of campfires! I tend to love it less the day after when my hair and clothes won't let the scent leave but in the moment on a brisk summer night while you're throwing in those marshmallows and listening to nothing but the outdoors.. only the smell of a good ol' campfire can truly complete the perfect evening! I love the smell of campfires and I love that it leaves me with sweet memories :)

  3. I love the smell of Roses. Cinnamon rolls baking is a close second.

  4. It took me a minute to think of mine but hands down it's coconut. Coconut lotion (Bath and Body's Coconut Lime Verbena), sunscreen/tanning oil, drinks (piña coloda), candy (Mounds/Almond Joy). Whenever I smell coconut I feel like I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing because generally "coconutty" smells are associated with vacation and who doesn't love that? And I agree, newborn babies are a close second!

  5. I have to go with Kari and agree with coconut... with vanilla right up there as well.

  6. I fell in love this year with Japanese cherry blossom!!!! YUMMMMMY! (buck thinks so too!)

  7. Thanks JESS! I love avon stuff!!!