Monday, July 16, 2012

Avon Jade

As I've mentioned before, I'm an Avon Representative, so you know when Avon released 45 new nail shades I was all over it!

Some of these colors are actually re-releases from a long time ago, but I'm ok with that because that means if you've missed them before, now you have a chance to buy them again! Avon also re-vamped their nailwear pro formula and it's now called nailwear pro+. I must admit, I don't really see a difference in formulas between my old nailwear pros and my new nailwear pro+'s, but I do love Avon's formula regardless, so it's really a moot point.

Today I'm showing you the new re-released Avon Jade. From what I can see by searching the internet and looking at other people's swatches from the past, the new Jade and the old Jade are the same exact color.

Jade was perfectly opaque in two coats.  It's a slightly dusty, mint green that has a lovely spring feel to it. I'm surprisingly in love with this color!

Can I be random for one sec and say that I'm really loving my oval nails!! Yay!

After I swatched this polish I decided to do some nail art! So here are my half moons I did using Jade and Hot Ticket Goldfinger (click here for a full swatch of Goldfinger) .

I absolutely love gold paired with pretty pastel/spring colors! Plus I loved how the halfmoons looked with my newly rounded nails. I have tried this look in the past when my nails were square and I definitely prefer half moons on my nails when they're like this.

To achieve this look, I first painted two coats of Goldfinger and let it dry completely. Then I used circular paper reinforcement stickers to block off the part that I wanted to be rounded. You can buy these at any office supply store and probably even Wal-Mart. After placing the stickers, I painted a thick coat of Jade and removed the sticker before the polish dried. (If you wait too long the sticker will pull up some of the polish with it and ruin the effect)

If you are interested in purchasing Jade and/or checking out the other Nailwear Pro+ colors that Avon has to offer, please check out my online Avon Shop by clicking here or clicking the tab at the top of my page!

The Nailwear Pro+ polishes retail at $6 fully priced, but Avon is all the time running deals. Right now they are 2 for $6.99.

Keep checking back here this week for more Avon swatches! :)

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