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General, Hauls, Make-up

Avon Haulage…

I am always asked about Avon products and I never have a whole lot to say. I have thoughts on a few of their products but not enough really. I decided to pick up a few items from a recent brochure to remedy that…


I bought:

  • True Colour Blush – Soft Plum
  • Extra Lasting Plump & Stay Lip Gloss – Plump Peach
  • Super Extend Mascara Accent Eyes – for Blue Eyes
  • Color Trend Nail Polish – Lovely Lilac
  • Speed Dry Nail Polish – Twilight Blue
  • Extra Lasting Eye Liner – Black








I actually quite enjoyed choosing what I wanted from the catalogue. I also bought the products on offer rather than full priced items – I’m sure that’s what most of you do.

So far, so good. I absolutely love the Plum blush! And the gloss is also very long-lasting – full reviews to follow. I’m curious about the accent mascara, which I can’t test yet thanks to a gross dose of conjunctivitis. They come in different shades for each eye colour.

Any thoughts on Avon?

Aging, Skin Care

Avon ANEW Rejuvinate Kit – Skin Revitalising 14 Day System

Avon have put together anti-ageing kits which claim to rejuvinate your skin in two weeks. I got my hands on the Anew Rejuvenate Kit – Skin Revitalising 14 Day System.

This kit is aimed at those in their thirties, Ok so I’m a few years shy of the thirty mark but they don’t sell one for twenty somethings.  I’ve decided to give this kit a go in aid of prevention :) There are different kits for those in their 30’s, 40’s , 50’s and 60’s.

The kit comes with:

1. Revitalising  2-in-1 Gel Cleanser (50ml)


2. Night Revitalising Cream (15ml)


3. Day Revitalising Cream SPF25 (15ml)


4. 24 Hour Eye Cream (Full size)

They sell the kits for €10 and the contents are worth €42. It’s a great way to try test the products without committing to full size pots. It would be ideal for a holiday since you would have everything you need for the fortnight.

I’ll reluctantly give up my Lancome Renergie Yeux for two weeks (friggin’ amazing!). I will start my testing today and get back to you after the two weeks are up.

Have you tried any of Avon’s skin care products?

Aging, Foundation, Reviews

My thoughts on Avon Anew Age Transforming Compact Makeup SPF15

Foundation review time!

I have been trying out Avon Anew Age Transforming Compact Makeup SPF15, wow what a mouthful. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Avon products. This one was a gift from my aunt last year. It has stayed in the bottom of my makeup drawer but last week I decided it was time to give it some life.

This is a silicone based compact foundation. I generally don’t like compact foundations but I tried to be as unbiased as possible. One great things about this product is that it offers protection from UVA rays thanks to Titanium Dioxide. The downside to this ingredient is of course that it can look a little pasty when exposed to flash photography. Right away that makes this a no no for a bride.

It feels quite greasy when first applied but it’s smooth and easy to blend. It sets to a satin finish, no grease. It’s a little powdery to the touch but didn’t actually look powdery on the skin. It provided a light coverage which didn’t last very long on my normal to combination skin.I tried a little on an older client to see if the foundation seeped into wrinkles and pores. It didn’t thanks to the silicone.

This product also contains a retinol blend. I wouldn’t get too excited about this, the levels are more than likely ridiculously low (to avoid skin reactions in customers) and even at that the tiny dose of retinol could be affected by it’s exposure to light and oxygen.

This foundation would be a good option if you..

  • have dry or mature skin
  • like light coverage
  • need UVA protection in your foundation
  • like compact foundations

For me, I’m afraid it’s a thumbs down. In fact every Avon foundation I have tried, admittedly a few years ago, left me disappointed.

What are your thoughts on Avon foundations and their make-up in general?

Haircare / Styling, Reviews

Hair Shine sprays addiction: Avon Mirror Shine Spray

If you have seen my Spring Favourites video you know that I am currently addicted to shine sprays. This is thanks to my red/brown hair (who knows what colour it is anymore!) Being a natural blonde, shine sprays did squat for me since blonde hair absorbs light. Now with darker hair I have the luxory of light reflection. Man I cannot get enough of the shine!

I have bought plenty of shine sprays but there is one that has captured my heart, Advanced Techniques Mirror Shine Spray from Avon.

It doesn’t make my hair greasy, it doesn’t darken it and best of all it doesn’t leave it flat. Most shine sprays I have used before make volume impossible but not this one. I let my hair dry naturally and them before I style it I spray two pumps with my arm outstretched. That way a light film of the product coats my hair. I’m afraid to try anymore than this, fearing that if I apply too much there’ll be no saving it. It has a fresh apple sort of scent, like most of Avon’s haircare.It also takes down ant frizz or flyaways.

I bought this spray as part of a 3 hair care products for €7.50 deal a few months ago. Absolute bargain! I will definitely be repurchasing.

What are your thoughts on shine sprays? Have you a favourite?

General, Tanning Products, YouTube Videos

Video: Tanning

It’s coming up to that time of year again. I had an Autumn/Winter tan ban last season. I enjoyed my fair skin and loved being low maintenence. Since changing my hair colour I find that I need a bit of fake tan. Here is what I use and how I use it…

What is your favourite tanning product?

Foot Care, General, Skin Care

Smooth Feet

I mentioned Avon Pedi Peel by Foot Works in a recent video and thought it deserved a blog mention.

For me, having smooth feet is one of the nicest feelings in the world. I have spent so much money on foot products over the years. For a while I was using the Ped-Egg. Although I got great results I noticed that the skin grew back much faster and worse than before. When I researched this I found that when the skin in under attack (from grating, cutting etc) it responds through over compensation. So not only does new skin grow back but it can grow back faster and thicker. This wouldn’t be a problem if you used Ped-Egg regularly. But for me,the dry skin I get on my heels doens’t warrant that amount of work.

I ordered the Avon Pedi Peel pads from my local Avon rep about 6 months ago. Before I go to bed I wipe a pad on both heels and bin it.

When I’m showering I then use my own Lavender Oat Scrub Bar on my feet (very gently). I no longer have dry skin, my feet are baby smooth.

What do you do to keep dry skin on your feet at bay?