Sparkle With Avon’s Newest Eau de Parfum: Femme

A few months back I was reacquainted with an Avon classic, Sweet Honesty, and its new companions Sweet Honesty Moments and Sweet Honesty Forever. The simplicity of the three eau de toilettes makes them perfect for younger girls to use alone or for anyone to layer for a more complex scent. Those three are lovely in their own way, but sometimes you need (or want) more than a light spritz of fragrance. Enter Avon’s newest eau de parfum: Femme.  Avon Femme* (1,500.00 Php for 50 mL) is a fragrance that promises to make you feel like a star every day. It’s geared toward a more sophisticated set and everything about it reflects that, from the packaging to the complexity of the fragrance. It’s described as a “sparkling” scent, and I definitely get that freshness even amidst the dominant floral accord. P1160826I was pleasantly surprised by how long this perfume wore on me (pretty much all day, so around 8 hours). It starts out fresh and “sparkling” as I mentioned, with top notes of pink grapefruit, violet, and plum coming up strong but not offensive. It then settles a bit and the florals show through, as the heart of the perfume is composed of jasmine, wild orchid, and magnolia. This floral bit stays on for hours and works alongside the base of amber, peach skin, musk, and woody notes, which give it a powdery feel.

If you like floral, fresh scents, this is one to try for sure. I imagine that younger ladies will get on with this fragrance better than mature women because of the “sparkling” freshness, but scent it very personal and anyone could end up loving this, really! The glass bottle is bevelled beautifully and it feels nice and heavy. It’s a pretty product all around, so if there’s someone very close to you who likes this kind of scent profile, you might even consider gifting it. 

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Avon Totally Kissable + Ultra Moisture Rich Lipsticks || Review & Swatches

Around a month ago I got my hands on a few Avon lippies and a mascara (Supershock is an old favourite so I decided to try Supershock MAX). I think this is the first time I’ve tried Avon lipsticks, which is funny because I’ve been using their mascaras for so long. I’ve even tried a couple of their powders in the past, but never the lipsticks. My mom says that when she was young (yuppie age) Avon was the only brand of lipstick she really used. I have a friend who works at Avon and she offered to get me and my friends a few items (usually I order through an Avon lady), so I picked out two Totally Kissable lipsticks in Berry Smooch (recommended colour) and Caressing Coral, and also one Ultra Moisture Rich lipstick in Juicy Pomegranate.

IMG_2134These originally came wrapped in plastic, which I like because I know the items had never been opened. And unless it’s a premium brand of makeup, the lack of box packaging doesn’t  matter much to me anyway. This is what they look like when unwrapped. On the left is the Totally Kissable lipstick [Regular Price: 399.00Php; Current Offer: 249.00 Php] and on the right is the Ultra Moisture Rick lipstick [Regular Price: 375.00Php; Current Offer: 239.00Php]. I much prefer the black packaging!

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