Product Type: Avon makeup
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French manicure at home
Avon Nail Experts French Manicure Set
Member Name: louisechackett
Avon Nail Experts French Manicure Set
Advantages: nice look, easy to use
Disadvantages: stickers are rubbish, can be a bit runny
One of the gifts that my sister bought me for Christmas last year was the Avon nail expert's French manicure set. I often paint my nails in this way and so she knew it would be a gift that I would appreciate.
The nail expert's French manicure set came presented in a small thin cardboard box which was black and looked quite glossy. The box was simple in its design with plain white writing but to be honest I liked this look as I felt it looked quite classy and should you choose to keep the box it wouldn't look out of place on a dressing table.
Inside the box you get a bottle of 12ml white nail polish for doing the tips of the nail as well as a 12ml bottle of a pinky nude varnish which is used as the overcoat to make the nail stand out and look fresh. As well as the bottles of varnish also included in the kit was a set of stickers which are designed to be put on the nail and allow easier and more accurate painting of the tip.
I was keen to have a go with this nail set and so I first got all of the things out of the box and laid them in front of me. There is no need to apply a base coat to the nail using this set so you do not need to worry that the guide stickers will pull that off and make a mess of your nails before you even get going. My nails are varying lengths sadly as they all too often break so I often have a decent tip on my thumb but smaller nails through the rest of my hand. I went about trying to apply the stickers to my nails but they just didn't seem to stick well at all. Now I did wonder if this was down to the length of my nails but on subsequent occasions when my nails have been longer they still don't seem to stick properly, lifting up and allowing the white nail varnish to smudge underneath so I soon stopped using those. Luckily I can paint a decent enough tip on my nails without a guide and this is something that comes with practice so I would definitely say give it a go.
The white nail varnish which is used for the tip is quite thin I found but to be honest one coat is enough. You could apply two coats if you wanted it to really stand out of course but I would advise allowing the first coat to dry fully first as there is a lot of layering with a French manicure. I always make sure I wipe some of the varnish on the inside rim of the bottle too because as it is thin it can suddenly drop off the brush and I like to avoid that wherever possible! The pinky nude colour is ok although I do prefer the more sparkly one I already have at home from another brand. The pink could do with being a little bit lighter because when you paint over the white tip it does stand out a little more than I would like but unless you are a hand model I am sure you would be happy with the results as a whole!
The kit is really easy to use and in my humble opinion French manicured nails just look the best because they are classic and timeless. This kit provides an easy way to achieve this look although I would like it if there was a clear top coat provided as well because the varnish does usually chip after a couple of days as my hands are often washing up or doing other housework! You can buy this kit from Avon for £6.50 but they do often have offers so it is worth looking out for those as you may pick it up for half price in the run up to Christmas.
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: Worth looking for on offer!