Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Little Chilli & Spice

How's everyone doing today? Well I hope! I've been having an extremely stressful time at work recently, and it has worn me out. To top it off, a motorbike decided to get up close to the back of my car, and my back is still suffering the after effects :( On a happier note, today I have a collection for you. You read right, an entire collection! I've been a fan of Mavala since I first tried the little bottles of goodness. When the Chilli & Spice collection was announced alongside promotional photos I knew I just had to have them. Thanks to Feelunique, I caved to the peer pressure in my mind, and bought all 6.

On sight, you can see that these are definitely summer colours. I swatched these in the garden while we had some rare sunshine :) They're alluring and bright and beautiful. I feel kind of sad that because the sun started going in, I could only swatch Bamako on my right hand, while wearing Jaipur on my left, hence the awkward hand pose/without bottle hand pose! All swatches are 2 or 3 coats, with no top coat.

Cuzco is a bright red colour, and anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about red, but I actually liked this. I really liked the formula which felt smooth and applied well, but it majorly stained, so keep it away from your cuticles!

This is a bubblegum pink, and for me was perfection! I had to share a sneak peek of this on twitter while swatching, because I just fell for it, and the reaction - like mine - was only positive :)

Trinidad is a simply beautiful blue. There's not much else I can say about it to be honest. That's not a bad thing, it means that it's just right.

Hello Beautiful! What a gorgeous purple, like summer, happiness and all good things rolled into one! If you buy one polish from this collection, it has got to be Samarkand!

I've developed a thing for orange nail polish recently. I haven't been buying too much, but I just keep wanting to wear it. Maybe it's because I think of it as a fun summer colour. This is definitely one of my new favourites.

This colour I like, I love it actually. I just didn't like the formula of this particular one though, Maybe it was me, maybe I got a dodgy bottle, but I just didn't love it because of the formula.

When trying to control my buying urge, I initially set out to buy Bamako, Samarkand and Trinidad. I'm glad I bought the whole collection though, as it took me out of my comfort zone, and the ones I really like after swatching them are Bali, Samarkand & Jaipur - what a turnaround!

Mavala is available from Feelunique, BeautyBay & John Lewis.

What do you think of these? Have you tried any Mavala yet?


  1. Samarkand and Bamarko have just been added to my wish list after reading this! Great post :) x

  2. I'm sure you'll love them! Thank you!! :) x