[unpaid/sample] It’s a new formula for Mavala that doesn’t (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. I’m currently dealing with two snapped nails so this is music to my ears.

Mavala Winter 2021

I feel like the new colours for autumn/winter are more Scandi than anything – it’s 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. It’s supposed to be a colour palette of earthy tones and it’s fitting that brief very well especially when you consider it takes in countries across the world but to me, it’s just a bit too earthy, particularly Manaus which is a red-brown that’s 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.

Mavala Winter 2021

Shades on the wheel from left to right are: Muscat, Manaus Detroit, Inverness, Salamanca and Rangoon. They’re £4.96 each HERE.

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