August is Indie Month – Day 4: Pahlish “Blood Red Jam”

“Blood Red Jam” by Pahlish was the very first Indie polish that I ever purchased. This polish and this brand is what got me into the Indie scene. Pahlish is based out of Arkansas and the owner/creator, Shannon, makes some of the most gorgeous polishes that I have ever laid my eyes on.

Blood Red Jam is inspired by Lana Del Ray – “My old man is a tough man, but he’s got a soul as sweet as blood red jam”. It is described by Llarowe as “a blood red jelly base with dense red foil micro flakes, purple/orange translucent spark”.

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Inside, beside window sunlight

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Window sunlight

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And then I added a holo top coat! By MDJ ColorBlends which I will be reviewing in full on Day 29!

Pictured above is one coat of Duri 2, two coats of Pahlish “Blood Red Jam”, and one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat (and on the final picture, one coat of holo top coat). Wear time has lasted as long as 5 days for me with this polish, but I usually remove it after only a couple so I can switch my polish up.

The formula for this polish is absolutely excellent. Two coats until it is opaque, and there was no dragging when I put on either coat.

 

Blood Red Jam cannot currently be purchased on the Pahlish website , but it IS still available on Llarowe! Yay!

Stay tuned tomorrow where I will be doing another 2 posts – a CBL and an Enchanted Polish!

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,

Taylor

Disclaimer: I purchased this polish by myself, it was not sent to me for review purposes. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.

piCture pOlish: Voodoo

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I received Picture Polish Voodoo back in September, from a lovely lady in my birthday swap group on Facebook.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to look at it), I have so much polish that this is the first time I have tried it!

Voodoo is a redish/brown polish with a golden shimmer in it. The colour is quite nice, and the shimmer is decently strong, as in I can see the shimmer even in my dimly lit living room, where I can’t usually see the details of a polish. The formula was just okay; it was thick, but definitely workable. I find the smell strong, and so did a friend of mine, but I stopped noticing it after a couple of nails.

The pictures below (shown in a couple of different types of lighting to show the differences) show 3 thin coats of polish and 1 coat of HK Girl top coat (my fave!). Please excuse the pictures… I am relatively new to this, and while I can take amazing pictures of other things, I can’t seem to get awesome pictures of my nails! So I did my best 🙂 (Also, my cuticles and cleanup techniques suck! ..working on it!)

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Here is a close up picture to show the lovely shimmer within the polish.

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Do you own any piCture pOlishes? What do you think of them? What are your favourites? Comment below! 🙂

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products in this blog have been purchased by me and have not been sent by companies for reviews.

Sally Hansen VoxBox!

Evening all!

About a month ago, I received an e-mail from Influenster saying that I had been selected for the Sally Hansen VoxBox! This was going to be my first Voxbox and I was super excited to receive it. Soon after receiving my e-mail (like, the day after!), I received the box and it contained 3 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Polishes. These three polishes included:

  • Pat on the Black (a dark deep purple crelly-ish colour)
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  • Red My Lips (a basic red colour)
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  • Jaded (an seafoam green/blue colour)
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Overall, these polishes worked well, especially for being a drugstore brand polish. Pat on the Black and Red my Lips were both two coaters, however, Jaded took more like 4-5 coats to become an opaque colour.  What I like about these Sally Hansen colours is that they have 7 benefits in one bottle, and I really enjoy the shape of the brush, I find that it’s easier to apply with this new brush.

Here’s some info directly from the Sally Hansen website providing some information on the polishes:

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I find that these polishes do have quite the shine to them, but I wouldn’t call it a “gel shine” that Sally Hansen claims they have.  However, for being a drugstore brand, they really do a good job. I can definitely pull these off without a topcoat and still have the look of a top coat. I personally chose to put a top coat on some fingers to prevent chips and tip wear. I left some fingers without top coat to see (Note: it did chip after day 2 without topcoat and 3 days with topcoat). I enjoyed that these polishes dried relatively fast and they were dry to the touch after a maximum of five minutes – so this would make them good if you want to do a quick manicure and you don’t have much time to get them done.

Here’s a cute mani I did with “Jaded”. Please excuse the mess, I’m bad at this, LOL

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Thanks for reading.

Cheers,

Taylor

 

DISCLAIMER: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes as part of the Canadian VoxBox program.