I can hardly contain my excitement, but now I no longer have to! It’s time to spill the beans on this project that has been in progress since around early 2013! Yup, it’s been a long time coming!
I’m so proud to showcase the world premiere of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, the colour that I designed! *Squeals*
(EDIT: It’s part of the Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Collection launching Tuesday July 15 at 7 pm EDT. If you’re in Australia, where the company is, it’ll be Wednesday July 16 at 9 am AEST.)
In collaboration with the talented Karen (aka Kaz) of the Australian-based company, Pretty Serious Cosmetics, my nailphile dreams came true for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! (Many thanks to her for all the hard work she put in and for her patience.)
We communicated back and forth, and Kaz listened to the visions of a colour that would represent my dream nail polish. She mixed and mixed, created variations, sent it to the lab, and then showed me photos of the results. From there, I gave my feedback, the colour was tweaked, and we landed on what makes my heart race!
Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn is part of a blogger collection comprised of other shades that will launch later this week for sale all over the world! (Stay tuned when I share the official press release.)
Swatch And Learn by Pretty Serious has a strong green base and is very sparkly when you first see it straight-on, but throughout the day when you look at your manicure at different angles, you’ll see golden, blue, and purplish pink nuances. I’d like to think of these as fun surprises for the wearer, which I always enjoy.
For this reason, it was tricky to photograph. Haha, you should’ve seen some of the angles I had to photograph it – it was like I was a nail-polish-loving contortionist!
In today’s blog post, I’ll show you TONS of swatches and bottle photos in various lighting and in different angles, so that you get a glimpse into why I love it so much. It is more magical in person, and I hope that you’ll also enjoy wearing it. (If you purchase it and photograph your manicure or pedicure of it, please feel free to tag me on social media, so I can check it out!)
Normally, I post swatches and detailed reviews of nail polishes, but, seeing as I designed the colour, I think any review would be way too biased. (I’ll leave the reviews for the other amazing bloggers out there. I’m so excited to hear what bloggers and non-bloggers think of my shade!)
I must take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all my loyal blog readers! I had you all in mind when I designed this, and I have something really special planned very soon later this month when I celebrate my 4-year blogiversary. (You won’t want to miss it – lots of giveaways – hint hint!)
Without amazing readers like you, my blog would be like a one-sided megaphone. You are the reason why I am encouraged to continue, and you never cease to put a smile on my face with your sweet comments and thoughtfulness. Your support hasn’t gone unappreciated, so I’m dedicating Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn to all of you!
There’s a quote I read some time ago: It’s not how you got to the top that counts. It’s who you brought with you.
While I haven’t made it to the top, on my journey to continually improve myself and the blog, my proudest achievement is being able to bring you all along with me for the ride.
Thanks for keeping me company during my journey thus far!