Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oldie but Goodie: Pahlish Fire in the Taco Bell

Today's weather was seriously crazy.  Like for real crazy.  My heart and thoughts go out to those who lost their families, homes, and businesses in the tornadoes that ravaged north Georgia today.  I'm very thankful that we're all ok here in Blue-Eyed Girl land, but it was really nerve-wracking all day.  Although, I did spend most of the day at the allergist, which came back with an astounding I'm not allergic to anything.  Weird, huh?  Oh well!  At least that rules out one more thing in the never ending search for a reason why I've been sick for a very long time. They did, however, determine that I have asthma.  I'm glad to know why, no matter how hard I've tried, I can't run even short distances despite being in really good shape.

Since I've been feeling kinda blah and I'm working on clearing out my old photos, you guys get another Oldie but Goodie!  I'm sure you're so excited.  Photos for tonight's polish, or Pahlish...  (Heh heh heh.  See what I did there?) were actually taken at Disney World this past summer when we went for my 30th birthday, which means that I don't have any bottle shots.  These were taken in full sun with three layers alone without undies.

Fire in the Taco Bell is an orange jelly with hot pink hexes and squares.  I topped the three layers with a thick layer of Seche Vite.  Sadly, you can tell that there's some pull back and shrinking.

Overlook those gnarly cuticles, if you can...  This was in the middle of July at a theme park after all!

The polish applied easily with the glitters coming out on the brush easily and spreading without any manipulation.  I'm sure it would look amazing over undies, which might actually help with the shrinkage, but I didn't wear it over any undies before I sold it.

Despite how pretty this polish is, I decided that the orange just wasn't for me.  As a gal who went to UGA, I'm not a huge orange fan.  Usually, most oranges don't look great on me, either, but Fire in the Taco Bell is actually one that looked pretty good with my skin tone!  Sadly, it appears that Shannon from Pahlish has changed the formula, so if you order it from her store now, it will be a little different than mine.  It's still very pretty, though.

You can purchase Pahlish at her Etsy store, which is restocked every Friday at 7pm central time, and Llarowe.  Although, keep in mind that it's cheaper to order directly from Pahlish's etsy site if you live in the US.

How do you avoid shrinkage?


  1. Pretty jelly! Im not an orange fan either but that one is cute, plus the name is pretty funny :D
    Also, the thicker and older your SV, the more shrinkage. Keep some seche restore around and shrinking will be a thing of the past!

    1. Surprisingly, this was at the beginning of a new bottle... I notice that when I do straight up jellies without undies, the risk of shrinkage goes up exponentially. Versus, if I just wear one coat of a jelly glitter over undies, it doesn't shrink quite as much. Either way, I just ordered KBShimmer's new quick dry topcoat, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that works out. :)