All posts tagged: AVON

Sunday Manicure (Vol.6)

Products used: Avon Nail Experts Advanced Mira- Cuticle Vanishing Complex & Avon Nail Experts Revitacool Base Coat – No Longer Available Avon Speed Dry+ 30 polish in Pronto Purple 4.90€ Erre Due Ceramic Top Coat 6.50€ First Impressions: Taking a little break from holiday colors, with a bit of a summery purple in the middle of winter. I am a big fan of the Avon Speed Dry+ 30 range, mainly cause of its fab colors and the fact that it delivers on what it promises: dry nails in 30”. That said, I found this particular color a tad hard to apply -got a few “bold spots” on my first coat but, thankfully, those almost disappeared after the second one (so this is a definite two-coater). The Erre Due topcoat gave the color an amazing shine, to which the picture unfortunately does not do any justice. Lasting power will have to be discussed in the customary “next week” update but, for the time being, I do not think I would hesitate to recommend this – it’s …

Avon Haul …

I’m afraid I got carried away. Again… I am pretty sure the AVON lady said that being a representative was a lucrative way to fill one’s free time. Apparently, in my case, that did not really take. Oh, well. At least it is a great way to fill my beauty essentials’ (and non essentials’) quota. Here’s my latest little haul. Relative posts & reviews will be up soon, for any of you interested in checking them out. From left to right: Anew Vitale 25+ Day Cream SPF25, 50ml* Anew Vitale 25+ Night Cream, 50ml* Anew Vitale 25+ Cleanser, 125ml* Anew Vitale 25+ Eye Gel Cream, 15ml* Speed Dry 30” polish in Pronto Purple Nailware Pro+ polish in Vintage Boutique Nailware Pro+ polish in Tweed Ultra Colour Lip Crayon in Risqué Rose {* For more info on the Anew Vitale 25+ line check out the UK Press Release}

Sunday Manicure (Vol.5)

Products used: Avon Nail Experts Advanced Mira- Cuticle Vanishing Complex & Avon Nail Experts Revitacool Base Coat – No Longer Available Maybelline Forever Strong “Winner Takes it All” £4.09 Erre Due Ceramic Top Coat 6.50€ First Impressions: Had this for a few months and was reminded of it lately – what with the Christmas holidays approaching & the festive mood peaking. I am generally more of a Color Show fan, but this was the only Maybelline range including a golden nail polish at a time when I was looking to dress up as… Cleopatra (!), so I picked it up (& didn’t regret it). The color is easy to apply, dries quickly & has great lasting power (I’ve had it last up to 12 days). Also, the metallic shade is such that minor chips are very difficult to detect. You can easily apply a single coat, but I use two – for the result pictured here. One minus: this tends to form tiny air bubbles, so keep that in mind when applying and take the …

Sunday Manicure (Vol.4)

Products used: Avon Nail Experts Advanced Mira- Cuticle Vanishing Complex & Avon Nail Experts Revitacool Base Coat – No Longer Available Essie Toggle to the Top 12.00€ Erre Due Ceramic Top Coat 6.50€ First Impressions: I was, initially, very excited to get this and I could hardly wait to try it out today. Then I made the mistake of checking out a couple of reviews online and… started worrying. They were a bit of a mixed bag, with some loving the polish and some others hating it. I also came across a few people saying how they considered this to be sub-par for Essie, as it was too thick and chunky making it almost impossible to apply. For a second there I thought I might have wasted my money… Having now tried Toggle to the Top (and given the fact that I am no professional when it comes to manicure) I know I needn’t have worried. Despite the glitter in it, the polish was fluid enough and the color glided on perfectly. It dried really …

Sunday Manicure (Vol.3)

Products used: Avon Nail Experts Revitacool Base Coat – No Longer Available Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in no.51, Be a Rebel 5.40€ Erre Due Ceramic Top Coat 6.50€ First Impressions: This week’s nail polish is from the same Sephora line as last Sunday’s, so first impressions are pretty much similar. Application was precise and effortless (thanks to the very handy brush), the dark purple, “goth meets chic”, color glided on perfectly and dried real quick and I do believe that the overall result could very well be mistaken for a professional mani or even a shellac (thanks to the amazingly shiny, ceramic top coat by Erre Due). If last week is anything to go by, I think this will keep me happy until next Saturday – when time for the next “Sunday Manicure” comes…