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Fragrance

Christian Lacroix Ambre for her EDP

September 28, 2014
Christian Lacrois Ambre EDP Avon

I’ve become quite a fan of Avon perfumes this past year but the new collaboration fragrance with Christian Lacroix has set my heart all a flutter.  The official blub reeled me in right away – Christian Lacroix Ambre is announced as the scent that awakens the senses and imagination, intense, sensual and desirable, belonging to the category of chypre-gourmand fragrances. It opens with mandarin oil and juicy berries, leading to the heart of absolute rose, jasmine and rosewood and the…

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Fragrance

Avon Pur Blanca EDT Perfume Set Review

April 17, 2014
Avon Pur Blanca

  When it comes to perfume I’m usually drawn to the more outspoken and sweet fragrances, and especially those with bright and beautiful bottles. Pur Blanca goes against everything I would normally choose; it’s clean light and simple and the bottle is very plain. Still somehow I’ve come to be quite fond of Pur Blanca and have made a sizeable dent in it already! I’d agree with the official description of  “A delicate blend of pure white freesia and ylang…

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Make-up

Avon SuperSHOCK Gel Eye-liner in Blackened Metal

February 24, 2014
Avon supershock Blackened Metal

Today’s post comes from the top of a very very very very tall nekro-mountain, where the wintermoon shines in a spiritual black dimension over my new favourite eyeliner!   I’ve dipped in and out of a few potted gel eye-liners in my time, but I can’t believe I’ve never tried an Avon one before! Blackened Metal is not, as you would suspect, a metallic black, but rather a very dark grey with fine multicoloured glitters. Hardly suitable for drawing on…

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Fragrance

New Avon perfumes 2014 – “Our Story For Her” and “Femme”

February 2, 2014
Avon Our Story for her and Femme perfume

  Avon seem to have a new perfume launch every campaign at the moment, but these two are my favourite picks of the bunch by a mile! I find that Avon fragrance can be a bit hit and miss, especially with the older scents that seem to all smell very similar to me. The newer lines seem to be vastly improved on the classics though, and if you’re looking for purse friendly fragrance with some personality I think you’d do…

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Nails

Using Magnetic Nail Varnish

January 29, 2014
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Some months ago now, I posted a Nail of the day which included Avon’s Colour Attract Magnetic Nail Varnish. Since then, I’ve had a few people asking me how to use magnetic wands/blocks with their nail varnish and I have to admit, looking back to when I first tried these out – I too was a little confused. So to help you all out, I’ve taken a few photo’s to show you. First off, start by painting your nails with the…

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Make-up

Avon Colourtrend Lipsticks – Purple Roses, Heartbeat Red & Shimmer.

January 4, 2014
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I’ll admit to being somewhat of a snob when it comes to Avon. I’ve a whole assortment of their standard lipsticks, but till now I’ve avoided the Colortrend range. Seeing as it strikes me as a sort of “things-you-might-buy-for-a-teenager” deal with it’s cheap white packaging and colour selections I’ve just never been tempted…till now! I bought these for one reason. They were -cheap-. I can’t resist a bargain and  a £1.25 lipstick is just too good an offer to turn…

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Nails

Snowman Nail Art Tutorial

December 20, 2013
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It’s not long before I ditch the festive cuties for the elegant red and gold nails for Christmas day. (I’ll show you guys nearer the day!) So here’s another quick and easy cute festive nail art! What I used: Etos Quick Dry in White Kate Spade Nails inc in “New York Noir” Kate Spade Nails inc in “Soho Silver” Avon Nailwear Pro + in “blue escape” Jesse’s Girl in “Beauty Guru” Nail art brush/dotter (you can use an old painbrush…

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Reindeer Nail Art Tutorial

December 18, 2013
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My second festive nail of 2013! These cute little reindeer’s are pretty easy to do. What I used: Etos quick dry in blue and white (see here for my latest Etos Rotterdam spoils) Kate Spade New York by Nails inc in “New York Noir” (This colour is absolutely amazing) for my black Avon Nailwear Pro + in “Vintage Boutique” Révérence de Bastion “No 4″ A brush and dotter tool Obligatory Nails inc top coat   Start with your base colour…

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Nails

NYC Disco Inferno Topcoat

November 19, 2013
NYC Disco Inferno Top Coat

NYC are really upping the game on glitter topcoats at the moment. As well as  the gorgeous Rock Muse collection (reviewed here) I also spotted this gorgeous stand alone shade Disco Inferno. A clear base with blue and silver holo glitter, it really has to be seen up close to understand how absolutely gorgeous it is. I think it would look great over any complimentary shade but I really love how it looks over the dark blue. (B. Complete 180…

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Facemask Friday, Skincare

Facemask Friday – Avon Planet Spa Thailand Lotus Flower

November 15, 2013

Well it’s Friday again, and after a rather rocky few weeks for Gem and I consisting of feeling under the weather and bogged down with reams of work as the festive season approaches it’s a chance to take a step back and relax. (Not for too long mind!) Today’s facemask is the Avon Planet Spa Thailand Lotus Flower deep pore cleansing facemask. (Bit of a mouthful there!) My favourite thing about this mask, is the way it drys, it turns…

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