I’m planning to follow my star today in Avon’s Pave Star Necklace!
This line of necklaces is stinkin’ adorbs!! The pendants are appropriately sized for any age and are traditionally designed. They can easily be layered with each other (you can even buy three stars, then layer each at a different level–super cute!) to get in on the trend or to provide more visual substance. The backer card in the box for this one appropriately eggs you on to “Follow Your Star”–you can’t lose!
I’ll be opening doors and unlocking my potential in Avon’s Pave Key Necklace!
This necklace is another one in the same “affirmation” collection as the one above and it’s just as adorable–my only wish is that the “toothy” portion of the key was better defined. As it stands, it’s so minute that you can barely even see it in close up photos, so it appears more like a leafless flower than a key.
Friday I provided a little preview from the new Avon x The FaceShop partnership (the line is debuting in the next campaign, which will go live for purchase on Tuesday 10/29) with the Tattoo Matte Ink Tint in Rose & Rose, along with an oldie but goodie, Avon’s Fuchsia Dazzling Beaded Teardrop Earrings I picked up on clearance ages ago!
The Face Shop line comes right on the heels of the releases of two great Avon lip lines: Lip Tattoo and Mattitude. This particular lippy is somewhat comparable to the Mattitude line in that they are both lip paints that have some lasting power, and both are (allegedly) matte in finish. I chose the rose shade first just so I could see how it compared with the rose shade from the Mattitude line. There are some dramatic differences:
(1) The shade in the tube looked much more on the brown side, but went on a peachy rose (the peach seemed to fade away as the paint dried), while the shades in the Mattitude line were more “true”–what you saw in the tube is what went on your lips. I loved the peachy rose that went on my lips so much, I was sad when it actually dried into the rose shade I was initially expecting.
(2) This formulation smelled and tasted perfume-y, while the Mattitude line had little to no scent/taste. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of this one at all. It smelled and tasted gross. Even after it had dried (and had time to fully set) on my lips, the taste still filled my mouth every time I took a drink or licked my lips. Blech!
(3) This formulation took a lot longer to dry than the Mattitude line. This is not really a negative in and of itself, but there was a drastic difference in drying time between the two lines.
(4) This line dried into a semi-matte finish. As it “cured” over time, it grew a bit more matte, but never achieved the nearly instantaneous look of a full matte lip paint like the Mattitude line.
(5) This line does not moisturize your lips in any way. The Mattitude line does–which isn’t common, but now that I’ve had it, I want it in all my matte finish lippies!
I didn’t go into demo-ing this with the intention of comparing the two lines and declaring a winner, but I continually did throughout the morning as I was taking mental notes of the shade, wear, feel, smell, and taste.
The winner is clearly the Mattitude line. Hands down!
These earrings walk into a room and command all eyes to LOOK! Fuchsia is a such a bold color, and when worn against a nearly solid black backdrop, it will not be ignored! While I love the look and power they hold, they are heavy. While they weren’t so hefty that they hurt my earlobes, they kept smacking against my jaw/neck all day and I looked forward to arriving home so I could take them off. I won’t grumble much though because they are an awesome accessory and I got them for a steal!
Those are all of the past week’s selfies! What was your favorite and how would you have worn it?!
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