Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Avon Olive Green, Cotton Candy, Tweed

Slowly working through my stash and uploading the swatches :) I can't wait until this weekend when I'll have time to swatch all my new pretties! My Zoya Intimates order just shipped so I'm hoping it gets here in time ^_^

Here are some Avons I own. I ordered them last fall when there were some free shipping codes floating around and the polishes were 2/$6. I'm not sure if this code will still work, but if its your first time placing an order, the code "FIRSTREP" should work (but you need to select a local representative and purchase through their site; no worries about someone coming to your door though lol). If that code doesn't work, take a peek on retailmenot or other coupon code sites and I'm sure there are other free shipping codes around :)

Avon Olive Green - I purchased this because it is a well-known dupe for RBL ONS. The formula is seriously to die for. A 1 coater, but I did 2 for the pics. I really like the brushes on these Avons: they are larger than normal, but not huge like Sally Hansens or OPIs. They are a similar shape, but about 2/3 the size. I definitely recommend getting this polish...

Avon Cotton Candy - This polish was sheerer than I'd hoped. This is 3 or maybe 4 coats? It's a cute colour though... I'd pass though.

Avon Tweed - An amazingly gorgeous jelly. I can't remember if this is 2 or 3 coats, though. Regardless, the application was really good for me!

Definitely recommend it.. unless you already have a dupe:

Comparison: Avon Tweed on index and ring, Essie Masquerade Belle on Middle and Pinky

I honestly bought the Essie the weekend after my Avon Tweed came in the mail. Aghh! I think I actually slightly prefer the Avon, because of the brush; however, I think I will keep the Essie... only because it cost more -.-

1 comment:

  1. guess I'm late to the game on this post, but I just found it. LOL I'd say that the Essie and the Avon are total twins, not just dupes, these are totally twins! Awesome post. I actually just ordered Avon Tweed (had no idea it was a jelly, that's exciting for me!) and I have been having Avon olive green for awhile sitting untried. Avon has great polishes, excellent wear time and most are one-coaters. Appreciate this post and the swatches!! :)