Avon Nailwear Nail Enamel in Spring Fling, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Avon — Spring Fling (Nailwear Nail Enamel) Swatch & Review

Brand: Avon

I’ve done an Avon Nailwear for Throwback Thursday before, so I’ll just repeat a little bit of info from that post:

I’m afraid I don’t know what year this polish was released, but it is from an older Nailwear line, perhaps a second incarnation as I remember an even older Nailwear bottle that was square. Reviews for Nailwear at Makeup Alley start from 2001, but I don’t know which version that was. At some point Nailwear got upgraded to Nailwear Pro, and then in 2012 it was reformulated and renamed to Nailwear Pro+. So at the very latest, this polish is from a year or two before 2012, and probably even earlier than that.

I know for sure I purchased this particular polish at least over seven years ago, because I haven’t placed an order with Avon in ages. Their website no longer lets you order directly without having to go through an Avon rep, and I don’t know, it just seems like such a hassle.

Spring Fling (C)(F 348)—the C means cool-toned, I believe—is a little dated: it’s a blue-toned pink frost! The finish is actually surprisingly nice for a frost, almost satin-y, and I admit to liking this one! It’s everything I shouldn’t like, yet it calls to me. I would look to upgrade this one to the new Nailwear Pro+ formula, but the shade is no longer available.

Avon Nailwear Nail Enamel in Spring Fling, bottle

The formula has held up well! Two coats gives good, even coverage, and it’s not horribly streaky like some frosts can be. Avon makes good nail polish…I’m starting to get an itch to order some new ones!

Avon Nailwear Nail Enamel in Spring Fling, swatch

Avon Nailwear Nail Enamel in Spring Fling, label


Avon Nailwear Nail Enamel has gone through several revamps over the years; the current iteration is Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel. The old and new versions both contain 0.4 fl oz / 12 mL. It currently retails for US$6 / CA$8, though I believe it was a bit cheaper when I bought mine many years ago.

Avon Products, Inc. was founded in Manhattan, New York City, USA in 1886 when David H. McConnell, a door-to-door salesman, decided to start a perfume business. Avon remains a direct sales business to this day, and is still based in NYC.


19 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! Avon — Spring Fling (Nailwear Nail Enamel) Swatch & Review

  1. Love this color! I haven’t seen this bottle shape in years! I am an Avon Rep so if you would like anything or have any questions about how to order, please feel free to contact me! You can still get your order directly delivered to you through my website 🙂

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  2. Lovely shade and I haven’t used any product from Avon until now but I want to try their makeup setting spray. Do you have any idea about it? or otherwise, which cost effective setting spray would you recommend then?

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  3. Did I ever tell you that I only started buying Avon Nailwear polishes because of YOU? I didn’t know if they were good quality or not and found your reviews and swatches of them online and the rest is history! I never did pick up this shade because it looks TOO cool toned for my taste… also, whoa, steak city!

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  4. I just finished a labour of love with a bottle of this, in the old square bottle!!! I also love this shade and have yet to find a colour match in a different brand. Mine was so dried up the brush broke off in the hardened polish! it took copious amounts of thinner/restore to get it back but I did it!! The seal in the lid broke so i had to transfer it to another empty bottle but I am saving the original for nostalgia 🙂


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