Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel : Icy Purple ~ Review & Swatch

I have tried Avon nail polish only recently and I reviewed a gorgeous emerald shade (middle in pic above) previously in THIS post. Here I am reviewing a beautiful purple silver shade from Metallic effects collection – Icy Purple

Price: Rs 249 for 8 ml

Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel Icy Purple review

Avon Metallic effects nail enamel comes in rectangular packaging with shade name written on the front. The brush is short and decent, not too bad not too great either. The straight tip makes the application messy around the cuticles. I always prefer rounded brush (like in THIS nailpolish).

Icy Purple is a beautiful silver – purple color with a slightly frosty, chrome finish. This is a unique color which is not spotted in other brands easily. The formula is rich and creamy with metallic/foil finish. The consistency is great, neither thick nor thin. The pigmentation is excellent and gives full opacity in two thin coats (or one thick coat). Like any other metallic polishes, the brush strokes are visible but it can be minimised if you apply it carefully and neatly. This nail polish dries quickly.

This is not very long lasting nail polish. Minor tip wear starts next day itself. But then I don’t wear top coat and you can extend the wear time by applying a top coat. Also, the shine starts to dull after 2-3 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Avon Metallic effects nail enamel in Icy Purple is a beautiful silver-purple color with chrome like finish. It is superbly pigmented and needs 2 thin coats for full color. However, the brush strokes are visible so you need to apply it carefully. It dries quickly and shine stays put for 2-3 days after which it starts to dull. The only drawback I could find is that these are not long lasting. But an additional top coat can always prolong the wear time. I am in love with the unique color and I will definitely repurchase this again

xoxo, Blossom

Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger ~ Oh-My-Gold! 904 : Review & Swatch

Maybelline gold digger

 

Maybelline launched Gold Digger Collection in their Colorshow nail polish a while back. I will be reviewing a few of their shades in a series of posts. I had reviewed a beautiful top coat from this range- Bling Thing 902 earlier and here I am reviewing a gorgeous silvery gold color from this range ~ Oh-My-Gold! 904.

 

oh my gold maybelline

 

Price: Rs 145

Oh-My-Gold 904 is silvery gold nail polish with gold specks and glitter. The golden glitter and specks get masked by the silvery polish which gives a muted shimmer effect to the whole look, which I love!  This is a metallic nail polish, which is neither silver nor golden, but somewhere in between.

One coat is opaque enough, but I apply 2 coats anyways. It dries fairly quick.

The glitter and golden specks are not too out there and gives a beautiful diffused shine.

The packaging is standard packaging of their Colorshow nailpolish. It comes in cylindrical glass bottlewith black cap. The shade name is engraved on top of the cap. The brush is decent and picks enough nailpolish for one coat. The glitter in this nailpolish remain suspended and does not settle down at the bottom of the bottle. The glitter does not tug and the nail polish settles into a smooth finish.

I am right handed, so my polishes start to chip early on my right hand. I could see minor tip wear from this polish starting next day on my right hand (which happens with almost ALL the nailpolishes) and proper chipping in 4 days. But nail polish on my left hand stayed put for 5 days (!),  and so I am impressed with the staying power of this polish.

Oh My God 904 being glitter nailpolish, its removal can be quite a pain, especially if you layer this polish a lot. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

oh my gold

 

 

oh my gold maybelline

 

oh my gold maybelline swatch

 

maybelline colorshow oh my gold

 

maybelline gold digger oh my gold

 

maybelline oh my gold swatch

 

maybelline oh my gold

 

maybelline oh my gold nail polish

 

Overall, Oh-My-Gold 904 is a beautiful silvery-gold color with muted shimmer and specks which gives a beautiful overall diffused shine. If you wear metallic colors like silver and gold, do check this one out. I love this shade and will definitely repurchase it.:)

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Chevron Accent Nails

Hello girlies,

It has been a long time since I last posted a nail art. I have been a bit lazy, thats all. Now, I was not a huge fan of Accent nails but decided, Eh! I might as well try. And, after this nail art, I have pretty much started liking accent nails. It looks pretty. Takes much less time (1 nail vs 10 nails).

So, accent nails are basically when you paint one of your nails differently from the rest. It can be any nail. I chose the ring finger.

Accent nails1

I chose to draw a  chevron sign for accent nail.

Accent nails 2

First I decided to use a scotch-tape. But the final result was not symmetrical.

So, I had to touch up and redo the design  free hand.

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Accent nails are comparatively easier and best for the times you are running late. Plus when they prettify the nails well, who’s to complain? 🙂

 Happy painting!

Love,

Blossom 🙂