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FATHER’S DAY SAMPLE PACK

Avon PrimePolished
New! Avon Prime
5 samples

A top pick for men who are stylish, sophisticated and take pride in their look. Perfect for special events.

Avon ExplorationSporty
Avon Exploration
12 samples

Works well for men who are active, adventurous, optimistic, love sports and have positive energy.

Avon AlphaCasual
Avon Alpha
12 samples

Preferred by men who are looking for a scent to wear every day. They’re easy going and have a quiet confidence.

Avon Attraction for HimAddictive
Avon Attraction for Him
5 samples

Appeals to men who are romantic, captivating, sexy and mysterious. A great choice for date night.

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Heard of the Side Hustle? Find Out If It’s Meant For You

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The trending term “side hustle” keeps getting tossed around the coffee bar at work and casually mentioned over drinks with friends. A hip way of describing that extra gig you’ve got going on outside of your primary job, it’s becoming a hot career movement sweeping the globe.

Utilized as a means of earning extra income, pursuing a hidden passion or simply to keep busy, young professionals are taking on both resumé- and skill-boosting part-time jobs, moonlighting as a tutor, bartender, sales rep, freelance designer, startup queen or singer.  While it’s an especially buzzy topic among millennials looking to find their place in today’s competitive market, the side hustle is fair game for anyone looking to make the most of their off-hours.

Want to see if the #sidehustle is right for you? (Yes — it’s a hashtag.) Click on our chart below to find out if you should do the side hustle, or sit this one out.

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Supporting Women – Today – and Always

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March 8th marks a moment we recognize women all across the world for International Women’s Day. In honor of this empowering day, the Avon Foundation for Women announced $500,000 in grants that support the safety and empowerment of women and families across the United States.

As Domestic Violence continues to dominate media headlines across the world, the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative continues to be a leading funder for this cause. This year, the Avon Foundation has partnered with 32 local non-profit organizations across the country to help ensure domestic violence victims have access to the vital services needed to help rebuild their lives.

“Avon is rightly known as the company for empowering women, a commitment that has been strong since its founding. For 130 years, our company has given women the opportunity to earn financial freedom through our direct selling model. These earnings have a powerful impact, not only on a woman’s life, but also on the lives of her family and her community,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of New Avon. “Yet, we know that women cannot be truly empowered unless their health and safety are guaranteed. We are proud to partner with incredible organizations across the country that provide critical support for domestic violence survivors – and help to create a world where women and families can continue to prosper.”

“With one in four women affected by domestic violence in her lifetime, the Avon Foundation for Women has set out to support organizations that provide vital resources to today’s victims,” said Christine Jaworsky, Director, Avon Foundation. “Through important partnerships like these, together we hope to break the cycle of domestic violence for women once and for all.”

Avon-funded non-profits have become lifesavers for victims of domestic violence and the critical gatekeepers of the victim’s safety. The organizations provide many services from shelter, counseling, educational and professional training, survivor advocacy and case management.

Making an Impact

Families and women across the country have benefited from these programs including, Mariel Cota, a domestic violence survivor who received a microloan through Proyecto de Esperanza, an Alliance for Hope program in California, which the Avon Foundation sponsored along with other initiatives.

The microloans were granted to three recipients to provide support for women who want to start or grow their business.

The Coronado Eagle & Journal recently shared Cota’s inspiring story of escaping her abusive husband in 2012. While taking shelter, she began to take flower design classes to cope with stress. Two years after leaving her abusive situation, Cota started her own business and began making flower arrangements for events across San Diego.

Cota’s now back in college and taking flower design courses to earn funds to support herself and her family – rebuilding her life.

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9 Easy Mascara Hacks for Amazing Lashes

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For beautiful lashes, swipe on mascara. Simple enough and it works, right? But if you really want to take your lashes to the next level, listen up. These nine little tricks are easy, quick, and guaranteed to score you the longest, thickest, most incredible lashes ever.

Get carded.

Lashes look their fattest when the mascara goes all the way down to the roots. Trouble is, it’s hard to get it there without getting black gunk all over your lids. To combat this, take a business card and hold it at the base of your lashes, then swipe on mascara. The excess will end up on the card, not on you.

Baby your lashes.

Just like the hair on your head, your lashes need to be conditioned. To do this, you can take the time to swipe on a special lash gel every night, or you can multitask by using a mascara with conditioning agents already built in. Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara is infused with argan oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E to keep lashes soft and healthy, while adding dramatic color and length at the same time.

Bulk up your base.

Create the illusion of a thicker lashline by tracing the inner rims of the upper lids with black eyeliner. Our pick: Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black.

Revive old mascara.

To avoid eye infections (and dry, hard-to-use mascara), we highly recommend replacing your tube every three months. If your mascara gets gunky before that time though, blast the outside of the tube with a blow dryer for 10 seconds to temporarily thin it out and make it easier to apply.

Go vertical.

After swiping on your mascara normally, try holding your wand vertically and touching the tip of the brush to each individual lash. This takes just seconds, but adds tons of extra length.

Curl without a curler.

If you don’t have an eyelash curler handy, try pressing a spoon against your eyes for a few seconds before applying mascara. The curvature of the spoon will cause lashes to gently bend. For an even easier, stealth-like method, choose a mascara formula that actually curls on its own! Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara has a specially engineered hourglass brush that curls lashes as you swipe, plus a “lift and lock” formula that helps them stay that way for hours.

Stop clumps before they start.

After pulling your wand from the tube, take a clean tissue and wipe off any big globs of product. Removing the excess before you start swiping means it won’t end up on your lashes!

Powder your way to bolder lashes.

Apply one coat of mascara, then brush translucent face powder (yes, really!) on top. Finish with another coat of mascara to lock it in. The powder adds heft and length. It’s an old makeup artist trick—and it totally works!

Customize your lash look.

The eyeshadow color you choose can make a big difference in how your lashes look. With lighter shades, your lashes will be visible from root to tip, so they’ll automatically look longer. If you’d like them to look thicker, use a darker eyeshadow along the lashline. This tricks the eye into thinking your lashes are thicker than they really are. (Sneaky, right?) To experiment on your own, choose a kit packed with multiple light and dark shades like Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette.

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara

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Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner

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Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette

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History of Avon . . .

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Before women had the right to vote of had a true means of financial independence, there was one woman from within Avon’s history that defied conventions – the first-ever Representative, Mrs. Persis Foster Eames Albee.

This New Hampshire lady, born in 1836, was known for her style and savvy, which attracted the attention of Avon founder David H. McConnell. He asked her to be the company’s first traveling salesperson, and the rest is history.

Whether you’re working to rise through the corporate ranks or are an entrepreneur about to launch the next great idea, we can all learn a thing (or five) from this one-woman powerhouse.

1. Take a leap of faith.

Call it the original startup. In 1886, Mrs. P.F.E. Albee took a risk and accepted an offer from founder David H. McConnell (then transitioning out of the book business) to work as a door-to-door salesperson for what was then called the California Perfume Company. “Mrs. Albee was one of the most successful General Agents I had in the book work, and it was in her hands I placed the first sample case, or outfit, in the perfume business,” McConnell wrote in 1903. Known for her genteel nature and voracious ambition, Albee traveled by horse-drawn wagon, train, or by foot, offering perfumes to those she encountered — talk about some serious hustle.

2. Have a game plan.

Her determination paid off, and Albee was soon hired to take over the daily operations of perfume sales. Of course, she went full throttle with her mission. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of perfume, she expanded her travels beyond her tiny New Hampshire town to the entire Northeast. Albee developed a business plan in which she recruited women to serve as “depot agents,” selling products in their own neighborhoods. “It is, therefore, only befitting that we give her the honorary title of Mother of the California Perfume Company,” McConnell wrote. The strategy was so successful it became one of the key identifiers of the company that’s still used today.

3. Love what you do.

Imagine this: A confident and in-control Albee wraps up one successful sale, and off she goes up the street to greet the next customer and close the next sale. Albee leaned in to her new gig, and the hard work paid off in all sectors of her life. In a letter to McConnell, she wrote, “I know of no line of work so lucrative, pleasant and satisfactory as this.”

4. Always dress for success.

Talk about power dressing! Much like she lived her life, Albee dressed with no fear, making style statement after statement in ensembles such as lavender taffeta gowns with tiered layers, exaggerated sleeves and look-at-me trains. A seasoned and stylish traveler, she saw no reason to dress down while on the road. In 2015 speak, her outfits went viral when the famously elegant attire later inspired a Mrs. P.F.E. Albee special edition Barbie.

5. Spread the love.

Albee’s enthusiasm was entirely contagious. As Avon’s first traveling saleswoman, she recruited other determined ladies to work for the company. In fact, Albee succeeded in empowering women by incorporating them into the mainstream business world 34 years before women even had the right to vote! One of the company’s first employees, Ann Meany, gave Albee a solid endorsement, writing in her memoirs: “She was about 60 in 1985 and was still making trips, working almost entirely under Mr. McConnell’s direction. She was the daughter of a minister and so sweet and lovely she deserves a whole volume just to herself.Today, Avon Representatives have really placed her on a pedestal – literally. Since 1969, the company has awarded highly coveted 10-inch tall porcelain figurines of Albee to the company’s top sales representatives. And yes, it’s still a Very Big Deal to receive one.

The bottom line:

Albee’s story teaches us that no matter how big or small your dreams may be, go after them. In this age of self-starters, who knows where a little Albee-inspired ambition could take you.

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5 Important Life Lessons From Avon Founder David McConnell

1. Great things start with ingenuity and a good idea.

David McConnell, a traveling book salesman from Oswego, New York, didn’t initially set out to create a revolutionary beauty company. But as he traveled door to door, his homemade perfume samples emerged as a popular way to strike up conversation with clients and boost sales. This novel strategy eventually grew into a full-time gig once McConnell realized his customers were more interested in his fragrances than his books.

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2. Be courageous and seek change.

In the late 19th century, just one in five women worked outside the home. This all began to change when intrepid salesman McConnell challenged the status quo and created the iconic Avon Representative — encouraging the #girlboss of generations to come.

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3. Empowerment always wins.

McConnell saw his new venture as an opportunity to offer women a chance at financial independence. During a time when it was practically unheard of for a woman to run her own business, McConnell created the California Perfume Company in 1886, which eventually became the Avon we know today.

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4. Conviction conquers all.

For McConnell, the people and the product were the heart of his company, and he dedicated himself to ensure both were tops. His secret? Making sure Representatives were happy, motivated and productive—guiding principles that remain true for any successful venture.

5. True wisdom is timeless.

Many lessons fit for the 21st century can be learned from the salesman and pioneer who advocated achievement for women around the globe. Not only was Avon founded on guiding principles that are more relevant than ever – including the importance of giving back to local communities and recognizing everyone’s unique strengths – but McConnell’s sage advice still feels fresh (could his quotes be any more shareable?).