Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

This week I featured daily sale highlights from Avon’s campaigns 21 and 22 as follows…

Be iconic!  A couple of Fridays ago, I dove in with the pinky-nude lippie in the green tube from Avon’s Iconic Mini Lip Color Set.  First, how cute is this set?  The packaging is such fun!  The box that the set arrives in opens like a box of cigarettes (it’s also perforated all the way around, so you can choose to tear off the lid and keep the base as a display piece), and each tub of lipstick has its own slot inside the box.  The tube designs look like they time-traveled from the 1960s.  The set includes a mauve color in the pink tube, a pinky-nude color in the green tube, and an orange-red color in the off-white tube. The lipstick itself is creamy, goes on smooth, and has a lot of color to it.  The shade I wore that’s pictured below is not too far off from my natural lip color, so it was an easy one to pick with some confidence that it would look good on without having to dab it back to a stain (which is what happened with the orange-red–yikes!).  While I love this for how adorable it is and two out of the three shades worked for me, each of the lipsticks are pretty small–perhaps about one-third the size of a normal lipstick, so you’re definitely paying for the packaging, and you have to pay for the entire set, even if you’re only interested in one or two of the shades.  I’m not mad about it, but I probably would have been if I’d only ended up liking one of the shades out of the bunch.

I got through all of last Monday’s challenges in the studs from Avon’s Western Wing Earring Duo!

I previously reviewed the other pair of earrings in this duo and loved how they looked, but found them a little on the heavy side; however, these not only weren’t heavy, but they were a surprise winner–and this is exactly why I post selfies of me wearing the pieces (and follow up with my written review, so you don’t just base your opinion on a single photo). 

Staycationing this week meant a nice, slow start to my weekdays! Monday was grocery shopping and running errands day, which isn’t sexy stuff, but was definitely made sexier in Avon’s Sterling Silver Everyday Necklace and the medium studs from their Sparkling Scroll Earring Set!

When there are multiple charms on a necklace, the smaller charm should not be behind the larger charm.  What on earth were they thinking?!   [insert exasperated eye roll here]  That’s just a serious design flaw–and ruined this necklace completely for me.  On the flip side, the earrings were a lovely surprise!  I thought the earring set was pretty enough, but didn’t really expect much out of it, but the larger earrings are very nicely sized and the medium set (which I thought I’d hate due to the shape) ended up being the first ones I wore!  They certainly brought the sparkle the necklace lacked, but weren’t so sparkly that they looked mismatched with a casual tee.

Mondays are tough, but this one was definitely easier with the hoops from Avon’s Western Wind Earring Duo!

While these look great, they are kinda heavy–check out the lobe droop-age in the pic!  I really did love the appearance of them, and they worked really well with the casual (old school Avon mark) dress I wore, but boy was I happy to take them off at the end of the day!