Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Indie Brand: Pahlish Swatches and Review

I have another indie brand to show you guys today: Pahlish. I have heard a lot of buzz around this brand and finally got three of their polishes: Great Wide Open, Train Underwater, and Typewriter Keys.

Pahlish: Great Wide Open, Typewriter Keys, Train Underwater

Great Wide Open is a glitter top coat with a mix of white and multi-coloured glitter in a variety of shapes (hex, round, diamond, square, bar) in various sizes. This is the kind of polish that would probably look good with any base colour. The formula was a little thicker than I like and the glitter takes some effort to place. A tip for applying chunky glitters is to go over missed spots with the brush without dipping it back in the bottle. There's usually a lot of glitter on the brush and this helps place it over the missed spots. I used 2 coats of Great Wide Open over 3 coats of A-England Iseult, topped with 1 thick coat of Poshe:

Pahlish - Great Wide Open

Train Underwater is a sheer blue base with blue and purple glitter and holo shimmer. The consistency of the formula was perfect and didn't need any additional effort to apply. To bring out the blue base, I got a little help from 2 coats of Revlon Royal underneath. Train Underwater dries to a glossy finish and I skipped the top coat entirely.

Pahlish - Train Underwater

Typewriter Keys is a clear base with black and white shredded glitter with green and blue iridescent glitter. This was my favourite of the three, mainly because of how unique it looks! The formula was slightly thick and I had to fiddle with the glitter application a little. I used 2 coats of Typewriter Keys over 2 coats of A-England Galahad, topped with 1 coat of Poshe:

Pahlish - Typewriter Keys

Overall, I find Pahlish polishes very unique and fun. I cannot wait to try Typrwriter Keys over a coral creme. The only issue I had with these polishes is the extremely long dry time, even with QDTC (quick-dry-top-coat). It took foreveeer for Great Wide Open to dry on my nails, I have no idea why! I would recommend using these when you don't have to rush out of the house anytime soon. Other than that, this brand is full of creativity and perfect combinations! I bought these 3 polishes from their shop on Llarowe and they also have a store on Etsy.

- The Manicurette

12 comments:

  1. Great polishes! I have to check if they deliver to Europe (Germany) as well. :)

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    1. Thank you! I believe Llarowe ships internationally? I hope they do so you can try these great polishes!

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  2. Train Underwater is my favorite :)

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  3. Great Wide Open is so fun! The colour of the glitter reminds me of paint splotches.

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    1. Thanks Vicky!! You're right, it really does! It's like a glitterbomb exploded on my nails :D

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  4. Fabulous! Train Underwater looks amazing on your nails. I also like the base you used for GWO!

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    1. Thanks!! I want to try GWO on a darker base too. The one you did with the red NOPI was amazing!

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  5. I loooove the first one! I have to try these indie polishes!!

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    1. Thanks Leah!! You're in U.S. so you can save on shipping hehe! I think you should treat yourself to some Indies in November ;)

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    1. Pictures don't do this one justice..it's so pwetty :D

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