Friday, September 9, 2016

Pahlish Ode to Fall Collection, Something Vague - September 2016 Duo, Valve House & El Topo Petit: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi everyone! I have some new Pahlish to share today. These will all be released on Sunday, September 11th at 7 pm CST in Pahlish's shop and available throughout this month. 

Ode to Fall Collection:

Pahlish Cinnamon Apples
Two coats
Apple red jelly with purple, green, and gold ultra-chrome flakes and shimmer
I am so ready for fall red polishes and this is a stunner. Application is really good, the formula is about the same for all the four in the set, so I will do a copy and paste type of response; two thin coats for coverage. 

Pahlish Cozy Sweater
Two coats
Royal purple jelly with ultra-chrome flakes, iridescent glitter, and violet & holographic shimmer
I would love to have a sweater that looks like this polish, not sparkly because, you know, maybe not so 80's throwback but the colors of the flakes in the pretty purple base are wonderful. Two thin coats for coverage. 

Pahlish Hoodies, Leaves, & S'mores
Two coats
Blackened olive jelly with iridescent glitter, ultra-chrome flakes, and violet-pink shimmer
I can be indifferent to green colors sometimes but this is so rich looking, with all the flakes and shimmer and such. The jelly base allows the extra detailing to really shine through. Two thin coats for coverage. 

Pahlish Pumpkin Patch
Three coats
Espresso jelly with orange iridescent glitter and scattered holographic pigment
This may be my favorite of the four though, it's a perfect fall polish. All you need is a pumpkin spice latte in your hand and you are set! This was slightly less opaque that then others, so I applied three thin coats. 

Something Vague September 2016 Duo:

Pahlish Breath in the Air 
Two coats 
Violet gray creme
I keep bringing up the season in this post but I do think it affects how I feel about colors. I can tell that I am ready for duskier colors right now because in the beginning of summer I may not have liked this shade as much as I do now. It's subtle but nicely done. Formula is great, two coats for coverage and it self levels beautifully. 

Pahlish Hang Like a Star
Layered over Breath in the Air 
Clear base with  ultra-chrome flakes, holographic & violet-purple shimmer
If you want a little extra something special, than this topper is perfect. It goes on easily though I did two thin coats to get the amount of coverage shown below. 

September Monthly Charity Polish:

Pahlish Valve House
Three coats
Charcoal grey scattered holographic with purple & orange iridescent glitter plus purple shimmer
This month's charity polish benefits Friends of Radnor Lake, whose mission is "To protect, preserve and promote the natural integrity of Radnor Lake through land acquisition, environmental education and park support."
I love that Pahlish is choosing a local charity and that by purchasing this polish, you are making an impact in the community and area that they live in. The polish itself is lovely, it's a little sheer in color but you can really see the iridescent glitter bits and the holo sparkle. Application was similar to the Ode to Fall collection, so three thin coats for coverage. 

Pahlish El Topo Petit 
Two coats
Milk chocolate creme with red micro-flakes
This is an updated version for 2016, the original version from 2013 was darker and more slate gray in coloring, though they have the similar red flake shimmer. I didn't think to do apply matte topcoat but I bet it would look amazing with matte. 



*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*


  1. I love this set, Hoodies, Leaves, & S'mores and Cinnamon Apples just glow, and Pumpkin Patch is such a me shade.


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