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Avon Change Artist Transforming Nail Colour

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Brand: Avon / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Colour / Suitable for: Nails

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      27.04.2013 20:12
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      Not a great difference

      I used to be an Avon representative so when new products came out I would often buy them from the demo book and give them a try so that I could then try and sell them to my customers, I remember this one coming into the book and I knew I would be ordering it as soon as I saw it in the book as I have always liked doing my nails.

      The sets came in a few different colours but I bought the amethyst version which was this one as I tend to go for purple colours for my nails. I seem to remember the sets were about £5 but as with anything in Avon if you wait long enough you can pick them up on offer and therefore end up with them cheaper.

      The set comprises of 2 see through glass bottles, one of them has a lilac coloured nail varnish in it and the other looks just like a top coat. To use the set you have to apply the colour to your nails first, the varnish is nice and thick so it doesn't gloop all over but it isn't too thick so that it is hard to apply. I find the varnish gives a really good coverage and I really like the colour of the base coat. Once you put the top coat over your nails it causes them to change colour and makes the lilac colour slightly darker.

      The idea of the set is that you put the top coat over the tips of your nails to give a manicured effect but with colour but of course you can do anything you want with it such as spots and stripes. The change in colour is really not very dramatic and I would have prefer a more obvious change as I feel the effort of doing your top coat neatly to get whichever pattern you have chosen is a bit of a waste of time since there isn't much difference in the colours at the end of it.

      The brushes in the bottles are nicely shaped to make them very easy to use and get a nice finish and I never had any problems with bristles coming away. The sets are great value and the nail varnish itself is a great quality, nice and it dries evenly and within about 10 minutes.

      I can only rate this as 3 out of 5, as a normal nail varnish it's a great product but as a colour changing set the difference is too slight in my opinion.

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      26.11.2012 17:28
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      Looks good when it works

      As I do a lot of nail art and designs, I was intrigued about this product and thought it could make normal manicures look neater. I bought two for £7 and ended up with the Amazing Amethyst and French Twist. The Amethyst is two shades of purple and the French Twist are the usual manicure colours.

      You get both bottles in a black box which is plain, nothing really to rave about. Being obsessed with purple, I decided to use the amethyst colours first. I coated my nails in base colour, I was impressed with the coverage of the nail varnish, it was bright and was very even. After the coat was dry, I applied the second colour at the ends of the nail tips. Unfortunately there wasn't much of a difference and it didn't really show that I was going for the manicure look; it just looked like I had purple nails.

      Not to be out done, I removed the varnish and tried the other set I had bought. Covering my nails again with the base coat, I can again say that the coverage was great, very even and smooth. Once dry I applied the top coat and was pleasantly surprised with the results. There was no obvious join between the top and bottom coat, no distinct line separating them like with normal manicures. The join was smooth and kind of airbrushed looking. I was very impressed and have used the top coat in lines and patterns, not just the manicure idea.

      Although the Amethyst was a disappointment, I would defiantly buy the French Twist again as the results were very professional and soft. I still use the Amethyst nail varnish, just as a base coat though, both bottles are a great colour and well worth buying.

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      22.07.2009 23:56
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      Try it for yourself to get great looking nails.

      This product from Avon is fantastic and will give you a great look for your nails that you can achieve easily at home.

      It comes as 2 12ml bottles, one is coloured and the other is clear, but this is the magical bottle that will change the original colour. The colours available are Shimmering Teal, Shimmering Red and Varying Violet (my favourite). They cost £6 for the 2 bottles which is pretty good value seeing as you are basically getting 2 colours of nail varnish.

      The effect that you can get is like a French Manicure but with a 2-tone colour effect. You need to paint your nails with the coloured bottle, let it completely dry and then get a nail guide (from a French Manicure kit), stick it just below your nail tip and paint the clear varnish over the tip of your nail. This will then change colour and you get your 2-tone effect.

      It really does look great, is a nice change from a French Manicure and people will ask you who did your nails for you. There will be other effects that you can achieve with this one product too, you just need to experiment with it to see what works for you.

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      04.03.2009 21:15
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      A good product but not worth the money

      I bought this nail varnish from Hello Tomorrow, back when I was a rep, for a few pounds. It was the "Shimmering Teal" one, which retails on their website for £6. The varnish comes in two bottles, one with colour and one which is clear. The idea is that you put on the coloured one first, then once it has dried, the clear stuff is put over it in any way you want, whether it be french manicure style or dots and spots. In theory it sounds great, in reality it's not as simple...

      The varnish goes on nice and smoothly, although you need to make sure you don't put it on too heavily, as this will affect the colour change. Once this has dried, the clear colour changing coat can be put on. This is where my first complain comes in. The brush on the clear liquid is quite thick, so unless you use a cocktail stick or similar, it's difficult to do any detailed patterns, and even then, it's very fiddly and messy. The colour changes and becomes lighter as the transforming liquid dries, and in my opinion, its a much nicer shade than the original colour. If the base coat has been put on too thickly though, the colour change won't be as noticable, if you even notice it at all.

      If it's done properly, the nail varnish looks very imprressive and fancy, but if it's poorly done, which it no doubt will until you get the hang of it, it can look quite messy and clumsy. However, it is a fun and quirky little product, although I'm not sure if it's worth the money. I'd wait until there was a special offer on before shelling out for it.

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      12.02.2009 18:30
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      Not for me ever again

      I love nailvarnish, when i had a bit more time to sepnd on my nails when i was at my last job, i would always come in every second day with something new painted on my nails. So when i found this in the Avon book i decided to give it a try.

      #####So what is it?#####
      This comes in 2 12ml bottles, one is the main colour of nailvarnish, and the other bottle is for the magic colour changer. Avon describes that this will give you the look of a tone-on-tone manicure effect. These come in clear bottles with the name of what they are on the front, and then these are packed in a black box, which again has all of the details on the front.

      #####What colours does it come in?#####
      This product comes in 4 colours:
      Amazing amethyst- this is a really deep purple that is meant to change to a slightly darker colour.
      Varying violet - This is more of a pink shade than a violet.
      Shimmering Teal - I love this shade, it is a gorgeous green.
      Shimmering red - this is really more of a crimson colour.

      #####How do you use it?#####
      1. Take of any exsisting nail varnish.
      2. Use the base colour of the one that you have chosen and apply to your nail.
      3. Allow to dry.
      4. Then apply the colour changer top coat to the end of your nails, if you want to have a funky french manicure style, or to another part of your nails to create a different style.
      5. Then allow to dry

      #####Price#####
      I got this when it was offer, when it first was released, but at the moment you are paying £6 for the set and there is an offer on the website any 2 for £7 mix and match on any make-up product.

      #####My opinion#####
      When i used this i didnt rate this highly at all. I found that the one that i had was really dark, which was the amazing amethyst. I also found that when i put the colour changer on the top i didnt notice any difference when it dried at all. The only thing that i did notice was that the colour of the main nailvarnish ended up coming off and went into the other bottle and made that all discoloured. Also i found that once it was on it really didnt last long either it all chipped off and i ended up having to take it off after about 6 hours.

      #####Summary#####
      I wouldnt buy this again, and thought that it wasn't even worth the £4 that i paid for it, as the time it took to go on and then the time it took to finally get it off with nailvarnish remover was more hassle than it was worth.

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        25.01.2009 03:14
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        a great twist to french manicures

        I have always been a very big fan of french nails, i used to have the basic pink looking nails with the white tips but when i spotted this in the avon thought i would give it a go and try a different style for a change.

        It is available in a few different colours, i own the shimmering red and shimmering teal which is actualy green.

        You get two 12ml bottles of these for usualy £6 but they are on offer for £4 at the moment.

        To use you paint the base coat all over your nails, the brush is nice and small so can be used to apply the nail varnish nicely without too much mess and goes on evenly, it doesnt take too long to dry and looks very smooth and glossy.

        After this you apply the second coat to the tips of your nails to give a french manicure effect which works very well, the colours look lovely together, you cant see a line in the varnish either like you can with other varnishes i have tryed and the varnish lasts well.

        I would recomend this to anyone who is board of plain nails.

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          29.12.2008 15:29
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          Great idea but no exciting colours and not very dramatic transformation

          I am a huge fan of nail varnish and feel naked if i am not wearing any. The idea of the transforming nail colour is fantastic and i bought some as soon as it came out.

          Unfortunately, i was sadly disappoined. First off, the colours are dull. Now, i understand that from a scientific point of view, having a red the changes to a black or vice versa is probably impossible, but surely they could have come up with some more exciting colours. Instead, you get colour that slightly darkens when you add the top coat.

          If you are looking for a colour changing nail varnish, i would go for No7 Colour Miracle instead. They have a much larger range of colours and the colour transformations are certainly more vivid and exciting. They have a plum that turns nearly black when you put the topcoat on.

          As expected though, No7 is more expensive than the avon version but in my opinion, worth it.

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          13.10.2008 18:56
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          an excellent innovative product, that is suitable for all who like something different.

          This is one of the newest products to the Avon range. When you add the top coat the colour changes to a deeper purple.

          I have used mine on a number of occasions and I have to say that I am quite impressed! I wasn't expecting great results but it really did work as it said. I use mine to to nail art that stands out more than the background colour. My only problem is that it takes quite a while for it to dry, so when you are putting the top coat on it can be quite sticky and you end up with little lump and chunks.


          I hope that they introduce other colours into the range so that it can appeal to more people. I tried it on mu cousin and she really hated it, as she did not like the deeper colour.

          I would recommend this to all who love to paint their nails and want to try something different.

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            24.08.2008 14:49
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            A recommended new nail colour innovation from Avon.

            One of Avon's latest innovations is their Transforming Nail Colour range. As a representative I decided I should try this out when it was first released as I could see a lot of my customers being interested in it. I decided to try out the Racy Reds combination as that was the colour I felt would suit me the best and was quite pleased with the results.

            To use this product you paint the base colour over the whole of your nail and leave it to dry. You can then use the transforming top coat to add depth. The brochure recommends using the complimentary top coat to paint your nails in the style of a French manicure and this is certainly one of the best ways to use it. What's great about using this product over simply purchasing two different shades is that there is no layered effect when you've finished. The transforming coat can be applied very thinly and will leave a big, deep finish but there is no obvious sign on your nails that two colours have been applied. It also takes the guess work out of which colours will compliment each other.

            The other good way to use this transforming polish is to add designs to your nails. My daughter and I had some fun with this one rainy afternoon! The brushes aren't overly delicate but they are small enough to add a little detail with including spots, stripes and even little hearts.

            This nail polish lasts as well as any other Avon nail polish I have used. I tend to find that it is excellent for a day at work or for a night out but that it needs touching up or completely removing after a couple of days wear. I am pleased to find it chips rather than peels which to me is a sign of a decent nail polish. That is not to profess it is the best you can buy but it is very good for the price it costs.

            This product is presently available in French Twist, a pale and deep peachy pink, Amazing Amethyst, a deep and deeper purple, and Racy Reds, a pinkish red with a deep red on top. It costs just £6 for two 12ml bottles and better still you can buy two sets for £7 in brochure 14 or via the Avon website. That works out at just £3.50 per set which is an offer not to be missed.

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            22.08.2008 13:16
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            Highly recommended :)

            I recently purchased this twin nail polish set from Avon in French Twist, after noticing a friends nails and exclaiming how nice they looked.

            As ever, this little bottles turned up neatly packed in the black and stylish Avon box and I immediately decided to put them to the test.

            The application couldn't have been simpler - the base coat (in my instance a lovely soft pink) glided on smoothly and evenly without any blotching and dried quickly and without any tackiness.

            After the base coat had dried off nicely I applied the whiter second coat to the tips of my nails to give it that French Manicure look.
            To get the best result I used some little sticky nail strips available from places like Boots or Superdrug to give a consistent size and arc shape.

            Now I'm not the most adept at this sort of thing but I felt that the design of the polish brush and the consistency of the polish itself made the whole application very easy and user friendly.

            I got a good 2 1/2 weeks good wear out of my fingernails before I felt the need to reapply and I was asked on numerous occasions which nail salon I had used!

            So ladies, for around £6 (depending on the Avon campaign) you can grab yourself a lovely set of polish that will really look great - and with ease!

            The other colours available in this range are:
            * Amazing Amethyst
            * Racy Reds
            * Varying Violet

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              05.08.2008 18:11
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              RECOMMENDED xx

              I brought this on offer from the Avon catalogue for £4.00 but it retails at £6.00 normally.

              I love the look for a French Manicure with nice white tips on my nails and a soft pick base, but this caught my eye and I thought it was a great slant on the French Manicure. You can buy this varnish set in four different colours and I chose Amazing Amethyst.

              The idea is to paint your entire nail with the base coat, and in my instance the colours I chose gave me a gorgeous chocolaty brown colour that wasn't too dark. Then with the second bottle you paint over whichever portion of the nail you wish to become a different colour. I did my toes with this and I painted a straight line across the ends of the toe nails. The portion I painted with the second bottle turned a deep mahogany brown colour and looked amazing next to the chocolate brown already painted on.

              I was really impressed with the colour changing aspect of this set and it was really easy to apply. As it was on my toes it doesn't seem to be too loud and I am pleased to show off my toes in sandals with this varnish on.

              It has lasted for ages as well without chipping, although toes do tend to last longer than fingers anyway but it was on for 3 weeks before it started to look tatty and needed reapplying.

              The other colour combinations you can get are:

              French Twist
              Racy Reds
              Varying Violet

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