Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pahlish ~ Blood of the Mountain


Pahlish ~ Blood of the Mountain
Garnet red holographic with gold and pink metallic microflakes

Let me show you a new favourite polish of mine: Blood of the Mountain. It’s deep red, it’s holographic and it’s got microflakes in it.

Formula was good and I had zero problems with application. Drying time was faster than average (great!!). It looked good in real life after two coats, but my camera annoyingly observes and points out all the little irregularities, so I applied a third layer after having checked the two layers-pics. The polish dries up a little bit gritty, so I applied a layer of Poshé topcoat to smooth things out. That works!

And girls, this polish is everything I thought it would be!

Take a look at three coats and one layer of topcoat. The pic is taken with flash to show off the holo effect:


I absolutely love the look of this:


And the last picture taken with flash:



I also took some pictures in my light box. Here’s what that looks like:


Can you see all the little flakes? They look as if they’re glowing.


Here’s one last shot:


Girls, I didn’t do anything with this, I just kept it as it was. It’s that good! I love this polish, it’s vampy and sparkly at the same time, and I just kept staring at my nails!

I think I’ve found myself a new favourite red holographic!


Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Overall impression: Fantastic polish!
Buy again: Definitely


Friday, February 21, 2014

Pahlish ~ ? and Sleep to Dream



Today I’ve got another couple of Pahlish polishes to show you. First one up is:
Pahlish ~ ?
Pink base with blue and pink glitter in various sizes and shapes
This polish hasn’t got a name, because it’s a prototype I bought in the Pahlish webshop. It’s not a polish that’s usually up for sale, it’s an experiment, so to speak.
The formula is good and the glitters spread out without having to dab them around on the nails. Drying time between each coat is average. Pigmentation is fine – it takes two coats to make this look good.
And here is what it looks like. Two coats and a layer of topcoat:
The blue glitters look really good in the pink, don’t you think?
I don’t think I’ve seen this pink/blue combination of colours before, but I like it!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Durability: Yep, it works
Overall impression: It’s nice to see a colour combo that isn’t seen every day
Buy again: Probably Irrelevant – I can’t even if I wanted to :D
Next polish up is:
Pahlish ~ Sleep to Dream
Wine jelly packed with yellow, copper, peach, and violet shimmers
I like deep, vampy colours, especially if they flash their real colour and don’t just look black. Sleep to Dream is such a vampy colour.
The formula is good and it took two coats to make this opaque. Drying time between each coat is pretty average. I considered a third coat for a moment for the camera; it is a jelly after all. But two coats worked, so that’s great.
Here’s what it looks like; Two coats, no topcoat:
I love the shimmers in this polish. The colour combo is great, and they show their hues really nicely.
I stamped on it to lighten it up a bit. I used a Fauxnad stamping plated called W217 and I used Gosh Holographic Hero as my stamping polish. Here’s what that ended up looking like:
I really like the look of this! Holographic Hero is a great stamping polish for sure!
Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Durability: Good
Overall impression: Mmm, deep, vampy, beautiful!
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pahlish ~ Train Underwater & ?



Today I’ve got a couple of Pahlish polishes to show you. First one up is:
Pahlish ~ Train Underwater
Blue jelly with blue and green glitters in various shapes
The formula is really good on this. In fact it’s probably the jelly with the best formula I’ve ever tried on! Mind you, I’m not a huge fan of jellies as a rule, but I do like the effect that looks like the glitters are floating around in the base. But as I said, Train Underwater has a great consistency. The polish is easy to work with and covers well. I’d say that two coats is enough if you’re not a blogger with a serious camera that picks up every little detail. But since I am a blogger with such a camera, I used three coats for these pictures. Drying time between coats is good, no worries there.
And it is pretty too – what a bonus!

Here’s three coats, and a layer of topcoat:
I really like the mix of blue and green glitters!
I don’t understand the train reference, but it’s easy to guess why the polish is called something with “under water”, isn’t it?
Yes, I like this polish a lot, it’s definitely a keeper! Is it also a polish for you?
Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Fast
Durability: -
Overall impression: Great jelly, so easy to work with
Buy again: Probably not – I have so many blues by now
Next polish up is:
Pahlish ~ ?
Green
jelly with blue, green and gold glitters and bars in various shapes and sizes
This polish is a prototype I bought in Pahlish’ shop. It hasn’t got a name because it’s not a polish they have for sale; my guess is that they only made this one. I bought two prototypes, and the rule is that you don’t know what colour you get. I wasn’t at all dissatisfied with this colour. I like both blues and greens.
This jelly acts exactly like jellies usually do. I find it difficult to make it look good, to be honest. I used three coats, and couldn’t have got away with any less than that. Drying time is average. I wonder why polishes from the same manufacturers don’t have the same drying time! That’s weird in my opinion!
But anyway – this is three coats plus a layer of topcoat:
Yes, it looks pretty nice, doesn’t it?
It reminds me of dark and mysterious water. It’s a nice thought.
It looks good but the formula puts me off. I’ll probably see if I can find it a better home. Maybe it’ll end up a place where they even find a name for it ;)
Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Average
Durability: -
Overall impression: I love the way it looks, but I’m not a fan of the formula
Buy again: No
That’s the two Pahlish polishes I chose to show you today. I’ve got two more in stock for you in a couple of days. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Musical Mani Monday, week 1: Marina and the Diamonds: Radioactive



Welcome to the first week of my new music challenge. I’ve chosen a number of songs that I want to translate into nail art. I may let the lyrics inspire me, the video or even the name of the song.
First song up is Marina and the Diamonds with “Radioactive”. The song is from the the deluxe edition of her second studio album, Electra Heart from 2012. Her real name is Marina Lambrini Diamandis and she is from Wales.
Here’s what I came up with:
Pretty, no? I want to show you what inspired me:
Red shirt with white stars – I love that. And the sprinkled on glitter on my tips represents the diamonds in the band name. I think it’s cool.
Allow me to break the mani down for you.
I started out with two coats of Thunderous Sparks from Pahlish. That’s a Rich cherry red jelly base with a mix of red metallic glitter and various pink/violet shimmers and flakes – I love it!
Two coats, sweet ladies, and a layer of Poshé topcoat:


This polish is so me!


It’s like kryptonite! Be still my heart!
Did I mention that I love this polish?
Then I stamped the stars on. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”, my default white stamping polish, and I found the stars on a XL plate called “K – Holiday Designs”. I didn’t add another layer of topcoat just yet.
I love the way the polish sparkles from within and the stars just makes it prettier!
One more shot, I just couldn’t stop taking picture of it!
Then I sponged the glittery “diamonds” on. I used a silver glitter from German P2, “Let’s Dance!” I finished the whole thing off with another layer of Poshé topcoat, and here’s my final mani:
I obviously don’t know if you’ve heard Radioactive, but here’s the video anyway, in case you want to check it out.
That was the first challenge in my Music Mani Monday. Stay tuned next week to see how I interpret Boy George’s Karma Chameleon! 
Let's see if others decided to join this challenge: 
Music Mani Monday 1: February 17
Marina and the Diamonds: Radioactive
1. k-orom.blogspot.hu/2014/02/musical-mani-challenge-radioactive.htmlSzilvia  2. www.chakalacquer.dk/?p=691Chakalacquer.dk  3. rainbowifyme.blogspot.dk/2014/02/musical-mani-monday-week-1-marina-and.htmlRainbowify Me  

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pahlish ~ Blood of the Mountain


Pahlish ~ Blood of the Mountain
Garnet red holographic with gold and pink metallic microflakes
Let me show you a new favourite polish of mine: Blood of the Mountain. It’s deep red, it’s holographic and it’s got microflakes in it.
Formula was good and I had zero problems with application. Drying time was faster than average (great!!). It looked good in real life after two coats, but my camera annoyingly observes and points out all the little irregularities, so I applied a third layer after having checked the two layers-pics. The polish dries up a little bit gritty, so I applied a layer of Poshé topcoat to smooth things out. That works!
And girls, this polish is everything I thought it would be!
Take a look at three coats and one layer of topcoat. The pic is taken with flash to show off the holo effect:
I absolutely love the look of this:
And the last picture taken with flash:
I also took some pictures in my light box. Here’s what that looks like:
Can you see all the little flakes? They look as if they’re glowing.
Here’s one last shot:
Girls, I didn’t do anything with this, I just kept it as it was. It’s that good! I love this polish, it’s vampy and sparkly at the same time, and I just kept staring at my nails!
I think I’ve found myself a new favourite red holographic!
Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Overall impression: Fantastic polish!
Buy again: Definitely

You can buy Pahlish polishes from Edgy Polish
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20 comments:

  1. Interesting name for such a beautiful polish. Somtimes I don't understand how people come up with such polish names. In my latest post I have too o polish with a stupid name I don't understand. Well, OK, about your swatch, I like this vampy, glittery polish, it's edgy yet feminin too!

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    1. I must admit, that I'm also somewhat puzzled over how they come up with the names. Especially OPI is really weird with their names, imo :)
      And thanks! I really like this polish too :)

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  2. Repeat after me: "I do not like this polish, in fact I hate it - but my friend Maria would love, love, love it, so I will send it to her" - say it at least 100 times - pleaaaase :D

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    1. I love this polish, it gets to stay with me forever!
      I love this polish, it gets to stay with me forever!
      I love this polish, it gets to stay with me forever!
      I love this polish, it gets to stay with me forever!

      :D

      Sorry sweetness :)

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  3. Since I'm not a big fan of reds - but this burgundy is really precious! The shimmer in it is stunning!

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    1. I'm crazy about this polish, I think it's spectacular, so I'm glad you like it too :)

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  4. Wow, that is gorgeous! absolutely beautiful. I love it ! *.* <3

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    1. Me too! It's stunningly beautiful! :) <3

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  5. Very vampy shade. Great holo shinmers :)

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    1. Thank you - this polish is SO me, so I'm glad you like it too :)

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  6. I love this too! The holo is gorgeous!

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    1. Isn't it just! A new favourite of mine! :)

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  7. It looks fantastic!! I am so happy I just ordered som bottles for my shop :)

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    1. Good that you did, because I'm sure it's going to sell out fast :)

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