Brand Focus // Mavala ~ Favourites

8 June 2016

6 Mavala Favourites

I'm pretty lazy at doing my nails, yet I adore nail polishes! I just love having them and looking at them and I get super excited to discover new nail polish brands that are 3/4/5 and even 7 free! When I  find a brand that I love ( and isn't eye wateringly expensive) I can be quite loyal. As a result I have a 'healthy' collection of Mavala Nail Polishes!

I now only use nail polishes that are at the very least 3 free (but preferably more) and Mavala ticks the box of 'cleaner nail polish' by being free from parabens, toluene, formaldehydes, camphor, animal ingredients, cellophane, DBP,  and heavy metals. Just a note they do contain dimethicone, or at least some do. Mavala are also known for their formulation that delivers microscopic air pockets that allows your nail to 'breathe' keeping them healthier, not being a scientist I can't really comment on it this is true or works.

As side from the 'toxic-free' (use the term loosely) status of Mavala polishes, I love them because they come in such tiny little pots. I have never got through a whole pot of nail polish and with how difficult it is disposing of nail polish (its illegal to dump it in your main rubbish) I hate having to get rid of gloopy old pots that I've barely used. These little pots are the perfect size, they last a long time, you can actually get through them and they are super handy for taking on hols or travelling as they take up no space at all. Plus they are really affordable at between £3-£4 and easy to find in your local Boots.

And of course it goes without saying that Mavala, in terms of being a 'clean' nail polish brand, are pretty good at keeping up with colour trends and formula trends. Out of my extensive stash I have picked 5 of my colour favourites and a top coat that I think are real stand outs.

(All colours applied with two coats)

Collection// Delicious Colours
For me this colour is the grande supreme of all colours! There's something I'm so drawn to with the lilac shades and this one has me reaching for it all the time. Frozen Berry is a lilac that is the perfect balance of both blue and pink undertones. In the bottle it has a slight pearlescent sheen to it, but IRL it's not that obvious. It's a creamy opaque formula that only needs two coats. I would say this has a satin to slightly glossy finish.

Collection// Art Collection
Probably the hardest colour to capture on camera. Here it looks almost red. Sorry it's not., that's juts more poor photography. It really is a delicious juicy orange with almost, almost a hint of neon to it, and again I'm obsessed. It is the most perfect jazzy summer shade. Bright and beautiful! The formula is much the same as Frozen Berry. Creamy, opaque and only requires two coats and leaves a satin to slight gloss finish. Again in the bottle it has a hint of pearl that doesn't show on the nails.

Collection// Arabesque Collection
This is a deep and luscious forest/bottle green shade with a metallic effect. The metallic effect is quite good and has the teeny tiniest sparkle in it which I love as it really catches the light. This formula is much thinner than the above two, so three coats work best for a real wow factor. If you use an under colour like a white two coats is enough. This is more glossy than the above as well.

Collection// Paradise Collection (uber old- sadly not available anymore)
This is a very shimmery pearlescent hot pink. It's what I call a 'true pink' it doesn't have blue or orange of silver or gold undertones. It's just really pink, a deep candy cane pink. The formula is the tiniest of them all and requires three coats if not four for a really deep colour. Although I have found that one coat layered with another colour creates a gorgeous new colour so that's great. The finish is very glossy and a bit like the finish of Peacock Green.

Collection// Fantasy Colours
The darkest, deepest and richest of all the colours. Not a summer shade at all, but I adore it year round anyway. The formula is very thick, not gloopy but substantial, despite this it is actually very easy to apply and doesn't clump or streak at all. They call it prune but I think this is a decadent cherry shade. The finish is super glossy and the colour is opaque with one coat, but lighter in colour and the deep cherry shade is better achieved with two coats.

This is a great top coat that dries very fast and gives the polish a real high gloss shine. Without this top coats I find the colours above last 2-3 days with tip wear but with this top coat you can last a good 5 days without any major chips or cracks.

I find all of these polishes to be fast drying, easy to apply and streak and gloop free.

Anyone else a fan of Mavala nail polishes? What are your fave colours?

1 comment

  1. erm definitely didn't know it was illegal to throw them away LOL...pretty colours, especially that lilac! (I am so not predictable in the slightest)


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