Hi everyone!! I know I've been gone a few days, schoolwork has been a bit overwhelming lately. But an exciting thing happened in my absence, I realized that my ONE YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY was on Monday!! I just wanted to THANK YOU guys for reading my blog, I have really enjoyed "meeting" you all on this journey and sharing my love of nail polish with everyone <3 It's been a blast and here's to many more years of blogging!!! I have something special planned to thank you guys, so stay tuned!
A few weeks back I posted a picture of the newest collection from Pretty Serious and a lot of you were curious about the brand, so this week I will be reviewing the polishes that I bought from Pretty Serious! Pretty Serious is an Australian cosmetics brand that is the brainchild of the amazing Kaz over at Pretty Random. Her blog is pretty much like my nail polish bible. Pretty Serious also has eyeshadows and lipglosses to match her collections, which is so cool because I can't think of any other nail polish company that does that today!
At first I had called Pretty Serious an "indie" brand, but once I received my package in the mail, I could no longer use that term with this brand. I knew Pretty Serious stuff was going to be awesome, but I was literally blown away when I opened my package. Kaz's line is professionally manufactured, bottled, labeled and packaged in boxes with artwork done by Leigh Young. This is not your run-of-the mill etsy polish with handwritten labels and bleeding glitter. No friends, this is so much more than that. There is so much thought and care put into this line and it shows. I am beyond impressed with Pretty Serious Cosmetics!! So instead of calling it an indie brand, I think I will call it a boutique brand =)
Pretty Serious polishes retail for $9.95 AUD, and she ships internationally. Shipping from Australia to the US was very reasonable and took less than a week. I was shocked when my order arrived so quickly! For now, Pretty Serious has two complete collections with many more in the works. Kaz has an AMAZING Halloween collection in the works so stay tuned for that!
You can find Pretty Serious Cosmetics here: Pretty-Serious.com.
First up is is Pretty Serious Into Dreams. Into Dreams is from the most recent collection called In the Night. It is an amazing, rich purple with pink shimmer scattered throughout. It is one of the most glowy purples that I own and I am absolutely smitten with it! The formula on this was on the thicker side but very smooth and an absolute dream to apply! When I swatched it, I had just opened a new bottle of Seche Vite, and for some reason that sucker was full of bubbles. So any bubbles that you may see in these swatches is a result of the Seche Vite, not the polish!
Here's 2 easy coats of Pretty Serious Into Dreams. Enjoy!
Next up is Pretty Serious Nightmaren. Nightmaren is also from the In the Night collection. It is a warm red with golden shimmer. Red and gold is a combo of pure perfection, there are no two colors that go together quite like those two. The golden shimmer in this polish makes it a perfect red for fall. It has that same glowy effect like Into Dreams, and I just can't get enough! Nightmaren is amazing, no doubt! Formula was similar to Into Dreams, on the thicker side but smooth with super easy application. Another thing I love is that all of the Pretty Serious polishes I tried were 2 easy coats to full opacity. How awesome is that?!
So here's 2 coats of Pretty Serious Nightmaren. Enjoy!!
What do you guys think of these Pretty Serious polishes?
Thanks for stopping by today and THANK YOU for helping me make it to a year of blogging!! See you all tomorrow for some more Pretty Serious goodies =)