Autumn’s Allure And A High School Boyfriend

It is still wickedly hot here in Central Florida.  Not one iota of a glimpse that Fall is on its way.  This used to be the time of year when we would head back to school.  Even though I wasn’t happy about going back, I did love getting finished in May.

Fall is full of wistful memories of going to high school football games.  My boyfriend played on the team our senior year.  I still remember seeing him on the field.  And even though we were not dating anymore, I felt a sense of pride and delight seeing my sweet boyfriend suited up.

Even back then I was drawn to autumn and fall colors.  This polish would definitely have won me over…

 This is Finger Paints “Autumn Allure”, from their 2010 fall collection.

When I saw “Autumn Allure” from this collection at Sally’s, I wasn’t as smitten with it as I thought I would be.  In fact, I almost bought all of them but this one.  Then the OCD in me felt I had to have the complete selection.  I gave Autumn Allure a chance, unlike I did for my high school sweetie.

The sunny window sheds some light on the subject but, it sort of washes it out.  This is quite dark in the bottle and that didn’t seem to translate onto the nail.  In the bottle it’s a dusty, way dark mauve that has a silver shimmer to it.  On nails, it’s just a medium tone mauve.  Maybe like a light raisin color.

That poor damaged ring finger.  It is, though, coming around now.  This photo taken outdoors, is quite true to how it presented in real life.  It has a bit of spice to it, so it has some personality.

And besides having some rough cuticles, I ended up liking Autumn Allure quite a bit.  It did need two coats and I have Seche on top.  If you have ever tried Finger Paints, this one applies well and is the standard quality of Finger Paints.

And with that, I am happy I got this color.  It ended up being one I liked quite well.  I’m glad I gave it a chance.  And, that’s quite unlike what I did for my high school boyfriend.  He was a sweet boyfriend, I just didn’t know how to be a sweet girlfriend.  Hmmmm…wistful memories from Autumn’s past.

Have you seen these new fall Finger Paints?  Would you give a polish a second chance?  Ever find a polish, hesitate to get it, got it and glad you did?  Do you miss the days of high school football and sweet boyfriends?