9. August 2013 11:58
This week, we were treated to Mavala manicures! [More]
31. August 2012 11:41
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Fancy winning manicures for your whole office?
We've teamed up with Mavala and Jeans for Genes to give you the opportunity to win manicures for your office!
In the run up to Jeans for Genes Day (5th October), Mavala have created a Limited Edition Jeans for Genes Day Kit especially for BeautyBay.com. In purchasing a kit not only will you be helping to raise money for Genetic Disorders UK but you will automatically be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an office manicure for you and all your colleagues on Jeans for Genes Day.
For your chance to win simply purchase a Mavala Jeans for Genes Day Kit for just £10.00 (£1.00 is donated to the charity).
The lucky winner will be announced on 28th September and will receive manicures for their entire office on the 5th October with Mavala Nail Ambassador and Celebrity Manicurist Jenni Draper. Jenni will transform your office nails in either the distinctive Denim Blue shade from the kit or a colour of your choice.
*Competition open to UK entrants only
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31. July 2012 11:56
This week, we’ve been trying out the latest Mavala nail polish collections. Mavala’s little 5ml bottles are perfect for a pre-pay day treat and are an easy way to build up a nail colour collection, without the bottles drying up before you’ve had chance to use half the bottle! Read on to see our swatches...
Mavala Trio Box Nude
Exclusive to BeautyBay.com, the Trio Box Nude contains 3 gorgeously understated and chic colours: a soft grey, a rose pink, and a shimmering cream.
Mavala’s Moon Grey is a soft grey with a subtle shimmer. Hollie wore Moon Grey with Glacier, wearing each on alternate nails. This nail polish applies like a dream! She used two coats which covered the nail flawlessly. The light shimmer in this nail polish lifts the colour, ensuring it isn’t drab.
Glacier is a chic, rose pink with a crème finish. A great colour for every day wear, this nail polish also applied flawlessly without any issues. Vanilla:
Vanilla is a pale peach/cream shade with a subtle shimmer through it. Rose-Ann used this nail polish, teaming it with one of the Sparkling nail polishes. Vanilla was slightly sheer on application, but two good coats ensured that an even coverage was achieved. A great nude shade for spring and summer, this isn’t another just dull neutral, but a really rather pretty, fresh cream.
Trio Box Sparkling Limited Edition
Also exclusive to BeautyBay.com, the Trio Box Sparkling Limited Edition contains 3 sparkling glitter nail polishes: Sparkling Bronze, Sparkling Silver and Sparkling Gold. These glitters have a clear base, filled with coloured glitter and can either be worn alone, or layered over other colours.
Natalie chose Sparkling Gold, a polish filled with gold glitter particles, plus some red glitter particles too. She wore this on bare nails, and used three coats to get the coverage shown in the photo. One coat of this polish can be applied over any other nail colour for a really pretty effect too.
Hollie used Sparkling Silver as an accent for the ring fingers of her pink and grey manicure. Sparkling Silver has a clear base and is filled with larger and smaller silver glitter particles. A new favourite in the BeautyBay.com offices, this glitzy polish works well over the pink, but would look equally pretty over other colours too.
Rose-Ann used Sparkling Bronze to create an ‘ombre’ (gradient) effect the ring and thumbnails of her Vanilla manicure. It’s now on her ‘Pay Day Treats’ list!
Sparkling Bronze has a clear base filled with small bronze glitter, and larger gold glitter particles. To get this effect, the polish was applied very, very thinly from 2/3 up the nail, and then 2 additional layers were used working towards the tip.
Trio Box Sunshine
Another exclusive collection at BeautyBay.com, the Trio Box Sunshine contains 3 beautifully summer shades, perfect for spring and summer: a fresh, girly pink, a yellow and a soft green.
Ailsa tried out this girly pink shade. Candy Floss is a vibrant pink with subtle silver shimmer. It applied flawlessly in two coats, and makes for a great, easy summer manicure. Lemon Cream:
Zoe teamed Lemon Cream with Pistachio for her Mavala manicure. Lemon Cream is a sunny yellow with a crème finish. Two coats gave great coverage.
This fresh green polish was also used by Zoe. She applied two coats for the photos shown, and it applied well, giving a nice, smooth application.
Jeans for Genes
Mavala Jeans for Genes Collection is a limited edition collection, created by Mavala in support of the Jeans for Genes charity. £1 from the sale of each of the Jeans for Genes collections will be donated to the charity. This collection features Mavala Denim Blue, teamed with Super Base Coat and Top Coat. Ailsa wore the Denim Blue. She was surprised by how much she loved this nail polish! It applied smoothly, and two coats were used for this photograph. Denim Blue is a rich, deep colour with shimmer through it. A true blue, it looks stunning on and would work well for nights out. What do you think of our Mavala manicures? Have you been trying any Mavala nail polishes recently? Feel free to share your manicures on our Facebook wall! x
29. May 2012 14:12
Nails becoming flaky, dry and brittle? Treat them with nail treatments especially formulated to nourish and strengthen them. Nails will be restored back to their healthy, strong and flexible state in no time! Here are our favourite nail treatments:
Nailtiques Protein Formula
These bestselling nail proteins come in 3 different strengths to treat brittle and weak nails. Treat soft, peeling and split nails with Formula 2 – simply apply it daily, reducing application as the condition of nails improves.
Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil .Keep cuticles hydrated with Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil. This nourishing oil will keep cuticles soft and supple, ensuring nails grow healthily.
Seche Plus Seche Plus is a highly effective nail strengthening treatment from the makers of the award-winning and bestselling Dry Fast Top Coat. It bonds the layers of the nail together helping to fortify and strengthen them.
Nails refusing to grow?
Mavala Mavaderma is a nourishing oil treatment, enriched with proteins and essential vitamins. This formula deeply penetrates nails, boosting blood circulation and stimulating growth.
What do you use to keep your nails healthy? x
29. May 2012 12:49
We love Mavala Rose Dust! [More]
29. May 2012 12:31
Michelle is modelling this week's manicure, which features a gorgeous grey and burgundy combination. Read on to see her manicure...
For this manicure, Michelle painted all nails except the ring fingers with two coats of Mavala Elle. This classic and bestselling grey applies smoothly and looks effortlessly chic. It suits just about all skin tones too! The ring fingers were painted with two coats of Mavala Vertigo Red. This is a rich, red wine hue which has a subtle shimmer to it which looks gorgeous when it catches the light. Then, the tips of all the grey nails were also painted with Mavala Vertigo Red, for a stylish effect.