Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Day 5: The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! The winner of the Day 4 prize selected by is Gwendolyn Jordan. Please send me an eMail to with your name/address. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks to all for entering.

Day 5's prize may be my favorite offering, loved by me simply for the nostalgic throwback to my childhood, but I'm hoping some of you may also enjoy it. Avon has been around for a very long time, and although they've struggled with marketing and finances, they still remain an iconic brand with a significant history. I tend to forget about them because they're not talked about as much as a lot of brands in the mainstream, but they do offer many quality products. 

When I spotted Avon's Iconic Collection, which offers a number of products to celebrate their heritage--many in retro packaging--they not only caught my eye, but they brought back some wonderful memories. Especially the Mistletoe Kisses Tin. Many decades ago, when I was in late-elementary school, I vividly remember our Avon Lady, Mrs. Lake, coming to our house. She was always dressed up, her lips sporting the latest Avon lipstick shade, and her black tote brimming with the newest campaign catalogs and products. Including these little lipsticks. 

She would sit with my Mom and discuss the latest happenings in the world, while I waited patiently for them to move from the grown-up talk to the important things--makeup and perfume! Even at 10 or 11 years old, I was obsessed with it all! Finally she would get out the samples. A spritz here, a swatch there...I so looked forward to her visits. When she would leave, she would always tuck a couple of these lipstick mini samples into my hand with a wink and a smile. 

Mrs. Lake and my Mom are no longer with me, but seeing this little tin brought back so many happy memories. I had a wonderfully idyllic childhood, so when something like this triggers one of those memories from so long ago, I'm grateful for the joy it brings me. If you read this far, thank you for letting me reminisce about something from so long ago!

Today's prize is for 1-Avon True Color Mistletoe Kisses Tin, which includes 60 mini lipsticks in a variety of Avon's lipstick formulas (Perfectly Matte, Bold, Nourishing, and True Color), all packaged in a little nostalgically designed tin box. This is a great way to try out a huge variety of colors. Without having to spend much money at all, I'm discovering some shades I like that I never purchased previously, thinking they wouldn't look right on me. Ombre lips have also been experimented with! I'm totally enjoying this product, and reliving my childhood at the same time.

The entry is easy because I've been out of the loop and have yet to research the best entry methods! TO ENTER: Simply follow me on any platform if you aren't already (see the Follow Along choices on the top upper right sidebar), then leave a comment below saying "Enter Me!". Feel free to add anything else you'd like to say in the comments, I loved hearing from everyone when I spent time here previously. RULES: U.S. addresses only for shipping purposes, your screen name can't be "Anonymous" because I need some type of name to announce a winner, one entry per person per day/giveaway item, entry must be noted by 12:00 p.m./noon EST the day after my post is made. In other words, you have until 12:00 p.m./noon tomorrow, December 6th to comment/enter on today's giveaway. Winners will be announced each day when I post the new day's giveaway, so be sure to check back daily!

Good luck to all! You should have high odds of winning, because my traffic is very low I'm sure, since I haven't posted in forever!

(Prizes not claimed within 48 hours of announcement posting time will be forfeited). 


  1. Enter me please! I love all the tiny lipsticks!!!

  2. Enter me please! And that is the most adorable little time ever! I remember those minis well!!

  3. Enter me please. Follow you on Pinterest (Gala)

  4. Enter Me! I love Avon products and have many fond memories of my mom ordering makeup from the book.
    (I apologize as I think I accidentally also entered this on the Day 4 giveaway, which of course is over. just now, by mistake). I was trying to use my phone to enter which doesn’t work too well.

  5. Enter me :) Follow on PINTEREST!

  6. New Instagram follower - @hofken
    Enter Me please

  7. I follow you on Pinterest. Enter me!

  8. Enter me! I remember the Avon Lady giving my mom these little sample lipsticks every time she came to our house. I loved them, even though I wasn't allowed to use lipstick. Might be what sparked my love of lip color.