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In this blog I will write about everything that has to do with being a mum and a woman. It will be about my personal experiences as well as about things that I find interesting and which I want to share. It will also be about my faith in God. Please let me know that you visited my blog, by posting a comment.

Friday, April 26, 2013

AVON Ireland is no more

It’s officially two weeks ago now that AVON pulled the plug on the business in Ireland. Apparently they were losing money.
Since I stopped being a business developer last year I read the news on facebook.
I was in shock. And also a bit sad.
Not because the loss of income, because even though I officially was still a representative I didn’t do a lot of AVON work. But I still felt a loss.
I felt a loss because I had become so dependent on so many AVON products myself and I was just about to put a nice order in for myself for some products we use at home and which had run out.
The prices of the AVON products are so affordable and what I also loved about AVON shopping is that you didn’t have to leave the door to go to a drugstore or supermarket to look for products. It was so convenient.

Apparently a few business developers- for whom this still was their main income – have decided to take their teams to Oriflame.
I’m not so sure about trying that yet. But I’m interested in seeing a brochure.
If they really have similar products and prices I might at least become a customer.

Apparently here in Ireland we can still order products through the UK website and then get them shipped through Parcel motel. I had a look though and the AVON shop unfortunately doesn’t have the same offers as the brochure. So I’m not sure if I will ever do that. We’ll see.

At the moment I’m about to blow dry my hair and straighten it with a flat iron after not having done that for almost two years.
I did some research on internet through youtube and so on and realised that I needed a lot of products to moisturise and protect my hair.

So I decided to shop my cupboards and found a lot of different hair products I had purchased from AVON. Anti frizz shampoo, damage repair shampoo, mask and leave in elixir, conditioner, leave in conditioner, heat protection spray. I was thrilled.
It saves me from having to buy all those products.

Today when I got ready for work, here are the AVON products that I used.

Washed my face with Avon care 3 in 1 Cleanser, toner and moisturiser
Used AVON Solutions Lift and firm body firming scrub
Showered with Senses shower gel
Used AVON Solutions Lift and firm body firming treatment gel
Used ANEW eye cream on my eyes
Used Diamond perfume
Used AVON Cellu -sculpt rolleron my legs
Washed my hands with Senses hand wash
Used glimmerstick eyeliner, Supershock mascara and lipgloss on my face


I guess I will have to find a way to replace all those items (and others not mentioned) when they finish.

What are /were your favourite AVON products?
What other favourite brands do you use and which items would you recommend?
I’d love to hear from you so don’t forget to leave a comment below.

Watch my blog for a (probably last) AVON  giveaway.

Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter time

It's been a long time since my last post.
I've been struggling with a broken camera, a broken laptop, no internet and just being too busy.
But I still love blogging and now that I've got another camera, laptop and internet again, I'm going to try to make some time again to do this.

I hope you had a good Easter time. We got the chance to make some nice memories again.

The children started their Easter break last week and I have been off since Friday.

On Thursday I decided to make an Easter craft with Ixora and Yovannah : we made easter bunnies.
This was a lot of fun.

The idea for the bunny came from

On Friday we made chicks . The kids really enjoyed the painting. Especially the smaller ones.

On Saturday evening I cooked a few eggs and Ixora decorated them with a marker decoration set.

We celebrated the resurrection of the Lord by going to church in the morning yesterday. The girls all in their new outfits.

I decided to make something like an Irish breakfast when we came back.

In the evening, Ixora adn I made breaded salmon and broccoli, sausages and shrimp in cantonese sauce with potatoes and roasted chicken.

In between, the children finally could have some of the chocolate eggs that we got a few days earlier. The kids love chocolate so they were delighted.

Today we did an egg hunt with chocolate eggs and it was great to see how excited they were when they found an egg. The smaller ones got some help from me but really enjoyed the hunt as well.

All in all, we had a great Easter time. I really enjoyed celebrating the resurrection of the Lord this year.
I hope you did too.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son so that all who believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life John 3:16

Blessings and love,

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