After deciding to go on a self imposed nail polish hiatus during April, I bought Avon's Pearl Shine from their Nail Experts range. The plan is to wear no nail polish and to just have natural nails for a month to try and hopefully restore their natural colour. Having worn nail polish for quite a long time, the tips of my nails have taken on a pink tinge to them. So, April 3rd came round, I removed my last mani, buffed and shaped my nails then applied this to give them a natural shine. To see what I thought, read on :)
Image Credit: Avon
What Avon say: Fortifies nails for a healthy, buffed look without polish. Strength and shine in one!
What I say: My nails aren't in need of any fortification as they're pretty strong lately which is good. I agree that it gives a healthy, buffed look. You can't tell that I have anything on my nails which is good. Let me stress that this is not a nail polish. I don't really know what you'd call it to be honest. If you've tried one of those 4 way nail buffers, it's like the shine part but all over your nails. I don't know about you but I can never get the whole of my nail looking shiny with one of those things!
What Avon say: Apply 1-2 coats to nail and allow to dry.
What I say: I think this is great. Unscrew the lid, and you'll find a brush attached to the bottle. Unlike a nail polish. Turn the bottle upside down, give a *very gentle* squeeze and simply brush the product onto your nails. Don't do what I did and give a big squeeze cos you'll just get it everywhere! The formula is quite thin, a lot thinner than polish but slightly thicker than water. I love the brush being attached to the bottle as it helps for real precision application. Pearl Shine doesn't smell too much like a nail polish either which is good news if you can't stand the smell of polishes. All I could smell after application was my gorgeous moisturizer. I applied one coat of Pearl Shine to my nails and it dried instantaneously to leave a natural, buffed look. A total thumbs up from me :)
Available from: Your local Avon representative & avonshop.co.uk
Repurchase: Maybe (I can see this lasting for a long time)
Have you tried Pearl Shine or any of the other products in the Nail Experts range?