Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

On Monday, I soaked up some rays during my lunchtime walk outdoors in Avon’s Tonal Spring Sweater, Adjustable Feather Pendant Necklace and the flower studs from their Bee and Flower Stud Earring Pack!

This sweater is a perfect weight for springtime!  A cami is a must and could really be interesting in different colors, but I remained boring (mostly to show off the sweater itself) and stuck with a white cami underneath.  I freaking love the button detail on the wrist cuffs, and I’m a huge fan of the scooped bottom edge of the sweater to assist with visual slimming!  Only one small annoyance: the tag calls for dry cleaning.  And I’ll be ignoring that.  It’s 100% cotton, so I plan on washing it in cold water and laying it flat to dry–you know, like every other sweater I own!

The feather necklace is on that same type of luxurious adjustable chain that I described here.  I am over the moon that Avon seems to be on board with creating more necklaces with this style of chain…it’s quickly becoming my second favorite–right behind chokers, of course!  The feather pendant is no slouch either!  Boasting an articulated skeleton, the joints move around, but aren’t floppy–making it meld to whatever curves are (or aren’t) there.  Plus, it sparkles! 

The two pair of stud earrings are so stinkin’ cute–if I only had two holes in my ears, I’d wear them together!  But, alas, I do not…because I’m traditional, yo!  So, for this particular outfit, I chose the more sparkly ones so they wouldn’t be lost in the leaf parade.  I really think it worked out a bit better than anticipated because the earrings shine bright in my sweater pics and the leaf pendant seems to fade away a bit.  

All said, this outfit (jewelry and all) will be making repeat performances in the coming weeks–all winners!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my local Avon meeting.  Attending local meetings accomplish many things, including socializing and supporting my local sister reps, being able to see some of the new products coming our way, and (my favorite) learning tips and tricks that we’ve each picked up along the way.  During this particular meeting, I was discussing an issue I had with a new bath oil product: the pour hole was huge and I felt like I was consistently wasting product in the shower because of it.

Last week, I let you pick my pedicure!  I’ve previously let my readers choose my polishes and the results can be found here, here, and here.  Once all the votes from this round were tallied, both Option B and Option C were TIED for the winner, so MY VOTE broke the tie and the winner was Option B, which consisted of Avon’s Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Envy (this shade has been discontinued) and Avon DDazzlers Top Coat in Show Stopper Copper (line has been discontinued):

It’s Favorites Friday!!

Who among you is/was a big fan of Suave’s fruity shampoos and conditioners in the 70s, 80s and 90s?  Those mouthwatering scented products left my hair smelling fresh and delicious!  Enter Avon’s Kids Tangle Wrangle Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler Spray!  While marketed towards children, I actually use this spray in my own hair following my shower to help detangle my locks and keep it looking beautiful – plus it smells positively divine, bringing a giant smile to my face every single day!  The spray tames fly-aways and features a delicious very berry scent.  

I have now joined the ranks of so many great bloggers before me and been “interviewed” on Bottomless Coffee’s (“BC’s”) podcast!  To those already familiar with BC, it may surprise you that we interact regularly: me, a beauty blogger, and BC, a political blogger.  The two don’t naturally go together, but BC asks the tough questions and genuinely wants to hear all sides.  He is willing to admit when you’ve schooled him and is gracious when you flat out disagree.  I am especially delighted by the obvious respect between BC and Steve, two friends IRL who, often, have opposing political views.  It’s fun to hear them go at it while still being respectful of each other.  If you want to hear and read dynamic convos on hot (and longtime) political issues, make sure to check out his blog, Bottomless Coffee 007, and other podcast episodes – there’s tons of material there and you’re sure to find one or more that you’ll wholeheartedly agree, or disagree, with and want your opinion to be known.  On the flip side, BC also records podcast episodes with fellow bloggers of all sorts, not just political bloggers – no two podcasts are alike.  In that respect, he’s very much a people person and truly wants to get to know his virtual friends.