Mavala Garden Party Nail Polishes Hortensia and Freesia Review/Swatch

Today I am going to review Mavala Nail Polishes which I have been sent very kindly to try and review on my blog. I have been sent two polishes – 273 Hortensia and 274 Freesia from the Garden Party Nail Polish Collection. Mavala’s latest Collection, Garden Party is inspired by all the wonderful summer colours of the great outdoors and this Collection includes 6 Summer shades, perfect sized bottles for on-the-go! Names given to these polishes are pretty unique. Mavala also offers a vast array of over 150 nail colours in shades ranging from chic yet understated nudes to the bold and vibrant. I had heard of Mavala a couple of times, but never got round to buying. So I was really excited to try these nail polishes.

Mavala is a Swiss nail polish brand and it is the world leader in nail care with a heritage spanning over 50 years. Created in 1958 by Madelaine Van Landeghem. Mavala specialise in the maintenance of beautiful looking nails and offers a complete range of products to alleviate all nail concerns, from uneven nail surfaces, splitting and flaking due to lack of hydration or nail discolouration, there is sure to be a Mavala nail care solution to suit you.

My first impression of them was WOW! The packaging is gorgeous! Malava Nail Polish comes in a cute little glass bottles with golden cap on and it holds 5 ml of product. This is the cutest packaging I have ever seen for nail polishes. 5 ml of product isn’t much compared to other brands, in actual fact it’s half the amount. However, I rarely find myself finishing a nail polish so that’s not an issue. Both of the polishes are very easy and smooth to apply. The brush is quite small and flat which means you can get right to the cuticle without flooding it and making a mess.

Hortensia is a coral crème polish and Freesia has a light and sunny shade of coral. Both the shades really perfect for summer and I am loving them both. Application was tremendous and 3 easy coats achieved a perfect finish. The finish of each polish is glossy and shiny so looks great without a top coat. The drying time is also quite quick so you don’t have to wait longer for your pretty nails to dry. Once dry, nails feel very smooth and shiny. Longevity is average, without a top coat, both polishes started to chip after 2 days. By the third day, my nails were looking a bit tatty so I think it’s essential to wear a top coat with these polishes.

Overall I really like these nail polishes, the formula is nice to work with and the range of colours is great! You can purchase Mavala polishes from Boots, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique and John Lewis, each bottle retails at £4.75. Not a bad price for a very opaque nail polishes, dries quickly and all Mavala’s colours are free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphore, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal.

What do you think of Mavala Garden Party Nail Polish? Would you buy any of the shades? Have you tried any of Mavala Nail Polish Collection?

Thank you,


2 thoughts on “Mavala Garden Party Nail Polishes Hortensia and Freesia Review/Swatch

    • Thank you sweetie! I used Sally Hansens Gold nail polish to create that design, it is very simple, painted my nails with 273 mavala and then swiped gold nail polish on sponge and lightly dab it on nails 🙂

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