By now, most brands have their own version of gel polish without the UV lamp and to be honest, I’m okay with it. Anything that promises to be shinier, stronger, and last longer–without the cons of gel polish removal–works for me. So I was definitely willing to test out the Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel when the new winter shades Iceberg White* and Alaska* landed in my mailbox.
A good white polish is surprisingly difficult to find, so I was actually really thrilled when I first applied in Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Iceberg White, which has a smooth, opaque formula that looks fantastic in two coats. It’s also the shinier of the two shades, and watching a few YouTubers has had me craving white toenails, so that’s where I’m currently wearing it.
Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Alaska is a light grey with green-ish undertones to it that works well with two coats, but definitely doesn’t hide any flaws on my nails. I also found it to not be quite as shiny as the white, however I really do like the shade and have worn it twice already.
The Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel promises 7 benefits which include gel-like finish, vivid colour, base coat, top coat, protection and strengthener. That’s a lot of claims for one polish, and as great as the application is, the polish itself doesn’t quite succeed on all those fronts. When I didn’t use a top coat, I noticed wear within 24 hours, and by the end of day three there chips as well. The nail polish itself also doesn’t dry that quickly. That said, my nails themselves were in good shape after wearing the polish, so at least with these light shades the lack of base coat wasn’t an issue.
Overall, I really love both Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Iceberg White and Alaska, and they are definitely shades I am keeping my collection. These may be winter shades, but I think the light colours would work great for spring and summer as well. However, while I will reach for these again, I will be applying a top coat when wearing them!