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Brand: Avon / Type: Nail Varnish / Suitable for: Nails

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      30.08.2013 14:40
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      Avon's quick drying nail enamel in lots of modern shades.

      ===The Product===

      Comes in black cardboard box.
      Avon Speeddry+ nail enamel.
      12 ml squarish clear glass bottle with tall black screw off lid.
      Made in Italy and to be used up within 24 months.
      Flammable and the ingredients are listed inside the bx.
      To use - shake well, apply first coat, wait 30 seconds and apply the second coat.



      ===Cost===

      Full price is £6 but currently being sold for £3.



      ===My Opinion===

      Avon's website states - 'Dries in less than 30 seconds, Consumer Study, 12 people.' Obviously no expense spared to test the product on a whole dozen people!
      The website shows six different shades but in my last Avon brochure, as well as these six shades which look as though they are being phased out is whole new array of 25 shades which have a hew which would probably suit most people.
      I bought one of the shades form the original range which was called Street Beige. Actually although a beige hew I would call it more a bone or parchment and chalky colour - but lovely and neutral and definitely one of the current shades as I have seen these neutrals in beiges and greys advertised on QVC.
      The price for this nail enamel at half price is very much in line with what Avon often sail their nail enamels for.
      To use it is just the same as a conventional nail varnish. It goes on just as easily and has a decent one inch screw top which makes the brush easy to hold and manage. The brush seems good quality and applies the polish easily and evenly with about three strokes.
      Regarding the 30 second claim - well I would say it is still a little tacky after 30 seconds so I leave it for just under a minute before applying the second coat. But what are a few seconds here and there anyway. It does dry quickly, and much faster than the other Avon nail enamels.
      Coverage is quite reasonable after just one coat - though I usually do two. With my light beige shade one coat would be sufficient but I an not sure if the coverage would be enough if you had a deep dark shade and you would probably need two coats then. Although I said my shade was a sort of chalky, the finish is definitely not 'flat' or matt - it is shiny and glossy.
      Durability - I did not use a top and base coat and for two days the nail varnish lasted well - afterwards I did tend to get a little chipping around the tips - but I wash up by hand with no rubber gloves so I am not exactly looking after and pampering my nails. If going somewhere special I do my nails on the day anyway so have not problem with longevity.
      I like these new neutral shades and in the new collection they still have beiges and also now grey. As well as very pale pinks, greens and white there are also lots of deep and rich colours which as well as the normal wines and purples also includes greens and blues and a vivid orange.
      These are great nail enamels to have and use if you are in a rush - go for a light neutral shade and you can get away with just one coat - but even doing two coats of the darker shades would only take a couple of minutes - so you need never say you do not have time to do your nails again.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.avonshop.co.uk

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        28.04.2013 16:47
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        Great Nail Varnish, does what it says, and amazing value

        I am a nail lover about twice a week I am re doing my nails and use nail art etc.

        I love Avon nail varnish as i find it is good value for money especially when on offer and has a great range of colours and effects such as glitter. Compared to the other Avon Nail Varnish the speed dry does dry a lot quicker, I often do my nails in the evening and with normal drying nail varnish I find that when i go to sleep they may still be damp and often have a sheet imprint in them which is frustrating. However with the speed dry this doesn't happen.

        I often use Avon Gel Strength base coat which makes your nails super hard and hardly ever chips, add maybe 2 or 3 layers of Speed Dry then one more layer of Gel base coat, you can pay a lot of money for Shellac nails and this is just as good.

        When the nail varnish is on offer which can be as cheap as £2.00 I hoard them in, The range of colours they have suits me and rarely look in a brochure and find a colour i don't like. For the price of them when they are on offer is a lot cheaper then some leading names and just as good quality.

        Highly Recommend along with Avon Gel Base Coat.

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        04.12.2012 20:31
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        A nice quick nail polish

        I bought this Avon speed dry nail polish a while ago, when I saw it on offer in the Avon brochure. I think I paid around £2.00 for it, but its usual retail price is £6.00.
        It is currently on offer for £2.99.
        It comes in a 12ml bottle and it is currently available in 11 different shades on Avon's website, www.avonshop.co.uk.
        You can also order from your local Avon representative through the Avon brochure.

        ~ Appearance ~
        The nail polish comes in a rectangular shaped clear glass bottle. The bottle is tall and flat with a tall black plastic lid, which is about an inch tall on top of the nail polish.
        On the front of the bottle there is a clear sticker with 'Avon Speed Dry nail enamel' on it and also tells us that there is 12ml of nail polish in this bottle.
        The bottom of the nail polish has a small round white sticker on it with Avon's UK address and the name of the shade on it.
        My nail polish is called limeade and it is a shimmery light green colour.

        ~ Use ~
        The nail polish is easy to apply and looks nice, shimmery and almost pearly on my nails.
        Avon have said of this product, 'High impact colour that dries in less then 30 seconds. Specially designed brush delivers just the right amount of formula, so there's no mess and no fuss.'
        I would say that this nail polish does dry quicker than most nail polishes I have used.
        The brush appears to be the same as that on Avon's other ranges of nail polish, perhaps a little bit thinner, but I wouldn't bet on it.
        The nail polish is a nice colour. It is quite subtle. It almost looks like a shimmery silver colour, with a touch on green in it.
        It is very reflective.
        I do find that I need to apply two coats of this to ensure that it does not look translucent on my nails, but I think this is because it is such a light colour.
        The nail polish feels smooth on your nails. I would say that the nail polish lasts around 2-3 days before beginning to chip or wear off, which I think is pretty good. I very rarely achieve more than 3 days with any nail polish.
        I'd definitely buy this nail polish again, but I wouldn't pay full price unless I really liked the colour as Avon's nail polishes are nearly always on offer.
        I'd recommend this nail polish. I usually find, when nail polishes claim to dry quickly, that they actually don't, but this one really is quicker than your average. Although I give mine longer than 30 seconds before checking that it is dry.

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        01.12.2012 00:11
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        another disappointing nail polish from Avon! Arrgh!

        Ok, so I am a lady who likes her nails looking pretty and colourful. I confess ok! As a result, I literally have tons of nail polishes from different brands - and despite my problems with them I have numerous from Avon which I bought earlier this year. One of the types being the Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel.

        I bought a blue colour called Twilight and it comes in a Square shaped glass bottle with a black handle for ease of use. It is a 12ml quantity so it is in the bigger sized collection in comparison to my nails fro my other brands. I paid £3 which seemed reasonable for a fast drying polish.

        The polish is advertised as "High impact colour that dries in less then 30 seconds. Specially designed brush delivers just the right amount of formula, so there's no mess and no fuss." Hmmph we will see about that!
        The polish is easy to apply, albeit a slightly runny consistency. Saying that I have found that Avon polishes in general are not as thick as I'd like and seem to slide on and run everywhere so it works best to apply it with little brush strokes at a time and not to use too much in one go so mess can be avoided!

        The polish does come with a decent brush (although it looks exactly the same as the brush from my pro enamel, and Avon matte range polishes so not sure what the hype is about in the description!) and it coats on well. I do tend to use 2 coats with this, but I think this is average as generally most nail polishes I use require this amount to give a full coverage which is not so thin I can still see my natural nails underneath.

        The nail polish looks really good on, nice and shimmery and a decent glossy look. In terms of "speed dry" I must say I really didn't notice much difference compared to my other types of polish. Granted I use a quick freeze dry spray from Avon which is amazing but there really is no option to paint this on, wait a minute and dash out and go as you will end up with smudged nails everywhere! So I definitely think this aspect is a let down.

        Next disappointment is the longevity. Honestly, I just have no luck as again, few hours later and this polish = chips ahoy! If I paint it on my toes, it does last a lot longer, but fingerwise I am yet to find Avon's nail polish to have any kind of backbone and not chip away at the first sign of pressure lol. I really hate my nails looking tacky so this really ticks me off! So with this, removing it really is a doddle, mainly because by the time I do need to scrub it off theres hardly any left to bother to battle with!

        Overall, this was a better option but still not a great nail polish from Avon. For a fast drying nail polish it doesn't really live up to it's name and so for me it has to get only 3 dooyoo stars.

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          11.11.2012 16:21
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          A superb long lasting nail polish that lives up to its speedy dry claim

          I try my best to set aside an hour of me time every Sunday when I will enjoy some peace and quiet whilst I pamper myself, which normally consists of a relaxing face mask. I used to thoroughly enjoy painting my finger nails and experimenting with different colours although I find it somewhat of a chore these days, particularly as the polish takes so long to dry. However, when browsing an Avon brochure a few months ago, my attention was drawn to their Speed Dry Nail Enamel, which seemed perfect for my needs, so my purchase was made in Red Wine.

          The 12 ml of polish is presented in a sturdy glass bottle, which is contained within a cardboard box. The directions for use are provided on the reverse of the packaging and whilst I was fully aware of how to apply the vanish I was interested to read the claim, which stated that the second coat could be applied after just thirty seconds of applying the first. I must admit that I was sceptical, as I didn't believe that any polish had the ability to dry so quickly. Avon has clearly considered the design of the bottle, as instead of a cylindrical shaped lid, it is oblong in shape, which enables an easy and comfortable grip. I often find that within a couple of months of opening a new bottle of vanish that the lid tends to stick rendering it almost impossible to unscrew it. However, the oblong design overcomes this problem.

          I previously sported dagger finger nails, as my husband described them, which have now been cut to a more respectable length due to an accident where I bent one over on itself resulting in a nasty infection, which needed to be treated with a course of antibiotics. Consequently, I am now able to wear darker polishes, as I felt that my long finger nails didn't look quite right with bright and vivid colours. The colour description perfectly mirrors the contents within and I would describe it as a deep sexy red.

          The consistency of the polish is perfect with the brush consisting of high quality bristles, which don't excessively fan out during application. The entire application process is effortless with the polish offering an even coverage. I would advise that I generally wear an undercoat for two reasons with the first being that it prevents dark colours from staining the nails with the second being that it prolongs the life of the polish in combination with a finishing clear top coat. However, due to lack of time and in order to benefit from the speed dry claim, I applied the polish directly to my nails. After thirty seconds I cautiously and very gently touched a tiny area of my nail and was pleasantly surprised that it was totally dry. Consequently, I applied a little more pressure and was amazed that the entire nail was fully dry. As a result, I applied a further coat to all of my nails, which further defined the rich red colour and again, they were totally dry after thirty seconds.

          I was well impressed with the results, particularly as the polish was hard wearing and didn't show any signs of chipping for four days whereas other brands I've used tend to display tiny chips at the end of the nail within just a day or so. It was on day five that I began to notice a few chips, but I touched these up without marring the overall appearance of my nails and as a result, I managed to achieve seven days of wear out of the polish, which in my experience, is pretty good going. I genuinely did not believe that the polish would live up to its claims, but I was proved totally wrong and due to my positive experience I will be adding further colours to my collection. The speed dry results have enabled me to apply polish much more often that I would normally with the entire application and drying process taking only two minutes. Consequently, this product receives the highest recommendation from me together with five stars.

          Avon's Speed Dry Enamel is available in a fairly large range of colours from pale pinks to a bright blue and can be purchased either online or from your local representative. It normally retails at £6 per bottle, but at the time of writing, it is available for £2.99, so now's the time to stock up.

          I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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            18.03.2012 03:50
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            A good quick drying nail polish at a decent price.

            I have a passion for painting my nails and I like to change the look quite often so I do find myself regularly buying nail varnishes from Avon simply for the convenience if I'm honest as I have a rep who delivers my orders to my door.
            I don't otherwise tend to go looking for nail varnishes unless I am after a specific colour to match whatever I may be wanting to wear, so buying them from Avon is ideal for me.

            As you may have already guessed this is a product from Avon and when I saw it in the brochure I was immediately taken with the Twilight Blue colour, the brochure showed this colour on a big page with the models nails painted in the colour. It was nice and deep and dark looking and was a colour I had been wanting.

            When it arrived it came packaged in a little black cardboard box, the directions for use are written on this as are the ingredients, opening the box I found the usual style square shaped bottle with a black screw top lid which houses the brush.
            The colour was true to as shown in the brochure and I was really pleased with it.

            After removing the nail polish I was wearing I opened the bottle and applied the polish to my nails, as it claimed to be Speed Dry I thought I would roughly time how long it took to dry and I am pleased to say that it was dry to the touch within 30-40 seconds. The liquid is quite thin so it glides on nicely and although my nails were covered in one coat a second did make the colour look deeper.

            I am very impressed with this product with the only downfall being that it does seem to have a tendency to chip quite easily and I did find myself reapplying it within a day and half or so but because it's quick drying it's not too bad.

            There are a few colours available but Avon do like to change them quite often I have noticed!
            The colours currently available are ~
            *Ballerina
            *Modern Mauve
            *Red Wine
            *Sateen
            *Strawberry
            *Twilight Blue

            These colours include a lot of pinky based colours so I am hoping for a bigger range soon and I have just order Strawberry as this looks a nice bright pink.

            The usual price is £6 but expect to find it priced at around £3.

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            05.02.2012 21:23
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            Gorgeous nails to finish any outfit in no time!

            I bought a few of the Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamels last year before my holiday, my face colour is Mambo! It's a really bright orangey pink colour which I love and think it goes awesome with a tan! The reason I chose the speed dry nail enamel is for the 'speed dry' as well as the gorgeous colour. I wanted a varnish that didn't take up loads of time waiting for it to dry on my holiday! So I thought this would be the perfect buy! I'm not sure it dries in dot on 30 seconds BUT it is as quick as you need it to be, much much quicker than the majority of nail enamels out there. The varnish comes in a 12ml glass bottle and has a decent length applicator and bristles/brush which is good because the more nail you can cover with one stroke the better as it covers much much better. I did have to use two coats when I first applied this nail enamel before my holiday and I wanted it to really pop with bright colour. I had my nail enamel on for about 3 days before it chipped a little bit which I think is good as I had been packing and unpacking etc but I took the enamel with me and just topped up the chipped nails and the cover didn't look like it had just been pieced together which was good. Whilst I was away I decided I liked the colour and quality that much I did my toes in Mambo too! I would recommend this Avon nail enamel to anyone who likes a good quality, long lasting quick drying nail enamel! Cheap too!

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            26.06.2011 14:21
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            Can be a bit of a juggling act trying to apply it

            With the convenience of a catalogue just being dropped through your door and then your order also delivered to your door a lot of my products come from avon I find some to be absolutely fantastic while other products are useless so it really is hit and miss for me with Avon.

            I purchased this speed dry nail varnish in a light pink Arabian glow shade as I liked the idea of a 30 second quick dry with young children anything to speed up my application of products is a plus for me. There is a range of colours available but I love the colour pink and as its a very light and natural colour its perfect for my toned down look I like to have with makeup.

            It comes in a small 12 ml glass bottle which is see through so you can see how much product is left with a screw top lid and the application brush is attached to the lid. The curved bottle and the oval shape lid make it comfy to hold in your hand while applying the varnish.The brush its self is very thin but rather long so it coats a nail very easily in just a few strokes. I have very short nails and find I only need to dip the brush in the varnish for every 2 and a half nails.

            The varnish itself is rather runny which can be a problem as the varnish builds up on the top of the application stick and then can drip while applying the varnish to my nails. This can make it hard to apply the varnish evenly on each nail and can mean i need to add an extra coat to make them more even.

            The varnish does live up to its claim of drying quickly within around a minute of applying it to my first nail I find that it has dried meaning it only takes me around 5 minutes to apply my varnish in all witch is great as I can get on with other things.

            The varnish last around 5 days without chipping for me which is good with the busy lifestyle I have it fairs better than most nail varnishes I have used. I love the glittery pink finish this shade achieves simple yet eye catching.

            In some ways I think this varnish is great the shades available and the quick drying formula make it a winner but the running of the varnish can make it a juggling act just to paint your nails and for me is not worth it that is why it is sitting in my make up draw still full as I have only used it a handful of times.

            Apparently RRP is £6 for this varnish but if you are interested in trying this I would wait until it drops to £3 like I did and this happens about every second book I receive so you will not have long to wait.

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            15.04.2010 12:40
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            Worth paying a little bit extra for

            Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel claims to dry in less than 30 seconds, which I thought was an extreme claim worth putting to the test.

            The nail varnish is extremely easy to apply, as it is not thick or streaky and brushes on smoothly. I roughly timed how long it took for each nail to dry and it seems that the 30 second promise is a bit ambitious. Each nail takes an average of one and a half to two minutes to be bone dry, which, it must be said, is still remarkably quick as it's much faster than most other nail varnishes available.

            At the moment the range of colours is slightly limited but they are continuously adding more and more, and you can rely on there being classic reds, pinks and clear nail varnishes. However, the pots last a long time as the colours are very rich and concentrated so there is only really need for one coat. Two would make the colour seem deeper, but no-one will notice if you only have one coat.

            On short nails, one coat is generally quite durable and lasts close to a week before starting to chip off, whilst wear and tear on longer nails only reduces the durability by a day or two.

            This really is a good nail varnish to try, as it is easy to apply, has rich colours and has an impressively quick drying time (although not as quick as they suggest). At a normal price of £6 per pot it isn't the cheapest, but it's often on sale, and anyway it's money worth spending as you will definitely get your money's worth out of it. It's also really useful if you're in a rush and looking for a quick fix, as it will smarten up any outfit in a matter of minutes.

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