Pahlish – Opaleye & China Glaze – Let’s Shell-ebrate

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! My wish for all of us this new year is health and happiness, safety and peace! Today’s manicure is a nice combo using polishes from Pahlish and China Glaze.


Pahlish – Opaleye & China Glaze – Let’s Shell-ebrate

Pahlish Opaleye is from the Fantastic Beast Trio. It is available as of my writing this post on her website HERE. This is a medium lavender with a brighter purple shimmer. You cannot see the shimmer on the nail, it’s just there to add a glow to the nail. Formula was great! The first coat was a little streaky but it built up and leveled off beautifully with a second coat.

China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate is from the newest 2016 Holiday Collection, Seas and Greetings. This has a very slight tinted base with gold and purple glitter and shimmer. It has a great formula. The glitter comes out and distributes perfectly on the nail. No dabbing or maneuvering needed. I used just one coat over the Pahlish on my middle and ring fingers. My bottle has a slight tinted base but I don’t think this would ever build up to be opaque. I think it is intended as a topper. It does dry very smooth and only one coat of topcoat is needed.


Pahlish Opaleye, 2 coats plus topcoat and China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate, 1 coat as a topper and 1 coat topcoat.

You can click on the individual photos below to enlarge them.

Inside in a bright corner with overhead light…


Inside in a sun/shade mix through a window…


Inside in direct sun through a window…


Here’s a quick paper swatch of one thick coat of China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate…

China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate



Well, there we have it!
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