Monday, June 6, 2011

Avon ANEW Rejuvenate Cleanser and CCO Haul

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. It ends this coming Sunday, June 12, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

Avon had a giveaway several months ago and I entered. I forgot all about it until I received a package at home.
It came with the whole set of ANEW Rejuvenate cleanser, day cream, night cream, and eye moisturizer. I ended up giving two of them away, day cream and eye moisturizer, to a friend because it had avobenzone and oxybenzone as one of the active ingredients. I'm allergic to those chemicals. I kept the cleanser and night cream. I will review the cleanser this time around.
Product Review: ANEW Rejuvenate Revitalizing 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser

Where can you purchase this: Avon representative or online at
Price: $12 for 4.2 fl. oz.

Made in USA

Description on the website: Deep cleanses and tones. Visibly reduces signs of aging. Innovative 2-in-1 gel formula deep-cleans and tones, as it rejuvenates fatigued-looking skin. Formulated with a fusion of pioneering technologies -- Exfo-Smoothing Complex, MiniExtraction Technology and RevitaFresh Technology -- inspired by a professional anti-aging facial. Instantly, leaves skin looking and feeling clean, toned, and refreshed. With continued use, improves skin texture and makes pores look tighter. Visibly reduces lines and other signs of aging to reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Oil-free. Dermatologist-tested. Allergy-tested.
My thoughts: Usually I'm really excited to try products, but I wasn't this time around. The reason behind it is because my experiences with Avon. I haven't had bad experiences, but I haven't had blown out spectacular experience. I just think Avon is average. When they had this giveaway, I just thought it wouldn't hurt to enter and try. Who knows this might blow me away! ;)

When I read the description on the back, it said "massage over skin until beads dissolve." How exciting, it has beads! Yes, I'm that simple of a person who gets excited about littlest things. :P The first time I used it there were no beads. The second time I got two beads... wheee~ Third time one beads. You can see the trend I hope. There aren't that many beads. The most I got were two unless you squeeze out a lot of cleanser hoping for the beads. :P
Here's a picture of the amount I would use to cleanse my face. I hope you can see the one, blue bead. It's on the bottom right. No matter how much I play with the bead/s, it doesn't dissolve. It's solid as a rock for me unless I'm doing something wrong. :/ Other than that, the only thing I give credit is the color. It's blue!!! :)

Enough about the bead and now about the product, I'm not too keen on this. I tried this for a week and my skin dried out. I thought it dried out because of the different skincare products I was using. For that reason, I stopped using this for couple of weeks and then went back. It dried my skin again. My skin felt so tight and dehydrated after using this. I would apply night cream afterwards and it still made my skin feel tight. I gave up and realized it's not for dry skin people. I think it might be good for oily skin people. :)

I don't know if it does what it claims, reduces signs of aging, since I wasn't able to use it long enough. It might actually who knows. It's just not for me. ;)

* 2-in-1 product; cleans and tones.
* Comes with blue beads.
* For oily skin people.

* There aren't much beads. You will get one or two each use if lucky.
* Blue beads does not dissolve.
* Strong scent I cannot distinguish. It kind of smells flowery.
* Definitely not for dry skin people.
* Dried my skin.
* Felt tight.

Would I repurchase: No!
Rating:  1/5 Tobey's Paws

On Memorial Day, I visited a CCO and hauled some stuff. :) Here's what I got...
I got Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, MAC eyeshadow, and lipgloss.

I'll first talk about MAC.
I got CremeSheen Glass in On The Scene. This is my third CremeSheen and for some reason, I love this formula. They're not glittery, metallic, and so on. It's just a simple one color gloss. :) The first CremeSheen I got is Petite Indulgence. It's a lovely, hot pink color. The second CremeSheen is Melt In Your Mouth. It's a lighter coral pink color. Now I have a peachy colored one. :)
Here's a swatch of On The Scene. Such a gorgeous peachy color lipgloss. :)
Here's how the lipgloss looks on me. I think it'll look great alone and on top of a nice lipstick.
The second thing I got is MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Illusionary Burning Ambition. When I first saw this at the MAC store, I wanted it. I just couldn't afford it at the time. It's great that I was able to see at the CCO. It was meant to be mine! :)
I could hear a lot of people say it's typical Aly color. Yes, I know. :P That's why I love it and know it'll get good use. ;)

The last thing I'm going to mention is my very first Bobbi Brown eyeshadow. I'm so excited!
I got Sparkle Eye Shadow in #18 Black Velvet.
It's a black base with purple sparkles. I'm not a purple eyeshadow lover but I thought this was gorgeous. I just hope I can rock it! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for the Avon. I won that from a giveaway. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.


ShinyPrettyThings said...

Oooo I love MAC CremeSheens too!! The Lipglasses are just too sticky for me. Whenever the wind blows, I get a mouthful of hair stuck to my lips -_- hahaha great haul!!

Hope your more frequent use of masks improves your skin!! ^^

mimi said...

ouch for the avon! but good thing you won it in a giveaway (: I'm loving the MAC lipgloss! It would go great with a smokey eye look~

Shang J. said...

Hey! Great blog. I love the way you write your posts. Especially the Tobey's Paws part ;)
I am a new follower. Hope you can check out my blog too.

makeup,hauls, and anything under the sun! said...

wow! MAC's On the scene cremesheen lipgloss looks so pretty on you! I'll keep this on my wishlist! :) awesome haul! :)

Radiant.MakeUp said...

Great post - I love how you mention and review a few products in each post :)
thanks for sharing!! x

Shop N' Chomp said...

Aw sorry to hear the Avon stuff didn't work out. Good thing it was free! ;P <3 your CCO haul. The lippie looks really nice on you. :)

(Thanks for letting me know about the movie!)

ndoodles said...

Wow that Bobbi Brown shadow looks great! And haha yeah, I definitely thought the MAC shadows were very "you" too :P

Fabuless Beauty said...

OOOoo The CremeSheen Glass looks so pretty. Do they still make them in stores?

t said...

That lipgloss looks great!

Janel said...

Nice haul! I love that lip gloss, so pretty!

Wunmi W-A said...

you have great reviewing skills!! loving the blog!!

Roxy said...

nice haul! i love CCO!

Mrs.Zeus said...

Great review!

Ohhh that cremesheen looks very nice on you! I love tperfect pink shade of the On the Scene! I mights just grab one for myself!

Shana Emerson said...

Just wanted to say thanks for including the ingredients on your review. I use this product but the print is so small I absolutely can't read the ingredients on the package. I am pregnant and need to know the ingredients in everything...

Ahleessa said...

No problem! I totally understand the importance in ingredients. I'm allergic to certain active ingredients. For that reason, I try to put it on my blog.

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