Thursday, January 16, 2014

Avon Cosmic Nail Enamel Swatches + Review

I've long been a fan of Avon products. Ever since I was a teen and could steal my Mom or Grandma's catalog and ask them if I could order a few things there just seems to always be at least one of two items I have an interest in. I'm a big fan of their eyeliners, especially when they are on sale.
The company has definitely seemed to of been expanding their nail colors, collections and overall manicure-type products for a few years now. They jumped on crackle pretty quickly as well as matte, fast dry etc. I came across their Cosmic Nail Enamel collection the other day and though "Holos?! What? On Sale? Need them. Now."
I added a total of five colors to my cart, I believe two or three colors were already out of stock. Once they arrived I had to run out into the Colorado sunshine just to make sure this wasn't a big fat lie. Be still my heart, while of course not the ultra-coveted linear holographic, they were still as beautiful as ever in that direct light.
Starburst is a bright pink holo


In the shade

Celestial is a dusty blue almost leaning teal mint, definitely a unique color to me



In the shade

Radiant is a very mild, light gold/champagne holo 


 In the shade

Saturn, a burnt orange holo - one of the most unique of the collection


In the shade

 Eclipse, a gorge black holo



In the shade

Each swatch was two coats with no base or topcoat. The formula was nice, every one but Radiant was very opaque in two coats. I bet they stamp nicely as well. While I must admit, I don't have a ridiculous amount of holo polishes, of the five I purchased, there are some unique holos in here. Saturn is probably the most unique with Radiant having an interesting mix between blue, teal and mint. For me, I think the star is Eclipse. Yes a black holo is a black holo, but man this was just so stunning in the light I couldn't stop salivating over it. I'd probably buy these babies at the full $6 price BUT they are currently on sale for $2.99 on Avon's site. Unfortunately some of the colors have already sold out but it appears they are going to restock Eclipse and  Supernova. For the price and great coverage, and some interesting colors - I'd recommend picking up a few of these while there's still time.


7 comments :

  1. I have some of these colors and really like them. The subtle holo in it is nice :)

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  2. Celestial and Eclipse are my favorites for sure. on sale....oh im so there! :) thank you!

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  3. You're very welcome! I was definitely hooked ~

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  4. Avon does seem have stepped up their polish game lately--after years of not buying anything from them I got rather a lot last year including the Cosmics.

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  5. What a beautiful colors!

    I have a Born Pretty 10% discount on my blog in case you're interested! :)

    xxx
    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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