Saturday, June 18, 2011

Avon Blue Shock, Gunmetal and Vivid Violet

Hello hello hello!

  Today I have some swatches of some pretty Avon colors I got from my mom-on-law. It had been sooo long since I last tried an avon polish. As a matter of fact I remmber the last Avon polish i had was a Golden one and it came in a round bottle. It had a terrible sticky formula that took forever to dry and I always managed to smudge it. Well, this was YEAARS ago and I'm happy to see they have made some changes to the bottles and the formula as well.  On to some colors!

First is Vivid Violet. This one reminds me of my one my favorite O.P.I's (that I don't own ATM) Plugged in Plum. Vivid Violet is a pretty Purple shimmer with some slight Pink undertones. In Sunlight it has these pretty Blue flashes that you can't see in any other light. The formula on this is slightly sheer but flows nicely. I only did Two coats for these pictures but I'm thinking now a Third one would have looked even better.

This one is called Gunmetal. It could not have a more perfect name. This one is a true Gunmetal shimmer. I love this because every time I have picked up a polish tha looked like this it ends up going on the nail like a frosty, brushstrokey mess (I'm lookin at you China Glaze Avalanche). Not this baby! This goes on smooth, shimmery and even. This is Two coats, no top coat.

And finally we have Blue Shock. A pretty, icy shade of Electric Blue shimmer. This one has an extremely sheer formula and what you see here is Three coats (probably could have gotten away with a Fourth). I actually really like this color. It's refreshing and it almost looks like the polish is floating on my nails.
Overall, I am really happy with these. I really, really LOVE Vivid Violet. I also really love the brush on these Avon polishes. It was soft, just the right lenght and slightly flattened so it made the application super easy and quick. These Three color have good formulas and I'm happy to have them in my collection.

Do you own any Avon polishes?
<3 Cristina

35 comments:

  1. Girl, you're a mind reader!!!
    I was just googelin Avon plishes today and hoped to see some more swatches of them ^_^

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  2. I'm not an Avon polish fan but that's because, like you said, their old formulas were really bad. I haven't tried any of the new ones but they sure look great... I'm loving Gunmetal :-)

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  3. I've had the same experience as you with the old Avon polishes, so I must give them another try! Your swatches are just beautiful!! Love the Blue Shock!

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  4. I have all three of these and I LOVE them! Try to get some of the darkened ones with gold shimmer if you can, they are awesome!

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  5. Wow, Avon has really stepped up their game it looks like! I really love that gunmetal one.

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  6. WOW! As if my wallet wasn't empty enough... ;-)

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  7. WOW! As if my wallet didn't hate me enough... ;-)

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  8. I actually really love Avon polishes (and eyeliners, but that's another story). I got several over last winter, and I think the formula and color selection is great. Their Olive Green is one that I use a LOT.

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  9. It's between the black and the purple for me ! They are both pretty .

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  10. Wow!! I love all three of those colors!! I am usually not one for purple, but this one is great!!

    Thanks for the awesome swatches!

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  11. I have a lot of Avon polishes! you can see them in my page.

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  12. I really like these shades! I have only one Avon polish, and its an yellow shade, quite nice but hard to apply - like any other yellow...

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  13. Wow! I would not have expected to see quality polishes like this from Avon (I kind of have this image of them being over-hyped and mediocre). Pretty colors, I love all of them :D

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  14. Oooh, I need Gunmetal in my life.

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  15. Ooooh, I'm really liking Gunmetal a lot! I think I'm going to have to order that one with the Avon seller at work. :)

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  16. I LOVE the Avon Nailwear Pro nail polishes, they are great in comparison to some of the older ones. I love all of these colors! I actually have these three, but I have only worn Gunmetal so far. Avon usually has some good colors in the new colors they put out seasonally.

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  17. LOVE the Gunmetal & Blue Shock. Blues are SO in for summer! Try with Navy Shatter on top -- FABULOUS!

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  18. very nice and shiny colors!!!!!

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  19. I'm with u. I haven't tried an avon polish since mymom sold it all those years ago. Been wanting to get a few of them recently. They look nice.

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  20. I'm so glad the gunmetal one wasn't brushstroke-y. I hate brushstrokes!!

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  21. They all looks gorgeous, but then again everything looks stunning on your hands and nails. Anyways how is the staying power on those, my last avon polish was two yrs ago and the wear sucked :-(

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  22. Wow, I am in love with all 3 of these, they're all going on my wishlist!

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  23. I just ordered some Avon polishes about 3 months ago to see if the formula had changed. I really like them! My first matte polish was actually by Avon. Pretty swatches!

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  24. I am an Avon Rep and since I am a polish addict I also own most of their polishes including all of these, except for Blue Shock, which I will now have to purchase thanks to your swatch. lol I agree on the improved formula, the wear time is also much longer than it used to be. :)

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  25. My boss sells Avon and knows how obsessed with Polish I am, so she bought me Vivid Violet a few months ago and it is easily one of my top 5 polishes. I really love Gunmetal too and I'm thinking about buying it from her! Thanks for the swatch!!

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  26. I'm so glad the gunmetal one wasn't brushstroke-y. I hate brushstrokes!!

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  27. Wow, I am in love with all 3 of these, they're all going on my wishlist!

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  28. I actually really love Avon polishes (and eyeliners, but that's another story). I got several over last winter, and I think the formula and color selection is great. Their Olive Green is one that I use a LOT.

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  29. WOW! As if my wallet wasn't empty enough... ;-)

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  30. I'm not an Avon polish fan but that's because, like you said, their old formulas were really bad. I haven't tried any of the new ones but they sure look great... I'm loving Gunmetal :-)

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