Pahlish “Hashshashin”

The Hashhashin are a deadly and mysterious group of assassins camped out somewhere west? south? of Kublai Khan’s stronghold- and when there’s a midnight attack on the Khan’s life, Marco (of Netflix’s series “Marco Polo”) thinks he  knows what’s up. So naturally, he marches off into the desert with a pal to try and get some answers. This creamy beige-nude polish echoes the colors of the sandy cliffs and crevices that hide the mysterious assassins. That smoking-hot red shimmer that  peeks out? I’m thinking that is inspired by Marco’s *cough* sultry scarlet-hued hallucination. (See below for inspiration shots from the show!)


This polish was shockingly opaque. I almost never wear nudes, since they cause me so much frustration (sometimes they’re thick, sometimes they’re sheer, sometimes they’re way off for my paler-than-the-moon complexion). But this. This. It blew my expectations out of the water.  Where has this been all my life?! This is two coats and no top coat. Perfectly opaque and satisfyingly glossy. The formula makes it really easy to work with, and it is surprisingly self leveling (I don’t know why I’m even surprised anymore- all Pahlishes are like this). I was so pleased with it that I threw on these tiny little red balls that I’ve been saving for nail art (sometimes I lose control and do unexpected nail art?).

In the sun, the red shimmer glows- in the shade in hides away (kind of like the opposite of ninja assassins?). I like how this makes you feel like you’ve got this great nail polish secret. Like poison lipstick (but less deadly…maybe just like secretly super minty lipgloss).


Okay, so if you’re looking to avoid any potential spoilers for the show, maybe avert your eyeballs for these two pictures! If you’re curious about the inspiration (or not the best at drawing conclusions about plots from random photos) look at these inspiration shots!

What do you think?

Hashhashin” and the rest of the Adventures of Marco Polo collection are available on Pahlish’s website right now! Snap them up before they disappear! In all my time as a polish addict, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a whole collection that I’ve liked as thoroughly as this one. They’re each totally unique, and the formulas are really fantastic. If you’d like to check out the whole collection, feel free to peruse my teaser post here, or browse through my individual posts here.


8 thoughts on “Pahlish “Hashshashin”

    1. From what I can tell, I think Bad Wolf is darker and more taupey-brown. I think BW also has more obvious shimmer (whereas the shimmer in Hashshashin only comes out to play in the sun, making it more of a creme finish than a full on shimmer finish). Hope that helps!

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