Monday, 31 January 2011

Avon Goodies

Today was my first day in my new job and I'm happy to say I enjoyed it - I've got a lovely office with a new computer and desk that I've already made myself at home on; got my mug, hand cream, vaseline etc arranged nicely.

Tonight I'm going to show you a couple of Avon goodies that arrived a few days ago. We recently got a new Avon lady down our street and I'm such a sucker for it I can never resist ordering myself a few nice bits.

I love Avon products not only because they are so cheap, but because a lot of their stuff is actually amazing!
Everything in the photo cost me less that £15 combined and after testing (almost) all of it out I can safely say it was money well spent!

Avon True Colour Blush in Russet 6g

I love love love this blush! I've got lots of different blushers because without it my skin looks very pale and washed out so I really rely on a good blush for rosy cheeks. When I first looked at this colour I though 'uh oh, too dark!' You can see from the swatch it's pretty colourful! However, I only need to sweep the brush across the powder once and it creates a lovely natural glow on my cheeks. The key with this is to use a really light hand, or make sure you blend it in loads if your skin is as pale as mine.
Almost 10 hours later and I can still see the colour on my cheeks - result!

Avon Angled Brush

I bought this in case the brush in the blusher compact was rubbish's not! I have tried it out though, and I think it's one of the softest brushes I have ever used. It picks up a good amount of colour and allows you to lightly dust over your cheeks with it - it's great if you're a little heavy handed with blusher or bronzer! The handle of the brush is matte black and looks a lot more expensive then it actually is.

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Clay Mask 75ml

I love a good pampering session with a face mask and at £1.75 I just couldn't say no! I've always had a hate/hate relationship with my pores so anything that claims to clean them out is a must-try! This masks says that it "helps to remove stubborn dirt, oil and impurities for soft, smooth skin that looks shine-free."
I washed my face and applied it it semi dry skin - it didn't specify to put it on wet or dry skin so I went halfway. The clay was quite thin, not like I expected it to be, but it smoothed onto my skin with no fuss. I let it dry for 5 mins and washed it off in tepid water. I'm definitely going to use this again as my skin felt clean and soft - there was no redness or dryness after using this.

Avon Clearskin Blackhead Clearing Deep Treatment Mask 75ml

I bought one so I had to buy the other! I don't really have a problem with blackheads but I get the occasional couple on the sides of my nose - but a face mask is a face mask and for that price I'm not saying no! This mask claims to "lift out dirt, debris and excess oil which can lead to blackheads, to revive, refresh and deep clean all in one."
I applied this to semi dry skin again and let it dry until the mask went white which was around 5 minutes. After washing it off my face did feel clean, but not as much as it did with the Pore Penetrating Mask and there was no notible difference around my nose area. I probably wouldn't buy this again, but I will no doubt use up the rest of the tube.

Avon Matte Nail Enamel in Grey As Cement 12ml

I've never really tried a matte nail polish before but I fell in love with this cement colour and I had to have it! The bottle holds a whopping 12ml of polish which it most definitely value for money. So far I have only tried this on my toes because my fingers are still enjoying the Hello Kitty transfers, but keep and eye out for my Sunday Nails feature - it will more than likely be this polish!

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Cooling Astringent 125ml

This actually came as a free gift with the rest of my order and unfortunately I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I'm wary of toners because they tend to dry my skin a bit so I don't want to stop using my No7 toner - I will test it though because I'm curious - just not yet.

*Prices are from the online shop - I think magazine prices are a little bit cheaper.

Do you use Avon? What are your favourites?


  1. well done on your first day at your new job :-) It is always so tough the first couple of days, but once you have settled in everything just kind of slots into place.

  2. The masks look awesome! A Avon rep drops off her mags at the salon I work at. I think i'm going to have to steal one of those mags :)

    Great post!

  3. Lovely post! I loved face masks, might have to try these for the price they are a bargain!! =)
    Glad you like your new job =) xx

  4. I love Avon stuff, i swear by their Anti Frizz Serum


  5. @Nicole Top To Toe - Thank you, the first few days are always pretty scary!

    @Hannah Lebron - You should definitely give it a go, even if you don't like it it doesn't matter because it's so cheap!

    @Hayley - Thanks, they are a total bargain aren't they?!

    @KylieDee - I've never tried their hair stuff, I'm always tempted but haven't given in yet!

  6. Wow I never realised they did brushes, will have to go check them out! Just came across your blog, hehe love the name! :) x

  7. I love grey nail polish. It looks so fantastic. It has the same edginess as black, but it can be dressed up, too.

  8. @purpleturtle16 - Yeah they do foundation brushes and eyeshadow brushes too I think :) Haha glad you like it!

    @Bonnie - You're right, it's a lot more interesting than black too!

  9. Lovely post!!
    I nominated you for a blog award...

    much love xxx

  10. I gave Lila Loves an award and she linked to your blog, i'm now following :) if ye wanna check out mine :)

    Awesome Avon post :D i'm forever buying Avon stuff!

  11. Love stuff! And congrats on your new job! :)

  12. I looove love Avon lipsticks!

  13. I'm so happy that someone is finally doing some reviews on Avon because I love this company. Just last week I bought the same blush (it is my very first one) and I'm impressed and addicted ;)


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