Sunday, 12 June 2011

NOTD - Mavala Acid Yellow

Apparently, yellow nails are the bees knees this summer, with fashion pundits expecting the high street to follow Chanel's Mimosa into a lemon-tinted frenzy. While Chanel Particulere definitely led us all to a love of greige - you could say it was the Pied Piper of Greige - I don't see the yellow trend catching on so much. While it does look fantastic, it's just not as accessible for those who prefer (or have to stick to) conservative neutrals and pinks.

This, however, is a fantastic yellow polish for those who do embrace the sunshine-tips idea. It's Mavala's Acid Yellow, a primary bright with a hint of green/orange duochrome shimmer up its sleeve. The below picture shows the green shimmer coming to the fore in natural light.

Like all Mavala polishes I've met, this one applies like a dream and wears very well indeed. The small chip you can see in the first picture only crept in after 4 days of wear.

At a mere £3.95, this is a good way to see if the yellow polish trend works for you. You can find Mavala polishes at good chemists nationwide and online at

Disclosure - PR sample


  1. I'm not sure I have the balls to try this - but it looks so very sunny!

  2. I know it's summer and we're supposed to be all bright and sunny but taking it to the nail polish level is a bit much! I am actually surprised that this was a trend that really took off. However, the matte yellow looks a little bit better than a glossy polish. Still, I don't think I'll be trying this colour on for size!

  3. This looks like a very good alternative to the Chanel (I got sucked in to the Chanel).

  4. I tried this polish on the weekend, to brighten up a monochrome party outift. I got loads of compliments (about the nails, not my outfit!). It's an excellent colour and in a certain light it looks as though your nails are radiating light - quite a strange effect. However, I found this polish quite streaky (even after three coats) and it took absolutely ages to dry.


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