The Only Summer Product You Will Need!

Well it’s summer time and it’s not my favorite season out of the four but I am going to enjoy it anyway. Avon’s Skin So Soft is the all around best product you will need this summer. If you don’t believe me then check out the 100 uses for Avon’s Skin So Soft, yes 100 uses! I must admit I was very surprised by some of the life hacks that this product creates. Check out the 100 uses below!

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*SSS bath oil is approved by the FDA/CDA only as a bath oil.  Avon does not endorse its use for anything other than a bath oil.

PERSONAL USES

1.      It’s a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.

2.      It can be used to remove makeup.

3.      Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).

4.      Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.

5.      Great massage oil for tired muscles.

6.      Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.

7.      Cleans ink off the skin.

8.      Insect repellent.

9.      Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.

10.  Applying SSS over bug bites alleviates itching.

11.  Cleans oil and grease off of skin.

12.  Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).

13.  It soothes light sunburn.

14.  Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.

15.  Rub on dry, cracked skin…. helps heal skin in 2-3 days.

16.  Put 1-2 capfuls in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling smooth.

17.  Pour a little into your foot bath to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.

18.  It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.

19.  Cleans permanent ink off stamps.

20.  SSS Original Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, but the lice were gone!!!!!!! Of course, shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice are gone and stay gone!

21.  It kills ants instantly.

22.  Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain its elasticity.

23.  Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries…. Use about the size of a dime of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.

24.  It can help eliminate psoriasis.

25.  It lessens the sting of removing bandages from children’s sensitive skin.

26.   It removes gum from hair better than peanut butter.

HOUSEHOLD USES

27.  Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.

28.  It’s a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.

29.  It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics.

30.  It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.

31.  It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.

32.  It’s an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won’t slip together.

33.  It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.

34.  It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.

35.  It takes fur off of clothing.

36.  Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.

37.  Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.

38.  Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.

39.  Excellent at removing lipstick stains from furniture, clothing, etc.

40.  Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.

41.  Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.

42.  Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)–your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.

43.  Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.

44.  It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.

45.  It removes gum from carpets.

46.  It removes scuff marks from patent leather shoes.

47.  Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.

48.  It removes “ring around the collar”.

49.  It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).

50.  Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they’ll come apart easily.

51.  It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.

52.  Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.

53.  It works for maggots in the garbage can too! You squirt SSS in can and lid, then later flushed with soapy water, and you shouldn’t have any bugs in cans rest of summer!!!

54.  It is a great furniture polish!

55.  Put it in one of the bottles that you attach to your backyard hose and then spray down the back yard! Will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.

56.  People spray it on their rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them, and at the cemeteries on the flowers they put out there for the same reason.

57.  Kills spiders.

58.  It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.

59.  Add a capful to wash water when doing laundry…acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.

60.  Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.

61.  Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.

62.  Try this recipe:  mix one part SSS and 2 parts water and spray on tomato plants to keep those ugly old tomato worms off. Spray plants about every 2 or 3 days. Works great!!

63.  Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)

64.  Use to clean windows.

65.  Removes crayon from most surfaces.

66.  Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon SSS to repel no-see-‘ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.

67.  Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don’t return to life.

68.  If you ever make candles, melt clear wax and put SSS in it and let it harden.  Works great for outside in the summer.

69.  As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.

70.  If a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.

71.  It keeps bromine and chlorine from corroding metal and keeps the top of a pool pump filter lubed for easy opening.

72.  Use SSS in an oil burner outside to repel bugs.  I use the ones with the little dish on top and a tea light below.  Just put a capful or so of SSS into the dish and light the tea light.  Your patio will smell great; it works better than citronella candles, and no citronella smell!

ANIMAL USES

73.  It’s a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in “Outdoor Life” and “Field and Stream”)

74.  Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don’t fidget in the show ring.

75.  Mix in your pet’s bath water. It takes the fleas off of them…and in between sprays them with the 5 parts water, 1 part SSS mixture to help keep them off.

76.  Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.

77.  Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.

78.  For dog’s dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet’s coat once per week.

79.  If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.

80.  Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.

81.  Flea Repellent: Avon’s SSS Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.

82.  It works great on animals with dry skin.

83.  Use the following on horses and on dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquitoes too but really makes your dog greasy.

84.  (Barns) Use as an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours – let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.

85.  Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.

86.  A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Fleas don’t like it either! Spread the word!

87.  Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR. Don’t overuse the SSS. Use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. Common sense is the rule. You can check with your vet to be sure if it’s okay…

USES FOR HORSES

88.  SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it.

89.  SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. SSS works great and still helps keep bugs away.

90.  Horses that have allergies and also get dry skin very easily can get baths in SSS. Bathe her like normal and then put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her coat dries silky soft and she quits itching.

AUTOMOBILE USES

91.  It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.

92.  Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.

93.  After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.

94.  Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.

95.  Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.

96.  It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic’s Hands).

97.  It removes tree sap.

98.  Prior to traveling…rub SSS on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.

99.  Shines vehicle tires

CAMPING USES

Share Your Skin So Soft secret uses!

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Upcoming Event in Atlanta!

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I am absolutely thrilled about this play and can’t wait to take my daughter and invite my girlfriends.

Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina is a poignant and entrancing play inspired by some of the greatest black ballerinas that have ever graced the stage.

The Backdrop:

The word ‘ballerina’ traditionally invokes the image of a beautiful and radiant Caucasian woman dancing with classical grace. However, that misconception has been shattered forever thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland – a dancer who has made history as a member of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and as the first African American Female Principal Dancer. Ms. Copeland, along with Lauren Anderson (Houston Ballet), Aesha Ash (New York City Ballet), and Janet Collins (Metropolitan Ballet) are known as trailblazers, who have been breaking the barriers with fortitude and grace.

The History:

The story line of Blue Butterfly is mesmerizing. On April 4, 1968, the world as we knew it was changed forever. The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a profound impression on thousands of individuals, and a call for change and freedom resounded from coast to coast. The central character of the play, Anya Duport (an upper-class, Caucasian and gifted ballerina) feels increasingly suffocated by her overpowering mother. She searches for her own sense of ‘change’ and ‘freedom,’ and ultimately finds herself in the arms of Samuel Christopher Jackson, a black man. Together, they create something incredibly precious – a daughter who will one day become the first African-American ballerina.

The Play:

Based on Marian L. Thomas’ acclaimed book, Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina will offer a memorable performance from June 17 through June 19, 2016, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA. It is a love story that delivers a powerful and emotional story of secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss – Bouldin, Blue Butterfly – The Black Ballerina is guaranteed to touch the hearts of all women – and the men who love them – everywhere. With the book already getting rave reviews, the play is anticipated to attract an unprecedented attendance.

*Picture and wording courtesy of http://www.bluebutterflytheplay.com*

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Fashion Picture Post of the Day

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Valentino Fall Winter 2016 Menswear

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Balmain x H&M: Fashionista Shopping Frenzy!!

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” Do you speak Balmain?”

Hello Friends,

 

So show of hands how many of us were able to snatch a piece of the BalmainxH&M collection last week? If you were able to grab (literally) a piece of this collection then congratulations are in order. Just let me start off by saying that I have never and I mean never seen anything remotely even close to the stampede that I saw when the doors opened at H&M last week. I have never participated in Black Friday and if what I saw last week was an indication of what consumers go through for Black Friday then you can count me out.

 

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I will say that I was lucky enough to purchase a piece from the collection that I really wanted and it felt like I had won the lottery I tell you! I was able to get the yellow braided embroidery vest which retailed for $129.00 but I see this same item is selling on EBay for $350.00. I did not partake in the fist fight of trying to get this item instore but yet opted to purchase my item online using my mobile device. I had a team of dedicated friends and coworkers that were trying online as well for me so you can say that this was a well thought out plan to score that vest.

 

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In the end I was able to purchase the item and was anticipating the arrival of my sought out piece of the Balmain x H&M collection and I finally have it. The quality of this item was utterly amazing, the fabric is well made and worth every dime that I spent. I also received a garment bag to store my coveted piece from this collaboration. It was a thrill ride to say the least and has given me the courage to maybe go for something on Black Friday maybe? Nah…I will leave well enough alone that was way too stressful for my liking. Well let me take that back because if H&M collaborate with Chanel then I will start this process all over again!! If you did partake in purchasing your Balmain instore PLEASE share your experience with me below in a comment.

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Upcoming Event: Iris Apfel Fashion Icon Documentary Series presented by SCAD

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“Fashion Really Is Women’s Liberation”

 

 

Hello!!

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog! You know that I love sharing events especially about fashion and style and this event is one that you don’t want to miss. SCAD is presenting another installment of the documentary series and this time they will highlight the fashion icon Iris Apfel. The tickets are on Eventbrite and just search for Iris and then register to receive your free tickets….by the way if you don’t know who Iris is stop what you are doing now and google her!! Hope to see you there!

 

Event Details

SCAD Show

173 14th Street NE

Atlanta, Ga 30309

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

 

The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.

 

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Upcoming Event! Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series presented by SCAD

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Hello !

 

I wanted to share with you about this amazing upcoming event that is presented by SCAD that will take place in Atlanta on Wednesday October 14th. I had the pleasure of attending a documentary last night on famed photographer Bill Cunningham and it was amazing! If you are a lover of fashion I recommend that you attend this FREE event located at the SCAD Show (formerly the 14th Street Playhouse) which has been revamped into a breathtaking theater. This event is free however you will have to register with Eventbrite (search for Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series) today! Of course you can thank me later!

 

Event Details

SCADshow
173 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

 

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Balmain Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

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Do you speak Balmain? Well can you read it because this SS16 collection told a story that didn’t need any narration. My goodness the 59 looks that were presented were breathtaking to say the least. Now we are all anticipating the collaboration of H&M with Balmain scheduled to hit stores Nov 5th, however I am willing to bet that we will not see any of the pieces that just glided down the runway in Paris in any store.

The colors of pigments chosen for this collection were Egyptian blue, white, gold and malachite green which were used throughout the designs. It was a perfect contrast and of course I have my favorite 4 looks below. The entire collection was really nice and worth doing an internet search to view all of the looks.

 

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*Pictures courtesy of GPSRadar*

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