Beauty Dish… I had absolutely no idea what I was going to be walking into upon my first visit to this page, but I had a sneaking suspicion that it was going to be something I couldn’t identify with. When I flipped up the page and saw the header of True Underground Adventures Of An Avon Lady, I got that feeling in the pit of my stomach that you get just before something really bad happens.
I will happily admit that I was wrong. 100% wrong.
The weblog is written by a 30 something lady who decided that she needed to find herself a career after her youngest child started first grade a little while back. With no job and no money in her pocket, the solution was simple – become an Avon Lady! A relatively new blog (only started at the beginning of April), there is just enough material to digest to get you in a place where you’re starting to become comfortable with our anonymous author. A brand new blog, it’s a perfect “jumping on” point for anyone who doesn’t want to go through an archives section packed to the gunnels with entries. In the few entries that were available, I was totally taken into the author’s world, and was particularly touched by the one about the author’s guinea pigs… I’m a sucker for a sad story.
The layout is nice and clean, and serves the blog’s purpose well. There’s even a little cam spot down the bottom where the author sometimes posts pics of an odd body part modeling the newest Avon product. (that’s not as dirty as it probably sounded). My biggest complaint is with the URL of the site, and I believe the author would get a lot more traffic if it were actually shifted to it’s own domain purchased by the author.
Beauty Dish is off to a great start, and I have found a site that I will gladly add to my list of favorite blogs. I instantly connected with the author, and if a guy who’s on the backside of 20 and whose idea of a beauty product is toothpaste can identify with this lady, anyone can.
I look forward to more tales from the world of door-to-door beauty sales. My rating is a 4/5, with definite room to move up with more entries in the future.