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Pahlish: Polish Pickup December 2017



The blogging frenzy continues!  Real quickie this afternoon cuz I’ve already fallen asleep like 18 times since typing this sentence.  One of these days, I’ll sleep like a normal person, I swear it.


Pahlish: 12 Days of Christmas Collection + Black Friday Deals


Welcome to your speed blog, an actual bonafide speed blog (this time).  Cuz Thanksgiving and Black Friday are officially upon us and I’m over here watching Friends reruns like responsibilities are things for other people.  I mean, it all started out okay but then the episode comes on where Rachel made that banana/meat thing that tasted like feet and … welp … it’s down the rabbit hole I go.  Weeee!

But now the panic has set in.  I’ve got four blogs to write and zero days to write them.  I’m not very good at math, but something tells me things aren’t turning out so well.  Ugh.  Stupid attention span.  I’d like to tell you I’ll make this work, focus my brain, be a proper blogger for once, but you know, IT’S ME GUYS.  I get very distracted by lounging, let’s just say.

However, we attempt anyway…

I received a ton of new pretties from Shannon with Pahlish to share with you today!  There’s flakies and there’s shimmers and they’re all your polish dreams come true.  Go ahead and check your ladylike composure at the door, cuz it’s 27 levels of drool-y in about 2.5 seconds.   Take a look:


And good news!  You’re buying every last bit of it.

This is the 12 Days of Christmas collection, and I. STINKIN’. LOVE THEM.  Vibrant color in a variety of finishes, all with a spectacular formula that is easy and effortless to apply.  There’s something in here for everyone, although picking and choosing – well that point is moot.  All 12 in the cart, remember?  We’ve discussed this before.

So in an effort to just get the hell on with it, I give you your color rundown.  See you at the bottom!


DESCRIPTION:  A warm purple jelly with a mix of multichrome and ultrachrome flakies with small iridescent violet glitters

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy topcoat


DESCRIPTION:  A deep ivy green with turquoise/pink/green multichrome shimmer

OPACITY:  Three coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A bright silver with mix of ultrafine holographic glitter, holographic pigments and multicolored glass fleck shimmer; it’s silver on top of silver on top of more silver!

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A deep strawberry red with holographic shimmer, small iridescent violet glitters, violet shimmer and violet multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A soft violet jelly with holographic flakies, violet shimmer, small iridescent violet glitters and pink and violet multichome flakies

OPACITY:  Three coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION: A deep blue with red shimmer, violet multichrome flakies and deep purple ultrachrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A rich brown with a mix of holographic flakies, violet shimmer and pink and orange multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A soft rose gold foil with a mix of pink and gold foil pigments

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A sheer violet with bronze to green multichrome shimmer and ultrafine holographic glitter

OPACITY:  Three coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A deep oxblood red with olive green to violet multichrome; appears more brown than red on me

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A soft grey creme with blue to pink multichrome shimmer and scattered holographic flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A soft taupe creme with a mix of holographic failed, red and green shimmers and pink and orange multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

In addition to the 12 Days of Christmas, Shannon made a couple of free gift with purchase polishes that justifies this entire blog post in one fell swoop.  Look at these:


DESCRIPTION:  A soft medium grey with a mix of iridescent glitters, multichrome flakies and holographic flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A bright turquoise jelly with a mix of holographic flakies and shimmer with assorted multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Both polishes will only be available during the Black Friday sale detailed below. They are freebies with purchase and will not be for sale or re-released in the future. 

The Mouse King – free with a $50+ sale 

Tangled Tinsel – free with a $75 sale

If you spend over $75, you get both. Ooooh, first an extraordinary amount of carbs on a plate and now THIS?  Happy Thanksgiving to EVERYONE. 


All the Black Friday deets you can handle.  FOCUS, y’all!  It’s some serious business up ahead:

Full set of 12 polishes retail for $105.

Single bottles retail for $9, although SINGLE BOTTLES?!  Just buy all 12 and then go be happy.

Sale starts on Thanksgiving night at midnight EST and will run through Monday, November 27 at 11:59pm EST.  If you miss out (due to mashed potato coma, prolly), it will be restocked in small quantities when the Pahlish shop reopens in December.  But then after January 1st, it’s gone for good.  AAACK!  Have a meltdown! Cue the hives cream!  Panic, Level EXPERT to like the trillionth degree!  Orrrr … you can just go be first in line instead.  You know, whichever.

Free shipping kicks in at $50 for US customers and $100 for international.

And don’t forget about those gift with purchase polishes.  Cuz free is still free even if you have to spend $75 to get there.

Where to buy:  http://www.pahlish.com

And now, the linky loos!  Connect with Pahlish:



Fan Group

Later, loves!


The Holo Hookup: December 2017 – It’s Raining Men!


Day 7,397 without sun and I swear it may never be warm again. Ugh. Who’s in charge of the weather, cuz clearly they are WRONG.  If I somehow make it out of the house between now and April, it’ll be a straight up Christmas miracle.  Hibernation mode is officially kicking in, y’all!  Hopefully these blog things write themselves, otherwise what happens next is pretty much a crapshoot.

So before all the happiness goes away, let’s look at nail polish real quick.  It’s Holo Hookup time again and December’s box is like we all just walked into a room full of office supplies.  As in DREAM SCENARIO, cuz I can’t ever be normal, not even for a little bit. Here’s what you’re buying:



The theme for December is It’s Raining Men! and I can’t think of any better way to end 2017 but with a box full of pretty things.  With some nail polish on top, you know, for SAFETY.  Y’all better get ready:  ultra drool-y scenarios is happening in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..

The inspiration pic:

YEP. And that’s really all you need to know.

While I attempt to grab a hold of my brain (although honestly, WHAT IS THE POINT), let me start off my saying that despite the surprising lack of LEONARDO DICAPRIO, I still want all these people .. errr, polishes .. sitting in my bedroom .. handing me a Starbucks .. putting the Cheetos in my mouth for me and without a skosh of the judgy eye ..

I’m sorry. SHOPPING CART! I want all these polishes sitting in my shopping cart. Seriously, can we start over? This post has spiraled all to hell.

Is Ryan Reynolds naked up there?

OMG, what?! SHUT UP, BRAIN. Moving on. (I think.)

Alongside our usual lovely ladies of the Holo Hookup, you’ll see Shannon with Pahlish sitting in the spotlight lookin’ so fancy.  Being the featured brand never looked so good!  So let’s start there, shall we?


DESCRIPTION:  A soft milk chocolate taupe with rose gold shimmer and linear holographic finish

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Shannon was inspired by actor Idris Elba, and I’m thinking she pretty much nailed it.  Cuz a polish this dreamy better have someone named Idris attached to it.  You know, if it can’t be Leonardo, that is.

Some nail art:

And I don’t hate it!  In fact, I kinda love it.  Whose blog is this, cuz it’s certainly not mine.  

Used the Lina Hipster, Geek or Chic 01 and the Feeling Shapely 01 plates for this one.  A box full of men and a mani full of mustaches.  How clever did it suddenly get in here?  (VERY.)


DESCRIPTION:  A dusty grey holographic with purple undertones and tiny touches of purple shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Jill’s inspiration for this polish is the beautiful Channing Tatum.  If your first thought was Magic Mike well then you may continue to read this blog.  If your first thought was Channing, who? well then I feel var var sad about the state of your brain.

What is even happening right now?!  Look:

Actual effort alert!  And two decent nail arts in a row.  Let’s revel in this brief moment of mojo, cuz it’s about halfway out the door, I feel it.

Used the Lina 4 Seasons-Autumn 01 plate in case you’re curious.  And reversed stamped somehow without creating disaster.  Seriously, who is this person and what have you done with my blog?


DESCRIPTION:  A creme based ivory linear holographic

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Missi chose Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams as her inspiration, and OMG there goes all pretense of ladylike behavior.  Cue the drool buckets!  I’ll take a thousand.

Pretty good streak of mojo but then this happened:

Don’t ask.  But it’s clear:  we’re all back to normal now.  Blah.

Used the Uber Chic Beauty 21-02 plate in case recreations are in order.  (They’re not.  NEXT!)


DESCRIPTION:  A creme based sea green linear holographic

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

Sara’s inspiration for this polish is the Ryan Reynolds half of my two favorite Ryans (the other being Gosling), and basically we’re all just a big ole puddle of goo now.  Good thing we’re at the end of this blog, otherwise we’d be sitting here in mouth-gaping silence for the next 18 years.

Final nail art:

A last minute reprieve.  Super simple stamping, but I’ll take what I can get.  It’s either super simple or a stamp allll the things! sort of situation and never anything in between.  One of these days, I’ll get this nail art thing figured out.

Used the new Lina I Foil in Love 01 plate on this one!


Pre-order for this box starts on November 21 at 9pm EST and will run thru November 28 at 9pm EST.  And in case you don’t math well, that’s 7 days of panic heading your way. So 17 alarms and Post-It Notes in all the places? COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR.  

Cost is $40 and shipping will begin December 12 or so.  Plus, there’s a COUPON!  Domestic customers can get free shipping on this box by using the FREESHIPUSA code at checkout.  If you are international, use code 5OFFINTL to get $5 off your shipping cost.  And then go ahead and buy like 25 more boxes cuz saving money is still saving money no matter how much money you’re spending.  Or something along that line.  I dunno.

Where to buy:  http://www.theholohookup.com

And now, the linky loos! Connect with The Holo Hookup:


Fan Group

Another day, another speed blog that took 9 hours to write.  Who’s the best most thorough blogger in allll the land?  (That be ME, to be clear.)

Later, loves!


Pahlish: Polish Pickup November 2017


It’s that time again, everyone’s favorite Polish Emergency, and y’all can officially and justifiably get off that no-buy thing you’ve been doing for no dadgum good reason. Cuz Polish Pickup is here, and it’s time to hoard some polish!  BOOM.

I’ve got six beauties to share with you over the next few days and I’m gonna attempt to be short and sweet so I can finish them all on time, like BEFORE the sale is over, as in most ideal scenario. Who’s the best most professional blogger in allll the land? I’m not even telling cuz you already know. 

(Okay. It’s me. I got scared you weren’t sure.)

Take a look at this gorgeous stunner from Shannon with Pahlish:


We’ll take a billion!

The theme for November is Fandoms, and Shannon took her inspiration from Japanese singer and model, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. I’ve never heard of her, but this inspo pic tells me that point is moot:

Cuz there’s no way you’re not buying this polish now!  How cool is she?! Pretty sure she never played dress up with imaginary babies, started a collection in a dresser drawer of old issues of the TV Guide OR bought stamps to match the envelopes holding letters to my 67 different pen pals found in the back of a Tiger Beat magazine. 

OMG. I’m not sad, you’re sad.  


DESCRIPTION:  A dark fuchsia jelly with teal to pink multichrome shimmer, holographic flakies and scattered holographic pigment 

OPACITY:  Two beautiful coats

I won’t lie: I kinda wanna eat this one. Might be more poison-y than expected, but what if – WHAT IF?! – it tastes just like crushed raspberries and I’ve just been sitting over here wasting time and being normal?  Ugh. SOCIETY and their judgy eyes. Booooo. 

More photos, more convincing:

See how much you want this?  To the trillionth degree! It’s the first thing you’re buying, in case you didn’t know. 

So about this Polish Pickup thing, I’ll give you a brief rundown of talking points:

WHAT: 50-plus indie polish brands all coming together for a one-stop shop event; you buy one or all, it’s up to you! Flat $3 shipping no matter what. 

WHEN: Friday, November 3 at 11am EST thru all day Monday, November 6

WHERE: http://www.PolishPickup.com

If you’d rather read the more eloquent version, click here for the FAQs from the PPU website.

The prices will vary from brand to brand, but Pahlish’s will retail for $11. Although happiness is FREE so … what is your question?

To join in the fun of future Polish Pickup theme nominations, voting and sneak peeks, click here for the Facebook fan group. DO IT. I’m serious.

To be continued, loves! This party only got started!


PART 3 Polish Pickup July 2017: Cocktails & Mocktails


We’re finally here.  Part 3 of this blogging EXTRAVAGANZA!  I’ve been writing all day long, ignoring responsibilities like a DADGUM CHAMPION.  Hubby tried to remind me there was a sink full of dishes, and I just laughed and laughed and laughed. Cuz clearly I AM BUSY and I only took a break one time to change the wallpaper in my fake bakery.

And if that’s not enough overachieve-y for you, there’s a strong possibility I’m blogging from the bathtub.  I mean, the blog don’t write itself now does it?  And the legs don’t shave themselves either.  Booooo.

Before you continue, I highly recommend reading Parts 1 and 2 first.  I’ve left links for you at the bottom of this post.  I’d put them up top for you as well, but honestly, we’ve had enough effort on display over here to last us at least 37 years.

Soooo, doing my deed as the designated blogger for the July Polish Pickup cuz apparently someone out there likes this weird little world I live in.  Okay, 9 more to go!  Let’s get into it.


As a reminder, the theme for July is Cocktails & Mocktails.  As your Speling Bee Champion of 1987, REST ASSURED.  It is quite possible to be booed on your 21st birthday for sipping a Jagermeister shot like a fancy lady.  But despite all that, I am an extremely cool person.



DESCRIPTION:  A medium blue holo base with subtle hints of green within the holo rainbow

COATS:  Exceptional coverage in one. I did two for funsies, but some may be okay with just one. 

This is my first go with Chirality Polish, and lemme just say I am beyond impressed.  This polish is gorgeous!  The green hints turns the color almost like a teal blue/green and for real, my brain has stopped holding my mouth closed.  Someone’s getting unattractive!  Hubby needs to look away, cuz there’s only so much sexy to go around while your tongue is lolling about outside your body.

Under the lamps:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.chiralitypolish.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/chiralitynailpolish

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/chiralitypolish


BLUSH LACQUERS:  Mojito Mondays 

DESCRIPTION:  A soft lime linear holographic base with golden shimmer and gold to lime green shifting holo glitters

COATS:  Two very smooth, quick and easy ones. The applicator brush practically needs a luxury tax on it cuz OMG, it’s fabulous!

Listen, if you read my blog, you all know I swatch a lot of BLUSH.  Victoria makes some of the most breaktaking, stunning and unique polishes I’ve ever seen.  If you haven’t tried her stuff, you need to at least start with this one.  It’s happiness in a bottle.  With a Leonardo on top, for sure.

Under the lamps:


Price: $12.75

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/blushlacquers

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/blushlacquers

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/blushbeauties


PAHLISH:  The Green Muse

DESCRIPTION:  A super bright acid green foil

COATS:  Two, amazingly smooth

You’re looking at four fingers of Green Apple Jolly Rancher goodness, and I swear I’d lick it if SOCIETY wasn’t so judgy.  Cuz what is the point in life if you can’t lick a juicy green nail polish every once in a while?  I ask you, WHAT IS THE POINT?  Might taste slightly more poison-y, but we’ll never know for sure.  Behaving normal is zero fun sometimes.

Under the lamps: 


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://pahlish.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/pahlish

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pahlish



DESCRIPTION:  A light pink/rose gold linear holographic with strong gold shimmer

COATS: Two, nice and smooth

Oh, now this!  What a delicate and soothing shade.  It’s just so lovely to look at, with that gold shimmer peeking through.  This polish practically begs to hold a tiny cappucino; it’s dainty and so sweet.  Or if you’re having little sandwiches later, you’re already halfway prepared.  Tea with the Queen?  BRING IT.

Under the lamps:


Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://anonymouslacquer.bigcartel.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/anonymouslacquer

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/anonymouslacquer



DESCRIPTION:  A blue leaning green with aqua shimmer, sapphire microflakies and a light linear holo effect

COATS:  Two, the most beautiful of your life!

Someone needs to wheel me over one of those old fashioned fainting couches, cuz I am legit DONE with being upright.  There’s a noodle leg epidemic happening, and WE. ARE. IN IT.  There’s drool buckets and smelling salts and general unattractiveness.  Quick! lock the door, lest hubby walks in and divorces me.

In other words, I reallllllly love this polish.  You will too.  Good news:  you’re buying it.

Under the lamps:


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://contrarypolish.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/contrarypolish

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/contrarypolish



DESCRIPTION:  A neon yellow/green base with holographic gold and silver flakies, shimmer and microglitter with a smattering of larger holo silver and gold glitter. Glows in dark and under black light for those who have more exciting lives than me. 

COATS:  Three thin coats, and still only the tiniest bit of nail line peeks through.

Well, you had me at greeeen.  I enjoyed this polish a lot.  Neon is always so fun.  The application of this one is very smooth and kind of addicting.  I don’t even know why, as there’s not even any Starbucks in it.  And Leonardo is no where to be seen.  But I just loved putting it on my nails.  It was almost a Polish Mountain-type scenario, except I gave up after three coats.  I’m not very good at goals, let’s just say.

Under the lamps:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://fanchromaticnails.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/fanchromaticnails

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/fanchromaticnails


ANCHOR & HEART LACQUER:  Hello Jello Hangover 

DESCRIPTION:  A linear holographic base with gold shimmer, silver holo micro shreds and an assortment of fun glitters in matte, holo and iridescent finishes

COATS:  Three thin coats on this one, although two might be okay for some. 

A legit no joke carnival celebration!  This polish is fun and festive and full of joy.  Perfect for party nails.  Or napping nails, you know, if you’re me.  Cuz parties require going outside, and going outside requires pants, so at this point I’m just gonna have to pass. And society frowns on pants-less outdoor escapades, I’m almost certain.

Under the lamps:


Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/anchorheartlacquer

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/anchorheartlacquer

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/anchorheartlacquer


LEESHA’S LACQUER:  Tequila Sunrise

DESCRIPTION:  A sunset orange to yellow thermal with a smattering of holo

COATS:  Three, although two looked pretty good

Oh, thermals, my evil friend. Picture it: me, in the floor by the air vent, with my hand in a glass of ice water, having anxiety.  And then trying to photograph it all before the thermal changed.  Honestly, there were probably about 7,397 attempts before I finally found my groove.  At that point, my reaction time between ice water, towel, and hands in the light box, was approximately NASCAR pit crew changing a set of tires plus trying to get a bee out of my car during lunch break divided by scrolling by a surprise photo of a snake coming out of a toilet on Facebook.

So here’s to at least 19 hours of my life.  Here’s the warm to cool transition:

Just the warm state:

Now just the cold state:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.leeshaslacquer.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/leeshaslacquer

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/leeshaslacquer 



There’s not just polish available at the Polish Pickup.  Teanna has three nail arty things to offer this month, all cocktail related and stinkin adorable!

First are the stencils:

Clearly, I’m no expert, but at least an attempt was made.  Worth half a horn toot at least.

Now here’s where the awesome photography skills kick in. Get ready!

Some cocktail decals:

These have a gorgeous iridescent finish on them, which I tried to capture in my photo. I mean, if your first thought was PROFESSIONAL, you are correct. 

Price: $5 for both the stencils and decals, sold as a combo

And finally, a large decal for your Helmer:

Same iridescent finish. The transfer film is still on this decal, but would be removed when you actually use it, so the colors really pop out.  Also, the sausage fingers are lurking.  Ew.

Price: $3/each

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/kissingtoadlacquer

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/toadarrific_vinyls

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/toadarrificvinyls


GUYS. We made it!  This is the real true end; you read all the way to the bottom!  Toots for you, my friend, for your perseverence or at least reading all this with just one of your eyes closed.  And now you are properly armed with a shopping list and a hoard all the polish kind of game plan.  Y’all ready to spend some money?  Cuz it’s bye bye checkbook in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Shop opens Friday, July 7 at 11am EST and will stay open until Monday, July 10 at 1159pm EST.  If you’re not setting like 17 alarms, I am var var concerned about your brain.  Click here for shopping!  And in case you didn’t read the other parts to the most ginormous blog post in all the land, here’s more things to click on: 

Part 1

Part 2

There are a few makers that will be selling polish that I did not get to feature.  Be sure to be on the lookout for what Lilypad Lacquer, Darling Diva Polish and Supernatural Lacquer has to offer as well.  I’ve seen sneak peeks, and basically you’re gonna want them too.

Lastly, let me just say THANK YOU to Sarah and Adrienne, the Polish Pickup creators (and founders of Fair Maiden Polish) for having me blog this most prestigious opportunity.  It has been beyond fun, and I’m grateful to have been chosen to share my love for nail polish and my weird little blog with so many people.  And to the makers who sent me their polishes to swatch, well how very BAD ASS are you?  I hope I’ve done them justice and that you sell a trillion bottles because of it.

Til next time …

Later, loves!