AVON – Applicator/Blender

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed how some people’s make-up looks flawless. The beauty of it amazes me. I know most don’t actually DO their own make-up, but still… someone does!

Make Up Artists have all sorts of different tools they use to apply make-up to their models. One thing they use is an Applicator/Blender. Now these ARE NOT the blenders from the 80s! Do you remember those?!!!? You know, those little white triangle. UGH! They soaked up more product than they put on your face!

So here I am… AVON Lady… with a blender available. So I decided to give it a try. Check out my review video:

The Deets From AVON:

Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator

A flawless finish! The Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator features soft, suede-like texture which blends makeup seamlessly for a flawless finish. The unique shape helps eliminate visible lines and streaks.

FEATURES
• Wide, rounded area for overall face coverage and bendability
• Pointed end for hard to reach or delicate areas, such as under eyes, or near nose and mouth
• Can be used for foundation, blush, powder, etc.
• Non-Latex PU
• 2 1/8″ X 1 1/4″

TO USE
• Prior to application, dampen Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator with water and remove the excess. This prevents foundation from being absorbed into sponge
• Dip the Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator into your fave Avon liquid or cream foundation
• Gently tap on face in a stippling motion

If you would like to purchase your own applicator/blender, please feel free to purchase from my online store. Let me know if you have any questions.

Until next time…

Be beautious!
~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

AVON – Mattitude Review

Mattitude Review

Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

***sorry for the late posting today. bad weather last night, lost electricity, so I couldn’t load and format my post for today. but here it is!***

:::Here’s the official deets from AVON:::

Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours
• Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact
• Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips 
• Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free 

TO USE
Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Now… Honestly, what do I think about it?

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried Mattitude! What did you think? Which one is your favorite colour? Haven’t tried Mattitude, but now you want to? Check out my online store!

Be Beautious!
~t

FIND ME: 
www.traceymcox.com
www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

Thinking Thursday: How to Critique

So you written a story and would like a fresh pair of eyes… in exchange for you doing the same.

ideasBUT how do you critique a story?

While there is no Do THIS and DO THAT instructions, I have found people give the same advice and this is what I tend to do when critiquing a picture book manuscript:

  1. Read the story through twice
  2. Put it down for a day
  3. Read story out loud, while making notes
  4. Read again to myself, while making additional notes (if any)

What notes do I make you may ask?

  • flow pattern
  • pov shift
  • grammer
  • spelling
  • suggestions on how to improve
  • comments on what I think (love this line, etc)
  • add or delete word(s) or phrase
  • anything I think will help improve the manuscript

How do I format my critique? I like to think of  it as a sandwich. You get two pieces of bread and then the good stuff in the middle.
The first piece of bread is me giving some basic instructions and an overall feel of the story. *I make a point to stay positive. FIND something you like*
The middle is where I include my notes, suggestions, and comments. *This is the meaty part. Yes, there will be constructive criticism here, but you are wanting it to get better. VERY rarely will you run across something that is absolutely ready with nothing to comment on*
The last piece of bread is where I go into  my overall comments of the story. I may also comment about marketing, submitting possibilities, and other things that may pop into my head.

Critiquing is like writing though. You get better with practice. BUT even someone who is new can see things that others may overlook. The best thing is to take the plunge, jump in feet first, and enjoy the water.

:::LEAVE ME A COMMENT:::
Let me know if you have some other great tips when critiquing.
ALSO… I offer a critique service for non-rhyming pbs. You can click on the tab at the top of this post to read what my fees are and how to contact me.

 

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Happy writing!
~t

 

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