Nail nerd friends! Lookit! It’s the new August 2017 Pahlish Afternoon Tea collection! Wheeeee! Or teeeeeea! Ha!
I use loose tea. Since about 1997, I’ve been buying it from a little shop in the Rosedale area of Toronto. This pretty 4-shade Afternoon Tea Pahlish collection totally reminded me I need to head to the House of Tea before going off to the cottage next week. Yay for tea!
pahlish afternoon tea collection swatches
Pahlish Chamomile – Afternoon Tea Collection August 2017 (above). This right here is my favourite! I don’t drink herbal stuff (uh, there’s no caffeine in it, so to me, what’s the point?) but this Pahlish speaks to me. On first glance at the swatch, it looks white but if you look again, you'll see it’s really lightly bluey-grey. The multichrome flakies in there remind me more of crushed up roses than of tea but still, in 3 thin coats, it’s terribly soft and beautiful. Dreamy, right? Anyone thinkin' 'bout dainty teacups and tableware, and pretty plate-side posies?
Pahlish Earl Grey – Afternoon Tea Collection August 2017 (above). I do drink Earl Grey and I do use loose-leaf tea. I also do or don’t put milk in mine – it just depends how I feel that day. The colour of this polish is perfection – if you drink the Earl, you know. Weirdly, it makes me wish I had a cucumber sammich.
Pahlish Jasmine – Afternoon Tea Collection August 2017 (above). Speaking of cucumber sammiches, that’s actually what this shade reminds me of! But wait – it also reminds me of a really good jasmine tea. I drink that too! There’s a super-fine shimmer in here that I can’t get to pop in natural light and that’s okay because for the most part, in my environment, Jasmine shows exactly like this. She’s refreshing, calming, and clean.
Pahlish Moroccan Rosebud – Afternoon Tea Collection August 2017 (above). Man, I don’t know what it is about this shade that strikes my fancy. I looked at it for a while before I figured out that it’s seriously beautiful. There’s shimmer hiding in here that lightens and brightens this muted rosy neutral so that I think pretty much anyone can wear it. If you ask me, it’s an absolutely stellar, understated creation that’s somehow very warm and comforting while still lookin' like sophisticated money on mah digits.
So there you are! It’s Afternoon Tea! Before I let you go, it’s important to let you know that for me, these were all 3 thin coats. If you do thicker coats, your flakie-payoff will be higher. Me? I like the gentle speckling of tea leaves in the bottom of my cup. To me, it’s the subtle accent rather than the feature. Also, you’ll need top coat. Afternoon Tea needs a shiny top to bring out the flavour-flave. Which top did I use?
That one. It's Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat and I used it until it was dead. It's beautifully thin, gives me excellent shine, doesn't make my polish look thick or fat, and it dries fast. I love it. I've probably ripped through at least 10 bottles in my polishing life.
Now I’m going to scoop up all the sencha apple tea I chucked around my Pahlish bottles for the opening photo, and I’m gonna make me a cuppa! Anyone else want? Should I make a pot?
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