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As you may have seen on other reviews I do tend to neglect my nails somewhat- although in fits and starts I do try and get into good habits! I used to be an Avon representative and when this came out I just had to try it. It is available from Avon representatives or online and costs vary according to any special offers but is normally around £5.
It comes in a 7ml bottle and the product itself is clear with golden coloured exfoliating beads. To apply to your nail and cuticle you simply unscrew the lid and use the paddle style applicator to put some on your nail and cuticle and gently massage in. You only need a small amount and you will only get a few exfoliating beads per nail. However this is more than enough to leave both nails and cuticles beautifully smooth and soft.
I love this. It really does make a very noticeable difference to my poor neglected nails even with just one application. It has a mild smell - slightly almond which is quite pleasant. I find that a bottle lasts a really long time as you only need a small amount and even with regular rather than my sporadic application this would be the case.
I find that if I use this before applying nail varnish (on the rare occasions I do!) that it makes the finish of the varnish look so much better and smoother. It works very well in conjunction with the Avon Gold strength or Pearl shine.
I also find it much easier to push cuticles back after using this. It really is a lovely product so easy to use and great results- leaving nails and cuticles beautifully smooth and soft and does not have a heavy chemical smell like some nail products. Highly recommend.
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My mum bought this from Avon because she tends to bite her nails and hasn't really looked after them, so when she recently grew them she wanted to take better care of them. I 'borrowed' it from her to give it a go. It's super easy to use, just dip the applicator into the gel and rub across your nail. I then used my other hand to rub the gel around the cuticle area, it felt like there was a warming effect as I rubbed it. It works kind of like a face scrub in the way that it breaks down the dead/hard skin that accumulates. You then wash it off and it leaves your cuticles feeling neatened. It also helps you push back cuticles that are overstepping the mark! I would defo recommend to anyone who loves to look after their nails and use polish as it gives you a better nail to work with.
Avon Nail Experts are proud to present an exfoliating manicure.
This is an 8ml size product, packaging is a glass bottle, with white screw lid, inside the lid is housed a plastic wand, with flat spatula type end.
I, like all women, like to try and look after my nails, but, always looking out for thta little something extra to help take care of them, so, found myself trying this exfoliating manicure.
The contents are a clear gel like substance, with lots of little exfoliating grains in it, basically, like the little bits you would get in an apricot facial scrub. Very pleasant smelling, I would say it is a mix of apricot and almonds however, can find no mention of either so will just have to rely on my sense of smell to try and help you imagine the pleasant smells you would get from this item.
For use, you apply a small amount to the bottom of each nail, by the cuticles, using the spatula type applicator, you then rub the substance and grains into the base of your nails and cuticles. The grains are not to rough, but you can feel them helping to get rid of any dead skin cells while I also feel it helps moisturise nails as well.
I find this a nice item to add to my nail care regime, it helps to soften my cuticles, makes them appear less rough, and the massaging action you use I feel would help to promote a healthier nail growth.
Prices for this vary, you can find them through ebay and amazon with sellers, but also, keep an eye out for special offers through your avon rep.
My daughter has always been a nail chewer, since she was old enough to put hand to mouth she has almost obsessively chewed and bitten both her finger and toe nails....yes I know, gross!
I have tried many things to try and cure her, but surprisingly her newest love, being that of nail polish has finally helped to at least calm it down somewhat.
Unfortunately, due to just how long she has been a chewer, her cuticles have grown down and almost covered her nails, meaning that nail polish is no longer an option.
One of the things I have tried (aside from orange sticks, she cried when I trie pushing them back, didn't try that one again!) is the product I will now review.
The product in question is - "Avon - exfoliating manicure gel".
This product comes in the form of a small bottle holding 8ml of clear gel, with loads of orange coloured grains visible within.
To use you scoop a small amount out with the paddle applicator held on the underside of the screw lid, straight onto the cuticle of your clean nail (this obviously won't do much good if you already have polish on!), you then gently massage it over the cuticle and nail area, once massaged in you simply wipe away any excess residue.
The gel itself is quite thick in consistency with (after the dollop has been put onto the cuticle), very few grains being visible on the finger.
The gel smells very fresh and slightly almondy, and when rubbed almost entirely absorbs into the cuticle leaving it instantly softer.
The grains (albeit the very few there) visibly scrubs away excess cuticle, though this was on my normal cuticles, my daughters has had to have a few applications to reduce hers drastically.
The grains can be felt an do scratch a little, though not painfully so, but do gently massage for optimum results.
When finished I am usually left with a few random grains, rinsing my hands rids me of these
Price wise this cost me £2.50 for the bottle, as with most o things I buy from Avon this was part of an offer available at the time, for more information visit - www.avon.co.uk.
This is a lovely product that has caused no irritation, which has meant I have been able to help my daughter to create the perfect painting space to explore the newest big thing....nail designing! (Yes, my next review will be on the best ways to removed nail varnish from carpets and soft furnishings!!)
Thanks for reading x
I am a big fan of anything to do with nails and there used to be nothing more I enjoyed then giving them a good clean and scrub and a paint. So when I started recieving an Avon brochure through my door I would go straight to the nail pages.
This was a new product at the time it looked intriguing and sounded promising. It stated that it got rid of rough edges/cuticles and as I was a fan of making sure my cuticles were in fine form so my nails would grow nice I decided to purchase it. As it was new like most new Avon products it was on offer for half price £2.50.
When I recieved it I couldnt wait to test it out. It comes in a cream coloured Avon box with the product description on the outside and then when you open it the actual product is in a glass bottle as pictured above.
I took the lid off and pulled out what I was expecting to be a brush but was surprised to find it wasnt, instead it was a small bit of plastic in the shape of a tiny spade. The soloution was very thick and orange in colour-when it came out it was more of a clear colour though, a bit runnier but not runny like a serum and had small hard bits in.
I tried applying this to my cuticles using the plastic end but found it impossible so I wiped it onto my finger and rubbed in and over like instructed too.
To be honest I didnt see anything different with my cuticles my actual nail was a bit smoother though, the only thing good was it was easier to push my cuticles down but they are relatively easy anyway whereas my other half who has nightmare ones and will not let you go anywhere near him to move them did let me try this as a promise I wouldnt hurt him, the result being I could push them a little bit without him running away but not enough so do them perfectly.
For me it was worth a try but I didnt purchase again.
AVON NAIL EXPERTS EXFOLIATING MANICURE GEL
One of the ranges from Avon that seems to be very popular, particularly within my group of friends and with other people around my age, is always the Nail Experts range.
The craze started off with my friends when they discovered the Avon nail experts nail enamel. They loved the colours featured in the brochures, so they all ordered some because its really cheap aswell. Then all I heard after that were good things about it, how it didn't chip off for ages, was nice and shiny etc. So thumbs up for the nail enamel.
Next they started to take an interest in some of the other nail products that Avon has to offer. The cuticle balm, the strong results, grow potion and the Gold strength nail polish. I've tried all of it now, but at the time I hadn't really tried any of it and was curious to see what all the fuss was about.
I decided to get the exfoliating manicure gel as I liked the sound of it getting rid of rugged, rough skin and raggy cuticles, which I often have. The image in the brochure (which is also the one shown at the top of this page) also makes it look quite appealing. So, I decided to buy.
This is normally £5 but I got it for only £2.50. I was very pleased with this, I found it works really well and would definitely recommend it. If you see it for around £2.50 it is definitely worth trying out and is very good value for money. I don't know if I would pay full price for this, but thats only because I know that it will most probably come on offer soon enough.
Highly recommended. It really does what it says. Smells nice too.