Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

I don’t usually celebrate Mondays, but…just look at Avon’s Sterling Silver Celebration Cut Solitaire Ring, Necklace, and Stud Earrings!!  These pieces all deliver on their promise to dazzle even more than diamonds!  I’m not really a ring person, but I couldn’t pass this one up–not only was it really affordable, but if we get to go to Paris and Rome next year on vacation, I plan on swapping out my legit diamond wedding set for a CZ set–ain’t no gypsy gonna walk off with my jewels!  And this set seriously passes for real!  I’ve been wearing the earrings and necklace nearly every day since I cracked open their boxes (also, sorry I’ve not been posting as many selfies–this go-round it wasn’t because of a low inventory selection…I simply got “stuck” on this set).  While I have zero complaints about the earrings and necklace, the ring’s baguette band is rough–poke-y and scratchy.  I really wish it were a bit more smooth (and that it came in a 4-1/2, which is what my ring finger actually is…but that’s more of a “just me” issue–having child-sized appendages is cute and all, until you try to buy adult things to adorn them with, like jewelry, hats, and other accessories).  All that said, I’m strongly considering purchasing a second set just so I have a backup–I love it that much!

A little bit of soft asymmetry…in Avon’s Soft Asymmetrical Hem Top!  When they say soft, they really mean it!  It’s the ideal weight for autumn–not so thin that you freeze during the crisp mornings, and not so thick that you want to rip it off due to overheating in the warmer afternoons.  The length is a longer length, not quite tunic length, but close enough that you can get away with wearing leggings with it. The soft grey is a lovely neutral that can be accessorized with any other color or pattern.  There’s only one “miss” with this top: the ruffle.  I think it’s wrong for two major reasons: (1) the placement–right in the area I’m self-conscious about, so I’m not super excited the eye is drawn right to it because of the ruffle; and (2) it just looks like a mistake–the ruffle starts at the side seam near the waist, then moves around the front to stop about an inch or so short of the front hem near the top of the thigh.  While I’d have preferred the ruffle weren’t there at all, it sure won’t be stopping me from wearing it this season!

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One thing about being around for 134 years… you become iconic.  There is always something nostalgic and vintage with Avon.  Heather from Hopelessly Heather and I love a good classic vintage look so with the Iconic Avon collection we were inspired. On Heather:   Iconic Mini Lip Color (wearing the…

I’ve got hope. Pink hope…in Avon’s Ribbon Charm Toggle Necklace!  Toggle necklaces are super hip, and this one does double duty by showing support for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  Avon is a national sponsor and 15% of Pink Hope purchases are donated, up to $700,000 this year.  While this is a faux toggle necklace, my OCD appreciates its symmetry–thanks to a couple well placed tack welds.  I really love the attention to detail this necklace has–an infinity symbol that’s part of the chain next to the toggle, then the charms themselves: an iconic pink ribbon symbol, a beautiful pink CZ, and a light pink iridescent bead.  I’m a fan of the chain’s length–it makes the toggle and charms hang right below my clavicle, which is prime décolletage real estate to feature pendants.  It’s relatively lightweight and tends to hang straight, so this is an all-around superstar!

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.