Bright Beauty Idea: Avon Instant Pedicure

06/26/2007 at 10:30 AM ET

Courtesy of Avon

Summer is the perfect time for showing off glossy, perfectly polished toes — except if you’re me. Between not wanting to blow my budget on pricey salon treatments and my inability to paint my own toes without smudging, my digits are embarassingly neglected. So when I heard about Avon’s new Instant Pedicure, I had to try it and I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Just match the different sized strips to the width of your toenails, peel enamel from the adhesive and press the color onto your nail. After you smooth out any bumps and tear off the excess, throw on your flip flops and head out the door. I tried “Starburst” for a pretty coral look that lasted longer and chipped less than regular polish, at a fraction of a pedicure price. Buy it at, $8 in one of eight shades. — Isabelle Miller

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eye4style on

But it’s quite pricey for just one pedicure, no? You could get 2 bottles of a great drugstore polish like Sally Hansen for the same price…

Alice on

Don’t waste your money on this. I tried them last summer and they are a pain in the butt to put on.

Kari on

I used these and they actually work great. They last much longer than regular polish and Avon always has sales, so generally you’re only paying around $4 or $5 each set. I highly recommend them to anyone. They also have manicure sets just like these. For anyone who has very soft and brittle nails, these will help strengthen too!

Shannon--Makeup Minute on

I reviewed their instant manicure on A Girl’s Gotta Spa last year and I absolutely loved them. I am so thrilled to see they came out with a pedicure version! While regular nail polish seems to last longer on my toes than finger nails, at least I can have a matching set with Avon’s that will last me about 2 weeks.

Savanna on

I have used them and they are very hard to get on right. Not worth the trouble.

Elda on

anything for my nails to look pretty but by some of the comments i don’t think i’d buy this product.

Christina on

Why are there only 16 as apposed to either 20 or just 10. Not quite getting the 16.

Jess on

these are very difficult to put on and shape to your nails.
once on, they “chip” and tear the sticker off at the tip of the nail very quickly. they aren’t worth the trouble.

Jenna on

I have used them before. I think they are nice if you can get them on sale. They do last longer than regular polish but not as long as promised. I found them very easy to apply.

Lisa on

As an Avon consultant, I really appreciate everyone’s comments both good and bad regarding this product. I happen to like this product although I do agree that they can be somewhat tricky to apply, but if done properly they should last you about two weeks. If you find they peel right away, you haven’t applied them properly, or you picked the wrong size for your nail. I hate having someone tell me a product is great and then get it home only to discover it is crap, therefor, I always tell my customers honestly any feed back I get from customers and with this particular product, I do warn people that they are tricky to apply. I do agree that giving only 16 is rather odd, why not just give 20 and be done with it, but oh well. All in all I like this product. Sorry for the rambling! :)

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