Pahlish: The Lost Colors

Pahlish, PR, Regular release

*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*

Release: 16 August 2020

6 polishes

A collection consisting of unreleased shades from 2020


swatch pahlish sail 2

Sail features a pale periwinkle purple base with strong green/purple shifting shimmer. This color combination is very delicate and lovely. The shimmer streaks a lot, so definitely be careful during application and keep your strokes as straight as possible.

2 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish sigh 2

Sigh features a pale, almost neon, pink base with an intense golden-green shimmer that shifts to pink. The shimmer is so strong it almost entirely eclipses the base color. The glow is ridiculous, even in lower light. If Princess Aurora wore polish I imagine this one would be in high rotation.

The heavy shimmer dose also means there’s significant streaking, so again you’ll want to be careful during application. The first coat almost completely covered for me, so I used the second coat to try to smooth everything over as best I could.

2 coats + top coat

swatch pahlish sigh 3swatch pahlish sigh 4swatch pahlish sigh 5swatch pahlish sigh 6swatch pahlish sigh 7


swatch pahlish saltkin 2

Saltkin features an aqua-turquoise base loaded with green/blue/purple shifting shimmer. Like the previous shimmers, this one is also a little bit streaky, and it’s also a little patchier, but adding a third thin coat gave me a clean finish I was pretty happy with. This color is a perfect summer shade, conjuring images of open waters, clear skies, and lots of other lovely things none of us experienced this summer. ๐Ÿ˜†

3 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish electro 2

Electro features a very desaturated blue-grey jelly base packed with gold flakes and iridescent flakes, finished with some scattered holo. The base looks fairly blue in the bottle but on the nails it looks almost like a blue-tinged grey instead. It’s also quite sheer, so the final effect is that the opacity comes entirely from the flakes, not the base color.

3 coats + top coat

swatch pahlish electro 3swatch pahlish electro 4swatch pahlish electro 6swatch pahlish electro 7


swatch pahlish votive 2

Votive features a pale green base with iridescent flakes and shimmer. I’ve been warming up to colors in the yellow-green family, and I love how this one gives my nails a clean, sharp, modern, yet somehow retro look. Application isn’t the smoothest–if you prefer a thinner formula you might want to add some thinner.

3 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish teddy 1

And the newest addition to the gold flake family! Teddy is a soft brown base with crushed gold flakes. The brown base at times takes on the barest twinge of red. It’s a lovely shade reminiscent of chocolate milk. Perfect formula–it glides on with perfect coverage at two coats while also allowing the gold flakes to layer up and create depth.

2 coats + top coat

swatch pahlish teddy 2swatch pahlish teddy 3swatch pahlish teddy 4swatch pahlish teddy 5

The Lost Colors collection launches for preorder on August 16 at 7pm Central. All shades will be $12.


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