I recently received some nail polishes from Avon and have been trying them out for the last few weeks and today I want to share my thoughts and findings with you. I love nail polish so when I received the 4 polishes I was so excited to try them all out, there are 3 different finishes of nail polish amongst the 4, those finishes being the Avon Gel Finish, the Avon Magic Effects Matte and the Avon Nailwear Pro+.
Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel - £7.00 10ml
I love using gel effect nail polishes, I used to have regular gel manicures a couple of years ago and loved the finish and look so I am always on the hunt for polishes that can re create that salon gel manicure look. The Avon Gel Finish nail polishes are a base coat, protection, shine, colour and top coat all in one so there is no need to use any additional products and Avon claims the polish strengthens the nails by 42% and the polish is easily removed with normal nail polish remover. The shades I have are Barely There and Sheer Love.
|Two coats without topcoat|
Barely There is a brown toned nude shade and very glossy considering I didn't use a top coat, in the photograph above I had used 2 coats allowing each coat to dry fully in between and didn't use a base or top coat as the polish already contains both.
|Three coats without topcoat|
Sheer Love is a lovely pale pink shade, I used 3 coats in the photograph above and again didn't use a base or top coat.
I really like the Gel Finish Nail Enamel the polishes applied well and and my nails were left with a beautiful shine and looked lovely, out of the 2 the Sheer Love is my favourite but if neither of these shades are for you the Gel Finish nail enamel polishes come in 20 different shades and there really are some incredible shades to choose from. The Gel Finish polishes are lovely to apply, they look great and give a fantastic shine, I really liked them and was impressed by the finish they gave, they lasted well too even without a topcoat. If you would like to try the Avon Gel Finish nail enamel you can find them here for £7.00 on the Avon website.
Avon Magic Effects Matte - £6.00 10ml
The Magic Effects Matte polish looks in the bottle like a sparkly vibrant purple shade but dries to a velvety matte finish, the polish comes in 5 different shades and is something really different as it looks so different in the bottle in contrast to the application.
|Two Coats without topcoat|
I have the shade Violetta in the Magic Effects Matte polish and I think the name suits the polish perfectly it is a beautiful vibrant purple shade, to be honest I am not usually a fan of both the colour purple and matte finish nail polishes but something about this polish I really liked, it does look exactly as described by Avon, they describe it as a "velvety smooth matte finish" and as you can see from the photograph above that is exactly what it is. The polish applied well and dried very quickly which I was pleased about, I didn't use a top coat with the polish because I don't own a matte top coat and I felt adding a glossy one was defeating the object but the polish wore well without however it did chip after a couple of days so I do think you would get a longer lasting application by adding a matte top coat. It really is a beautiful polish though and looks incredible, I got a lot of compliments on this polish, I think it would be lovely for an evening out over the festive period. If you would like to try the Avon Magic Matte finish polish you can find it here for £6.00 on the Avon website.
Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel - £6.00 12ml
The shade I have in the Avon Nailwear Pro+ is Licorice, I really like Black nail polish especially during the winter months, Avon describe their Nailwear Pro+ plus range as "nail enamel fortified with acrylic gel for extra strength and Dura-Plus complex, 12 days of lasting colour, shine and nick resistant finish (based on 100 people)" I have to agree with Avon this is a fantastic polish and lasted really well on my nails even without a top coat, I can't say whether it lasts for 12 days as unfortunately I had to remove it after a week because of a medical appointment but a week in without a topcoat is remarkable for me so I can say it lasted really well. The shine is outstanding and the polish was a dream to apply, there are 22 beautiful shades to choose from so if you don't like Black don't be put off I'm sure there will be a shade for you. If you would like to try the Nailwear Pro+ polishes you can find them here for £6.00 on the Avon website.
I was really pleased with and very impressed with all the Avon nail polishes, I had never tried an Avon polish before but will definitely try more in the future, they apply effortlessly and the finish of each polish was exactly as described by Avon, there is a great shade range available in all the finishes too and there are some beautiful shades, I already have my eye on quite a few of the gel finish polishes and the nail wear pro ones too, the packaging is sleek and the bottles are easy to hold and open and being square they store easily too, overall I am really impressed with Avon nail polishes and would highly recommend them all.
I also think that any of the polishes make a great Christmas gift idea either a stocking filler or for a Secret Santa gift they are lovely and I for one would be happy to receive any of them as a Christmas gift so if you're stuck for a gift for someone who loves to paint their nails I think any of these polishes would be an ideal Christmas gift or you could treat yourself after all we all deserve a little treat from time to time don't we?
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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