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Mavala 175 Platinum Marble Nail Colour Review

10 Jan

For wintry days, this sophisticated grey-shimmer polish, would look perfect paired with a LBD for the winter party season.

Mavala 175 Platinum Marble

The colour is a dark silver, with a definite silver shimmer (no warm gold tones in sight!)

I regard Mavala as a high-end brand of nail colours. This shade was brought out with the winter 2011/12 Paradoxe Colours range. MAVALA introduce new ranges to accompany their fabulous range of standard colours each season. They do without the glitzy advertising associated with OPI releases such as their celebrity and film related collections, but maintain a fashionable approach to nail colour. If OPI were a makeup brand it would be MAC; MAVALA would be Estée Lauder.

Mavala 175 Platinum Marble

I purchased this polish for just £4.10 and although you only get 5ml, who ever in all honestly finishes a large bottle from Nails Inc or OPI, unless it’s an all time favourite?

I think their website evaluates the brand perfectly:

‘The iconic 5ml pots of colour are an affordable way to buy into this season’s key trends. Unlike traditional nail colour, MAVALA’S unique formula delivers microscopic air pockets to allow nails to breath and is free from parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphore, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal.’

It’s a step-up from Barry M for just a little more cost and the quality exceeds them by far. One coat provides beautiful opacity and has remained a week on my nails without chipping, with a base and top coat.

The base and top coat I paired this with are both by Rimmel.

Mavala 175 Platinum Marble is available online from Beauty Bay for just £2.99.


Valentine’s Day Gifts

6 Feb

Cutie Pie Jewellery, for limited edition, vintage jewellery:

Cutie Pie "I Love You" Heart Necklace


Luxury Candles and Room Fragrance at Wax Lyrical:

The lychee and pomegranate scent is beautifully delicate and lovely to light a candle and relax in the bath with. At present the Simple Soy range is half price.

Wax Lyrical

Lychee and Pomegranate Simple Soy Candle


Cath Kidston

Give in boys: Cath Kidston is invincible. Their new range of iPhone and iPad cases are wonderfully hard wearing, practiable and pretty.

Cath Kidston "Provence Rose" iPhone Case


Lancome “Butterflies Fever Blush

Violets are the colour for makeup this season and this blusher is just beautiful. Also see Estee Lauder Violet collection.

Lancome "Butterflies Fever" Blusher

Brand Alley:

This website requires signing up, but it is worth filling in a quick form. The discounts are incredible and they sell a great assortment of designers for both men and women. Current sales include: Calvin Klein underwear, Firetrap footwear, Bellápiere makeup and Great Plains fashion.


Disclaimer: all photos are from the referenced wesbites and are not my own.