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Pretty Serious Pastel Pet Names Collection Swatches

Pretty Serious Pastel Pet Names Collection Swatches

When the Pretty Serious Pastel Pet Names Collection landed in my mailbox a couple of days ago, it was akin to the tiny umbrella you get with a tropical cocktail – it doesn’t get more summery than that!

These pastels are bright and just a tiptoe away from sneaking into neon territory. But don’t walk gingerly. Run over to the Pretty Serious website because, as they have been very popular shades, a couple of the colours have already sold out. (I think I read on their Facebook page that they’ll have more stock at the end of June, though, so don’t sweat it if you missed the first batch.)

I found that Cutie Patootie (purple) and Doodle Bug (blue) were more pigmented than the others, and I only needed to use two thin coats for great coverage. The rest required three thin coats to get a streak-free finish.

To get even coverage, I recommend using thin coats, as some colours are milky. Also, allow each coat to dry a little before applying the next layer. This will help minimize or eliminate streaking.

All of them are cremes, so you won’t be scrubbing your paws raw to remove them.

I love the colour palette for this collection. The shades complement each other flawlessly, which makes them versatile for wearing as a skittle manicure or incorporated into nail art.

As usual, Pretty Serious nail polishes don’t contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, or DBP. They are also vegan and cruelty-free.

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Pretty Serious Post Apocalyptic Princess Collection (Part 2) Swatches

Pretty Serious Post Apocalyptic Princess Collection Part 2 Swatches

The Pretty Serious Post Apocalyptic Princess Collection grows bigger with the second instalment: six new colours that are already available now!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics is an Australian indie company that offers vegan, cruelty-free nail polishes and international shipping.

Karen, the owner and Managing Director of the company never ceases to impress me with her vast imagination because her creations are always special with interesting colour combinations and finishes!

The formula on all of these were great – easy to apply and wonderful coverage with just two coats.

It’s hard to choose a favourite in the Pretty Serious Post Apocalyptic Princess Collection (Part 2) because they’re all so gorgeous! But, if I absolutely had to make a choice, I’d go with Bump-Dee-Bump, followed closely by Forbidden Zone (red) and An Uzi from Daddy (purple).

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Pretty Serious Stud Muffin Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Stud Muffin Swatches Review

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?)

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Super Bowl Nail Art

Football Nail Art Super Bowl Nail Art

To get into the football festivities, I whipped up simple Super Bowl Nail Art featuring Zoya Desiree, Zoya Chanelle, OPI Angel with a Leadfoot, and BB Couture Frontier Woman.

You can see the shiny version (as shown above), but if you scroll further down this post, you’ll see a mattified version where I used Pretty Serious Matte All the Things Top Coat.

Today, the Carolina Panthers will go up against the Denver Broncos for the NFL Super Bowl. Although I’m not a diehard football fan, I watch the big game each year because it’s exciting!

Each team has so much on the line, and the players put their ‘all’ into the game. It makes for a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat experience, especially when it’s a close call right up until the very end.

I was inspired to paint this after admiring the talented nail design by Jema aka @nailsbyjema on Instagram. I used different nail polishes to put my own twist on it.

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Pretty Serious Badlands Bandit Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Badlands Bandit Swatches Review

Don’t feel blue. Wear blue!

Pretty Serious Badlands Bandit steals the nail show. (It hails from the Post Apocalyptic Princess Collection.)

If there was a swimming pool for robots, I imagine that they would look like Pretty Serious Badlands Bandit. It has a futuristic feel, and the rich sapphire blue packs a lot of punch, like the boxing glove on a spring activated by a button in The Goonies.

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Pretty Serious Hack the Halls Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Hack the Halls Swatches & Review

Considering that green nail polish is my ‘Comfort Colour,’ it’s surprising how it’s been a while since I sported one!

Pretty Serious Hack the Halls, come to mama! 😉

Hailing from the Pretty Serious Ghosts of Christmas Future Collection, this new grass green with a metallic foil finish is what I imagine the lawns in the year 4000 to look like. (Maybe by then, they’ll be self-watering.)

Whoa – can you believe that Christmas is just days away? Where did December go? I feel like in the blink of an eye, the Efficient Elves came, wrapped up the month in curly ribbons, and are already preparing for next year’s campaign!

Hey, did any of you watch the Miss Universe 2015 competition? I rarely ever tune into beauty pageants, but I saw short snippets while also checking out Mariah Carey’s Christmas specials.

It was unfortunate that Steve Harvey flubbed his climactic announcement, which led to initially crowning the incorrect winner. However, this is just another reminder that people make mistakes. We’re human. And sadly, people get socially crucified when they’re not flawless. It didn’t help that, in his case, his mortifying mistake was broadcast live, opening a can of worms for ridicule and memes referencing that Kanye-Taylor-Beyonce awards-show moment.

I don’t know a lot about Steve Harvey, but the way he handled this major slip-up makes me respect him. He didn’t externalize things and list excuses for why he read the card wrong. He was accountable for his actions, he apologized to the appropriate individuals, and he expressed that he was upset about making the mistake.

It sounded genuine to me, and although it may affect his future career opportunities, it means a lot that he owned up to it right off the bat. (I’m not a fan of sweeping things under the rug due to inflated egos.)

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