Avon Banana Holder Fruit Basket Review

As an independent Avon rep I was able to purchase the Banana Holder Fruit Basket a bit early and I’ve been using it for about a week now. I gotta say, it’s a winner!

I’ve been wanting a banana holder/fresh fruit basket. I need it to both save space on my counter and keep my bananas from prematurely ripening my other fruit in the bowl so I was really excited to learn that Avon was bringing back their combo banana holder and fruit basket. Not that I knew they had one previously… I’ve just gotten started on my Avon journey… but that’s neither here nor there. I’m just glad that they have one because I seriously was lacking one.

Avon banana holder fruit basket

My Review:

As you can see in my photo, it’s a nice size… not too big or small. The bowl portion of mine is holding an entire bag of Halo brand Cutie Clementines. It’s black so it blends in well with my counter top. It’s well made. All you need to do is screw the banana holder part onto the basket part when you receive it. Super easy! And it’s doing a great job of keeping the bananas from ripening my other fruit too quickly.

I’m very happy with this purchase. It’s a simple design that doesn’t need anything extra because it works perfectly just the way it is.

Here’s the description from my Avon eStore:

This chic fruit basket helps ripen and keep fruit fresh while preventing bruising and allowing air circulation. Complete with a hanger to hold your bananas and save counter space. The hanger detaches for easy storage. Metal. Hand wash only.

17” H with 9” diam. bowl.


At the time of this posting, the Banana Holding Fruit Basket is on sale: CHECK PRICE HERE

What about you? Do you have a banana holder fruit bowl? Do you want one? Share your thoughts, or your own review of this fruit bowl, in the comments. I love hearing from my readers.

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Avon What’s Your Superpower Mug

Hot off the presses! I just created this adorable Avon mug at my Zazzle shop. It says, I sell Avon. What’s Your Superpower? It has a sweet little illustration of a heart drawn with lipstick in a lipstick tube and a larger heart with your name in it on the other side!

Buy the Avon Superpowers Mug Now

Style: Classic Mug

Give a made-to-order mug from Zazzle to someone special, or treat yourself to a design that brings you joy or makes you laugh. Create your own photo mug, shop our collection of the funniest joke mugs, personalize your mug with a monogram, or express yourself with one of our 10 million designs.

  • Available in 11-ounce or 15-ounce
  • Dimensions:
    • 11-ounce: 3.8” h x 3.2” diameter
    • 15-ounce: 4.5” high x 3.4” diameter
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Strong, ceramic construction
  • Meets FDA requirements for food and beverage safety
  • Printed on demand in Reno, NV

Shown above on a Classic Style Mug but you can customize this design onto another style of mug.

Your choice will determine the cost. CHECK PRICE

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New – FMG Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation

As an online Avon representative, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to this terrific new product at Avon. This two in one powder foundation can be applied wet or dry. When applied wet it provides buildable coverage that leaves your skin silky smooth and flawless for hours. When applied dry, it gives you a softer matte finish that’s equally as silky smooth and flawless.

It can be used dry for touch-ups as well.

16 gorgeous shades to choose from!: Try out Avon’s virtual shade tester in the brochure to find the right one for you.

Some of the ingredients include:

Calendula officinalis flower oil
Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil
Rose flower oil
Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil
Cynara scolymus (artichoke) leaf extract

Read more of the ingredients HERE.

Information from the Catalog:

Powdered luxury. Create a flawless, silky-smooth complexion with this weightless 2-in-1 powder foundation, featuring a luxuriously soft formula with a long-lasting soft-focus matte finish. With amino-acid-coated pigments to control shine and visibly smooth skin, and vegan collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh. Can be applied wet or dry, as a foundation or setting powder with buildable medium-to-full coverage. Mirror compact and sponge for seamless touch-ups. .34 oz net wt.

• Multi-use: can be applied wet or dry, and can be used as foundation or setting powder
• Buildable medium-to-full coverage
• Collagen to keep skin looking supple and fresh
• Lavender oil and artichoke and chamomile extracts provide antioxidant benefits
• Amino-acid-coated pigments control shine and visibly smooth skin for perfected, all-day wear
• Mirror compact with washable sponge
• Good for all skin types

Dampen sponge for fuller, buildable coverage. Apply with dry sponge or brush for a soft finish.

Made in Korea

Brand new in campaign 18. As of this posting, it’s on sale now! CHECK PRICE

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Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel Review – Go for the Purple

A few weeks ago, before I became an Avon representative myself, I received these pretty Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 nail enamels as a gift from a friend. I’ll admit that when I first saw them, I thought… really? At my age?!? The colors just seemed a little too young for me. I mean, are 60-year-olds supposed to wear fun purple and mint green nail polish?

But then I decided… why not? Why should I let the world decide what colors I can and can’t paint my toes? And who ever put an age limit on colors anyway?

So I went for the purple! And I love it!

Not only is the purplicious… (even the name is cute!) 7-in-1 Gel Finish nail enamel an adorable summer color peeking out of my sandals, I’m finding it really long-lasting and it was a pleasure to apply… not too thick… not too thin… Like Goldilocks’s porridge, I found the formula just right!

I’ll wear the minty green next! And then I’ll shop for more fun colors for my fall nails. Good thing I’m getting a nice discount for being an Avon Rep; I’m quickly becoming my own best customer.

Here’s the details from my Avon eStore:

7 benefits in one little bottle! Get the best at-home gel nails with Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel. This high-shine mani not only looks great but is healthy for your nails. Forget destroying your nails with salon gel-manicures. Comes in a .4 fl. oz. bottle. Avon Gel Finish protects and strengthens your nails, while making them look great with vivid color choices. This gel-like mani dries super shiny and doesn’t even need a top coat!

• Base coat
• Protection
• Strengthener
• Vivid color
• Gel-like finish
• Shiny
• Top coat

• Shake well
• Apply 1-2 even coats, make sure to let fully dry between coats
• Look great!

No uv light required

Remove with regular nail polish remover

Does not contain formaldehyde, toluene or DBP

Made in USA

The price is just right too! CHECK PRICE

How about you? What do you think? Would you wear the purple nail color? Share your thoughts. I love hearing from my readers!

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Let’s Talk Avon Tote Bag

I spent a little time over at my Zazzle shop today and came across the cutest carry-all for an Avon representative. It says, Let’s Talk Avon! written in a fun red font, and it has some simple black drawings of cosmetics that make it, in my opinion, simply adorable.

The design is being featured on a tote that’s the perfect size to carry around some brochures and samples but you can customize it for a larger bag if you needed to.

I don’t know about you but I’ve got a bit of a problem when it comes to cute tote bags, I just can’t resist them. I haven’t bought this one… yet… but I have bought a couple from Zazzle already and the quality is terrific.

Let’s Talk Avon! Tote Bag

Get more Avon customers and promote your cosmetics business with this stylish Avon tote bag. Let everyone you meet know you’re an Avon Lady. Whether you’re looking to increase Avon sales or recruit new representatives to your downline, this eye-catching tote bag is sure to get you and your Avon business noticed!

  • Dimensions: 15.75″l x 15.25″w
  • Material: 4.75 oz. 100% cotton
  • Cotton handles with stress point reinforced stitching
  • Machine washable

The cost is really reasonable too! CHECK PRICE

If you’re an Avon Rep, like me, you’re going to love carrying this one everywhere! It makes a really appreciated gift for your favorite Avon lady too!

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Life Is Short. Buy The Makeup!

When your blog is a little bit broken. (Two HOME pages!!!) And when you try to fix it, you only make it worse. AND then they say it will take 24 to 48 hours to get back to you.

You honestly just don’t have the heart to create anything new in the way of blog posts.

BUT… you don’t want to break your record of posting at least once per day, EVERY DAY since you started the blog.

What do you do?

Click to buy the makeup at my online Avon store.

You post a meme!

Because… life really is short and you should buy the makeup… or anything else (that you can afford) that would make you happy.

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Unboxing My Avon Haul – August 1st 2020

I received my latest Avon order today! Even though I’m the Avon Rep who placed the order, it’s always fun to open the box when it arrives. It feels a little like Christmas… if you know what I mean. I know people love watching unboxings on YouTube. Since I’m not a YouTuber, I thought I’d share a post about unboxing my Avon haul right here at my blog, Sugar Spice and Thirty Twice. If that’s your thing, Enjoy!

Here’s a photo of the box I received.

package from Avon
I can’t wait!

Let’s open it to see what’s inside!

bubble wrap
Lots of bubble wrap inside.

Oh boy! It’s open but I still can’t see what I got. The suspense is killing me! But you can see how nice and safe everything is packaged from Avon. Not to mention, there’s plenty of bubble wrap to keep me busy later on today. Popping bubble wrap is a great stress reliever.

Avon order unboxing
A mix of great stuff!!!

After removing the bubble wrap, I can start to see what I got. This time I ordered a mix mash of stuff for both my business and myself. So much fun! One of these products isn’t even available for sale yet! Can you pick it out of the crowd? There’s my new bubble foaming cleanser and a new perfume scent to try! I hear that the Green Goddess facial oil and the Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System are both amazing! I got samples of those. I’m really thrilled to finally be able to try them out!

Avon samples
Do you love Avon samples as much as I do?

I ordered lots of other samples and brochures. You can clearly see the new (not yet sold) True Gent Blue and VDL lumilayer primer samples. I’ve heard the cologne smells great but I’ll let you know.

Avon makeup delivery
This is the fun stuff!

I needed a new mascara and blush so I’ll be testing out the Moisture Cushion Blush and Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash mascara. Lip balm is a necessity in my house so I’ve ordered plenty of those and that little floral box contains an adorable star fish necklace and earrings set which I couldn’t resist because the price was so low. I’ll show it to you at a later date.

I’ll be reviewing all of these products in the coming days and weeks ahead so stay tuned and be sure to follow the blog either here or at the Sugar Spice and Thirty Twice Pinterest board!

Now that I’m done, I have to admit that it was fun to share the excitement of opening my Avon package with you and I’ll probably be doing more of these types of posts in the future. Did you like seeing the new products and Avon representative merchandise I received? Share your thoughts in the comments. I love hearing from my readers.

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My Favorite Skin So Soft Product

By now, I’m sure everyone who’s heard of Skin So Soft by Avon has also heard that there’s one hundred different uses for it. And it is great stuff. But as an independent Avon Rep, I’m not here to count all the ways to use it. I would have to test each use before telling you that it works. I do know that it does work great what it is intended for and that’s to make skin feel soft. It’s been successfully doing that for many years. I remember using the original as a bath oil and to keep biting insects away.

But as I said, I’m not here to count all the ways to use it. I’d much rather talk about all of the different formulas of Skin So Soft there are now.

Over time, there’s been many different types of products added to the Skin So Soft line. In addition to the original bath oil, there’s now a spray oil, a shower gel, a body lotion and a gelled body oil. There’s also shave cream, two different types of hair remover and it now comes in several different fragrances.

So far, my favorite addition to the SSS family has to be their creamy body lotion formula. It has a very light scent and it isn’t greasy at all. It does wonders for my extremely dry arms and legs.

If you don’t have a favorite Skin So Soft formula yet, there’s a great can’t-miss-it article at my Avon store that offers short explanations for several of their most popular ones. You can read it by visiting: SKIN SO SOFT 101: YOUR GUIDE TO SOFT SKIN

In addition to all of the types of Skin So Soft featured above, there’s also a dedicated Skin So Soft insect repellent and SPF 30 lotion! That’s a lot of skin softening!

Do you already have a favorite Skin So Soft product? If you do, please share your own review in the comments section. Sharing is caring.

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Why you should Become an Avon Rep Even If you don’t Want to Sell Avon

When I was first approached by a friend about selling Avon and becoming an Avon representative, I really had no interest in doing it. The reason was that I had a bunch of old-fashioned ideas about what an Avon lady did and how she sold her cosmetics. And honestly, I wanted no part of it. But after a while, I started to notice my friend was becoming more and more successful and I started doing a bit of investigating… Okay, so I asked my friend to tell me more about it. But I had lots of questions!

What I learned made me do a double take about Avon!

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How much do you earn selling Avon?

You get a 25% commission on $40.00+ orders. Even when the order is your own. And there’s no minimum payout and you don’t have to wait 30 days to get paid!

There’s also lots of fun incentives, bonuses, and gifts with purchase that you can earn. And even though I’m brand new, I’ve already earned several of these.

Avon reps also get tons of other perks… like discount pricing at lots of other stores. Too many to mention here.

How much does it cost to become an Avon Representative?

It’s absolutely FREE to sign up right now! For a limited time only so, if you’re even remotely interested, don’t drag your feet. That’s right. You don’t have to lay a single penny down. You sign up and they give you a store. Just like that.

Is it hard to get started as an Avon Representative?

It’s really easy to get started as an Avon rep. Everything takes place online! Your own personal store is ready and waiting for you. All the training you need or want is easily accessible online too! You can take as much, or as little, training as you’d like.

You order your things online through your representative dashboard and it gets delivered directly to you.

If you ever decided to have your own work at home business, at any time in the future, you’d be all ready to go in an instant! All you’d need to do is start sharing the link to your Avon store. You can sell person to person if you want to but you don’t have to. And no one will pressure you to do that either. In fact, like I said earlier, you can be your only customer if you like. Or even just sell to you and a couple of your close friends. That’s entirely up to you.

Why Avon?

Avon has been helping women start and run their own home based businesses for over 130 years! They’ve recently been purchased by LG, a huge South Korean company that you probably know about from their amazing home appliances. They’re now getting more invested in beauty products and home care items.

Avon is also collaborating with well known companies like Chi and The Face Shop.

If you’ve ever used or heard anything about Korean beauty products, you already know how wonderful they are. I’ve been truly impressed with everything I’ve tried since becoming a new Avon rep which includes several different skin care items, makeup and some household cleaning supplies. I’m slowly switching over to use even more Avon products on a daily basis AND they’re always coming out with new and improved things that I can’t wait to try! As an Avon representative, I get to buy the newest things ahead of the general public which is fun too.

Become an Avon Representative

After I learned more about it, for me, the decision to become an Avon representative was easy. I was looking for a new home based business to get involved in. I had previously tried an Etsy business, with my homemade crochet items but I found it too stressful having to create, promote, sell, and ship everything myself. Not to mention the competition involved with pricing my items. Avon does all of that hard stuff for me. They even make it super easy for me to promote my store on social media. I love that!

And as I said, even if you’re not looking for a work at home business, it’s also an awesome opportunity for anyone who loves Avon and just wants to get their products at a discounted price.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a rep at Avon visit: Become an Avon Representative

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Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream Review

As a new Avon representative, I received a jar of Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream as a gift with purchase and I’ve been using it ever since. This stuff is truly amazing.

For reference, I should tell you that over the last two years, as a member of FabFitFun, where I’m still affiliated, I was able to try out several high end face creams. One in particular that has another popular doctors name on the label was my chosen favorite of all the products I used from FFF, and I have to say that this one from Avon is, by far, my new favorite.

Even at my age, I’m prone to acne which can be worsened by some products. I’m thrilled to report that I have not had any problems from this cream. My skin feels soft but not greasy and no breakouts in sight. It has a very light scent that doesn’t really stand out. Almost nothing at all that I can notice and it’s not offensive to me at all.

Avon Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream
Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream treats extra-dry and damaged skin.

What is Cica?

I must admit that when I first received the cream, I had no idea what Cica was so I did a bit of investigating to see why it feels so good on my skin. I learned that Cica is the commonly used term for Centella Asiatica, an herb that’s well known in Asia. It’s also called tiger grass because  people in China noticed that tigers would roll around in Centella Asiatica to help heal their wounds. Cica is fast gaining traction in the skin care industry for its skin soothing properties.

Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream Review
I love the little spatula so much!

3 Reasons why I Love Dr. Belmeur Cica Cream

My Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Cream Review

  1. I love how it feels going on! As I’ve mentioned, I’ve used some pretty high end creams and this one is just as luxurious as any of those others. It’s not greasy. I don’t break out. And it gives me a nice moisturized feeling that lasts throughout the day.
  2. I love Korean beauty products! Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream is brought to you by Avon by way of their exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop, a South Korea-based skincare and cosmetics manufacturer, known for super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world.
  3. I love how it’s packaged! Okay, this one may sound silly but hear me out. The jar, with it’s blue lid is attractive enough to leave out on my bathroom counter. It comes with it’s own little spatula which I feel is so much more hygienic than sticking your fingers into the jar every time you use it. AND I love the little heart on the plastic lid that’s found after you remove the blue jar top. So cute! It makes me smile every time I see it.
Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Recovery Cream by Avon
A happy little heart is a nice thing to see every morning!


• Centella Asiatica Extract “Cica” – Relieves irritated skin, strengthens skin barrier and gently moisturizes
• Ceramide – Forms and strengthens the moisture barrier
• Panthenol – Acts to soothe skin

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