Thursday, April 11, 2013

Avon Petal Impressions Swatches, Review, and Giveaway


Even though it's raining in New York right now, I can finally attest that the temperatures have gone up enough to designate the start of spring.  In celebration, I have the Avon Petal Impressions Spring 2013 Collection, a limited edition set of 6 watercolor pastels.  Very Monet-esque and very shimmery.




Inspired Iris
Very similar to Zoya Julie, this ballerina pink jelly is jam packed with so much silver shimmer it borders on frost...but doesn't quite hit that point.  Instead, I'd classify this as more pearly, with a subtle duochrome quality that shifts this pink into the bluer and more purple tones.  As a shimmery jelly, the formula was a bit watery but workable.  This was 3 coats.
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Painted Peony
This peach jelly with a pool of golden shimmer running through it is my second favorite from the collection.  I have a weakness for peaches and Painted Peony just hits the spot for someone who wants something soft and delicate without having to deal with mannequin hands.  Love, love, love.  Formula was thicker than the other crellies but easy to apply in 3 coats.
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Garden Green
Even though Garden Green falls on the bottom of my favorites from this collection, I still am shocked at how much I actually do like this forest green shimmer creme.  From the bottle, I couldn't understand why this shade of green would be part of a spring collection, but after application, all I thought was that it looked like dew-laced grass.  If a green polish can have me wax poetic, you know it must be nice.  Great formula and 2 coats coverage.
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Sweet Pea Dream
To be honest, I didn't expect to like this one.  In the bottle, Sweet Pea Dream just looked too watery and washed out.  All I could really make out was the shimmer.  But once on, the baby glows.  More opaque than I anticipated, the yellow-leaning creme is a fantastic base for the more opalescent and pearly shimmer in this polish.  To be on the safe side of opacity, I used 3 coats.
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Forget Me Not Blue
I adore blue polish and the richness of Forget Me Not Blue has completely won me over.  Primary royal blue, this shimmer creme is subtle but still packs that glossy, glistening punch I hope for in a polish.  Application was fantastic and this only needed 2 coats.
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Blue Water Lilies
My favorite from this collection!  A stunning sky blue, Blue Water Lilies has the same amazing gold shimmer the entire collection shares.  While very similar in tone to Nicole by OPI Nothing Kim-pares to Blue, the golden shimmer is enough to get them both (in my quite biased opinion -- I go gaga for these shades).  This was 2 coats and was probably the best application-wise.

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To order this product, or any other Avon item, please visit my Avon rep, Adelina Mercado's, page by clicking here.  Please note that Adelina is also quite the polishaholic herself and has a blog dedicated to selling and swapping.  Check both out for a reliable and trustworthy swap partner!

But there's more ladies!

Adelina has generously offered to send one lucky girl the entire Petal Impressions collection!  Yes, you read correctly, you can win all six of these beauties by entering the Rafflecopter widget below.



Sorry international ladies!  But this giveaway is for the US only.



29 comments :

  1. omg. these look beautiful! Good luck everyone.

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  2. This is a gorgeous collection, so many pretty colors!

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  3. What a beautiful collection. The green one is my favorite.

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  4. Love the pink, blues and green. Great colors!

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  5. Amanda, these are beautiful! I literally dropped my jaw at Blue Water Lilies, and that shimmer in Inspired Iris?! I die. Actually, the shimmer in all of these is just amazing.

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  6. I like the painted peony the best but they all are beautiful!

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  7. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway, Amanda (and Adelina)! These are all beauties with amazing shimmer!

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  8. Awesome! I love the Avon polishes I have. I think I need Sweet Pea Dream. Its so unexpected based on the bottle.

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  9. Blue Water Lilies is breathtaking. And the shimmer. Oh, the shimmer!

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  10. It's really quite pretty. But I love peach so I'm biased.

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  11. You're welcome and thank you!

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  12. Your favorite color is my favorite color too!

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  13. I've wondered what Avon's polishes are like. I haven't seen many bloggers use them, so I'm glad you got the chance. I love Inspired Iris, so pretty.

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  14. They are all so pretty. I think inspired iris is my fave. Love the cute names they have

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  15. Agreed! They really are quite cute!

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  16. They're a very unnecessarily underused brand.

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  17. Beautiful! Thanks for having the giveaway <3

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  18. My pleasure but it's all Adelina :)

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