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Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Sneak Peek: Avon Forbidden Fruits

Avon Forbidden Fruits, Petal Impressions

If you're a BIG Avon Nailwear Pro fan, I have an exciting sneak peek from their newest summer release called, Forbidden Fruits. It's a collection of six, fresh & fruity colors with a glistening, glass-pearl finish as Avon describes.

Along with Forbidden Fruits, I couldn't resist sharing another fabulous collection from Avon, Petal Impressions. There's also six new colors in this spring collection with a subtle sparkle-pearl finish.   

Since I haven't been able to officially review Forbidden Fruits or Petal Impressions, I hope you don't mind quick swatches on nail wheels and a brief description for each color. The flu knocked me down hard for an astonishing 8 weeks (no joke!) and right now I'm still trying to recover fully.

Here we go!

Avon Forbidden Fruit Swatches

Avon Forbidden Fruits Collection

Forbidden Fruits Summer 2013 Collection 

Honeydew Dazzle - is a pastel mint green with bright green glass-fleck glitter.

Divine Lime - is a lime green/chartreuse with bright green glass fleck glitter.

Grape Goodness - is a magenta/fuchsia purple with bright pink/gold duochrome glitter. In the bottle you can see the gold duochrome, but it's not visible on the nail.

Mandarin Magic - is an orange with gold glass flecked glitter.

Seduce Me Strawberry - is a hot coral pink with bright pink/gold duochrome glitter. Just like Grape Goddess, you can see the gold duochrome in the bottle but not on the nail.

Apple Of His Eye - is a red orange with gold shimmer. It's more of a harvest orange compared to the swatch above. Love this color!   

Avon Petal Impressions Swatches

Avon Petal Impressions Swatches

Petal Impressions Spring 2013 Collection 

Forget Me Not Blue - is a medium blue with bright turquoise shimmer.

Blue Water Lilies - is a gorgeous periwinkle blue with golden shimmer.

Garden Green - is a medium, kind of murky green with bright green shimmer.

Inspired Iris - looks more lavender in the bottle, but applies much sheerer to a cool pinkish purple with blue shimmer.

Sweet Pea Dreams - is actually hard to pin point the exact color of this peachy neutral. It's a peachy/beige/nude with gold shimmer. And I'd even say this might come close to matching certain skin tones. It's definitely the odd duckling.

Painted Peony - is a pink toned peach with golden shimmer. It falls along the same line as Nars Orgasm or Peach Sparkle, although I haven't compared them side by side.

Avon Holographic Nail Polish 

In other Avon news, I have a tidbit of thrilling information for my holographic lovers. Launching with Campaign 12 is a new summer collection called, Celestial Summer Color Collection, which features 10 cosmic nail colors with a holographic pearl finish ($3.49 debut price).

Now judging by the promo image, which we know it can be a little misleading, looks like a subtle effect, possibly similar to the Tronica Collection?

What do you think of the new Spring and Summer shades? Have you tried any of the new colors yet? 

Full Disclosure: The following product(s) featured in this post was purchased by Steph's Closet.

(6) Comments

Jan said on Apr 15th, 2013 11:26 am
Oh my goodness so many beautiful colors from Avon, I had no idea!! Do you know when you will have the the holo ones?

Steph said on Apr 16th, 2013 7:19 pm
Hi Jan,
Aren't they just lovely?! They are actually on the way to me, so I should have some swatches in next couple days.

Catie said on Apr 15th, 2013 6:15 pm
I'm generally not an AVON fan, but you sure are tempting me! gorg colors! Can't wait to see your review of the holo's!!

Steph said on Apr 16th, 2013 7:23 pm
Hi Catie,
Girl, you need to get some Avon in your life stat! There are so many gorgeous colors! The holo's are on the way, so it should be very soon.

fishgirl182 said on Apr 18th, 2013 2:12 am
oooh these are really pretty and i am dying to see the celestial swatches. I hope you get them soon!

Juliette said on May 21st, 2013 6:27 pm
I want them all, but especially that Mandarin Magic. That is possibly the most perfect summer color ever. All of the Forbidden Fruit nail colors remind me of popsicles!

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