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Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel - Blue Belle
Good Morning ABC's!   Today I awoke to a frosty morning but the sky is oh so blue, just like my nails!   I can't wait to share with you Blue Belle from the Avon True Colour range, such a pretty shade. The loveliest palest blue, a cool shade, great to team up with jeans and a crisp white shirt. The polish glided onto my nails, it has a non-streaky formulation and good brush. Two coats for full coverage and my photos are without top coat, however, I applied top coat later for durability.       I used my Blue Belle base for a Christmas mani, well it is that time of year! I sponged my tips with Mark Gel Shine Sea My Nails and added some cute festive water decals. Merry Christmas everyone!   I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of : Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor). 10ml bottle.   Toodles! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x
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Superstar Superstar replied
I love those festive nails, those snowmen are perfect for the weather this weekend   more
so now its christmas....my nails say so :-)
Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Lovely nails and design - very festive x  more
my latest mani before xmas mani starts!
New Contributor New Contributor replied
Hi I like the contrast of the winter colour nails. more
Review - Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Sea My Nails
Hello BC's,   Sea My Nail is a tantalizing turquoise from the Mark Gel Shine nail enamel range. The piercing blue shade is reminiscent of a paradise lost island with clear blue seas, or perhaps the semi-precious turquoise gemstone. A cool shade, great for fingers and toes. As with all the Mark Gel Shine nail enamels, the formulation is excellent, 2 coats for full coverage and a super glossy finish. My photos are without top coat to show you how glossy the finished result is.     Do you see the sea? Do you? Do you know what I see…….Santa. Yep, Santa. Over Sea My Nail I sponged Avon Iceberg White onto the tips of my nails, waited for the tips to dry and then applied Santa water decals.  Just goes to show you can use a colour any time of the year.   I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor). 10ml bottle.   Toodles! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x
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Awww, thanks @chris104 x more
Wine and dine me with rainwashed
  I always used to have my nails done so doing my own has been quite interesting and fun. I'm not very good but I do love this combo. 
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Regular Contributor Regular Contributor replied
That looks lovely @trishalianne I have both those colours but I could never make my nails look that... more
Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel - Real Red
Hello ABC’s!   Today’s mani is the perfect Christmas Red shade. Please may I introduce Real Red from the Avon True Colour collection. A slightly crelly formulation (you can see your nail line through the polish), it applied easily and is chip resistant. This is two coats without top coat and has a super glossy finish. I love red nails, I find them empowering, bold and schexy! And if you’re not a lover of red in your fingernails, this shade is excellent for toenails. Release your inner Mrs Claus with this festive red! Decent brush, good formulation and 10ml bottle. I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Ho! Ho! Ho! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Super Contributor Super Contributor replied
beautiful colour perfect for the xmas season🎄💅🎅 more
Review - Avon Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Periwinkles
Hello ABC's!   With the nights drawing in and it’s dark on the way home from work, I need something to remind me of the daylight I’m missing and blue sky. So I’ve gone for Periwinkles from the Mark Gel Shine nail enamel range to brighten up my day. A stunning sky blue / baby blue, to beat the blues!   I applied 2 coats for an amazing coverage. My photos are without top coat to show you how glossy the gel shine is, however, I did apply top coat afterwards for durability. As with all Mark Gel Shine nail enamels, Periwinkles is well pigmented and a great formulation. I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Bye for now,    Wendy Woo the Nail Guru 
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Regular Contributor Regular Contributor replied
That looks amazing @jazzqueen64 the colour look much better on. I wasn't too keen on the shade ju... more
I Spy - New Shades - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+
New spring/summer shades coming up in C4 2018 - can't wait!        
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
That's so you @leighmavon! x more
Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ Crackling Cobalt & Majestic Mauve
Hello ABC's   I've got another two new shades from the Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ range to show you and they are flippin' gorgeous - Crackling Cobalt & Majestic Mauve . OMG - aren't they just the best shades!    So let me obsess a little about Crackling Cobalt, a navy shimmer which reminds me of the twinkly stars in the midnight sky. Pics below with camera flash.  Below under artificial lighting with no camera flash And now onto Majestic Mauve, a sumptuous plum shimmer which dazzles like a purple tourmaline gemstone.  Pics below with camera flash.  Below under artificial lighting with no camera flash The formulation is a good consistency, you could almost get away with one coat if you were in a rush, I'd always recommend two coats for full impact and seal with Avon Mark Gel Shine top coat for durability.  Superbly pigmented and a real treat for the eyes.   I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).  10ml bottle.   Toodles for now,    Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Thanks @lilangel88 they are rather delish!  I can't wait for the new Mark pastel shimmers to come o... more
Review - Avon Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Iceberg White
Hello ABC's   Today's review is an oldie but a goodie.  I bought this polish when it was in the sale and it's my go-to white.  As a nail blogger I have quite a few whites (and blacks, and most colours but we won't go into my addiction now!), and although you think white is white, well actually they are not all equal.    Avon Gel Shine 'Iceberg White' is well pigmented, two coats for perfect coverage.  It's not chalky and has a glossy finish.  It applied easily with its decent formulation.  I'm glad I got it when I did as Avon don't currently offer a pure white polish. I use white all the time as a base for nail art and lifting neon colours.  And as it's Halloween month this is what I did with my Avon Gel Shine Iceberg White mani as a base.  I sponged around the edges and then applied pumpkin face water decals and sealed with top coat. I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Let me know if you rock white nail polish   Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Avon Color Trend Nail Enamel Review- 3 NEW shades - The Metals
Hello ABC's! The Color Trend nail enamel range is Avon's most affordable collection and includes bright trendy colours with THREE new tantalizing metallic shades in Brochure 17.   The new metallic shades are perfect for the party season, and at only £2 each you can treat yourself to all three without feeling guilty!     First up - Metal Blue - gorgeous royal blue with white & and a hint of pink shimmer   Next - Metal Love - a duo chrome metallic shifting from bronze to pink   Finally - Heavy Metal - a pretty amethyst shimmer   I LOVE the three new metallic shades which are bang on trend and extremely eye-catching.   They were a doddle to apply, brilliant formulation and for the price, they are super dooper!     I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Will these new shades be added to your basket?   Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Superstar Superstar replied
I like the Metal Love, a nice Winter colour   more
Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ 'Smokiest Plum'
Good Morning ABC's.....   This Friday is the first day of Autumn, the days are becoming shorter, the air a little crisp and the trees will start to change colour and lose their leaves.  The change of season inspires me to wear Autumnal shades like Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ ' Smokiest Plum ', a warm deep taupe shade.   A cracking buy at only £3 in C16, Smokiest Plum is well pigmented, applies wonderfully and dries with a glossy finish. 10ml bottle.   I've received confirmation direct from Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor). Have a great weekend y'all!   Wendy Woo the nail Guru aka Crazy Cat Lady =^.^=
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New Contributor New Contributor replied
hi i love that nail color... more
Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamels - New Pearl Shades C1
Hurry up C1 I need these new pearl shades from the Mark Gel Shine range!  They look so pretty, which is your fave?       Wendy Woo the Nail Guru  
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Super Contributor Super Contributor replied
they look fab..i like the look of fan girl n bows n dots (think thts wat it ses - the blue 1) more
Avon Nail Enamels - Lavender Sky & Shimmering Silver
Hi ABC's   I've teamed Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel Lavender Sky with Avon True Colour Pro+ Shimmering Silver on my thumb and ring finger, embellished with lavender nail art flower decorations. And then I applied a bit of stamping! Lavender and silver are a great colour combo, what are you wearing on your nails today?   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x
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Superstar Superstar replied
They look so pretty!  I just have plain pink but I'd love to have your talent. more
Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ Shimmering Silver & Twinkling Bronze
Greetings ABC’s!   Hooray for Brochure 17 because it launches 6 new sparkly shades to the True Colour Nailwear Pro+ range! I’ve got two to share with you today, Shimmering Silver and Twinkling Bronze.   They are spectacularly sparkly, perfect for the party season. Half price at only £3, these are a cracking good buy, dazzle up your nails to accompany your sparkly festive outfits.   I applied two coats and have taken photos with and without camera flash so you can see what the shades look like under natural light.   Shimmering Silver is a dense full on sparkle shimmer, my nails look like they’ve been dipped into precious metal. The image in the brochures makes the enamel look white, (well that’s what I thought) but it’s oh so very silver. Twinkling Bronze is a frosted taupe, again slightly different to the brochure which I think makes it look peach. This is very much a metallic bronze. Below, no camera flash, natural light. Shimmering Silver    Twinkling Bronze: They applied like a dream, come in a 10ml bottle and have a nice slim cap. I can’t wait to try the other 4 new shades – do you have any of them?   The packaging has fancy silver starry design on a black background I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Toodles! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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New Contributor New Contributor replied
I need this bronze! more
Water marble
I had great fun water marbling some of the nail effects and matte velvet varnish's bought from Avon!
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Thank you more
Review - Mark Nail Style Studio Nail Enamel - Metallize Me
Hello ABC's!   Here's another pretty pink nail enamel in the ' The Pink Illusions Collection ' from the Mark Nail Style Studio range.   ' Metallize Me ' is pale pink with frosted shimmer, a very feminine shade.         Here are 3 from The Pink Illusions Collection , have you got any from the range?  Which is your favourite? The Mark Nail Style Studio nail enamel range comes in the standard Mark bottles, 10ml, 5-Free(free  of:  Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Bye for now,    Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x
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Community Moderator Community Moderator replied
Total nail goals @jazzqueen64, gorgeous!    Leigh x more
Review - Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Violaceous
Hi ABC's!   I have a new favourite nail colour!  Yeah I know I say that all the time, but this is my current fave, a dreamy creamy neutral shade from the Mark Gel Shine range named ' Violaceous '.  When you see a shade and it has your name written all over it, well that's Violaceous for me.   Violaceous leans towards a pink tone rather than taupe which makes it soft, pretty and girly.       Great formulation, applied very well, has a nice brush and comes in a 10ml bottle. I used Violaceous as a base shade for floral water decals. I've received confirmation directly from Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   TTFN   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Community Moderator Community Moderator replied
This shade has my name written ALL over it too @jazzqueen64   the perfect nude for all year rou... more
Review - Mark Nail Style Studio - Glam Rock
Hello there ABC's!   Following on from my review of Digital Illusion , I've another nail enamel from the Pink Illusions Collection to share with you - Glam Rock .   Glam Rock is a peachy pink textured polish with an iridescent hue.  When applied to my nails the wet polish is smooth, as it dries down it becomes matte and the texture is apparent.   Below - as it dries without any top coat under day light   You can change it up and give it a glossy appearance by adding a couple of layers of top coat to smooth it out and bring out the iridescent shimmer.  See below with top coat and camera flash.         I found that as Glam Rock is a textured nail enamel it can take longer to remove than regular nail enamel so be prepared to take your time when removing it or apply a peel off base coat.     The Mark Nail Style Studio nail enamel range comes in the standard Mark bottles, 10ml, 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   How would you wear Glam Rock?   Toodle pips!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Weekly Nail Challenge - Week 8 - Striping Tape
Good Morning ABC's!!   It's the 8th week of my series of nail art challenges, wow, it's flown by!   Today's challenge is striping tape, which is easily available on Ebay and is inexpensive.  It's a very narrow tape which comes in lots of colours and is usually metallic.  It can be used to decorate your nails or in this instance to create a nail art design where you paint over the tape and then remove it to reveal a different colour underneath. First of all, I painted my nails in an assortment of colours, from thumb to pinky we have Sapphired Up, Emerald City, Daysie, Orange You Crazy & Parfait Pink.  I let my nails dry for a good few hours before applying the tape. I applied 3 strips to my nails And then painted over the top with Charcoal Smoke.   I immediately removed the tape with tweezers and removed them in the reverse order that I applied them on. This is because the tape is layered on top of itself, you need to remove the last one you applied first to prevent pulling on the others. I removed the tape from the top of my nail down to the base. I also did one nail at a time as you don't want the top nail polish to dry as it will drag when you remove the tape. I let the top colour dry a little before applying a top coat to prevent smearing.  I hope you found this tutorial interesting and please feel free to share your striping tape designs here.   Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Super Contributor Super Contributor replied
o wow i love this..defo gna av 2 give this a try..off 2 look ebay 4 the striping tape lol..thanks 4 ... more
Review - Mark Nail Style Studio Nail Enamel - Digital Illusion
Hello ABC's!   The Pink Illusions Collection , from the Mark Nail Style Studio range, launches in C16.  A selection of 5 pretty pink nail enamels priced £3 each.  'Pretty In Pink' from the collection is included in the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade with £1.50 of each sale going towards CoppaFeel.   Today I'm reviewing Digital Illusion, a sheer milky pink with iridescent shimmer. This one dries down matte and I applied Avon's Gel Shine top coat to bring out the opaline shimmer. A perfect bridal shade or base for a French mani.     This is the finished effect, it dries down matte, this is 2 coats without any top coat.   I applied Avon's Gel Shine Top Coat to bring out the shimmer   I used Digital Illusion as a base with turquoise flower water decals to decorate my nails.     Digital Illusion is a great topper, I applied one coat over a black nail polish , no top coat and under artificial lighting.   Below over a black nail polish topped with Avon Gel Shine top coat and camera flash, wow, this is a stunner.   A wonderfully versatile shade, perfect for delicate pretty nails or fully blinged up over a dark nail polish base, how would you wear it?   The Mark Nail Style Studio nail enamel range comes in the standard Mark bottles, 10ml, 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
It's a great topper @gelder and just as lovely on its own x more
Mark style studio
The colour I applied is bronzed babe,I applied this to my toe nails and was quite surprised at the finished result I wasn't expecting it to dry to a matte finish but I think it looks really good team it with the mark matte barely there lip lacquer a good pair of sandles and am good to go!!
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Review - Mark Nail Studio Satin Matte Nail Enamel - Hail to the Queen
Hello ABC's! Following on from my review of Miss Drama from the new launch of satin matte nail enamels under the Mark range, please be upstanding for the Queen - Hail to the Queen!   Hail to the Queen is a plush purple which dries down with a satin matte sheen finish.  It can be worn with a glossy top coat which brings out flashes of pink & purple shimmer - Ooooo it's lully! I applied two coats and my photos are with and without a glossy top coat.   Photos on the left have no top coat, on the right with glossy top coat.   Below without camera flash, no top coat Here's a close up with glossy top coat applied, just look at the gorgeous shimmer.... As with all Avon's nail enamels, the formulation is great, applies very well and dries quickly The Mark Nail Style Studio Satin Matte range come in the standard Mark bottles, 10ml, 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Dare you wear Hail to the Queen?  I think you should! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Have you tried applying a glossy top coat on top @grethe56 more
Review - Mark Nail Studio Satin Matte Nail Enamel - Bronzed Babe
Hello ABC's!   Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoying the sunshine.   Here's my review for Bronzed Babe from the Mark Nail Style Studio Satin Matte Nail Enamel range, a gorgeous golden bronze which dries down with a satin matte sheen finish. However.....I prefer this one with a glossy top coat, in the sunshine it sparkles like crazy bonkers, perfect for today.  I'm so impressed with the dazzle I've recorded a little video clip, you have to see it to believe it.     Below, without any topcoat, this is how it dries down with the satin matte finish   Next with glossy top coat, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!   Check out my video below, If you thought this might not be your kinda shade, this may sway you!     The Mark Nail Style Studio Satin Matte range come in the standard Mark bottles, 10ml, 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).   Toodles for now   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru x0x0x0x
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Mineral Crush Nail Polish - Pearl
Hi everyone!   I have a customer who has asked if we still do the magic effects mineral crush nail varnish in pearl.  I know we don't but i am unsure as to what i can offer as an alternative.   Any idea's???   Thanks
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New Contributor New Contributor replied
Hi Leigh,   I have a customer asking for this - do you know when it is expected? Or has it alread... more
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