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Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Avon Sequined Turquoise and Violetta Sparkle

This Holiday, the Sequins and Shine Collection brings us two limited edition colors to the Nailwear Pro Line from Avon. Gleaming Gold (not shown) - a metallic gold and Violetta Sparkle - a deep sparkling purple.

Are you ready to take a look at Sequined Turquoise and Violetta Sparkle?

Sequined Turquoise is part of the Total Glamour Holiday Set ($19.00), which includes a collection for eyes, lips, and nails bundled into a black holographic evening bag. Unfortunately this color is not sold alone, but hopefully that will change soon. Pretty please Avon!

Hands down, Sequined Turquoise is clearly the Rock Star and honestly one of the best colors I've seen from Avon to date (that's why it's such a tragedy this isn't perm!). It's a gorgeous blue-green jelly packed with glittering silver glass flecks.  

Looking at the bottle, I thought Sequined Turquoise was going to be "another" Charla, Catch Me In Your Net or Halley's Comet dupe (among the million others). As you can see, it's definitely not another one of those shades - thank goodness! It's much deeper and leans towards a green/teal. But not as green as perhaps Iceberg Lotus, Utopia or Shimmering Sea. Just the perfect balance between green and blue!

Click Here to check out how this compares to other similar shades from the Photo Gallery.   

Violetta is one of my favorite colors from the Matte line - except it falls flat without a glossy top coat, so I'm happy they've brought it back in a sparkle version.

Violetta Sparkle is a deep purple jelly with gold glass flaky shimmer. It does apply thin and squishy like Sequined Turquoise, but builds up nicely with 2-3 layers. I actually prefer this in two coats opposed to three (if that's possible!). It's not nearly as deep or blackened and you can still see some purple in it.

Overall, both Violetta Sparkle and Sequined Turquoise are total wins in my book! The only true disadvantages are the thin formula and ultra limited edition status of Sequined Turquoise. Average wear time usually runs me 3- 5 days with base coat and top coat, although I haven't tested these particular shades.

The holiday shades are available online for a limited time only and retails for $5.00/ea (currently on sale for $2.99/ea). What do you think of Violetta Sparkle and Sequined Turquoise? I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

(8) Comments

Frosso said on Nov 25th, 2011 9:44 pm
I was just looking at these online...I wanted to get them, but after buying 12 polishes in one day and another in the mail.... I have to cut myself off. I do love the sequined turquoise though!
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Angie said on Nov 27th, 2011 7:06 am
Sequined Turquoie is amazing, I'm so bummed this isn't available!! Which do you think is closer to it?
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Amy said on Nov 27th, 2011 11:08 am
You're right, it's the perfect teal!! Violetta Sparkle is also very gorgeous! Thanks so much for the beautiful swatches!
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Swatch And Learn said on Nov 28th, 2011 11:14 am
Wow, these two colours are gorgeous, and I probably would've never even known about them if I hadn't stopped by your blog, Steph! :)

At first, I also thought the first was going to be another Charla dupe, too. But you're totally right - it's different and GORGEOUS!

Thanks for swatching these polishes!
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Alyssa said on Nov 28th, 2011 12:37 pm
These are great ! I actually just became an Avon rep and when I put in my first order I'm definitely getting these along with their matte colors!!!
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Opalline Star said on Dec 11th, 2011 9:46 am
I have both of these and they're absolutely stunning. I especially love the gold glitter with purple of Violetta Sparkle.
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Anti aging clinic said on Jan 30th, 2012 11:54 am
OMG the violetta is so gorgeous!
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Sanjay said on May 17th, 2012 2:29 am
So beautiful, I loved it.
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