~*~*~ Avon Arabian Glow Gift Set ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
During the festive period Avon introduce gift sets of the more popular products (or so it seems to me) and this is one of the sets they have every year. This is the Arabian Glow gift set. For those unaware the Arabian Glow range consists of bronzing products and make up to go with the look. The range has been available for quite some time now, for as long as I have been having Avon products this range has been available.
~ The Gift Set ~
The photo at the top of the Dooyoo page is of the old set. The new set comprises of -
A 22g pot of bronzing pearls in Warm
An 8ml tube of lip gloss in Pink Sunset
A dusting brush
It all comes presented in an attractive card box with a clear window on the front allowing you to see the products arranged in the gold tray inside.
The set has a usual retail price of £20.00 but it is currently on offer for £12.00.
~ My Thoughts ~
I got this gift set as a Christmas present from my cousin last year, she knows I like bronzer and lip gloss so it turned out to be a good set.
I have used the pearls in the past many times and I do think these are really good bronzing pearls. I use these more in the summer months when I have a bit more natural tan as I do think they are quite dark but a light dusting on the face in the winter does make me look more healthy - as apposed to looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost!
I find that the colour lasts really well and when it comes to taking it off in the evening I will find that the wipe or cotton wool pad will be quite orange looking.
I also like that the peals come in a nice sturdy bronze coloured plastic pot, it has a screw top lid and inside you will find a circular foam pad protecting the pearls, I choose to leave this in and remove it before each use as it saves them from getting bashed around in my vanity case.
The pearls themselves are quite soft and will crumble easily if pressed between your fingers but they don't just mush up in the pot which is a good thing!
The lip gloss in the gift set is a nice one. It comes in a long thin round tube with a gold screw top lid, it's the lid that also hold the lip wand as usual. The bottom half of the tube is clear allowing you to see the colour of the gloss inside and it also shows how much is left in the tube.
Pink Sunset is the lightest shade of all of the Glow glosses. It is a pale pink that has a slight shimmer. I do like the colour. I don't find the gloss too sticky and it has a really nice scent, sweet and candy floss like.
The brush is okay, it's quite large but I don't use this as I already have my own brushes that I prefer to use over this. I have used it a few times and it does the job well and fit's easily into the pot.
As a whole this gift set is quite nice. Separately the gloss and bronzing pearls will cost £16.50 so it does work out cheaper when it's on offer, it all looks nice and is presented in a nice way.
I do think there are nicer sets available at this time of the year but if you are a regular Avon user you may find it more of a convenience to buy this. It makes for a perfectly acceptable gift I think.
It is available in from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk
~ Final Words ~
It was only when researching prices for the purpose of this review I realised that they no longer call this range Arabian Glow. It is now know simply as Avon Glow. I am not sure why this is and I am not sure when it changed however the products haven't changed. I have noticed no difference in the bronzing pearls over the years so I guess it was just about updating the range a bit for Avon.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Tha Arabian glow gift centre is a perfect present for any female. It consists of body pearls, glow stick and make up brush.
Got to admit i'm not to keen on the glow stick, i find that when you apply it directly from the stick the colour just sticks to your face, and doesnt blend in properly, and it's very akward to get an even colour.
The bronzing pearls though are wicked, I wear these every day and I love them. They give an even tone across your cheek bones and the colour blends in really easily. The colour lasts all day long, and doesnt rub off or fade. You really get the all year round tanned effect without the fake tan! A big bonus is they seem to last forever, so well worth the money!
I have noticed with Avon that if you purchase the gift sets at the right time you can normally get them for around £6 in the sale which really is a bargain and not to be missed.
The Arabian Glow Gift Set is ideally suited as a present to someone who you know loves this range and uses these specific products or as a little gift to yourself! I have noted over the years that only certain skin types and complexions can easily use bronzing products and that is why I only recommend this as a gift for someone who you know can use it.
Included in this set is a 22g pot of Avon's popular bronzing pearls which I believe I have previously reviewed seperately. These are ideal for creating a year round glow with and can be used either with the powder puff that comes in the pot (not really recommended unless you want a really thick application) or a dusting brush as is included in this gift set.
The third item in this set is a Multi Stylo in shimmering bronze. This is basically a colour applicator that can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips to achieve a natural tanned effect. It is easy to use and great for smudging or blending in with fingers.
This gift set costs £15 which is around the price you would usually pay for the pearls and the multi stylo so it is like you are receiving a good quality dusting brush for free if you purchase this set. Also, in brochure 18 you can purchase this set and choose another one (or even a second one of this) for half price so that makes it even better value for money.
Gift box contains: Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls, Arabian Glow Multi-Stylo in Shimmering Bronze and Dusting Brush /