NOTD – Mavala Minis – Magnolia

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 11 - 2009

Another Mavala NOTD, and my favourite shade so far… Magnolia

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Of course, the connotations of Magnolia are dull, dull, dull but I love how gentle this is, perhaps it’s a little ‘safe’ for most – but I think it’s feminine, soft and sophisticated with it’s satin finish.

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As with the other Mavala shades I’ve tried, this applies beautifully.  1 coat and this would make a lovely french manicure application, 2 or more to build up on opacity.  I think this was 3 coats.  A nice smooth fairly thin formula (which I love) and quick drying (but not so quick that I can’t go over with a couple of strokes to tidy up my application).

This is love, what shade shall I go for next?!

As an aside, you may notice that my cuticles are looking a little dry (well, you probably won’t notice – but they are!) Any recommendations for something I don’t have to apply a 100 times a day to keep them moisturised?


5 Responses to “NOTD – Mavala Minis – Magnolia”

  1. Scarlett says:

    That is a lovely color. I don’t think we have that brand here in the US. I removed my acrylics, so I am loving nail polish posts these days!!! :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    That is a beautiful shade! It’s like a very feminine nude. I’ll defo be on the lookout for it.

    Unfortunately my nails are always farirly dry so I can’t really help. Although maybe a good cuticle cream will have noticeable responses after a week or so? I’ve heard really good stuff about the one from Lush. & always remove varnish with remover that’s for moisture and has added vitamins and oils?

    x

  3. Nic nic says:

    love that colour.. i have something similar from OPI 😀

  4. @Scarlett – glad you’re liking the polish posts. I’m a total newbie convert to polishes… shallow as it sounds, a pretty colour on my nails seems to brighten a dull day!

    @Stephanie – I do love my nude shades, I have heard good things about the Lush Cuticle Cream… I’m going to definitely check it out next time I’m in town. Thanks for the rec!

    @Nic Nic – Ooh, if you get a moment (or read this), I’d love to know the OPI shade?

  5. Barbara says:

    this is so pretty! I loved nudes 😀
    My favorite nude from OPI has got to be Samoan Sand. ahaha
    You could try CND cuticle oil, it has good reviews. 😀

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