For my New Year’s Eve manicure, I nearly went for OPI GoldenEye. Instead, I chose Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset to ring in the New Year!
It’s from the Christmas Without Snow Collection that went on sale December 1st, 2012.
What was on your nails when you were celebrating the beginning of 2013?
Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset has everything I was looking for – saturated colour and plenty of sparkle.
When it arrived in the mail, I tore open the package like a sewer rat looking for lunch. I was extremely excited because I’ve never tried any Pretty Serious nail polishes before!
This did not disappoint!
Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset Pictures
Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset 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 Seasonal Sunset Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Rusty jelly base
√ Bright golden & copper microglitter particles
- Name: Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset
- 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 Seasonal Sunset Review
Seasonal Sunset by Pretty Serious is a rusty red nail polish that’ll knock your socks off. (And when it does, you may as well give yourself a pedicure. I think having your socks fly off is a sign from your foot to tell you it wants some pampering.) 😉
The saturated hue reminds me of autumn! It’s rich (like that delicious cheesecake you ate during the holidays).
There are glassflecks that sparkle with a ferocity that made me instantly think of that Alicia Keys song about a girl being on fire. I imagined my nails singing that song about themselves.
The effect of the copper and gold glassflecks is so beautiful to behold. It looked amazing in the bottle, but I think it looks even better on your nails!
This polish creates the kind of manicure that you’ll find yourself staring at throughout the day. You may need to resist the strong urge to constantly stare at your nails or onlookers will think you’re a vain polish peacock!
Seasonal Sunset by Pretty Serious has a jelly finish. This better allows the glassflecks to shine through and become a force to be reckoned with!
Application & Formula
While I absolutely adore the colour and the finish, the application was extremely challenging to me. Maybe it was just my bottle, but the polish itself was very thick like gel, which made it impossible to apply thin coats.
Rectifying this situation is incredibly easy, thankfully. All you need to do is add a few drops of nail-polish thinner (not remover!), and the consistency will be perfect and easy-to-work-with. 🙂
All Pretty Serious nail polishes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Despite the formula issues, I’m still giving Pretty Serious Cosmetics a very high score because the colour really stands out in my collection. I loved wearing this so much. It added that festive feel to my manicure without being a traditional glitterbomb.
I consider Seasonal Sunset to be a must-have nail polish!
What did you wear on your nails to ring in the New Year? How was your New Year’s Eve? What did you do to celebrate?
Edit: Wow, Pretty Serious Cosmetics retweeted my tweet about this blog post!