Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pahlish Patisserie de Pahlish - My Picks

 purchased by me 

The deeper you get into a polish addiction, the more appealing indies start to look.  I don't think my love for drugstore and salon polishes will ever die, but my indie love is growing.  Pahlish gets a good chunk of that love.  Their collections come and go fairly quickly, but it keeps the selection fresh.  Today I've got three from last month's Patisserie de Pahlish collection.  The creams from this collection are (probably) discontinued, but Shannon told me the toppers will be back in a future restock.  That's great news, because you need them.  Seriously.  Look at them...

Guimauve a la Framboise has a mix of copper and pink flakes and smaller pink microfleck in a clear base.

over Pistache

Ugh.  I can't handle this.  Too pretty.  How great will Framboise look in autumn manis?  There was no way I was gonna pass this one up.  The formula's good too.  This is just one coat of the topper.  The base is a bit thick, but it keeps the flakes in suspension well.  That's what really matters.

over Pistache, with Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat

Pistache is a muted sage green cream.

I talked myself down to just one of the creams, but it wasn't easy!  Pistache was the must-have for me.  I's green.  This is my first Pahlish cream, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  The formula is thin, but workable.  Pale shades like this can be trouble, but Pistache evened out well in three coats.

Guimauve a la Violette has predominantly blue, purple, and silver flakes in a clear base.

over Essie Off Tropic

I know it's spring and we're supposed to be all about blooming flowers and chirping birds and all of that...but I'm at it again...I'm looking at Violette and dreaming of icy, wintry nails.  The formula is the same as Framboise.  This is also one coat of the topper.

over Essie Off Tropic, with Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat

Bottom line: You need the toppers, right?  They're both stunning and have great payoff.  Stalk Pahlish on Instagram and/or Facebook to find out when they come back.  Pistache is lovely too, but discontinued.

I realized as I was writing this that two of my last three posts have been indies.  Weird, right?  They were also my first new indie polish swatches on this blog.  There will definitely be more.  I'm not shifting focus or anything, just showing off some of my recent acquisitions as I get back into the swing of things.

 all products in this post were purchased by me 

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