Friday, March 22, 2013

Avon Peach Sherbet

Is it really Friday already?  This week has literally crawled by and I'm thrilled that it's finally on its way out.  Next week starts the holiday of Passover and even though I have to give up my beloved bread products, I'm psyched that my family from London are coming to New York to celebrate together.  Plus, I have a week and a half off from work so my excitement is tripled.

Anyway, to the nail du jour.  There are just some colors that everyone finds a innate gravitational pull towards.  Despite owning about a million and a half, I still find myself buying lilacs, mints, and pinks with blue shimmer.  Recently, I've discovered a similar attraction to peach.  While some colors go about calling themselves peach, they are in fact more nude, or orange, or red, frustrating the Type A person that I am.  So when I find a true peach, one that manages to balance the perfect amount of both orange cream and soft salmon to create the classic spring hue, I jump.  In this case, Avon Peach Sherbet.

While Peach Sherbet looks more muted in my photo, in certain lights, this actually borders on neon.  Personally, I like that quality but I imagine those who dislike the brighter shades may balk.  However, what I don't like is the formula.  Chalky and clumpy, this was a pain to apply.  Three coats and I still couldn't manage to get a neat cuticle line.  





I hate loving a color but disliking the application.  It's difficult to give a good review when I'm so conflicted so I'll leave you to make your own decision.  And please let me know if you know of any similar perfect peachy shades!

To order this product, or any other Avon item, please visit my Avon rep, Adelina Mercado's, page by clicking here.  Adelina is also offering free shipping on all first time orders over $10 by using the code FIRSTREP10.


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26 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous shade of peach!

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  2. This is a really gorgeous shade - but sucks about the application and formula! What sucks even more is finding an awesome shade and loving it - but hating the way it applies!

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  3. Such a pretty color! I find that most peaches apply crappily :( I am stilling willing to put up with them though!

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  4. This is a really pretty shade! I don't have any peach shades in my collection but that should change.

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  5. I like this polish colour on you but any kind of peach on me gives me woeful mannequin hands, I just can't pull the colour off at all. I don't know of any similar colours offhand!

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  6. This color is adorable! I think I have a similar one from them but without the shimmer. How much prettier it is with some shimmer!

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  7. Gorgeous color too bad the formula wasn't the greatest.

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  8. What a pretty shade! I'm not that into peach myself, but I like how this one is both bright and soft at the same time. Sorry to hear the formula was tricky, though,

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  9. Yeah, it was not the most pleasant polish but pretty once on :/

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  10. So disappointing since I love peach!

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  11. I feel that way with teals. They just don't work on me :/

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  12. Unfortunately this isn't that shimmery at all, just standard creme. I'm sure with some shimmer it would be great!

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  13. I don't really like nudes, but peaches just do it for me. I love the ones that have different tones without being anything other than a creme.

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  14. Sometimes when the finished product is that beautiful, I can ignore the application, until the next time I have to apply it! Haha

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  15. I have just the silliest question. How do you get such a beautiful cuticle line, even with this hard to apply polish? Honestly I've had major back surgery and was lying around so much I finally figured out how to apply nail polish. Before I always had chips, bubbling an peels within the hour no matter how much I got the grease off my nails. I finally figured out treatment with nail desiccator and/or nail whitener was necessary for the polish to stick. Any more advice for the perfect nail would be so appreciated.

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  16. First of all, that's not a silly question at all! When I first started applying polish, my cuticles were an absolute mess and it took me awhile to figure out how to best apply and clean up after myself.


    My first "trick" is to be very precise about where you begin to polish. I personally start by placing the brush flat as far down the nail as possible without actually touching the cuticle. I repeat that on either side of that first stroke to create a sort of base line for my second coat so even if I don't go that low into my nailbed later on, at least I set up a straight line.


    Of course, that doesn't always work. Your hands shake, the polish drips, etc. While some girls swear by a cuticle stick and acetone, I prefer to avoid extra polish remover on my cuticles if possible. So my personal trick? I use my thumb nail. Since I keep my nails square, the edges are pointed enough to get into the cuticles and clean up the line smoothly. The added bonus is that the polish from the cuticles gets transferred to a nail with the same color and in case where the tip of the thumbs get smudged, it's easy to just fill those back up with more polish.


    Please let me know if that didn't make sense and I'm happy to take pictures and email to you for more clarity. I also hope you're feeling much, much better and that your back is on the mend!

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