Forget the gym cutie, the charming cobbler, and the handsome local grocer when you have Pretty Serious Stud Muffin! 😉
Lately I was craving red nail polish, and even though I have my favourites, there was an untried one in the mix from the Pretty Serious Well Meaning But Ultimately Quite Awkward Pet Names Collection that was calling out to me in sweet tones. (What kind of nailphile would I be, if I didn’t answer the call?)
Pretty Serious Stud Muffin Pictures
Pretty Serious Stud Muffin Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of Pretty Serious Stud Muffin
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
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Pretty Serious Stud Muffin 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.
- Red (Yes)
- Creme (Yes, with multiple coats. With fewer coats, it looks like a jelly-creme.)
- Name: Pretty Serious Stud Muffin
- Collection: Pretty Serious Well Meaning But Ultimately Quite Awkward Pet Names Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Darkling Squishy, Baron von Bootiful, Cuddle Bunny, Gloomy Kitty, Honey Puff, Pookie, Pumpkin Head, Snugglebutt, Stud Muffin & Sugar Cakes
- Amount: 11 mL (0.37 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $9.95 AUD
- Disclosure: Pretty Serious Stud Muffin is a press sample provided by PR.
- Where to Buy: Pretty Serious website, Harlow & Co. & select stockists
Pretty Serious Stud Muffin Review
Stud Muffin by Pretty Serious is a bright, classic red that has a pinch of orange. It’s a great hue to wear to nearly any occasion, and while it adds a pop of vibrancy, it’s not overly flashy or wild.
I love wearing a red lipstick with red nail polish, and then a monochromatic black outfit. It’s more dramatic that way, and sometimes it’s the simplest pairing of colours that makes the biggest statement.
When you wear more coats of this polish, it appears like a creme, but because it doesn’t look flat, I’d say that the finish is more of a jelly-creme finish. It’s translucent, which makes it wonderfully shiny! (Even before applying a top coat, your nails look exceptionally glossy.)
You can see your visible nail line, due to the finish, but it can be built up with more coats, if that’s not your jam.
I used three coats, and it covered well. You could slightly see some of the nail line in person, but it was hardly noticeable from a normal viewing distance that I didn’t feel the need to wear a fourth coat.
Since the first coat is translucent, you can apply a glitter nail polish on top, and then a second coat of red over the glitter to create a Glitter Sandwich Manicure. The glitter will peek through in the most beautiful way!
Application & Formula
Stud Muffing by Pretty Serious has an ideal formula because it’s silky smooth, and it flows nicely onto your nails. It also self-levels, which makes it one of the easier formulas for beginners to use.
Also, when I removed it, I didn’t get any staining (but of course I used my favourite base coat of choice, which is really a nail strengthener – OPI Nail Envy.)
Ingredients & Animal-Friendliness
Those who are making conscious shopping choices will be pleased to know that Pretty Serious Cosmetics’ nail polishes are vegan and cruelty-free.
Additionally, they don’t contain any Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, or Toluene.
Final Verdict: 8/10
The timeless red, the finish, and the easy-as-pie formula are all reasons why I’m giving Pretty Serious Stud Muffin such a high score!
I appreciate the simplicity of red nails, even though when I was younger, red nails were something I thought I’d never sport. My how times have changed, right?
If you’re just starting to build your nail-polish collection, a red is a staple, and this is a great, fuss-free one to enjoy!
What’s your go-to red nail polish? Which colours do you consider ‘staples’ for any nail-polish collection?