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.
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!
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!
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 read my original babblings Flower and Petal by Cynthia Rowley!
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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
Petal by Cynthia Rowley
Click here to read my review on the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Cosmetic Collection if you missed it!
I’m an Avon junkie lately.
Yea so? And?
Can you believe I said it aloud? It’s kinda like going to an AA meeting and admitting that you do indeed have an addiction!
This is not your mama’s Avon anymore kids. Seriously lately they have been introducing some seriously cool stuff!
Currently I’m really loving the pure eye and lip strips and yes they are sitting very comfortably in my virtual shopping cart awaiting me to hit submit!
The colors of the shadows aren’t so wow aspiring but I must say that both lippie palettes look yummie to my eyes and since I’m busy sporting nudes and neutrals lately I’ll go ahead and admit that even the eyeshadows look kinda nice! Plus the price is right at $5.99 USD per a set!
Am I the only one loving these?
Ok so I finally laid my hands on Pink Horizon which I was moaning about sometime last week (Click!).
Since we were all musing and wondering what the hell the difference was between Pink and Apricot Horizon I decided to do pictures.
I was finally able to locate Pink Horizon on E-bay since it’s still unavailable at Avon’s website yet but after much bitching, moaning, whining, and pissing about how much I wanted it I scored on E-bay and it popped into my mail box on Saturday! I was properly chuffed to have it as I was so utterly in love with Apricot Horizon I knew that the pink variation would be true love as well!
I wasn’t wrong. As soon as I opened Pink Horizon I fell deeply in love once again! It’s perfectly pigmented, beautiful, and gives my face the perfect touch of color. I said it before and I’ll say it again these are well worth the effort of tracking down and purchasing for your own!
Pink is truly pink. After the many musings we had over how Apricot Horizon looked so pink I’m happy to report that pink is truly pink. The pink variation of this is a truer pink then it’s peach sister and you can obviously see when the two are side by side which is the peach version and which is the pink. Apricot Horizon even appears more peachy then pink when it’s beside Pink Horizon.
Color pay off is different from Apricot and I get more of a pinched pink look from Pink Horizon and more of a peachy glow from Apricot Horizon.
All and all the colors are most definately different!
After all that babbling here they are side by side:
Loving the shades?
Tell the Muse!
You may recall my babblings about Jillian Dempsey’s new blush from Avon a week or so ago! Having temporary memory lost? Click here!
The Muse was lucky enough to test out this new blush and can I just say one thing, AWESOME! Oh my god it’s my holy grail blush *holds it close and never lets it go*.
OMG isn’t it pretty?
Ok you shouldn’t be sitting here reading this anymore! RUN! NOW! Get to Avon and order it! It’s awesome! It’s on sale this week…am I tempting you yet?
Avon and I have a strange relationship. I pretend to hate it and it surprises me with sweetly awesome products!
This blush is sincerely amazing. I’m shocked and delighted at the quality, the price, the pigmentation, and the awesome packaging!
Let me start by saying that I’m hyperventilating a little bit because it appears that Avon only has this in one of the two shades. I could be in panic mode at any given moment if I’m unable to get the other color! In my possession I have Apricot Horizon but the blush is also available in Pink Horizon and I needs it, I needs it NOW!
I’m not sure if Pink Horizon sold out but I sincerely doubt it as it just hit the Avon site not a few days ago. Maybe it’s just not yet in stock? Believe me I’m at a stage where I’m searching E-bay for it so you know I’m seriously into this blush right?
First of all let’s give props to Jillian Dempsey for not only having a super hot husband but for also creating killer blush! I love you Jill, I love your husband more, but I definately have love for you after trying out this blush!
The blush is a gradation blush that gradually goes from a lighter shade to a darker shade in the compact. This basically means one side is really vibrant while the other is very soft. You can go from a daytime look to an evening look with a quick swipe of your blush! Both sides are extremely pigmented, silky, and beautiful on. Whether you want to use one side of the blush or mix it up and swipe across both sides you’ll get a gorgeous splash of color. When I was testing this I felt like mixing the colors up gave me the best look. The color is entitled Apricot Horizon but I get more of a pink feel from it with a tiny underlay of a deep, sunset coral. If I use the left hand side of the palette I end up with a rather subdued natural look but if I use the right hand side I get a vibrant, yummie flushed look that I favor! As you know the Muse prefers her blush “popping”! If I mix the two up I feel like the lighter shade really calms the darker shade and I get the near perfect color that makes me look like I just stepped inside from a cold Winter’s night! This is a look I favor so it’s pure perfection for me!
Swatchy! (My cam takes crummy pics when it comes to swatches but hope this helps some!)
The compact is quite a lovely slick affair and when opened it has a large mirror with Jillian’s signature on it. The blush is pretty large for the price of $7.99 USD (regularly $10 USD) so you do get quite a nice bit of product for under 10 bucks! It comes with a brush but it deserves to be said that the brush isn’t all that great. It sheds and it’s just too small to really work the blush correctly. If you use this to blend you must be a master artist because I ended up looking like a clown when I applied with it! A big, poofy brush is recommended for use with the blush in the Muse’s humble opinion!
I have one very tiny minor rant about this. It’s pure perfection in a compact however I found that when using my MAC 129 (or even the brush it came with for that matter) I ended up with major powder burst overload. Swiping the brush across the blush caused a major cloud of blush to spill everywhere! I’m saddened to think how much product I am wasting each time I use the blush
Now I’m going to tell you something that’ll knock your socks off. Get two. Seriously I’m totally ordering another one of these bad boys. I dunno if this is LE but it’s a safe bet to say in a month or so you probably won’t find it on Avon so might as well get two while the going is good. It’s rare I do backups on anything. I have far too much product to enjoy and buying doubles in my case is ridiculous. But I highly suggest grabbing two! I’m all over ordering another one and please for the love of cosmetics can we please see that Pink Horizon in stock soon? I’m dying here!
All I can say is fab job on this Avon and Jillian! I hope to see Jillian create more products for Avon like this one in the future!
This blush is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!