PRESS SAMPLE: these were sent to me for an honest review

Hello again lovely readers! I have Pahlish’s epic Studio Ghibli inspired collection to show you all! This consists of 16 polishes, with two of them being free gifts with purchase. I also have the details for Pahlish’s Black Friday sale at the end of this post. Let’s take a peek!

Hey Let’s Go! – (all shades on sale for $9-11 each, $136 for set)

Catbus – tawny ginger cream with crushed gold flake

Swatches on all of the gold flake creams show two coats with topcoat. They are strongly self leveling, creamy and very smooth on the brush strokes. I can’t see most needing a third coat, and I’d suggest a glossy topcoat to finish them off.

Kiki – blackened ink blue cream with crushed gold flake

Jiji – blackened eggplant purple with crushed gold flake

Nausicaa – deep teal cream with crushed gold flake

Arietty – neon rose pink cream with crushed gold flake

Howl’s Heart – deep indigo blue with sapphire shimmer and gold dust

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is creamy and smooth with a hint of a metallic feel. In person you can easily see the contrast of sapphire shimmer and gold shimmer flecks. This dries down flat, so I’d suggest a glossy topcoat.

Ohmu – crystal blue with holographic flakes

Swatches on both of what I’m dubbing the prismatic holo finishes show two coats with topcoat. Formula is dense, creamy and very smooth. There’s a strong holo flakie effect in the sunshine. They dry down semi-flat, so I’d still suggest a glossy topcoat.

Witch of the Waste – warm plum with holographic flakes

Chihiro – neon rose with dense pink/gold/copper shifting microflakes

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is a touch light, but still builds up perfectly at that third coat.

Toxic Jungle – bright emerald green with dense green/blue shifting microflakes

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula applies similar to Chihiro in the tiny flake opacity sort of finish, and dries down flat. I’d like to note that at very extreme angles there is a blue shift.

Spirit of the Forest – deep teal with a mix of flakes/shimmer that shift from green/blue/purple

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like with a bit of squish. This dries down flat too, so I’d suggest a glossy topcoat.

Ponyo – aqua with lightly scattered holographic and gold/green shifting shimmer

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is creamy crelly-like and easy to build up.

Calcifer – molten red scattered holographic with red/gold shifting multichrome shimmer

Swatches show two light coats with topcoat. Formula is dense, creamy and heavily flirts with being a one coater. The holo effect is densely scattered and there’s a ton of glow.

Soot Sprites – sheer charcoal with holographic flakes and purple/pink/gold shifting shimmer

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula applies similar to the other holo flakie polishes and is so very dense and smooth.

Free Gifts with Purchase (these won’t appear in your cart during checkout, they will be added when your order is packed)

Spirited Away – medium periwinkle cream with crushed gold flake – Free with all $50+ orders

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like with a bit of squish. Depending on your application style, you might need a third coat. I went in normal and found it perfect at two coats.


Lady Eboshi – deep plum with holographic flakes and pink/copper/gold shifting microflakes – Free with all $80+ orders ($80+ orders will also receive Spirited Away)

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is dense, smooth, flirts with being a one coater and is so glowey. I’m not a purple fan myself, but I fell pretty hard for this one.

The sale starts November 27th at 12:01am central and closes November 30th at 11:59pm central. Shannon will combine multiple orders and refund excess shipping after the sale ends (they won’t be accepting email orders after the sale ends).

Sale details:

  • All of the new polishes will be on sale along with some oldies, no codes needed!
  • Free US shipping on orders over $50, and free shipping for Canadian orders over $80, free shipping everywhere else for orders over $120.
  • Unlimited pre-order style shopping, and the free gifts with purchase will only be available during this sale, and not for purchase (even after the sale). Shipping is expected to completely finish by December 18th.

The shop is currently up with a preview of the polishes and sales! Don’t forget to check out my swatch video to see these in action!

Thanks so much for reading!