Pahlish Bad Wolf

Monday, February 24, 2014

 Good morning! Hope you guys are off to a good start this weekend. I had a really fun weekend going to what is basically a knitting and fiber arts convention. It's one of my other hobbies besides nail polish. Anyhoo - today I another polish from the Of Space and Time collection from Pahlish. Pahlish Bad Wolf is a taupe-y nude. I guess I would call it putty. It's got a really cool pink shimmer running through it. Below is 2 coats with top coat.

Pahlish Bad Wolf

Pahlish Bad Wolf

I really like that the shimmer in this isn't hidden. You can definitely see it. It reminds me a little bit of Orly Nite Owl but with pink shimmer instead of I think the silver shimmer that Nite Owl has.

Pahlish Bad Wolf

Pahlish Bad Wolf

This is one of the more subtle shades in the collection and I like it a lot. It's neutral but still unique. Are you a fan of funky neutrals or do you prefer funkier shades? Let me know what you think in the comments. :)

Pahlish Mad Man with a Box

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello again. Look I am posting twice in one week. I am already doing better than I have been for the last few weeks. Let's see if I can keep it up. Today I am showing off another shade from the Of Space and Time collection from Pahlish. Pahlish Mad Man with a Box is a gorgeous deep blue with green undertones. This polish is filled with lots of purple, green and blue microflake glitter. This polish had great pigmentation. I used 2 coats below. It does dry with a somewhat matte finish so you will top coat to get it smooth and shiny.

Pahlish Mad Man with a Box

Pahlish Mad Man with a Box

Pahlish Mad Man with a Box

I can see in my photos that my nails still look a little bumpy. I probably should have added another coat of top coat, but it looked OK to me at the time. And actually, I think it still looks pretty nice even if it is a little bumpy. 

Once again I am really impressed with the Pahlish formula and the uniqueness of this shade. I am really glad I ordered this collection, and am excited to try out the rest. Did anyone else pick up this set? I haven't gotten Part 2 yet but have been eyeing it.  Thank you for stopping by!

Pahlish Lullaby Without End

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hi, everyone! I am sorry it's been so long since my last swatch post. Work's been super crazy and I just haven't had the energy to do a lot of swatching and photo editing in my off time. I am going to try to be better though, because I have lots of fun polishes I want to show you.

This week I have Pahlish Lullaby Without End to show you.  It's from the recent All of Space and Tinne collection. I'm rubbish at describing polishes but this is a bright cherry red that has a somewhat jelly consistency and is full of blue and red glitter. The Pahlish website describes it much better. Here is the description from the website.

Vivid coral red jelly that leans pink with soft shimmer and blue metallic glitter accented with iridescent orange hex.

This polish is really bright and fun. I love that the base isn't super sheer, nor is it so opaque that it obscures the glitters. The finish is just right. I didn't have to do any fishing for glitter. As I said, it's kind of jelly-ish so it's not going to be fully opaque unless you wear another shade underneath or use a lot of layers. I preferred to have that squishy jelly look and used 2 coats for these swatches. It is glitter so you'll need top coat to smooth it out. I think I just needed one coat of top coat. 

sorry this is blurry

Blue and red is one of my favorite combos and I think this polish is gorgeous. It's my first foray into Pahlish and I'm already looking forward to my next order.

Did anyone else pick up this collection? Thanks for vising and have a lovely week!

Stashed (14): China Glaze, Fingerpaints

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hi, guys. I haven't done a Stashed post in a while. I've definitely been buying polish but have been trying to limit myself somewhat. This weekend though Sally Beauty was having their 50% off clearance special and I stopped by to see if there might be anything good. I was lucky because my Sally's actually had a lot of stuff on clearance, which is not usually the case.

Ahhh, love those clearances stickers. :) I've been waiting for the China Glaze holiday collection to go on sale and I was lucky to find a bunch of them at Sally's. After they discount I think they ended up being about $1.79 each. I also picked up a few fun Fingerpaints. If you can tell, on the bottom right I accidentally bought 2 bottles of the same color. D'oh! Oh well. I may give that one to a friend or throw it in a giveaway at some point. 

Sorry I don't have individual shade names for you right now but I am too lazy too look them up at the moment. Did anyone else snag some polishes during the Sally's sale?

Have an awesome week, everyone!

China Glaze Winter Holly

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hi, guys! It's Saturday and I am so, so happy for the weekend. This week has been totally brutal. I just started a new commute and I am spending about 9 more hours in the car driving each week than I used to. It's put a serious damper on my life and blogging. By the time I get home at night I am just too tired to do much of anything. I recently set up a light box but I think I need a stronger light. Pics still seem a little dark to me. So I'll be trying to find another light bulb this weekend.

Today I am showing you China Glaze Winter Holly. I actually wore this over Christmas but forgot to post it. I think this was from last's year's China Glaze holiday collection though I am not sure. Winter Holly full of fine forest green and gold glitter in a clear base. The glitter is all the same size and is pretty dense. Below is 2 coats just over base coat with a top coat to even it all out.

I don't remember this being super gritty though it definitely needs some top coat to get it nice and smooth. I like this one a lot. It's Christmas-y but not overtly so. The glitter was really dense and had good coverage as well.

I know it's not the holidays anymore but I love wearing glitter polishes all year round. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

OPI Animalistic

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hello there! I hope you guys all had a fun weekend. I didn't really do anything too exciting, but it was nice to have some downtime. Today's polish is OPI Animalistic. This came out a year or two ago and was a part of their Muppets collaboration. I have a soft spot for the Muppets and we even named my childhood dog Gonzo. :) I wasn't really interested in this one until I spotted it on a blog sale for $1. I mean, how can I pass up OPI for $1? 

OPI Animalistic

Animalistic is a bright red that leans a little orange with a great glass fleck finish. China Glaze does this finish really well and this one was no exception. I used two coats below without top coat. As you can see, it's still a bit squishy looking, but that's the beauty of a glass fleck glitter. 

OPI Animalistic

OPI Animalistic

I don't think this is the most original color in my collection but I still like it because of the Muppets connection and it's pretty. No real issues with the formula. If you don't already have a color like this, it might be worth a second look. 

Speaking of The Muppets, is anyone else excited about the new Muppets movie? I already have a date with a friend lined up to see it. :)