NAILS | It Makes Me Happy When My Nails Match My Watch #ManiMonday

One thing I love about doing Mani Mondays is that there is nothing like waking up Monday morning and seeing my freshly painted nails. Whether it is something as simple as a swatch or crazy detailed like plant cell, it honestly makes me feel better knowing that I have fresh, new nails!

When I received the Swept Away Ombre Watch in Red* ($24.99 CDN), I immediately wanted to do a gradient with some new Avon polishes I had received and then of course, wear the watch! This medium-sized watch with a minimalist leather strap, comes in three other colours, all of which are perfect for spring and summer so definitely have a look! 

Avon Watch Red Gradient Nail Art

For my base colour, I used two coats of Avon Gel Finish in Dazzle Pink* which was quite shiny on its own as the Gel Finish series can be used without base or top coat. I still prefer to use both just prevent staining and speed up drying time.

Once the second coat has been left to "set" for a few minutes, I sponged on the shades Avon True Colour in Coral Reef* and Avon Gel Finish in Roses are Red. I applied a coat of the ever reliable China Glaze in Fairy Dust to smooth out the edges of the gradient and then added a few gold studs to pick up on the gold bezel of the watch. I sealed everything in with a "wet finish" top coat like Duri's Brush'n Go* for maximum shine.

Avon Watch Red Gradient Nail Art

All Avon nail polishes as well as the Swept Away Ombre Watch are available through your friendly neighbourhood Avon representative.

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