August 31, 2011

AVEYOU, Your Unique Beauty Boutique

Welcome To AVEYOU - Your Unique Beauty Boutique! We Hope You Enjoy Your Shopping Experience. 
We at AVEYOU understand that you want the best products for your unique needs, so we have put together the finest and most exclusive beauty and personal care lines at one boutique for you to fully experience and enjoy. Shop with AVEYOU to receive the most attentive and immediate service along with our much desired eco-friendly reusable shopping bag--- free with every order.

I was given the opportunity to test and review some products from this boutique on my blog. I spent countless hours browsing their website - they have such an amazing product selection! I think the site is relatively easy to navigate - you can browse products by type (appliances, hair care, cosmetics, skin care, etc), by brands (they have tons of brands! Smashbox, theBalm, Essie, Fusion Beauty... just to name a few!) or by price, which is my favorite way of shopping.

I placed my order on August 16, it was shipped on August 17 and I received it on August 23 - pretty quick!


My package was delivered by FedEx and everything was packed really tightly inside the box, covered by a thin layer of bubble wrap. No space wasted - I like that!


With every order from AVEYOU, you get a free eco-friendly reusable shopping bag. Included in my package was also a sample of Formula 10 VaRoom Lemon Brite Cuticle Remover and Nail Britener, a coupon for 15% my next order of $75 or more (GIVEME15) and a pink invoice.


Here's what I received:


The perfect dash of gaiety for every young girl. Stylish, lively, inquisitive, ironic and with a distinctive personality, Pink Sugar is a fragrance that evokes sensuality, gentleness and passion. 
A fabulous journey through fairyland, a sensual and joyful party, a vortex of optimism and fresh energy. A return to the pleasures and flavors of childhood. The name itself conjurs up the mouth-watering delights of the tale of Hansel and Gretel, all the sweetness on the tip of your tongue (.....and no horrible witch!) Pink Sugar, with a pinch of irony, is a fragrance for the skin, for the body, for the heart, dedicated to the most lively and joyful of women. By Pink Sugar; made in Italy.


Since I'm a big fan of sweet fragrances, I've always wanted to try this one, even though I've read mixed reviews on it.

When I first spritzed this fragrance on my wrist, I thought it was really sweet and fruity - it reminded me mostly of strawberries. When the top notes fade around 15 minutes later, the sweetness calm down and it smells very much like warm vanilla too me, maybe with a hint of musk and powder. It's still sweet but not too sweet,  and the mix reminds me of cotton candy. I'm not a fan of the dry down though - I don't even know how to describe it. It still smells of warm vanilla overall but there's a persistent smell of something... is it licorice? I don't know, there's a note that bugs me but I love this fragrance overall, it's not overwhelmingly sweet and I think it would make a great everyday perfume.

I personally think the staying power is pretty good, it lasted around six hours on me, even though I took a quick glance at the reviews on MakeupAlley and most people seem to complain about that it doesn't stay on long enough.


This orange glitter is not for the shy. CONTAINS NO DBP, TOLUENE, OR FORMALDEHYDE. Features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush (Patent Pending). Part of the 2010 OPI Burlesque Holiday Collection

OMG! I think I have found a new favorite nail polish! It's so sad that its beauty can't be truly captured on camera but it is simply stunning! Extra-va-vaganza! is described as an orange glitter nail polish but it's not just orange - you can also see green, silver, pink, yellow and even blue in it.


I think the wide flat brush is just perfect - you can almost cover your whole nail with one stroke. I like to apply three coats for the perfect opacity. Also, this nail polish dries really quickly and it lasted almost a week without chip, with a good topcoat.



The TS-2 Cone Style Stick Clipless Curling iron creates tight to loose curls! 
This tapered barrel clipless curling iron creates gorgeous curls that are long lasting and shiny! It's clipless or clampless design won't leave dents or ridges in your hair like traditional curling irons. With the TS-2 Cone Style Stick Clipless Curling iron you can curl your hair from root to tip. Create numerous styles due to it's unique cone-shaped barrel. You can achieve styles ranging from tight ringlet spirals to large curls and waves with one curling iron. 
Features:

  • 18-25mm (3/4-1 inch) tapered barrel
  • Heats up to 410 degrees F
  • Tourmaline coated barrel
  • Ceramic heated core
  • Far-infrared heat
  • 9 foot/360 degree tangle free swivel cord

I kept the best for last! Every since I have seen Alexandra's YouTube video on how she creates gorgeous curls with her Conair Infiniti You Curl, I knew I had to get my hands on a clipless curling iron. Now I can tell you - it really makes all the difference!

The TS-2 Clipless Curling Iron is very easy to use once you get the hang of it and I think it is much easier and quicker than curling your hair with a normal curling iron or even a flat iron. I swear, I was done in a little more than 5 minutes, and it was my first try! Just look at the before and after pictures:

What do you think? Not bad for a first try! And look at how shiny my hair is!

Please excuse the lack of makeup!

I'm seriously impressed! I love how you can easily create tight or loose curls or waves without having to worry about the ridges or dents.

There is only two minor things that could be improved on this iron - there is no variable temperature settings and there is no cool tip to rest your finger while you hold the hair around the barrel.


Be sure to have a look at the vast selection of products on the AVEYOU website and also "like" their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

20 comments:

  1. ohhh I love the nail polish, and your hair looks amazing!

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  2. Haha I have on eyeshadows and bronzers before but never ever a blush ^^

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  3. Your hair looks lovely curled!

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  4. Gaby your looks beautiful!!!! And that nail polish is gltter-tastic!! Love it!

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  5. Hi Gaby! Ooo you're very lucky to get a conical wand! I have seen a lot of them in tutorials and the spirals look gorgeous on you :) That sounds very fast to do your hair (just 5 minutes?!). It takes me longer to do my hair with a curling iron, but the thing I like about a curling iron is that the barrel can be much bigger than a conical wand to produce the big bouncy waves I love. I have tried to use a hair straightener to curl my hair but it's never worked! So I give up LOL
    I LOVE your OPI Extra-va-vaganza nail polish. The multi colour glitter reminds me of some of my Steve Madden multi glitter heels :)
    You know, fragrance is really so subjective. I really don't like the Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume - I have tried it before at Sephora. But I know you don't like the Womanity perfume that I am in love with hehe So it's really just preference....you got a lot of lovely gifts from AVEYOU ;)

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  6. Les fers comme ça c'est MALADE!!! :) pour vrai moi plus jamais je vais m'en racheter un avec un ''clanche''.

    & Pour répondre à tes question, le rouge à lèvres High Tea je ne peux pas vraiment te dire s'il ressemble à Shy Girl puisque je ne l'ai pas. Et tu as dis qu'il ne serait peut-être pas très joli sur pour ton tient mais pour vrai, il ne fait pas brun du tout, c'est comme un ''My lips but better''! :) Et les blush ''chalky'' moi j'ai rarement ce problème car j'ai la peau grasse! :P Alors c'est comme si ça absorbait un peu le surplus de poudre au courant de la journée. Tu peux essayer de le mettre par dessus un blush en crème, genre juste un petit peu, j'suis certaine que ça ferait plus naturel! :)

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  7. @Karen Law : Hi Karen! Yes, 5 minutes! You can imagine my surprise! Maybe that's because I personally don't like the look of perfect curls and I usually go for a more messy look. I find this iron heats up pretty quickly too and I didn't need to hold my hair around the barrel for a long time to achieve the curls I had in time. As you can see in the pictures, I opted for a more beachy waves. I think this type of curling iron requires some getting used to at first but once you get the hang of it, it's really easier to maneuver than curling iron with clamp.

    As for Aquolina Pink Sugar, well I wouldn't say I'm in love with it (I was expecting it to be a lot sweeter and gourmand), but I do like it. I'm afraid I will get bored of it though because of the persistant licorice smell. I'll see!

    @Alex-Fashion-Beauty: C'est à cause de toi que j'ai voulu en tester un fer comme ça, et je ne le regrette vraiment pas! C'est vraiment plus facile à manoeuvrer qu'un fer avec une clanche je trouve, et tellement plus rapide!

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  8. Wow, pretty curls indeed!

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  9. Oh my gosh. I think I need that clipless conical iron! I've been looking for a good one as I can't seem to find mine (I moved recently so I may have lost it during the move) but that one looks better than the one I had been using. *want want want*

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  10. Love your hair, it looks very pretty! :)

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  11. great picks, gaby! i love how conical curling iron styled your hair. that reminds me, i should use mine more often :p.

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  12. ahh your hair looks soo cute! And definately shiny!

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  13. 5 minutes seriously!? How thick is your hair? That's so quick I want one now!!! I agree there should be a cool tip, did you have to wear the glove?
    Ooo the pink sugar sounds sooo good :) I will have to smell it next time I see it!

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  14. @Mandy: If you are on a tighter budget (like me), I've been hearing great things about the Conair Infiniti You Curl and it's only about $30 (:

    @TaYgAn : Hmmm I'm not sure, but the hairdresser I used to go to (I don't go to hairdressers anymore since I cut my own hair) always said I didn't have lots of hair, but it was thick. Strange, I know! I think maybe it was very qucik because I wasn't aiming for perfect curls but more for a beachy waves look. Yes I wore the glove although I don't think it's necessary once you get the hang of things.

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  15. That polish is crazy...all I can think about thou is how hard it would be to get off! I think you did a great job with the clipless iron, I haven't tried one yet but I want to..

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  16. I haven't curled my hair since... who knows?! I really wanna try one of those clipless curling irons though :D and I remember checking out that perfume at Sephora, not a big fan of it but I guess I'm really picky when it comes to fragrances since they make my head hurt lol.

    Yenno, I really can't afford half the stuff I buy either -__-" but I just can't resist! haha XD

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  17. ooh i love that curling iron! i almost bought a clamp-less kind like that but decided to get the kind with the clamp since i figured I could just wrap my hair around it too if i wanted too. Your hair looks so healthy and shinny! mine definitely doesn't give those results hehe.

    Xo

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  18. @Tracy D : YEs glitter nail polish are a pain to remove! I actually just bit this one off... I know I'm bad! =P

    @MaviDeniz: I thought about doing that thought and simply remove the clamp but I don't know, I really wanted to know what the hype was all about!

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  19. Mmmmm I love Pink Sugar! One of my favourites :) Your hair looks gorgeous!

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