Posts From April 2008

Cynthia Rowley for Avon: Flower and Petal Fragrances Review

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Remember I was babbling about Cynthia Rowley doing two new fragrances for Avon a week or so ago? Someone was even kind enough to point out what “Cheap, Rubbish” they might be!

Cries of Cheap and Rubbish didn’t sway me from purchasing both on E-bay for mere pennies and here I am to review them for you!

Two fragrances were released one entitled Flower and one called Petal. Flower is geared towards women while Petal is more for girls. I got both for the hells of it. Since I was so happy with Rowley’s Avon Collection in the Fall I firgured I couldn’t go wrong!

First of all it deserves to be mentioned that the bottles are very nice. Flower is a tiny bit bigger at 1.7 oz than Petal which is 1 oz which makes the contrast in size of the bottles sitting side by side a very nice little display for your vanity.

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Flower is actually in Eau de Parfum which I was fascinated with. Not many companies put themselves on the line with Parfum. Hells even high end brands sell you Eau de Toilette for outrageous prices! Flower is my favorite of the two. It lingers and lasts all day and carries with it the strong scent of Lily of the Valley. Although it’s very nice I still do get slightly woozy from the smell of the Lily as it smells more artificial than fresh and fragrant. I do like it but I don’t love it but hey it’s Avon and for Avon it’s pretty good, not great mind you, but ok!

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Petal is the worst of the two as it’s an Eau de Toilette and most definately holds true to that title as the scent doesn’t last at all. Spray it on, experience a faint whiff of a floral blend, and it’s gone. The lasting power is zero on it. No linger from this at all! As cute as the bottle is that doesn’t make up for the fact that what’s inside sucks! Although it’s a very nice, light blend and has the potential to go from ok to good the fact that it doesn’t last makes it useless sadly!

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All in all a complete disappointment and a waste of cash. I honestly didn’t expect too much from these and they didn’t deliver.

I guess I was blinded by Cynthia Rowley’s name on the bottle and was hoping for better! Oh well!

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Click here to take a peek at My Current Beauty Addictions and see what Cynthia Rowley for Avon item made the cut!

Click here to read my original babblings Flower and Petal by Cynthia Rowley!

Click here to read my ravings about the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Collection!

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Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow

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Give your eyes a bit of shimmer and shine with Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow! I ran across these when looking for new collections on Sephora late last night when I couldn’t sleep.

I’ve had a bit of a thing for cream shadows lately so I’m quite interested in giving this a test drive! I just ordered two of the six colors available from Sephora.

Review to follow soonish!

Tried these?

Want to?

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for details on how to Budget Beauty your Bourjois Paris purchases!

Enjoy Bourjois Paris colors not available within the US by clicking here and here!

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to read by review on Bourjois Paris Eau de Gloss!

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Nordstrom Exclusive: Bare Minerals Carnevale Collection

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Ahhh Bare Minerals continues the saga of overpriced cosmetics with it’s newest Collection entitled Carnevale.

This particular collection is available as a Nordie’s Exclusive but I’m positive we’ll see some new spin on it and it’ll pop up at Sephora with little, tiny differences.

I know I’m hating on BM/BE lately and it sounds like I don’t like the products but that’s just not the case at all. I actually love some of the items they have available but as of late I’m very disappointed in the prices. This particular set is $64 USD! I’ve come to expect more from BE for less but it’s now reversed to “expect less and pay more”.

This collection doesn’t wow me but if you’re interested have a CLICK!

The kit includes all of the following:
bareMinerals Warm Radiance All Over Face Color
bareMinerals Sangria Eye Color
bareMinerals Carnival Liner Shadow
bareMinerals Sun Kissed Blush
Glamour Lash Mascara in Black
Lipgloss in Harp
Tapered Blush Brush
Double Ended Shaping Brush

Want it?

Need it?

Ranting about the prices too?

Share your thoughts with the Muse!

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Click here
to read my rantings on the new Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Tints Kit!

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to read my babblings on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Collection!

Click here
to read about the New Bare Escentuals Foiling Kit versus the Old Kit!

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to read about my ravings for the Bare Escentuals iQuad Palettes!

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to read about the Bare Escentuals Holiday Collection, Classic Rock!

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Philosophy Deals

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Grab yourself or your Mum (as Mother’s Day is around the corner) some Three in One Shower Gels @ a great price! Philosophy Three in One’s are 3 for $33 with Free Shipping using promo code SPRING33!Can’t beat that price! Most definately a Steal and a Deal! Sale ends today so hurry! Click!

Happy Shopping!

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Click here
to read about my love affair with Philosophy Bubbly Three in One Shower Gel!

Click here
to read my ravings about Philosophy’s Microdelivery Wash!

Click here
to read my review on the Philosophy Pink Lemonade Collection!

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to read about my collection and possible obsession with Philosophy Lipgloss!

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The Muse’s Quirky Nature

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee tagged me and since I’m procrastinating like a little demon today at work I decided to post this up a mere few minutes after she tagged me!

Thanks for the tag love!

Here are the rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules in your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 random bloggers by linking them at the end of your post.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.
6. Once your post is up, notify the person who tagged you.

This could have the potential to become a bible as I’m a totally quirky person and my quirks know no bounds. Here goes…don’t get scared….

My food needs to be separated. What? What does that mean? It means I can’t have my salad in the same dish as meat, vegetables, etc…..I have to have things separate. My mum is fond of telling me how it all goes down the same way. What the hell ever Mum! I don’t care if it all goes down the same way or not I just want it separate. I don’t like my salad touching my meat and I don’t like my veggies touching my salad or my meat touching my veggies etc…etc….I’m normally the one sitting at the table with about 4 little plates surrounding my one main dinner plate and in the plates are various pieces of my dinner such as my veggies, salad, meat, etc….everything must be separate or I won’t eat it. I don’t want veggie juice on my meat thanks very much!

I’m ambidextrous. I can write with both my left and right hand but I favor certain hands for certain things. Example: I hold my fork or spoon in my left hand. I favor my right hand for writing notes, letters, etc…but I tend to do shorthand with my left hand. I’m also very uncomfortable using a rightie mouse blah! I use a left handed mouse on my Mac which is far more comfortable and I use a right handed mouse on my PC which totally throws me for a loop! I dunno. Total quirk there I guess.

My hair. That’s a quirk. Many people ask about my hair. Yes, I have hair. Amazing right? I have a big quirk with it. I absolutely have to have it shoved into a bun with a hairband holding it back when I am working. It’s absolutely necessary it’s out of my face, eyes and off my shoulders. I hate it flowing all over the place when I’m working! It’s just annoying. It’s very long and very wavy and I like it up and out of my way! My mum is fond of telling me well cut it off if you’re going to put it up all the time. NO! I like it long just not hanging out all over my face, eyes and mouth!

My books, cds, and any other form of hard media must be organized in alphabetical order.

I won’t eat cheese unless it’s melted.

When I’m on holiday, vacation, away, on a business trip, etc…etc…..I have to bring my own towels. All good Hitchhiker’s know that you shouldn’t go anywhere without a towel after all!

How about you?

Any quirks the Muse should know about?

Share ‘em with me!

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