Holiday Sparkle 101: scent & glow your way to sexy

Are you mistletoe-ready?

With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time than the present to get started on your mistletoe regime. While I’ll be giving you tips to get kissable lips, peeptoe-ready toes and sparkly peepers in the coming weeks, let’s start off with the ultimate mistletoe lure – sexy fragrance and glowing skin. There’s also no better time than the present to get started on presents: win over $100 in products at the end of this post!

Sexy Scents

Fragrance is a way to set yourself apart from the crowd. No matter the scent, a fragrance will smell unique on every person as it mixes with your body chemistry. I once read in a magazine that you should switch up your fragrance, even if you have a signature, for special events or a new relationship. Not only does this give you a clean slate, it also helps you associate new experiences with a new fragrance, guaranteeing that a whiff of your perfume will remind you of holiday fun whenever you wear it. The best way to make a scent last is to layer – use the scented lotion first and then spritz on the eau de parfum/toilette.

If you’re looking for a new fragrance that no one else has yet (read: his ex didn’t wear it), Step into Sexy is tantalizing, mysterious and, of course, sexy. The body moisturiser shimmers and smoothes, leaving your skin party-ready (hint: shimmer hides imperfections and gives you that coveted glowy look in photos). A rollette like the one in this collection is the perfect addition to your sparkly clutch, ensuring that your scent will linger all night long – wherever the night takes you. Want extra credit? My favourite fragrance tip is to spritz some above your hair. This way, when you’re giving that cutie at the office holiday party your patented hair flip, your sexy scent will float their way.

Radiant Skin

You’ll want to look your best in holiday photos, so why not step up your skincare routine? Along with using your favourite skincare line, try adding a product that promises to plump fine lines, smooth your skin and give you a radiant glow (overnight!). Anew Genics, by Avon, is perfect for all skin types and, paired with your go-to primer, will help your skin look flawless. Remember – being diligent with your skincare means you’ll be able to cover less and focus on enhancing when you apply your makeup. Extra credit: use a luminizing base or add highlighter (like Benefit HighBeam) after your foundation + blush.

Time for presents!

Let me give you your first holiday gift this year. Thanks to Avon, I have a Step into Sexy set (eau de parfum spray, rollette, body moisturiser and a festive clutch) valued at $75 and a full-size pot of Anew Genics treatment cream valued at $42 to give away! That’s over $100 in products. For a full review of Avon’s new Step into Sexy fragrance collection and their Anew Genics skin cream, make sure to take a look at my test-drive!

To enter:
1. Tweet I want to win a @MyAvonCanada prize pack from @stephaniefusco! 
2. Leave a comment below
Doing one of the above will get you one entry. Doing both will get you two.

The contest closes on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. I will draw a winner shortly after!