02 December 2012

Advent Calendar Nail Challenge, Day 2: Gold

Evening everyone! I don't normally post on a Sunday, but I'm making an exception for the Advent Calendar Nail Challenge. I'm working towards a deadline tomorrow, and this polish is pretty complex, so I'm just going to get right to it.

This is Pahlish Goldmine; Gutted from the Collage of Senselessness Bright Eyes collection that came out this fall. Both of the Pahlish fall collections are absolutely amazing. It was love at first sight when I saw the Still Alive collection, and the same for the Collage of Senselessness collection. If you don't own any of the polishes from these collections, you really should! I promise you won't be disappointed!

All pictures are indoors, with natural light. My apologies for the picture overload, but I'm really loving this one!

Pahlish Goldmine; Gutted
This is one coat of Goldmine; Gutted over Contrary Polish Purple Smoke. I was hoping that the gold in the Pahlish would contrast with the subtle purple tones in the Contrary Polish, but unfortunately it doesn't. Instead it reads more as black and gold on grey. Which is fine, I'm really happy with how this turned out. I find it a very elegant combination.

Goldmine; Gutted is a really complex mix of glitters in a clear base, one of those polishes that's such a challenge to describe. It's got some black glitter in different shapes: tiny and small hexes, medium and large squares, and irregular shaped pieces. It's also got a bunch of gold squares and copper hexes in two sizes. And if that wasn't enough, there's copper and gold micro flakes. But since that's not enough, there's (get this!) some small holo square glitter. Seriously Pahlish, you kill me!! I told you there was a lot going on with this polish!

In the bottle this reads as a black and gold glitter combo, but it's not until you put it on that you see how complex this is. I love that! Also I love the addition of copper glitter, which tones down the gold so that it is not a blaring yellow gold. And then there's the subtle addition of holo glitter. Ugh!! Words escape me :)

The application on this one is pretty great. The glitters were suspended perfectly in the base, so I didn't really need to do any rolling or turning upside down to try and get enough glitter. I was able to get good coverage with just the one coat. Removal was also fairly easy and there was no need to use the foil method to get this off.

Overall A+ on this one, Pahlish hits another home run in my book. I'm thinking if I can get my lighting situation under control (more on that later) that I might do a post on this entire collection. What do you think? Any interest in that? If so, just let me know.

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