“ Brand: Avon / Type: Foot Lotion / Suitable for: Foot „
Recently I was clearing my bathroom cabinet out. It's been a while since I looked into its deepest recesses and I was delighted to find a bottle of this Watermelon Foot Lotion in there. Avon stopped selling it long ago which is a shame because I used to use a lot of it.
It comes in the standard 'triangular' tube that is familiar to anyone who's ever used a tube of cream, lotion, toothpaste or indeed glue. It's flattened at one end where it's been sealed and round at the other where the opening is. There's a round screw-off cap at this end which is flat on the bottom so that you can stand the tube on it. This means that the lotion inside always runs down to the business end of the tube.
Once you open it you realise why it's called a 'watermelon' lotion: that's precisely what it smells of, and it's quite a strong smell too. There's a slight hint of an antiseptic tang in the aroma too but it's predominantly the fruit that you can smell.
The lotion itself is quite a thick liquid, the consistency of a very thick yoghurt and it's disconcertingly bright pink in colour. Presumably this is meant to reinforce the watermelon idea but to me it looks more like the colour of salmon mousse. There's no gritty exfoliation bits in there, it's just a very creamy lotion. It rubs into the skin very easily and has an instant cooling effect on hot, tired feet. It moisturises them too and leaves them feeling soft and refreshed for hours. I think that it does exactly what it says it does.
Even though this particular product is no longer available Avon still sell a version of it, flavoured with green tea and mint instead of watermelon, which (as at August 2013) sells at around £4-50. It's basically the same product and has the same effect on your feet but personally I think that this pink version smells better. I think that they stopped making the wrong one.
Perhaps it's time for them to have a rethink?
I have a little stack of Avon Footworks products in my bathroom cupboard. Foot products are something that I always use, and I often stock up on a 3 for £5 offer from Avon, as that is usually the best offer I can get on this range. So I've just started using this one after puchasing it a good few months ago.
There is a few different scents in the Foot Works range. I don't tend to go for the original scented one all that much as i'm not overly keen on the smell of it, so I chose 1 like this, or the Green Tea one.
To be honest i'm not sure if this is still in the main Avon book. I don't think this is in the current brochure, but often things can be in a book and not in another book. Since I bought this a while ago then I would hate to say if it is still there, but I did see the Watermelon Foot Spray in the last sale book, so perhaps this range is lurking around the sale books now.
As I mentioned I got this from a 3 for £5 offer. This offer covered the whole Footworks range, which is quite a few products. I think the right price for this was £3.50 for the 75ml tube.
The tube looks the same as the picture. It's just a white plastic tube which you can cut into if you want to scrape the last remaining bits out of this. This stands on it's end so you should get all the dribbles out of this.
This is a medium thickness Cream. The blob stays in your hand alright, and rubs into your feet ok. You still get a whiff of the Original Footworks scent which is a minty kind of scent, but the Watermelon scent is lovely. It smells fruity, fresh and Juicy. A nice refreshing scent.
I tend to slather on a good enough covering of this and then put some socks on to let this dry in and moisturise. This seems to soak in ok and I find that the scent of this lingers a bit and although not a strong scent you can still smell this ok. It is a nice scent and the kind of scent I go for.
I would recommend a try of this if you can still get this in the books. The smell is lovely and this moisturises well.
AVON FOOTWORKS WATERMELON COOLING FOOT LOTION
I ordered this approximately eight months ago. I am an Avon rep and we get discount brochures which are for reps only, which are full of end of line clearance items, new items that the customers haven't seen yet, all this kind of stuff, and they are at lower prices than the customers have to pay.
Being a bit of a shopaholic I can never resist to treat myself to little things from the back of my brochure, which is where all the discount items are sold. This was one of them, and it was only something like £1, which I thought was really cheap. When I bought this it was around summer time, and the weather was lovely and hot, would you believe.
I loved the idea of having a foot lotion that would keep my feet cool after them being really hot all day. And because I'm such a fan of the footworks range I decided I would get it.
As I say I got this for around £1 from my representative brochure, but the normal brochure price for this I expect would be around £3.50 as this is how much the other similar footworks lotions cost. This isn't currently in the brochure for sale, but I expect it to come back into the brochures perhaps this summer. This range often has lots of good deals on so look out for this, it's definitely worth a try.
DOES IT DO WHAT YOU EXPECT?
This lives up to its claims that it cools your feet. It has a nice, light fragrance of water melon to it which is one of my favourite flavours so I obviously really like it.
To use this I rub it into my feet, all over the bottom and mainly where my feet feel like they need cooling down. I think it works really well and I definitely would recommend it to anyone who likes the sound of it.
A RECOMMENDED FOOT LOTION
If you do want to buy this and can't wait for it to appear back in the Avon brochures, you could order from ebay or amazon where I'm sure it would be available to buy. It is very low priced for what it is, I feel. I can't wait for it to come back in the brochures as I would like to buy some more.