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Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set

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Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set Review

For the past year, oval brushes have been making the rounds and have become quite popular. I bought my first oval brush set last year and really like how easy they make applying makeup, so when I received the new Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set, I was extremely excited to see if I would love them just as much.

Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set Review

What makes oval brushes so popular is that they come with ergonomic handles making it easier to apply your foundation, as well as denser, more close-set bristles so your makeup applies more evenly and you use less of it. Avon‘s new Oval Makeup Brush Set offers exactly that with its set of three synthetic brushes that give you everything you need to complete a full face of makeup. It includes a Big Oval Brush, which works for applying foundation, blush, bronzing and setting powders, a Linear Brush, which works for applying concealer, eyeshadow, brow setting powders as well as setting your makeup around the creases around your nose and eyes, and a Small Circle Brush, which works for applying lipstick and eyeshadow, as well as applying concealer under your eyes and in the inner eye corners. For cleaning, all you need to do is wash them with a mild soapy water and they’ll be ready for the next round of beautification.

Price: $50 for the set / Available now at Avon.ca

Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set Review

My Thoughts:

I love oval brushes because of their density and how you can get a pretty smooth application out of pretty much every brush. First things first, I love the Big Oval Brush! It’s easy to maneuver around your face for a full coverage, smooth look with your foundations and powders. I really like the Small Circle Brush for applying eyeshadow into my crease and cleaning up the outer edges of my eyeshadow with concealer. The Linear Brush was a little more difficult to use for multiple purposes but I do like it for contouring my nose and adding brow powder to my eyebrows. The brushes themselves are flexible but durable and easy to move and bend around without feeling like you’re going to break them and feel really soft and luxurious. The only downside with this set is that it’s a bit limiting. I would’ve liked to see a smaller version of the Big Oval Brush in there (and several others for that matter) as well because it would be perfect for applying concealer because the Small Circle Brush felt like it was poking my under eye area and it would be best to use something more flat so it easily glides around and feels comfortable. The price of this set is a little steep considering you only get three brushes, but seeing as oval brushes are usually, on average, a little more expensive than regular brushes, you might be interested in this set, especially if you’re a loyal Avon fan. I really hope they expand on their oval brushes and offer them for a good deal!

What do you think of the Avon Oval Makeup Brush Set? Have you tried out oval brushes before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

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Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

There are some weeks that just fly by so quickly and others, like this one, that seem to drag on ever so slowly. When a week like this comes along, I will usually plan a pampering session for the weekend to treat myself and get ready for a new and (hopefully) faster week. There are a few weekend pampering essentials from Avon that I’ve been loving lately that you should consider treating yourself with after a long week.

Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

  • Skin So Soft Original Body Oil ($12.99 / 739 ml): First things first with any pampering session, I like to get started with a luxurious bath where I bust out a beautifully scented bath oil. The Skin So Soft Original Body Oil is infused with jojoba seed oil and has an uplifting botanical and herbal fragrance. It locks moisture into your skin, making you feel soft and smooth. Plus, the bottle is a jumbo size, which means it will last forever and the bottle itself has a pretty, limited edition floral design. This is the perfect way to get yourself relaxed and in the pampering mood.

Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

  • Anew Sheet Mask Collection ($24.99 ea. for a set of 4): After sudsing it up in the bath, I like popping on a luxurious sheet mask. The new Anew Sheet Mask Collection offers masks for brightening as well as firming your skin. The Brightening masks will leave your skin looking radiant, refreshed and instantly hydrated thanks to the continuous release of white pearl essence because of its ability to brighten your skin for immediate benefits. The Firming masks contain royal jelly essence, as well as water and other previous nutrients that work together to firm, tone, lift and hydrate your skin immediately. All it takes is 15 – 20 minutes for either mask and you’re on your way to brighter and/or firmer skin!

Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

  • Be Inspired 5 Piece Essential Kit ($9.99): The weekend is the perfect time to give your nails the love that they need and with the Be Inspired 5 Piece Essential Kit, I’ve got everything I need to prep my nails for some fun colour. The set comes with a floral designed cuticle clipper, nail clipper, nail file, scissors, and a cuticle pusher, which all come in an adorable floral compact case that says “smile, you’re gorgeous” on it. The beautiful floral designs are an immediate mood booster and I always grab for this set instead of my bland and boring silver nail tools.
  • True Color Cuticle Conditioner & True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel ($8.00 ea. / 12 ml): After all of the nail prepping work is done, I will add a drop of the True Color Cuticle Conditioner to my cuticles and rub it into my hands as well. Its got vitamin E and evening primrose seed extract which helps absorbs quickly and makes your nails look instantly more healthy. Then once that’s taken care of, I’ll put on any of the new True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel polishes seen scattered around in the photos. The polishes offer up to 12 days of lasting colour with high shine that is resistant to nicks and they increase your nail strength by 80%. They also come in tons of fun colours to compliment everyone’s mood.

Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon

  • True Color Perfect Eyebrow Styling Duo ($6.99 / 2.3 g) & Silicone Grip Tweezer with Brow Brush ($10) : I love playing with my brows and making them look much more fuller than they really are. First, I always clean up my brows and the Silicone Grip Tweezer with Brow Brush is the cutest, ergonomically friendly tool to do the job. The removable silicone grip cover comes with a brow brush that will let you move around your brow hair so you can create the perfect arch with the stainless steel tweezers without going overboard. After tweezing is done, the True Color Perfect Eyebrow Styling Duo is a great duo to use to create a natural looking brow. They come in four shades: Auburn, Blonde, Deep Brown & Soft Brown. And aside from the colours, they also come with a setting wax and mini dual-ended angel brush.
  • True Color Fiber Full Eyebrow Gel ($6.99 / 1.5 g): I like sealing my brows off with a coloured gel that keeps them in place and also adds a touch of colour. The True Color Fiber Full Eyebrow Gel fills, defines and shapes your brows when the fiber gel twists up into the middle of the circle of bristles. The applicator lets you blend it in seamlessly for long lasting results with its Light Brown and Dark brown colour options.

After all of these steps have been completed, I like to chill and veg out while watching Riverdale (one of my new favourite shows!), Schitt’s Creek or one of the other hundreds of shows I’ve currently got on rotation.

What do you think of my Weekend Pampering Essentials from Avon? Have you tried out any of these products?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Avon Nutra Effects Night Creams

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Avon Nutra Effects Night Creams Review

One of the things I really enjoy about skincare these days is that we’re discovering more and more special ingredients to help boost and rejuvenate our skin. It’s especially nice when those ingredients can be found in nature. Avon has recently come out with Nutra Effects, a wide range of creams that are packed with chia seeds, nature’s health boosting powerhouse.

Avon Nutra Effects Night Creams Review

Among the Nutra Effects Active Seed Complex line are the Radiance Night Cream and Ageless Night Cream, which are two of four night creams available within the collection that holds several different creams for many different skin concerns. Chia seeds are known to hold 12x its weight in moisture and it provides 48 hours of moisturization so the skin will look and feel and look much softer and smoother. The Radiance Night Cream is not only made with chia seeds but also bird of paradise seeds which helps fix dullness and uneven skin tone. In as little as two weeks, the cream helps improve the look of discoloration to give your skin a more radiant, clearer look.

Price: $16.49 / 50ml / Available now at Avon

Ingredients: WATER/EAU, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, GLYCERIN, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, DILAURYL THIODIPROPIONATE, PETROLATUM, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, POUZOLZIA PENTANDRA EXTRACT, ORYZANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, CARBOMER, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONOL, PANTHENOL, STRELITZIA NICOLAI SEED ARIL EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, DISODIUM EDTA, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA.

The Ageless Night Cream was made for the first signs of aging. The cream is made with pomegranate extract, which is an antioxidant that helps soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It restores the look of the skin’s youthful fullness in just two weeks. Both the Radiance and Ageless creams work well on sensitive skin, are hypo-allergenic and paraben-free, as well as dye-free.

Price: $16.49 / 50ml / Available now at Avon

Ingredients: WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, DIMETHICONE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, ISOHEXADECANE, THIODIPROPIONIC ACID, HYDROLYZED HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS EXTRACT, SESBANIA GRANDIFLORA FLOWER EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, POUZOLZIA PENTANDRA EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PETROLATUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SILICA, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYSORBATE 60, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONOL, PANTHENOL, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL.

Avon Nutra Effects Night Creams Review

From L-R: Radiance Night Cream & Ageless Night Cream

My Thoughts:

I really like the plant based ingredients that have been put into these creams and yet they feel as silky and beautifully fragrant as any other Avon face cream I’ve tried. The Radiance night cream is pretty lightweight compared to the Ageless night cream which is thicker and nice to wear when I need something heavier. I’ve been using them in rotation and I really like the benefits I get from both. The winter weather has been making my skin feel drier and duller and using both creams has helped tackle those problems. My skin feels a lot smoother, softer and much more radiant than before. I’m looking forward to seeing how my skin looks in the weeks to come.

What do you think of the Avon Nutra Effects Night Creams? Have you looked into any of the products from the new Nutra Effects line?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.