Manic Monday “Countdown to Christmas” Week 5 Avon Review and Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Avon Consultant Barb Koehn.  My opinions are 100% my own. You can view my full Disclosure Policy here.  Click on any Avon picture to learn more about Barb and the Avon Company.

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Week 5 of “Manic Monday” Holiday Spree Giveaway is here!

Halloween is in the past, Thanksgiving is very close, and Christmas is sneaking upon us!

3 more weeks left til Cyber Monday Giveaway, which is very exciting, but that also means we only have 7 more Monday’s til Christmas!

I wanted to make it super easy for my readers to find some great products for gifts without having to spend a day fighting crowds at the mall.  Read more here . And don’t forget about the Amazing Holiday Giveaway of each of the amazing products I will be featuring, totaling a value of over $200.


For the 4th week of Manic Monday, I reviewed the company Jamberry.

Jamberry states, “Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days! Gone are the days of the single colored manicure. Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money”.

If you’ve already been wearing Jamberry Nails, you know they are addictively fun!


For Week 5 of “Manic Monday Holiday Spree”, I am featuring the company “Avon“.


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Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and fashion and home products.

I have to admit, I am an Avon girl!  I assume I was hooked from all the years, as a child, watching my mom order and use Avon products.

So I was beyond excited to get to review not 1, not 2, but 5 AMAZING Avon products that are perfect for the Holidays!

The first product I reviewed is the ANEW Vitale gel cleanser.


Anew Vitale cleanses and invigorate fatigued-looking skin. Non-drying gel cleanser, with ProEnergy Complex, is formulated to effectively remove make-up, excess oil and surface impurities. It helps refine skin’s texture for a visibly smoother and softer appearance, and helps promote a clear, even-looking complexion. Skin looks more energized and feels refreshed and full of vitality.

To Use: Every AM and PM, massage gently over wet face. Rinse off and pat dry. Gentle enough to use around eyes. 4.2 fl. oz.

I LOVE THIS!  It made my face feel so fresh and renewed.  It was light and soft on my skin, but cleansed so well.  My face felt clean all day long.  I love that it’s a gel and has no rough microbeads or scrubs in it.  Great product even for sensitive skin, like mine.  Anew Vitale, is my new favorite face cleanser.

The next product I am reviewing is Avon’s LUCK!



Luck is a Sparkling citrus and luscious berries wrapped in creamy white florals, velvety rose petals and warm sandalwood.

An extravagant fragrance that lasts all day.

Trio includes:

Eau de Parfum Spray
1.7 fl. oz. A $30 value.

Shower Gel
6.7 fl. oz. A $12 value.

Body Lotion
6.7 fl. oz. a $12 value.


Can you believe this new Holiday Collection is only $30!  WoW!

What a great gift idea or just a little something for yourself (:

What I like the most about Luck is that the scent is not overpowering.  It’s a sweet, subtle scent that lasts but does not leave others around you needing fresh air.  The lotion left my skin soft and smooth and the shower gel leaves just enough scent that all you need to a couple follow up squirts of the perfume and you are ready to go.


And isn’t this bottle so elegant and classy? I adore it!  But it is still a perfect scent for your casual days of jeans and sweaters.  Grab that deal before it’s gone!

My last item to review is the Square Double Drop Earrings for pierced ears.






I love how they can in a beautiful gold box ready to wrap and give to that special someone for the holidays.

They are a perfect combination of Sparkle and Elegance.  Will look  amazing with that perfect little cocktail dress for a Holiday Party and casual enough for Christmas dinner with family.  Dress them up or play them down.



The Consultant  I am Spotlighting this week is Barb Koehn.


Barb’s family moved to Arkansas in late 2007.



She moved to a great town with a population of 506. No one in this small town knew her, and she only knew one family there.  Her sister was an AVON representative at the time, and Barb joined her team to help her achieve her personal AVON goals. She was very skeptical because no one knew her, and she didn’t know anyone.

How was Barb going to start a business that way?

Thankfully, AVON has a great reputation and had laid the ground work for her.  Barb started with her neighbors first, then the local businesses.  She asked one store owner to could leave her brochures on their counter for the public to take. She also worked several hours on social media promoting her Avon business.  In 2010, Barb started the leadership team only because her neighbor wanted to join. Then, Barb started mentioning the opportunity to her friends to see if they also wanted to become representatives. Before she knew it, Barb’s  team consisted of over 100 representatives.

It was great to see the earnings start to roll in from her team. In 2012, Barb was nominated to join AVONs Team Leader Program and trained a successful team who quickly became her 2nd family. She has achieved several wonderful opportunities that AVON has offered.  Barb has made Presidents Club each year that she has been a representative, which allows her to increase her earnings from her own personal sales.

Barb is  always looking for new customers and new team members. Feel free to contact Barb if you would like more information about starting your very own AVON business, or would simply like to receive a FREE brochure!

AVON has now given  customers the opportunity to order online and have direct shipment to their homes. You can shop online at or contact Barb at 479-280-4426.

Don’t forget to follow Barb on Facebook, or email at


And if you would more info and how  to become a part of Barb’s Amazing Team, click the logo below.

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Avon has the PERFECT Christmas gift for everyone on your list, and with amazing “free” shipping on all orders over $35.00, you won’t find a better deal!

Don’t forget to click the link below to have a chance to win the Manic Monday Holiday Spree Giveaway!

Giveaway begins 10/06/14 @ 6pm and ends 12/01/14 @ 6pm. One entrant/email per household. One winner will be chosen randomly from Giveaway Tools . Void where prohibited. The winner has 72 hours to respond to the congratulatory email. If the winner does not respond, Giveaway will be voided. If you have any questions, please email Miranda at graceandgravywithasideoflife (at) gmail (dot) com.


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