10 Feb 2013

Review & Nail Art: Mavala


Mavala Spring Trend Nail Polish*

You guys know how obsessed I am with nail polish by now.
So I was very happy to receive these lovely spring shades by Mavala, a Swiss brand.
I've not tried the brand before but have heard good things and I completely agree with those views.

The bottles, although small, hold quite a bit of polish.
I prefer to do a couple of coats myself but really only one is needed with these.
I was actually very surprised at how opaque it was, as I thought the shades would make it difficult.
The colour of the polishes themselves are very pastel & spring like, but I still felt they were quite vibrant.
I was inspired by Mavala's nail art for Holly Fulton's S/S 13 Collection and tried out my own nail art.

I used:
1. Manicure Stickers
2. Mavala Polish in Lemon Cream
3. Mavala Polish in Lagoon
4. Mavala Polish in Aquamarine
5. Mavala Polish in White


I used the White as a base for my nails, and then once it had dried, placed manicure stickers over top. I did this is several different ways so that no nail was the same. Then I took my polishes and painted over top of the white, making sure to only paint over part of the nail and stay within the border of the manicure stickers. I think the final result wasn't too bad.
I've never been much of a fan of white nail polish but I didn't mind this one paired with other colours.
I still don't think I would wear it alone but I would definitely layer it with a glitter polish or other shades.
The polish applied easily, and very well and was opaque with just one coat.

The Mavala Spring Trend Shades will be released later this month.
You can purchase them from various UK stores, find your nearest here.