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.

23 comments:

  1. This looks pretty nice Rads...me liking your nails!! :D :D :D And welcome back!! how were the vacations?

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  2. i love the idea of french manicure...but it just does not look good on my skin...no clue why ....

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  3. Hiiii Cali...Vacation fun :) :) How are you?

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  4. I know Priya - I feel the same..want to try it in a proper parlour kind, maybe it will look nice when done the right way :| But this one is fun to try..and looked much better than my usual results :D

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  5. So I wrote a long comment and then hit the back button by mistake :/
    Anyways,have you tried french manicure on toe nails Rads ? :P :P :P

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  6. No...not yet...but I want to :D

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  7. I tried it on my nails and they looked sooooo pretty and do use strips,it will make it a lot easier :D

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  8. They didnt stick properly...me try again though...you tried..on your toes?

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  9. Haha..yes I did,I have the VOV's french manicure kit..you can try cello tape also but for round nails like your like the one you have painted the tip,do without strips only it would be easier

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  10. Ya that's what I thought...the strips are good for straight tips :)

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  11. i tried in parlour onlyyy.....got my toes done....after 2 nails...i asked them to remove it and do the normal paint :|

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  12. Oh errr...:| :| Saved my money then...am not trying :D

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  13. radssss .. abhi toh me wearing orangeeee nail paint :P :P :P

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  14. Me want to seeeeeeeeeeeee...:D :D You moving to Hyderabad...me likeeeeeeeeeeee

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  15. I saw your ginger pompom ballerinas at Lifestyle the other day..but didnt look good on me :(

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  16. Rads, looks nice bcoz it's not usual white wala na.
    Yeah like Ritika said we can do this using tape as well but have to be very careful while removing it, I'm impatient & I remove it before nail color dries & mess up.

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  17. pretty looking, love it, colors is so natural, doesn't make nails looking fake.
    Mine not long either, i keep doing some work to make them longer. Any tips? i pay attention on moisturizing now to make cuticles in perfect condition.
    By the way i just shared your page on my facebook.
    Have a nice day! :)

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  18. Hii Inese..I dont keep them long..I do a lot of household work so they would keep chipping anyway :) My friend takes vitamin B supplements to help prevent brittle nails, but other than that and not doing much work, I dont know what else would help :D I do use a cuticle cream - Lush Lemony Flutter - and a hand cream (regular Nivea is also quite good).

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  19. Oh and tx for sharing the page :)

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  20. Hehhee..Uzma..I did that with these nail guides too...took them off before the nail polish dried completely..not very nice :D

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