22 July 2014

Pahlish Swatches and Review: Cauldron Spell, Lantern Waste, and Tashbaan

Hi everyone! In between taking time off from blogging and last week's Digit-al Dozen challenge, I have a few reviews to catch up on. First up is some Pahlish swatches I've been wanting to show for some time now. I have a pretty big collection of Pahlish polishes, and I love everything that Shannon, the maker, comes out with. These are no exception.

Pahlish Cauldron Spell, Lantern Waste and Tashbaan


Cauldron Spell, Lantern Waste and Tashbaan are from the "Woods Between the Worlds" collection. I'm not sure what the reference is, but maybe some of you will know. There are eight polishes in the collection, and these three are crellies with subtle and complementary mixes of glitter and flakes.


I really love that they are not glitter dense. The two polishes with glitter - Cauldron Spell and Lantern Waste - have more of a smattering of glitter. With Tashbaan, the flakes give it a speckled eggshell effect. I find when crellies are loaded with glitter they tend to be difficult to apply, but that's my opinion.

Cauldron Spell is a nice mid-value blue with lavender, mint, and sky blue glitter in squares and hexes. Application was perfect and it goes on really even and smooth.  I used 3 coats with these swatches.

Pahlish Cauldron Spell
Pahlish Cauldron Spell

Pahlish Cauldron Spell
Pahlish Cauldron Spell

Lantern Waste is a cream/nude crelly with coral/red hexes, and gold flakes that are subtle but noticeable. This one also had a great formula with no issues. I used 3 coats.

Pahlish Lantern Waste
Pahlish Lantern Waste

Pahlish Lantern Waste
Pahlish Lantern Waste

Tashbaan is a pink crelly - girly but slightly muted. It has dark taupe flecks, and hints of pink shimmer. The application was good, but it's prone to dragging, so wait in between coats. I used 3 coats here.

Pahlish Tashbaan
Pahlish Tashbaan

Pahlish Tashbaan

I've been loving the recent releases by Pahlish, these included. I'd love to get my hands on the rest of the collection, along with some of the others in her shop. And when I say some of, I mean all of! :)

These are available from the Pahlish shop. Check out their website for other retailers. You can also follow Pahlish on Facebook and Instagram.

What do you think of these? Do you own any polishes from this collection?

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.

24 comments:

  1. The reference is Narnia! These are all places that feature in the books.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I knew that someone else would know the reference!

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  2. These are some nice shades! I'm loving all three of them a lot.

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    1. They are really nice shades! Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  3. sweet shades are totally a must-have this season!

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    1. Agreed! I believe these came out in spring but they work for summer as well.

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  4. These are beautiful. I don't own any Pahlish polishes (yet) but I have seen so many I'd want to wear!

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    1. It is definitely worth getting a few if you can. I really enjoy the stuff that she's been coming out lately.

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  5. I love Pahlish! These are are all lovely.

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    1. Yay, another Pahlish fan! Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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    1. Isn't it?! It has the "work appropriate with a twist" look to it. :)

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  7. The reference is to the Chronicles of Narnia. The Wood Between the Worlds is a forest full of magical pools where the "worlds" are found. Narnia amd Tashabaan are some of the worlds. Some of the polishes names reference different things about the series. For example, Lantern Waste is the name of the area where Lucy first stepped into Narnia when she went through the wardrobe. Yes....I'm a total geek. I love this collection.

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  8. sorry for the typos up there. I'm on my phone, typing one handed while holding a baby.

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    1. Not to worry! I appreciated the detailed explanation - thanks for this. I've never read the Chronicles of Narnia but it sounds interesting. :)

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  9. I think they're named after things in Narnia, I love these polishes, they are so pretty, you did great swatches!! :)

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    1. Thank you Gillian - I enjoyed swatching these because they are all shades I'd want to wear. :)

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  10. Tashbean is gorgeous. I also really love Nine Names and Charn from the collection

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Tashbaan, and I'll have to check out those other two. :)

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  11. Hello Meghan,

    Every three are very beautiful, but I have none of it. I would gladly buy both first ones but my banker doesn’t agree. The pink not, because it’s a shade which doesn’t work with my skin’s complexion.
    I discovered Palhish last winter and I have some of their polishes that I love infinitely. You found the exact word to qualify polishes of this brand : subtle. For me, it’s really a brand to be followed and to be bought … when my finances will feel better.

    Amitiés,
    Claire

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    1. Hi Claire! I'm in the same boat as you - I just don't have the money now to buy polish. There's quite a few polishes on her site that I'd love, but I just can't afford them right now. :( Luckily, I don't think she's going anywhere anytime soon, so maybe when your finances are better you can buy some. :)

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