Avon — Fall 2007: Paisley, Herringbone & Tweed (NailWear) Swatch & Review

Avon’s new fall collection contains three new nail colours: Paisley, Herringbone and Tweed. The names themselves make me want to pull out the fall gear! Boots, wool skirts, sweaters and scarves! Ahh, it is fall once again: my favourite season of all.

Paisley is probably the most appealing colour of the three. It’s a rich plum-burgundy with plenty of shimmer, including a little touch of gold. The finish is almost frosty, but the polish still applies beautifully, with none of those annoying frost polish brush marks. It is fully opaque with two coats, but I prefer it with three for maximum depth of colour. Rating: 4.5/5.

Herringbone is not a good colour on me. I have bravely posted the photo, anyway 😉 because it is still an interesting colour and there will be skintones out there that can pull this one off with aplomb. It’s a pale, putty-ish shade with taupe and beige tones. There is plenty of very fine, silver shimmer that gives this polish a satin finish. Since the polish is semi-opaque, you can easilu wear it as a sheer with one or two coats, or pile on a third for just about full opacity (which is what I did, to hide my stained nails, hee!). Rating: 3/5.

Finally, and I personally saved the best for last, is Tweed, Avon’s version of the ever-popular blackened red creme. Like all of the best vampy cremes I’ve tried, Tweed is a three-coater. Not a problem, especially since each coat applies very evenly. Regarding depth, Tweed lies somewhere in between Essie Wicked (darker) and Revlon Vixen (lighter). I find it to be much prettier than Revlon Vixen, because it doesn’t have that slightly muddy tone Vixen has on me. Compared with Wicked, Tweed is lighter and displays a more interesting balance of tones. Tweed’s definitely a blackened blood red, but it also has tones of burgundy, brown and plum.

Another thing I absolutely love about Tweed is that it is glossy as all get out! And that’s without a top coat, folks. Sigh…I can’t ask for more. This is a lovely polish! Knowing Avon, it’ll be discontinued soon, so I’ll probably pick up another extra…or two…Rating: 5/5. Yeppers.

And that’s it for now. I promise I will have a set of non-Avon polish coming up. There’s been a lot of Avon, hasn’t there?! (I swear I do not sell the stuff!)


2 thoughts on “Avon — Fall 2007: Paisley, Herringbone & Tweed (NailWear) Swatch & Review

  1. All 3 of these shades are definitely Limited Edition. I think they will appear for the last time in Campaign 23, might be up on the website a bit longer. Herringbone is not a great color on me either, but I topped it with one coat of ChG’s Visit Me in Prism and it looked great!


  2. Thanks for the info and tip, Marie! I don’t have that ChG in particular, but I’ll give it a shot with another holographic polish 🙂


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