I thought I would branch out a little and start reviewing nail varnishes as well as showing designs to use them. I know how hard it is to find good quality but affordable polishes so I am going to share how various brands (and different shades within them) hold up in everyday life. I have done a previous review, take a look.. https://rarareid.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/sky-blue-bebe/
I decided to start off by trying out one of my new polishes. It’s Avon Nailwear Pro in Viva Pink. I got this at a car boot sale for 50p but if you buy it from Avon it is only £3.50.
This is described on the box as glossy and long wearing with a chip resistant formula so I was very excited to see how accurate this was, especially as I do so much dog walking I wanted to see just how long it would look good for. It is a really delicious looking pink. It’s bright but sort of creamy looking at the same time. I’m not sure that makes much sense but I have no idea how else to describe it! Ha! :) It has a nice consistency to it, not too runny and not too thick and it goes on well. The first coat wasn’t very bright so I did 2 coats to really make the colour pop. I really loved how quickly this dried. I applied both coats and it had dried fully within 20 minutes which is so perfect if you don’t have much time to spend doing your nails, I know I hate it when you have to sit for an hour waiting for a polish to dry! Here’s how it looked after I had finished (just ignore the black beneath my hand, Reuben really wanted to be in the photo!)..
I didn’t use a topcoat with this just to see how well it lasts. I’ve been wearing this for 4 days now and this is how it currently looks..
I expected it to be more chipped than this if I’m honest, so I am really pleased with it. :) The bigger chips only happened this morning which is great. I think this is an amazing quality polish for the price and I would definitely recommend it. I am going to review a few more shades of the Nailwear Pro because I have found that some brands can be a bit inconsistent in the different colours. So check back soon for more reviews! :)