Mavala - Arabesque Winter 2012 Collection: Peacock Green & Metallic Grey

Friday, 23 November 2012

 Mavala Nail Polishes in Peacock Green & Metallic Grey (5ml, £4.30 each, link)*

Being a typical nail polish junkie, I have tried out many different brands over the years, but Mavala are one that has managed to escape my attention until very recently.  I've seen this Swiss brand pop up on many of the European based beauty blogs that I follow, but I don't think they're that well known in the UK.  So I was very excited to be sent these two beautiful shades from Mavala's new Arabesque 2012 Winter Collection to play with.   



Mavala Nail Polishes come in a standard mini size of 5ml, making them much smaller than most nail polishes by other brands.  They are super cute and I love their iconic chunky gold coloured tops!  The two shades I was sent were Metallic Grey and Peacock Green.


Metallic Grey is a shimmery dove grey; very chic and a perfect Winter shade for those who aren't fond of the typical darker colours which are popular at this time of the year.  One of the prettiest 'light' shades that I have in my whole collection!


Peacock Green is a metallic emerald that looks positively jewelesque when it catches the light, but I would recommend a good top coat if you want it to look really shiny.  If you're looking at this and thinking it's similar to the popular Racing Green by Barry M, then you'd be right.  This is a touch lighter and slightly less green-shimmery than Racing Green, but they are quite similar.

Formula & Brush
The formula of both of these was a little on the thick side, and they almost fall into 'one coat wonder' territory, but I felt the need to add a second coat as the first was a bit patchy in some areas.  The brush is short and dense which I wasn't that keen on to start with, but soon got used to.  Staying power has so far been great, 2 days without a top coat and no chips yet!  Mavala nail polishes also contain no parabens, formaldehydes, toulene, camphore, cellophane, animal ingredients or heavy metals.

Mavala are available from John Lewis and Debenhams.

Have you tried any polishes by Mavala?  
Do you like the smaller size?

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20 comments

  1. That GREY! WOW. Normally I'd be all over the teal, but I LOVE that grey!
    It'd be perfect to wear here in the cold snow! :)

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  2. I love the metallic grey shade! Super pretty x

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  3. I like mavala polishes, I find they last very well and there're some pretty shades! x

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    1. They do have an excellent shade range :) x

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  4. Wow both shades are gorgeous especially metallic grey! I have yet to try Mavala polishes but very tempted to :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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    1. Metallic Grey is definitely worth trying :) xxx

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  5. One of the salon's I worked in in my teens used only Mavala nail polish. I really like the few shades I've tried (mainly glitters) and I prefer the small bottles.
    xo

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    1. Ooo I'll have to look out for Mavala in salons then! The smaller bottles are super cute xx

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  6. that Grey nail polish is beautiful !


    xx Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  7. absolutely love the green teal-ish color

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never heard of this brand but I love how fancy the packaging looks. That grey colour is really pretty too x

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  9. I've never tried these nail polishes, but they seem like they have such a wide variety of colours and a great size, since when do we ever finish up a nail polish anyway? :p I really like that Metallic Grey colour :)

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    1. That's what I was thinking :D Metallic Grey is so pretty :)

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  10. they really are amazing! i love them, i have about 15 already! :) sometimes they are hard to open because they are sooo teensy but its so worth it :) the metallic grey is adorable

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