Lit from Within: Avon and Glitter I

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Avon and Glitter I

Some of my earliest nail polishes were Avon - in the square bottles.  A bright orange and a light grey.  Must have been 20 years ago, because they're back in fashion again!

I decided to try Avon again, and ordered some polishes from my friend Alyssa from Pretty Little Bottles.

This is pretty pix heavy, so I put all the lovelies after the jump!

First up, Night Violet.  I love vampy colors that don't look black.  This is a dark wine shimmer that applied nicely.  Two coats, no topcoat:

I thought the perfect glitter accompaniment would be The Polish Bar Shirley.  I love the play between the dark red, black, and pink glitters.  The Polish Bar makes great glitters - I've liked all the ones I've tried so far.

Next up is a polish that Avon promoted as part of a charity to stop domestic abuse.  It's called Empower.  Love this color.  Rich, cobalt blues make me weak in the knees, ironically.

I chose another Polish Bar to go over Empower.  This is Oceanside, a mix of blues and silver glitter.  Perfect for Shark Week, or any other time!

Deluxe Chocolate looks good enough to eat.  Molten brown shimmer!

This was my fave combination - Hits Phenomena Air Glow.  WOW.  It's like they were made for each other.  Air Glow is a glitter duochrome that has a chunky look to it, but isn't gritty at all.

The Avon colors are rich, saturated, and easy to apply.  They do take a long time to dry on me, and even more time with glitter.  I'm not used to polishes being so dentable for so long.  I'm pretty clumsy, so I dinged up my manicures a lot before they dried.  I lliked the colors and combinations a lot, though, so I may have to try a different base or top coat to see if that makes a difference.

More Avon tomorrow!  Have you tried Avon polishes yet?

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