What a gorgeous sexy smell this one is! I bought this from my manager who sells avon/mark and it has been sitting in my drawer at work for months because I just kind of tossed it aside and forgot about it. I wanted a pick-me-up this morning because I was kind of tired and decided to spritz some of this on just to try it out hoping the scent of something nice would give me that "just out of the shower feeling", I didn't really know what to expect though. Wow! I wasn't really expecting to love this one so much to tell you the truth. I've always been scared whenever something says "musk" but this one at least on my skin turns into a really sexy scent. The peach smells definetely brightens it and I like the fruity matched with the musk--genius! I do agree it smells a bit like Maybe Baby which I never have owned but have a friend who smells delightful wearing it so I'm so happy I found a good match that I can afford. I love the contrast of bright and warm in this and could see myself wearing this quite often. Would I buy this again? YES!
Moisturizers -Avon - ANEW Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream
arizonababyboo 5/15/2009 3:22:00 PM
I am so on the fence about this product. There are two very huge pros and cons I have. The pro: It improved my skin almost miraculously! My pores were so much smaller, skin was very smooth, moist but not greasy. The big con (makes me almost want to shed a tear!): Something about this gave me migraines, I'm assuming it is the fragrance, I am one of those people that gets massive migraines that will last for days at a time if a products fragrance doesn't agree with me. Why...oh why? Why do companies feel the need to put overwhelming fragrances in our face creams??? So...as much as I wish that I could just keep using it...I don't think it would be a great idea. So for now I'm going to say that I wouldn't purchase it again. Although I'll probably use the rest of what I have left again just to make aaabsolutely sure it wasn't just a one time occurance just because it was so great on my skin for the two weeks I used it.
I bought this in Electric Pink and the color is so unique and amazing. The formula of the La Laque gloss is one of the best formulas I have used, it is thick and has great lasting power without being overly sticky. There is a great range of colors. The Electric Pink is the only one that I have and it is glittery, shimmery and metallic...but somehow done in a very grown up and wearable way. I wear it alone or layer it with the Piha Black which gives it a new richness and sophistication when you want a deeper color. The only problem I could think of is that I wish the package was translucent rather than opaque because I like to be able to see how much product I have left. Amazing though overall, I would definetely buy it again and again!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
arizonababyboo 1/15/2009 2:09:00 PM
I happen to love the scent of Japanese Cherry Blossom, so I give this props for the scent. It is a very strong scent, I originally bought every item that is in this scent to layer and found that layering actually was TOO much scent in this case since this is probably the most powerful long lasting BBW scent. What I did find is that this isn't a very good hand cream for me, I didn't find my hands were very much more moisturized shortly after using it. I prefer a creamier hand cream, whereas this one was more lotion-ey time texture. I will stick with my cheaper and better working brand for my hands.
Princess is a very extremely feminine fragrance. I have always walked a bit on the wild side of fashion and lifestyle......until I got pregnant! All of a sudden I wanted pink fluffies all around me and super girly everything....think pink cupcakes wrapped in ruffles and lace. (which is how I knew I was having a girl long before any ultrasound announced it to us) This is not a fragrance I would have liked before my pregnancy honestly, its too sweet and floral and well, pretty! I was more a fan of oriental, spicy, exotic smells previously...so if this is your thing and you are not into super feminine scents this is not for you! Princess is the perfect name for this perfume. I sampled it at the store after being talked into it by the saleslady...I actually asked her to help me find something with notes of incense or patchoulli...wow did she lead me in a different direction--and I loved it! I walked around the mall for an hour feeling like a super girly girl princess, as I said I was pregnant at the time so I was feeling every inch of my femininity...I felt like long ago were the days of knocking back whiskey shots back to back smoking cigarettes like a chimney mingling at a downtown bar/club listening to loud music, all of a sudden I had a little girl inside of me! And it definetely brought about my girly-girl-ness! It is very fruity and floral, light hearted scent...it has good lasting power too, on me it lasts most the day. I can see why it is so popular!
This is a really nice warm smelling perfume. Smells floral and fruity at the same time. It reminds me of Victoria's Secret Rapture which used to be my signature scent when I was younger so it instantly took me back. Good job Avon!
LOVE this stuff! I am always on the go and don't have a lot of time to fully moisturize my body before I have to rush off to change a diaper or grab my laptop and head off to work last minute. This makes it very easy to just spray on your moisturizer and scent all at once. The smell is divine, a very soft and femine smell that makes me smile and feel sexy. A word of warning however: This stuff makes your bathroom floor SLIPPERY! Use caution after spraying this, you may want to lay a towel down or spray in the shower or something.
I love the cute packaging and I like the color that I get from the chocolate caramel and raspberry chocolate, but no smell or flavor that I can detect unfortunately. The strawberry kiss had no color to it, just clear gloss. It also is SUPER sticky on your lips, which makes them last a long time but also mak. I got them on the 75 percent off sale, so I got them super cheap. I'll use them all probably and I would buy them again at that price, but I just wish that the texture was a bit less sticky and that they had some kind of flavor/scent to them like they indicated on the website.
Gorgeous, amazing, classic, sexy and VERY vamp! I fell in love with this lipcolor for the first time when I stole it from my boyfriend's older sister when I was 17...I would never steal someone's lipstick anymore and a bit horrified at the thought that I did. But there was something about it that made me HAVE to have it even then. Looking back, I was much too young for such a sophisticated color, but since I looked more like a little fairy goth back then it fit. Nowadays however, this color on me is a very classic and refined way to be sexy. Screams confidence. I agree with other reviewers that on a day to day basis this color works better as a stain with or without gloss on top. But when you are feeling fierce, this is the most amazing lip color to reflect that.
This is my HG lip product. Since I've started to use this my lips are very soft and smooth. Lips appear more supple and plump since the lines are smoothed out. I really do look like I have younger healthier lips and they feel wonderful. I put it on at night and in the morning with my other skin care products. In the mornings I let it sink in for a bit before applying my lip makeup and it makes my gloss look so much more luscious. This stuff is amazing, now I know why my mom was so addictive to nivea products...this is the first I've tried any but it sure does deliver, I'd love to try some more!
Treatments -Avon - ANEW CLINICAL Deep Crease Concentrate
arizonababyboo 8/26/2008 2:45:00 PM
I didn't notice a difference in my crease. I was using it for one in particular in between my eyes from squinting and it was exactly the same after using it faithfully for a month, maybe I needed to use it for longer? But I just don't have the patience for using yucky products on my face that don't give me SOME results after a month.
Treatments -Avon - Clinical Line and Wrinkle Corrector
arizonababyboo 8/26/2008 2:42:00 PM
I wanted to love this. I have only fine lines/wrinkles so far but I wanted to beat them before they get worse. At first it worked wonders, I really loved the way my skin glowed in the mornings after using this at night. However, after several weeks of use I started to have breakouts and it is very rare for me to have a blemish. I discontinued use and my skin cleared up. I guess this just wasn't for me!
I am so fickle about products of every kind. I barely ever stick to the usual routine of anything cosmetic related. But I believe I may have found something I can consider HG in this lotion. I am fair (i tan easily without burning but choose not to), sensitve combination skin with the tendency to become reddish when using some cleansers and moisturizers, showing the slight beginning signs of aging--I just turned 30 this year so the battle with the skin aging has officially just begun! I decided that I needed to use something with sunscreen on a daily basis to prevent aging as well as battle skin cancer since my dad and my grandma had melanoma removed on their face and ears from spending a LOT of time in the sun. I tried to use tinted moisturizers since having my baby I don't have much time usually and I prefer a quick and natural makeup routine, but the tinted moisturizers all left my face greasy and oily and stung my eyes. I brought out my Eucerin Sensitive Skin Everyday Protection Lotion spf 30 that my sister had bought me last year, I can't believe I never even tried it! I used my usual oil controlling cleanser, toner and skin clearing lotion with 5% salilyic acid first. Then I applied the Eucerin Lotion. It amazingly left this slight transparent tint to my face, more like a glow, the kind of look I was longing for in a tinted moisturizer--and it has SPF 30 which most TM only have 15. I'm thinking its the ingredients that leave the slight tint, it does fade after a few minutes but it still looked as though I was wearing a beautiful transparent makeup somehow! After applying the lotion I dusted on some oil controlling powder then my blush and eye makeup. I looked flawless and natural...amazing. I hope this stuff never gets discontinued since stuff that I love usually does...but its been around for a while now and I can see why. LOVE IT!
Lipstick -Rimmel - Lasting Finish - Pink Champagne
arizonababyboo 7/23/2008 3:09:00 PM
I love this. It is a bubblegum pink color as stated...but I happen to like bubblegum pink, or pepto bismol pink or whatever else ya wanna call it. I've been looking for this color in a cheaper brand for a while and this is the ONLY one I've found. It's good for an 60s look. I like it with big hair and winged eyeliner...not Amy Winehouse big hair and winged eyeliner...more like a classy lady mod look, think Jackio O--tailored tweed suits with white gloves, Kelly bags and pillbox hats.
I agree that this isn't the most moisturizing formula out there. But I do love the packaging. The glossiness is nice too, the concept definetely has potential...but I believe they need to improve their formula...if you are reading this review because you're wondering if it's worth trying...I would wait until they improve this product first. EDIT: DROPPED FROM 2 TO 1 LIPPIE...USED IT THE PAST COUPLE DAYS AND MY LIPS GOT SO SORE AND CHAPPED THEY STARTED BLEEDING!!!!!! THIS STUFF IS TERRIBLE!