Mavala Black Velvet from the Mystic Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 5 - 2010

This is another from Mavala’s recently released Mystic Collection that I was sent last month.

Mavala Black Velvet is a dark purple-black with a very subtle shimmer which unfortunately is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail.

There is a great swatch of it over at HeijastusPinta

I’m in two minds about this collection.  So far, I like how they look individually… but now my nails are getting a bit longer, I think they’re a touch vampy for me.  If you have short, well-groomed nails, this would be a great collection for you.

I have two more to show you and I’m gonna hurry them the hell up, because Spring is nearly upon us… and if you give a fig about staying on trend, you might not want to see them ’till next Winter!

You can buy Black Velvet online at Mistrys Pharmacy – £3.95 a bottle.


5 Responses to “Mavala Black Velvet from the Mystic Collection”

  1. Lucy says:

    Hmm I feel like I either want it to be more purple or more black not this…limbo…sort of colour…

  2. HeidiB says:

    That is one pretty colour and I think it does look good on longer nails too :) When I was a teen the only nailpolish I used was Mavalas Black creme, at that time it was the only black nailpolish you could find in my town and more often it was always out of stock so you had to rund around the stores to find that one last bottle. Also that black is one of the reasons why I novadays don’t usually buy Mavala anymore, the black was horibble. Godd coverage? Yes. Nice texture? Yes. But after a few uses the polish was all thick and goopy and all though that was the only polish I used back then I still never finished one bottle but always had to throw it away when it was still half full. Ofc back then I didn’t know about thinners.. But I’m still traumatised for life and only buy Mavala when I see and extraordinary colour (and that doesn’t happen often).

  3. Lucy says:

    It’s a nice shade, but it’s a little flat, i sort of want it to be a shimmer finish.

  4. Redtiger21 says:

    now THAT is a beautiful colour IMO

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Advent fun with Urban Retreat, Clinique, Escentual, and more!

If you’re left feeling disappointed by the synthetic aftertaste from your el-cheapo Advent Calendars, never fear… I’ve got something here to perk up your taste-buds.  …

New! Pantene Colour Protect Range

Pantene are introducing a new range to the UK market next week called Pantene Colour Protect.  It will come in two variants:  Pantene Colour Protect …

A Week in Devon (Part Two)

Ok, I promise – enough with the holiday photos after this and back to the regular beauty stuff.  I’ve got to pull myself out of …

Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum for Redness

Skin redness and hyper-sensitivity is a cause for concern in many women’s lives.  Whenever I announce something dramatic like that… it always makes me think …

It's all in the technique...

I’ve spent the last 14 years swirling, wiping and generally smearing the setting powder “du jour” onto my face.  Only in the last month have …

Michel Mercier Detangling Hairbrush vs. Tangle Teezer

My hair is prone to breakage, and thanks to my PCOS – there isn’t as much of it as I would like which means that …

When grown-ups steal their baby's products...

When Joe was born, I received a couple of products from Childs Farm – a brand that specialises in toiletries for little ones. I wouldn’t …

Your worst beauty counter experience!

We’ve all had them, those tooth-grindingly painful encounters at our local beauty counters.  From the over enthusiastic SAs who turn us orange to the snooty …

Deal Alert: 20% off at Cherry Culture (NYX, Milani and all that good U.S. stuff)

If you’re interested, they’ve got the Milani Holographic polishes on sale at $3.99 each, the Milani Jewel FX (Lippmann dupes) on sale at $3.99 each …

Sometimes words aren’t enough…

I’m a very open person and never mind sharing more intimate details if I think they may be useful to someone else who finds themselves …

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