Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

This week I featured daily sale highlights from Avon’s campaign 20 as follows…

Tuesday started out promising in Avon’s Grey Crackle CZ Necklace and Earring Set!

This set features very pretty (and super dainty) smoky grey (which is way too fitting for how this week has gone with all the wildfires around us, by the way…) teardrop-shaped CZ stones.  They are a medium grey, so it’s obvious what color they are, but they still retain much of their transparency.  The necklace also features a tiny clear round-shaped CZ stone at the top tip of the upturned teardrop.  While the stones in the set ended up being much smaller than I’d thought they’d be, their design is a timeless classic that never goes out of style–they will never be showstoppers, but they weren’t meant to be.  One gripe (and I’m getting pretty irritated that this seems to be becoming more and more prevalent): the back of the necklaces pendant is rounded.  And not even a little.  It’s almost like they build the back the shape they did so it would assist the facets of the CZ to sparkle more.  Well, okay, but if it doesn’t ever lay facing the front, it doesn’t really matter how much it sparkles, because nobody will notice it laying on its side, unless they are pointing out that it’s not laying properly.  I really hope this isn’t becoming a new normal.  2020 has already been crappy enough without all the new jewelry pieces coming out with rounded backs too.  Just make it stop already!

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).