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I do like to paint my nails- it's a great way to add a little bit of colour to the day and always makes me feel like I'm pampering myself. Avon offer their Nailwear nail varnish in a large number of colourful and appealing shades, and I'm always tempted by these when I open the Avon catalogue.
Recently, I purchased a bottle of Nailwear in the shade Blue Water Lilies; this shade has only been added recently, so it looks as though it is one of the temporary, seasonal shades Avon add to their range rather than a permanent addition to the collection. Blue Water Lilies is a light blue/lilac shade with a touch of sparkle, and it looks really pretty in the bottle. On the subject of the bottle, Avon have revamped their makeup range and packaging in an attractive, more minimalist style. The bottle is now squarer than the one illustrated, and with a squarer font to the front. It looks much more professional (in keeping with the fact Avon have rebranded it Nailwear Pro +) and sleek.
The bottle looks great, but unfortunately the applicator brush isn't anything out of the ordinary; when you first open the bottle, an awful lot of nail varnish is loaded onto the brush, making it harder to apply. The texture of the nail varnish is quite good but I found it hard to get the right quantity onto the brush, meaning that I was applying more to my nails than I would have liked. Once on the nail, the varnish spread nicely and, despite the light colour of the varnish, the colour spread evenly and did not streak.
I felt like this nail varnish took quite a long time to dry- I waited about ten minutes before applying the next coat, because the varnish still seemed tacky up to that point and I was worried about smudging it. Once the second coat was applied, the colour was bright and vibrant with a glossy finish, and I was happy with the quality.
I found this varnish to be quite long-lasting, which is particularly good as I tend to do quite a lot of typing so my nails can take quite a lot of punishment. I keep my nails fairly short, which I think does help a little. My varnish didn't chip for four days, which might be a long way short of the ten days promised but I have yet to find a varnish that lasts anywhere near that long!
I paid £3 for this nail varnish, reduced from the normal catalogue price of £6- I think £3 was a reasonable price. Avon often run offers in their brochures or online so it is often possible to buy this nail varnish at a decent price.
I have this nail polish in Midnight Plum which is a really dark purple colour.
~ Appearance ~
It comes in a large 12ml bottle, just like the one pictured. The bottle is quite tall and flat, but with rounded edges. I don't think it is as nice as the more up to date bottles that Avon sell.
The black plastic lid is also tall and is quite large and slightly more awkward to grip than Avon's other nail polishes.
The bottle is made from clear glass and has a clear sticker on the front with, 'Avon nailwear 12ml' on it. It is very plain and simply designed.
The bottom of the bottle has a small round sticker with the name of the shade and the UK address for Avon on it.
~ Price and availability ~
I don't believe that this nail polish is still available to buy direct from Avon as it has been replaced by the 'Nailwear pro' range, but it can still be found in a range of colours on www.amazon.co.uk and www.ebay.co.uk for around the £1.99 mark. I think the original retail price was around £6.00.
~ Use ~
The lid twists off to reveal a very long brush. The brush is quite narrow and it takes me 3 strokes to apply this nail polish onto each nail.
It is easy to apply and appears a very dark purple colour. It has a nice reflective shine to it, but it doesn't have shimmer or glitter in it. Once applied it looks smart and elegant. The nail polish feels smooth and gives the impression of good quality.
It does not take long to dry. It probably takes the same length of time as any other nail polish - around 2-3 minutes.
The nail polish lasts on your nails for about 3 days before beginning to chip or show signs of wear and needing to be touched up or reapplied. I find that this is the most that I can get out of a nail polish on my fingernails, but it lasts longer on your toenails and I think the colour is great for toenails as well.
I would definitely consider buying this nail polish again as it looks really nice on. I love the colour of the one I have and I think the nail polish has more shine than other polishes I have used.
As people will know if they have read any of my other reviews, I use a lot of nail varnish, I buy most brands at least once to try them and do a lot of nail art etc so need a vast range of colours to use a base coats.
Avon Nailwear is a range that I have bought from many times both from Avon and eBay. There are roughly about 25ish different colours in this range and I use these more often than not. In this range there are plain colours as well as clear (which every girl needs) there are shimmery colours and a few with glitter. My favourite colours have to be Cosmic Blue which is a bright sapphire blue, it is a very bold eye catching colour. Plum seduction which is a purple/plum rich deep colour. Noir Emerald a medium green that really shines in the light and Viva pink, a bold Barbie shade of pink that can't be ignored. These colours spring to mind as they are bright and in your face. Romance is a shimmery pink colour that is delicate and lends itself to prettier designs for me, all the colours though are a nice consistency and cover very well, I find that some brands can be gloopy and not go on easily, not this one though. The brush is small and easy to use, the colour sweeps on to the nail nicely and two coats give a lovely lustre, a bold cover. With two coats you have to give it a little longer drying time but they dry easily and are very sturdy and do not chip or peel easily.
Lovely colours and brand, I do recommended these on a regular basis, and I re-stock my collection as they keep going missing....into friends bags lol
I received this Avon Nailwear polish as a part of a Christmas gift the year before last and stored it away without even trying it until I rediscovered it again a few months ago!
This nail varnish is made by Avon which is a wholly online and brochure based retailer that has been established since 1932, I think my first knowledge of them was watching Edward Scissorhands! The nail varnish comes in a curved, solid glass bottle, it is oval shaped and quite heavy to hold. The lid is a thick black shiny plastic, which follows the curvilinear shape of the base. The lid screws on and off to seal. On opening the bottle there is the typical nail varnish brush inside, this is nearly the length of the bottle so it is easy to reach the polish inside.
The brush itself has really long and quite thick bristles, they are slightly spread and flat shaped for easy varnish application. This is great for applying a fast coat to your nails as only two or three strokes covers the majority of my nails surface.I have quite long nails and the size of the brush and consistency of the varnish means that it picks up loads of polish, quite often too much so I have to remove some back into the bottle which is something to look out for. It's consistency means that it is quite hard to control where it goes, i.e. onto and over the edges of my nails, though I find I do this with most nail varnishes.
The colour I have is a lovely summer baby pink and it goes on just as you would think from looking at the bottle. When I apply the first coat it is quite patchy and uneven, so a second coat is a must with this polish. The first coat dries in about 5 to 10 minutes, then the second coat can be applied. This totally covers any odd patches and give my nails a really solid and acrylic appearance, which looks lovely. The second coat takes quite a while to dry, I give it at least half an hour before I do anything at all involving my hands!
I am most impressed with the length of time this polish takes to come off or chip! My nails tend to go a day or two before they start to look tied and messy, but this polish stays great looking for at least 3 - 4 days, obviously you can get the odd chip but it is noticeably stronger than my other nail polishes.
This is a 12ml Bottle and retails at £6, but they are often on offer on Avon's website. I will definitely be buying more of these, I really didn't think I would be this impressed with it :)
My nails are naturally very long and I have decided to make more of an effort with their up-keep. It can be time consuming to stick to a full-on nail care routine with soaking, shaping cuticles, filing, preparing and painting. After you've gone through all that effort you want a lasting result that will make your nails look fabulous. I normally avoid buying make-up products from Avon because it is so hard to tell if the colours shown will actually match up in real life, however a friend gave this to me and so I was happy to give it a try. You can purchase Avon cosmetics from your local Avon lady, or online at www.avonshop.co.uk.
The bottle has a nice curved oval shape, with a clear glass base and a black plastic lid. The lid screws off and there is a long brush applicator attached within that you use to put the polish on. Because the bottle is clear this allows you to easily see how much nail varnish is left inside the bottle. You get 12ml of product which is a large amount and will last for plenty of uses.
The shade I have is called "Range of Rose" the nail varnish is a pretty coral pink colour that is also loaded with shimmery golden glitter. It is a fresh and feminine shade that looks great through spring and summer. This is not the sort of colour that I would have picked for myself, but after trying it I really love it. The glitter has a beautiful quality to it and is much unlike other glitter polishes that I have seen. Instead of having big shiny sparkly chunks of glitter that have a "party time" sort of look, this nail varnish has micro-fine tiny bits of glitter that provide a really subtle level of shimmer and add a real depth to the nail varnish. You get a lovely liquid looking effect when the light catches the polish as you move your hands, and although the shade isn't overly bright this still stands out and looks eye-catching.
The nail polish itself has quite a thin and runny consistency which makes it quick and easy to apply. It spreads well and you only need to use a little to fully cover the nail. I built up the colour by applying two coats, and this gives a subtle sheer look. To get a more dense block of colour I had to apply three coats.
This nail polish took a long time to dry when I had applied so many layers, and I had to be very careful afterwards to avoid marking or smudging the polish before it had dried completely. With applying two coats it dried a bit quicker, but was still very easily marked and I had to re-do one of my nails that ended up with a smudge after I had pressed my hand against the inside of my handbag.
I noticed that the colour started to scuff away at the tips of my nails very quickly - within the first day - leaving the whites underneath showing at the edges. Other than this it seemed to wear pretty well and each time I have worn this colour on my nails I have been pleased with its staying power. However, the scuffed tips are very annoying, although I suppose it is inevitable due to working in an office and typing with my nails every day. I tried again and the next time I re-painted my nails with the same nail polish I finished up by applying a clear top coat to seal the polish. I made sure to cover over the whole area of colour, and also carried the top coat over the edges of my nails so that the tips would be protected. This helped to slightly improve the longevity, although I was still left with scuffed tips after only a couple of days of wear.
To sum up, I think it is a pain in the neck to have to spend so much time layering and waiting for the polish to dry fully, and it is all too easy to end up smudging the polish even after an hour or two left drying. This can ruin all your hard work and is a big disappointment when it happens. The majority of the colour is long lasting, but I do always end up with the annoying scuffed tips which can make a nice manicure look messy quickly. However, I would probably look to buy this one for myself as I was very impressed by the quality and effect of this shimmery shade.
What an amazing nail varnish, it is so pretty and such an amazing vibrant colours.
Nail enamel comes in such amazing colours tghe purples and pink are beautiful and the blues are great for the toe nails it gives your hands a real boost and makes your hands look wow.
The nail varnish lasts at least 5 days and contains diamond dust for a better look and more attractive look too. The formula even has strengthing powers which is better for the nails and makes your nails stronger and healthier, so not only do you get heathy nails your get great colours too.
There is plenty of choice and every women will find her perfect colour.
Each pot of nail varnish comes in a 7ml clear bottle so you can see the colour you want easily. So you do not need to worry about finding the colour as in the broucher the tester shades are exactly what you get which is brilliant.
One layer is more than enough two layers is plenty the polish is not too thick or heavey either it is slightly runny but that is not a real problem.
£5 is great value and cheaper than some brands that are avliable to buy these days.
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel
Yes, this is yet another review about something I bought from Avon! This time its about a nail polish, from a category I haven't posted anything for yet - nails.
One of the reasons I decided to buy some Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel from Avon is because a few of my friends who have it told me that it was a really good nail polish, one of the best if not the best they had used, and it never chipped off. I didn't own many nail polishes with don't chip off so I thought I would try this one and see if they were right.
There is a large selection of shades you can choose from in the brochure, ranging from golds to reds to purples and browns. Here is the full list:
The shades that I seem to sell most of are Viva Pink, Midnight Plum and Wicked. I have tried these three and think they are all really nice colours; viva pink is a bright stunning pink, midnight plum is my favourite, a mysterious dark purple and wicked is a dark glittering shade that a lot of people have bought.
When you paint this on it takes about one minute to dry but that is all. It is easy to remove with nail polish remover. It is also quite shiny.
The bottle this nail enamel comes in isn't anything unusual or completely unique, in fact it is just a rectangular glass bottle with a long black lid, also rectangular. The bottle itself is made of clear glass and all the bottles are the same for each colour. The text on the bottle is white, it says 'AVON' at the top and then below that it says 'nailwear pro', there is a line and then below this line it says 'nail enamel'. All of this is white.
The bottle contains 12ml, which for a nail enamel is quite a lot and this does last a long time.
The brush you use to paint this onto your nails with is like with most nail polishes, attached to the end of the lid. It is easy to use and although it isn't anything too special or amazing it is just like an average nail polish brush, and is perfect for putting the nail enamel on with.
Price and Availability
As mentioned before this is from Avon, so if you want to buy it you can order through your representative, or if you don't have one you can order online from the avon website, www.avon.uk.com.
The price for this is marked in the brochure as normally £6, although as with most products from Avon I find it is on offer quite a lot and is often reduced to around £3, which is the price it was when I bought it. Currently, in Campaign 3 you will find this is £6 on page 36 in the brochure. Avon has also bought out a new range of nail enamels this campaign, called 'NEW Speed Dry+ Nail Enamel'. It is basically the same as the one I am reviewing except it dries in only 30 seconds.
My friends were right - this nail enamel just doesn't chip at all! It lasts at least five days without chipping, and by that time I feel like trying a different shade anyway, so all week I look like I've had my nails done professionally and I sometimes get people asking me where I got them done. It feels great to say I did them all myself!
In the brochure this is described as: 'Advanced formula nail enamel contains diamond dust and acrylic known for strengthening, and protection properties giving your nails a high - gloss finish.' It must be the acrylic that stops the enamel from chipping. I completely agree with this product description and for once think it is really an accurate account of what the nail polish is like.
It is also says in the brochure 'high shine lasts up to 10 days'. I don't think I have ever worn the same nail polish for this long so I can't say if this is true or not, but I have worn it for about five days and it is very shiny.
I recommend this for all the reasons above. It is a fantastic product, one I will definitely be buying again when it runs out, or when I feel like trying a new shade. For me there are no disadvantages with the product itself. The only thing with this that counts as a disadvantage is probably the fact that it comes from Avon, and not everyone will be able to order it.
I have a number of these nail varnishes and have used them regularly throughout the years. Up until recently I only received them as gifts as for nail varnish, they are quite expensive however I have now began to buy them myself.
You can find the nail varnish in the make up section of the avon brochure, which you can order through your avon rep or otherwise you can order online. They come in a vast range of colours (around 15-20) and it is worth noting that it is now called Pro-wear Nail Enamel and the bottle has change its shape and is more square. They currently retail at £6 per bottle however they can often be found on special offers such as £5 each or 2 for £8. Limited colours can also be found in the sales leaflets.
The nail varnish comes in a carboard box which I think gives a touch of luxury and quality to it and also makes it easier to store. The boxes I've got are a smart navy blue in colour with simplistic labelling to the front. On the top of the box it states what colour the nail varnish is meaning that if you have a number of them it is easier to find the colour you want. On the back of the box the varnish is described as 'glossy and long wearing chip resistant formula' it also tells you to apply 2 coats. Each bottle is a staggering 12ml so therefore I think you are getting fab value for money considering most nail varnishes are infact only 6 or 8mls in size. The bottle itself is a slightly rounded shape with a large black lid. Again, the writing on the bottle is simplistic allowing you to see the colour inside.
I followed the instructions on the bottle and first applied base coat and then 2 coats of the varnish. The first coat provided me with fairly even coverage although it was patchy in places and you could see a second coat was needed. After waiting for the first coat to dry I applied a second coat and this provided me with even coverage which was strong in colour and dried evenly. I finished mine off with top coat and the varnish lasted well for 5 days and then started to get a few small chips.
When I came to take the nail varnish off one thing I did notice was that it was quite difficult to remove. However, it did come off with a little bit of elbow grease and all was removed leaving no traces.
Overall I think this nail varnish is really good. It provides good coverage and a nice strong colour. Avon offer some fab offers on this product so it is worth looking out for. I will continue to buy this product as I think it is fantastic quality and the bottle lasts a long time without going gloopy over time. Highly recommended.
This is called Nailwear Pro nail varnish now but it's the same product with a few more colours added that brings the range up to date. When I was sorting my nail varnish draw out I found 6 of these Nailwear Pro nail varnishes and realised that I'd been using a couple of them thinking they were a completely different brand because you can't see the details of them on the label when it's the darker colours.
There are about 20 colours in this range including a clear nail varnish and 2 wicked neon colours that come out a few books ago and are bang up to date. They all come in a 12ml bottle, the brush is good and makes it easy to apply tidy on my nails because it's just the right length and thickness. The thing is that as far as quality goes the range isn't very consistent and the different colours all act different, it's easy for me to see that having so many from the same range but if you've only ever brought one and been disappointed then I reckon you should try another colour and see if it's any better.
They cost £6.00 full price but are usually reduced to £5.00 or on special offer with other products to get you a discount, I say wait because a fiver for a nail varnish that you might not like is a bit much.
The ones I have got are:-
This is one of the new neon colours and it's a bright sunny yellow. It's a bit runnier than the rest of them so give the bottle a shake before you apply it, even then it's a bit runny and it's easy to miss your nail and end up with the colour on your skin but when it's on it looks wicked. I am wearing it at the minute and put it on on Friday afternoon and it hasn't chipped at all yet, the colour hasn't faded either and I reckon Avon might be right when they say the shine lasts for 10 days. The other neon shade is called Coral Reef, I haven't got that one but my mate wears it and it's a bright orange that looks wicked on her toenails especially.
This is a demin inspired colour that was dead trendy over the summer. I've nearly finished this bottle because I went mad on it when I brought it and had blue nails for weeks! It goes on lovely and smooth but is a bit washed out so I had to use at least 2 coats every time I wore it and more like 3 usually. Once the colour is built up it looks wicked though, it chipped dead quick and I reckon I only got 2 - 3 days out of it and because you have to put so many coats on it's hard to retouch without removing the whole nail and starting again.
This one's a very deep purple and is on of them that I thought was another brand because you can't see the word Avon on the bottle very well because of how dark the colour is! For such a dark colour it goes on proper neat and doesn't look gloopy out of the bottle, it lasts for at least 4 days without chipping and it was dead easy to retouch because with this colour you get a wicked coverage with just 1 coat. It's a lovely shiny shade and perfect for a night out.
This is a fun bright pink shade that is nearly neon itself. It didn't chip at all and that amazed me because of how thick this one is and how thick it goes on. The colour fades dead quick though and after just over 1 day it didn't look half as bright or vibrant as when it was fresh on. I left it on for 5 days last week and ended up taking it off because of how much it had faded and was amazed that there wasn't a single chip. Watch out with this one though because it will stain your nails if you don't wear a base coat and it makes them look a horrible peach colour.
My least fave out of all of them because it hasn't got any staying power at all and chipped after a few hours of me applying it. This shade is proper gloopy and I thought it was hard to get a smooth finish like you have to with red nail varnishes or else they look crap. It's a wicked colour though and I wish it was a better quality nail varnish because the bright shiny pillarbox red is perfect for a night out.
A pearly pale pink nail varnish this one is lovely for during the day or when bright nail varnish isn't appropriate. It doesn't chip for ages after you've put it on and I haven't wore this for ages but I remember it lasting days, I wore it for a wedding last year and went for a weekend away straight from the reception and it still looked good when I got back! I remember it was this one because this is the only nail varnish I've got that's anything like this colour!
I have used AVON Nail enamel for approx. 12 years. It costs £5 per bottle but AVON often have offers on where you can buy 2 for £6 which I think is very good value, or sometimes have intro offers where the nail enamel is £3 or £2.50. You can buy AVON off a representative that calls to your door or direct from the AVON website.
They have a vast array of colours, at least 20, but what I like is they update the range all the time, so in Autumn they might have a new brown/bronze tone; in spring the new pink shades come back and there are always the solid range of colours that you would expect to be able to buy.
The bottles are 12ml which is about the standard industry size, and AVON change the packaging a lot, but basically it is a glass bottle with a plastic lid. In my opinion the brushes are slightly too long, I often feel I don't have the control in some cases when I am painting the nails.
The viscosity of the nail enamel is quite thin, and I really like it like that as 2 thin coats is much better than one gloopy thick coat. The nail enamel dries really quickly, probably in less than 5 minutes and doesn't chip. I find that having 2 thin coats gives a good coverage and most importantly lasts several days especially when finished with an AVON topcoat - but that is not necessary if you don't want to go for that stage.
The colours are very vibrant and the pictures on the website/in the book are quite accurate to show you the colour. Overall I think this is a brilliant value nail enamel and a long, lasting hard wearing brand. I much prefer it to OPI!
I love nail varnish so anytime I can find an excuse to buy one I will!
I wear nail varnish most days of the week if I have the time and running after 2 babies I need one thats going to last and not chip after one day!
When I saw these ones in the Avon book and the different colours they had to choose from I had to try one. It was on offer when I ordered and was approximately £5-which is a bit on the high side for a nail varnish I first thought but when I used it it was so worth it.
The bottle is a very good size and I have had mine for quite a few months now and still loads left. I bought it in red and pink and there both great. They have decent size brushes the best bit being the fact they are long handled! (I hate the ones that have stumpy handles so your hand goes over the nail when painting) so plus side for me. The polish glides on nice and smooth and with 2 coats the colour looks professional. (I actually got a lot of compliments about who did my nails when I wore the red as they looked perfect) The colour is solid too it is exactly the colour what is in the bottle and not watery or a different shade like some can be.
The nail polish lasted me about 4 days and then started to chip badly. This is great for me as I have never found one-even the ones that state 7 days on them-that lasts more then 3.
I love these nail varnishes they are definetly my favorite ones to use.
I don't tend to wear nail varnish on my hands except for special occasions as I always find it chips and I hate having tatty nails. However I cannot bear having naked toe nails so I always like to have a selection of polishes for my feet. I tend to choose darker shades and I am really not very brand loyal.
When an AVON brochure found its way to me I was more than happy to give their nail varnishes a go. The product they are now selling does not look like the Dooyoo picture as the bottle is now a square shape. It is called nailwaer pro. The price was £6 for a 12ml bottle and there were 19 shades to choose from. The product is described as containing diamond dust and acrylic to give a long lasting shine and nail protection.
I eventually settled on a shade called "decadence" which looked purple in the brochure. I eagerly anticipated the arrival of my new nail varnish. When it arrived the bottle was packed in a cardboard outer, this looked nice and probably protected the product but I thought it was probably unnecessary packaging. The bottle is a flat square shape and looks lovely, it feels quite solid and the varnish colour can be seen clearly.
I gave the bottle a good shake and noticed how I could hear the ball bearing rattling around really quickly. This struck me as being a bit odd as normally you cannot hear this clearly when shaking the bottle. The brush is a little uncomfortable to hold due to the square lid but at least it was a good size. When I opened the bottle I thought the colour was gorgeous, it is a pearlised dark purple, just my sort of thing. However I was shocked at how runny it was, the consistency was so thin it almost came off the brush onto the floor whilst I was using it. It seemed to go on my nails ok but was a little stripy due to the thinness of the colour. Even though the product was thin it seemed to take ages for the varnish to dry. It would certainly not be suitable for just a one-coat application but I don't think many varnishes are so I always use two coats. I have been using some quick drying polishes at the moment so I may have just forgotten how long things normally take to dry. I suppose it was a good 5-10 minutes before I could put a second coat on. After the second coat the coverage was lovely and I was very pleased with the colour.
I tend to find that my toenails do not chip very much and I tend to change the polish because I fancy a change. This was the same but I do not know how well it would stand up to being used on the hands. I did think I would give it a go for Dooyoo purposes only but I think it is definitely too striking a colour for me to get away with at work!
Overall this is an acceptable product. The colour is brilliant and the bottle looks nice. I did not like the thin consistency and think I would have struggled using it on my hands and would have probably got in a real mess! However if you are better at applying polishes than me you may like it.
Also on Ciao under the same name.
Avon nailwear pro nail enamel is available to purchase from any avon brochure or the avon website if you dont have an avon rep in your area. They have recently changed to bottle design for this product, it used to be in a very rounded bottle and the lid was rounded too but now the bottle and lid are both square. I personally preferred the old design as the squared one can be quite uncomfortable to hold, but luckily they havent changed the product, just the packaging.
I purchased the nail enamel for £5 the first time I bought one and was very pleased with the product so bought a few of them on various different offers including half price/buy one get one free etc. They are now £6 each but of course always on offer, the current offer is any 2 for £8.
There are various different colours to choose from (there are 19 available in brochure 12) the colours I have tried are coral beat, deluxe chocolate, rave, midnight plum, decadance, classic fit and blue flare. I loved all these colours and have just ordered sunshine and cherry jubilee and can't wait for these to arrive.
All the nail enamels contain diamond dust and acrylic to strengthen and protect your nails leaving them with a high shine.
When using this product I first apply some base coat, once that has dried I apply one coat of nail enamel and leave for 10 minutes, I then apply another coat of nail enamel if it needs it this does depend on the colour using ans how thick the last coat was. After another 10 minutes I then apply a top coat. This nail enamel then lasts a week at least with no chipping.
The nail enamel is very easy to apply, not too runny or too thick, just perfect. The small brush is easy to use and covers the nail well. I would recommend this product to anyone like me who loves to change her nail colour while protecting her nails.
Avon has always been about women, making them feel and look good. They are worlds leading direct selling of beauty related products. They market in over 100 countries through 5.5 million independent representatives (rep for short). Avon reps are known as 'Avon Ladies'.
They have makeup and skincare lines in:
~ Colour Make-up which is directed in the younger generation.
~ Anew Skincare, which is directed at 20+ years.
~ Skin So Soft, which has loads of different products to make your skin smooth, soft etc and
~ Advanced techniques Hair care, they have everything you could ask for in a haircare brand. Even down to the brushes.
~ Fragrances for men and women.
~ Accessories and gifts
~ Sports wear and equipment.
Avon also give discounts on other cosmetics/skincare if you purchase a certain amount/and they give away freebies when purchased a certain product.
Avon's nail enamel is free from Dibutyl Phthalate, (DBP for short).
Dibutyl Phthalate is a toxic chemical; it is used as a plasticizer in nail polish, making it a smooth finish, it also makes the nail polish flexible, which can cause chipping.
There are other chemicals called Toluene that is a colourless liquid that is used as a solvent and Formaldehyde that helps to harden the nails. They are also used as a cheap preservative in shampoo, conditioner, shower gels and children's bubble bath.
All these ingredients are linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity and allergies.
Before you buy nail polishes check the ingredients and make sure they are free from the chemicals above.
~About the Product and Application~
Deluxe Chocolate is in one of their Pro Nailwear collection. Pro Nailwear is their new advanced formula that contains diamond dust and acrylic that is known for it's strengthening and protection properties to the nail. It gives your nails a high gloss finish and comes in a 12ml bottle. As the colour is so opaque with two coats you will find the bottle will last a long time. This polish looks amazing as a pedicure as well.
Once opened use in 24 months.
The brush is just as important as the actual polish; the brush is quite short to say but 'fans' out lovely for even coverage on the nail.
I found when I applied the polish and left to dry it took half an hourish for it to be touch dry. As it is a dark colour I found I didn't need many coats at all.
It is best to apply 2 - 3 thin coats (apply more if needed) than one thick coat. 2 thin coats make the enamel opaque enough I found.
The polish wasn't too runny or two gloopy. They found a good balance.
As I am a Mum of a young baby my hands are always in and out of water. This polish kept the shine for a good 7+ days. No chipping and no sign of wear. Although when I was scrubbing pans I noticed the polish at the end of the nail came away but it is to be expected when scrubbing pans. I simply touched it up and it was fine and like new again. As long as you use a good base, top coat and don't abuse your nails it will be brilliant for you.
~Where to buy and Price of Product~
You can buy from their website http://avonshop.co.uk/ or your local rep.
The price is £5.00 (was £6) but look out for freebies on the Avon Shop website or from your rep.
I have bought off Avon Shop a few times and the packaging is good. I have not had a fault yet.
The packaging of the bottle is also good, but it could do with being a rounded bottle as it is easier to work with while holding it in the other hand. The handle could also do with being rounded as it is in a square design. Other than that I don't have any problems.
I have been looking for a chocolate coloured nail polish for a while and was having trouble finding the right one. I saw it on Avon Shop for £5 and at first I thought Avon polish oh no it will be cheap, tacky and just awful. I was so wrong; I am really impressed with it. I first applied it on my toes with 2 thin coats and it was really opaque and looked amazing on my toes. Even without a top coat it was really shinny. I apply it to my finger nails and found again I only needed 2 thin coats for it to be opaque. It glided on really easily, no streaks, and the second coat seamlessly went on.
It was shiny without a top coat, but with a top coat, wow it looked like glass/wet effect. Even my husband commented on it :-)
~Would I buy again?~
Of course, a winner for me.
I am very impressed with this nail varnish, it comes in a huge range of different shades and colours and costs under £5!!
I bought it in a deep red to use on my toenails on holiday in Spain last summer, applied it the night before we flew and honestly even after going in the pool every day for a week it was not even chipped a month later! I could not believe it, it is fantastic stuff.
The only problem is that because it is from a mail order catalogue, despite them including a colour chart the colour it is in the bottle bears little resemblance to the colour on the chart (I put them together to compare). This didn't matter to me; as I have said above it was for holiday toenails so I was not matching it to anything, however I would imagine this could potentially be problematic if you were ordering it do match a pair of shoes or an outfit, as you may be disappointed with the colour in real life. In my case though, I preferred the colour I got to the colour on the chart so I was completely satisfied.
Flexible strength formula containing diamond dust /