Monday, April 13, 2009

AVON-Spotlight Review and Giveaway




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Giveaway is US only, will be shipped via ground (may take a little longer) due to the fact that it is perfume! Sorry, that's the Post Office for ya!

I have always worn Avon perfumes. I still have a bottle of Undeniable for Women and I have been missing my Millenia since it ran out last year. Hubby found his favorite cologne... Intrigue and they discontinued it. I guess that is one thing that upsets me-the fact that you find a favorite cologne or perfume, it will hang around a bit, and then it is gone. Only to be sold on Ebay for big bucks later on, lol.

So when I had the opportunity to purchase a couple of these new Spotlight perfumes I figured I'd get one for myself and an extra for a giveaway. The first thing I noticed was the bottle-Avon used to have some awesome decanters back in the day that are now collectibles, so while they aren't using those anymore I liked the look of this bottle. It's classy-and would be perfect on a dresser, in a medicine cabinet, on your dressing table, or wherever you keep your fragrances because it would fit in with any of these surroundings quite well. The bottle has a neat design as well, and that keeps it from looking plain or cheap.

After spraying some of the scent on my wrist and letting it dry a bit, I checked out the scent. My first thought was almost a woodsy scent-that is what stands out more than anything. It does say it has florals and citrus as well, but I really couldn't smell those at all. Just a soft, woodsy scent-pleasant, but not overpowering. Because this is Eau de Toilette spray, the scent lasts a little while-but you may have to refreshen it later in the day, since it is not as strong as pure perfume. I put mine on in the morning around 7, and noticed most of the scent had faded by a little after lunchtime. When I used to wear my Avon scents, I always got the purse sized bottle as well, for a quick freshen up spritz later in the day.

Anyways, at $22.50 (and cheaper when on sale!) it is not a bad deal. The bottle I got for myself I am sending to my sister in law in Guatemala. I kind of got her addicted to Avon perfumes/scents when I was selling Avon years ago-and it is very expensive for her to buy over there. Her birthday is coming up in June, and I know a nice Avon gift package will make her happy. Now to make YOU happy:

I am giving away the second bottle of Avon Spotlight. US only please. Please leave an email in your comment or in your profile so that I can contact you! Giveaway starts today 4/5/09 and ends next week 4/12/09 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be selected via Random.org.

For first REQUIRED entry: tell me your favorite fragrance, and/or where you keep your fragrances in your home. For me, it can be on my dresser, my walk in closet shelves, or even the medicine cabinet or bathroom shelf!

EXTRA ENTRIES (with separate comments for EACH thing you do)

1. Follow my blog. (current followers count too, just tell me!)
2. Follow me on Twitter & tweet about this giveaway, & put link in comment.
3. Tell me your favorite Avon product, past or present.
4. If you blog about this giveaway, it's FIVE extra entries-leave 5 comments.

So, you have a chance for NINE entries if you do everything above. Good luck!

44 comments:

Leslie said...

My favorite fragrance is Philosophy Pure Grace. I LOVE IT, and I keep it on my Jewelry Box!
Leslie
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Leslie said...

I'm a follower!!!
Leslie
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Leslie said...

LeslieVeg is following you on twitter and left a tweet
http://tinyurl.com/czhtpc

Leslie
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Leslie said...

My favorite Avon product was always Sweet Honesty, back in the day!!!!
Leslie
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http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Carolyn G said...

I have Bath & body Works Vanilla perfume.

hondaray6 said...

My favorite is Lady Stetson and I hate musks! Everytime I encounter any of those I cough my darn head off! But I love Avon and haven't had any for years! Throw me in the hat Michele! Thanks

hondaray6 said...

I follow your blog! See me smiling?

hondaray6 said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/1464554870

hondaray6 said...

My favorite Avon scent was Wild Country aftershave my DH used to wear. It was funny cause I ended up working at a textile plant in CT that made a fake cowhide that Avon lined their gift boxes with! Little job security there!

hondaray6 said...

I've got your blog right here for 5 extra entries! You know how I like those extras! LOL
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Anonymous said...

My favorite is Ciara, it's in a bathroom drawer. I could use a new flavor in my life. Thanks Michele
Marcy
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exotic1 said...

My all time favorite perfume is from Avon and the name of it was Zany.However they stopped selling that fragrance over 20 years ago so now I search ebay for it. Sound familiar as you do the same lol
I have only 2 very small bottles. One in my bathroom and another in my jewelry amour. Thanks for sharing. The scent sounds like something I might like since I'm a woodsy kind of girl lol

exotic1 said...

You ever feel like your being followed ,,,,you should because I'm following your blog lol
Thanks Again

exotic1 said...

I tweeted at twitter about this wonderful giveaway
http://twitter.com/exotic1/status/1466686930
exotic1

exotic1 said...

I've been blogging about this giveaway ~! Thanks for Sharing~!

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Deanna said...

My favorite fragrance is Delices de Cartier. It smells amazing!

Deanna said...

My favorite Avon products is the Skin so soft body lotion!

Wanda said...

My favorite perfume is Clinique Happy! Oh how yummy it is.
I love Avon products.

Jinxy and Me said...

My favorite scent is J'adore by Dior. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

Jinxy and Me said...

I tweeted about your giveaway (@ThriftyJinxy)

Melissa said...

My favorite is Fire and Ice, but I like Avon's Haiku (if I spelled that right) I used to sell back in the day too!

Melissa said...

Oops, I got so carried away in the first comment, I forgot to tell you I keep them on my dresser or in the medicine cabinet.

I follow your blog now.

Melissa said...

I love the Avon Bubble bath. There's a lipstick I really liked too, but I forget what it's called, kind of like a gloss in a long tube.

Oh, and my email is in my blogger profile.

wendy said...

I keep mine in the bathroom medicine chest.

madamerkf at aol dot com

JamericanSpice said...

My favorite scent is Glo by JLO and I keep it in my bathroom to use as I get dressed.

janetfaye said...

Issey Miyake is my favorite.


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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog.

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janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter and I sent a tweet:
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janetfaye said...

My favorite is Avon GLAZEWEAR Liquid Lip Color in Rosebud.

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eula_w said...

Hope there's another giveaway from Avon perfume in this blog too. I love sweet honesty perfumes, it's my favorite scent from Avon! :)

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