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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Smell good and protect your eyes

For today’s post, I’ve used my teddy bear as my model. I’m too old for teddy bears now, but Teddy is with me for about 13 years now and he looks super cute, that’s why he still stays on my bed. He’s wearing a shirt that says ‘geef nooit op’, which means ‘never give up’.

Jet Femme Eau de Parfum Spray                               
Back of box
Radiant and carefree, the essence of jet-setting luxury captured in this shimmering blend of fresh citrus, watery florals and exotic woods.

What do I think about this product?
The Avon perfume that I’m using is the Jet Femme Eau de Parfum Spray. Scents are a very complicated thing. Some men rather want to wear women’s perfume and there are women that rather prefer wearing men’s perfume. Lots of men and women also wear scents of the opposite sex. I was once sitting in a bus and a man was wearing one of Avon’s feminine scents. He was wearing the perfume in such an abundant way that the whole bus smelled pleasantly, but for me it was too much of the good. I had a suspicion that the man was wearing the scent and when he stepped out of the bus, I knew that it was him wearing an women’s perfume in an overly way and I smiled from inside. Although he didn’t seem like a gay person, the scent seemed to have a positive effect on him; he seemed to be in a happy and very good mood.:) I have my Jet Femme perfume for about a year now, but I don’t use it that often and in an overly way, that’s why the bottle is still almost full. I actually get rashes from the Avon perfumes when I spray it on my neck, that’s why I’m only using it on the inside of my wrists and sometimes I spray a little bit on my hair. One bottle of perfume goes a very long way with me. I had a friend in high-school and her husband would bath in perfume she told me once; one bottle of perfume would be finished within a month. I think I should buy the purse sprays next time; my other non-Avon perfume that I’m using is not smelling the way it should anymore, cuase I kept it too long. It’s actually a unisex perfume which smelled very good; it will go in the dustbin today. Coming back to the Jet Femme perfume, it actually smells very good and the scent stays on for a long time; even after taking a shower, I can smell the scent a little bit. The first time I was wearing the perfume, my younger sister asked me which nice smelling perfume I was wearing; she could smell the scent from one room to the other. There’s also a shower gel and body lotion available in this scent. This is a clearance item; you can find the perfume for a very cheap price at Amazon. There’s a new ‘Femme’ perfume available now, the ‘Hervé Léger Femme Eau de Parfum Spray’; this one actually smells better. The ‘Hervé Léger Femme Eau de Parfum Spray’ is a woody/floral scent. The ads say: ‘Wrap yourself in seduction’. It actually is a very seductive scent; I highly recommend this one if you like woody/floral smelling scents. Men will definitely turn around to look where that sexy scent is coming from.;)

My score: a 9.5 out of 10

Bond Girl 007 Shower Gel
What do I think about this product?
My most favorite Avon shower gel that I’ve tried is the Bond Girl 007 Shower Gel. When I bath with this shower gel I constantly lift my hand to smell the very pleasant scent. This is what the ads say about this scent: ‘A sexy cocktail of exotic orchid, white peach and sensual cashmere. Impossible to resist. She’s got a license to thrill…’ The perfume is still available in the brochures, but the shower gel and body lotion are a clearance items; you can find it at Amazon for a very cheap price and smell good every day.;)
My score: a 9.5 out of 10

Curves sunglasses                                                          

What do I think about this product?
All my sunglasses are from Curves; they not only protect my very sensitive eyes, but they also look nice on my small face. When you go out in the hot weather, you definitely need a pair of sunglasses. A lot of people out here in Suriname have cataract. About a month ago, my mom actually got operated on her eyes. The 1st pair of sunglasses which Teddy is wearing is over 4 years old now I think, the 2nd one is about 2 years old and I received the last one  12 days ago. The quality of the sunglasses are very good; I’ve kept the 1st one for such a long time and it’s still in a good shape, though you’ll notice a few scratches on the glass if you look closely. Only the 2nd pair of sunglasses is available at Amazon; it’s decorated with 35 rhinestone accents on each side.
My score: a 9.5 out of 10

To order the products or to know more about them, just click on the links below. I’ll be back with some of my newest Avon makeup next time.;)

                                                                  Avon Jet Femme Set - 1.7 Eau De Toilette, Body Lotion & Shower Gel
Herve Leger Femme 1.7 Oz Eau De Parfum
Avon Jet Femme Eau De Toilette Spray
Avon Bond Girl 007 Shower Gel Bond Girl Gel douche
Bond Girl 007 by Avon for Women, 1.7 oz Eau De Parfum Spray
Avon Bond Girl 007 Body Lotion Lotion pour le corps 200 ml.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Add some glossy color to your day

Nailwear Pro & SpeedDry+ Nail Enamel

About this product          
The Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel and the SpeedDry+ Nail Enamel doesn’t contain formaldehyde, toluene or phthalates. At the moment, the Nailwear Pro is available in 24 colors in the brochures and the SpeedDry+ in 10 colors.

The brochure ads
The SpeedDry+ Nail Enamel dries in less then 30 seconds. Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel: high-gloss shine, salon-quality precision brush, high-lacquer finish, wears up to 10 days with normal touch-ups. Gorgeous glossy color. Change is good…so go on, try a new color. What’s your color today?

What do I think about this product?
My color today is Classic Fit, but this color isn’t available at Amazon at the moment; though you can find lots of other fun colors at Amazon on the links below. I love the precision brush and the smooth glossy finish. On my feet, the Nailwear Pro and the SpeedDry+ stay on (the way I had polished them) for about 10 days, but because I’m doing the laundry, washing the dishes etcetera, these nail enamels wear for about 2 days on the nails of my hands. The SpeedDry+ doesn’t dry in less then 30 seconds in Suriname, it takes a lot longer. The colors are fun and flirty and for the finishing touch there’s the UV Glossguard top coat. I had also tried the ‘Matte Nail Enamel’ from Avon in Violetta, but I find that one ugly; it kind of looks as if my nails have been painted with house paint.

My overall score: an 8 out of 10

To order the products or to see some more pictures of other available colors at Amazon , just click on the links below. I’ll be back with some more Avon products that I’ve tried next time.;)

Avon Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard Top Coat
Avon NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel----Sunshine
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Polish Coral Bikini
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Vivid Violet
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Peach Passion
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Golden Wine
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Blue Shock
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Powerful Pink
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Polish Tropical Punch
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Real Red By Avon
Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Jade By Avon
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Polish Deluxe Chocolate Vernis a Ongles
Avon NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel----Cherry Jubilee
Avon NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel----Retro Rose
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polish Enamel Wicked
Avon NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel----Ruby Slipper
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel Polish Viva Pink
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polish Enamel Cotton Candy Pink
Avon NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel----Lagoon
Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel Polish Mambo Melon

Monday, June 13, 2011

Together with Avon

Glazewear lip gloss
About this product          
Glazewear is America’s #1 lip gloss (compared to mass-market lip gloss unit sales). Avon sells 20 Glazewears every minute (based on 2010 U.S. sales through September 30, 2010). At the moment, Glazewear is available in 20 colors in the brochures. The Glazewear lip glosses are available in intense colors (medium-to-full coverage), with sparkle (sheer-to-medium coverage), with shine (sheer-to-medium coverage), and with light-reflecting pearls (I think medium-to-full coverage, not available at Amazon).

The brochure ads
Supernova shine…a glamour galaxy of superglossy finishes. Always comfy, never sticky. Glazewear Duo Reflect Lip Gloss: Swirls of pearl reflect light for a two tone effect, high-gloss color with light-reflecting pearls for a multi-dimensional luster. Join the glaze craze…try a new color in every finish.

What do I think about this product?
The Glazewear lip glosses that I’m using at the moment are: the intense shaded ‘Red Red’ and the ‘Mauve Movement’ with shine. The Red Red actually isn’t available anymore and I’m almost out of Red Red; I think it’s a beautiful color that will match with any skin tone. To make the Red Red look juicier, I layer my Red Red with Juice Gems. The shade of the Cherry Liqueur is very close to the Red Red, so to create the look from above you could try the Cherry Liqueur together with Juice Gems in Pomegranate. The Mauve Movement already has a sexy shine, so there’s no need for extra shine. I think that the intense shades stay on longer; my Red Red stays on longer then the Mauve Movement. In the pictures above I’ve used a lip liner in plum. You can also wear your Glazewear lip glosses over your lipstick. I love the shades of the Glazewear lip glosses and they feel comfortable on my lips.

My score: a 9 out of 10

3-in-1 sharpener

About this product          
The 3-in-1 sharpener fits all pencil sizes.

What do I think about this product?
This sharpener is very sharp and I can easily sharpen any make-up pencil with it. The only thing I don’t like about sharpeners is the cleaning part. You can see that there are still some remains on the sharpener of the lip gloss pencil I had sharpened. I had cleaned the sharpener before taking this picture, but it’s difficult to clean the hard to reach areas. I have my 3-in-1 sharpener for about 2 years now. The 3-in-1 sharpener isn’t available at Amazon, but you can order the Makeup Masters CD 3-in-1 sharp by Covergirl. This sharpener looks a lot like Avon’s 3-in-1 sharpener; the only difference I see is the extra cap on it.

My score: a 9 out of 10

Perfect Wear Extralasting Liquid Foundation SPF15

About this product          
This transfer-proof makeup contains a built-in primer for perfect wear and helps in preventing sunburn. Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection. This medium-to-full coverage foundation isn’t available in the brochures anymore; I think they’ve replaced it with the Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation SPF12. I haven’t tried the new foundation yet, so I can’t give you some insight about the new foundation yet. You can still find the Perfect Wear Extralasting Liquid Foundation SPF15 at Amazon in Warmest Beige.

The brochure ads
Look flawless for up to 12 hours. This foundation evens out skin tone, it controls oil and it stays color true. Lightweight, silky smooth formula feels comfortable all day long. Glides on effortlessly for a smooth, natural finish. Sweatproof. Humidity proof.

What do I think about this product?
The foundation I used before using this one would easily wear off. I had to be very careful not to let my face get in contact with my clothes. I feel comfortable wearing my Perfect Wear foundation, cause it doesn’t wear off that easily. In the picture above, I had applied a little bit of my foundation in Toffee on my hand and drawn a border around the foundation applied area, so you can see how the full coverage looks like. My face is a bit darker than my hands, that’s why the foundation is a little bit darker. It has a soft and pleasant smell and my face doesn’t look or feel oily also; I love the natural finish.

My score: a 9 out of 10

To order the products or to know more about them, just click on the ads below. I’ll be back with some more Avon products that I’ve tried next time.;)

Avon Perfect Wear Liquid Foundation Warmest Beige SPF 15

Avon Glazewear Intense Lip Gloss Cherry Liqueur Liqueur De Cerise