ELLE Celebrate their 25th Anniversary with Mavala!

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 1 - 2010

Be still my beating heart.

It’s perfect.

To celebrate ELLE’s 25th anniversary, the magazine has collaborated with Mavala to bring us a unique Limited Edition nail shade and I’ve been sent a sample to show you.

I die…. I really can’t overestimate just HOW much I love this colour.  Grey meets Purple (Grurple!) in the perfect spot under the raincloud and they do a little dance as the sun goes down.

3 coats to achieve the above finish, although 2 will do for an opaque result.  The third coat covered over a couple of drag marks that developed at the base of the nail.  The finish is glossy and creamy… add a shiny top coat and you’ve got a beautiful glass-like cream that looks perfectly smooth (even on my slightly ridged thumbnail).

Tip wear sets in a little too quickly for my liking, but you know that I’m probably going to forgive it everything because of the shade.

Mavala’s ELLE (£3.95) launches today (1st September 2010) and is exclusive to John Lewis stores.


17 Responses to “ELLE Celebrate their 25th Anniversary with Mavala!”

  1. liloo says:

    gruple = lol
    this shade is very you, love it x

  2. This looks absolutely luscious. I received my Elle 25th anniversary issue in the mail last night and I couldn’t be more excited. I adore this colour too – a diversion on the way home may be required!

  3. Catriona says:

    Love it! Why is it I won’t be near a John Lewis for another week, when it’ll probably be sold out?! :(

  4. Julia says:

    Grurple…it sounds like someone burped while saying “purple” :)

    It’s a pretty sophisticated shade and looks lovely on you.

  5. Shifa says:

    this color is to die for!

  6. Its not available on the website and I so want it :(

  7. Tass says:

    Nail envy! This is just the shade I’ve been looking for. It’s gorgeous.

  8. leigh says:

    I bought this in John Lewis last week and am wearing it just now, it’s like a darker version of Essie’s Chinchilly. I did wonder why I couldn’t find any trace of it on the web but now it makes sense.

  9. I LOOOOVE this color! Too bad I’m in the US … will just have to continue getting my taupe (er, grurple) fix from Metro Chic, I guess!

  10. AlicatAHL says:

    I bought mine yesterday at John Lewis, along with another one I think is called Velvet. Can’t wait to try it, only problem I have is my nails have peeled at the tips, and polish doesn’t stay on longer than a day. I’ll have to let them grow out a bit before I indulge myself.

    Has anyone got any solutions for peeling nails? Mine are ridiculously bad.

    • Deborah says:

      Hi there,

      I do the PR for Mavala and would be more than happy to send you a couple of Mavala’s treatment problems to try… drop me a line to discuss further if you wish.

      So glad you’re all liking the Mavala ELLE and a big “Thanks” to Lipglossiping for posting on it! xx

  11. Beautywoome says:

    That is almost the perfect Greige (or Gruple. Nice one) to have every existed. Well done Mavala. And you do a crack job at painting your nails every time. They look better than most professional jobs!

  12. Sarah says:

    I got this sent through also, and thought of you as soon as I saw it. I like it very much too, although I thought it was a little bit similar to other things that are around.

  13. stylefrost says:

    How gorgeous is this colour! I must have it, perfect purpley grey colour! love it!

  14. martine says:

    I bought this today and I do like it, but wish it was a bit more purple. Think this would bring it to life a bit more.

  15. Kimberley says:

    Never tried this brand before, think i’ll have to give them a go! Beautiful colour!

    http://beautifullyflourished.blogspot.com/

  16. Ellie Balfe says:

    OOh, I love it…I wonder if it will be sold in Ireland?

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

IMATS London 2012: Review and Photos

This was my 3rd year attending the International Makeup Artist Trade Show in London and it’s changed a lot over such a short period of …

Deal Alert: Beautique choose their winner and a DISCOUNT code!

A BIG thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my recent Beautique/Urban Retreat competition! They were so pleased with the response (and …

The Lipstick League - Week of 20.5.13

Question of the Week – Before we officially head into Summer 2013, tell us: What was your favorite new beauty product of Spring 2013, and …

Deal Alert - £12 for £30 worth of The Body Shop products...

…plus a free £5 Love Your Body™ card if you don’t already have one or yours needs renewing! The offer is only open until midnight …

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

Ha!  It feels kinda old-skool to be reviewing this on the blog no?  MAC isn’t the force in the blogging community that it once was.  …

Murad does Makeup (sorta...)

On Monday night, I was invited to attend a rare UK appearance from Dr. Howard Murad who was visiting the UK with his son Jeff …

Barielle Wildflower Collection - June Bug NOTD

Taking advantage of Barielle‘s current ‘buy one get one free’ offer, I find myself the new owner of four new Barielle shades.  I should have …

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser - Review

Like many in the beauty blogging community, I’ve been trialling a few Liz Earle products over the last month or so and I’d like to …

Lipglossiping New Year Giveaway – Day 6

Day 6! Denman have kindly provided one of their limited edition ‘kiss me quick’ hair brushes: The Denman Classic D3 Styling Brush comes in sexy …

Quick Pick: Fudge Matte Mineral Textures Anti Frizz Deconstruction Spray

I received a few Fudge bits and pieces through the post a couple of weeks ago and among them was this, which I initially mistook …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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