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Avon Mirror Shine Nail Enamel

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

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      02.05.2013 08:17
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      The colours in this nail varnish was the thing that really attracted me as they look so glamorous, I ended up buying myself the pink that is pictured above and it cost me around the £4 mark. The nail varnish is available in 5 different colours and can be purchased directly from the Avon website or from one of their representatives.

      The nail varnish comes in a pretty small glass bottle with a blacked out area on the front where the name of the company and the product are displayed and then a black twist top lid on it. The colour as you look into the bottle is very striking and when I got it I couldn't wait to try it out.

      On opening the bottle I found the usual applicator brush as you would expect in a nail varnish, the nail varnish is pretty thick and paints onto the nails very easily however it doesn't dry quite so well. As the nail varnish dries the colour seems to disappear and the coverage is really bad, on applying a second coat you seem to lose the smoothness of the painting job and the finish looks is messy.

      The nails when finished have darker patches in places than in others and I think you could go on forever trying to get a professional finish, the colour is very striking which I was pleased with as I felt that the depth of the colour would probably be lost once painted on the nails but this wasn't the case.

      I still occasionally use this nail varnish however only when I have plenty of time to take over doing my nails, I love the colour and so does my eldest daughter who nearly always chooses this nail colour when I paint her nails for her obviously she isn't so fussy about the finish. I would have to give this a 3 star rating as it is a lovely thickness to paint on easily, the colour is great and it is a decent price however the finished job leaves a bit to be desired.

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      27.11.2012 18:37
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      Overpriced

      I wear nail varnish a lot and bought this for my daughter, I have been using it more than her though as it doesn't have enough of a colour for her. She prefers the dark overall coverage of a normal nail varnish. I like to try out many different varnishes and colours and find that a clear top coat sometimes doesn't quite cut it.

      There are a few colours within this mirror range, the metalic ones look lovely but due to my experience with this one, I do not think I will be trying them out.

      I used this after I did a French manicure, rather than a clear top coat, I used a couple of coats of Mirror Shine and it gave the nail a more gentle finish. The bottle itself is very small 8ml, and as it is that small I do feel like Avon are trying to rip us off slightly, normal price for this is £5 which I feel is way too expensive for the quality and how much you actually get. The colour itself is nice, I wouldn't wear it on its own but as a top coat it covers fine. I do not want a hard colour just a subtle hue which is what this gives. Although it is not the worst nail varnish I have ever used, it is defiantly not the best and therefore my review will reflect that.

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      15.02.2010 18:36
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      Great colour nailwear for any outthere babe!

      i love my long nails and try to keep them painted as this protects them and makes them look good. I recently brought this nail polish as it is bright and really shiney, different to what I was used to wearing but thought it would highlight my long nails.
      I brought the purple version and was so happy with the colour, it looked just as it did in the brochure!
      The polish comes in a standard size bottle, it twists to open and has a brush included in the lid as all nail polishes do.
      Upon applying this polish, i found it glided on nicely and gave an even coating, although 2 coats was needed to ensure perfect coverage which is normal with most polishes. the effect was fantasitc! however, upon arriving home from my evening out to a local club i noticed some minor chipping of the colour, this was minor and the following day i decided to leave the polish on, throughout the day the polish chipped more and more and by the end of the day i had about half the polish left! i was actually not that impressed, however, a few weeks later i had applied false nails due to losing a few while doing some DIY and applied this polish to the falsies as i feel a bright colour often hides the seam where tip meets nail. I found that this polish stayed on for over a week, i am a single parent so my hands are constantly used for daily jobs such as washing up, gardening and cleaning for which i never use gloves.
      this polish is great for an evening out and excellent for anyone who has false nails but for day to day wear it is not really suitable.

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      09.02.2010 22:16
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      Definitely not a good buy

      As a previous Avon rep I have managed to amass quite a few Avon products, namely this nail polish. From what I remember there 3 metallic shades, pink, blue and purple. I hand both the pink and the blue and I must admit I was not happy with either colour. Don't get me wrong the shades the colours were very nice and had a good shine but I found that it took two or three coats before you got an even shade! Not only that but I eiyl in an office full time so always like to have well groomed hands ANC I found this polish flakes and chips way too soon. In comparison to the other nail wear range avon have this just doesn't do the brandany justice. I would nit recommend using this as an everyday polish as I found simple tasks caused the polish to chip away. It is fine to use for a night out providing you are willing to repaint your nails or remove the polish the next day. Overall I would not recommend this product.

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      13.11.2009 16:13
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      An outstanding performance

      It is not very often that I buy something from Avon as I like to have a good look at products and usually test them before I buy, but I do have a good (yet persistent) friend who keeps pushing the catalogue through my letterbox, so once in a while the guilt kicks in and I place a token order! Flicking through a recent book, I was inspired by the colours of their Mirror shine Nail Polish and with Christmas so close and some nights out on the agenda, I thought that I would treat myself.


      Mirror Shine nail polish is currently available in four shades - I bought Metallic Mauve and Blue Steel, but it is also available in Polished Pink and Gold Foil. I placed my order when it was on offer at £2.50 which I consider to be good value, but usually it is £5 which I think is a little pricey, especially as it comes in a relatively small 8ml bottle. The bottle comes in a dinky little box which states the ingredients and the instructions for use: shake well and apply two coats, fairly obvious information but useful I suppose to an apprentice nail varnish user!


      The actual bottle is a tiny 5cm high including the brush, which means that the brush handle is only 2cm long. I can cope with this as I am fairly adept at applying polish, but if you are heavy handed or all fingers and thumbs, you are going to have a problem as it feels very small and delicate in between your fingers. I quite like the brush part - it is just the right length be enable you to be accurate, and the brush is flexible enough to spread out across your nail and I found that I only needed two strokes to cover my entire nail. The bristles hold the varnish well without dripping all over the place and the polish is a good consistency; I found that it covered evenly and flooded into the edges, leaving me with a really great finish. I wouldn't exactly call it "mirror" but it does shine to a good degree, whilst maintaining a matt finish - I am aware that this sounds slightly contradictory, but I think that you have to see it to understand it!


      The polish was dry to the touch within a minute and completely dry within five minutes. One coat looked good, so I decided that as I was only testing this and I wasn't going anywhere special, I would only apply the second coat once the first started to chip - in my experience this is usually after about four hours! A whole day and a half later and the first coat started to chip, so I applied a second coat which covered well and there were no obvious ridges where the first coat had chipped; the second coat took no longer to dry than the first. Three days later and it started to look a little tired and chipped around the edges so I had to take it off. Three days has to be a record for me and I was really pleased with its staying power; it stood up to some tough treatment very well and I was pleasantly surprised.


      This polish comes off very easily with a few gentle swipes of remover and no scrubbing is required. My nails are not left stained, even though I have applied quite a strong colour with out a base coat. The condition of my nails has not changed at all; sometimes when I remove varnish after a couple of days wear they feel unconditioned and slightly rough, but this varnish does not seem to have affected them at all. I really cannot find anything wrong with this product; it is a pleasure to apply, it is low odour, it stays put and it looks great. I have now used this varnish several times and it has not yet let me down. I would highly recommend it, especially if you can buy it when it is on offer.

      Avon Mirror Shine is available from your local friendly Avon representative, or you can get it online at www.avonshop.co.uk

      Five polished shiny stars from me!

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        05.11.2009 11:56
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        Not as good as expected

        I just painted my nails with this, after the first coat I was really shocked so I thought I'd come onto dooyoo to see what others had to say about the product. Whilst I was waiting for my first coat to dry I was really suprised to see that overall this product had 5 stars.

        Avon Mirror Shine Nail Enamel is available exclusively from Avon. It is available in 5 colours at retails at £5 however it can often be found on a half price deal. I purchased the nail colour in Polished Pink. Taking the polish out of the black cardboard box I immediately noticed that the size of the bottle was quite small, especially for Avon. The nail varnish has a size of 8ml and looks like a mini bottle. The design of the bottle is the same as the above, where you are able to see the polish inside. The pink looks quite dark in colour but looks very shiny.

        Applying the nail polish I immediately noticed how badly it covered. You have to apply two coats but after the first coat my nails looked awful. I waited for it to dry where it looked slightly better and my nails were better covered so I applied a second coat. Again, whilst applying the second coat I wasn't too impressed with the coverage as it looked quite lumpy and darker in places than others. Once my nails had dried they did look slightly better. I felt that some nails looked really good whilst others still had uneven coverage and looked very poor. Therefore I opted to apply a third coat. When it dried I was pleased to see the majority of my nails did look good, the colour was strong and very shiny however there were still a few nails which didnt look good, they had lumps and bubbles aswell as uneven coverage.

        Overall I'm not overly impressed with this product. I absolutely love the colour and usually I am a massive fan of Avon Nail Enamel. The colour is fantastic but the coverage isn't so good and you need to prepare 2-3 coats in order for your nails to look presentable. I'm in half a mind whether to take the nail colour back off as I'm not sure if it will look nice enough to keep on.

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          27.10.2009 15:52
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          a great varnish

          Mirror shine nail enamel is sold exclusively by avon and is available in 4 different colours, gold foil, blue steel, metalic mauve and polished pink. It retails at £5 a bottle but can often be found on half price offers.

          I brought me the blue steel and metalic mauve a few weeks ago and they are two lovely colours, they are each an 8ml bottle so will last me quite some time. The brush to apply the nail varnish is quite small making it very easy to apply to my nails and goes on very nicely and evenly when applied in a thin layer to the nails, it doesnt take very long to dry either but it doesnt give a thick coverage and is a little see through still despite being such a dark colour so does require a second coat to look perfect.

          The sparkle in the nail varnish is very nice and isnt too much that you cant get away with it for every day wear and is just enough to look great for a night out too the only dislike i have with this is that it does chip off very easily and has to be re applied every two days to keep them perfect.

          The nail varnish removes very easily using nail varnish remover despite being a dark colour it doesnt dye the nails underneith and look a mess when you remove it like others i have used.

          This is a great nail varnish that is easy to apply and remove, i just wish it lasted longer.

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            15.03.2009 01:17
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            A good nail varnish for an even better price!!

            Avon's Mirror Shine nail varnish costs £5 per bottle but can be purchased for a cheaper price when Avon have a special offer on sometimes.

            It comes in 5 different shades which are Blue Steel, Metallic Mauve, Polished Pink, Gold Foil and Silver Foil.

            I am currently using the Polished Pink shade and it is truly stunning to look at. It is very reflective and makes the nails look very shiny which makes them stand out.

            I find that I have to apply 2 coats. The varnish goes on very easily and also dries extremely quickly.

            The only problem I find with this is that it tends to chip too easily and I find that I have to apply touch ups every day and a completely new coat every few days. It does last longer when put on the toe nails and looks great when wearing sandals on a night out.

            However, the colours and effects that it gives are great and the price won't break the bank either. I will be buying the Metallic Mauve shade next time.

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              09.02.2009 14:45
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              A beautiful nail varnish which will suit everyone.

              I love gold nail varnish so when I saw some in the Avon book I had to have a bottle. It's not that I wear nail enamel every single day or even every single month, but I like to have a small selection on my dressing table for special occasions and I am particularly impressed with this Mirror Shine Nail Enamel in the shade Gold Foil.

              I am wearing it right now as my granddaughter and I had a nail painting competition on Saturday and every time the light hits my nails now my nail varnish glimmers and glints with the most stunning shine I've seen in a nail varnish. Admittedly I haven't used many of these metallic shades in the past so don't have a lot to compare this one to, but this is a very good nail varnish indeed.

              The brush is quite short which makes it easy to control and I was able to paint my nails on both hands with very few smudges and these were easily put right using a nail varnish remover and a cotton bud. It's also very easy to get in and out of the bottle without having to worry that the bottle will fall over or that I am going to drip nail varnish down the side of the bottle.

              It takes 5 or 6 minutes for each coat to dry fully, I only have one coat on my nails and the effect is a subtle metallic shade but my granddaughter used three coats and the glittering shine is astounding. Once dried the varnish will last for a couple of days before beginning to chip and even then you could get another two days before it starts looking obviously worn. I used this nail varnish over Christmas and found it's a good one to touch up, I'm not sure if it's the thinner consistency compared to a lot of other nail varnishes I've used but several times I didn't need to remove it after chipping and simply filled in the gaps and then painted the whole nail with an extra thin layer. This would make my nails look as good as new and save the bother of removing it and then having to carefully repaint all my nails.

              I love the gold colour because it's so pretty looking and suits the kind of clothes I wear and if I wear make-up, which I don't as a rule, this colour goes well with the shades I favour. My granddaughter and daughter both wear the Metallic Mauve shade which suits their colouring is a stunningly bright nail varnish with fabulous wet look shine. There are other colours available including silver, pink and blue.

              The Mirror Shine Nail Enamel costs £5 a bottle from the Avon catalogue or you can order online at www.avon.uk.com They are often on special offer, when I bought mine you could buy two bottles for £7 so I bought my granddaughter her Mauve one too as the saving was too good to pass up. I believe they are on a similar offer now, although I'm not sure how long this will be on for but it's definitely worth you trying a couple of shades for that price as it really is a very good nail varnish.

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                08.02.2009 19:40
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                Well designed bottle, dries fairly fast , good nail varnish

                I really like this nail varnish in both the purple and the blue colours but didn't really like the gold version. I know this is the total opposite of the previous review.

                The reason I didn't like the gold version was because I felt that the gold colour looked a bit "dirty" or "tarnished" when it when on and it seemed a bit streaky. I have purchased other gold enamels which have been more metalic and gold looking when I had applied them.

                The other two however I had no problems with - perhaps I just had a bad bottle. I liked the shade of the purple -though I would agree that it wasn't as dark as the shade indicated in the brochure.

                The brushes are a good thickness and don't loose hairs so it is easy to get a good finish. It dries reasonably quickly - less than five minutes, though it does take at least two coats to get a good deep metallic look.

                I found that the varnish lasted a couple of days without chipping under general conditions.

                It is a well shaped bottle with a good stubby base so there is less chance of knocking the bottle over when trying to put the brush back in. These were a good investment I have had mine for about 6 or so months and they are still the same consistency that they were when I bought them.

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                  21.11.2008 14:51
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                  I love my new metallic nails.

                  I tried this nail enamel for the first time a few weeks ago and have since purchased all five colours in the range I like it so much. This product is a high-shine metallic nail enamel that leaves a genuine metallic effect on my nails when it dries.

                  I find that I need two coats to cover my nails properly but that each coat only takes around three or four minutes to dry which is a very acceptable time to completely dry in my mind. The enamel does chip which is a pain although the enamel comes in such a small bottle that it easy to carry around in my handbag so it is not a serious problem. Because the enamel dries very quickly, a quick touch up can be applied and be dried in under two minutes.

                  This enamel comes in Gold, Blue, Purple, Pink and Silver. The gold is my favourite and the blue comes a close second. Both shades are strong, metallic, shiny and glamorous as well as being extremely different from any other shade I have ever owned. The only colour I did not absolutely love was the purple as it looks like a strong, deep purple shade in the brochure but it is actually more like a mauve/lilac colour.

                  I think these are perfect for the party season and great for wearing with simple, classic outfits on nights out to give yourself a little edge. I love my polishes and highly recommend them to others.

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