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Monday, 20 May 2013

mavala chilli and spice

mavala summer 2013 Bali Trinidad Cuzco bamako Samarkand Jaipur review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Bali Trinidad Cuzco bamako Samarkand Jaipur review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Cuzco review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Trinidad review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Samarkand review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Bali review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 Jaipur review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 bamako review swatch photo
mavala summer 2013 bamako review swatch photo
Mavala Bamako, Jaipur, Trinidad, Bali, Samarkand & Cuzco: £4.50*

I've not really tried much from Mavala before but they stock loads of shades in their collection which are forever growing. I've looked at the polishes before so I was pretty excited to acquire some of the Chilli and Spice Collection. Inspired by travels in "far off lands" forming a collection of vibrant hues which will be perfect for the summer. Mavala nail polishes come in half the size of most typical nail polish sizes at just 5ml. However I quite like this. I know I'll rarely go through a whole nail polish (although I have on Models Own Utopia!) there really is no need for such large polishes. The bottles are quite small but I found the brushes easy to hold and the brush applies the product evenly.

Mavala Bamako is my personal favourite from the bunch and I've actually painted my nails twice in this shade since I got these last week. It's a pretty emerald green with nods to turquoise and blue going through it. Surprisingly I didn't own anything similar to this shade so I was very impressed with it. Mavala Jaipur is a typical bright orange with a creme finish. Mavala Trinidad is a strange shade for a summer collection as it's a darkened muted blue navy shade. It fits well with the overall collection but I'd probably expect something a littler brighter for summer. It is very nautical though so I suppose it fits. Mavala Bali is a bright pink, again kinda stereotypical for a summer collection but it is a lovely shade. Mavala Samarkand is a really lovely purple shade. I've never really got into darker purples as I tend to go for lilacs but there is something about Samarkand that makes me think it would be perfect for a holiday. Finally Malvava Cuzco which is a really nice apple red.

In all I love a few of the shades and like the rest. I think Bamako, Cuzco and Samarkand are my personal stand out shades while the other three in the collection are fairly forgettable. Bamako will definitely be gracing my nails over the next few months as it is a unique and wonderful shade. While you are getting less product than other nail polish brands for the same sort of price I feel it's less wasteful and you are more likely to use a bottle up. You can purchase them from Boots, Debenhams or John Lewis or online and retail for around £4.50.

40 comments

  1. They're inexpensive, and the shades are amazing!

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  2. I love Mavala polishes, I always find them really good quality! Samarkand, Bamako and Jaipur are absolutely to die for... Think I might have to snap them up! xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

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  3. Love Trinidad! I've found Mavala polishes to be excellent quality in the past :) x

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  4. I think the colours are gorgeous but I wouldn't buy any of them myself :) I'm more into pastels at the moment! Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  5. These are fab colours for summer - I don't think I have anything like Bamako or Samarkand so may have to give them a try!

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  6. I've never heard of this brand before but they have such fun colours! x

    Tanya | Cat at Heart

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  7. I'd never heard of Mavala before but these colours are so gorgeous, will need to keep an eye out!

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  8. these colours are so pretty! I want them all!

    x x

    dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I keep seeing malava popping up everywhere but they are turning out to be a really good brand. I really like Jaipur its a lovely colour!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog! x

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  10. These colours are gorgeous. I especially love Bali and Cuzco. I love Marvala polishes my favourite is Hong Kong.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  11. very pretty shades, definitely need to try these x
    sweet electric

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  12. Ooh Jaipur and Bali seem lovely - need to check these out! x

    ravesndramblings.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the pink and orange!

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  14. I've never heard of this brand but the colors you got are gorgeous!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  15. Those are all such amazing colours! Bamako is definitely my favourite! xxx



    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Such beautiful colours and for a really reasonable price! My favourite are Samarkand and Trinidad :)xx

    gottoloveee.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. These are stunning colours x

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  18. These are gorgeous! I love the look of cuzco

    xoxo
    fashionable-addict

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  19. Loving bamako
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  20. Bali is soooo nice! Think i have to get it!
    You always encourage me to buy things!! Aha thanks!

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Love these shades! Just got an email about them, may have to pick some up myself

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    alexgeorgie.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I love all these colours, need to check them out! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Loovve these shades! I would love to know how long these lasted on your nails?
    My favourites are the same three you picked!

    www.annettibus.blogspot.ie

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  24. All look so pretty, I don't really have a favourite, I want them all! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  25. i love jaipur and bamako! such pretty shades xx

    bethanylu

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  26. I love these shades and they are so cheap for only £4.50! You're lucky to find a good quality nail polish for less than £7-£8 in the drugstore! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Oh wow aren't they gorgeous colours?! I've never used Mavala polishes before, I don't even know why. Maybe because the bottles are smaller than other brands. xxx

    Gemma | ♥ MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  28. I love Jaipur would be great for summer !
    Emma xx

    http://obsessionsofbeauty.wordpress.com/

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  29. Samarkand and Cuzco are gorgeous shades. I've got a freebie Mavala polish in already, wasn't expecting great quality but it's actually one of the more resilient ones I own! xoxo

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  30. I've heard great things about Mavala nail polishes, I've never used the before but there is always a first time, right?
    Bali and Bamako got all my attention.
    ;)

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  31. I own both Trinidad and Bamako! They're gorgeous, for the reasons you stated I love Mavala polishes. Actually, I just did a little nail polish using Bamako here:
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/orange-and-green-mottled-nails.html
    I wouldn't usually plug my own blog but why not, eh? Haha xx

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  32. Love absolutely all of them! And I love Mavala. Free from all the nasties and they apply like a dream!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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  33. I love the colour You have put on your nails sucha a pretty colour of green!

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

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