[unpaid/sample] Itís a new formula for Mavala that doesnít (at surface testing) appear to have affected the performance of the polish or the texture. The brand has included silica which can help to strengthen the nails. Iím currently dealing with two snapped nails so this is music to my ears.
I feel like the new colours for autumn/winter are more Scandi than anything Ė itís very landscapey and makes me think of moody skies and bits of earth peeking out under a covering of snow. In honesty I am not drawn to any of the colours this time around, except perhaps Detroit, which is grey with a shot of teal. Itís supposed to be a colour palette of earthy tones and itís fitting that brief very well especially when you consider it takes in countries across the world but to me, itís just a bit too earthy, particularly Manaus which is a red-brown thatís very brickish and more brown than red. Inverness has a light pearl finish to it and the shade is a steely grey, while Muscat is a sandy neutral in the bottle but once layered goes a much deeper creamy brown. Rangoon is a shimmering ginger and Salamanca is cream shade.
Shades on the wheel from left to right are: Muscat, Manaus Detroit, Inverness, Salamanca and Rangoon. Theyíre £4.96 each HERE.
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