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Tuesday 2 August 2011

Mavala's Elle Shades

If you're a reader of Elle Magazine, then there's a great freebie with the issue this month: a free bottle of Mavala polish!  I'm a big fan of the Mavala mini-bottles, and this is a great selection of shades.  You'll get one of either Elle Red, Elle Grey or Elle Orange, I thought I'd show you a swatch of each, to help you make a choice:

These are great shades, the red is a perfect classic red, pulling neither pink nor orange, the grey is a cool concrete shade, and the orange is BRIGHT.  My camera has dulled down the finish somewhat on the orange, but it's probably my favourite of the bunch.  Swatches show three coats of red and orange, and two coats of grey.  No topcoat.

Elle's Mavala shades will be free with the September issue of Elle, which is available now.  Which one will you get?

The Fine Print: PR samples.  I haven't bought a printed magazine in years.  And it was probably Look In or something when I did.

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  1. That's so cool that a free bottle of nail polish comes with the issue! I've never seen anything like that in the U.S.

  2. Carrie - they don't give you free gifts with magazines? What a swindle!

    In the UK the magazine market is very competitive, and they are permanently fighting for readership. So recently magazines have given things like mini benefit products (high beam or posie tint), lip glosses, tote bags, novels.

  3. the colour's are very nice :) Wish the magazine was a bit cheaper! x

  4. I got the red with my subscriber copy of Elle. First time I've used Mavala polish. Was impressed enough to write a blog post about it. Think I'm going to buy more copies of the magazine so that I can try the grey and orange too

  5. I think this might be London only - I haven't seen this gift in Scotland so far.

  6. GSE: It's nationwide - the magazines won't be properly on the shelf yet though, I imagine. The issue only comes out today!

  7. I'm loving the look of the grey!! Thanks for reminding me to be on the lookout for Elle this month x


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