Product Type: Avon makeup
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More Cadbury's Flakey than Mosaicy!
Avon Mosaic Effects Top Coat
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Avon Mosaic Effects Top Coat
Advantages: looks effective, lasts 2-3 days on your nails
Disadvantages: not as expected, you never know how the pattern is going to turn out
My mother bought this Avon mosaic effects nail polish a while ago.
She got it for me in white because at the time I think there were only black and white versions available and I had tried the Barry M nail effects paint in black, which I thought would be similar to this nail polish in black.
~ Price and availability ~
This mosaic effects nail polish is being pushed by Avon as a great stocking filler.
The product is now available in 9 different colours - black, white, silver, gold, red, green, blue, purple and pink.
It is in the latest Avon brochure for £3.25 per bottle, but it usually retails at £6.00 per bottle.
It can be ordered online at www.avonshop.co.uk or an order can be placed through your local Avon representative.
~ Appearance ~
The nail polish comes in the usual Avon nail polish bottle. It is rectangular, tall and flat and is made from clear glass. The lid is made from black plastic and is about an inch tall.
The front of this mosaic effects nail polish has a clear sticker on it with lots of black shapes in the top right hand corner. These are supposed to represent the mosaic effect that this nail polish creates.
The sticker also has, 'Avon mosaic effects top coat nail enamel' on the front in small black lettering. It also tells you that you get 12ml of nail polish in the bottle and that it was made in the UK.
~ Use ~
The nail polish is easy to apply with about two strokes per nail. The brush is quite a good width so if you really wanted to you could have applied this in one stroke per nail.
The polish is meant to go on over your nail colour. Initially it looks like a normal white nail polish, but as it dries it splits and cracks in a random way to create a design on your nails.
The mosaic effect I expected was not what I got with this product.
Over another nail colour, this white mosaic effects nail polish looks and feels matte and the white colour breaks into fine lines (like a Cadbury's flake - hence my title) rather than a mosaic effect.
This is the case no matter how many times I try and no matter which direction I sweep the brush in.
The effect looks nice sometimes, but because of the nature of the product you don't know when it is going to turn out nice and when it is going to turn out a pattern that I don't like.
Sometimes it looks like something has gone wrong.
I find it is best not to apply this nail polish too thickly as this will not crack as easily and may look out of place.
I find that the final effect lasts 2-3 days before starting to chip. For me, this isn't bad as most of my nail polishes chip after 2-3 days anyway. The nail polish has a matte finish, which I also think makes it easily to chip than a smooth glossy nail.
Overall I have been quite disappointed with this nail polish. It is not a mosaic effect at all, but it does produce quite a nice effect and I would consider buying this nail polish again in another colour.
Summary: Not bad!