Is it Fall Yet? A Tale of Two Mauves
It's the middle of September, so you know what that means... Hot, muggy weather. At least that's the case here in San Diego. We've heard that other places in the world have these things called "seasons" and "sweater weather." In honor of these myths, we've decided to forgo summery hot pink, bright orange, and sparkly purple for our nails this week. Instead, we'll be rocking some autumnal hotness.
So, what to do? Burnt orange? Silver gray? Leafy brown? NOPE! We're going mauve, like the genteel ladiez that we are.
Rather than stick to a single color, we went with two mauves, both created by Zoya.
This very pretty color is nearly a taupe. A good bit of lavender and gray, but with just enough red to keep it from looking brown. Two coats did it for us. No sparkle or shimmer in this polish, simply a straightforward solid with smooth coverage.
Charity is called a purple on the Zoya website, but this reads as more of a dusty rose to us. The gold shimmer is subtle enough to keep it classy while adding a touch of oomph. Again, two coats were plenty and the application was smooth and even.
Now that our nails are done, we're going to find some air conditioning so we can stop sweating. Here's a very cool cat in case you're hot, too:
(By the way, it's super weird to put pictures of your toes on the internet. SUPER weird.)
(Also, we aren't sponsored in any way by Zoya, but we would totally take their money and/or free nail polish and/or an offer to create polishes inspired by the Smart Animals. Smart Cat would love for you to adorn your toesies with her signature purple.)