Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pahlish & Elevation Polish April Collaboration Duo: Budding Bromance

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Last April Pahlish began putting out monthly duos, which I have been lucky enough to own each month since. This April Pahlish brought back all of the duos for purchase and did a special collaboration duo with Elevation Polish called Budding Bromance! Pahlish's restocks have gotten crazy (which is awesome for Pahlish!) and I was glad to get my hands on this the first Friday in April. When I wore this the first time I tried to do my usual gradient... it looked tragic haha. Since I'm sure you've seen enough of them together, I decided to show these separately this time around.

First I have Pahlish Romance. Described by Pahlish as a "light and airy grey with copper microshimmer and blue and green shimmer." I showed it with an accent of OPI Lights Of Emerald City.

Pahlish Romance
Accent of OPI Lights Of Emerald City

I have to admit I had some trouble with the formula. It was thick and would not self-level. I added a ton of thinner and still application was tricky. I tried two thicker coats which didn't work well, so then I did three thinner coats and slapped on a nice thick layer of KBShimmer Clearly On Top. I also wish the shimmer was more noticeable. I don't want to admit I'm disappointed in Pahlish but I am. Why, polish gods, why?!

Pahlish Romance
Accent of OPI Lights Of Emerald City

Pahlish Romance

Next I have Elevation Polish Bromance. This is a "clear topper with winter white satin squares and hex, sparse matte grey glitter, scattered red-green shifting flakies, in a soft holographic base." I have one coat of Bromance over KBShimmer Honeydew List (the most perfect green ever!).

Elevation Polish Bromance
Shown over KBShimmer Honeydew List

Elevation Polish Bromance
Shown over KBShimmer Honeydew List

I had a tough time with Bromace's formula, too, unfortunately. I felt like it was hard to get enough of the good stuff on the nail without being too sparse which made it feel thick. It also had that self-leveling problem that Romance did. I am surprised that this is a bit of a let-down as well.

Elevation Polish Bromance
Shown over KBShimmer Honeydew List

Sorry for the bummer review of such an exciting duo. I will still say that Pahlish and Elevation fans and collectors will still need these. Because Addiction.

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