Prepare to be bold. The colour for on trend nails this season is a distinctive and radiant orange. If you prefer to start with something more subtle (or your nails aren’t ready to take centre stage) clay and sand colours offer neutral options. Canyon sky blue makes a perfect complement to the warmth of the sun and earth shades if you want to mix and match.

And if you’re vegan – or you just want to avoid overloading your life with chemicals and toxins – you don’t have to take a raincheck on chic with the Mavala Switzerland range. Desert nomad vibes are buzzing in its new six colour selection, all fashion forward, and best of all, in a safe and healthy formula.

Housed in small gold-topped bottles, the Solaris collection explores these warm, and energetic colours. And the best bit is that Mavala Switzerland’s nail polish has been vegan and 8 free since 1962! If you’re not familiar with the term ‘8-free’, that means it contains none of the eight nasties, that is: toluene, parabens, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, rosin, nickel or animal ingredients. So its long lasting, streak-free formula is one of the easiest beauty purchases you can make.

Multi-award winning Mavala Switzerland has 200 shades available online, and curated colour collections available in selected pharmacies nationally.

About the Author


Jessica Ferguson grew up on a nudist health farm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to vegetarian parents, and was raised with ethical consumerism at the forefront of family life. In a small country town in Queensland, these ideals were often viewed as suspicious and against the norm.

While studying a Masters of Teaching, and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Sydney University, Jessica spent many years working part time in modelling and television, where her interests in beauty and fashion developed.

Making a sea change to the NSW Hunter Region earlier in 2019 with her surfer husband and twins in tow, has been a revelation, revealing a vibrant and fresh lifestyle, rich with dynamic and motivated people.

Jessica feels this is an exciting time to grow the vegan voice, as we witness an enlivened global movement towards plant-based lifestyles and social awareness.

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