Let's start this post with a truth bomb - I'm not the best at taking care of my hands or feet, I could even be described as neglectful. Scotland has long and fairly rough Winters, I scribe to the out of sight, out of mind philosophy until Summer rolls around. It's now time for me to scrub, polish and paint my fingers and toes so that they are in some form sandal ready - if you are in a similar predicament perhaps the new Mavala Nail Care additions could be of some help to you too?
Mavala Nailactan Nail Nourishing Cream £17.65 via Feel Unique - link.
If like myself your nails are not only a little dried out, be it from the elements or the likes of nail polish remover and/or false nails - Mavala Nailactan Nail Nourishing Cream is your rescue remedy. Did you know that the nails are composed of three layers, the visible outer layer is particularly sensitive to outside elements and can be dried out by not only chemicals but also the sun and cold elements. No me neither but it is interesting to know that nails can split and flake for those very reasons. Mavala Nailactan has been created to counteract just that - a thick, easy to apply and quick to absorb nail cream; it features essential amino acids, lipids and kerato-balancing vitamins to protect, restore and hydrate. Apparently it can also restore elasticity to the nail plate which in turn will improve the nails general condition and prevent the nails from splitting. At the moment I have very short nails so splitting isn't a problem, I can vouch that it has helped restore moisture to my dried out nail beds - I like to apply straight after removing nail polish and before bed.
Mavala Lightening Nail Scrub Mask and Nail Brush £11.25 via Feel Unique -link.
I've never thought to scrub my nails but it all makes sense - this gentle nail scrub not only brightens and helps eradicate any signs of yellow nails be it from polish or not. It also helps to smooth out any ridges and help prepare the nails for a manicure and/or any treatment. The nifty free nail brush that comes with the scrub is ideal for short and long nails, it is gentle but really effective.
Speaking of yellowed nails Mavala have a treatment just for that, nails can become stained due to several factors - nail polish and nicotine are the biggest offenders. Mava-white is a matte treatment that not only disguises stained, dull nails and or yellow nails but prevents it from happening again. Mava-white is an optical colour corrector for the nails that controls how the natural pigments within the nails react to UV light. As it is a matte and natural finish product it is entirely suitable for men, in the same light it can also be used as a base coat before nail polish to prevent staining.
Lastly I have to new Mavala nail shades to share: Freesia a beautiful, bright orange based coral that is glossy and perfect for upcoming Summer. This is truly one of the prettiest and easiest to wear coral polishes I have experienced in a long while - I think this will look great on toes! If you like coral polishes that lean a little more pink then perhaps Mavala Hortensia will be more up your street. An almost Malibu Barbie pink that can look a look a little neon but surprisingly really flattering. Both shades apply opaque with just two coats, have a glossy finish and are not prone to chipping.
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