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My Favorite Purple Nail Polish

Scotch Thistle Nail Polish

Today for Makeup Wars we’re sharing our favorite Pantone Purple. I have to admit that I’ve decided to cheat a bit, because I actually find such a bright purple to be a bit difficult to wear as a manicure color. Scotch Thistle is much more subdued.

Ultra Violet is a fun color, but it really only works in nail polish or maybe as an accent eye color. Maybe as an eye liner. But this is really a statement color, and I don’t think it is easy to pull this color off if you’re a mature and responsible adult.

Flora 1761 in Scotch Thistle

So I thought I would share my favorite purple nail polish for fall, Flora 1761 in Scotch Thistle, a muted dusty purple.

Flora 1761 is a new brand to me. The brand is vegan, cruelty free and made in the USA. It is free of 8 chemicals frequently found in nail polish as well. I found the polish to be well pigmented, 2 coats provided full coverage and applied very easily. I was very impressed with the wear, it easily has lasted 5 days without chips (and 2 of those days I was at work). I used my usual base coat of Orly Bonder and top coat Seche Vite.

What’s your favorite way to incorporate purple into your look this spring?

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 3.5.18
    Courtney said:

    So excited to see it’s a cruelty free and vegan brand. That dusty mauve is pretty.

  2. 3.5.18
    Erika said:

    Flora 1761 is a new brand to me and Scotch Thistle is a beautiful shade. I’m impressed by the wear time you report, too.

  3. 3.5.18

    That is such a pretty polish! It is such an infinitely wearable purple!

  4. 3.5.18
    Kathryne said:

    That’s a nice color for the nails. I am intrigued to try it

  5. 3.5.18
    Brooke said:

    The Flora is so pretty! A perfect representation!