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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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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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Regular Visitor lesleyw85 Regular Visitor replied
Hi Leigh,   I have a customer asking for this - do you know when it is expected? Or has it alread... more
Review - Avon True Colour Pro+ Nail Enamel - Wandering Rose
Hello ABC's   Avon True Colour Pro+ Nail Enamel range is currently half price at £3 in C14, and with 24 gorgeous shades to choose from, there's something for everyone.    Here's Wandering Rose from the collection, a warm soft pink crème.  The formulation is excellent and includes acrylic and nylon for longer lasting colour, applies very well and comes in a 10ml bottle. Are you a pink kinda person, is this the shade you'd go for?  A delightful and delicate pretty rose pink.   I've received confirmation directly from Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
I'm feeling the love @kareni2468 lol x  more
Coral Ombre Mani using Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enemals
Hi ABC's!     My Summer mani this weekend is a hot coral ombre using Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamels.   From thumb to pinky we have Cerise-ly, Spiked Punch, Bittersweet, Dazzle Pink and Daysie.   Can't decide which colour to wear on your nails?  Go for ombre!   Hope you're all having a fab weekend    Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Superstar Superstar replied
Lovely and colourful for this wet and windy weekend.  I'm a pink kind of girl so I'd go for the thu... more
Review - Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel - Nude Shimmer
Greetings ABC's   Today's review is for a super bargain I picked up from the Outlet section of one of the First Look brochures for Representatives.  From memory, I think it cost £1.50 and it's a real stunner.  I love a bargain and I love nail polish even more, so when the two come together it's so hard to resist!     This Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel named Nude Shimmer, is exactly that.  A neutral/beige shade with a silvery white shimmer which gives the colour a lift. Standard square bottle, 10ml, and as with most Avon Nail Enamels, great formulation and applied very well.   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).   Have you picked up on bargain nail enamels lately?  Would love to hear about your nail polish purchases.   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Oooo that's lovely @lilangel88, how come I don't have that one!  Will have to keep an eye out! x more
Review - Mark Nail Studio Satin Matte Nail Enamel - Miss Drama
Aloha ABCs!   Exciting nail news!  C14 sees the launch of the new Mark Nail Style Studio Satin Matte nail enamel range.  Ten dynamic frosted shades which dry down to a satin matte effect.   It's fun to watch the enamel as it dries, turning satin matte in the process.  The great thing about these polishes is you can leave as is with the satin matte finish or apply a glossy top coat which makes the frosted pigments sparkle. Super formulation and applied really well.    Introducing ' Miss Drama ' a saucy little red number.  Photos below are with camera flash, the polish dries down with a satin sheen. Two coats for a fabulous finish.   Below without camera flash   Here's Miss Drama 1) without a top coat 2) with a matte top coat 3) with a glossy top coat.  Although the difference between no top coat and matte top coat seems mild, the satin matte finish has a lustre to it whereas the matte top coat is flatter.       I've also got Bronzed Babe and Hail to the Queen, gold star to the people who named the shades in this range, girl power rocks!   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).   Today I'm off to Newmarket races with my devilish red satin nails, let's hope the rain holds off!  Have a super weekend everyone!   Toodle Pips!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru   
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Thank you @reneavon it applied really well, look forward to seeing pics of your Miss Drama mani x  more
Summer mark gel nail shades!
How cute are these summer nail shades? I can't wait to try them all! I'm in love with Cerise-ly!   The others are from (top to bottom) Just Beachy, Bittersweet and Daysie   which one is your fave?    Shop the range HERE x     
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Superstar Superstar replied
Loving the summer colours! more
Review - Avon Color Trend Nail Enamel - Grape Gelato
Hello ABC's! Today I'm reviewing Avon Color Trend Fashion Nail Enamel in  Grape Gelato .         The Color Trend Fashion nail enamels are an affordable range,  during C12 - C13 only £1.50 each.  The fashionable range includes new shades, a selection of bright, fun colours. Grape Gelato is a gorgeous lilac, a pretty pastel that's perfect for Summer nails. The Color Trend Fashion nail enamels have a glossy finish, all photos are without top coat, and are chip resistant. They come in bright pink & orange packaging and are 8ml.     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).
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Hi @gelder the quality is good for the price, I find with the Color Trend range I need a minimum of... more
More great colours from Mark
My eldest daughter arrived home about two weeks ago and headed straight for the nail varnishes,charcoal smoke was the colour she chose then applied the top coat,this colour looked great on her she commentated how well it Lasted which was about ten days.I reached for the shade red velvet which is a beautiful colour I applied the top coat on top the colour is super shiny even with out the top coat which of course makes it last longer,this is going to look great at Christmas time also.
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Review - avon true colour nail enamel
i normally wear pink or blue nail polish so i decided to try a new colour..i decided on coral confidence from the avon true colour range..it is a lovely colour n im glad i chose it 😊this is the results after 1 coat. wil defo b tryin some other colours that i wouldnt normally wear     lets see wat colours your all wearing😘
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How easy it it to remove. Does it come off with just nail polish remover%3F
 
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Superstar Superstar replied
What are you trying to remove @liza47? more
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