a pretty yet chic greyed violet shot with deep blue (ultra-violet) frosting. good quality as are all revlon nail enamels. Like the shade but don't love it. I prefer more taupe/mushroom shades.
A gorgeous genuine garnet red shade with the vampiness of a black but with beautiful red frosting. A good quality polish with the deep multi-layered appearance of a glossy car paint. perfect inbetween black and red shade very classy and flattering to pale skin.
Polishes -Maybelline - Salon Expert - Saucy Brown 725
Shanplum 7/21/2011 8:01:00 PM
Most amazing lasting polish I have found - with a base and top coat this polish lasted me 5 days but would have lasted alot longer as in those 5 days I washed numerous amounts of dishes without gloves, used domestic bleach to clean walls without gloves, handwashed clothing, cleaned the oven, cleaned the bathroom and even did some heavy duty D.I.Y without a single chip. Fantastic formula for the price and the shade is just gorgeous, a browned plummy mauve which flatters my pale skin. I have bought several other shades to see how they perform.
Good on some, but not for me on me the fruity and wet notes combine to make a slightly toilet cleaner (like Ocean fresh or mint and eucalyptus toilet duck) type fragrance with my chemistry, also makes my partner sneeze like crazy. I bought this after a girl at work always smelled amazing and I found out she wore the lotion. Just not for me.
A classy, beautiful sensual fragrance, with spicy and sweet notes and a sort of 'zing' from a green note which makes you feel clean but sexy at the same time. I am only 26 but adore this fragrance. A little goes a long way but lasts all day and leaves an incensey honeyed trail wherever you go. Gets alot of compliments especially as few people my age would wear this. Also a gorgeous art-deco styled glass bottle which will never date.
This poor fragrance gets such a hard time, but each time you have been in an elevator or passed someone on the street and thought "what a great smell" chances are you were smelling red door. This fragrance has such a bad reputation as being old or outdated but worn in modest amounts and letting it settle for a few minutes before leaving the house it is a gorgeous scent. No, it's not everyones taste or suited to everyones chemistry, but on the right person it is amazing. I am only 26 so I am by no means an old lady but I appreciate the classics. You can always pick this up relatively cheap at Christmas/mothersday sales. A very classic honey based scent.
These are the best pencils you can buy anywhere, better than all the big brands (I personally find Estee lauder and Mac pencils far lower quality than Avon Ultra Luxury pencils), these never drag, are well pigmented (Black: a true black, Dark Brown: and a beautiful dark-grey brown, Midnight blue: a most gorgeous smoky almost indigo-tinged navy black, and Charcoal: a smooth gunmetal grey - the only one I havent tried is the bronze). Fantastic price $3 NZ when on sale and always sharpen beautifully without any splinters or wasted product. Definitely a must buy.
A fantastic lipstick for the price, the most gorgeous and flattering shade I have ever found in any line. Why did they delete this, it wasnt even released in NZ anyway such a shame its a winner. I am coveting my remaining half a tube. However I have found a comparable shade for those who are looking for a replacement - there is a Loreal shade called Simply Rose which is a tad darker, or Loreal Made for Me Naturals in Nude is a good substitute, not as opaque and pigmented but the colour is quite similar and gives the same effect.
Lipstick -Avon - Ultra color rich moisture seduction lipstick
Shanplum 7/21/2011 7:31:00 PM
Nothing to rave about, but a very pretty tinted lip conditioner style product for the price. I got "nude perfection" A slightly apricot-peachy pink with a coppery sheen on me. Avon packaging has improved recently and makes the product appear more expensive than it is. I probably wouldnt purchase any other shades as I find as with most of their lines the colours are very limited and most are in the berry red/peppermint pink ranges which I find incredibly unflattering. This product and this shade itself is very nice and I would recommend it.
Bronzers -Unlisted Brand - Thin Lizzy - 6 in 1 Professional Powder
Shanplum 7/21/2011 7:26:00 PM
This stuff is revolting. Everytime you see someone overly orange walking around town you know they have used it. You really have to know what you are doing to use this stuff. This is promoted as the best thing for everyone but seriously doesn't work for super pale people like me. Its horribly sparkly and looks like dirt on the face. Tacky and trashy. Natural glow was a far superior product. The only good part is the brush, it is good quality and a good contouring blush brush.
Am I the only one who finds this product just awful, the gold shimmer only accentuates your pores (I have virtually poreless skin so I would hate to think what its like for most people especially with oily skin) and the bright pink base shade makes you look sunburned and sparkly. Yes I am very pale, but I think it would have this effect on most people. You can get much better results using neutral peach/pinks or natural toned blushers from cheaper brands which don't enhance the flaws in your complexion.
Lipstick -Avon - Glazewear Lipstick - Champagne Glow
Shanplum 7/21/2011 7:17:00 PM
This is one of avons best lip products - a gorgeous slightly apricot-nude with gold shimmer, very fine shimmer which doesnt appear glittery. The new line 'silky shine glazewear lipstick' in peach is a very similar shade minus the gold shimmer. Only problem is these melt very easily in warmer temperatures and always seem to snap off at the base after a few uses but still a very good product for the price.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
Shanplum 7/7/2011 2:02:00 AM
Most flattering palette of natural shades I have seen in a long time, a great mix of taupes, beiges, bronzes pinks and blacks - something here for day to night and incredibly flattering. Only the pale pink is particularly frosty/sparkly the rest would suit women of all agese. The black is one of the best shadows I have ever come across - it is better pigmented than MAC carbon and has a lovely slightly pearlescent finish. Everyone should own this.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Powder eyeshadow in Soft Shoulder
Shanplum 7/7/2011 1:58:00 AM
Don't highly rate this as a shadow (on me it turns orangey - its me not the shadow something about my chemistry does this to products) But makes the most fabulous browned pink blush with a lovely finish which glides onto the skin and looks flawless. I have two of these hoping they will last me awhile. though these shadows are prone to breaking so don't recommend travelling with them, I had the shades Moody and Fishnets which are both awesome but have succumbed to this fate.
Sexiest fragrance I have smelled in years - better than the original (lasts longer on me and more of the honey and amber notes which are less popular in the modern fragrances which are being released these days). on first spray there is a slightly masculine tinge mixed with something that reminds me of Chloe Narcisse, but then settles into a beautiful musky clean fragrance which I adore.