Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon


Summer hasn’t been itself lately and, personally, I’ve caught myself missing the dryness and the sun (SPF is in the equation, naturally) –  although, I was an adamant supporter of the theory that anything over 26°C-27°C is just too much to handle. However, even though summer has been acting like a troubled teen lately, we still deal with horrid humidity and relatively high temperatures. We need something to freshen us up! Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon is a range that provides just that. I have used many shower gels from the Senses range in the previous years, Lagoon being my fave even back then. This new Senses Refreshing Lagoon range is a remix of the old faithful and is amped up, improved in a way I actually find a noticeable and pleasant change. Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon Shower Gel (250ml) is my firm favorite from the collection. It’s a perfect summer shower gel, from the packaging to the experience it provides in the shower. I must say that I enjoy the turquoise-blue shade that was chosen for the range as it absolutely follows the theme. It’s said that Refreshing Lagoon has water fruits and pear notes. Spot on. You get a light whiff of aqueous, white flowers and an underlying current of pear infused water. It’s all very light, unobtrusive and refreshing. I’d also say that the scent has a cucumber-like quality and reminds me even of freshly washed peaches. Lovely stuff. I’d say that it’s unisex since it’s so refreshing but make no mistake – this one has no notes of an aftershave. The pear in the scent makes me think how this one would ideally get along with pear-based fragrances (Burberry Brit, Jimmy Choo etc.). I also think this one would sit well with fans of D&G Light Blue and Davidoff Cool Water. It doesn’t dry out skin but dry skin sufferers could benefit from a shower mist I’ll mention later.

Ljeto uopste ne slici sebi u posljednje vrijeme (barem ne slici nasoj ideji ljeta) i uhvatila sam se u nostalgiji za vrelim, suhim ljetnim danima (naravno, uz SPF) – iako sam uvijek bila pristalica ideje da je sve iznad 26°C-27°C previse za nas ljude sa Balkana. Pored toga sto se ljeto ponasa kao ljutiti tinejdzer koji ne zna sta zeli, ipak se borimo sa visokom vlagom i sparinom te prilicno visokim temperaturama. Potrebno nam je nesto osvjezavajuce! Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon kolekcija pruza upravo potrebno osvjezenje. Koristila sam ako ne sve onda vecinu gelova za tusiranje iz Senses linije tokom proteklih godina a i tada je Lagoon bila meni omiljeni miris. Novi Senses Refreshing Lagoon je poboljsanje dobro poznatih proizvoda i to na primjetan nacin. Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon gel za tusiranje (250ml | 3,90KM) je moj cvrsti favorit iz ove mirisne kolekcije. Za mene je ovo savrsena tusiralica, od pakovanja pa do samog opustacjuceg iskustva koje pruza pod tusem. Odlican mi je odabir tirkizno-plave nijanse koja savrseno slijedi tematiku azurne vode. Pise da Refreshing Lagoon sadrzi note vodenog voca i kruske. Osjetim dasak vodenog, bijelog cvijeca (poput lotosa/lopoca) te je primjetan dodatak necega sto bih opisala kao vodicu od kruske. Sve mirisne note su jako njezne, lagane, neopterecujuce i osvjezavajuce. Takodjer bih dodala subjektivni dojam gdje me miris asocira na krastavce pa cak i svjeze opranu breskvu. Krasan miris koji bi mogao biti i uniseks ali nemojte pogresno shvatiti – ovdje nema asocijacija na ‘aftershave’. Kruska koju miris sadrzi me navodi da pomislim kako bi svjeze oprana koza ovim tusiralicama bila idealna podloga za mirise koji sadrze krusku (Burberry Brit, Jimmy Choo itd.) ali takodjer mislim da bi se dopao i nekadasnjim fanovima D&G Light Blue i Davidoff Cool Water mirisa. Tusiralica ne isusuje kozu no osobama koje pate od hronicno suhe koze bi svakako dobro dosla hidratantna izmaglica o kojoj ce u nastavku biti rijeci.

Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon Exfoliating Body Scrub (200ml) is something of an extension of the previously mentioned shower gel. I think you could use this shower scrub alone, if you wish, or you can layer them both. Featuring the same uplifting, aqueous fragrant notes – this shower scrub is enriched with Vitamin E that will additionally soften the skin. While the shower gel is of that classic gel-like consistency, the exfoliating body scrub is a tad thicker and it contains white plastic beads. I like that we got the non-scratchy, rounded scrubby action and if you’re wondering how ‘strong’ of a scrub you get out of this? I’d estimate a light medium one. This isn’t a scrub that contains finely milled particles reminiscent of sand (e.g.Planet Spa Amazonian Treasures creamy scrub). It also doesn’t contain a shedload of huge scrubby particles, it won’t irritate or aggravate your skin. It’s more on the tender yet effective side. At first glance, I thought that it might be too gentle for me but I was left reassured after this body scrub made shaving my legs a dream. No cuts, grazes or ingrown hair. It foams up nicely (just like the classic shower gel) into a thick, soft foam. I don’t have any tightness to report but, again – people with extremely dry skin could benefit from a moisturizer afterwards. The improvement I personally noticed within the Refreshing Lagoon range is that it isn’t drying compared to the original, old Lagoon range which has left my skin a bit tight.

Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon eksfolirajuci piling za tijelo (200ml | 4,50KM) je nesto poput nastavka na prethodno spomenuti gel za tusiranje. Mogli bi slobodno koristiti ovaj piling samostalno i umjesto gela za tusiranje, ako zelite. Nosi isti osvjezavajuci miris vodenih nota ali je obogacen i vitaminom E koji dodatno njeguje kozu. Dok je gel za tusiranje klasicne i prepoznatljive gelaste konzistencije, piling za tijelo je nesto gusci te sadrzi bijela plasticna zrnca koja pilinguju kozu. Dopada mi se odabir plasticnih sfera umjesto neke isuvise abrazivne materije. Ukoliko vas zanima intenzitet pilinga tj. koliko je efektan, rekla bih da je osrednje jacine. Ovo nije piling koji sadrzi fino usitnjene cestice slicne pijesku (kao kod npr.Planet Spa Amazonian Treasures kremastog pilinga). Takodjer nije previse ispunjen krupnim cesticama i nece iritirati kozu niti ce biti agresivan spram nje. Prilicno je njezan dok radi svoj posao. Na prvi pogled, pribojavala sam se da ce biti isuvise njezan no bila sam razuvjerena nakon sto je brijanje nogu nakon koristenja ovog pilinga bilo kao iz snova. Nije bilo porezotina, brijac nije zapinjao i koza je bila glatka te mi se kasnije nisu pojavile urasle dlacice. Pravi lijepu pjenu (kao i gel za tusiranje), jako mekanu i bogatu. Ni poslije njega mi koza nije bila zategnuta, suha ali ponoviti cu da suhoj kozi ipak mozda bude potrebna krema. Poboljsanje u formulaciji ove linije sam primjetila u smislu da je originalna, starija verzija Lagoon tusiralica ipak blago isusivala kozu dok to nisam dozivjela sa Refreshing Lagoon proizvodima.

Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon Daily Hand Wash (250ml) is quite a straightforward product. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It gently washes hands away from germs and dirt. It’s refreshing and hands smell after it. It looks beautiful in the bathroom and I’d purchase it mostly because of that – am I a bad person for saying this? I’d probably miss the scent as well so I’ll most likely repurchase it when I use this packaging. Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon Moisturizing After Shower Mist (100ml) is a new thing for me and I was really excited to test it out. As the name suggests, it’s supposed to be used on freshly washed, clean skin. You can use it both on dry or wet skin. You get the same effect in the end, the only difference is that you need less mist when it’s used on wet skin as it melts together with the water. This mist is very curious as it feels slightly tacky when applied but after a few seconds, it’s like it gets soaked into the skin. It’s like it disappears into nowhere, leaving no tacky residue and you get very smooth and nourished skin. No wonder as this mist contains shea butter. It’s of a white coloring and of a medium thick consistency. Don’t be fooled as this is no Avene-like mist, it spritzes as a suntan lotion (similar to L’Occitane Jenipapo Body Jelly Milk). I love it – close shave I got with the Refrshing Lagoon shower gel and body scrub, coupled with this nourishing body mist gave me envy-worthy smooth and silky limbs.

Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon tecni sapun za ruke (250ml | 3,50KM) je prilicno jednostavan i izravan proizvod. Radi upravo ono sto i pise na njemu. Njezno cisti ruke od prljavstine i bakcila. Osvjezavajuci miris se zadrzava na rukama i nakon pranja. Prekrasno izgleda na umivaoniku i uopsteno u kupaonici te bih ga na slijepo kupila samo zbog toga – da li je pogresno sto mi se toliko dopada pakovanje? Sigurno ce mi nedostajati miris tako da cu najvjerovatnije ponovo nabaviti ovaj tecni sapun. Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon hidratantni sprej/izmaglica za tijelo (100ml | 3,50KM) je divan novitet te sam se zaista radovala testiranju. Kao sto naziv sugerise, koristi se nakon tusiranja na svjeze opranoj i cistoj kozi. Mozete ga koristiti i na mokroj ali i suhoj kozi. Na kraju cete dobiti isti efekat a jedina razlika je u tome sto ga kolicinski manje koristite na mokroj kozi (pocne se topiti sa kapljicama vode). Ova izmaglica/sprej je veoma neobican u smislu da odmah nakon nanosenja osjetim blagu ljepljivost no nakon par sekundi, sva kolicina upotrijebljene izmaglice se potpuno upije u kozu. Bas kao da je koza popije do zadnje kapi i nakon toga ne ostavlja ljepljivi sloj dok je koza jako njegovana, nahranjena i glatka. To ne treba da cudi posto sadrzi krasni karite puter. Bijele je boje i prosjecne gustoce. Sprej ne rasprsuje izmaglicu poput Avene termalne vode, vec vise slici losionu za suncanje (poput L’Occitane Jenipapo mlijecnog zelea). Jako mi se dopada a na kraju me dojmilo kako su mi njezne noge i ruke bile nakon tusiranja i pilingovanja te nanosenja ove izmaglice. Koza je prekrasno svilenkasta i sto je najbolje, ova beauty zadovoljstva ne kostaju mnogo.

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