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.
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 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.