Fishbowl Friday 056 // Mauve

by - 12/04/2015

Here we are at the end of another week, the beginning of another weekend, and the 56th installment of Fishbowl Friday! The prompt for today is an interesting one, and honestly, I'm not quite sure why I added it into the prompts. Maybe I felt bad for it? I mean, MAUVE does kind of get a bad wrap, doesn't it? For one, there's the confusion over exactly what shade it really is... (a pale purple) and two, it's just one of those hues that gets quickly dismissed because it's present in just about every core polish collection.

I've even done it, I'll admit it. But not today. Today, MAUVE... it's your day! 

Spoiled Thanks A Latte, Sally Hansen Get Down, Zoya Tomoko

Mauve Accent Manicure

Spoiled Thanks A Latte, Sally Hansen Get Down, Zoya Tomoko

Spoiled Thanks A Latte, Sally Hansen Get Down, Zoya Tomoko

Polishes Used: 

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats Sally Hansen Get Down (middle)
3 Coats Spoiled Thanks a Latte (thumb, pointer, pinky)
3 Coats Zoya Tomoko (ring) 
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

So, lately I've really been loving the combination of blush pink with maroon. So, this accent mani was born out of that a little bit. Then, I added Zoya Tomoko for a little bit of texture and sparkle. Because we can't not have sparkle. 

Painting my nails last night definitely made me more than a little bit nostalgic. Spoiled polishes tend to do that to me. I'm not bitter that the line was discontinued, but I'm not over it yet, either. Thanks A Latte applied in three easy coats, thanks to the wider mani-curve brush. I know I used to call it a mop, but I've come to appreciate it over the years! And I'm loooooving the pinky beige color.  

Get Down by Sally Hansen was likely purchased in an attempt to find a Marsala shade. I think. It's definitely too purple for that, but when you're first hunting down Pantone shades, your eyes do wonky things. Formula on this was great, excellent coverage, three easy coats. I like this shade on my nails much better than in the bottle. Love it when that happens! 

And then there's Zoya Tomoko... my absolute go-to for accent manicures. Glitter is always a great option for accent nails, but glitter and texture together? Done and done! 


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