Fall Spotlight Sponsor: Avon with Vanessa #Review + $25.00 Avon Credit #Giveaway


As Fall has been quickly moving, I have updated my wardrobe to some cute new fall styles and also worked on adding to my accessories. I knew I was looking for some unique pieces that were comfortable and fashionable, while most importantly being affordable. Luckily, working with our fabulous Spotlight Sponsors, we have some great opportunities to receive awesome products.

It was my turn to work with Vanessa, who is not only one of our Spotlight Sponsors, but also one of our MBP contributors! Vanessa is a beauty representative with Avon, a global beauty company that focuses on beauty, innovation, optimism, and women.

Presented by Vanessa Wigglesworth, Independent Avon Representative

For more than 125 years, Avon has been inspiring and empowering women. Avon is a direct sales company that is sold through more than 6 million independent sales reps, just like Vanessa. Avon is available in over 100 countries, and has skincare, cosmetics, fragrances, fashion, and home products in many well recognized brands.  To read more about Avon, click here.

Vanessa is based in Connecticut and is a wife, mother, blogger, and small business owner. Vanessa's Avon business is just a small part of her, but one she enjoys very much. We have been lucky to have Vanessa be a Spotlight Sponsor for a few years now and we love all the products she has been able to share with us and also to our readers.

Vanessa and I started talking about the Fall item back in August. I browsed the campaign that was currently available and found something I really liked, the Draped Lounge Jacket. Unfortunately, everyone else must have really liked it too, because it was on back order until at least the end of October. Knowing that we wouldn't be able to get the review in for our Fall Spotlight Sponsor, Vanessa made sure it was okay for me to pick something else. I was bummed, but knew there were tons of other amazing Avon options to choose from. I went back to the campaign and found this, but it was also on back order. I apparently have good taste, so my search continued and I found something that I was actually even more excited about then the first two picks.
Vanessa ordered my item and had it shipped directly to my house. I was so excited when the Avon box showed up!
"Avon, You Make it Beautiful", my box is here! 
The first thing out of the box was a bright pink information sheet about Avon. It gives a bit of background on the company and shares the mission of supporting breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. I also found a sample of the Anew Vitale Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25. This cream should give instant vitality to your skin, within 3 days help offset visible effects of stress and sleep deprivation, and after 1 week a more uniform, even toned appearance to the skin.
I was a big fan of the cream. In just a small sample, I had plenty for my face. I thought the fragrance was nice, very simple, not overwhelming or overpowering. It immediately brightened my skin and left it feeling smooth and silky, not oily at all. I will make sure to look into this product a bit more, I love that Avon includes samples, what a great tool to introduce products to your customers.
Love the neatly wrapped inside, like a quick gift just for me.
Safely wrapped and secured for shipment.
I found a small white and black Avon box and a small sample of Skin So Soft lotion.
This sample bottle contains 1.7 fl oz of original scented cream. The scent is a bit unique, felt more bug sprayish, so not a fan there, but Avon also other SSS lotions, so no worries if you don't prefer the original. It also was a thinner consistency than most lotions I use, but still absorbs nicely and left my skin feeling smooth and soft.
Now on to the box!
Inside the neatly packed box, I found this, the Royal Hue Collar Necklace.
Complete with 9 blue faceted faux stones, on a gold chain, this necklace was just what I had been looking for. It measures 16.5" and also includes a 3.5" extender so it can be worn a little longer or closer to the neck depending on preference or shirt collar size.
The Royal Hue Collar Necklace retails for $19.99, a great price point and a really great necklace. I love the size of the necklace, it isn't heavy at all, and sits comfortably around my neck.

I had an easy time pairing the bright blue with a shirt I had recently found at Marshalls. They compliment each other very well and I have gotten a ton of compliments on the pairing. I have also worn it with jeans, a white tee, and brown boots for a more casual look. It is my new favorite jewelry piece and I can't get enough of it!

Want It? Buy It!
Get some Fall shopping done with Vanessa now, Avon has some amazing products. You can follow Vanessa on Facebook to see not just Avon information, but everyday life stuff too! Vanessa is currently running a fundraiser through her Facebook page for the holidays, to purchase Paddy the baby Penguin, from October 24th-November 24th, please contact her. Be prepared for the Holidays when you shop now, free shipping with purchase over $35 and right now you can take 20% off $60 in the best of beauty sale.

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win a $25 credit to be spent with Vanessa on Avon products. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win. Remember- if the entry field appears in BOLD, it's mandatory. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Click 'Read More' to go to the giveaway.

Thanks to Vanessa and Avon for the beautiful necklace and awesome giveaway!


  1. I would spend it on my boys (smell goods) and my girls (chapsticks and smell goods)

  2. My fav Avon products are definitely the shower gels and stuff for the kiddos

  3. If I won I would buy some Skin So Soft Bath Oil.

  4. One of my favorite Avon products is the Skin So Soft Body Lotion. I love it!

  5. Favorite item is any night magic stuff

  6. I would probably stock up on Skin So Soft, it is my favorite!

  7. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I would probably get the Anew Vitale Day Cream. conniesowards@aol.com

  8. I don't really have a favorite but I like their perfumes.

  9. Oops that was my comment about the perfumes...Connie Sowards


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