Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights is from the Christmas Without Snow Collection.
It made me think about how, after last winter was unusually mild here, a lot of people were predicting that Mother Nature would hook up with Old Man Winter this year for a real doozie!
Thankfully, that hasn’t been the case. Mother Nature didn’t reply to Old Man Winter’s e-mail….yet! 😉 Maybe she’s busy planning an awesome summer, and she doesn’t want to get distracted. Or maybe his e-mail accidentally landed in the spam folder…
Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights Pictures
Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights 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 Hot Summer Nights Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Inky blue jelly with silver micro glitter
- Name: Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights
- Collection: Pretty Serious Christmas Without Snow Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the Pretty Serious Christmas Without Snow 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 Hot Summer Nights Review
If you love writing as much as I do, at some point, you probably have admired the colour of ink on paper. It’s dark blue with a bit of shimmer. Hot Summer Nights by Pretty Serious is reminiscent of that deep, mysterious shade.
It also reminds me of a night sky – it’s dark, but there’s just enough blue to keep it from looking completely black.
The glitter is silver, but the finish of the polish gives it a wash of blue. These pieces wind up looking bright, and they offer a lot of twinkle that you’ll appreciate the most on a sunny day.
Hot Summer Nights by Pretty Serious has what I would describe as a creme finish because it goes on very opaque, but since it seems to tint the silver glitter slightly blue, it must actually be a jelly. (If it was a straight creme, it would just completely cover the glitter instead of letting it shine through.)
Application & Formula
The formula was wonderful! Even with a single coat, I got incredible coverage. Depending on how thick you apply each coat, you could get full coverage with one coat! (I used 2 coats out of habit.)
It applied easily, and I found it pretty much went where I wanted it to go. The parts where I got it on my skin were due to my own fault. (I often paint my nails at night while doing other things like watching TV or even blogging because I like to multitask.)
Like with many saturated blues, this one gives your fingers a blue tint when you remove it. However, it doesn’t stain them permanently! Just wash your hands a few times in a row, and the blue comes right off.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Hot Summer Nights by Pretty Serious is dramatic and fierce! I liked how it wasn’t so dark that it looked straight-up black. The glitter also helped to add life to the polish and make it fun to look at, especially in the sunlight.
I was impressed with the coverage and the smooth formula.
If you’re looking for a vampy blue, this is a lovely one to have in your collection!
Are you ready for winter to be over? Do you look forward to the summer or another season? (My favourite season is the fall, although years ago, I would’ve said summer.)
Edit: Yay! I’m so honoured that Pretty Serious Cosmetics retweeted my tweet!