Category:Mavala’

Mavala Agena vs Nubar 2010

 - by Playing with Polish

In response to Andy’s question about how Mavala’s Agena compares to Nubar’s 2010, I snapped a few pictures. Agena has a blue base and the flakies are are duochrome, but primarily red. Nubar has a clear base and also has duochrome flakies with the most prominent color being orange. The picture is out of focus, but it best showed the colors of the flakie glitter pieces.

Mavala Agena and Nubar 2010

Mavala Agena and Nubar 2010 in sunlight

Both applied nicely, but I would only use them for layering as I feel they are too sheer on their own. Two coats shown.

Mavala Agena and Nubar 2010

Mavala Agena and Nubar 2010

Just having fun – nail of the day

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Just a quick nail of the day post :-) I really love China Glaze’s Señorita Bonita (swatch coming soon) but I decided to jazz it up a bit more with a coat of Mavala’s Agena and a coat of CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer. Pretty! :-D

China Glaze Señorita Bonita layered with Mavala Agena and CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer

China Glaze Señorita Bonita layered with Mavala Agena and CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer in natural light

My German Nail Polish Buys!

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My husband and I just got back from a two week trip to Germany, Austria and Italy. We visited friends in Munich, and traveled a bit in the surrounding area. Of course I wanted to buy some nail polish while we were in Europe! I asked my friend if there were any special polish I should look for while we were there.  She told me she would much rather buy polish in the US! Most of what I saw was the same things that are available in the US such as Chanel, OPI and Essie. The only difference I could see was higher prices. However, I did spot a few things I hadn’t seen before. I did grab a couple of those at Müller (drugstore)  and a few more at Karstadt (department store). One interesting thing I noted was that I saw some drugstore type polishes at the department store and vice versa. The product mix was certainly not the same as in the US. We had a lot of fun shopping though, and both Munich and Salzburg had amazing luxury shopping! Salzburg’s old town was especially amazing with all of the old buildings and narrow winding streets.

Catrice Big Spender Wanted!, Nivea Cherry Glacé, Art Deco 275, Mavala Flashy Violet, Mavala Agena, Alessandro Green Green Baby

Catrice Big Spender Wanted!, Nivea Cherry Glacé, Art Deco 275, Mavala Flashy Violet, Mavala Agena, Alessandro Green Green Baby

Old Town Shopping in Salzburg, Austria

Old Town Shopping in Salzburg, Austria

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