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Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Holiday Collection: Avon Nailwear Pro Sparkle

Avon Holiday 09 Nailwear pro shades

Product: Avon Nailwear Pro Sparkle Shades, Nail Lacquer 0.4 oz
Price: $5.00/ea or Sale Price $2.99
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Buy it: Avon, Avon Rep

When I was bargain shopping with some friends a few months ago, I spotted an old - yet loved brand that I haven't revisited since High School. It's been years since I flipped through Avon's mini catalog of makeup, fashion and even electronics. But I only had one thing on my mind and it was nail polish!

Through Beauty Blogs, Makeup Forums and friends I've heard all good things about Avon's Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel and couldn't wait to test them out myself. Some of the core line colors aren't too spectacular or unique, but the Sparkle shades are worth peeping out.

In the Sparkle Collection is four holiday colors sprinkled with loads of gold shimmer. For the most part, formula is opaque and all my swatches varied between two or three coats.

Check em' out!

Avon Golden Twilight Nail Polish

Avon Nailwear Pro Sparkle Shades

Let's start with the best, Golden Twilight. Even though this looks like your standard black with gold shimmer, it's actually in a gorgeous, deep purple-blue (ink) base. Since its opaque, all you'll need is two coats.

Black Shimmer Comparisons

Looking at the bottle I thought this might be close to Wagon Trail, but wrong. Golden Twilight has a faint purple/blue base when compared.

Avon Golden Wine Nail Polish

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polish

Golden Wine is a red wine drenched in gold shimmer. A great holiday color!

Avon Golden Wine Nail Polish with Top Coat

Golden Wine also looks great mattified. It takes on a velvet-y appearance.

Avon Golden Rose Nail Polish

Avon Nailwear holiday nail polish colors

Golden Rose is a frosty pink rose with gold shimmer.

Avon Nude Gold Nail Polish

Avon Nailwear Nail Polish

Gold Nude is a peach/nude/gold combination with gold shimmer. I'm not sure how I feel about this one, it's very different from anything I normally wear. But different can be good!

Overall, great Holiday collection. Nice formula, application and Big 3 Free. Priced on sale now at $2.99 each - you can't beat that. I adore the sparkle based textures and would love to see more shimmers to their Nailwear Pro Line.

Make sure you add the Photo Gallery to your favorites, I have several core line colors I'll be posting soon.

So who loves Avon's Nailwear Pro Line? What do you guys think of the new Sparkle Shades?

(7) Comments

Kaz said on Nov 2nd, 2009 8:25 pm
Those first two are amazing!

Oceane said on Nov 3rd, 2009 1:19 am
They are at Avon I might be able to pick them up in New Zealand:)

Cali369 said on Nov 3rd, 2009 3:25 am
Golden Twilight is just gorgeous - all that sparkly goodness is two coats. Wonder if they sell it over here (UK)

Katie said on Nov 3rd, 2009 9:00 am
Thanks you so much for these! I've been looking for swatches forever! I'm getting them all! :)

Racheal said on Nov 3rd, 2009 9:01 am
Ooh, I must have Golden Twilight! Thanks so much, your swatches are the best!

Alia said on Nov 3rd, 2009 6:59 pm
I love the two colours that I own... Golden Twilight and Golden Wine. Golden Twilight is definately a prettier and cheaper version of DS Mystery. I might have to go back to the Avon Store for Gold Nude it looks so much prettier in real pictures than it did in the catalog.

Deez said on Nov 5th, 2009 12:27 pm
I have been waiting for these to be swathed too - they are all lovely & Golden Twilight is so pretty. Thank you

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