I am painting my nails at least twice per week. I find that nice manicure not only never fails to improve my mood but also somehow increases my productivity. How can you not be productive with red nail polish on?
But there is one product that I often neglected in the past – base coats. A good base coat should make your nail polish last longer, protect the nails from staining, make them smoother, which would make the nail polish application easier, and maybe even strengthen them.
However, I wasn’t pleased with any base coats I have tried in the past, they took forever to dry which made the whole process longer, andRead More
Last week I was sorting out my nail polish collection, and realized that I never posted about the nail polish (and several other) which I’ve bought over a year ago, and which was a huge back then.
And I am talking about Max Factor’s Max Effect in 45 Fantasy Fire.
It is a sheer and very complex blueish purple with reddish shimmer. A total beauty! I even did not paint my nails red this week, just to wear this…
Above you can see me wearing four shades of it. Yes, that is a lot of effort, but luckily those layers are thin and dry very quickly so you don’t have to wait for hours. I have also usedRead More
I have realized that it’s been a while since I had a black manicure. It’s one of my favourites plus I am always in the mood for black – so I did get one last week.
I was curious about CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, so it was time to try it, finally. And here are the results!
Since I’ve tried it in the salon, I can’t really comment on the application, since the girl that I see there is awesome, and she makes everything look like magic. But it did look smooth and opaque with two applications.
As for the finish,Read More
Several months ago I’ve picked up Mavala’s Quick Finish Fast Dryer Top Cat, and liked it a lot. Since it was such a lovely product, I’ve decided to buy a new Mavala top coat to try. This time I’ve decided to try Mavala Top Coat Fixator.
And it is a nice product, as well. It meets all my requirments: makes the nail polish shiny and glossy, doesn’t drag the nail polish when applied on top, and helps to make it dry faster. And it does make your manicure last longer!
Once again, I love theRead More
I was looking for a new top coat, and thought I’d give Mavala’s Minute Quick Finish Fast Dryer Top Coat a try!
I did not read any reviews about Mavala top coats (and there were several to choose from), and decided to buy this one when I saw in the other day in the shop.
So what do I like about it?
I love how small it is because fast drying top coats get very gloopy after some time, and it it impossible to use them up, without any special thinning products. So, hopefully, I will be able to use more than a half bottle of this one. I’ve been using it for several weeks now, and have about 1/4 of it gone already.
My main requirements for a top coat are:Read More