September 6, 2013

Polish TBH Swatches & Review

Happy Friday! Today I have 4 polishes from a new to me indie brand called Polish TBH to share with you guys! I was drawn to this brand because she has a Harry Potter Collection, I kind of love Harry Potter themed polishes, I thank (and blame) Kirsten from Glitta Gloves for that obsession. All 4 of the polishes are from the Diagon Alley Collection, there are 2 more from this collection that also look fab..>I'm sure I'll be picking them up eventually! 

Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Dark & Difficult Times is a grey/blue base with black holo and charcoal glitter along with red and green color shifting flakes. Love this, it's my favorite of the 4 I have for you today. I love how much there is going on in this polish, it gives it a ton of depth. I feel like photos aren't really doing this the justice it deserves, it's beautiful. The formula was good, it was a bit sheer on the first coat but it built easily, I ended up using 3 thin coats for full opacity. If you tend to do thicker coats 2 would probably work for you. Both photos below are in natural sunlight.

Pumpkin Pasties is a mix of gold, orange, pink, white and black glitter in different sizes & shapes in a clear base. I really like this one, it feels very Fall/Halloween to m! The formula was a bit on the thick side due to the amount of glitter but I didn't have any application issues and the glitter payoff was great. I used 1 coat over Seche Wonderfully Witty for the photos below. 

Lighting: Shade

Sorcerer's Stone is a red to brown/black thermal polish! I *think* this is my first thermal polish from an indie brand, I've been wanting to try polishes like these out because I love the effect and you don't see interesting variations of these types of polishes from big mainstream brands. I love the effect of this one, the color shift is nice and noticeable and I didn't need to dunk my hand in warm/cold water to get it to change....I also really like the mix of glitter in this! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.  

Thestral is a black jelly base with silver, lavender hex glitter, there is also a bit of silver micro glitter in here. I love the depth this one has, it looks like the glitter is floating throughout it. I did have some minor issues with the formula feeling a little gooey (for lack of a better term), it was good on the first coat but I found applying the second coat difficult. I think this would be best layered over a black base, you would still get the effect but application would be easier! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Lighting: Shade

Polish TBH is available for US orders at, for international orders they are available at


  1. This is an awesome collection! I like them all, but my favorite is probably Sorcerer's Stone.

  2. I've reviewed those already :)

  3. Sorcerers Stone and Trestral are beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous swatches as always. I really love Thestral a lot!

  5. You're right...pumpkin pasties is halloweenish! I'm so in the mood for autumn!

  6. I LOVE HARRY POTTER POLISHES. No love is the wrong word, I am obsessed! Does anyone else know of any good indie brands? Right now I have some Alanna Renee and some Shades of Phoenix plus a Lac Attack.


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