Midsummer Skies is a super pale lavendar that in my bottle and on my nails looks a lot paler than any of the pictures I saw on the Pahlish Bigcartel Site or on any other swatches. But this could either be due to differences in the batches or how it plays against my skintone and in different lighting. OK so now we established the base color - the softest lavender just short of pastel you can think of - on to the glitter. Ogling my bottle I see copper and aqua blue tiny whiny micro glitters in myriads. On me the copper glitter though looked mostly like a burnt dark orange only out in the sun you can guess that there is a hint of copper.
Now the formula: those pale colors are notoriously carrying a reputation of coming in streaky and patchy formulas. Pahlish Midsummer Skies appears the same upon the first coat but a second medium thick coat provided a perfect opacity. It is not 100 % selfleveling as you can see on my middle finger but if I did not load my brush with too much polish, this was no issue. Dry time was quick and the surface of my nails was smooth and decently shiny. The removal is no big deal but you might be surprised to find that the polish has a sandy feel when coming off - due to the micro glitter but there is no elbow grease required.
Final thoughts: this lavender is one of the prettiest I have in my stash and it walks the line so well between overly sweet and vibrant - just perfect!!!
I ordered Pahlish Midsummer Skies with Pahlish Bigcartel Shop here.
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