Thursday, September 26, 2013

Avon ~ Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse


Avon ~ Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse
A scattered holographic skittle

Today I want to show you no less than four polishes I received in a swap, namely four of Avon’s scattered holos.
Starburst is magenta, Galaxy is blue, Celestial is light green and Eclipse is black. And that’s the order I’m showing them in here.

The formula is good for all of them. I had a little trouble with the black one, which didn’t quite work like I wanted it to. It became a bit “lumpy” and hard to put on evenly. Perhaps it was because it dried relatively fast, and the first brush stroke had dried a little when I ran over with the brush again to even things out. But it was only Eclipse (the black one) I had that little problem with, the others went on effortlessly.

The coverage is fine too, two coats is what it takes, and neither of the coats need an aqua basecoat for underwear. I just used my regular basecoat and that worked fine. Right then. No more talk, here they are without a topcoat:

Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse

 The pictures are all taken in direct sunlight, and even though I usually prefer linear holos to scattered, I love the way these shine!

Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse
I put Starburst, the magenta one, on my thumb. The magenta is my favourite of the bunch, it’s so pretty – also out of the sunlight! Galaxy, the blue one, comes in second.

Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse


When I saw the bottles I thought I wouldn’t like the green – it looked too pastel for my taste. But seriously: I even like that one on me!  Holy Smokes!

Starburst, Galaxy, Celestial & Eclipse

A bonus shot of the thumbnail. Oooh la la, I like it!



And here are the bottles posing in the sunshine:

  
There’s my Avon holo skittle for you, girls. I’m impressed with pretty much everything about them. I love the formula, the drying time and the way they look both in and out of the sun. That means I can actually also wear them in the winter or when we have less sun here.

Please tell me what you think of this! I like – but what about you?
Have you maybe even got them yourself?


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: N/A/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes

21 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any polishes from this brand, they look great all of them. :-)

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  2. I have been dying to get my hands on some Avons, so no - I haven't tried them yet :)
    Beautiful skittle :)

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    1. I think you'll like the formula on these ones, if you ever get the chance :) And thank you so much :)

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  3. Oh such beauties! I saw this and have been wanting them ever since.

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    1. I was so lucky to get them in a swap, yay! :)

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  4. I really like Avon's nail polishes and when I saw these, I wasn't very excited about them at the first time, but now when I see your swatches... Oh my, I need to get me some :D :D Gorgeous <3

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    1. Thank you so much! I must admit that I had to check out more than one swatch before I fell in love! But I'm *so* happy that I got them <3

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  5. wow they're really pretty! i like silver more. and the blue has a pretty base color :)

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  6. Grrr why doesn't Avon bring them to Turkey???? They are beautiful!!!

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    1. I'm amazed that you can't get your hands on these, when you can get other Avons. How annoying is that! :)

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  7. Are you trying to oust me as holo queen??????? HEHEHE-these are awesome!

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  8. I actually did grab these for my stash but haven't had a chance to try them yet.

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    1. I'm looking so much forward to seeing them on you! :)

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  9. All four of these are really pretty! I love how they sparkle!

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  10. Cute way of wearing these as a skittles mani! All the colors are really pretty! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you - I really wish I had more fingers though! :D

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  11. I like all of them! Sad, that we didn't have this collection in my country :/

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    1. That's so weird! Why do they only bring some of the collection, I don't understand that :)

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