Build Your Own Dreams

….Or someone else will hire you to build theirs!

Close your eyes for a minute.  Okay – DON’T close your eyes, because they you can’t read the rest of my instructions. DUH!

Okay, just imagine with me for a minute – what would your life look like if it was exactly as you wanted it?  What would you spend your time on?  Who would you spend your time with?  What would you be surrounded by? What or who would be the priority and how much time would you get to spend on those priorities?  (Maybe you would spend all your time playing Pokemon Go and all your money on donuts, hey – I won’t judge!!)

For me – I would downsize EVERYTHING.  Smaller home, out of the city, more natural setting, simpler life. I would be staying home with my daughters, cooking for my husband, caring for our home, attending all the girls’ school activities, spending an hour each  morning in Bible study, exercising every day, volunteering for causes that mean something to me and having lunch dates with my dearest friends once a week.  That is what my perfect life would look like.


Thanks to Avon, I am closer than ever to that dream life, but I am not there yet.  And neither are most of you I bet.  Why??  Why are so many of us laboring daily for things we don’t want and exchanging our time to build the dreams of others?  Don’t get me wrong, I actually love the people I work with in my 9-5 job every day. And I love the company I work for too.  But this job will NEVER get me to my dream life because it requires so much of my time and, like all jobs, it can only pay me a specific dollar range set forth by some guy in an office somewhere that has no idea what I do.

What if I told you that you could have a job where YOU set the hours and YOU set your own pay-rate?? What if you never had to answer to anyone but your own family?  What if you could take as much time off as you wanted, whenever you wanted?  Travel with family, never miss a birthday party, never miss a family gathering or friend’s special occasion?  Well I’m here to tell you – YOU CAN DO IT!!

NOW – you will have to be self-motivated, you will have to be willing to set your own goals and work your plan to achieve them.  The tools are all FREE, myself and hundreds of others will help you succeed FOR FREE, you will get your own FREE website for customers to shop from, plus so much more.  Avon offers all this for you!!  Maybe you just want some easy extra income to help pay off your car, or save for Christmas or go on a cruise.  (That’s why I started and Avon has made all three possible!) Maybe you want to stay home with your new baby while earning free trips to exotic locations.  Maybe you just need some extra cash to give you some breathing room every month.  OR, maybe you have BIG DREAMS of a life where your time belongs to YOU and your income is more than enough to sustain all your needs AND all your wants.  The sky is the limit with Avon!!


Please, don’t spend one more day worrying about time and money and how you are going to make ends meet this month.  Join my team and let my amazing support group of awesome leaders and reps support you all the way to the bank.  I want some like-minded friends to build dreams with!!  It only costs $15 to start your business.  You can turn that $15 into a $150,000 income like SO MANY OTHER REPS HAVE DONE!!  Please consider this opportunity.  We can achieve our dream lives together!!  To learn more or sign up visit:


Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:13

Avon Auto-Replenish – What’s in it for You?

So, it’s 1:30 in the morning, I just got home from a late flight and I turn on the bathroom light to venture a peek in the mirror before bed.  Mascara: an inch below my eyes.  Foundation: looks like I slept in it. Lipstick: guess I ate it.  It ain’t pretty folks. I open the drawer to dig out my makeup remover wipes, and WHAT????  The package is empty!!  BONE DRY!! Nothing in there!!  How can this happen??  I haven’t been home in days!!

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WAIT. ONE. MINUTE.  The children.  The daughters.  They have been in my bathroom.  The signs are everywhere.  Missing lip gloss.  Blush on my light cream colored hand towels.  Toothpaste in the sink.  Oh no they di-int!!  Okay, take a deep breath.  I mean, I AM the Avon lady. I have cleansers and toners coming out my ears in my cabinet of stock.  But I am lazy and I want my wipes!!  If only I had signed up for AUTO REPLENISH!  Then my favorite products would ship to me automatically every 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks!!  I wouldn’t have to worry about keeping on top of what I am running out of, or what to order and when.  Let’s face it, we all need Auto Replenish.  (Can we get that for groceries too?) It’s available to all online customers for all our skin care lines.  You can select it easily when you add a skincare item to your shopping cart.


Even better yet, when my customers sign up for Auto Replenish on any item, I send them a free gift!!   So what are you waiting for?  Don’t be like Leslie.  Head over to and sign up today!!

Avon for Kids!

Avon has your kids covered for summer – and the rest of the year too – with great products for your little ones!!   Did you know that we carry an entire kids line of bath and body products?  From tear-free shampoos and conditioners, to fruity smelling body wash and detangler spray, your kids will love bath time with these safe and gentle products. Even my kids, who are confirmed bath-haters, love our bubble baths and the kids soaps and shampoos.


If it’s play time you’re thinking about, Avon always has current and popular toys for girls and boys of all ages!  My youngest loves her Madame Alexander doll house and baby dolls and always asks to look at the latest catalog when Christmas and birthdays roll around.  From stuffed animals to games, dolls to trucks – we have lots of great fun to choose from!

If your teens are heading into the acne years, don’t forget our ClearSkin line of products is PERFECT for young, sometimes unpredictable skin.  There are options for blemish control, enlarged pores, blackheads and oil control.  This line is a great way to get teens in the habit of caring for their skin and the prices are very reasonable!

Finally – if you are concerned about the kiddos getting sunburned or chased around by bugs this summer – we have the answer!! Our Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus has sunscreen AND bug spray built right in!  It’s DEET free so you can feel safe using it on your little ones and around your pets.  It also has a fun blue color that changes to clear on the skin that the kids think is cool!

So don’t assume Avon is just perfume and face cream for your granny – we are everything from skin care to home décor and we are ready to serve you (and your kiddos)!!

What’s it Like to Earn a Trip with Avon?

I was so blessed last week to be able to travel to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on a trip I earned simply by growing my Avon team!  Since it was my first big trip with Avon I wasn’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you, it not only met my expectations – it exceeded them!! I wanted to take a quick minute and share with you how wonderful my time in Mexico was and how much fun I had – without spending a single dime, thanks to the generosity of my great company. Maybe you are like me and you love to travel, or maybe you (also like me) just need a break here and there to recharge once in a while.  Well, why not let Avon pay for your vacation?

Here’s a run-down of what it’s like to travel with Avon:

First, you get an award email letting you know that you earned the trip (maybe it was sales, recruiting, different challenges, etc). Next you receive an email asking what days you want to travel and what airports are closest.  It also lets you select a roommate if you would like to.   Then in a couple of days you get your itinerary, also by email and you can start packing!! (Or in my case, start dieting!)

When I left my tiny town, I was so happy to find Avon had reserved me an exit row seat – the planes that fly out of here are VERY TINY.  Then I had an entire row to myself when I connected in Dallas.  When I arrived in Cancun, there was a sweet little man holding a sign at the baggage claim for me who took me to the shuttle with a couple other ladies where we were offered bottled water – it was SO HOT!

About 45 minutes later we arrived at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda Resort. (That’s a mouthful!) This place was absolutely beautiful!!  It was obviously five stars and was the cream of the crop for resorts for Mexico. We were greeted by a pretty woman who handed us a tightly rolled, cool, damp towel that smelled like lavender to cool off with.  It was so fancy and thoughtful!  Next the gentlemen handled our luggage as we were ushered into the most amazing resort lobby you have ever seen.


Around the corner we were greeted with our choice of champaign or sparkling pink lemonade and big hugs from the Avon Corporate team!! I felt so special and honored.  They gave me a packet with a schedule of events, a name tag, room keys, etc and then I got a really pretty bracelet to wear all week to gain entrance to all the great shops, restaurants, pools and private beaches.  I sipped my drink and headed out to search for my room.  This place was HUGE!!

Found my room and a note left by my roommate/upline leader Emily Seagren ( welcoming me and saying she was by the pool with some other reps.  The rooms are AMAZING!  Huge, modern, clean – the biggest bathtub I have EVER SEEN, soft beds, crisp white sheets, leather sofa, desk, tv, fully stocked and completely free mini bar, you name it!  Even the towels were amazing, they were big as bed sheets.  And we each got a robe and slippers to keep us comfy!

Opening night dinner by the pool was amazing!  The food was incredible, the view was fantastic, all the drinks were free and the music was lots of fun.  I had a great time visiting with Emily and other reps and taking pictures with my new friends.  Later that night we hung out with our friends in the room next door and ordered room service – also free!  Pizza, cheesecake, whatever we were in the mood for.  It was so much fun to have a girls’ slumber party with friends!

The next day, after an amazing breakfast, we made our way to the private beach at the edge of the resort.  The sand was so white and the water was so blue – it was like walking straight into a post card.  The cabanas and giant umbrellas kept the scorching sun off of us, but I still had to lay out and get some color (the color ended up being RED).  Meanwhile, staff came by and brought drinks and food all day and Avon corporate staff stopped to visit and ask input on different things going on at the head office.  They had a lot of interest in the opinion of their representatives.

Later that night we had a great dinner at one of the resort’s best restaurants which was a Brazilian steak  house.  The food was fantastic and the different meats kept coming on swords, really fun!  Again, this meal was completely free!  When we were full we walked out to the beach bar and sat with our toes in the sand and visited for a while.  It was so nice to sit in the breeze and relax under the stars.

On our last day we hung out by the pool, again sampling all the food and drinks we could get our hands on – visited with other fun representatives from all over the country and even had time for a little nap before the final night party.  We made our way down to the party which was held in a restaurant that was closed just for us. The food was AMAZING and the music was great.  We ate and drank and danced the night away with our friends and took a bunch of fun pictures with all the great reps we met in Mexico.

The next day, I had to catch an 8AM shuttle so I had room service delivered at 7:30am – bagel and lox, my favorite!!  I said my goodbyes, made my way down to the lobby, stepped on the shuttle and headed for the airport where I did a little shopping before heading back to reality.

So – are you convinced??  Do you see why I love Avon??  There is nothing special about me.  I am not a sales or marketing genius.  Avon sells itself and I have fun being a representative.  Sure, I work it like a business, because that’s what it is to me.  But what other employer do you know who will reward you with a trip like this, plus cash, gifts, trophies, points and lots of fun parties??  If you are looking for a way out of the daily grind and want to have fun and have more time to spend with your family – contact me today!! Visit my website at to find out how you can join me on this great journey with Avon!!

Avon Makeover – Before & After!

How much fun is this? Avon has so many great products and sometimes it helps to see them in action so you can pick which ones work best for you. So my beautiful daughter Jenna agreed to show us one of her favorite looks using all Avon makeup – doesn’t she look great?  Here is a list of everything she used.  You can find all of these products at my e-Store by going to !

Anew foundation in light beige #500221
Ideal flawless powder in Translucent #779503
Ideal luminous blush in antique rose #248189
Glow bronzing pearls in Sunkissed #414939
Perfect eyebrow kit in deep brown #273769
Mega effects eye liner in black #080802
Ultra color lipstick in oxford wine #848101
Big and multiplied mascara in blackest black #164744

These product numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the product name when you order. Do you like makeover posts like this? Comment below and let me know what you want to see more of!

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Avon Signature Fashion Line

The word FASHION means a lot of things to a lot of people.  But to most of us, it means the way we dress, look and present ourselves.  This is the first impression we make with those we meet, so it’s important to make it the best it can be.

Our beautiful new Avon Signature Fashion Line pieces are perfect for the lady who wants to present herself as just that – A LADY!  Check out these great modern yet modest outfits and imagine how nice you would look in them.  You can’t beat the price and the quality is exceptional.  I love Avon clothes and shoes because they are always in fashion and make me feel good about what I am wearing, but I don’t have to break the bank to look nice.

When we go out in the world ladies, let’s put our best foot forward. Give yourself a pulled-together look that matches your genuine smile and sweet spirit!!  And remember: Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment. – John 7:24


Avon & Retinol

What’s the deal with retinol?

We’ve all been hearing about retinol lately and how it can improve our skin in so many ways.  But do you really know what retinol is and how it works?  Well basically, retinol is a form of Vitamin A which is important in keeping skin elastic and smooth.  It also is a type of antioxidant, which means it attacks those free radicals that damage our skin and keeps them from aging us before our time.  Retinol has also been proven to help shrink pores that have been stretched by clogged oil ad dirt.  It helps them bounce back and look smaller.  It really is a great treat for all skin types!

So, are you looking to give retinol a try and see how great your skin can be?  Might I suggest Avon’s Anew Clinical Line Eraser With Retinol?  This product has so many benefits, it’s:

Retinol• Lightweight 
• Fragrance-free and oil-free
• Suitable for all skin types (normal, dry, oily,      combination) 
• Glides on effortlessly and absorbs quickly 
• Clinically shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just days
• Provides an overall youthful appearance
• Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested
• Non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic (won’t clog pores or cause acne)

*And it has received a FIVE star customer rating on our website!

It’s important to remember that for some people, retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.  So if you apply it in the day time, be sure to use your SPF sunscreen or a good foundation with SPF in it.  (You knew I would recommend ours, right?)  So what are you waiting for?  Give retinol a try and watch your skin improve in just days!!

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Avon Skin Care

Find your perfect face with Avon Skin Care!

If you are interested in keeping the wrinkles away, erasing those dark spots and under-eye circles and/or firming up that sagging neck (gobble-gobble!), then you have to try Leslie’s Top Three Favorite Skin Care products by Avon!

First let’s look at wrinkles.  All of our ANEW products help fight wrinkles just because they are so moisturizing and full of antioxidants.  However, the one I love best – especially for around the eyes and forehead is our Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector.  This formula has 4D Wrinkle-Reverse Technology that visibly improves skin’s appearance and life by increasing elasticity. Regain your skin’s youthful fullness with this facial cream’s plumping formula!!  Our customers give it 4.3 stars because it really works!

Next – discoloration.  I’ve it, we all have it, and it can be so frustrating!  Well, your answer is Avon’s Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Improver.  Featuring Avon’s own skin brightener as well as a botanical brightening blend and Vitamin E, it’s a nourishing nighttime cream that gradually evens skin tone and helps to reduce the appearance of unwanted dark spots and discolorations. AND – it’s one of our least expensive skin care products!!SSS Neck and CHest.jpg

Finally – the dreaded turkey neck.  This is a problem that is so common as we get older due to the loss of elasticity in our skin.  It helps to start using ahigh quality moisturizer while you’re still young to retain that elastin, but if you missed the moisturizer lecture in middle school – we can still fix you right up!  Try our Skin So Soft Firm & Restore Age-Defying Corrective Neck & Chest Cream. Now with Babassu oil, this product evens skin tone and texture while improving the appearance of fine wrinkles.  Need to pull out the big guns?  Use our Anew Clinical Thermafirm Face Lifting Cream on your face and neck and watch the transformation! Our customers love it because of these AMAZING benefits: 

  • Lift, firm, and tighten skin in just 2 days
    • Regain the youthful look and shape of your face by reducing lines, wrinkles, and sagging
    • After 4 weeks of continued use, the appearance of skin tightness improved a remarkable 51%!

I love all these products because they have all worked for me and my friends! I also love them because they are so much more affordable than the products you find at the department stores. So no need to walk around like a wrinkly, spotted old turkey neck!! (Okay, forget I said that!!) Just pick up a few great skin care items without breaking the bank and watch how you glow!!

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Leslie’s 5 Minute Beauty Routine


Ummm….what time is it?

Oh no!! How many times did I hit that snooze button??

Is that drool or sweat on my pillow?!?

You know the feeling.  You went to bed planning to get up at 6, but it’s now 6:45 and the cat is standing on your chest wondering why you are still in bed when his bowl is nearly half empty.  (Cuz cats panic if they don’t have at least ¾ of a full bowl. They are jerks like that.)

Anywhoooo…..time is now of the essence.  This means something has to go. It’s sure not gonna be coffee!  And you can forget about skipping the perfunctory Facebook check. (Is it really National Hot Dog Day already??)  You are going to have to pare down that beauty routine, that’s all there is to it.  Here is how I put together my entire face in five minutes.  (Confession – this is how I do my face pretty much every morning. Not because I’m always late, but because I’m generally lazy.)sleepy

Step 1: Skin first!  If you use foundation of any sort – and you feel you TRULY NEED it (most ladies really could get by without it) – then put it on.  I find that a round, flat sponge is the fastest way to get the foundation where it needs to go as evenly as possible.  I use Avon’s cream to powder foundation because it takes care of two steps in one.  But if you prefer, you can always run a quick pass of the pressed or loose powder over your nose to set your liquid foundation.

Step 2: Cheeks.  I don’t care if you use bronzer or blush – but put some color on those cheeks ladies!! Oftentimes that’s all it takes to completely freshen up your face.  I use Avon Cheek and Lip Tint because I love anything that is two-in-one.  And you can’t beat the price for this beautiful blush.

Step 3: Eyes.  When you’re in a hurry and you have to choose between shadow, liner or mascara – ALWAYS MASCARA!  If you have time, by all means do all three – but when you’re trying to get out the door in five minutes, you need a good quality mascara that gives full coverage and length without having to sweep each individual lash twenty times.  My favorite pick for this will forever be my old standby: Avon Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Big and Daring and the Winged Out mascaras –but when I’m in a hurry, the shape of this brush gets the job done quick with no clumping and no weird smudgy stuff.

Step 4: Lips.  Okay ladies, here’s the thing.  If you can get by with it, put on some clear gloss and be done with it.  Even a good lip balm will be fine.  But if you absolutely MUST HAVE color on those lips, make your choice from either a long-lasting lipstick or a strongly pigmented gloss.  (If you have time, do both!)  For me, I sip on a straw from my water bottle all day so I need something that will STAY PUT.  Therefore I always reach for Avon’s Ultra Color Lipstick.  The pigments are really high-quality and they stay put all day.  (Even if you chew your lips.  You know who you are.)

Step 5:  Okay, this is a bonus but I have to add it because I never leave home without a spritz of scent.  Spray your favorite perfume in the air and walk straight through.  That way it’s not all concentrated in one spot.  (Like the front of your blouse.  Who is sniffing you there?) I rotate my scents depending on the season, but my two favorites are Attraction for Her and Passion.

Okay, so there you have it.  You can do your whole face in five minutes.  If you are super smart, you will put an extra one of each of your favorite products in a cute little bag and keep it on the counter or in your purse so you have everything you need at your fingertips and don’t have to dig through your bathroom drawers on days like this.  With these handy tips, you can make it out the door in no time! Just don’t forget to feed the cat.

P.S. Beware the barrenness of a “busy” life ladies!  Don’t be a Martha!!

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’ ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:38-42


What are you Concealing?

I look good today.  Not because I lost those last, nagging 55 lbs, or got my hair done or have on a cute outfit.  But because I decided to do something about those dark circles under my eyes and it’s actually turned out pretty great!  Now, before you say anything – YES, I definitely get enough sleep at night.  Probably more than I need but my bed has separation anxiety so I feel it’s my duty to hang around as much as possible.  Yet somehow as I get older, the pale blue corners of the skin under my eyes has turned cobalt blue and migrated halfway down my face.  WHAT. IS. UP. WITH. THAT??

So, I decided to try a little concealer this morning.  Confession: I have never worn any type of concealer – ever.  Just never really needed it because my foundation was usually light enough to balance out the darker spots.  But since I am seeing more and more darkness come through, I decided what the heck – let’s give it a try.   Of course I used AVON Extra Lasting Concealer because I love my Avon products and also – it was ON SALE!  Let me tell you – I had NO IDEA how worn out was looking before I tried this product!  Those dark tones really make us look old, and tired, and possibly hung-over.


It got me to thinkin’ (watch out) – the things we conceal are often the things that make us FEEL old and tired (and – okay, possibly hung-over as well).  Gals, if you’re going to look good on the outside, you can’t be carrying around of bunch of garbage on the inside!  Get it out!  Tell it to the Man Upstairs, confide it in a trusted friend, make a plan to let it go, change it or turn it into a learning experience and then see how much better you feel!   If you are sick and tired of feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders – set it down!  Chances are, half the things we carry on the inside aren’t ours to carry in the first place.

Okay, soapbox moment over.  But just in case you’re wondering, yes – I’m totally using concealer from now on!

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7