Avon French Manicure Kit (Review/NOTD)



Boring grey drab day - can't think of anything useful to do - that's a signal from the skies above to paint my nails.  This time, though, I decided to try something new and dug out the Avon French Manicure Kit.

avon french manicure kit review

Avon French manicure kits come in two shades:  French White and French Lilac.  I picked the French Lilac version - have tried white tips with Revlon earlier and found it just too fake looking.  I know it has to be a combination of not-so-great-looking fingers/nails and bad application, because it looks awesome on a lot of people, but at any rate, I decided to try something else this time and picked lilac.

avon french manicure kit review

Each pack consists of two nail polishes and nail strips/guides to help in getting the perfect, neat French tip.

avon french manicure kit review
avon french manicure kit review
Nail polishes - French Tip Lilac and Sheer Lilac
avon french manicure kit review
Nail strips/guides
The Sheer Lilac shade though seems more like a sheer peach shade to me.  When applied over the pale lilac tip, it darkens the tip and makes it look less lilac and more toned down - not what you would like in a French manicure, but to me, it does seem more wearable than the stark white classic French tip (and also more forgiving of badly done manicures).  The strips I found to be quite useless.  They didn't stick that well on my nail and didn't give a neat line of polish like I was expecting.  After a bit of trial, I just stopped using them and painted the tips without the guide.  It's probably got something to do with the fact that I have short nails :-|

avon french manicure kit review

A French manicure might not be the best option for people with shorter nails and/or ones with unsteady hands, but Avon's French Manicure Kit is a must-try.  It dries fairly quickly and stays a long while without chipping - lasted through a whole lot of typing.  As for me, I haven't given up hope yet - some masala chai and a bit more practice :D

Cost:  Rs. 289 (full price).  Contact an Avon representative or check Avon India's website for discounts/availability.