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For years and years I have suffered from weak, brittle and chipped nails so much so that I became an habitual nail biter.
A friend of mine has lovely long mails and is able to use all the wonder different colours of nail varnish and yes I was extremely envious.
Having been invited to a wedding gave me the excuse I needed to make a determined effort to sort my nails out. While looking through an Avon catalogue I noticed the product called "Strong Results" which is a product in the Nail Experts range. The product number is 35188 and its priced at £5. I know Avon sometimes have offers on their products so it could be cheaper in certain brochures.
The Strong Results arrived in a black shiny box measuring about 9cm high. On the front of the box are the Avon logo and the product name. On the other 3 sides are the instructions written in very, very small writing in loads of different languages.
On opening the box the product is in clear glass oval shaped bottle similar to that of ordinary nail varnish bottles with a white screw on top with the applicator attached. The bottle holds 12ml which is slightly larger than many nail varnish bottles and the liquid
solution is cloudy in appearance and not at all like I was expecting as most product of this nature are usually clear.
Now the idea is to apply the solution twice a day and according to the literature you should notice a difference within 5 days.
So I opened the bottle and applied the contents with the application brush. The first thing I noticed was how thin the liquid was and then the sweet pungent smell similar to strong cocoa powder emerged but this quickly disappeared. The liquid spreads easily like applying nail varnish and the applicator has long fine bristles to ensure a good coverage of all the nail. Don't apply to cracked skin around the cuticles though as I found it stings!
Also you are instructed not to wear nail varnish while using this product. I'm not sure what would happen if you did as I followed the instructions given.
The liquid dries quickly and the nail looks as though there is nothing on it - totally invisible, unlike other products which give the impression of clear nail varnish and add a certain sheen to the nail when they dry.
Does it work ? - Well I have just been complimented on my nails which has led me to write this review. My nails have grown well, they are not brittle, flaky or chipped and I have just purchased a range of different coloured nail varnishes. I did notice a difference in 5 days but I have used the product for about 5 weeks now. I also think that will power and a determination to have nice nails for a change also helped the growth.
I just have to hope I don't break one now before the wedding in a few weeks.
If you don't have an Avon representative you can by online at www.avon.co.uk.
Avon Nail Experts Cuticle Balm
Avon are one of those companies that have been around donkeys and I always remember the phrase Avon calling or the Avon lady. Although I never used to notice a rep in the area we lived. When I started working I saw the catalogues on offer and the reps who sold them. I guess they used to be very popular before the good old tinternet and online shopping.
Before I went into teaching a few years ago I used to be an Avon rep on top of a 9-5 office job (Shhhhhssshhh I was an Avon lady) and the goal being to get some extra pennies. Sadly that didn't happen as I didn't make that much due to living in the country and I used to often buy things to help boost my orders then ended up getting addicted to the products and buy all kinds. I seemed to spend more than I earned and so it was a bit of a doomed venture. But along the way I did pick up some good products to use and then have since bought them randomly online or through another rep.
**Avon Nail Experts Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Balm**
The product category seems to cover all the nail experts' range which covers quite a few items. The product I am reviewing is the Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Balm. (It has now been replaced by the name Nail Experts Cuticle Balm). So its just the same but without the words vitamin E. It still has similar oils in it to help moisturise and soften. It will set you back £5 a pot and it comes in a pot and not a tube though.
You might think £5 is expensive but this stuff lasts for ages as you don't need to use it everyday and only need the smallest amount to work some wonders to your nails. It is especially good for weak, rugged, rough, unkempt, split, unlooked after nails........so basically will suit lots of peeps!
It is in a round little tub with a screw lid and is cream coloured. On opening it you get a sweet smell from the balm and it is a soft pink colour. The information on the packaging is quite limited as it just really states that it is a nail and cuticle balm and not to let children under 3 use it!
**What is special about it**
Well Avon reckon that I you massage this stuff or the newer version of it that it will make your cuticles feel moistured and looking less ragged. The vitamin e or oils help to soften them and keep them more shiny.
**Does it work**
It does work really well if you put your finger in the tub to get some of the balm it feels quite squishy and is quite a weird paste like texture. The smell of it is quite pleasant and the moment you put it on your nails and cuticles it soaks up the balm. I find you can use a tiny amount or a big dollop depending on how wrecked your nails and cuticles are. My nails seem to e weak and my cuticles often need softening. I do use hand creams too on the nails and cuticles but find that this seems to be more intense. I don't use this a lot but more or less once a week and I don't need much to apply.
I find they do look shinier and have a glow to them. They also seem to soften well to make it easier to push back the cuticles.
**Is it worth it**
Definitely at £5 you may think that sounds steep but this little pot lasts for yonks. It only needs using perhaps once a week and the version I have has been replaced by a shiny new one: - Nail Experts Cuticle Balm.
So I would wholly recommend it and say buy it from your local rep and see if it's on offer as that is when you get better deals or go onto the online shop and buy it there.
Firstly I must apologise for this being in the wrong category, I haven't been able to submit a request for a new product addition so I have placed this here for now. Nail Sprinkles are a new product that Avon have launched in time for the festive season. They are a form of nail art, but unlike many fancy nail art products that are difficult to apply yourself, Nail Sprinkles are extremely easy to apply. There are four different variations of Sprinkles, two of which are glittery, a pink and a silver version, and two which are made up with coloured foil cut out shapes, a lilac heart shape and a star shape. I purchased the silver glitter nail sprinkles, the glitter sprinkles are basically very fine glitter particles which you sprinkle onto wet nail polish or base coat to create a simple but stunning festive look. The Sprinkles are packaged in a small plastic circular container which has a small hole in the centre in order to monitor the flow of the sprinkles, the pot is sealed with a screw top lid. Nail Sprinkles can be used in many ways and you can be as creative with them as you like. If you are a beginner and just want to get used to applying the sprinkles you can start off by just painting a clear base coat onto your nails and then whilst it is still wet simply shake the nail sprinkles onto it, (they just stick to the tacky base coat), once you have applied the sprinkles simply seal with a clear top coat. The finished look will be simple but effective and a pleasant change from nail varnish alone. As a huge fan of lilac I decided to paint my nails with my favourite metallic lilac nail polish, when it was dry I applied a small amount of base coat to the tips of my nails, (in the same way you create the tips of a French manicure), I then sprinkled the silver glittery particles onto my nails to create a French style manicure with a difference. The result is both unusual and eye catching. You can be as cre
ative as you like with the nail sprinkles, if you have a steady hand you could paint a simple swirly pattern onto your nails or perhaps a star, if you purchase more than one pot you could attach a lilac heart to your nail and then cover the tips with silver glitter, the choices are endless - basically you can apply the sprinkles to any part of your nail that remains tacky with undried polish or top/base coat. Whilst the sprinkles are easy to apply I would warn you that the glitter particles do tend to get everywhere, I applied them over the bathroom sink, however, when you shake them onto the nail you do tend to shake out more than you need and therefore expect the sink and everywhere else to get covered too. If you are sensible, (unlike me), you could put a sheet card underneath your hands and then you can funnel the leftover glitter back into the pot, otherwise there is quite a lot of waste. Where I had excess glitter particles I blew then off, I wouldn't advise this as they tend to go everywhere, I had them on the carpet, up my arms and even on my face. One pot of nail sprinkles contained enough glitter for me to adequately cover each nail tip on both my hands. I do still have some glitter left and if I had been more sensible and funneled back in the excess I am sure that the pot would have lasted for at least two applications. I applied the nail sprinkles to my nails on Sunday morning and they still look as effective as they did when I applied them - they have not chipped or peeled off at all. Each pot of nail sprinkles at costs £2.00. The only negative thing I would say about the nail sprinkles is that it does take a little bit of practice to apply the clear top coat neatly to the tips of your nails as you cannot see it very well, however, despite the fact that I have painted a bit too deeply in places and have more glitter on some nails than on others I have still had lots of compliments and the mist
akes aren't really badly obvious. Any little girl who finds a pot of nail sprinkles in her stocking is sure to be delighted - and if you are a big kid like me and like anything glittery or a bit unusual you are sure to like these too. As nail sprinkles are an Avon product they are not available on the High Street, however if you do not have an Avon representative call on you then you can order Avon Products on line by visiting www.avon.uk.com. Thank you for reading. Julie
For me Avon hit a real winner with this product. I always get brittle nails and I have been looking for a product that will strengthen my nails. So when I was looking through the Avon book as I normally do I came across this product. It was also on offer which meant I got a very good buy-a medium sized bottle for £2 which just made it even a better buy. I was quite impressed by the packaging and bottle it looked very stylish, nothing against Avon products but normally they come in rather ordinary packaging. It is clear liquid which you apply on your nails and before long you will realise that your nails are much stronger and less likely to break. This product will help prevent your nails from cracking, splitting or even snapping. The last thing you need is one nail to break which means it spoils the rest of your nails. But, if you use this product all that will be a thing of the past. When you do apply this product for the first week do not use any nail polish. Then polish your nails with the liquid and wait for the results. It does dry quite quickly. The only thing is that when I recommended this product to my friend she used it for a week, twice a day but her nails still broke. So she used it for a bit longer and although her nails didn?t break that often they were still fragile. However, for me this product was excellent. My nails haven?t broken since I started using this product and now I only have to use it once or twice a week. Also, the bottle will last you a long time as you only have to use the desired amount. Overall, this is a must for anyone who has brittle nails. It is perfect for anyone doing a lot of washing up or anyone who likes long nails but always manages to break one.
Avon strong results really does live up to it's name. For a bottle which costs £4.00 for a 12ml size it is very good. You can buy it on offer sometimes at £2.00, better stock up then eh!. The results are quick , I noticed the result within a week. my nails were getting quite weak before and kept snapping. using this clear looking enamel gives a shine to your nails whilst improving their condition. You only need to apply it every other day especially if you do a lot of washing up. I know a lady who only buys this product, she says it is better than the more expensive stuff.
i recently purchased avon strong results from my avon agents offers in the clearance deals section at a bargain price of 99 p it is a misty liquid and goes on like clear nail varnish and tries quite quickly it made my nails go really strong but they still cracked but under neath the strong results polish so that the nail did not break which was ok. you are supposed to apply it twice a day for maximum strength and not wear nail varnish but i can never really be bothered to use it twice a day and use it a couple of times a week - its great!
I treated myself to an Avons frech manicure set, it looked and sounded wonderful in the brochure. You get two bottles of nail varnish, which is OK, and a few sticky strips. You put a sticky strip on the nail, leaving just the end uncovered. This end bit is painted with the white nail varnish, you then peel the strip off and paint the whole nail with the fleshy coloured nail varnish. Sounds great but it's not. The white varnish is brilliant white, I'm sure it would glow in the dark,and you only get enough sticky strips for two applications. You are then left with nearly two whole bottles of varnish, Ok if you have a very steady hand. I was left with strips because I wanted a realistic looking manicure job, not nails looking like I had dipped the ends in white gloss paint. I certainly wasted my money.
Length and Strength Complex with diamond dust to strengthen nails! I hadn't seen an Avon brochure for years when a new friend asked me if I'd like to look at one. My nails were always breaking, splitting, cracking or something, but not nice anyway so I decided to give this product a try. It comes in a stylish square bottle with a square white lid with gold 'Avon' logo on the top and is also boxed with full instructions for use. When you start you're meant to put it on once or twice a day for seven days and not use nail polish for that period of time. The fluid itself is sort of cloudy and you paint it on like nail polish and it dries really quickly. My nails are already feeling stronger and I'm just five days into the intensive treatment! It also doesn't look like I've used the stuff at all so it'll last ages. After the seven days you're meant to use it when you feel like your nails need extra conditioning, I'll probably use it once or twice a week.