Blue Curacao is the first polish I've tried from Mavala. I've often looked at the brand display when I go into Boots, but never actually purchased any of the shades because I don't find the bottles particularly attractive/appealing. I've been after a shade like Blue Curacao for a while though, so I decided to give the brand a go and grabbed a bottle of the blue-y turquoise last week.
|Blue Curacao indoor with flash (2 coats)|
I wont go in to detail describing the colour because the photos are pretty accurate. The shade does contain some really delicate, fine shimmer which I unfortunately didn't manage to capture in my photos.
|Mavala Blue Curacao outdoors (2 coats)|
Application wasn't too bad, but I did find the tiny cap/lid slightly difficult to handle. The actual polish applied well though, dried fairly quickly and was completely opaque with two thin coats. I can't comment on lasting power because I only applied the shade yesterday, I haven't had any problems with chipping so far though. As for the colour, I actually quite like it. I'm normally not a huge fan of blue nail colours, but Blue Curacao is pretty and it's a nice change to the corals and oranges which I've been wearing a lot lately.
|Mavala 171 Blue Curacao|
So, now I've tried a Mavala polish, will I be purchasing more of the shades on offer? Hmm, I'm not sure. There are some lovely colours to choose from and as I mentioned, Blue Curacao did apply well, but I feel they're just slightly too expensive at £4.00 for a 5ml bottle. I think in future I'll probably opt for Model's Own nail colours which are £5.00 for a 14ml bottle, or add a little bit extra and stick with OPI or Essie. I must admit though, I am quite tempted by the other shades from their Art color's collection, particularly Waikiki Orange.
Have you tried any Mavala nail colours? What do you think of them?