3 Shopping Trends Happening Right Now


cropped-cropped-brebeauty-makeup-header-139.jpgWe all have that one cool friend who always has the most fashionable clothes, knows the hot new restaurant, and generally just has a sixth sense for the next big thing. At Avon, that person would be Michael Sengstack. As Avon’s director of marketing for fashion and home, Sengstack has his finger on the pulse of what’s new and what’s next. Good thing, too, because that’s actually his job! “My job is to understand what’s happening in the industry and with customers, and then to take that information and help inspire the products we have here at Avon,” he says.

To stay current, Sengstack stays on top of pop culture, visits museums, and engages in constant people-watching. “One of my favorite activities is waking up at 4 a.m. on Black Friday,” he says. “In 15 years, I have not purchased a single thing for myself. Instead, I just watch people shop.”

He also brings his expertise to education, teaching a class on trend-spotting at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as educating Avon Representatives during his bi-weekly YouTube show, Campaign Central. And now, he’s here to lay some knowledge on us! Read on as he shares the three biggest trends happening in the shopping world right now.


TREND #1: Getting Personal

“Right now, consumers have a need to personalize and be more individual and self-expressive, like when people buy bracelets with sayings on them,” says Sengstack. “We share so much of who we are on social media, so people want something that feels authentic to who they are and doesn’t feel the same as everybody else. You’ll find this at Avon with our Cherished Memories and Precious Charmsjewerly collections, which are all about telling your story through your jewelry.”


TREND #2: Less That’s More

“These days, people are wanting less stuff, but what they do want has to be more important or it has to work harder for them,” he says. That could take the form of a really amazing splurge, like this fabulous fur vest, from Avon’s Holiday collection. “At $110, it’s is a higher price point for us, but it is the kind of thing that totally makes your outfit and makes you feel completely confident,” he says. The trend also extends to versatile pieces that give you a lot of bang for your buck. “Velvet is a key trend for fall, and our velvet top can be worn lots of different ways from casual to dressed up, depending on how you accessorize it,” he says.


TREND #3: Home is Where the Heart Is

“People are finding comfort in being at home with their families and close friends,” says Sengstack. “It’s less about going out to a restaurant or bar, and more about cooking dinner and entertaining more.” That means, you might be thinking more about special entertaining pieces for the table like a cheeky cheese board or a festive baking set. “Avon Living, our home entertaining and home décor collection, is about the product that gives you an idea that creates a moment that becomes a memory,” he says. “A copper mug may not be something you NEED, but it might give you the idea to make the fun Moscow Mule cocktail you have seen. Then, that becomes an experience you share and enjoy with family and friends and that mug made it more special and memorable.”


Still putting together your holiday shopping list for this upcoming season? Browse the Avon Holiday Gift Guide for some festive inspiration!


AVON Customer Favorites



Top List of AVON Customer Favorites

Some products jump off the shelves with popularity. Others don’t quite jump until they’ve been tried and tested for greatness. AVON customers are very loyal and don’t mind telling the whole truth about their go-to products. Check the link to see the most popular AVON products available, their cost, and how they can benefit you. Click Here

Become an AVON Rep

Still wondering about becoming an AVON Rep? Would you like to know the biggest benefit to being an AVON rep? The very first one you should know is that your introductory kit comes with samples as well as full beauty products that are on the above list of customer favorites. My first kit included a full size. top tier Anew moisturizer, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, foot creams, body creams, shampoo, and brochures. At the time, it was only $15 to join. Today you have three kits to choose from. The least expensive kit is $25 which comes with your free website as well.

Selling AVON When You Hate Selling

The direct sales business has truly exploded. You can sell leggings and dresses nowadays! The one thing I love about AVON is that everyone knows about it. The amount of actual “selling” needed to succeed isn’t particularly difficult. People are familiar with the products they already love from AVON. The brochures are addictive. Once you start turning the pages, you won’t stop until the end. The key ingredient in succeeding with AVON is building your email database, blogging, and networking. The rest is on autopilot because AVON automatically sends emails to all of your clients. Contact me today to join. There’s no time like the present!

How To Get Free Makeup Samples

Get Free Make Up Samples, NICOLE MAE AVON


Why is it so hard to find free make up samples?

I’ll tell you why. It takes time to ship free samples when it’s coming from an independent dealer. Avon beauty reps who don’t have an assistant want to know that you’re interested in buying the best Avon products before they give out free makeup samples.

How to get free makeup samples

As my Avon online store has gained more popularity, the demand for free makeup samples has increased. Ladies, thank you. In order to continue receiving your free Avon makeup samples , please answer my secret beauty question.

When to expect your free makeup samples?

(Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive your free makeup samples.)

The worst feeling is buying a lipstick only to get it home and the color swatch on your hand is nothing like the way it looks on your lips. This is the reason why Avon lipsticks samples are my favorite to send. Get free makeup samples by answering the secret beauty question above. If you decide to become an AVON Rep to receive discounts on Avon orders, that’s how I started selling Avon. You can also put orders in for your friends when you place your own order. The advantages of selling AVON  are endless! Fill out the form below to receive your complimentary AVON samples.








The Perks Of Being An AVON Rep

AVON Discounts

fashion-1442912_960_720Being an AVON Independent Contractor awards many benefits. One of which is a discount on your phone services through T-Mobile. If you are already a T-Mobile customer, make sure you let your local carrier store know that you are an Independent Contractor with AVON  to receive your discount.

Running your own business is hard work but the benefits of becoming an AVON  Rep are endless!

AVON  also offers tuition reimbursement, health and dental insurance, as well as other perks. Sign up to become an AVON Contractor today and be your own boss.


Does AVON Offer Benefits?


NICOLE MAE AVON HEALTH INSURANCEThe answer is YES! As an AVON  Independent Contractor, all AVON  Reps are eligible to receive benefits under the Independent Contractors Benefits Association. Check out the website to view your options. You can elect to receive accident coverage, low cost health insurance, dental, and major medical insurance. Click Here 

ICBA Benefits Program

AVON  Independent Reps are also eligible to receive individual insurance through a direct selling insurance program.

PRO Insurance Managers, Inc. 

All Representatives are entitled to a Free Benefit!

Top 10 Reasons To Bevome An Rep Today

Top 10 Reasons To Become An AVON Rep

0986811F-B7E5-4A47-986D-8F6A37C7F6C6.jpegSo you want to know more about selling AVON right? I’ve done my research and began building my Avon business immediately after I joined. In a short time, I realized I wasn’t going to leave this business anytime soon. Here are my Top 10 Reasons To become an AVON Rep!

1.) When you become an AVON Rep, Avon gives you access to clearance and/or new products at a crazy discount. I scored a sand dollar sterling necklace and matching earrings for only $3.00, lip liner for $1.50, and a box of free perfume samples.

2.) If you  already have a BLOG, it’s perfect! But you don’t need one either. Blogs don’t make money unless you have ads, a built up audience, or you’re offering a product. After you become an AVON rep, now you have something to offer on your blog! Blogging is the quickest way to grow your Avon business, or any direct sales business.

3.) You don’t have to know much about the products to sell Avon online. Avon just celebrated 130 years in the business. You will find that most customers have worn or know someone who wears Avon. As opposed to a new brand where you would have to explain your products. With Avon, give them your brochure, a great deal, and follow up. That’s the beauty in the business.

4.) There are tons of people selling Avon online. The tips on how to grow your business are endless! Sometimes I would fall asleep with 10 windows open on my laptop. All of whom were Avon reps making a great life from their business. Remember, you receive your own free website that you can easily personalize as well.

5.) You can earn money selling Avon with or without signing anyone up. There are thousands of Avon Reps who make a sizable amount of earnings with few to no reps in their down line. (Down Line: The people who sign up as reps under you.)

6.) It gives MUA’s (make-up artists) a second income. If you don’t have your own line of products to sell, selling Avon to your customers is even easier for you. Once they love the look you’ll create, selling AVON to your clients is going to be so easy. You don’t have to sell anything at all really. The proof is in the after photos!

7.) You can customize your business any way you’d like. Avon gives you the option to easily give discounts to anyone. Selling Avon online also allows you to grow your email database every time a customer places an order through your website. Avon also has an auto email campaign that sends your client list emails for you.

8.) All of the advertising is FREE after you choose your Beauty Startup Kit. This blog http://www.nicolemaeavon.wordpress.com is free. You don’t need a custom domain (.com) in order to have a successful blog starting off. Social media pages are all free for AVON Reps! You don’t have to pay advertising costs to start selling Avon online. I can help you with that!

9.) Use your online inventory to purchase gifts year round! Avon has products for kids, Mom,Dad, family members, friends and whoever else is deserving of your product. It’s like paying yourself commission to buy what you would normally purchase anyway.

10.) You’ll feel more beautiful. This one is personal to me. Before I started selling Avon online, I was very uninspired some days to do my makeup and accessorize my outfits. Once I saw the quality in the products and found my shade matches, my makeup and look was more polished and natural. Needless to say, I can figure out where that inspiration came from.


Who knew ANEW?


avon-campaign-20-2015-brochure-onlineWho knew an AVON product could outlast, and outshine any other age rewinding product on the market. I didn’t have a clue until I became an AVON rep and started using it for myself.

I encourage you to check out the reviews of ANEW products on my estore though. The Pick of the MONTH goes to ANEW CLINICAL ADVANCED WRINKLE CORRECTOR  based on the results and reviews I’ve gotten from customers across the country. Although all of the AVON ANEW line of cleansers, hydration creams, and age spot corrector’s are invaluable.

Give your skin a regimen boost with ANEW  game changing cleansers and treatments.

The ANEW Pick of the Month Goes To: prod_1048660_xl (1).jpgANEW CLINICAL ADVANCED WRINKLE CORRECTOR

This product has been a personal favorite as well as a customer fave. It really shows a difference in your skin’s appearance after just a few days of use.

Ever had to decide between removing wrinkles or plumping your skin? Get the best of both worlds with Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector. 4D Wrinkle-Reverse Technology visibly improves skin’s appearance and life by increasing elasticity. Get skin’s youthful fullness with this facial cream’s plumping formula. Results have shown improvement of fine lines and wrinkles by 28% over time.

Here are a few more  AVON  Anew products to check out.



(I personally was shipped this creme to test before it made it’s debut. I’m not only in love with the scent but the finish is silky enough that I wish I could apply it all day long.)

AVON  Scrubs & Masks 

AVON Anew Moisturizers

One of the most important things we can do with our skin is moisturize. The most noted misconception is that oily skin is “bad” skin. On the contrary, naturally oily skin ages slower, gets fewer wrinkles before 50, and is the best youth preserving serum available. Sun bathing dries the skin and removes the natural moisture from it. Drinking alcohol in excess also accelerates skin aging. Naturally, drinking alcohol dehydrates the body. When you don’t replenish the alcohol with water, your hangover is worse and your skin is not only aging faster but losing elasticity quicker as well. Try one of AVON’s moisturizers along with a few glasses of water a day to combat all of the craziness you (we) put our skin through.

How To Choose Which AVON ANEW Is For You

How to Choose Which AVON ANEW is for You?

Stumbling on the AVON Anew Skin Care page can be intimidating. I will describe the benefits and skin types for the most widely reviewed ANEW Skin Care solutions.  Most AVON ANEW Skin Care regimens are suitable for all skin types. Remember though, that day creams with high SPF protection, should be sampled first if you have excessively oily skin.

1.) AVON Anew Reversalist  : THE RED’S 

To help fight fine lines and wrinkles from sun damage, laugh lines, and early signs of aging, I recommend AVON Anew Reversalist.

AVON Anew Reversalist   moisturizes and hydrates skin for a youthful glow and feel. Man of the lines products are oil-free. Amazingly, 96% of women stated that their skin regained its youthful quality in just one week.  AVON Anew Reversalist  has a complete line of night renewal creams, day creams, cleansers, toners, and age transforming components that firm and erase fine lines in a short period of time. Suitable for all ages and skin types.

2.) AVON  Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel: THE WHITE’S

A personal favorite. An at-home professional-grade treatment helps  retexturize and resurface skin in one easy step. More than just an exfoliation, it has a complex of 5 acids that provide multiple benefits for every skin types. It reveals a fresher, smoother, more radiant look without paying for an expensive clinical peel. Skin texture and radiance is improved, while minimizing  sun spots, acne marks, and fine lines.

3.) ANEW Power Serum 

The Anew Power Serum is perfect for advanced signs of aging and recommended for younger skin as a preventative skin regimen. If you don’t drink enough water and need want to kickstart your healthy skin journey, stat with Anew Power Serum. Take your anti-aging skin care routine to the next level with the Anew Power Serum.   It’s so effective that 93% of women agree that it dramatically improved skin’s appearance.*

4.) ANEW Platinum : THE PURPLE’S

ANEW Platinum regimen is formulated to reverse and reduce visible signs of aging.  ANEW Platinum targets problem areas & concerns such as neck sagging, deep wrinkles, lip lines, neck wrinkles, loss of color, and extreme dryness. Something happens to skin after 40…it loses it’s moisture and isn’t as sensitive to deep moisturizing solutions. Combine the ANEW Platinum Day Cream w/ SPF, ANEW Platinum Night Renewal Cream, and ANEW Platinum Eye & Lip Cream to achieve the best results with this regimen. I recommend if you can only purchase one at a time due to cost issues, you can contact your local AVON Rep to get samples or the best available deal. I also recommend purchasing at least the ANEW Platinum Cream until you’re ready to buy the entire regimen.



The ANEW  line is so vast that it can be confusing choosing the right one. That’s why you should request  to get a free sample here before making a decision.