Friday, September 24, 2010

Perfume - Fragrance Composition

Coco Chanel once said "A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future." I'm not 100% sure she's right. I wear perfume but it's usually subtle as I can't STAND the smell of older women ... you know the ones I'm talking about: You get into an elevator and a few seconds later a women who HAS to be 150 if she's a day walks in (of course stopping the doors for closing too! but that's neither here nor there). You start your ride up and as the air in the lift starts to circulate, it's like BLAM! A wall of old musty (probably bought in the 80s) eau-de-old-lady slams into you!

And that my fine feathered friends is why I don't wear a ton of perfume. You can have a strong perfume ... as long as you don't take a BATH in it!

So, let's talk fragrance. How come it seems that all perfumes have so many different layers of scents and different types of flowers or fruit or wood etc? It's called Fragrance Composition.

Fragrance goes through three main stages, in which its intensity changes and different elements of its composition emerge. The stages of a Fragrance are called top, mid and base notes.

Top Notes
The top note is the first impression of a Fragrance. And because of this, top notes are very important in the choosing of a Fragrance.

Top Notes:
  • Get your attention right away, make an impression
  • Strong, but evaporate quickly
  • Common top notes: citrus, fruity notes, and green notes
Mid Notes
As top notes gradually fade away, a Fragrance intensifies and becomes richer as the mid notes become apparent.

Mid Notes:
  • Appear 10-20 minutes after application
  • Form the heart or body of a Fragrance
  • Give a Fragrance overall character
  • Common mid notes: florals and spices
Base Notes
The base notes give the Fragrance its foundation and lastingness, or what fragrance developers call tenacity.

Base Notes:
  • Noticeable 15 minutes after application
  • The final scent to emerge from a Fragrance
  • Bring depth and solidness as a Fragrance fades
  • Common base notes: woods, musks, amber and vanilla
Let's look at the newest scent from Avon ... Outspoken by Fergie.

Top notes of the perfume refresh us with frozen black currant, starfruit and wild saffron, standing in contrast with gentle aromas of the heart (middle). Floral nuances of tuberose, jasmine and passionflower dance together in a passionate and sensual way, while seducing base notes of ebony, leather and vetiver.

Interested in trying a new (or old) Avon fragrance? Call me today at (508) 320 - 1580 or email me at

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How To ... Create an Optical Illusion with Makeup

Optical Illusions

Play with light and dark shades of eyeshadow to enhance the size of eyes or to bring eyes further or closer apart.

Apply darker colors at the inner half of your lids, closest to the nose.

Highlight inner corners with a light flesh-tone liner and shimmery pearl shadow.

Line lower lids with a nude or very light color liner to make the whites of your eyes brighter.

Add a pale iridescent shadow in the center of lids and line lower inner lids with a white liner.

How To ... Shape Your Face with Makeup

Face Shaping:

You can use foundation or pressed powder to accentuate your best features and minimize the others.

All you need are 3 different shades:
  1. Base – a shade that matches your skin exactly.
  2. Highlight – a shade lighter.
  3. Contour – a shade darker.
The Highlight shade brings features forward. The Contour shade makes them recede.


Highlight down the center of your nose to the width that you want to appear, then place contour on either side of the nose. Blend well.

Shade around square jawline to make that area recede and create a more oval shape. Blend borders with a base shade.

Shade round cheeks to make them recede, then highlight top of cheekbones to make them more prominent and lifted like those of a model. Blend base to borders…beautiful!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Get the look: The Poof!

by Miok for Judy Casey, Inc.

All words in bold are Avon products available through mark. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these items!, (508) 320 - 1580 or

STEP 1: Spritz mega volume root lifting spray on damp, just-washed hair to help increase thickness at the roots. Blow-dry hair using a diffuser to bring out natural curl. Still straight? Curl the entire head away from the face using a 1"- or 1 1/4"-inch iron.

STEP 2: Run fingers through the hair to break up curls and give hair a more natural texture. Gather the top section of hair at the crown and pin it up, out of the way.

Take the sections of hair on both sides of the head right below the crown, make a ponytail and secure with an elastic.

Unclip the top section and lightly back comb it at the roots. Pull the section back and determine height and shape of the poof. Secure the poof with bobby pins.

Smooth curl goddess silkening serum through small sections of hair to help limit frizz and keep curls silky.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Avon Home Party

Want to see the latest in Avon Jewelry, Watches, Makeup, Fashion and Bath and Body products?

Host an Avon Home Party in the comfort of your own home!

The 2010 Holiday season is just gearing up and it’s time to get back into the swing of fashion and see the new beauty products from Avon.

Call today to schedule your Avon Home Party for this fall and ask about our Host gift!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rose Splendor Barbie Special

Rose Splendor Barbie® Doll

Appropriate for Ages 6 and up. Imported. African American, Caucasian

Will be $49.99

Just for you: $39.99

The Most Collectible Doll in the World®… a great addition to any Customer's collection or the perfect way to start one. Be sure to show this doll to everyone to cash in on this surefire sales opportunity.

Dress designed by principal designer Robert Best

Please specify whether you want the African American Rose Splendor Barbie® Doll or the Caucasian Rose Splendor Barbie® Doll.

I can only sell ONE of these Rose Splendor Barbie® Dolls so it’s totally first come, first serve. This deal is good until September 15, 2010. Contact me at (508) 320 – 1580 or This deal is not valid at my website, only through me.