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It’s the (old) new fragrance- Avon’s Sweet Honesty

*I bought this with my own money because I’m a real person and can relate to you.  Please be wary of people who only review or speak about products that they receive for free!*

I’m going to ask everyone a question.  What was your favorite scent growing up? I mean your favorite….not necessarily one that you went through phases with. I mean THE fragrance.


Items I’m thinking about from the Avon Catalog-Campaign 23 & 24 (just a sneak peek of 24)

*no one paid me to say anything about this and I haven’t bought these items-yet. If I do, it will be with my own funds*

I go back and forth with my feelings about Avon….in today’s ‘now’ generation, it’s not exactly convenient to wait for things. That sounds entitled because it is. Maybe I should be ashamed of myself-and maybe I am. Regardless, there are some things that Avon just does well. My local representative dropped off the latest campaign (and I took a sneak peek of the next one) and as I thumb through, here are some items I am keeping my eye on.


#Influenster Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum-gift idea!


I remember getting this perfume waaaaaaaayyyyyy back when Eaton Centre had a Juicy Couture store.  That’s a significant amount of time ago-and I haven’t seen anyone wearing the Juicy Couture tracksuit of yesteryear (that may be a good thing).  A big thanks to Influenster for sending me the Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum.


Oh, how clean it is….my hair of course. COLab sheer invisible dry shampoo

Dry shampoo-I’m a fan.  You should know that if you’ve read my blog even for a little while or watched me on YouTube or read my Facebook status or Twitter timeline-did I mention Instagram?  Since I wash my hair no more than 3 times a week, dry shampoo is a staple (especially for the top of my head and front).


So I was delighted to try COLab sheer invisible dry shampoo and I’m still delighted 2 weeks later.

About the brand:

COLAB™’s signature range of ready-to-wear dry shampoos help keep hair feeling clean for longer, feature a revolutionary weightless, invisible formula & leave a fabulous veil of fashion fragrance. They’re perfect for all hair types that need an instant boost.

There are 5 different ‘fragrances’ of this dry shampoo:




New York



Love, love, love this.  No white cast, beautiful fragrance, and a great formula.  I’m all for this product and if you’re a dry shampoo lover, I’d recommend you give this one a try!

Find COLab:

on the web

on Facebook

on Twitter


Oh how sweet-I love Raspberry & Blackberry refreshing body spritzer


I’ve been enjoying this super fruity spritz lately….it reminds me of what a fantastic fruit punch should taste like and that’s saying a lot for a fragrance!

I Love is a bath, body and beauty brand that lovingly creates the most gorgeous, deliciously scented products in the World.  All our products are bursting full of ideas, inspiration and happiness. They are fun and sensuous and all encapsulate the most memorable, delicious and delectable scents that magically transport the user to a different place, evoking powerful memories and injecting a little piece of happiness into our customers lives.

Whoo-some strong claims up above, don’t you think?  I will say that this fragrance is absolutely delicious! I enjoy wearing it mid-afternoon when I need a little boost or after a workout/post shower.  It’s a great size too…..fits right in my purse!  It’s light enough to spray generously and doesn’t ‘hang’ in the air.

If you are a fan of body sprays, definitely give I love…. products a try.  Find them:

on the web

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on facebook

Yes to Yardley-this ain’t your granny’s lavender….

I received these products for review.

When I think Yardley, I think bath time.  I also think of my grandmother and her bottle of Yardley that sat on her countertop in the bathroom.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about these 2 products-English lavender? All I could think of was ladies in hats and pastel skirt suits and sandals.  And the lotion? I was certain it would be some runny, thin consistency that would have my elbows dry in an hour.

Here’s what Yardley says about the eau de toilette (I hardly ever wear EDT as it evaporates quickly on me!):

Our signature fragrance combines lavender leaves, neroli and clary sage with a heart of lavender oil and geranium, with deeper notes of sandalwood and tonka bean.


And the body lotion, you say?

A light and easily absorbed lotion that leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and delicately fragranced.


My thoughts:

Firstly, I absolutely LOVE these 2 products-and seeing the ingredients (and knowing they are blends) made me VERY VERY happy.  I layered them together when I wore them. The lotion was the biggest shocker….it was thick and soft, but absorbed quickly.  The scent has great staying power-I can still smell it on my wrist after a full 8 hours.

Should you buy it?

If you like lavender and earthy, crisp blends, then absolutely!  My only ‘complaint’ is that the lotion should come in a bigger size.  I used this product for 3 weeks and I’m practically out of lotion! I would prefer a tub or just larger bottle.


Thierry Mugler, Les Exceptions….this is not your average Mugler

I received these products for review (they were sample sizes)

I own almost all Thierry Mugler fragrances (with the exception of these perfumes, which are new and Alien Extraordinaire, which is also fairly new).  I like and appreciate Angel, Alien, Womanity and all of their versions-Aqua Chic, perfume AND leather versions.

When I received these, they are samples, so I didn’t have any idea of what they actually looked like in the bottle until I opened the accompanying material.  I have to say I was quite surprised.  Upon first glance, these bottles do not remind me of what I know to be Thierry Mugler.  Not at all.


Here’s what Thierry Mugler says about the Les Exceptions fragrances:

 “Daring, breathtaking, addictive, noble…a new dimension in the fragrance universe, a set of Designer Perfumes. A collection of unique creations and original alchemies, crafted around the major themes of traditional perfumery.  Enveloping and sensual eaux de parfumes crated in a couture spirit to wear right against your skin, like scented fabrics.  An invitation to dress in a perfumed sheath.”

There are 5 fragrances in this collection:

1.  Chyprissime:  based on a traditional blend of bergamot orange, oak moss, cistus labdanum and patchouli accented by pear

2. Supra Floral: richly-faceted flower, velvety, green and crisp, fiery incense.

3. Fougere Furieuse: aromatic, woody notes with geranium, oak moss, bergamot and coumarin, neroli and amber

4. Over the Musk: musk, ambrette seeds (from the hibiscus)

5. Oriental Express: Balms, resins, vanilla, powdere effecs, carrot, seed and woods

Results and my thoughts:

I got about 4 uses out of each sample vial (there were 5 sample vials), which isn’t terrible.  I would’ve preferred to have received 1 or 2 deluxe samples or 1 full size sample, but I’m fairly certain of why I did not and that is because these fragrances are an experience. Buying them is part of the experience.  Mugler is customizing the experience by first allowing the scent to be harvested via paper cone. Apparently these fragrances are bottled on site at the ‘Source Bar.’  This isn’t something ordered online at the moment.  The bottle IS refillable, something I have always loved about Mugler.

Do I have a favorite?  Surprisingly, not really. There were some I liked better than others but I really enjoyed all 5 of the scents for different reasons.  I feel that they all are versatile and that you may not like just one of them.  They are modern twists on other favorites of mine, and I’m sure others would say the same. Some of my more ‘classic’ fragrances are reminiscent in the Les Exceptions.

Les Exceptions is available exclusively at the Bay and retail for $185.00 CAD