Monday, January 23, 2012

Avon Violetta Sparkle

Happy Monday ladies!


Today I have a very special polish for you: Avon Violetta Sparkle.  From their holiday collection, this was my first go at Avon polish.  My initial reaction was at how large the bottle was!  For $3, Avon doesn't shortchange.  The color in the bottle just pops, which really drew me towards it.


On the nail, it's equally lovely.  A dark eggplant jelly, the gold flakies really shine through.  It applies a bit thick, but if you apply carefully, the jelly builds up nicely in two to three coats.  This dried exceptionally shiny, which oddly enough, was not in this colors favor because the shine drowned out some of the lovely gold flakiness.  Take a look:






From the macro shot, you really get a good taste of the eggplant base and gold flakies...and how the shine somewhat overpowers it.  I still really love this polish and think of it as the fraternal twin sister of Orly Fowl Play.  I hope to whip this out a few more times before I'm bitten by the Spring pastel-only bug.

Have you ladies tried Avon polish?  Any you recommend??

26 comments :

  1. This looks so great on you Amanda!!  I have this one.  Just haven't tried it yet.  I'm such an Avon lover, which I think you know.  I love so many of them I don't even know where to start, lol.

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  2. Aaah, this is so gorgeous! I really love Avon polishes. I have this one, Olive Green, Vintage Blue, Empower, and Urban Grey and I would recommend them all. Fantastic formulas.

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  3. I was so confused for a second when I read "jelly," because I have Violetta by Avon, which is a MATTE. Took me a second there. Have you tried Violetta? It's pretty gorgeous with a top coat.

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  4. Super cute! I like it, it's a great combo! We both posted purples today, lol! I have to pick up some Avon. But I need to find a rep :/

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  5. Haha, I know you love your Avon :)

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  6. Ooh...will look all of those up asap!

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  7. Haha, sorry to confuse you!  Never tried Violetta, but from the Google image search it looks like Zoya Savita.  Really pretty!

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  8. Will be in touch soon with my rep.

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  9. I have tried several Avon polishes and they were all satisfactory. I have Textured Teal, which is not teal at all but dark navy blue... anyway, it's a nice color!

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  10. Thanks! I've been getting so many great Avon recommendations :)

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  11. This is super pretty! I really like how the glitter seems to float in the polish. I'm glad to hear the formula is good as well :0)

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  12. This is so beautiful!!!  I like this a LOT more than Fowl Play (no one hate me XD!).  This is seriously stunning!!!

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  13. Great formula, reasonable price, beautiful color...not bad, right?

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  14. Hahahaha! I'm glad you like it (even if controversially more than a certain unnamed Orly...) ;)

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  15. You really know how to showcase these polishes!  I love the Avon!  Ok, I'm partial.  Here is a tip for those of  you who don't change your own polish....I take my Avon polish to the nail salon.  If I gouge or chip, I can fix it at home.  Thanks Amanda!

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  16. Aw, thanks Eileen!  Good tip for those without a steady hand themselves.

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  17. I love this color! Just used it recently and the tiny flakies in there are so pretty :)

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  18. It really was a great polish that went under the radar. After trying this, I'm anxious to test out more Avon polishes.

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  19. Can't wait to see more of your swatches! :)
    I've only tried 3 of their polishes so far...

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  20. Wow! This polish is unexpected... Very pretty!

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  21. I was completely shocked by this too! Avon? Who knew?!

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