Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pahlish August 2016 Out of Oz Collection Swatches and Review: Yellow Brick Road

Pahlish Yellow Brick Road (2 coats)

Hi guys! This week is flying by, and I'm not complaining one bit. We have family in town again this week, but this time it's my in-laws. My plan for this weekend is to sleep the whole time and I'm 100% ok with that. Tonight I have a polish that is unfortunately sold out right now. I doubt that it's going to be restocked, but you may be able to find it in a destash.

No Wizard of Oz collection would be complete without an ode to the yellow brick road! To be honest, it can be a bit hard to find a really good yellow polish. They can easily clash with skintones and be hard to apply. There's just something about the yellow pigment that notoriously makes polishes thick and streaky. Pahlish's Yellow Brick Road is a deepened yellow gold jelly with tons of silver (or gold? It's hard to tell) flakes and holographic shimmer. I wish this was still in stock because I think everyone needs it. It even sparkles in low or indoor light. It was extremely opaque for a jelly, and I used 2 easy coats for the photos above. Find out more about Pahlish on their websiteInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pahlish Out of Oz Collection Swatches and Review: Munchkinland

Pahlish Munchkinland (3 coats)

Hi guys, how was your weekend? My family was in town so we went shopping and hung out. Tonight I have a polish from Pahlish that is still on sale now. Unfortunately the other ones I bought are currently sold out, so I figured I'd show the one for sale first. Oh, and if you want some really cool Halloween polishes, check out the Pahlish website now! 

Ok, I love The Wizard of Oz. I watched that movie every single Sunday when I was a kid. The bright colors and fun characters beg to be made into polishes, and the indie brand Pahlish made that happen. Munchkinland is an ivory crelly with subtle copper/bronze flakes and shimmer. It's not a chalky white color by any means, it's more of a soft white color. I honestly don't know how this is inspired by Munchkinland, but it's still a pretty polish. The first coat was slightly streaky, but it built up well on the second. Depending on how thick your coats are, you may be able to get away with 2 coats, but I needed 3.

You can still get this polish on the Pahlish website for $10. I know they have restocks every Sunday at 7 PM CST so keep your eye out for those. Find out more about Pahlish on their websiteInstagram, and Facebook page

Friday, October 14, 2016

September For the Love of Polish Box Swatches and Reviews Part II

Hi guys, TGIF! No Nibs & Nails this week, but expect it next Friday for sure. Tonight I have the other 2 polishes in September's For the Love of Polish Box which feature Polished for Days and Illyrian Polish. This is my first time trying the increasingly popular Illyrian Polish, and so far I'm really impressed. Follow me after the break for my thoughts.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

September For the Love of Polish Box Swatches and Review: Ever After Polish in The Pumpkin King

Ever After Polish The Pumpkin King (2 coats)

Hi guys! Things may be a little slower on the blog this week because I'm still recuperating from my travels to Denver. You may notice that I've been really enjoying the indie brand Polished For Days lately, and I just had to buy their monthly box called For the Love of Polish. Two brands are featured every month (Polished For Days and Illyrian Polish) with a monthly guest. September's featured guest was Ever After Polish, and boy did they knock their polish out of the park! The monthly trio retails for $27 plus shipping with only a 48 hr pre-order. 

The Pumpkin King from Ever After Polish is a grey holographic color with loads of bronze and gold ultrachrome flakes. Even with the diffused lighting you can see how holo this one is. I was expecting to have to use 3 coats for this one. I'm happy to report that this was more opaque than I expected and it needed just 2 easy coats. Unfortunately this is no longer for sale, but be sure to check out November's box which should be releasing towards the beginning of the month. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Polished For Days Summer 2016 Sea Nymphs Collection Swatches and Review: Neso

Polished For Days Neso (2 coats)

Hi guys! I was in Denver this weekend and was unable to post until today. Denver was beautiful, but the elevation really gave me some bad headaches. We were away during the hurricane that hit North Carolina (and several other states), but luckily the worst part of the storm didn't hit our town. My thoughts are with those affected by Matthew. A few weeks ago Polished For Days had a discount code so I just had to make an order. I only bought 1 color from the summer collection named after Nereid Sea Nymphs.

Neso is the Nereid for islands and is a coral crelly with purple and blue ultrachrome flakes and violet shimmer. I love the color combination, and don't have anything quite like it. I think Polished For Days makes some of the best flake polishes out there, so if you haven't tried them, give them a chance. Despite being a crelly, Neso had good coverage and only needed 2 coats for full opacity.

Neso retails for $11, but keep your eye out for periodic sales on their social media pages.

Polished For Days