26 May, 2012

Some polish gems from Avon!

 Another mini nail haul -

It's been a long time since I've bought nail polish from Avon because I find the colour selection to be limited for the Australian customer and it can be a bit hit and miss getting the colour I want. The way something looks in the brochure doesn't necessarily translate accurately to real life!   Having said that, Avon recently released some more interesting shades that I was willing to take a chance on.  I bought these two which really caught my my eye:

L- R:
Violetta  Sparkle, Sequined Turquoise


Gorgeous in the bottle aren't they?  Violetta Sparkle is a deep grape with a gold sparkle, and Sequined Turquoise is obviously turquoise shot with a silver sparkle.  These shades were full of promise so I did some quick (and sloppy!) tape swatches of the colours alone and over black because that's where I think they're going to be more interesting.  Worn alone they're rather sheer and need three coats to get the full impact whereas one to two coats over black yields a more intriguing result.  I'm looking forward to the next sunny day to do a full manicure of one of these.


Swatched L-R:
Violetta Sparkle alone, over black, Sequined Turquoise alone, over black


 Have you tried Avon nail polish?

Until next time.

Vita :)

14 comments:

  1. I have Violetta Sparkle already and almost bought it again when I seen it in the catalogue

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    1. I'm sure you've posted it Kristy! I'm glad I've got my own bottle now :)

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  2. I am almost tempted by your post to investigate Avon polishes again. The catalogue is so hard to get a true indicator of color! :)

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    1. I know, I've been disappointed a few times. Then again, they're pretty good about accepting returns.

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  3. I love these! I picked up the awesome holographic purse kit that they had in the US before christmas. It had a gloss and eyeshadow as well as the polish.

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    1. Aww, that sounds like a cool find!

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  4. Both look amazing, very sparkly, and great over black. I never look at their catalogs anymore just look up swatches on the net ;)

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    1. Yes, I'm very wary of the catalogue pix. Great idea checking the swatches out there - much less risky!

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  5. they are both very pretty, I used to own a lot avon polishes, need to look at their new stuff :)

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    1. Thanks Iris! Most of Avon's stuff is pretty standard - down here at least! - so I was surprised and pleased to find these polishes :)

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  6. very very pretty!! :) i need to see if i can get a hold of these now!

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    1. Good luck Maria! I can't wait to WEAR them, haha :D

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  7. I love their polishes and those two shades are also in my stash and both easily comes in my top ten choice

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    1. These polishes were absolutely impossible to resist. When I saw them in the brochure I had to have them. I really must wear them soon!

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