Blogmas Day 22: Mavala London & Pure Diamond

22 December 2013

Last week, I professed that these shades were my top picks for Christmas day polish. However, after opening days three and twenty on my Boots advent calendar (thanks Mum), I'm back with a Mavala duo that has shaken up the Christmas beauty line up, and is currently on my nails. I'd never tried Mavala polishes before, so I was really happy to see both of these varnishes in my calendar. Colour wise, they're perfect. Nothing beats a red at Christmas time and I like glitter all year round.

I painted London on my nails yesterday and I'm very impressed. This shade was opaque in one coat, with a high gloss, almost gel like finish. I applied two coats of this polish and it dried seriously quickly - within minutes - which is ideal for me, as I hate waiting around for my nails to dry. Colour wise, London is a bright, cherry red shade which is lovely and festive, but I imagine would also be perfect in Summer too.

I added Pure Diamond to the tips of my nails as above, and again, it's love. I'm a magpie when it comes to glitter as it is, but this shade is perfect. It's made up of tiny silver and holographic flecks which apply really well, and it's easy to build Pure Diamond up to a fuller coverage. In terms of lasting power, I'm on day three and completely chip/smudge free, plus the formula of these polishes is absolutely dreamy. London in particular was easy peasy to apply, and both shades have wide brushes which cover the nails easily.

I'm really pleased that I gave Mavala polishes a go and would definitely recommend these two. I can't wait to add more shades to my collection (because I really need more nail polishes...).

This is day 22 of Blogmas 2013. To view all of my other Blogmas posts, click here.


  1. Putting Pure Diamond on it makes it looks absolutely lovely! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

  2. This combination is just perfect for Christmas!

  3. I have the Boots Beauty Adent Calendar too and the Mavala nail polishes that I got in it are one of my favourite things :3
    I currently have my nails done in 'London' and then my ring finger faded tip with 'Pure Diamond' :)

    Alice x

  4. This looks really pretty for Christmas. The glitter tips kind of look like when snow is just starting to fall and the ground has a light soft sprinkling on it :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  5. aw these are gorgeous!!and i love how christmassy your blogmas posts are!im now following your lovely blog :)xx


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