I’m probably going to do nude nails for a month after all these sparkling, glitter-y nails I’ve been doing lately :D But till then, here goes another Holiday manicure.

For these nails I used Mavala polishes 105 Antarctic and 140 Magic Circus. I also used decorations from Born Pretty Store. I don’t quite know what to call those. I guess they are something in between of studs and rhinestones. These decorations come in a wheel that has different sizes and colors in it. This one is perfect for when your nail art is missing that one bright pink or ocean blue stud. I have a ton of decorations but I always seem to be missing some particular color. So this wheel is perfect for my collection and all the colors in it are very usable.

There’s quite a few different colors on this wheel and this time I just picked up green, red and silver ones. Like studs and rhinestones these are easy to use. Just place them on wet polish or apply a drop of top coat first then seal them in with the top coat of your choice. I used HK Girl and as you can see it didn’t make these bleed any color or dull them in any way. On the photos there’s a generous coat of HK Girl sealing them in.



For this manicure I used:

My usual base coats, Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!

Mavala 105 Antarctic. Very well pigmented white with a hint of shimmer that makes the polish look somewhat softer than plain white creme. Easy enough to apply for a white polish and two coats was enough for opaque and even looking result.

Mavala 140 Magic Circus from the Holiday 2014 collection. The color combination on this one instantly made me think of Christmas. I applied a coat on the middle of the nails and allowed it to dry for a bit. Then I dabbed in a second coat and placed some glitter pieces in the empty spots.

For the ring finger I used a coat of Magic Circus and then placed the decorations on to the wet polish.

Last I applied a generous coat of HK Girl on all the nails.

You can find the nail decoration wheel from Born Pretty Store and they also have a wide range of other nail art supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.




***Mavala polishes and the decoration wheel were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.