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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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Visitor lesleyw85 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 - 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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Frequent Contributor Frequent Contributor replied
Got this one to try next @jazzqueen64 - looks lovely x 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
Review - Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamels - Sweet Pea and Olive-It
Hello ABC!   Today I'm reviewing 2 gorgeous green shades of nail enamel from the Mark Gel Shine range, Sweet Pea & Olive-It.  Gone are the days where green nails meant 'witchy' nails, if you've not tried green nail enamel before, don't deny it before you try it, you may well be pleasantly surprised!   Sweet Pea is a pretty pastel green and Olive-It a marvellous mossy green.   First up, Sweet Pea, a cool minty green for great summer nails Olive-It, very elegant and a lovely shade for Autumn I've blinged up Olive-It with a few nail gems, see full post HERE As with all Mark Gel Shine nail enamels it great formulation, well pigmented, glossy formulation, a nice slim cap to make it easy to hold & apply, 10ml bottle.   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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Occasional Visitor elenahouweling Occasional Visitor replied
Loving the colours more
Holiday Nails
  I'm off to Tenerife at the weekend so I've had my nails done today. I went for the new Mark Nail Style Studio Enamel in Electric Dancer.   It's a lovely bright pink shade, perfect for a week in the sunshine.   I had two coats followed by a top coat and some Swarovski crystals. It went on nicely and dried nice and quickly.   I can't wait to get myself by the pool so I can get myself a tan to go with my new nails.
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The new Colortrend Nail Effects are perfect for this @ leighmavon available in book 13 ... I bought... more
Just Beachy!!
Tried out mark Gel Shine Just Beachy with s top coat of Colortrends latest Nail Effects Shine ... was going to just do one nail with the Shine top coat but couldn't resist painting them all!!!  
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Thanks @jazzqueen64   more
Excited - New Nail Enamels coming up in C16
Good Morning ABC's,    I'm so excited to share with you new nail enamel shades coming up in C16 (we'll be there before you know it!) from the Mark & Avon True ranges.   First up, The Pink Illusions Collection under the Mark Nail Style Studio range, a selection of 5 blush pink shades: And then we have 6 new shades from the Avon True Colour collection, all with a pearl/shimmer finish: An d finally , The Mineral Crush Collection under the Mark Nail Style Studio range, textured matte glitter which will dazzle up with a glossy top coat, great for the party season: And yes, I NEED them all! Which are you tempted by?    Toodles,   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Member Member replied
its lovely, nice colors :) more
Weekly Nail Challenge - Week 6 - Dots / Doticure
Howdy ABC!   Welcome to the latest instalment of easy peasy nail tutorials, this week it's all about the Dots! A doticure is a mani comprising of dots/spots, let your imagination go crazy with this style, there are no rules.     I have a set of dotting tools which I got from Ebay, easily available for £1.  A set usually comprises of 5 double ended tools with varying sizes of ball shaped ends.  However, you don't need to use special dotting tools, you can use anything from a hair grip, toothpick, orange stick, expired ball point pen, a sewing pin, you get my drift. Before I apply dots, I always test the polish and dotting tool on a piece of paper to see how workable it is, ie consistency of the polish, how much pressure to apply etc. I always do a bit of a test on paper before applying to my nails. Dab a brush load of the polish onto a piece of paper that you want to dot with.  With your dotting tool, dip into the polish which is on the paper and dot onto your nails.  Sometimes you can get more than one dot from the polish on your tool. Dot quite quickly, ie don't hold the tool onto your nail as it'll dry and smudge.  You might need a bit of practice just to get to grips with how to work with the polish and tool but it is very easy and a fairly fast method.   Once you've done all the dots, let them dry before applying top coat.  Applying top coat when the dots are wet will cause them to smear.   Here are the two designs I'm going to show you. Red & Gold Doticure Base - Avon True Colour Naked Truth Dots - Avon Metallic Effects Gold & Avon Nailwear pro+ Grape Goddess   I firstly applied the gold dots along the centre of my nails, then applied the red dots Blue Doticure Base - Avon Mark Rain Washed Dots - All Avon Mark - Just Beachy, So Jelly & Olive-It   I used different sized dotting tools for each colour.  I started off with the largest dotting tool and painted the green dots, then medium in blue, and filled in any gaps with the small in purple  I hope you've enjoyed this week's challenge, please feel free to share any pics you have of your doticures   Next Week - Gems Toodles! Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Brilliant @bravissimo just goes to show you don't need fancy tools, you improvised perfectly! more
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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New Contributor New Contributor replied
..I love this! thank you. I'm not generally a "nail" person, but feel excited to give it a go..wat... more
Review - Avon Color Trend Fashion Nail Enamel - Candy Pink and Pout
Hello ABC's!   Today I'm reviewing Avon Color Trend Fashion Nail Enamels in Candy Pink & Pout.   From Brochure 12, Avon boasts new and improved shades, packaging & formula for their basic yet fashionable Color Trend range.  There will be 12 hot shades with a new cool sky blue named Bliss.   Candy Pink is a sweet sugar mice pink, with Pout being a creamy latte shade.  I applied 3 coats for full coverage, my thumb nail is particularly ridged and needed 3 coats (note to self, buy Avon Ridge filler!).  The formulation and brush are good, however, I would say the Mark Gel Shine range is more pigmented, hence needing 3 coats for both shades.   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.  Oh,and did I mention, they are £1.50 through C11 - C13 - grab yourself a bargain, it'll be hard not to!
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Community Moderator Community Moderator replied
Hey @jazzqueen64    Great post! I think these have to be my favourite shades of the moment!  ... more
Weekly Nail Challenge - Clouds
Good Morning ABC!!!   It's a wonderful fresh morning, the sun is out and there are a few light clouds, let's hope the sun stays out.  Last week we had lots of rain (come on summer!) which brings me onto the new weekly challenge - Clouds.   This isn't about painting your nails with fluffy white clouds, it's a term used for creating a scalloped tip, usually 3 colours.  The scallops being the edge of the cloud rather than a whole cloud.  It's also a great method for reviving an old mani when the tips have chipped or worn.  No special tools or equipment needed. With your nails already painted your base colour, apply the 2nd colour in 3 strokes, it's just the same as painting a coat of polish except for starting half way down your nail with each stroke lower than the previous.   Wait for the 2nd colour to dry and repeat with a 3rd colour and seal with top coat.     The colours I used are all from the Mark Gel Shine range, Sweet Pea, Just Beachy & Sapphired Up Hope the weather is lovely where you are, without a cloud in sight, apart from on your nails! Next weeks challenge - Dots   Toodle Pips!!!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Occasional Contributor Occasional Contributor replied
love these!!! more
My name's Wendy and I'm a nail polish addict!
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........  
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Occasional Contributor Occasional Contributor replied
wow thats impressive love the colours. :) more
Weekly Nail Challenge - Week 7 - Gems
Gooooood Morning ABC's!!!!   What a lovely sunny Saturday morning it is, I hope it's a lovely sunny weekend for all of you    Today's easy peasy lemon squeezy nail tutorial is applying gems to your nails, and in this sunny weather, they are going to be bling blingtastic!   There are a plethora of nail gems in various shapes, size & colour, I'm using a mixed coloured wheel of 2mm round gems which are readily available on Ebay for £1 and are flat backed.  The wheel lid has an open section which you turn round to the gems you want to access, a bit like a tub of salt.  I poured out navy, green & turquoise coloured gems onto a piece of paper and used a damp orange stick dipped in water to pick up the gems.    I painted two coats of Mark Gel Shine Olive-It .  I picked up the gems one at a time and placed on my nails while my top coat was still wet, once they were all in place I gently pressed them down onto the semi set polish.  Don't worry if the nail polish crinkles a little, when you apply your next top coat to seal the gems it will smooth out most of the wrinkles.  Nail glue can be used as a more secure option, but I find for a night out, applying and sealing with top coat is sufficient. I hope you've enjoyed this week's challenge and look forward to seeing your gem-encrusted manis.   Next week - Stripping Tape   Toodles!   Wendy Woo the Nail Guru
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Nail Guru Nail Guru replied
Awww thank you @bravissimo x   more
Review - Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Just Beachy
Hello ABC peeps!   It's June, it's summer and....it's raining - oh hang on we are in the UK - lol!  And that's why we have lush green countryside.   Some of you will be jetting off on your summer holibobs and some of you might have already been.  Sunbathing under palm trees, laying on the sand with the sound of the waves tumbling on the beach, book in one hand, cocktail in the other!     Or, if like me you'll have a staycation this year but that doesn't stop you from painting your nails and today I'm going to share with you a beautiful blue shade from the Mark Gel Shine range named Just Beachy .  It's like dipping your nails into the ocean or reaching up to a clear blue sky.  Just Beachy is a bright bold blue, dare to wear on your toes?   As with all Mark Gel Shine nail enamels it great formulation, well pigmented, glossy formulation, a nice slim cap to make it easy to hold & apply, 10ml bottle.   After a few days, I revived my Just Beachy nails with pointed silver tips using Avon Metallic Platinum Petal and I'm really pleased with the combo. 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).   Happy holibobs everyone!
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Review - Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Daysie
Hello ABC   Pretty as a daisy just about sums it up for this shade of nail enamel from the Mark Gel Shine Range - named 'Daysie'.  This shade is like the centre of a daisy, or the warm summer sun.   Daysie is a pretty soft pastel yellow, perfect for summer nails and great on toes, especially with a tan.   The formulation is opaque and full coverage with 2 coats.  10ml bottle, nice slim cap, decent brush and glossy finish.   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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Community Moderator Community Moderator replied
@jazzqueen64 IN LOVE!   Alisha, from the Social team and I are so envious of you nails.. she co... more
Review - Avon Gel Shine Nail Enamel - Nudeitude
Today's review is for Avon Gel Shine Nail Enamel named Nudeitude, a creamy neutral shade.   This super creme shade wasn't transferred over to the new Mark range, however, if you like this soft colour keep your eyes peeled for it in sales leaflets and First Look clearance section for Reps.   Nudeitude is opaque, full coverage with 2 coats.  Great formulation, a nice slim cap which makes it easy to hold and excellent formulation.  Whether your nails are long, medium or short, you'll have a cool smart manicure with this awesome shade.     10ml bottle
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Community Moderator Community Moderator replied
Gorgeous @jazzqueen64!   Leigh x more
Review - Avon True Colour Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel - Inspired Iris
Hello ABC! Following on from my previous review for Rose Gold from the Avon True Nailwear Pro+ range and with the nail enamels appearing in C10 at a special price of £3, I've used this opportunity to share with you the very pretty and delicate Inspired Iris .   Inspired Iris is one of 3 new shades, a soft lilac/pink with shimmer. I applied 3 coats to intensify the colour and sealed with top coat.  At £3 a bottle you really can't go wrong, great quality and super formulation. 10ml bottle, good brush and nice slim cap. 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
I have Wandering Rose too @knittygritty6 - such a pretty pink x more
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