Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Indie: Pahlish Spam (Portal Collection and others)

Hey guys!

The last two days were pretty scary with Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy coming through New Jersey. Luckily, we are in northern NJ, so we missed the brunt of the storm, but we are dealing with a lot of downed trees and power lines. We are even luckier to live on the same street as the fire department in our town, so our power was turned back on within 24 hours of it going out. A lot of food from the fridge was thrown out, and I missed work during a pretty busy time, but otherwise I am very thankful for how little we were affected. My heart goes out to everyone who is still dealing with the aftermath of the storm :( Best wishes to all of you.

Extreme weather aside, I thought I would post some more indies. Surprised? Didn't think so. I actually got these and swatched these a while ago, but forgot to post them.

I purchased these myself. I actually purchased the entire Portal collection, but my bottle of Little Caroline was from a lighter batch, so I am waiting for a replacement. I thought I would show the remaining swatches and edit the post later!

Etsy store: here

From the Portal collection:

Ace of Fours

Ace of Fours - 3 coats on its own

Ace of Fours over OPI DTMT - This looks so dainty!

Combustible Lemon

Combustible Lemon - 3 coats on its own - So shiny IRL

Combustible Lemon over ChG Riveting

Marbles on Glass

Marbles on Glass over Essie NMF

Marbles on Glass over Essie Cocktail Bling

Still Alive

Still Alive - 3 coats on its own. This pulled really green on me, but looks more teal on others. I wish it was a little more blue on me. Also super shiny, kind of like Zoya Ivanka.

Still Alive over Essie Going Incognito

And two others:

Toxic and Timeless over Illamasqua Rampage - I saw solveig's swatch of Pahlish Toxic and Timeless and it looked a bit different than the bottle I bought (aside from the fact that I purchased a barless batch!), so I bought another bottle >.> The new bottle I got has more medium glitters in it, which I love, but the base seems a little cloudier than my original. It doesn't seem to affect the overall look, though. I do love this polish.

My Oblivion over NARS Midnight Express - holo glitters are not my favourite, as you may know, but I wanted to try this one anyway! I'm still unsure, to be honest!

Happy Halloween, guys!


  1. Amazing swatches... I bought Ace of Fours and Marbles On Glass because of this post! Thank you for sharing!

  2. All gorgeous and I love the colours you've layered them over, thanks for sharing x

  3. Lovely swatches :) The first and last were my favourite! (Steph from Polish Ban)

  4. So glad to hear you're well and back to your usual tempting ways <3 Pahlish was the first indie brand I tried a while ago, and I love their np

  5. ♥ We were quite lucky. All my coworkers are still without power. I saw a tree on someone's house this morning on my drive to work. So sad :(

  6. Umm. Now I'm questioning my decision-making skills since I don't have Ace of Fours. What is wrong with me? *hangs head in shame*