I started the first full week of #JobSearch2019 strong in Avon’s Sparkling Necklace and Earring Set! I intend to wow them, but in a tasteful way!
A semi-delicate looking set that can be worn in any social setting – it’s dazzling enough to pull off a fancy evening look, traditional enough to wear with a suit for work and simple enough to wear with a super casual top. It’s tough to go wrong with a set like this one!
I didn’t have any interviews or appointments on Tuesday, so I dressed down in order to deliver Avon orders! I wore Avon’s Queen of Hearts Lipstick in Berry Romantic along with the Julia Teardrop Long Layered Necklace and Mixed Metal Frontal Hoop Earrings!
These lippies are the cutest! They totally speak to the 8-year-old inside of me who loves everything heart-shaped…and the caps!! ::choirs sing:: Bonus: The berry shade is actually a berry color! It did pull a little pink with my yellow undertones, but it wasn’t so bad that I wanted to wipe it all off immediately.
The necklace is another stunner, though the two layers kept getting hung up on each other’s teardrop-shaped bits, which drove me a little bananas. I had a GREAT selfie…but the necklace was tangled. GAH!
The earrings are super cool looking, but impractical. They are medium in weight, so they didn’t hurt my ears, though they definitely needed some of those earring backs I discussed last week (which seriously are god’s gift to earring whores) so they didn’t tip forward. The problem with them is two-fold: (1) Because the hoop is contained/controlled by the stud portion of the earring, it’s virtually static and doesn’t have any flexibility, which makes them somewhat awkward to wear; and, (2) The hoop isn’t completely stationary, so it rattles around in the hole through the stud portion of the earring, which meant it was a metal on metal jingle jangle party in my ears all day. Since I’m currently job hunting, I didn’t have to contend with answering the phones in these things, which is probably a blessing since I strongly suspect they’d just plain suck in that aspect.
The top is a steely grey-blue and has really, really long sleeves! I folded them up in the picture so I didn’t look like munchkin dressing in big people clothes. It’s a solid medium weight and is a terrific quality material. If only the arms…oh, nevermind. I know not everyone that’s a size S is only 5’1”.
I raved about how cute the lippies are yesterday, so I’ll focus on the lipstick formulation and shade itself today. The color is a beaut! It’s a true plum that turns more berry when dabbed at and left as a stain. The formulation is not my favorite. It doesn’t glide on the lips at all. I had to drag it, along with my lip, like a crayon on paper that isn’t being held down. It has a matte finish, and it’s pretty dry by itself. I, however, am willing to deal with the application annoyance for a good shade. Sacrifices.
The earrings (no longer available because I took a million years before wearing them – sorry about that) are really pretty and the stone centers glitter. Oh, and they tinkle when you move, but only when you really move, so it wasn’t too noticeable.
Those are all of the past week’s selfies! Which pieces were your favorite and how would you have styled them?
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