Friday, 8 February 2013

Review | Mavala Nail Colours

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Mavala Nail Colours in Metallic Grey* & Peacock Green* £5.55

Mavala is a Swiss nail polish brand that I had heard of a couple of times, but never got round to buying. Recently I was able to try 2 of the nail polishes from the Arabesque Collection, which features 4 metallic shades inspired by the Autumn/ Winter 2013 season. The shades you can collect are: Copper Gold, Shimmer Violet, Peacock Green and Metallic Grey (I have the last two). Metallic shades are also in for Spring 2013, so I was really excited to try these shades out!

Each polish comes in little glass bottles with golden handles that holds 5ml of product. This isn't much compared to other brands, in actual fact it's half the amount to a Barry M Nail Paint. However, I rarely find myself finishing a nail polish so I know this will still last me a long time.
The first shade is 192 Metallic Grey, which is a light grey/ light lilac with silver iridescent shimmer. You can't really see the shimmer on your nails once it's applied as it's very subtle, but it does look pretty in the bottle. The second shade is 191 Peacock Green which is a beautiful emerald colour with shimmer. Both of the polishes are very easy and smooth to apply. However I do find them to be a little streaky with just 1 coat, but applying 2 coats makes them look perfect. The brush is quite small and flat which means you can get right to the cuticle without flooding it and making a mess.
The finish of each polish is glossy and shiny so look great without a top coat. The drying time is also quite quick, which I was pleasantly surprised about. Once dry, your nails feel very smooth which was an added bonus!

In terms of how long they last without a top coat, both polishes started to chip after the first day. By the second day, my nails were looking a bit tatty so I think it's essential to wear a top coat with these polishes. I also found that with Peacock Green, one of my nail's polish peeled off quite easily. This could be because I applied it thicker than I did with Metallic Grey, but I did only do 2 coats which is what it needs! However, I don't think this will put me off wearing these polishes again! I really love the colour of Metallic Grey as it gives my nails a simple yet pretty finish. Peacock Green is also a really pretty colour and I love how shiny it is on the nails.

Overall I really like these nail polishes, the formula is nice to work with and the range of colours is great! The next shade I want to try is Blue Mint as I think it will be perfect for the Spring time!

Mavala Nail Colours are available on the lookfantastic.com website for £4.30 plus free delivery!

Have you tried Mavala Nail Colours before?

60 comments:

  1. they are such pretty colours, I've never had green nail varnishes but i'd love one in that shade if I was cutting down on nail varnishes right now :(

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't have many greens either, but I really like this shade! It's so pretty xx

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  2. I never would've picked that light of a grey but it looks beautiful on your nails!

    http://hollieappleby.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love how it looks on my nails :) It's going to be one of my favourites to wear this Spring I think xx

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  3. These are both really lovely colours! :) XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree :) The whole collection looks really pretty xx

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  4. Both of these colors look fabulous!! Really really pretty against your skin coloring and the bottles are quite lovely! :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you :) I love the bottles, I think they look really pretty xx

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  5. These colour look really nice!! Have not heard of this brand before

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've only heard of it a couple times, but it is a really nice brand :) They have loads of colours to choose from xx

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  6. I've never actually used Mavala Nail Polishes but I have used there cuticle oils and such. I always consider buying them and then get put off by the size, and the packaging. Really nice colours though!

    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, it's a shame they're quite small. But like I said, I rarely find myself finishing a nail polish so I know it will still last :) xx

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  7. I amm soooooo jealous of how you paint your nails!! :) <3
    They are sooo pretty and the nail polishes are gorgeouss!! <3
    Great post Amie!! <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
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    1. Aw thank you haha :) I do a beauty course so it's quite important I know how to paint neatly haha! xx

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  8. gorgeous colours, its a bit of a pity they chip quite easily without a top coat!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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    1. It is annoying how quick they chip, but a good top coat sorts it out! xx

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  9. Such gorgeous colours!Xx

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are :) I have nothing like them in my collection already xx

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  10. Those are absolutely gorgeous colours! In the bottle I don't think I like them, but on your nails they're gorgeous

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. I thought the same and that they would be quite unflattering, but I really love how they look on the nails! xx

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  11. Lovely colours x

    Www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I like the light grey, it's unsual!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. It is isn't it :) I really like it though! xx

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  13. Love Mavala nail polishes especially the creamy finish ones :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. These are the only two I've tried, but a creamy finish one sounds nice! xx

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  14. the peacock green is amazing! Love!

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    1. It's gorgeous! Didn't think I'd like it as much as I do xx

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  15. that peacock's really pretty, unlike any greens I've seen before!

    Lauren x

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    1. I agree! I don't have many greens in my collection, so it's a nice shade to have xx

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  16. The green is such an unusual colour. Lovely post!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. My favourite polish up until this month had been any shade of blue, now it is any shade of green, i am currently wearing a green from MUA, and i love this green, so rich looking, may have to have it lol

    came by via the FTF blog hop, so started following on GFC, look forward to see you when you visit my blog too

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've been getting into blue nail polish recently :) Think it's perfect for the Spring! Thank you for following xx

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  18. These colours look absolutely stunning! I especially like the metallic.

    xo,
    www.derae.net

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    1. I'm loving metallic polishes at the moment :) Especially because they're in for Spring xx

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  19. their lovely xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Both gorgeous colours, I would never usually go for a metallicy shade but Peacock Green looks so nice on!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. They both look so pretty on the nails! xx

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  21. That green polish is lush!
    Natalie xx
    vintageretrochica.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree :) Think it would be great for this Winter! xx

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  22. Both of these are lovely colours x

    http://hannah--belle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are :) Very pretty on the nails xx

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  23. Peacock Green is stunning! Very 1920s looking.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog for St Patrick's Day. You or some of your readers may want to swing by and have a look
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  24. Those are both gorgeous colours xx

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  25. I love the nail polish in peacock green. It's such a lovely metallic polish x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. This is absolute fantastic value, and the colours are gorgeous. I'm really interested in trying these, they look pretty good :) xx

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  27. I love the peacock green colour :)

    www.addiction-a-la-mode.com

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  28. Hi,

    i found your blog via the #bbloggers chat today and i am honestly loving your blog so you have a new follower! i would love it if you could check mine out too!

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  29. I never thought I'd like Metallic Gray but I love it11 xx

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  30. Your nails look lovely! I've only tried one Mavala polish before, Rouge Rubis, which I got in my Latest in Beauty advent calendar. I love it, so easy to apply and dries really quickly Xx

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  31. such beautiful colors!! love the green!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous shades! Thanks for sending your link in the bbloggers chat. xx

    www.charissarae.com

    p.s now following :)

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  33. That green! THAT GREEEEN! Oh wow, its gorgeous - on my lust list now!

    Love Zoe x

    www.facevaluebeautyblog.co.uk

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  34. Never really considered green nail polish but this shade is amazing. I might just have to try it to brighten up this horrible rain I'm constantly seeing in Bristol.
    www.insomeoneseyes.blogspot.com

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  35. oh my goodness I need peacock green in my life! That shade is gorgeous! xx

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  36. Oh wow, that green is incredible! I've never seen a polish quite like it... it's a total beaut! I have a couple of Mavala polishes and the finish is so nice! xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  37. Both of these are lovely, but Peacock Green is especially stunning! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  38. That green is amazing. And such a good price!! xx

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