Finally, I bring you some festive nails, ta da! 😀 I just did them and to be honest it wasn’t as enjoyable as I’d hoped but hey, it’s Christmas and they are Christmassy.
Apologies for them not being so neat. After 2 hours of wrapping pressies, I was getting a bit lazy 😛
I used Mavala *London* and *White* which are both from the Olympic Collection. As always with Mavala, the initial application was dreamy – perfect consistency. However, the trouble all started when I attempted to add the other colour on top. I was actually going to invert the colours so that I would have white nails and red stripes but I don’t have a spare striper for *London* so I switched it this way for an accent nail and did the rest in a french manicure style.
I am a huge fan of Mavala because of their consistency and the fact that the colour on your nails is the colour of the bottle. However, when doing this manicure, I noticed that the white didn’t cope well when being layered on top of another colour – cue smudging – so there was a lot of correcting to be done, which basically meant that I had to remove everything from any nail that got messed up and start again (because there was no way to add a bit more or take away – it just wasn’t having it!) Oh, and adding a topcoat was a nightmare too, because even after leaving them quite a while to dry, it smudged, turning the white – pink.
So after allllllll of those issues, this is the result. I think they could be a lot neater but I’m embracing the festive vibe! 2 more sleeps til Christmas! Can’t wait! “Rockin around, the Christmas Tree, have a happy holiday…”