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A Watery Mess!
Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel
Member Name: angelboouk
Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel
Date: 19/06/13, updated on 19/06/13 (60 review reads)
Advantages: dries quick, the glitter, scent, bottle
Disadvantages: quality, watery, uneven and patchy finish, not suitable for over a block colour
*Note I did suggest a new category for the new range but dooyoo have asked me to post my review here*
Nailwear Pro+ is a range of nail enamel offered by Avon. On the website and in the brochure, there are two ranges under Nailwear Pro+ and my focus will be on the new shades range.
This particular range includes four new shades which are a little different to the regular shades on offer as they all glittery. The shades in this range are :
Avon promote this nail enamel as being fortified with acrylic gel. Avon claim that this nail enamel has a 'Dura-Plus' complex and that the colour will last for 12 days without nicking or losing shine.
Each nail enamel is presented in a rectangular, clear glass bottle which has a smooth and stylish finish. A long brush is attatched to the inside of the lid. The bottle is presented in an outer box which is black in colour.
~Where To Buy~
A 12ml bottle of this nail enamel retails at £6.00 but is currently priced at £2.99 from www.avonshop.co.uk. It can also be ordered through your Avon rep.
I love painting my nails and adore glittery nail polishes. I ordered this nail enamel recently as I liked the look of the shades on offer. I opted for 'Cosmic Trip' which on the colour swatch, looks like a blue/black shade with lots of glittery particles. I am really glad that I only paid £2.99 for this as to be fair, I have found it to be rather disappointing. Read on..
The bottle is well designed and looks good in my opinion. The solid brush wand extends quite far into the bottle and appears to be of a good quality. Applying this nail enamel isn't a quick and hassle-free task. The liquid itself is very thin and watery even when the bottle has been shaken. I expected it to be a little thicker but it is drippy and sloppy to apply so my usual 'one stroke down the middle and then one at either end' method doesn't work well here. I applied this to my finger nails. This nail enamel has a typical nail polish smell at first but once dried, it has a sort of fizzy, sweet aroma which is pleasant.
This nail enamel does not go on evenly. The first coat dried within a few minutes or so but looked absolutely awful. Given how rich in colour the liquid looks in the bottle, I expected a solid blue/black colour on my nail with a glittery top - you don't get that. The dark colour is incredibly weak in strength and looks like a transparent, black tint rather than a full on black colour - very washed out and silly looking with random particles of glitter being noticeable. As with other glitter nail enamels, the glitter finish will never be identical on each nail as the liquid is dragged about with each stroke of the brush.
I applied a further two coats and with each coat, the main dark colour on my nail became slightly richer in colour but never quite looked right - it always appeared patchy. There is a good amount of glitter mixed through the nail enamel but it doesn't cling to my nails as much as with other brands such as Barry M. There is a nice mix of blue and silver sparkles but there is no bright shine or high impact glitter here. It is all very weak and boring looking. With most glittery nail enamels, they can be worn over the top of a block colour for a glitter finish. This Nailwear Pro+ nail enamel wouldn't be suitable for this purpose. Although it doesn't provide great coverage on its own, the black tint wouldn't look right over the top of another colour in my opinion.
So, the coverage is a bit disappointing but how long does this nail enamel remain in place for? I found that my colour dried quite solid on my nails and felt durable but despite being rather careful the first time I applied it, the nail enamel kept catching on things and chipped or became very flawed very easily. By the end of the day, it looked even more uneven. I have tried it with a protective top coat and this prolongs the durability of the nail enamel for a day or so. Whilst the most of the nail enamel would still be on the nails after 12 days, it would be badly nicked. It is easier to remove than other glittery nail enamels I have used but you do need to give it a scrub with a soaked cotton pad. I haven't noticed it staining my nails which is a positive with dark colours.
This nail enamel looked and sounded just what I was after but I was sorely disappointed in the quality, colour and longevity that it offered. The finish is very poor, uneven and lacking in intense shine and colour. It is most definitely not worth £6.00 and I actually feel quite cheated having paid £2.99 as I hate the way it looks on my nails. I think I will stick with Barry M as this nail enamel is of an inferior quality.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a disappointing purchase from Avon