One of my favorite beauty items is nail polish. It may sounds sort of silly, but I really enjoy giving myself at home pedicures and manicures. Going to the nail salon isn't exactly in my budget, and even if it was, I'd rather take that money and do something special with my family, instead. I try to make sure that I always have a good selection of nail poishes to choose from, as well as the essential tools I need to make my nails beautiful at home. Now that sandals season is upon us, I want to make double-sure that I have what I need for my toes to be perfectly polished.
Presented by MBP Spotlight Sponsor, Vanessa Wigglesworth
It is our pleasure at Mommy's Block Party, to connect our readers with a select group of women in direct sales. We love working with Vanessa Wigglesworth, who is a part of the MBP team, and is also an Independent Avon Representative. Vanessa believes that every woman is and should feel beautiful. Vanessa is a loving, caring, hardworking wife and mom, and loves encouraging others! I was excited for the opportunity to work with Vanessa this month, and select a few Avon products that I felt would be a perfect fit in our Spring Style Guide.
I selected a few colors of nail polish from Avon's Nailwear Pro + Enamel Collection. This is one of my favorite brands of nail polish, and there were quite a few new colors for spring that I thought would look great with some of the pretty fashions I'd been receiving.
In just a few days, I had a nice little package from Vanessa's Avon!
My helper was ready to see what was inside of the box...
I love getting packages from Avon, because it's like opening up a special present, each and every time! The items always come well packed, with bubble wrap, and they're also wrapped in pretty tissue paper! Vanessa told me before the package arrived that she included a special surprise for B, too- so we were both excited to see what that might be!
Let's check it out!
Here's B's surprise!
Vanessa was so sweet to think of B! She's a mom, and knows that Avon makes some pretty rockin' products for little ones, including some fun stuff for bath time! Vanessa was kind enough to send B not just one, but two Bathtime Body Paints from the Avon Naturals Kids Rio 2 Collection. These are roll-on body paints, safe to use in the tub or shower, on wet skin. They are not to be used on dry skin, however. The bath paint rolls on and washes right off. This bath paint is safe for ages 3+. These roll on bath and body paints have been around for a long time... I remember my grandmother buying a very similar product for me and my sister from Avon when we were little girls!
B was thrilled to have some new snazzy stuff to try out in the bath! The body paint glides on smoothly to wet skin. We had a great time 'painting' B's tummy, feet and arms blue at bathtime! These are a great price (right now, just $0.79 per tube), and would make a great filler for Easter Baskets! There are also a lot of other cool bath and body products for kids from the Avon Naturals Kids Rio 2 Collection! Thank you, Vanessa!
Onto mommy's goodies... lots of fun surprises!!
Vanessa sent me some special teats, too!
Every Avon order arrives with the latest campaign brochure, which is wonderful, because I lve looking through the Avon books. Sometimes it's so much more fun to see items in a catalog than just browsing items online. I received three Nailwear Pro + Enamel Polishes, the Instant Gel Cuticle Remover, and some special nail art tools!
Here are the colors that I selected: Serene, Make my Day, and Golden Vision.
My first order of business, was to use the Instant Gel Cuticle Remover. It comes in a small tube, and you only need a tiny bit for each nail. I simply smoothed it over my cuticles, and then used a cuticle pusher to pushthe cuticles back. This is probably my least favorite part of any mani/pedi. My cuticles are sensitive, and getting rid of the cuticles can be painful. The gel makes it super easy to soften the cuticles quickly, without tingling or burning, so they can be painlessly pushed back! This is a must-have product, if you do your nails at home!
Next up, Make My Day!
I chose the Make My Day polish, because every girl needs a really bright, bold red toned nail color. Red is my go-to color during the summer, because it goes with pretty much anything. I love the way this striking red looks against the color of my skin (which is pretty white at the moment, but will hopefully start to tan a little soon). This is a beautiful color to wear on fingernails or toenails- looks amazing with black or white, and other colors of clothing, as well.
I was excited to try the Golden Vision nail color, because it's something different for me. Gold is a color that I have stayed away from my entire life, and now in my 30's, I have taken an interest to it. This particular shade is from the Sequins Collection, and is so bright and lovely. I don't know if you can tell this from the photo of my tootsies or not, but the color really shimmers, and sparkles when the light hits it. I thought this would be a great color, especially for summertime, and that it would look great with a lot of the light blue tones that I tend to wear during late spring and easrly summer. Once my feet tan a bit, this color will really pop!
Last but Not Least, Serene...
Okay, so this color was a big experiment for me, and can I just tell you- I love this color! I was unsure of how folks would react to my using this color on my fingernails, but once I painted my nails, finished them off with a top coat and they were dry and set, I couldn't stop looking at them. It's all the rage right now, for super bright colors such as this one, to be worn on the fingernails. A long time ago, you just didn't do this. I have never been a fan of painting color onto my fingernails... I've been a clear polish gal, but now, it seems that anything goes, so I was willing to give it the old college try. The trick to wearing a color like this on your fingernails, however, is that your nails need to be trimmed short, and shaped. The minute it chips, touch it up, or remove the polish.
Another reason I chose this color- I sort of love it... can you tell?
This color pops up everywhere in my bedroom!
The serne color is so pretty, and to me, proclaims to to the world that spring has sprung! I lve to use this color in my home. There are pops of this color in my bedroom, tying in our black and white theme, with pops of blue and sometimes pink! It's a trendy color, and I know that, but I still can't help but love it. I think it looks great on my nails, and I received a lot of compliments on the color, and being bold enough to wear it!
Color play- It was fun to match pinks, whites, black, and even yellow with this fun nail color!
I love the Avon Nailwear Pro + Enamel polishes, because they're easy to use, they dry quickly, and the color is long-lasting. I had no problem with the color chipping off my nails during the week, which meant that I was still able to work on projects with my son, do the dishes, scrub the bath tub, etc, with my manicure still in tact at the end of it all.
Avon's Nailwear Pro + Enamel Polishes are beautiful! They come in a ton of colors, which change often, and go on sale every now and then, too! This is by far my favorite brand of nail polish, and one that I truly trust! I haven't had the chance to use my nail art tools just yet, but when I do, I will post a photo of my experiments! I think it would be lots of fun to create a marbled look with a couple of colors!
When it comes to Avon products, Vanessa is an expert! One of the things that I love about Avon, is that you're not locked into just one type of product with them. Avon has health and wellness products, beauty products, items for the home, fashion apparel, jewelry, products for kiddos, and more!
Take a look at a few of these great items from Avon...
Fun & Flirty Cut-Out Dress
10- pc Glass Serveware Storage Set
Sofia the First Cuddle Pillow
Kyra Twist Perlesque Gift Set
Black Suede Cologne Spray for Men
Foot Works Collection
I can't tell you how many of Avon's products I would recommend, because there are too many to count. My grandmother has been using Skin So Soft products by Avon since I was little. They're wonderful! I am a huge fan of the Foot Works products, love Avon's eyeliners, skincare lines, and so much more! Soon I'll need to re-stock the Bug Guard products, too- because they're awesome!
I am so happy to have these wonderful new nail products to use and enjoy this spring, and I can't wait to add even more nail polish colors to my personal collection! If you love color, and enjoy doing your nails at home (because it's easy to do, relaxing and saves a ton of money), shop the Nail collection from Avon!
Need some gifts? Vanessa can help!
Whether you're looking to stock the Easter baskets, or put together a special gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, a get-well gift, etc, Vanessa can help make awesome product recommendations for you, for just about any occasion!
Want It? Buy It!
You can shop the latest and greatest from Avon through Vanessa's Avon website, right from the comfort of your home, or while you're on the go! Be sure to check for new items every couple of weeks, as they change often! You'll also want to be sure to check out the online Outlet for even more deals and steals! Looking for a fundraiser for your group or organization? Avon has a wonderful fundraising program, and Vanessa would be happy to share more about that with you! Looking to start your own business? Vanessa can help with that, too! Just give her a shout- she'd love to share about why she chose Avon as a career and how it's impacted her life. You can also connect with Vanessa's Avon through Facebook and Twitter! Vanessa loves sharing specials and hosting giveaways, so make sure you pop by her Facebook page often!
Want It? Win It!
One lucky MBP reader will win their choice of TWO shades of Nail Polish from Avon, to help get their nails in shape for spring! Just use the handy dandy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older!
Special thanks to our friend Vanessa Wigglesworth for allowing me to experience the beauty and color of these wonderful nail polishes, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our awesome readers!