Happy Monday!

There are some new mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat($14) shades and I think you’re gonna want them!

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Last year I adored the shade Coraltini, so when I saw that there were some new shades I did a Snoopy Happy Dance around the house!

My Snoopy T-shirt collection is lacking a Happy Dance one. I’m always on the lookout for one, so if you ever see one give me a holler!

Just look at these creamy lipstick beauties:

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mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat Terra Hotta, Razzmatazz, All Fired up, Mauvelous

These lipstick/lipbalms are supposed to increase lip moisture by 124%. And I think they pretty much do because they’re infused with shea, cocoa & mango seed butters. The pigmentation as you can see, is pretty insane for a lip balm. I can build them up to a good medium finish in 3 swipes.

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mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat Terra Hotta, Razzmatazz, All Fired up, Mauvelous

 

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mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat All Razzmatazz

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 mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat All Fired Up

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mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat Mauvelous

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I love, love LOVE these things. And I love all of these new shades too. They are creamy, feel good, don’t bleed, and last a decent time with a really pretty fade down. They are my favourite lip product from Avon/mark, and every time I wear one I ask myself why I bother buying expensive lipsticks because these are so good. I say wait for a sale and pick up a couple. Avon always has sales.

And on another note, my HAIR. I’m getting kind of tired of it! I don’t know whether to keep growing it longer, or get it cut. Shorter hair always means more work, and I’m not sure if I want to have to start styling again….right now I just wash and air dry. But most days I’ll put it in a ponytail, because I’m hair challenged. Maybe I should try to learn to do some cool braids and stuff? Know of any good YT videos I can check out?

Back to sort-of-normal today hahahaha? Whatever NORMAL is. But I do want to thank everyone for sharing their PR horror stories on my post because WOW. I thought my problem was bad, but in comparison it was pretty tame to what some of you all have experienced. We need to stand together as bloggers, and not get pushed around by jerky PR anymore. If we allow it to happen, it will continue. So STAND STRONG MY FRIENDS. And remember: WE MATTER AND ARE WORTH IT. WE REALLY ARE. And our job is to tell the truth ! To each other! To our readers! That’s what we started doing. And I hope I’ve inspired some of you to continue doing that. What we do as bloggers is important and NO PR can take that away from us.

Ok, back to work Tracy goes!

I want to love Body Oils, I really do! But when you are a hot and flashy-near-menopause-beauty-junkie, they’re the LAST thing I want touching my body after I shower. I really don’t need an oily oil when I’m constantly overheated to make me feel like this:

Wish I was a photoshop genius so I could put my face in there but alas, my skills are lacking

It’s not EVERY blog post you get the chance to use the Kramer Turkey pic, so today is an Internet WIN for me hahahaha!

Ok, its’ time to stop celebrating Kramer Turkey time and talk PRODUCT. The other day these beauties wound up on my doorstep! Fortuitous indeed!

Mark Limited Edition Body Oils($14)

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Mark Limited Edition Body Oils

And at first I thought NOPE. Like I said, most oils I can’t take, and I swear I get a hot flash from just LOOKING at a body oil these day #hotflashtirgger-except for the Caudalie Divine Oil, which I will talk about soon I promise(but these are cheaper and REALLY GOOD). After ignoring these Mark Limited Edition Body Oils, I picked one up and noticed that they were not QUITE that oily and viscous, if you get chemistry terms. Viscous, means having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity, which refers to the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow. Think MOLASSES BABY. It has a HIGH viscosity. These Mark Limited Edition Body Oils DON’T. In fact, they pour like water.

And that would be because of the ingredients, of which the first one is isopropyl alcohol. WHAT you say? Alcohol? NO TRACY. NO WAY will I put that on my body! It’s bad for my skin!

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Mark Limited Edition Body Oils

PFFFT says this former chemistry lady. Many things are soluble in Isopropyl Alcohol, and it evaporates CLEAN. Nothing is left behind once it evaporates, so RELAX. As someone who uses IA when I inject my Multiple Sclerosis Meds, it does nothing to your skin. It does give you that AHHHHHHH cooling feeling as it evaporates from the skin, which as a hot and flashy lady I really LURVE.

Mark Limited Edition Body Oils are supposed to be fast absorbing and they sort of are. When the IA evaporates, the Olive Oil is the main ingredient that’s left on the skin to moisturize. But it’s not heavy or thick at all like the cooking oil. It’s thinner, but it does take a few minutes to fully absorb for sure. It’s an oil for gosh sakes-it needs a few minutes, so give it a break people! But the result is smooth, soft, luminous skin which is NICE.

The Mark Limited Edition Body Oils scents though are AWESOME. They last quite awhile on the skin and I love them! I can’t even decide what’s my fave to be honest. The Lemon Sugar smells just like the really expensive FRESH stuff and is a really good scent for summer. Marky adores the Jasmine one! If you are a jasmine-whore, you are going to want it. Plumberry is going to get loads of love from me once the weather cools, because as you know I love berry scents in the fall! And the coconut one is pretty perfect. Not too sweet, just perfect.

HECK GET THEM ALL. They are LE, so store them away and use them when you need a moisture and fragrance boost in the winter. You’ll thank me, especially if you start hot flashing. I used to RUE the day that I stopped having a period, but now? UGGH. I wish I was still getting a regular visit from Aunty Flo every month I swear. 🙁

Find them soon on www.avon.ca or call that local Avon lady of yours and show her some love!

Body oils! Love ’em? Or leave ’em?

UGGH property taxes are due today and I HATE paying them so I wait until the last second. Seriously, if I could see thing getting better around me? I wouldn’t mind paying them! But every year they increase, and I see NO BENEFITS. How do cities manage money seriously? It’s not COOL.

You know me-I’ll try any mascara! I’m game! Mascara is one product that I change all the time. Sure, I have a few favourites, but some of them are too expensive to keep repurchasing. Personally, I don’t like to spend more than $10 on a mascara since I do go through them quickly. This new Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara is exactly my kind of mascara!

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Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara

Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara($9.99) has a feather-inspired brush that has hundreds of fine filigree bristles that really grab every lash you have. And because it’s tapered, it’s really lifts lashes up and out.

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Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara

It’s pretty spiky-not gonna lie-and you really can feel this brush grabbing every lash. Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara has lengthening fibers that wrap and lift each individual lash giving you a really long, fluttery lashy look.

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After with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara

I really like the formula of Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara! It’s not too wet, not too dry, and really separates my lashes without getting clumpy. It layers well too, as I like to keep applying mascara to get the length I like. My lashes look long and fluttery, just the way I like my lashes to look! See how the brush even gets the outer corner lashes too-my eyes are surrounded my lashes which is pretty cool! I’m wearing Blackest Black, which like Nigel Tufnel(This is Spinal Tap) said: It’s like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none…. 😛 I love my mascaras to be really black like this, but it also comes in Brown-Black and Black if this is too much for you. I’ve even tested Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara at the gym, and it stay put through a sweaty workout and doesn’t flake either. It reminds me of a pretty expensive mascara by a brand found at Sephora that starts with a B…and the name implies that your lashes aren’t fake…didya’ guess it? Yup, it’s pretty much like that one, except it’s at least $20 cheaper. Thank you Avon!

You can get Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara from your local Avon Rep, or online at www.avon.ca.

Have you tried a new budget mascara that reminded you of a more expensive one? What’s your price limit for mascara? Or does it not matter to you as long as it delivers? 

This bundle of Bath and Body stuffs from Avon would make an awesome gift under the tree!
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Avon Foot Works Pomegranate Chocolate Collection $16.99

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Avon Foot Works Pomegranate Chocolate Collection

A pampering home spa experience for your feet or someone else’s! And it’s all boxed and ready to give!

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Avon Foot Works Pomegranate Chocolate Collection

Avon Foot Works Pomegranate Chocolate Collection is a 4-piece set that includes:
• Soothing Foot Soak to soak feet and prep them for treatment
• Smoothing Foot Scrub to scrub away calluses and dry skin
• Moisturizing Foot Cream to moisturize and make tootsies soft and smooth

AND you also get these cute slipper socks too!

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Avon Bath and Body Classics in Peppermint Vanilla

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The scent is SO GOOD. Like Christmas in your shower! Peppermint mixed with vanilla and a touch of creamy white chocolate is amazing!

Avon Peppermint Vanilla Shower Gel($2.99 right now)-cleanses with lotsa suds!

Bubble Delight Bubble Bath($9.99)-best bubble bath ever! I remember my mom using this on us when we were kids, so it’s been around forever-and for good reason! You can’t beat the bubbles and the price! Right now you can get two for $10!

Body Lotion($3.99 right now)- keeps that yummy scent going and moisturizes nicely!

You can order all of these goodies right now on www.avon.ca . Any of these would make great gifts for teachers by the way!

I’m telling ya’, matte is where it’s at this fall! Even Avon has jumped on the matte-wagon with their new Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks. I adore the Avon Ultra Color Aboslute Lipsticks, so I knew I’d love this matte version as well!

Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks are available in 6 matte-nificent shades, and I have two of them to show you, Matte Amethyst and Matte Berry.

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Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks Matte Amethyst, Matte Berry

Now, one thing about these Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks are that they look completely different in the tube than on the lips and swatches. They appear much darker in the tube. They have a slight sweet smell to them for like a second, but that disappears pretty quickly.

Swatchy Time!

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Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks Matte Amethyst, Matte Berry

I was expecting Matte Amethyst to be a really dark, plummy shade and instead it’s more of a rosy mauve shade that’s actually really lovely! I usually don’t care for mauves, but this one has a slight purple tint to it that makes it really wearable for me. And Matte Berry I thought for sure I was going to hate, because I can’t really wear berry lipsticks. They’re quite aging on me. But this one is such a bright, cheerful pinky berry that I also can wear!

Now as you can see from the swatches, Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks aren’t exactly matte when you first apply them. They do dry down more matte as you wear them, but never quite fully matte, which is fine with me. Most of these new matte lipsticks everyone has are exactly like this. The difference in them is how dry they become on your lips as you wear them. These, stay comfortable the whole time. Like REALLY comfortable.

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Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks Matte Amethyst

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Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks Matte Berry

They are quite pigmented with 2 swipes, do not feather or bleed, and wear well for 4 hours on me before fading. And that’s a comfortable 4 hours too! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks a lot, and would like to get a few more shades, but I just bought a couple of NARS Audacious Lipsticks and I do like them as well. They are super creamy when you first apply and more pigmented than these Avon ones. BUT, I do find them quite drying as they wear. I need a good lip balm before I wear them. I truly think that the Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks are a superior formula. And the best part? They only cost $10! You can get three of them for the price of one NARS Audacious Lipstick. THREE. Avon has done a great job with these, so don’t miss out!

You can order Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipsticks online at www.avon.ca.

What’s your favourite matte lipstick? Or are you just not a fan of matte lipstick?

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!