NOTD – Mavala Black Cherry from the Mystic Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 24 - 2009

Mavala Black Cherry is one of the shades I was sent from the upcoming Mystic Collection (available from January).

It’s a rich black shimmer infused with a cherry sparkle that isn’t quite red and isn’t quite purple.  The sparkle is very subtle and you have to be upclose with the polish to truly appreciate how much it lifts the polish from the realms of ‘just another black’.

Mavala Black Cherry is a solid 2-coater with a great formula that glides on without flooding the cuticles or suffering from drag.

Every dark Mavala shade I’ve tried looks positively amazing once the top coat is added.  Love it.

Apologies for the teeny tiny image, I’m gonna see if I can get hold of a bigger one once the holidays are over, but for now, I wanted to show you the Mystic Collection as a whole.  You can see that they’re all black based with varying degrees of coloured shimmer.

I also have Black Velvet (purple infused) and Mosaic Blue (blue infused) to swatch for you.  I’m ridiculously excited about Black Velvet which, in the bottle looks divine.

You can purchase Mavala polishes online from FeelUnique and GreenHands, they generally retail for around £3.75 for a 5ml bottle.

Do you like or are you getting tired of the dark shades? I must admit that I’m looking forward to Spring, although I don’t know why as I’m not sold on the pastelly shades that inevitably feature heavily in Spring collections.

I’m on eBay hunting down some of the Mavala Diamond collection from AW 09/10… I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve gone a little glitter crazy!


10 Responses to “NOTD – Mavala Black Cherry from the Mystic Collection”

  1. Dv says:

    This shade is soo nice! I can see hints of red in there, which is why I kinda like it. 😀 I’m so jealous! 😛

  2. Grace London says:

    Love that colour. The little bottles are such a good idea.

  3. Claire says:

    This colour is gorgeous. I’ve never tried any Mavala products, this may just have tempted me to look out for some in the new year.

  4. Jo says:

    Ooo…. your nails are growing back nicely hunny, love that shade aswell.

    xxx

  5. Nicole says:

    That’s a very pretty wine color :) I love the dark shades like that but I’m usually disappointed as I always want more of the color to show lol. I think I just need to make up my mind 😛

  6. Citrine says:

    I like the color with your skintone, and your painting is so neat. Deep color usually smear off like mad on my hand (it’s worse on my right hand).

  7. witoxicty says:

    Love this! The entire Mystic Collection with dark colours looks so cool. I must see about getting me some bottles. :)

  8. Redtiger21 says:

    Oooooh that is luuuurrrvely! I totally love dark colours- light ones just enhance the ruddiness of my skin, especially on my hands, and i think darker colours look sexier on toes than lighter ones.

  9. Caitlin says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the color is gorgeous. So simple, yet really pretty. And I LOVE your nail shape!

  10. @Dv – Yeah, it has some lovely dark cherry red hints in it, my picture makes it look a little flat actually, it’s more shimmery than it appears!

    @Grace London – Aren’t they? So much easier to store and I may actually finish a bottle one day!

    @claire – Ooh you must! They’re super affordable, and if you have short nails – this collection is a must have!

    @Jo – Thanks lovely, they’re growing quite quickly!

    @Nicole – No, I totally agree! I think this one could do with being a little more colour apparent aswell… it’s better than most, but I just think that even more cherry shimmer would really make it shine!

    @Citrine – Thank you, my left hand is my worst (as I’m left handed so not good with painting with my right!) I always have to do a fair amount of clean up and unfortunately, I have to hold my camera with my right hand… so it’s always the left that you see in pictures – typical! Otherwise I wouldn’t bother so much with the clean up!

    @Witoxicty – Yes, do!! I’m very excited to try the others!

    @Redtiger21 – Oh yes! Dark vampy toes are so much better than pale ones, it just doesn’t look right does it? You should keep an eye out on the Debenhams website… I keep snapping up some Mavala bargains on there!

    @Caitlin – Thank you! It is a gorgeous shade and applies really nicely!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Red Lipped Readers - Part Six!

Are you ready for the 6th installment?  Looking fabulous ladies… 1.  Mia Farrow eat your heart out, JMTolman looks positively perfect in MAC Rebel. 2.  …

Essential Care Mineral Concealer in Medium

Remember Rimmel’s Hide The Blemish? Surely a handbag staple for teenagers around the world if ever we saw one?  Well, I have to admit… this …

Charlotte's Corner for Jo Malone at Selfridges.

It’s arguably every girl’s dream to create their own space.  From the day your parents let you pick the paint that will adorn your bedroom …

Eyeko Chi Chi Polish NOTD

This one goes out to Charlie from LadyoftheLane. Eyeko Chi Chi is a rosy pink which leans slightly toward gold.  The glitter particles are chunky …

Swatched: Mavala collaboration with Elle, free with August's issue

I only received these Mavala/Elle polishes yesterday* but thought I’d better get them swatched and up on here ASAP as many of you were unsure …

Red Lip Series: Make Up Forever #418

I always write about lipsticks in my Red Lip Series that I love. So, here’s one that I don’t… Make Up Forever #418 is a …

Le Metier De Beaute - Platinum Eyeshadow

This review is about 6 months overdue… sorry about that. In late December, I treated myself to a Le Metier de Beaute eye shadow… I …

Aussie Competition - The Candidates...

I introduce to you… 6 fabulous ladies & 6 fabulous entries! I have looked long and hard at these.  I deliberated, umm-ed, ahh-ed and threw …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Where do you apply yours?

Your make up that is! I have my makeup stored beside my computer… I never have to leave this desk if I don’t want.  L.A.Z.Y. …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads