Campaign 23 is live!

Campaign 23 is now live on the website.  As we start our Holiday Sales, Remember to order early.

Although, the length of shipping times haven’t changed much as of now.  I expect this will soon change.

This Brochure includes the ever popular Peppermint Delight Bubble Bath, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Mist.

This Limited Edition scent from our Senses Collection, seems to sell fast.

Also included in this brochure, Our MINI hand creams.  Including Vita Moist (only available during the holiday)

But, if you prefer to “interact” the Digital Catalog is the way to go.  

As Avon continues to Celebrate 135 yearsWOW Deals are limited time special bundles, available at greatly reduced prices. 

  Reminder, the monthly  drawing is FREE to anyone who places an order.

I will post a video of the monthly winner on Beauty and Bluejeans Facebook page the first week of the next month.  

And a Reminder, if you’re looking to make a few extra bucks, our FREE Avon Representative sign up opportunity will be  continued for another month.  

  As Always, contact me if you have any questions..

Monica

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.. And if you’re not completely satisfied? ….. For over 135  years, customer satisfaction has been a #1 priority at Avon. We stand behind every product we offer. We’ll gladly give you a Full Refund within 45 days. 

 

Campaign 21 is Live

It’s time to “Awaken You Senses” and “Refresh Your Routine”.  Campaign 21 is now live on the website. 

If you prefer to “flip” through the pages clicking on the brochure above is the best way.

But, if you prefer to “interact” with the brochure, Digital Catalog is the way to go.  Watch videos, like this video of the Cozy Vanilla & Cocunut senses, read full length stories about products, and even try on makeup, right from your phone.

As Avon continues to Celebrate 135 yearsWOW Deals are limited time special bundles, available at greatly reduced prices. And Be sure to check out the All That Glitters WOW Deal ($141 Value for $50)

  Reminder, the monthly A-Box  drawing is FREE to anyone who places an order.

I post a video of the monthly winner on Beauty and Bluejeans Facebook page the first week of the next month.  

(August Winner was Romona from Joseph, OR – her A-Box was mailed to her)

And a Reminder, if you’re looking to make a few extra bucks, our FREE Avon Representative sign up opportunity will be  continued for another month.  

  As Always, contact me if you have any questions..

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.. And if you’re not completely satisfied? ….. For over 135  years, customer satisfaction has been a #1 priority at Avon. We stand behind every product we offer. We’ll gladly give you a Full Refund within 45 days. 

 

Campaign 20 is live

As we enter September, Campaign 20 is now live on the website.

If you prefer to “flip” through the pages clicking on the brochure above is the best way to do it 

But, if you prefer to “interact” with the brochure, Digital Catalog is the way to go.  Watch videos, read full length stories about products, and even try on makeup, right from your phone.

As, Avon continues to Celebrate 135 yearsWOW Deals  are limited time special bundles, available at greatly reduced prices.

  Reminder, the monthly A-Box  drawing is FREE to anyone who places an order.

I post a video of the monthly winner on Beauty and Bluejeans Facebook page the first week of the next month.  

And a Reminder, if you’re looking to make a few extra bucks, our FREE Avon Representative sign up opportunity will be  continued for another month.  

  As Always, contact me if you have any questions..

Monica

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.. And if you’re not completely satisfied? ….. For over 135  years, customer satisfaction has been a #1 priority at Avon. We stand behind every product we offer. We’ll gladly give you a Full Refund within 45 days. 

What are ceramides?

There’s been quite a bit of talk about needing ceramides for your skin lately, but what are they exactly?

Ceramides make up over 50% of our skin’s composition in the form of lipids (fats). They are concentrated in the uppermost layers of skin–epidermis layer–and their roles are crucial for your skin’s health. Think of ceramides as the glue of your skin. This glue acts as a protective layer that holds our skin cells together.  Ceramides help limit moisture loss and protect against pollutants in our environment.

Ceramides have also been shown to effectively treat  childhood atopic dermatitis issues. Ceramides are naturally occurring and can be found in many food sources, especially in plants called Phytoceramides.   

Because ceramides are in the uppermost layer of your skin, they are also the most susceptible to our surrounding environments. Sun damages, environmental pollutants, and aging all reduce the effectiveness and amount of ceramides in your skin.

So how can you tell if your skin needs ceramides? Look for the signs. Envision a piece of paper that is held together by glue.  If the glue melts away you’ll see  dry, flaky pieces of paper. The same concept can be seen in your skin, without ceramides you might see dehydration, roughness, wrinkles, irritations, redness, and dryness.

But, don’t fear, Because ceramides are concentrated in the uppermost layers of skin–epidermis layer– applying skin care creams, lotions and serums that contain ceramides can be used effectively.  The ceramides are absorbed through the skin.

Check the ingredient list on your favorite lotion, cream or serum, does it contain ceramides?  If not, you can easily find one that does.  Remember, ceramides make up over 50% of our skin’s composition in the form of lipids (fats), and are an important factor in the health of your skin.

Campaign 10 – Mother’s Day Edition

Just in time for Mother’s Day.

Campaign 10   Is packed with special gift bundles perfect for Mom.  And we Introduce Haiku Intense.  Intense versions have potent precious ingredients and a longer wear time for a luxury feel that lasts.

As a special gift receive the Mothers Day tote for only $19.99 with any $30 Mother’s Day Purchase

… And you can have it shipped right to her door.  When checking out, simply change the shipping address.  And if you check the box for “this a gift”  you can write your own personal message.

Join my email list for updates and special coupon codes for additional savings.

FREE SHIPPING on $50 coupon codes are back.  And, I’ve added a few extra Gift With Purchase offers.  Watch for your email this week for your special code and details. (Only available if your subscribed to AVON emails)

As Always, contact me if you have any questions..

Monica

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Basic Hair Care

With the discontinuation of some (most) of the Advanced Techniques hair care, many are asking me what we still have available for your Hair Care

We actually have several options.  The CHI  hair care shampoo and conditioner lineup was created exclusively for Avon with our partnership with CHI, a professional Salon hair care company.  Which means these two products are only available from Avon.  These happen to be my personal favorites.

Another option is our Elastine Branded products.  Under the Elastine umbrella, we have many options.  Our Botanicals shampoo and conditioners have been created from Natural plant-derived ingredients. We have 3 formulas available, moisturizing, volumizing and anti frizz. These are our lowest prices options, at under $5.

Also under the Elastine umbrella is our PropoliThera Shampoo and Conditioners, and even some styling products.  These are all created with a Beeswax, honey and royal jelly (what bees eat) blend that supplies vitamins and amino acids. These Include  a volumizing and a damage repair shampoo and conditioner. These are mid priced, but the bottles are larger making them a better overall value.

We have just recently introduced the HempharmX shampoo and conditioner.  It’s created from hemp oil, which contains omegas that are know to help moisturize and repair damaged hair.  These are among our higher priced shampoos and conditioners, but in a much larger bottle.

And for those with thinning hair, were offer Dr. Groot a shampoo designed to help restore your scalp and hair follicles resulting in thicker hair.

Ointment or Cream, which should I use?

Should you use a lotion, cream or ointment?  I recently ran into this problem. I picked up some hydrocortisone ointment, when what I really wanted was a cream.  My husband asked me what the difference was. One I opened the tubes, and showed him it was really quite apparent. But when you’re buying, you really don’t want to buy both just to see the difference. So what is the difference?  Basically Creams and Ointments contain a different proportion of oil to water, therefore they are used for different reasons.prod_1193927_xl Ointments have a higher concentration of oil,  The more oil, the greasier and stickier the product. Many ointments are similar in  to Vaseline. Such as the Footworks Lavender Balm Typically, they have a greasy consistency and can appear to just sit on top of the skin.  Ointments work great as a protective barrier for the skin. Skin absorbs a cream more quickly, because it has a lighterweight consistency.  It’s usually less sticky or greasy feeling than an ointment. Because the skin absorbs a cream, it usually does not “sit” on the skin.  Such as the Skin So Soft Hand Cream.  Although it does perform a minimum barrier on top of the skin, it is more effective at being absorbed into the skin.  prod_1190638_xl You might be wondering, so what’s the difference between a lotion, and creams.  A lotion is lighter weight thana cream. Basically it has more water than a cream.  Because lotions are thinner in consistency than creams, they are absorbed quicker into the skin.  Such as the Senses Cucumber Melon Body Lotion.  Therefore they don’t provide as much of a barrier, but do provide more moisturization to the skin.  So which should you use?  It basically depends on your goal.  If your goal is to create a barrier that “sits” on top to protect your skin, choose an ointment.  If your goal is to hydrate your skin with more moisture, choose a lotion. If your goal is to do both, choose a cream.  As a Podiatrist, once told me to protect feet choose a cream. An ointment is to thick, a lotion is to thin, but a cream is just right. prod_1191542_xl

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What is Crepey Skin?

So what is crepey skin?   Dry, thin, delicate skin that looks and feels very similar to crépe paper. That’s where  it gets its name.  The texture is thin, dry, scaly. Skin feel looser and more delicate — when you pinch it, it doesn’t bounce back like it used to.

We’ve all seen it on our grandmother or grandfather, but it’s much more disturbing when we see it on ourselves. Everyone has crepey skin–that thin and sagging skin often caused by sun exposure and aging

What causes it?  As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses its ability to retain moisture due to diminished elastin and collagen — complex proteins that make up the netting matrix supporting it.  

Where/when does it appear?   We start to see crepey skin in our late forties or really fifties. Although you may stay seeing some Crepey Skin as early as your thirties. At first we start to see crepey, scaly skin on the inner arms, neck, chest, knees, hands and eyelids. It best to start counteracting those signs as early as possible.

prod_1201079_xlA good product to use to  start cunteracting these early signs is the new Avon  NAKEDPROOF Affirm Yourself

The firming body cream is clinically proven to visibly banish crepey skin for a more toned, defined look. In fact, 96% showed improvement in firmness and tone of their abdomen and hip area.  In a 12-week clinical study. 

 #NAKEDPROOF is a proven body care line that delivers powerful results for your best naked self.

BENEFITS of Affirm Yourself 
• Caffeine Complex stimulates natural collagen production to visibly firm skin
• Improves the look of firmness and tone
• Hypoallergenic
• Dermatologist-tested
• Suitable for sensitive skin

On addition to assisting with Crepey Skin, Affirm Yourself also crates as more thinner and  Toned Appearance

 

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Get Ready for Swimsuit

For many of us, especially here in Central Idaho it is fair time. One of the other things in August it seems to be warm enough for us to wear swimsuits. If you’re like me it has been cool enough that shorts or swimsuits didn’t seem to matter.

Well  quite honestly for me I very seldom do wear shorts.  So many times we are out in the woods or working around the yard. It’s that I very seldom even put on shorts and I’m usually in blue jeans. (Which is why you can find me on Facebook under Beauty and Bluejeans) I’m going to be taking a trip soon so now it’s time to get in the swimsuit mode.

If you’re like me I have had problems with ingrown hairs in the past. These ingrown hairs were usually caused simply from shaving. So what have I found that works.

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The way to go for easy hair removal is the Skin so Soft fresh and smooth sensitive skin body hair removal cream. At first I wasn’t sure about this product because I had problems in the past with similar products. I actually found that with the three unique oils and the gentle ingredients this hair removal cream did not seem to irritate my skin.  Although the bottle says it is fragrance-free, that simply means that no fragrance has been added. Just as with any hair removal cream this does have an odor to it, but it is not as overwhelming as other hair removal creams I have tried.

As with any product it is always best to read the instructions first.  The instructions for the fresh and smooth sensitive skin body hair removal cream include

To gently apply a thick layer of Skin So Soft Fresh & Smooth Sensitive Skin Hair Removal Cream over hair to be removed. 

One of the key instructions is Do NOT rub in. This one of course seems to be hard for me to follow.

After 2-1/2 minutes, test a small area. If hair does not wipe off easily, leave on a few minutes longer. DO NOT EXCEED 8 MINUTES.

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At any time you try a new product you should do a patch test to avoid a skin reaction. Test before each use by applying, as directed, to a small, quarter-sized area of the skin where hair is to be removed. I am the first to admit that I do not necessarily do the patch test each time I use this cream.

After you have applied the cream for the patch test, wait 24 hours. If skin appears normal, proceed with entire application.

 

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Beauty BFFs

Your Beauty BFFs.  Avons got your back.  Just like or personal friendships, we each have products we love, products we like, products we could live without, and products we wouldn’t think of using.

What are some of your most favorite products?  Of course mine come from Avon, and this campaign is no different.

The Naked Proof Affirm Yourself is one of my must have Beauty Staples.  From An Earlier Blog you can see my amazing results.

Set the tone—and always stay firm. 

The NAKED PROOF Affirm Yourself  firming body cream is clinically proven to visibly banish crepey skin for a more toned, defined look.

 In fact, 96% showed improvement in firmness and tone of their abdomen and hip area

 #NAKEDPROOF is a proven  body care line that delivers powerful results. 

Benefits of the Affirm Yourself firming cream are Caffeine Complex that stimulates natural collagen production to visibly firm skin. It Improves the look of firmness and tone. This innovative cream is also Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-tested, and is Suitable for sensitive skin.

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This inovative cream is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and safe for sensitive skin.  I saw amazing results with just one tube.  Noticable results began within my first week of use.

Looking for something more targeted? With visible results almost immediately.

Do you want to see tighter and lifted skin instantly?  Then try the NAKED PROOF Stand Firm body sheet mask

For more concentrated use the Naked Proof   Stand Firm  body sheet mask that can be used for targeted use, that shows almost immediate results do to the concentration of the serum on the mask itself.

With Arginine that helps stimulate collagen production.  Infused with Coffee seed the mask helps firm skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

It’s even a sinch the use, simply   unfold the mask carefully.    Due to the super saturation, it has a tendency to stick together.  Once you get it unfolded, apply onto clean, dry skin, smoothing to adhere. I’ve found that putting something over it, such as wax paper, or a piece of Saran wrap heels to keep your clothing dry.

Then you just simply leave in  place for 15-20 minutes and remove. After you remove the mask  massage the serum into your skin skin. That’s it, Do not rinse the serum off.

Check out campaign Sales and Specials  18 brochure for special sales, and buy 2 get a sheet mask free.

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Footworks Products I use as an RN

You walk an average of 5,000 steps a day — in a lifetime, the equivalent of 4½ times around the world. Your hardworking feet deserve to be taken care of!

inCollage_20190626_113926376I never really thought much about what was involved in caring for your feet, until I began a new position as a Foot Care Nurse.  With so many problems associated with feet, especially in elderly feet, it had become a specialty area of focus for more and more RNs.

I’m thankful I’ve been able to incorporate my Avon products into caring for others.

One of the first Avon for creams I began to focus on was the Cracked Heal Cream.  I began using it on myself, especially when I stuffed from an ingrown toenail.  If you’ve ever had one of these you know how painful they can be.  That’s when I discovered that the  4% Lidocaine in Cracked Heal Cream  was amazing.  It helps to lessen the pain dramatically.  I’ve even used it for several clients who have had the same results.  

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I’m addition to the Lidocaine, there is an Antiseptic in Cracked Heal Cream called BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE 0.13%.  that has antimicrobial properties to kill microorganisms and inhibiting their future growth. This helps to prevent any infection that might occur from am ingrown toenail.

Another Footworks product that I use routinely is the Three in one Pampering Oil.  3 in 1 Pampering Oil.   Not only does this oil smell amazing it has many

BENEFITS
• Indulgent soak: moisturizes and conditions dry feet
• Cuticle oil: helps rehydrate rough dry cuticles
• Foot massage oil: softens and relaxes with nourishing lavender extract
• Rough, dry feet and cuticles feel silky-smooth and rejuvenated
• Suitable for daily use
• Non-greasy and absorbs quickly
• Rapidly and evenly disperses when added to bath water
• Dermatologist tested

inCollage_20190626_120452489I actually mix this oil with a small amount of  a Skin So Soft shower gel when I put clients feet in a disposable basin to clean them before treatments begins.

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I’ve also had success with using the 3 in 1 Pampering Oil on dry hands, and as a cuticle softener didn’t my manicure.

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“End of the Line” product review

I just finished my first tube of the newest addition to the AVON  body lotion lineup.  The new Naked Proof body lotion lineup was debuted earlier this Spring. #NAKEDPROOF is a proven body care line that delivers powerful results. With 3 formulas to choose from, each with a focus on a different complications we all deal with, the End of the Line Body Lotion is designed to help eliminate this pesky stretch marks.  You know the ones from our upper thighs, breasts, or even those from pregency.  Stretch marks are instantly diffused and in 2 weeks, the appearance of stretch marks is dramatically reduced. 

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Although not everyone has the same results, the majority of those that have tried it notice a lightning of their stretch marks.  Most noticable to a faint pink rather than the dark purple we are so use to seeing.

BENEFITS include
• Shea butter and pomegranate extract stimulate natural elastin production for visibly reduced stretch marks
• Phytol instantly diffuses the look of stretch marks
• Visibly improves skin’s elasticity, smoothness and suppleness
• Hypoallergenic
• Dermatologist-tested
• Suitable for sensitive skin.

The End of the Line Body lotion is lightly scented. It almost smells like raw shea butter which is one of it’s main ingredients. So if you are sensitive to different smells, you might want to try on a small area first.

Although not everyone has the same results, the majority of those that have tried it notice a lightning of their stretch marks.  Most noticable to a faint pink rather than the dark purple we are so use to seeing.

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My results weren’t that dramatic, although I did notice some fading in my stretch marks, it wasn’t as dramatic a difference as the  Nakepdroof Affirm Yourself lotion results I got.

Read about my results  Nakedproof Affirm Yourself Product Review

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Don’t get eaten up this summer- Bug Guard Review

With Memorial Day fast approaching and the first weekend of summer camping it’s time to think about those pesky bugs.  With so many different insect repellent on the market it is sometimes difficult to decide which one to use. It appears the ones with DEET seem to work the best. But do you really want to put DEET on your skin.

Searching for a DEET free insect repellent can sometimes be a long search and even a costly one.  I’ve actually found one that I find effective and also DEET free, and the best part of all it also includes sunscreen.

Bug Guard is a part of the Skin so Soft bath and body line from Avon.  The Skin so Soft line has been one of America’s favorite for many years. The bug guard was created from the original Skin so Soft bath oil and includes chemicals such as IR535 and Picardin  both of these chemicals are DEET free and have been proven insect repellents.

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The bug guard lineup includes aerosol, pump sprays, lotions and even single-use towelettes. In addition to the insect repellent properties the lotions have been dermatological tested and even pediatrician tested. This makes them a safe and effective insect repellent for the entire family.

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Don’t take my word for it, according to the reviews  on the Avon website, hundreds of reviews have the products 4 & 5 stars.

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Smooth Moves

One of the new product lines from Avon is called Naked Proof.  With a few products the line launched earlier this Spring.

#NAKEDPROOF is a proven body care line that delivers powerful results. Reveal the skin you’re in with body care designed for real women.

One of the products is a cooling gel that helps reduce the signs of cellulite. Smooth Moves has proven ingredients and benefits such as:

• L-carnitine and chai hu target fat cells, reducing the look of cellulite
• Makes you skin look and feel tighter, firmer and toned
• Feel it work instantly
• Dermatologist-tested

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Some of the pros of the product, based on Customer reviews includes that it goess on smoothly, absorbs quickly, not greasy, smells good, and softens skin.

During my use I found all those things to be true.  I used the entire tube in about a month of daily use, but unfortunately I didn’t notice any changes.  Atleadt not like the results of others users.

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Even though I didn’t see any difference in cellulite I did like the smell of the gel.  And as far as the “cooling” portion of the gel, that was a added surprise with each use. It really did “cool” the skin.

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How to back order Avon online

Many customers have asked me how to “back order” from your online e-store.  This often happened when you see something is on sale in a previous campaign, but didn’t get your order in.

We all love to get someone on sale, and with Avon you can order from a previous campaign.  The first step is to go to the website

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If your viewing from your phone it will look something like this.  There is a drop down menu on the upper right corner.  Open the menu.

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When the menu opens you’ll be able to select  order by product number

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Once you open the shop by product number, a screen opens that allows you to change the campaign.

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If viewing on a laptop or computer it’ll look something like this. You’ll find the shop by product number link on the upper right side.

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When you click  product #,  you’ll be taken directly to the order by campaign and number menu.  You’ll be able to change the campaign number for the lower price.

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Remember you can only go back the previous two campaigns.  Also remember if it is a new product it might not be available in a previous campaign.  Also keep in mind that if it is a discontinued, limited efitedi or while supplies last product, it might not be available in another campaign.

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To soak or not to soak

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated.  For those of you that know me, you know I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and said I would return to nursing if I ever grew up.  Well it seems as if I’ve grown up, atleast a couple hours a week.

I’ve recently taken a contract position as an in home foot care nurse.  Which essentially means I do home visits and assist with trimming of toenails and helping to keep calluses manageable.  I started in August with hands-on  training and classes.

This brings up a very controversial subject.  Should you soak your feet, or not.  It actually depends on several circumstances.

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There are several reasons to support each side of the argument.  In the non soak corner one of the biggest concerns is infection control.  When you soak your feet, especially for longer than 5-10 minutes, you actually soften the skin and this creates a greater chance of the skin being damaged.  The damage can occur when you try to clip or file a toe nail. The cuticle can also be damaged quite easily when it’s softened by soaking to long.  Calluses and corns on the bottom or sides of feet also become soft, and the underlying tender skin, can be damaged while trying to file or grind of the callus or corn.  The other concern is because of the cleanliness of the container you soak your feet in.  If it’s not cleaned properly, it could harber bacteria that could ultimately cause an infection.  It’s also been proven that soaking your feet in salt or Epson salt could actually cause you get to become dehydrated because the salt pulls “water” from the skin through osmosis.

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So with all the possible complications, why would you consider soaking your feet.  Let’s face it, it feels good.  There’s nothing like a good warm for soak for achy tired feet.  When you soak your feet it softens the toe nails to make them easier to cut. It also softens calluses and corns which helps to relieve some of the pain, and makes it easier to file the softer skin away.  When faced with an ingrown toenail, the warmth of the water, along with the softening of the skin around the nail makes it much easier to gently lift the toenail and relieve the pressure

So what should you do?  It’s actually a matter of personal preference.  Once you understand why and why not, you can make a personal decision as to which you want to do.

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Skin So Soft for Dogs?

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Can you believe Avon first introduced Skin So Soft in the early 1960’s.  Avon’s Skin So Soft is a bath oil, but as with many other products, people have found it useful for other applications.

Ever since it hit the market many decades ago, Avon’s Skin So Soft bath oil has maintained a reputation for repelling ticks, fleas and other insects without the use of harsh chemicals.  

Several years ago, Field and Stream magazine recommended mixing 1.5 ounces with a gallon of water and spraying it onto your dog just before heading out. A flea and tick shampoo is made using 1 cup of Skin So Soft and 1/2 cup liquid detergent in 3 gallons of water.

One friend received a similar recipe from her vet recently to treat her dog.  Even though Skin So Soft is a bath oil, people continue to use it for pets. 

One study showed that Sponging dogs with Skin So Soft Original bath oil resulted in a 40 percent drop in flea infestation, for a limited time.

Avon Bug Guard

Since its introduction of the Original Skin So Soft bath oil, Avon has expanded the Skin So Soft line to include new scents, new formulas, body wash, shower gels, and lotions to name a few.  Recently Bug Guard has been added to the line up.

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What would be your ULTIMATE Girls Night In?

For me it would be something that i haven’t done since my daughter grew up.

A Saturday night Mani and Pedi party 👐👣 with my granddaughters, of course their moms Tessica, Amber, and Molly could come along.

We would have pizza 🍕for supper, then start a Disney princess 👑 movie marathon.

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We would use Avon footworks to pamper our hands and feet, and choose fun Avon colors 💅to paint our nails.

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Fun Nail Enamel Colors

We would then use a quick dry top coat so we could quickly have Grandma’s favorite movie snack (chocolate chips and popcorn), 🍫

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Quick Dry Topcoat

Before we get ready for and a slumber party on the living room floor we would pamper our hands and feet with a special treat of moisture cream.

Moisture Therapy Hand Cream

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When my daughter was young, this was how we didn’ many Saturday nights.  It was our special, mom and me time.  It’s funny how some of these special times, those that are just about spending time together, and some of my fondest memories.  It seems in today’s busy world, we often forget that these slow down moments are the ones that get treasured the most.

Take a moment this weekend, to do just that.  Stop and enjoy the little moments, the quiet times, that are just about being together.

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Luxury Bath Oil Skin So Soft.

Skin So Soft is one of Avon’s most iconic brands. This body oil has been used for many different purposes over the years, although it’s true purpose is as a bath oil, many have used it as an insect repellent, a furniture polish, or a makeup remover.

It’s America’s favorite bath oil (based on mass-market sales). and sure to be yours, too! This jojoba infused luxury bath oil helps your skin and mind with its uplifting botanical and herbal scent.

With 3 different formulas the choose from, Skin So Soft bath oils appeal to a wide variety of people.  All three contain the same base ingredients, with mineral oil at the front. The main difference is the scent, and additional oils.

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Skin So Soft Original

The Original has a scent fresh/ herbal scent, infused with Jojoba Seed oil, and vitamin E. The scent both awakens the mind, and soothes the body.  

GLAMOUR says:
“This bath oil smells wonderful, and after adding a tablespoon to my bath, I was instantly relaxed. The light oil left my skin feeling ultra soft and velvety smooth. Best of all, it locks in much-needed moisture, so bath after bath, my skin stays nourished and looking healthy.”
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Skin So Soft – Soft and Sensual

The Soft & Sensual oil (which is my favorite), festures lush floral fragrances blended perfectly with jasmine to create a craftingly soothing aroma. Moisturize like never before with this argan oil bath oil. The benefits of argan oil are endless. It contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals – all of which combine to make your skin more radiant and healthy. Reduce redness and improve softness of skin until visibly smooth.

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Skin So Soft – Radiant Moisture

Radiant Moisture rounds out the three bath oils available year round.  This luxurious peony & musk scented bath oil, also contains argan oil. The emollient-rich formula locks in moisture and leaves skin feeling silky smooth. Can also be used as a leave-on moisturizer anytime.

 

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What is Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease?

Monica Nuxoll, May 2018

Lyme Disease is usually caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. In the United States it is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged, tick also known as a deer tick. 

The bacteria is transmitted through the saliva of an infected tick. With more than 200,000 cases each year in the United States, you have a greater chance of getting bit by a tick if you live near heavily grassy or wooded areas or spend time Outdoors where ticks are prevalent.

Note if a tick bites you you may notice a small, red lump at the site, this is normal reaction to the bite and does not necessarily indicate an infection the infected tick has to attach and feed for at least 36 hours to spread the bacteria.

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The first sign of Lyme disease is a rash it can appear anywhere from 3 days up to a month after a tick bite the average amount of time before a rash appears is around one week.

 

Besides a rash, early signs of Lyme disease include chills and high fever.  Fatigue is another symptom. If you feel excessively tired with no apparent reason, it may be a symptom of Lyme disease.

If left untreated Lyme disease infections can lead to arthritis, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeat.

Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne infections.

You and your family can take several steps to prevent and control Lyme disease. Well it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warm months from April through September.

Tips to prevent and control exposure to ticks include, avoiding direct contact with ticks, avoiding wooded and Brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter, walk in the center of trails, and use a tick repellent on skin and clothing.

For best results without the use of DEET use a repellent that contains the picardian or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that last several hours. Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this tick repellent to their children, avoiding hands, eyes and mouth.

 

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ Aerosol Spray SPF 28

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Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus for 8 hours. An unscented, DEET-free insect repellent and sunscreen product. 4 oz. net wt.

IR3535 – ingredient that provides repellency against a broad range of biting insects, including mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, gnats, no-seeums and biting midges.

BENEFITS
• Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile virus for 8 hours
• Provides effective protection against deer ticks, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies, and biting midges
• Provides SPF 28 protection
• Does not need to be washed off when returning from the outdoors
• DEET-free
• Dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic

TO USE
• Apply evenly before sun and insect exposure. An adult must apply this product to children under 10.
• Ask a doctor before using on children under 6 months of age
• For continued protection from mosquitoes, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges, reapply after 8 hours
• For continued protection from deer ticks, reapply after 6 hours and from black flies, reapply after 3 hours
• For sunscreen protection, reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or sweating
• Do not exceed 4 applications per day

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol Spray

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Strong and dependable repellency against mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges. 4 oz. net wt.

Picaridin – insect repellent (alternative to DEET). It has a low odor, with a light, clean feel.

BENEFITS
• Repels a broad spectrum of biting insects (mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges)
• Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus
• Repels deer ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease
• Needs to be washed off when coming in from the outdoors
• DEET-free
• Oil-free
• Dermatologist tested

TO USE
• Hold container 6 to 8 inches from skin and spray with a slow sweeping motion, liberally and evenly. Do not spray in enclosed areas. Do not apply under clothing, on cuts, wounds, freshly shaved, excessively sunburned, or irritated skin
• DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO FACE
• Ask a doctor before using on children under 6 months of age
• For protection from gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges, reapply after 7 hours. For mosquitoes reapply after 6 hours. For black flies reapply after 3 hours

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