Monday, December 30, 2013

All of Time and Space: Part I

All of Time and Space: Part I
January 3rd @ 7 pm central

Today's post is one that I'm very excited to share with all of you! As you know we've been working on a Doctor Who inspired collection for awhile now. We had so many good ideas and colors that we've decided to split this collection into two parts! This post will contain the swatches and shade descriptions for Part I which will be released on January 3rd. Part II will be released in early February with swatches being released throughout January.


Mad Man With a Box

This shade is one that you may recognize from our Black Friday preview sale. =)

Dusky navy blue jelly loaded with vivid blue duochrome shimmer and rich gold metallic flakes

Bad Wolf
  Soft mushroom taupe creme loaded with reddish violet shimmer and flakes

Lullaby Without End

Vivid coral red jelly that leans pink with soft shimmer and blue metallic glitter accented with iridescent orange hex

Forest of the Dead
Deep green jelly base packed with coppery metallic flakes and bright green duochrome shimmer

The Ghost Shift

Darkened silver holographic with gunmetal grey and iridescent purple microflakes that pop out in lower lighting, while the holographic effect is stronger in bright lighting

So Not Married!
Deep black jelly base packed with intense red shimmer and rich gold flakes

Whew! Now I bet that some of you are wondering....where does this leave the Janury Duo?? 

The January Duo is also Doctor Who inspired, of course!

One Last Bow 
The "One Last Bow" duo consists of two shades:

Eleven's Hour is Over Now 
 Dark charcoal grey jelly packed with iridescent flakes in a rainbow of colors accented by soft silvery shimmer

The Clock is Striking Twelve's 
Clear topcoat with a mix of gunmetal and holographic gunmetal glitters accented by small black hex and small matte gray squares with a dose of iridescent rainbow flakes  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Pahlish Surprise!

Happy holidays Pahlish lovers!

We have a special surprise for you today! Some of you may remember our Twelve Days collection from last Christmas. One of my all-time favorite polishes, Partridge in a Pear Tree, headed up that collection. As a special holiday treat I've pulled it out of the vault and given it a minor reformulation to freshen it up!

First up, here is the new swatch!

Partridge in a Pear Tree - 3 coats

Soft and creamy porcelain nude cream with pale gold, copper, and red flecked shimmer combined with scattered metallic olive hex and squares, small metallic wine hex, and two sizes of matte burgundy hex.

Second, a comparison between the two versions!

What's changed? 
The new version has a more opaque base that is much smoother and creamier. 
There is just slightly less glitter which has made the polish smoother and overall easier to apply.
The red fleck shimmer has been shifted to a combination of red, copper, and pale gold to complement the softer appearance.

This polish will be available on Friday, December 13th at 7 pm central in the Pahlish shop and will remain available throughout the holiday season. 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Winter 2013

Good afternoon! I have another mega post for you today; this time with swatches and information about our Winter 2013 collection that will be available on November 15th at 7 pm central in our shop.

This collection consists of 9 shades in a dusky winter palette. The first six shades are a mix of jellies and cremes and the final 3 are foil finishes.

Here we goooooooooooooo!

Cremes and Jellies

Your Fortress Fades - 3 coats

Khaki creme finish with gold metallic flakes and soft peach/yellow shimmer

Armor Falling Down - 3 coats

Dusty eggplant purple creme finish packed with metallic gold shimmer

Lidded Blue Flames - 3 coats

Rich slate blue creme finish with a mix of iridescent violet and metallic gold flakes

Sleep to Dream - 3 coats

Vampy wine jelly packed with yellow, copper, peach, and violet shimmers

Sink in the Silence - 3 coats

Deep brown jelly finish packed with red and gold metallic flake shimmers

Boundless as the Dark - 3 coats

Inky peacock blue base with a mix of violet, blue, gold, and teal shimmers

These polishes are a foil finish made up of a mix of metallic flakes in several colors, they are a larger particle size than your typical foil and the result is a much flakier foil finish. These are opaque on the nail in 3 coats. They lay much smoother than glitter but will require a coat of topcoat for maximum glassy shine!

Chalcopyrite - 3 coats

A mix of flakes in silver, red, and gold resulting in a rich copper foil finish

Graphite - 3 coats

A mix of flakes in silver, charcoal, and graphite resulting in a tarnished silver finish
Pyrite - 3 coats

A mix of flakes in gold, silver, and graphite resulting in an antique blackened gold finish
We hope that you all enjoy these shades as much as we do! They will be available in our shop on November 15th at 7 pm central.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Treats

Is it too early for Happy Halloween?!

I sure hope not! We have some great Halloween treats coming up for you that I'm excited to show off!

Vampyre Caravan 

Vampyre Caravan is an oxblood red jelly base with very fine gold and blue shimmer with a mix of copper metallic glitter accented by small blue metallic hex

An Evergreen's Taunt

Khaki green creamy jelly base with gold shimmer, neon green microglitter, small pale gold metallic hex, and scattered medium pale yellow matte hex. 

Finally, the last little Halloween treat is that we will be restocking small quantities of Lady of Raynham Hall!

Lady of Raynham Hall
Ethereal dove grey jelly with metallic gold sparks and spectral aqua blue shimmer

All three of these polishes will be available on Friday October 18th at 7 pm central. We have 50 bottles of each shade and those will be broken up over the next two restocks. Half of the stock (25 bottles) will be posted on October 18th and the second half will be posted on October 25th.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall 2013!

First off; let me show you how excited I am about these colors....

Now that I've had a moment to contain my laughter, let's move on to the real business!


We are proud to present Pahlish Fall 2013, inspired by the interplay of light and texture. This collection is made up of nine shades, including the debut of holographic polishes into our lineup!

These will be available in our big cartel shop on Friday October 11th at 7 pm central. They will be priced at $9 per bottle and we will have a limited number of full sets available for $70

Shall we begin the tour? First stop; holos!
Blood of the Mountain 

A red holographic with a unique twist. I love a good red holo for fall and I decided to up the excitement with some eye catching gold and pink microflakes!

Garnet red holographic with gold and pink metallic microflakes; 3 coats

Moon Like a Spotlight

Inspired by a bright, full moon reflected over water this shade is a combination of holographic in the sun and rich blue shimmer in the shade. 

Ocean blue holographic with blue microflake shimmer; 3 coats

 Olea Europaea

Blackened olive is my current top pick for fall, the holographic finish is just the icing on the cake...or should I say the pimento in the olive? =D

Blackened olive holographic with gold shimmer; 3 coats

Kalanchoe Luciae

This polish is a tribute to my very favorite plants: succulents. I love the range of colors that these unique plants showcase and I wanted to find a way to capture that in a bottle!

Medium green scattered holographic with faint gold shimmer and red metallic flakes; 3 coats

Stop two, glitters and shimmers galore!

El Topo Petit

The word taupe comes from the French word for mole. We were inspired by that to create a polish that evokes the unique shade and sheen of their fur. A glistening fall coat for your nails!

Smoky taupe creme packed with tiny red metallic flakes; 2 coats

Badwater Basin

This shade was inspired by panning for gold. I knew that I wanted to capture the contrast of the sediment laden water against the shine of gold. We ended up going with copper because we felt it was more evocative of raw, unrefined gold. Wild West in a bottle!

Medium warm taupe jelly with hints of copper and olive accented by tiny gold microflake shimmer; 3 coats

Mountains Beyond Mountains

My goal with this polish was to capture the fascinating texture of granite. I love how it has that layered look when you get up close and I wanted to capture that with this shimmering mix of flakes!

Dusty grey jelly with faint red shimmer and a mix of sterling silver microflakes and charcoal flakies with blue and red iridescence; 3 coats

Black Lace Elderberry

For this shade I drew inspiration from some of the giant leaves in our yard that are faded from deep plum to burnt orange. The red metallic flakes give this a glow that really comes to life in lower lighting.

Vibrant purple jelly packed with red metallic flakes, small orange metallic glitter, and scattered holographic orange hex; 3 coats 

Fleur de Sel

And last but not least, my personal favorite. This polish was inspired by raw unrefined pink salt. We've recently been reading a book about the history of salt here at Pahlish and have been fascinated by what we've learned. This Pahlish is a mix of various flakes intended to mimic the crystalline structure of salt!

Blush white jelly with a mix of microflakes in red metallic, shimmering white, and iridescent violet; 3 coats

Fleur de Sel macro