Monday 27 October 2014

Muddy, Sludge Nails Of The Day Courtesy Of Avon - All Khakied Out

Looking through my nail polish collection I seem to have a lot of colours that I know divide opinion. I'm talking about those muddy khaki, brown shades, that people like my mum hate, and that I love. I have quite a few ranging for pure army green khakis, to polishes like this one from Avon that are brown based.

In the bottle Avon Nailwear Pro + in  All Khakied Out looks like a very dull, dark brown / green, and in certain lights that's actually what it looks like on the nails, but give the bottle or your nails a wiggle and it completely changes.

In the dark or at night it looks very dark, and maybe a bit boring, but when the light shines on it, you get flashes of green and gold shimmer.

I am a huge fan of the Nailwear Pro + line, I love the wide brushes and I normally, bar a couple of exceptions, love the formulation, this one though was a little harder to love. The formulation was quite gloopy, and combined with very shaky hands, and the wide brush, it meant that the application wasn't that easy and I kept flooding my cuticles. 

I know it always harder to apply dark colours perfectly especially with shaky spoonie hands, so maybe I'm being a bit hyper critical but the formulation just wasn't up to the standard that I've come to expect from Nailwear Pro + polishes. Despite that though it dries quickly and two days later it's still going strong all be it with a top coat.

Although I had issues with the formulation I loved the colour and the finish, in one light it can look like a real autumnal dark brown, green, yet another light you get iridescent flashes of gold and green. Mummy Lou isn't convinced though and I'm not even going to tell you how she described it, you can't please everyone I guess.

 The colour is really unusual so if your partial to a bit of muddy, sludge with a twist then this polish could be worth hunting down. It doesn't seem to be on the Avon UK website anymore but I got it from a sale brochure so you may still be able to get your hands on it if you have an Avon representative. 

What do you think of colours like this? Are you in Mummy Lou's camp or in mine? Let me know below x

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