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Banana Republic Minis Review

Banana Republic has extended it’s line of popular fragrances to a new size, MINIS! Now the beauty of Banana Republic fragrance is available in a tiny size with a smaller price tag! Purchasing a mini version of these fragrances is a perfectly great investment since they are Eau de Parfum and not Eau de Toillete which means a beautifully lingering scent with a tiny touch of product!

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Each Mini is an exact replica of it’s full size parent and is 7.5 ML in size for a mere $10 USD! Scents available for woman are:

  • Alabaster
  • Rosewood
  • Malachite

I tested Malachite out and it’s a gorgeous blend of peony, sandalwood, and hyacinth. The notes may shout scary floral but it’s actually a very light, fresh, crisp floral that’s quite addicting once on! You’ll find yourself sniffing your wrists on more than one occasion throughout the day!

I personally love the price at $10 USD plus I like to have a purse friendly version to tote around with me for touching up throughout the day although the scent lingered for such a long time I actually didn’t have to reapply at the end of the day!

I’m pretty pleased after trying out Malachite and I’m now curious about Alabaster and Rosewood! Those are next on my list to purchase and try out!

You can purchase Banana Republic Minis directly from their site by clicking here or visit your local store to snag yourself a bottle or two!

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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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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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BPAL: News from the Lab

Just a friendly little reminder about BPAL!

The New Atomic Luau Lounge oils are being removed on the 23rd of April so now might be a good time to place an order!

It’s rare BPAL does blends like this which are fruity in nature so if you’re seeking a beautifully fruity, summery blend you might want to check these out!

I ordered the entire Bar series which included:

Blue Fire: A papaya, blueberry, lemongrass, and gin blend!
Golden Wave: A tangerine, gin, passion fruit, guava, and tonic blend!
Rangoon Riptide: A pineapple, mandarin orange, raspberry, passion fruit and rum blend!
Screeching Parrot: A rum, apricot, pineapple, pink lime, and ginger blend!
Te Po: A Jamaican Rum, almond, orange, sugar, lime, mint, black cherry blend!
Upa Upa: A rum, coconut, pineapple, vanilla blend!

They all sound quite yummie and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival! The Collection ends on April 23rd as I mentioned above so you might want to wander on and grab a few or all!

I also ordered several sets from the Stardust series as I haven’t had a chance to try out two of the blends from the collection which are Fairy Wine and Fairy Market. Eager for those two to complete my collection!

Anyway a little BPAL babblings for those of you that adore the Lab as much as I do!

Clueless about BPAL?

Click over here for my introduction on what BPAL is, where you can buy it, etc…!

Cheers!

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Cynthia Rowley for Avon: Flower and Petal Fragrances

Cynthia Rowley has done two exclusive fragrances for Avon recently! One is entitled Flower and the other is called Petal.

From what I understand Flower is a Woman’s Parfum while the Petal is an Eau de Toilette for younger girls. I was generally curious about these as I had such a raving review for the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Cosmetic Collection that was released in the Fall.

I ended up purchasing both on E-bay for a ridiculously, obscenely low cost. Flower retails for $30 USD on the Avon site and Petal is $15 USD. I paid about $25 USD for both on E-bay including shipping. Can’t go wrong for the price. The fact that Petal is made for younger girl’s did not really sway me from wanting it!

Both are floral blends which isn’t something I typical like but one of the key notes in the blend is Lily of the Valley and I adore the scent of Lilies so this might be right up my alley!

I’ll be reviewing these for you as soon as they arrive!

Flower by Cynthia Rowley
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Petal by Cynthia Rowley
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Click here to read my review on the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Cosmetic Collection if you missed it!

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