Saturday, 27 November 2010

E.L.F Mod Mauve

I've had this polish in my drawer for months now but have never worn it because I was so disappointed with the way it looks IRL compared to the swatch on the website. After looking at a few other people's swatches (herehere and here) I'm starting to think I got a dud bottle. I can only describe it as muddy red.
I was appalled at this colour when I first applied it but it's growing on me now. I don't really have anything else like this in my collection - probably because it's kind of 'blah' and wouldn't stand out to me if I saw it on a shop shelf - so I'm not going to throw it away but it won't be a polish that I pick out very often. I can't even think of any occasions when this would be a good shade to wear.

It was really hard to pick colours to match for the nail art but I think I picked some good ones which have helped in making me like this colour a bit better.

It's weird to see a picture of my nails upside down like this but I thought I'd shake things up a bit today and take some photos from different angles. I'm very particular and normally like uniformity but I realise the front on pictures everyday get a bit same-y so I'll be trying some more exciting shots from now on. 

Konad Plate: BM03
Base Colour: E.L.F - Mod Mauve
Konad Colour: Sally Hansen Chrome - Amber
L'Oreal LaquiResist 837 for the hearts
Top Coat of GOSH


  1. i actually like the color. :) im glad it's growing on you :D

  2. Its not my kind of colour but with your stamping it looks nice :) xo

  3. you're right, this doesn't seem the coulor it is supposed to be at all! I own this one, and I LOVE it, but I just love almost all dusty cremes.
    I swatched it on my blog (come and have a look if you like!) and I have to say they look as they were two completely different colors... quite strange O.o

  4. i wouldnt pick this out but I like it!

  5. :) I really liked what you did with this color! The design and accent colors came out really lovely!

  6. In some light mine looks like yours, but sometimes it seems much more purple.

  7. I love the pattern!!
    The colours is so beautiful on the ELF!

  8. I agree, sometimes it is really hard to find colors that match for stamping, but you did an amazing job here. I just love the colors you picked. And the last picture is really pretty =)

  9. I don't go for the muddy colors too! You can use it from time to time for stamping an such. Just gotta figure out the colors to match it. The stamping you did looks pretty good.


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