Pahlish releases Buccaneers and Buried Gold Collection for April 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Pahlish is launching their Buccaneers and Buried Gold Collection Sunday, April 5, 2015. This gorgeous limited-edition, five-polish collection is sure to have something for everyone to treasure.

 
This collection is inspired by the adventure novel Treasure Island by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.  
 I had no issues with application. I will get into how many coats and details below. 

Set sail with me and let's go look at the treasures! Oh and check out that pirate packaging!


Sitting in the Apple Barrel is an intense raspberry jelly with a mix of iridescent orange glitters and matte neon yellow glitters. The jelly finish on this provides so much depth - it's amazing. To be honest, I am not a real glitter fan and this polish has me wondering why. This is three coats with a top coat. I could have gotten away with two coats, but the lighting and camera are pretty harsh when it comes to jelly polishes.

Pahlish - Sitting in the Apple Barrel

Pahlish - Sitting in the Apple Barrel

Pahlish - Sitting in the Apple Barrel

Billy Bones is a neutral tan with a mix of soft violet-blue shimmer and ultrachrome flakes. The added shimmer and flakes simply make this polish extra special. It kind of reminds me of the old paper the pirates used for their hidden treasure maps. Not that I have seen one of course, but this is what I think it would look like. I had no issues with application and this is two coats with a top coat. 

Pahlish - Billy Bones

Pahlish - Billy Bones

Pahlish - Billy Bones

Tropical Island Treasure is a bright aqua cream with tiny bronze flakes. The flakes don't seem very obvious in the bottle. But they definitely set the tone on the nail. This may be my favorite of the collection. This is two coats with a top coat.
Pahlish - Tropical Island Treasure

Pahlish - Tropical Island Treasure

Pahlish - Tropical Island Treasure
Sailing the Hispaniola is a rich ocean blue with a soft and subtle linear holographic finish. This vivid blue is stunning. The holographic shimmer is subtle in indoor lighting, but the shimmer is kicked up a couple of notches in the sunshine. The swatches below are in indoor, artificial lighting. This is two coats with a top coat.
Pahlish - Sailing the Hispaniola

Pahlish - Sailing the Hispaniola

Pahlish - Sailing the Hispaniola
And in the sunlight - although I need to emphasize that this is late afternoon sunlight, which makes the photos a bit warm.

Pahlish - Sailing the Hispaniola

Pahlish - Sailing the Hispaniola

Cape Coast Castle is a deep turquoise jelly with a mix of holographic violet glitters and green sparks. This jelly polish has an amazing dimension and the shimmer and glitter seem to float in the depth of the polish. This is three coats with a top coat. Once again, I could have gotten away with two coats, but decided to go with three. 

Pahlish - Cape Coast Castle

Pahlish - Cape Coast Castle

Pahlish - Cape Coast Castle

So which treasure will you be hunting for?


"Buccaneers and Buried Gold" will be available at 7 p.m. central, on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at www.pahlish.com

Pahlish's creations are 5-free and do not contain formaldehyde resin or camphor.

Follow Pahlish on Facebook and Instagram @Pahlish to get current information and some sneak peeks of upcoming releases.

These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently. 

Amp it up with a neon leopard print using China Glaze Electric Nights

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


The newest China Glaze Collection "Electric Nights" screams for some neon nail art. So I used a few of them in a neon leopard print.

I used Red-y to Rave, Home Sweet House Music, Daisy Know My Name, Liquid Leather and White on White to create this amped up leopard print. (Liquid Leather and White on White are part of previous China Glaze collections. You can see swatches of the collection on my previous post here.

This is a relatively easy nail art look to achieve. I have a tutorial of it that I previously posted here. One thing I can say is my photos have improved immensely. This tutorial was posted a couple of years ago. It's still one of my favorite nail art looks.

China Glaze - Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

China Glaze - Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

China Glaze - Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

China Glaze® Electric Nights April 2015 is available at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply for about $7.50. 
For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).  
These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently.


 

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