Friday, 2 August 2013

Swatch and Review: Jacava Blueberry Muffin*

Today I've got a swatch and review of Blueberry Muffin, a lovely purple polish, by British polish brand Jacava London. They're producers of the 'world's first '8-free' nail varnish' - so no DBP, camphor, formaldehyde, toluene, collophane, parabens, phthalates and animal ingredients - they never test on animals and their polish is also vegan friendly.  I've come across a growing number of 3-free and 5-free polishes on the market, but they're often not easily available in the UK so it's great to see a British brand going in this direction.

Blueberry Muffin is a rich lavendery purple creme polish.  Application was so smooth - the photos below show two coats for complete opacity (you could probably get away with one, but I'm a two-coat girl at all times!)  The length of the brush (longer than most polish brands I've come across) helps the smooth and speedy application - and according to Jacava, it's been specially designed to touch the bottom of the bottle so that you can reach the last drop (which is always good!)  I also loved the long tapered bottle top which was so easy to hold and I didn't feel at risk of dropping it.  The polish dried really quickly and was super shiny without a top coat.  It lasted well without chipping for a few days (painting my flat probably wasn't the ideal conditions for long-lasting polish) and was a breeze to remove.

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

Jacava Blueberry Muffin swatch and review

There are currently 18 colours in their range - mainly pinks, reds, taupes with a green, a blue and a couple of purples.  I hope they'll be bringing out more colours in the coming months - it's definitely a polish I would buy in future, though at the price it'll have to be a special treat polish!

Jacava polishes are available on their website (www.jacava.com) and on Amazon priced at £14.50/12ml.

*PR sample

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