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Review // Mavala Nail Color Cream in Mexico

You all know how much I absolutely love nail varnish, which is the reason why I own well over 100 bottles. The fact that I own so many doesn't bother me - I love variety and choice. The one issue I have with owning so many is storing them. How does one store over 100 nail varnishes so they are all upright and not on display? If you have any special ways of storing your nail varnishes then please let me know in the comments!

Due to owning so many, I very rarely buy new ones but I recently decided to treat myself. I bought the Mavala Nail Color Cream in Mexico which I was really looking forward to trying as I have never used Mavala products before. One of the reasons why I bought a Mavala nail varnish is due to the size. For £4.75 you get a small 5ML bottle for your money which doesn't sound much when you can buy a 10ML bottle of Barry M for £2.95 but how often do you finish a bottle of nail varnish? I think I can count on one hand how many times I have finished a bottle of one particular colour. That said though, I am definitely not going to pay more for a bottle of nail varnish just because it is in a smaller bottle! 

About the Mavala Nail Color Cream:
"The long-lasting quality paint produces a professional finish that's even, smooth and glossy, yet comes off easily with one sweep of remover. The small pots are perfect for travel or handbag. The iconic 5ML pots of colour are an affordable way to buy into key trends. Unlike traditional nail colour, Mavala's unique formula delivers microscopic air pockets to allow nails to breath, ensuring your natural nails are cared for."

Mexico is a deep, dark purple nail varnish which can look almost black in certain lights. I have worn this shade continuously for two weeks (with re-applications!) and I have had so many compliments. Whilst the shade is not particularly unique, it is beautiful. It is the most perfect Autumn/Winter shade, one that I will most definitely be wearing for a long time to come. 

Formula wise, it is fairly middle of the road. It isn't thin or sheer and you can get a good opaque block of colour with just one coating but I do apply a few coats out of habit. I have to say that I was quite disappointed that Mavala claim that this is a long-lasting nail varnish when it isn't, not really. I didn't apply a top coat and noticed minor chipping within a day, although it is only minor and nothing that a little going over won't solve. It dried fairly quickly which is a massive plus as I can't sit still for long! 

Overall, I love this little nail varnish. It does chip a little without a top coat which is a shame, but I love the colour which is an incredibly wearable shade for Autumn/Winter.


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