Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day is from the Christmas Without Snow Collection.
The name cracks me up because it conjures up a mental image of chattering teeth on a winter’s day or the way Polar Bear Plunge participants must feel after they jump into the freezing water.
Wikipedia says that a Blue Gum can refer to Eucalyptus in Australia.
Considering that Pretty Serious Cosmetics is an Australian brand, this plant is probably what they’re referring to. Still, I like my idea of chattering teeth because it brings to mind those little wind-up toys that are both amusing and creepy.
Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day Pictures
Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day Ingredients
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride, Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-Butyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone 1, Polyvinyl Butyral, Trimethyl Pentanediyl Dibenzoate.
May Contain +/-: CI 15850 Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 Red 6 Lake, CI 77499 Black Iron oxide, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 15880 Red 34 Lake, CI 77019 Mica, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77491 Red Iron Oxide, CI 77510 Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77000 Aluminium Paste, Silica, CI 60725 Violet 2, Polyethylene Terephthalate.
Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Rich green with blue shimmer
- Name: Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day
- Collection: Pretty Serious Christmas Without Snow Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the Pretty Serious Christmas Without Snow Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Seasonal Sunset, Blue Gums on Boxing Day, Hot Summer Nights, Party by the Pool, Santa’s Sunburn & Twinkling Lights
- Amount: 11 mL (0.37 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Pretty Serious Cosmetics.)
- Where to Buy: Pretty Serious Cosmetics website
Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day Review
You know that I’m a greeeeen fieeend! 😉 So you probably already guessed that I enjoyed wearing this manicure.
Blue Gums on Boxing Day by Pretty Serious is emerald, which is right on trend. Apparently emerald is supposed to be the colour of 2013. (That makes me really happy!)
There’s almost a glaze of blue that you’ll notice in different lighting and when you move your fingers. It gives the overall look a more wintry feel.
Blue Gums on Boxing Day has a shimmery finish that catches the light and dances with it. This is a polish that doesn’t look flat. It moves as you move!
Application & Formula
The formula was easy to control. I found that it self-levelled very well, which made application a cinch.
The consistency was on the thinner side, so that’s why I used 3 coats. I got great coverage at 2 coats, but I added an extra one because sometimes with thin polishes, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat can shrink the polish prematurely. An extra coat sometimes helps to avoid that. In this case, even with 3 coats, you’ll notice that I got a bit of tip wear.
All Pretty Serious nail polishes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Green lovers will enjoy wearing Pretty Serious Blue Gums on Boxing Day. It’s a fun shade that’s full of life and that has an interesting blue that flashes subtly.
This is the type of green that’s totally in my comfort zone. It’s a ‘me’ shade, so it gets 2 thumbs up. 🙂
When you think of Blue Gums, do chattering teeth or eucalyptus spring to mind first? Do you celebrate Boxing Day where you live? What’s the last green nail polish you wore?