Mavala Minis are perfect little pots of colour that won’t dry out before you reach the bottom – and an affordable way to sample winter’s latest nail care trends.

More than 100 shades from which to choose

I discovered these little pots of all the season’s hottest shades at Dis-Chem. And with more than 100 colours in the range, there’s a shade for everyone – from pre-teens to pensioners!

The convenient 5ml pots pots are perfect for travel or keeping in your bag for emergency touch-ups.

Choose from cream, pearl or metallic finishes and buy Mavala’s gel finish top coat, to give your manicure a 3D domed high-shine effect – without the UV lamp!

They’re really good quality too: smooth and glossy, and come off easily with one sweep of remover (useful for last-minute removal in the car on the way to school on a Monday morning!)

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And, according to the manufacturers, unlike traditional nail colour, Mavala products deliver microscopic air pockets to allow your nails to breathe, ensuring your natural nails stay healthy underneath the polish.

And a dealmaker for me: no harmful ingredients!

All Mavala’s colours are free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphore, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal.

Choose your favourite shades: R87 each from Dis-Chem