Tuesday, 3 January 2012

HG Polish Basecoat - Mavala Super Base



I have to admit I've been seeing these little bottles in chemists and shops probably forever. Turns out there's a reason for that, they've been on sale here since 1959! (I haven't been looking that long). Not sure why but I've never picked one up. For someone with a polish collection like mine that's an accomplishment, believe me.

While in McCabes Chemists though I picked this up on a whim, I'd run out of Seche Base Coat and I'm not a big fan of polish without a base. My nail beds are sponges. Fact. 


Super Base goes on like a dream and dries, pretty much instantly and slightly shiny (You wouldn't wear this on it's own). The magic happens when you apply your colour though, the polish practically sticks to the base. You may need one or two strokes more to cover your nail but, once its on, that polish isn't going anywhere.


Exhibit A M'Lud: I applied OPI's Tickle my Francey and a topcoat of Hairspray Holo glitter on Christmas Eve. The following picture was taken yesterday: NINE DAYS LATER!

Not one chip, crack or peel!

That's pretty unbelievable, right? Not just that I managed to keep my nails the one colour for 9 days (lazy ho ho ho) but that it lasted so well. 

This is genuinely my new HG basecoat. I loves it. Lots. I picked it up for €5.79 but there's a special on Debenham's at the moment that might tickle your fancy should you wish to give it a shot. 

Have you tried Mavala polishes before? I'll deffny be picking up a few more so would love a recommendation... or two.



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