Hello lovely readers! Today I have Pahlish’s May releases to show you guys! These are so summery fun and if you’re a fan of the gilded golden flakie look these are so for you! All polishes in this post will be up for preorder so you’ll be able to grab what you’re wanting without fear! Let’s get to some swatches!
Let’s begin with the Tropical Collection. These will be $11 each or $50 for the full set.
Honeydew – lime green cream with crushed gold flakes
Swatches show three thin coats with topcoat. Formula is buttery smooth and stays where you put it. For opacity I’ll say between 2-3 coats, though I went in thin with my coats as this was the first polish I swatched from the collection. I honestly feel like two normal coats will be just fine. All of the polishes in the Tropical Collection dry down semi-glossy so I think any topcoat will be just fine.
Poppy Hill – poppy red cream with crushed gold flakes
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Lovely formula here as well, self levels nicely and has a buttery feel on application. No issues with the flakes here either and they behave easily. I’d like to note that my swatches are leaning a little on the eye searing side (at least on my monitor) so just note in person I’d describe this as a true poppy red.
Bermuda – violet cream with crushed gold flakes
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is buttery smooth here too, with the base color being a true lovely lavender violet in person. I did see a slight color variation between my phone, PC, and laptop so I feel like my video will give a good representation to the base color.
Strawberry Guava – neon bubblegum pink with crushed gold flakes
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Similar in application to the others, and ease of use. This is another that I saw a variation on color between my PC, laptop, and phone so just note in person this is a true bright bubblegum pink with a soft lean in my opinion. I’m pretty picky on pinks as I have very warm undertones to my skin and I felt like it really popped on me.
Fiji – aqua cream with crushed gold flakes
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Again, lovely formula with a buttery feel and awesome self leveling. The base color to me is definitely an aqua, though I feel like there’s a very slight powder blue undertone to it.
Violet Duo – $12 each, duo for $22.00
Sky Glass – neon violet jelly with dense blue/purple/pink/gold iridescent flakes
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This feels like a true jelly that applies very opaque. For opacity I’d say between 2-3 coats, though honestly I feel that two coats is perfect and I had no VNL showing. The flakes come in a variety of sizes with most being of the medium to large variety. I had no problem getting them out of the bottle and laying down flat for me. Going in normal with topcoat did not leave me with any texture either.
Space Dust – violet jelly with a shimmering lime to rose multichrome shift and holographic sparks
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is lovely, it applies dense on the nail and easily builds up. The shimmer is very strong and mostly appears as a lime green with a rosey shift on tilt. The holo is densely scattered. The base color is a violet to me, though I feel like there is just a touch of an indigo blue undertone to it.
Cotton Tail: periwinkle cream with a mix of ultrachrome and iridescent flakes that shift from deep blue to pink/gold ($12 with $2 of each bottle being donated to the Nashville Bunny Rescue charity) This one is in honor of Shannon’s bunny Magnolia’s third birthday!
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula feels like a crelly with a bit more of a jelly lean to it. For opacity I’d say between 2-3 coats. There’s loads of flakies here with the mostly obvious as the ultrachrome giving that lovely shredded look. In between your layers you’ll see an iridescent sparkle from these really pretty flakes. No texture after topcoat.
All polishes in this post release tomorrow, May 12 at 7pm CST. They will all be on a pre-order basis until May 14th, where regular restocks will begin after the pre-orders are shipped. Be sure to check out my swatch video to see these beauties in action! You can also check out the awesome Bunny Rescue where donations will be made from Cotton Tail! ❤
Thanks so much for reading! ❤