May 24, 2013

JACAVA London Nail Polish

Javaca London Nail Polish

Beauty wise, there’s nothing I love more than freshly painted nails.  It completes your look and allows me to experiment with a wide variety of colours I’d be too shy to wear on my face.  For some reason, I've found that pink shades can be problematic in their application so it’s hard to find the right one to do the job well.  I've been testing out the JACAVA London polish in Blackberry Fool and here’s how I’ve got on.

If you haven’t heard of JACAVA, they offer the worlds first “8-free” nail varnish which basically means it’s free from DBP, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Collophane, Parabens, Phthalates and Animal Ingredients.  I’m not too sure what they all mean either but they don’t sound like things I’d want in a nail polish anyway!  They don’t test on animals either which is a huge bonus if you’re looking for a cruelty free alternative.

The polish itself has a high glossy finish, similar to the Barry M Gelly polishes and the nourishing formula helps your nails stay stronger for longer.  I do like the look of the packaging as it has a luxe appeal however it can make the nail painting process a little harder than it needs to be.  Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I have tiny hands and any nail painting process takes time but once you’ve found the right grip it becomes a lot easier.  After a 4 day wear I’ve found it to be really long lasting with very minimal chipping.

The actual shade is a gorgeous berry toned pink colour which will suit pretty much everyone and it makes a change from the usual pastel for Spring.  I think the shade really compliments my Chantecaille Lipstick also if you're looking for a good matching lipstick shade.

I’d really recommend the shade Blackberry Fool but they do have a wide variety of colours to choose from if it isn’t your taste. They also offer a Colour Swatch Service in which they’ll send you a swatch for 50p each to see what the colour looks like in real life before committing to a full size bottle.  You can find JACAVA polishes for £14.50 each directly on their website or at

*PR Sample

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