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04. 27. 2006

Avon Instant Manicure

I'm a beauty product junkie and a heavy-duty super groomer, but I have never gotten the hang of manicures. Whenever I try to do one myself it reminds me of when I was first given coloring books: I see where the colors are supposed to go, but I simply can't seem to get enough control to keep the nail polish within the confines of my nails. Years ago, when the deep purple-red-black shade by Chanel called Vamp was all the rage, I decided to give it a go and when I was finished I showed my then 3-year old niece, who thought my hands had been butchered and she cried and cried. Now when I know I will be shaking lots of hands, I go and get a pro job, but for some reason, I can't even get out of the nail salon without smudges and chips. I think I'm just not patient enough to let the enamel thoroughly dry.

Enter Avon's new Instant Manicure. These moldable strips of color are pressed onto natural nails and then spread into place. These are apparently semi-dry strips of actual nail enamel, not just press-on fake nails, and once you put it on, they bond almost instantly so there's no waiting before you can use your hands again. The color is supposed to resist chipping for 14 days, about twice as long as traditional polish, although surely I'd find a way to chip it off within hours. The strips come in various sizes to suit different-sized nails. You use regular polish remover to remove the enamel.

Avon Instant Manicure will be available in May for $8. They come in two strips of 8, in case you mess up, I guess, or have a few extra fingernails.

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Ooh la love.

I am all about efficient vanity.

Now I just need instant 5 lbs of smoky black eyeshadow.

I used these when I was in the UK in Nov and have become hooked. They are really easy to use, and I bought tons back as gifts for all my girl friends who have the same lack of eye-nail coordination as me. :)I love them.

They are awesome! Personally, I have never mastered the art of painting my right hand (I'm right handed) and so I seldom ever polish my nails until this product came out. I LOVE THEM.

BTW, if you order them during AVON's campaign 11, they are $4.99 per set or 2 sets for $8.99. If you want more information about colors or other AVON products, visit my online store www.youravon.com/mchemacki

Good luck!


Have ever heard the saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." Well, it certainly applies to AVON INSTANT MANICURE. I wasted my time, money and enthusiasm on this product, while trusting in the AVON name/reputation. I will be returning the unused sets that I purchased. I could not get one nail to look decent. After much frustration I ending taking off the AVON product and polishing my nails the old fashioned way, they look great again. AVON, I challenge you to send me an expert to apply AVON INSTANT MANICURE to my nails and if they come out looking as implied by your advertisement, I will publicly apologize.


Just wondering from people who have used them about the durablity factor. Seems like any nail color I put on my nails peels within two days. I'm thinking about trying these, but I've got a budget and want to be sure they won't peel off immediately.

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