Sunday, April 21, 2013


During the week I received a lovely sample pack from Mavala.

I have been buying Mavala polishes for years, going back to my teens. Mavala is available in loads of pharmacies nationwide in Ireland, in Debenhams and on their website, and on their UK website. You can also find their products on BeautyBay , FeelUnique and LookFantastic.

Last year Mavala celebrated 50 years - I can't believe this brand has been going since 1962. Originating in Switzerland, the brand found it's fame in Paris; the mini polish was and has since been their main market. For me, mini polishes have numerous positives (while I know some ladies don't agree!) You can bring them on holiday or you can test a colour without having to purchase a full size in the event that you won't like/use an entire bottle. They are also super cute!

I received a 50ml tube (full size) of their hydrating hand cream which contains collagen. I am a big big hand cream lover. I have 4 on my desk in work and a box at home that I rotate on my beside table regularly. I was really excited to try this cream and have been applying it a few times daily since it arrived. This cream is "especially developed for dry, damaged and sensitive hands" ... it smells amazing. It has a powdery scent which I find really comforting.

The texture of the cream is as described in the accompanying leaflet
"leaves a non-sticky and non-oily film to protect your hands against outside damaging elements". It absorbs really well into the skin and your hands feel moisturised without having that greasy feeling that some creams leave.

I know I will be using this cream quite a bit and a re-purchase will be required!!

I received three polishes in a little box to complete my sample pack; Stockholm, Soho and Purple Glitter. I will show you Soho first.

Soho is a pearly lilac, and required two coats. Not a colour I usually choose, as pearly colours are pale on my pasty skin though I did like the application of the polish which was of a good formula without glooping or running. Soho is topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

I topped Soho with Purple Glitter; which I really liked, It was packed full of glitter and I only needed one coat! I really like the combo, and have kept it on for a couple of days

You can find further info on Mavala's products which include nail and cuticle treatments, thinners, oils, polish removers and pens, manicure accessories and creams on their website, and those selling them; listed above. I am dying to try their penetrating nail hardener which was designed in 1958! It was the first of it's kind developed in the world.

Do you own any Mavala products? Let me know in comments! :)


Glamour & Go said...

Love the colour!

Irish Nail Addict said...

Me too :)
Thank you for the comment