Would You Order From Avon?

When you think of Avon, you might think of the catalogues sent from door to door, with parties in your living room filled with your mums friends. There is actually a lot more to Avon. Did you know it was one of the first beauty brands to not test on animals? They currently have a new make up brand called Mark, designed for make up lovers to make their “mark”. In America, the brands ambassador is Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars.

I get a few bits from Avon occasionally as a gift as my boyfriends aunty is an Avon representative (yes, they do still exist). However, I have never sat down and made an order myself.

There is a lot more available on the site when you find your local representative. If you go to the top of the website, you can click “find your representative”. You can add your postcode and see the nearest representative to you. When you can find one near you, click the option “shop with me” and it allows you to continue looking online.

I picked up the Skin So Soft dry oil as I get bad insect bites and it works well as a repellent. I then went for the Extralasting Inks cream eye shadow in taupe, the Perfect Brow Kit, a Big Colour Eye Pencil in Flipping Out Pink and the Magix Prep & Set Spray.

The Perfect Brow Kit has an eyebrow powder and clear wax. I have used it over the last couple of days and really enjoyed how natural it looks as well as sculpting my brow. I have been using the Prep & Set spray before and after doing my make up and it has kept my make up intact. The colours for the eye pencil and cream eyeshadow are great but I am yet to try them out properly.

There is always stuff on offer on the Avon site. You might have thought all of those things added up but it only came to £19.99! Yes! You’ll be able to get your order sent directly to your house or wait for your representative to deliver it to you.

Pixi + Caroline Hirons – Double Cleanse

I have had so many cleansers and creams to take my make up off in the past. Miscellar water or gel from Garnier was what I used the most as well as the dreaded make up wipe. I never found anything that managed to take full coverage make up off fully. I wanted something that could become a great addition to my skincare routine.

I use Pixi Glow Tonic on days my face needs brightening but i hadn’t looked at the other skincare until the Pixi Pretties collection came out. I am a follower of Caroline Hirons blog and Instagram and was so intrigued to try the Double Cleanse.
It comes in a huge circular pot that is sectioned into two halves – cleansing balm on the one side and cream on the other. I use a small amount of the balm and work it into my skin slightly with my hands. I then get the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge, dampen it and rub the balm into my skin. The difference is incredible. It feels like it melts my make up off. I then do the same when adding a small amount of cream. The cream takes any of the excess make up left on my face.

I am honestly so impressed with the Double Cleanse. I recently had an allergic reaction to a new setting spray so I wanted to take make up off as soon as I got home from work. It was a nice way to Cleanse and I am still taking off my make up as soon as I get home as it’s made my skin feel vibrant, clean and soft.
On a side note, I highly recommend using the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge. It’s great to use when cleansing and it’s really easy to clean and squeeze all of the make up out of it after each time you use it.
I’d really recommend the Double Cleanse as it’s made it a joy to do the boring task of taking my make up off.

Trying Something New – Dorco Eve

It’s always nice when it’s a good post day! I got some Dorco Eve razors sent over to me in the post and couldn’t wait to try them out!

Like any typical girl I get a little complacent with leg shaving when the weather is freezing. It is not something that will happen with every shower unless you might be single and off out – there’s always a potential of pulling! Most girls like me might even do the “ankle shave” if you know the bottom end of your leg would be out.

I am a complete slave to Gilette Venus razors. I am pretty sure I have been using them ever since I started shaving as a teenager. When I have bought cheaper ones they have never compared and left me with many more nips and cuts.
The first thing I liked about the Eve was that it was a standard razor. I have tried all of the razors with balms around the side of the blade and due to my sensitive skin, I have come up a little blotchy. There is Aloe Vera but I have discovered that is extremely soothing for sensitive skin (I always opt for Lush products with it in).

When you shave with a Venus razor you feel like it slides across your skin. This is great but you can sometimes not catch all the hairs you want. Eve razors feel a little sharper, which startled me at first as I was worried I might cut myself. However, I then found it quite reassuring as when I checked, it caught a lot more hairs as well as gliding across my skin. The result was incredibly smooth.

I never thought I would say this but I think I might be converted! If you want to get your hands on an Eve razor then you can buy one here.

This is a collaborative post.