Monday, October 28, 2013

Portable Device Charger

As you know, one of the products I'm giving away is The Portable Device Charger . I've had a couple of questions, so thought I'd do a review.

I've had mine about a month as I had the chance to get an early demo (rep perk). And I can tell you it's a life saver.

About the size of a pen
I have a Samsung Galaxy phone. And sometimes, something will be running that sucks my battery dry before I even know it. If possible, and if I had it, I would plug it in. But I'm not always somewhere I can do that and I don't always have a charger.

The charger itself if fairly small, so it can be slipped into a pocket, purse or bag. It comes with 5 adapters to cover most products on the market. While it does not come with a wall charger, it does use a USB end, so you can charge it on a computer. If you're like me though, you have one or two wall chargers that are USB compatible and so can leave it charging even when your computer is off.

Does it work? Yes. I've been able to fully charge my phone twice on a single charge. Every device is different so you may not have two, you might even have three (I've never tried or needed to try a third).

USB Plugs
So I have a Samsung you say and you  have an Apple product. Apple is a bit proprietary so I can understand your concern. I have an iPod touch and an Ipad (gen 1). At first, when I plugged it into either of them, I immediately got a message saying it could not charge this device. I was a bit down, but I don't like to give up. I grabbed my Apple USB cord and plugged one end into my iPad and one into the Avon Charger. And success!!! Same with the iPod. Then I wanted to take a picture of the failed charged but when I put the Avon charge cord with the adapter back on, it worked. I have no idea why, or how, but it worked and continues to work.  If this doesn't work for you, try your white Apple USB cord and plug it into the Avon charger....go ahead, try it.



I then thought, what the heck, I'm on a roll, what else? I have an older Sony Ereader. Yup, charges that. I have a Kobo Vox; charges that too (yes, I like to read).

So, out of 5 devices by 4 manufacturers, I was able to use the Avon Charger for all of them. I'm totally sold. If by chance, you don't have the same results, Avon does have a money back guarantee.

"100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. If you're not happy with any purchase, just return it for replacement or exchange, or your money back.* Products must be returned to your Avon Independent Sales Representative along with your receipt within 60 calendar days from the delivery date stated. Certain restrictions apply."

And don't forget friends and family who can use one, not to mention that Secret Santa gift. It's only 19.99 so what do you have to lose? Contact your Avon rep to order today. If you don't have a rep, drop me a line on my Facebook page and I'll help you find one.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the chance to win one. 

And if by chance you want to buy a few, message me about how to become an Avon rep, even if only for the holidays. You can save on ALL your purchases, earn on purchases by friends and neighbors and maybe earn some free gifts too. It's a win win situation.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holiday Avon Giveaway

HoHoHo I get to play Santa to one lucky Canadian!

Avon in the Christmas season is one of the best. There are gifts for everyone on your list. There is also something for every budget. You've got the list, we've got the gifts!

There are gifts for men, women and children. You can treat yourself or check off your list. There are things for the chef, the beauty queen, the hockey fan and even the handyman. You can find make up, skin care, bath products, perfume, clothes, jewelry, toys, home decor and more! There are gift sets of the Avon favorites, and new items to become favorites.

Avon really does let you Deck the Halls and Skip the Malls!

This blog post would have been pages long if I tried to list everything. So I included a few pictures to get you started.


See anything you like?

Here is a link to my electronic brochure for Campaign 23. Feel free to ask me (or your local rep) for a paper copy too! Avon Ebrochure

And there is more. I want to give one lucky reader a chance to win some of these products.

The first is this great Christmas Bundle of Minis - on sale in Campaign 23 for only 9.99 for the full set of 12.
This can cover off all your stocking stuffer needs! These minis are also perfect to add to personalize a hostess gift. You an bundle 2 or 3 up in cello with a nice bow and give to those people you want to say a nice thank you to, like your bus driver, mail carrier, waitress and more.  At 9.99 you may want to buy a couple of bundles!

The second item in the giveaway is for this Portable Device Recharger. It's available in Campaign 24 for only 19.99.  The Portable Device Charger has interchangeable adapters that fits most cell phones, digital cameras, gaming systems, and other devices. It can then be recharged through your computer or another power source via a USB connector.
This is the kind of gift you might want for yourself. It also makes a wonderful choice for that hard to buy for teen. Even more, with a price point of $20, it also makes a good choice for a Secret Santa gift that anyone would love to receive.

Want a chance to win? Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below.  Want a sure thing, contact me or your local Independent Avon Rep to order one (or more).
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Contest open to Canadian's only.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bubble Bath and Beyond

Avon makes amazing bubble bath. It's available in a variety of scents to suit almost anyone. Personally, it was the bubble bath that got me to join Avon the first time.

But for those who don't take baths, Avon customers has come up with some fantastic alternatives for the bubble bath. I have one customer who swears that it can clean ANYTHING. She uses it for floors, walls, windows, appliances you name. She told me some water, some vinegar and a cap full of bubble bath and she's set.

Here is a list of over 30 uses for Avon Bubble bath that customers have found. These are not,  of course, official Avon uses, but check the list and see if there is something you can use it for.
  1. Zillions of bubbles that leave NO bath tub ring.
  2. Does a beautiful job on washing cars, mobile homes, RVs, and boats.
  3. Great as a laundry detergent, no fabric softener needed.
  4. Better than "Woolite" for hand washing delicates.
  5. Heavily soiled laundry? Pre-soak in bubble bath for a few minutes. Can even remove ring around the collar and get the grease out of work clothes.
  6. Wash windows.
  7. Give pets a bath.
  8. Wash no wax floors – will cut through many shoe marks.
  9. Wash dishes.
  10. Wash walls and ceilings.
  11. Clean bathroom fixtures and mirrors.
  12. Wash appliances.
  13. Use to shampoo carpets (whole room or a spot).
  14. Cleans chandeliers and light fixtures.
  15. Use bubbles and sponge to shampoo furniture or vehicle interiors.
  16. Cleans china, windows, etc. (all glass).
  17. Wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer.
  18. Upholstery stains come out by rubbing with a damp cloth dipped in full strength bubble bath. Do not wet the sponge with water. Water may leave a stain, the bubble bath won't.
  19. Clean your jewelry - even costume jewelry.
  20. Splatter grease (butter too) on a good blouse? Put straight bubble bath on the spot, let sit a few minutes and wash. No spots!
  21. Wash Venetian blinds.
  22. Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.
  23. Clean your eye glasses.
  24. Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner.
  25. Clean your painted or real wood cupboards.
  26. Fill your pump "hand cleaner" in the bathroom and kitchen.
    For soft hands add a touch of SSS bath oil
    For antibacterial add a drop or two of lavender essential oil
  27. Hair Shampoo
  28. Dog Shampoo
  29. Cleans combs and hair brushes (leaves no film)
  30. Add to children’s wading pool for great bubbly fun (and it cleans the pool)
  31. Wipe down and clean your furniture (and they smell great too)
  32. Soak your crystal for a great sparkle
  33. Remove wax buildup – use straight from bottle with scouring pad and wipe with dry towel
  34. Leaves no streaks on TV Screens

Right now, in Campaign 22 the 700 ml bottle is on sale at 2 for $10 (must order in multiples of two). This includes all the regular scents, such as Vanilla Cream, Citrus Bloom, Fresh Peach and more.

You can also start to stock up on the holiday minis available in special scents like Hot Apple Pie and Christmas Cookie for 0.99 each.
 In Campaign 23, there is still a special of 2 for $10 but it is limited to only Cucumber Melon and the new Peppermint Vanilla Swirl.

If you already have a regular rep, contact her or him. If you're in my area, you can find me at or on Facebook If you're not in my area, I'm part of a larger team so drop me a line and I can find you a great Avon Independent Representative in your area.

If you like what you've been reading of Avon so far, I can help you start your own business for only $10. How far you take it will be up to you.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Urban Splatter - Nail Art

Before I became an Avon Independent Representative, I rarely wore nail polish and if I did, it was clear or pale. It was a mix of thinking it was too much work and wanting to fade into the woodwork. But how can I help others pick products if I don't know them?

My first try was a color called Racy. And wow! I loved it. So unlike my old normal but it quickly became my new one! It is in the Nailware+ line. I love the color and more, it gave me total deep coverage with only 1 coat.

Racy - Single Coat

Then I saw Urban Splatter and I had to try it. It is a top coat with assorted glitter mixed in. It has a pale base color, and can be worn on it's own, but has the most impact over another.

Being such a huge fan of Racy, I decided to try Pink Splatter first. It went on very easily. I loved that each nail ended with a slightly different look, since the glitter is pretty random.
Racy and Pink Splatter

Each nail looked different
It lasted about an average amount of time before I had any chips or scratches. But what made it nice was that small dings didn't really show. The glitter was so random that a bit of pink nail peaking out from under wasn't noticeable. After digging through some boxes, I had more than slight dings, but I was able to put on a quick coat of Racy then Pink Splatter in the damaged areas without removing the rest. The finish is rough in nature due to the glitter and so inconsistent that it didn't really show.

I think the first test came when I took it off. I was a bit worried that the glitter would stick. But no. It came off fast and easy. I used a finger nail to scrape a couple of flecks of glitter off, but that was it. All done in a normal space of time and effort.

Tonite, I went a bit further outside my comfort zone and pulled out Midnight Blue in the Nailware+ line along with Blue Vandalism in the Urban Splatter.

Midnight Blue and Blue Vandalism

2 Coats of Midnight Blue for full coverage

I needed two coats of the Midnight Blue. I like it on but will need to make sure I enough kid-free time to do an extra coat. As with the Pink Urban Splatter, I loved how the blue went on. Actually, I loved it more. The glitter, large and small and random over the deep, deep blue reminds me of the starry night sky!

My night sky

Check with your local Independent Avon Representatives about getting some Urban Splatter of your own. If you don't have a rep, check in with me at Avon in Vancouver via Chris