Snowflake nails, featuring Avon’s Opal Top Coat

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Do you ever judge a nail polish from the colour in the bottle?  I do all the time.

I received Avon’s Opal Top Coat as a gift from a coworker and although I was very thankful that she thought of me enough to order it for me from Avon, I didn’t love it.  To me, it looked like a nail polish you would buy a pre-teen or something; it was one of those tacky-looking glitters.  And so it sat with the rest of my polishes, only reaching for it once just to say that I wore it.

I forgot about the polish until FASHION magazine’s Beauty Panel challenge a couple weeks back that was all about textured nail polish.  Ellie Somfelean from My Beauty Box was rocking a blue nail polish with silver flecked glitter and I fell in love with it.  When I read the write up it turns out she used Avon’s Opal Top Coat.  Needless to say, I took off what I was wearing and painted my nails.  Well, my friends, I am obsessed.

Outdoor photo

Without flash.

Without flash.

I layered the topcoat over OPI’s Eurso Euro, which is a dark cobalt blue colour.  The trick with the Avon topcoat is to layer it over a darker colour; that really makes the glitter pop.  To me, this combo of polishes is much like Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe (it’s like the poor girl’s DIY version, cause that polish is like C$22).  I also want to mention that there is also a similar glitter polish in the Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar, so if you have that kit, you are covered.

Overall, I’m obsessed. Layer this beauty over a darker polish and voila! Snowflake nails, perfect for the season.

Lesson learned, don’t judge a polish until you experiment with it.  Or until you find swatches.  Either or.

One more thing, I just looked online and its on sale for $2.99.  Close this browser and order it now.

Have you tried Avon’s Opal Top Coat?  Any other polishes you judged before trying them?

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