Category: Mavala

Mavala Nude Colors and a dry brush manicure


I’ve already shown you the new Mavala Spring 2015 Nude Colors collection here and this time I used all the polishes from this collection to do a dry brush manicure.

I started by applying a coat of 112 Pink Boudoir on a coat of Essie Nourish Me. This one was pretty well behaving and one generous coat evened itself out nicely and dried fast. I really liked this powdery soft pink so I ended up wearing it alone for a day before doing to dry brush manicure.


For this dry brush design I used all the polishes on this collection. I love how matte polishes leave such nice textured look on the nail. Very quick and easy to do. This soft looking design also goes really well together with brighter spring colors.


***This collection was sent for review.

My first look at Mavala Spring 2015


There’s still snow on the ground and winter hasn’t really even arrived at full force yet here in Finland. So what would be a better time to look forward to the warmer weather and let those spring collections roll out. Here’s what Mavala came up with for Spring 2015.

Matte polishes are making a big comeback and Mavala is on board with that. This collection has six beautiful and smooth matte shades that are perfect for spring. I did a quick test on a couple of nails and my first impression was that these are a little tricky to apply and they dry fast. I got the best result with one thick coat applied fast (except for Lavender which requires two coats). These bald easily so you don’t want to go over the same spot too many times. You can always use a matte top coat too to smooth out a surface or a shiny one if you don’t love the matte finish. Some of these are so well pigmented that I’m also going to try stamping with them.

All in all I love these soft shades and I already have a few nail art designs in mind.


***This collection was sent for review.  

Sparkling nude-ish nails – Mavala 311 Beige Ivory and 138 Magic Spice


Today’s manicure is perfect for someone who maybe wants a little something sparkling for the Holiday season parties but doesn’t really like classic red nails and would never wear green or any other standout color. You just want your nails to be chic-ish and neutral. Well this is a manicure for you :)

For this mani I used:

A coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab (This still works wonders for me and has become my go-to nail treatment).

A coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! (Creates a perfect sticky base and prevents staining. Also works great for me!).

Two coats of Mavala 311 Ivory Beige from the Fall 2014 Sublime collection. Very nice formula. A bit on the thin side but applied very smooth and evenly. This was opaque with two coats. Very beautiful neutral color on it’s own and a perfect base for some nail art. Will definitely use this one again too.

Mavala 138 Magic Spice from the Holiday 2014 Magic Stardust collection is dabbed on the side of the nails. A very beautiful glitter that also goes perfectly with the 310 Espresso from the Sublime collection.

Finished with a generous coat of HK Girl top coat (Still the best fast drying top coat I’ve ever tried).


***Both polishes were sent for review.  


Some Mavala Techni-Color’s collection swatches


This summer I got an opportunity to try some Mavala polishes. It’s been forever since I had a bottle of Mavala polish and I have to say my experiences with them have been more or less average. So I wanted to test this summer collection just of curiosity and I was so pleasantly surprised! The polishes had a good, highly pigmented formula. Application was smooth and easy and drying didn’t take forever. Some of these were almost one coaters. I also LOVED the colors! Not amazingly unique but bright and vibrant colors that go well with any time of the year.

Some of these are also so pigmented that they work for stamping. I haven’t tried stamping with them but I’ve seen it done by other bloggers.

This was a summer collection but at least where I live I’ve still seen it been sold a few days ago. So if you never paid attention to these I suggest you check them out while you can.

Today I have swatches of three colors out of the six on this collection. Again these photos were taken during summer when I still had gel on my nails. I think that this is it though and next photos are gonna be all natural nubbins swatches ;)



102 Cyber Yellow – Two coats with Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coat and HK Girl top coat 
 Bright yellow with green-ish shimmer and glow. Amazing application for a yellow polish. This one has a tiny bit of visible brush strokes in it but it’s really not too noticeable in real life.
106 Orange Fusion – Two coats with Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coat and HK Girl top coat 
Really fierce orange shade that looks like it’s on fire. Amazing application and this is a one coater even if I applied two. Yes, this came out in a summer collection but how perfect is this color for fall too!
103 Cobalt Blue – Two coats with Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coat and HK Girl top coat 
Very vibrant blue creme that is a borderline crelly if you ask me. Very glossy and bright! Again, amazing application and very well pigmented formula. This instantly became my favorite blue and I think I need to get a backup bottle while I can still find one. Love, love, love it!!

***These polishes were sent for review.

New Mavala glitters – Blue and Purple


I saw the new Mavala Fall 2009 collection Happy Colours in a store and decided to buy two shades to test them out. I ended up getting Glitter Purple and Glitter blue. The entire collection has six glitter polishes. Cos I’m still traumatized from removing a glitter mani last night I didn’t want to test these on my nails quite yet ;)

Both of the polishes have a clear base with colored glitter. The clear base polish made me think they might not be very opaque. These might be better for layering instead of being worn alone. I’m also thinking about pimping them a little bit. Maybe adding more glitter and/or colored polish.

In the bottle these shades look bright and beautiful but a quick test on a piece of plastic tape reveals the truth. Regardless of the beautiful colors these have very little coverage. I applied quite a lot of polish on the tape and you won’t have that much glitter on your nails with just one coat. Though I think these will spark up your manicure nicely when you layer them with the right kind of polish.