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.


Girly Bits shimmer, holo or matte? Take a look

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Today's post is all about Girly Bits. I have three of her newest polishes and a matte top coat to share with you.

Girly Bits is an indie polish that is created in Canada. Her shades are fresh and her formulas are usually spot on. I know these polishes applied wonderfully. 

Let's take a look.

Let's Do This! is a rusty orange subtle shimmery holographic polish with red to yellow shifting flakes, tiny purple flakies, gold flakies and red micro glitter. This polish was created in collaboration with Jen from The Jedi Wife for her 3 Year Blogiversary. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no issues with application.

Here it is in sunlight.

Girly Bits - Let's Do This!

Girly Bits - Let's Do This!

And in indoor lighting.

Girly Bits - Let's Do This!

Snafu is an ivory nude linear holographic, with soft gold shimmer, teal flakies and iridescent turquoise flecks. It was created in collaboration with Nicole from Nail Polish Wars for her Three Year Blogiversary. This is three coats with a top coat. I had no issues with application.

Here is Snafu in sunlight.

Girly Bits - Snafu

Girly Bits - Snafu
 
And in indoor lighting.

Girly Bits - Snafu

Is That A Shillelagh In Your Pocket? is a medium brown linear holographic polish, with green to gold shifting shimmer. This gorgeous brown is my favorite of these polishes. This is three coats with a top coat. I had no issues with application.

Isn't is gorgeous in the sun?

Girly Bits - Is That A Shillelagh In Your Pocket?

Girly Bits - Is That A Shillelagh In Your Pocket?


It's pretty spectacular in indoor lighting too.

Girly Bits - Is That A Shillelagh In Your Pocket?


Give your mani a matte finish with Polish Matte'rs Top Coat. It gave Let's Do This! with a gorgeous matte finish with one coat. I can't wait to use this to create more mesmerizing matte manis.

Girly Bits - Polish Matte'rs over Let's Do This

Girly Bits - Polish Matte'rs over Let's Do This

Girly Bits - Polish Matte'rs over Let's Do This

Which one of these gorgeous polishes are you going to snag?

All Girly Bits Nail Lacquer are:

  • hand blended and poured
  • B3 Free [meaning free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP)]
  • made using the highest quality mica, pigments and glitter
  • in a standard 15mL bottle
  • kept mixed by two stainless steel beads
  • NEVER tested on animals
  • Made in Canada.
These polishes can be purchased from Girly Bits or from the following e-tailers:
Follow Girly Bits on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with new collections.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

China Glaze Electric Nights Collection Amps up the Neon

Monday, March 23, 2015



China Glaze is adding a bit of a beat to the spring and summer season with the Electric Nights Collection.

Twelve electrifying polishes will add a spark to those summer days... and nights. 

These neon crèmes and glitter top coats will be sure to amp up your manicure. So let's take a look at these fun vibrant polishes. 

Let's start with a water marble created with some of these bright bombshells. I marbled over China Glaze White on White.



China Glaze Electric Nights Water Marble Nail Art

Now let's move on to the swatches. All of these except for DJ Blue My Mind and Plur-ple are swatched over white. I decided after swatching those two that I wanted to show you how vibrant they can really be. But even without a white base coat, they are pretty bright. I have not used top coat with any of these swatches and the shine is amazing.

Violet-Vibes is an ultra-violet purple crème. This vibrant purple shade leans a lot toward a violet orchid. This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Violet-Vibes
Plur-Ple* is a vibrant blue-purple crème. It reminds me of Violet from the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This is two coats on it's own. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Plur-ple
Glow with the Flow* is an ultra bright baby pink crème polish. This shocking pink is perfect. I can't wait to wear this to an outdoor event. Talk about eye-catching! This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Glow with the Flow
Red-y to Rave* is an unstoppable neon red crème that has a strong orange tone. I love this bright shade. This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Red-y to Rave
Home Sweet House Music* is an electrifying neon orange crème. This shocking orange will be perfect for those days you want a little bit of power on your nails.
This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Home Sweet House Music
Daisy Know My Name? is a vivid Hi-light yellow crème. It looks just like a yellow hi-lighter. This will be amazing with nail art or on its own. Be sure to amp your your manicure with this stunning yellow. This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Daisy Know My Name
DJ Blue My Mind is a vivid crème that is a bright robin's egg blue. It's extremely bright, even without a white base coat. This is two coats. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind
UV Meant to Be is a tranquil baby blue crème. It is lighter than the other blue, but the hue and color are amazing. This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze UV Meant to Be
Treble Maker is a glowing green crème that really does appear to glow. This glowy shade is sure to look great against that sun-kissed skin. This is two coats over China Glaze White on White. I had no issues with application.

China Glaze Treble Maker
Point Me to the Party is a glitter top coat with neon green, orange, pink and blue matte multi-size glitter. I have it on here over Glow With The Flow. The glitter was not hard to apply and rested flat against the nail.

China Glaze Point Me To The Party

China Glaze Point Me To The Party

China Glaze Let the Beat Drop
Let the Beat Drop is a glitter top coat with hot orange and pink matte multi-size glitter. I have it on here over White on White. The glitter was not hard to apply and rested flat against the nail. I love the vibrant glitters in these top coats.


China Glaze Let the Beat Drop
 China Glaze Let the Beat Drop

Can I Get An Untz Untz is a glitter top coat with cool neon blue, violet and green matte multi-size glitter. I have it on here over White on White. The glitter was not hard to apply and rested flat against the nail. Look at those amazing colors.

China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz

Can I Get An Untz Untz

China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz
(*Also available in Gelaze® Gel-n-Base in One™ formula)

The Electric Nights collection marks the first time four key shades will launch simultaneously in Gelaze® Gel-n-Base in One™ gel polish as open stock colors and a four-piece set: Red-y to Rave, Home Sweet House Music, Plur-Ple and Glow with the Flow. Electric Nights will also feature four limited edition “Tips & Toes” two-piece sets of China Glaze® and Gelaze® shades – Gelaze® for manicures and the matching China Glaze® shade for pedicures.

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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