Good morning and welcome to the new Weekly Nail Challenge. Every Saturday I'll post a basic nail art theme and 'how to' guide and hope you'll share your themed mani in the weekly post. Week 1 - French Tips Classic French Tips have a nude or pale pink base with a white tip, but you can play on that and mix and match your base & tips in any way you fancy. If your current mani is getting tired but you don't want to remove it, what better way to revive an old mani by adding contrasting coloured tips. Here's my mani and how I did it: A professional manicurist will paint the white tips with a brush, however, I prefer using some sort of guide and in this case I raided my mum's craft box and found these circular stickers - perfect! You can also use ring binder reinforcements, masking take, sticky tape etc. Just make sure your base colour has a top coat is completely dry, otherwise, your base colour can get pulled off when you remove the sticker. Always apply a top coat to your base colour, that way if you do make a mistake with your tip you can wipe it off with a little nail polish remover without damaging the base colour. Apply the sticker, paint your contrast colour and remove the sticker immediately. Do one finger at a time, if you allow the tip to dry with the sticker still on your nail you could pull/smudge the tip. For the pointed curve on my thumb and middle finger I used two stickers - simples! The nail enamels used are Nudeitude for the base and Lavender Sky for the tips. I hope you've enjoyed this very basic tutorial, please share your french manis below and let me know how you created them. Next Week's Theme: Gradient
This is Galaxy from the Avon Nailwear Pro+ range. A steely grey shimmer polish. This is two coats without topcoat. I got this cosmic grey from Avon Brochure 1, 2017 as a set of 3 with Midnight and Starburst for £6 - that's £2 a bottle!! Also included was a gold pattern card gift pouch, although the present was to myself I can use the pouch for someone else. The polish applied beautifully, good formulation, decent brush and dried quickly. I've received confirmation directly from Avon UK that all Avon's nail polishes are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor). 10ml bottle. To the pics....... Below is the complete set. L-R: Midnight, Starburst & Galaxy And here's the page from Avon Brochure 1 that lured me in to buy this wonderful set. If you're an Avon Rep these colours are available in First Look for Campaign 10, in the clearance section at £1.50 each
Hello ABC and any avid nail polish/nail art lovers! I'm going to start a weekly nail art challenge, starting Saturday 22nd April 2017 and run it for 4 weeks. If it's a success I'll run it a bit longer and add some additional themes. Every Saturday I will post the challenge and a few photos, I would love you to add photos to my post of your nails of the design in question. There's no timescale as to when you can add your themed design and it's not compulsory to do it every week. I hope some of you will join in and have some fun with your nails and maybe pick up some tips along the way. All designs will be fairly basic which most people should be able to achieve. And what better way to show off our Avon Nail Polishes!! Bye for now, Wendy (Nail Guru)
Today I'm sharing two shades of sultry grey from the Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel range. Moondust - an uber cool light grey, a super neutral shade Charcoal Smoke - an elegant dark slate grey All swatches are 2 coats without top coat to show you how glossy they are. Both regular nail polishes with a gel effect shine. Avon's nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor). Excellent formulation, 10ml bottle, nice slim cap and a decent brush. Another good quality about this range of Avon's nail enamels is that they don't take ages to dry and applying top coat prolongs the wear. So which shade is your perfect grey? Moondust & Charcoal Smoke Moondust Moondust Moondust Charcoal Smoke Charcoal Smoke Charcoal Smoke
I'm so in love with these new gel shades!!! This creamy natural color is so chic and goes with everything!
Which one will you be trying? Shades below are I Pink I Can, Berry Nutty, Moody and Violaceous
Shop the range HERE
I thought I'd try the new nail wear range now that Mark has been launched. I went for Spiked Punch which is a coral type colour. The nail varnish went on really well, I had two coats and I love it, it feels soft to touch and it looks lovely and smooth. I think I'll be treating myself to a few more shades.
For ages I lived with dry, damaged cuticles and dull nails that, however much I cared for them, seemed to lack strength or smoothness. When I saw the new cuticle conditioner advertised alongside the length and prep serum, I was doubtful. Just another sales con, probably just some watered down formula in a pretty bottle, I thought. However, avon's products are generally good quality, and after curiosity got the better of me, I bought both for a total of £6 in the sale. The first thing I did when I unpacked both items from my delivery was to file my nails down and add a bit of hand cream to my thirsty palms. Then I applied some of the pink bottled serum, which is supposed to help nail strength and growth. Let me tell you, I does just that! Obviously the first time I saw little difference, but after around four applications over two weeks, my nails definitely felt stronger, looked smoother and grew quickly. (I have just one con to this product, and that's the applicator: the sponge on the end wears down if you massage the product in too much, so that you're left with a hard plastic end. To avoid this, simply use the tool to transfer the serum from bottle to nails, then use a corner of tissue or a clean finger to massage it in.) I was more hesitant with the blue cuticle conditioner, which I thought might colour my nails or leave them unnaturally shiny, however I massaged it into the cuticles and it dried within no time, leaving them looking softer and less dull. I never really thought about giving my cuticles their own conditioner, but I'm glad do now I will be buying both products again, as they last for a good while and are packed with benefits and the key to healthy, beautiful nails.
Below L-R: Lavender Sky, Moondust, Rain Washed, Nudeitude, Barely There (all crèmes) B elow L-R: Purplicious, Mauvelous, Very Berry, Parfait Pink (shimmer), Wine And Dine Me Below L-R: Citronized, Mint To Be, Emerald City, Sapphired Up, Charcoal Smoke (all crèmes ) L-R: Dazzle Pink (Shimmer), Orange You Crazy, Firecracker, Fabulous, Red Velvet (Shimmer) Now, which to try on first......
This is Starburst from the Avon Nailwear Pro+ range. A cheeky raspberry shade. I got this luscious pink beauty from Avon Brochure 1, 2017 as a set of 3 with Galaxy & Midnight for £6 - that's £2 a bottle!! Nice formulation, decent brush and easy to apply. A lovely juicy berry shade.
Has Avon looked into doing supplies for these nails? I recently purchased the mirror powders and UV varnishes and lamp and after watching a few you tube tutorials I ended up with something that I have tested out over the last couple of days and and seriously impressed with. I can honestly say these nails are far better than shellac and any other nail varnishes I have ever used and the attention my nails have had is amazing. People want to buy this stuff. There is a huge market for it. Will Avon be bringing out their own range? I really really hope so
My latest design using polishes by Avon 💙💙💙 I am somewhat in love with every polish you guys come out with - although my favourite ever Avon polish is about to run out and it's discontinued and no one else is selling it anywhere!!!! 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 Inky Blue (which personally I always believed should be named Tardis Blue), I will mourn you and bury the bottle in my back yard 😭 Go to www.rainbowjojonails.com to keep up with me and see my facourite product of the week (will usually be by Avon hahaha!), or check out my insta @rainbowjojonails to see my newest designs first 😘
Hi Nailwear fans..
How lovely are these? I love anything related to my Birthday so was excited when I got a first look of these this week!
The colours are:
January - Garnet Red
February - Amethyst Purple
March - Aquamarine Blue
April - Diamond Clear
May - Emerald Green
June - Pearl Pink
July - Ruby Red
August - Peridot Green
September - Sapphire Blue
October - Opal Cream
November - Citrine Orange
December - Topaz Blue
The party season is upon us, I've already had my work's Christmas Party last week, so let me share with you Avon Magic Effects Diamond Shatter (was Opal Top Coat when I purchased it) which is perfect for festive celebrations. A clear base crammed with iridescent chunky flakie particles, you need to apply with a dabbing technique rather than stroking and build up as much or little as you like. Although it's a top coat I sealed with a fast drying top coat. It certainly gives a magical effect over all base colours, I used a black base and the myriad of colours, shapes & sparkles is a-ma-zing!! It's currently in Brochure 18 and is definitely a diamond and something special to keep in your collection.
So here's my stash, there's probably about 800 and it's ever growing - I can't help help it, I love nail polish! And of course my collection includes many Avon Nail Polishes. Take a look at my addiction........
As someone who types for a living, I always have problems with my nail polish lasting. I applied the Rose Gold Nail Enamel and used the 5-in-1 treatment as a base and top coat. And I'm very pleased to say that after 6 days, the polish has only just started to chip at the tip of my nails. Usually bu this time, half othe polish would have chipped away and I would have to have reapplied it after 3 days. The Rose Gold polish applied really well, with no streaks and you get good coverage with 2 coats. I will definitely be re-ordering.