Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Holiday 2014 Rooftop Soiree Collection Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! Today I have an awesome holiday polish collection from Pretty Serious Cosmetics to show you! The collection is called Rooftop Soiree and it has six awesome glittery shades that will light up your holiday season. This Australian brand has really impressed me in the past with their products and this is no exception, they are fabulous!

First is my favorite, Red Carpet Treatment. It's a red jelly base filled with multisized red hex glitters, silver and purple/blue iridescent mini hex glitter and bits of holographic glitter. It's freaking amazing. It's very deep and mesmerizing, I could look at this polish all day! It reminds me of Lynnderella Undead Red but without the chunky large glitters. I think I like this one more! Great formula, two coats.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Red Carpet Treatment

Next is Glitz & Glamour, it has blingy silvery flake glitters and champagne gold flakes in a clear base. This one reminds me a bit of those super metallic glitters that you've seen from a few indie brands lately, but this is more delicate and layerable in my opinion. I used three coats here to show it on its own.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Glitz & Glamour

Cocktail Bar is a freaking beautiful teal green jelly with a mix of green and blue glitters. This one was a little chunkier than Red Carpet Treatment, but not difficult to apply. You need this, it's amazing. This is two coats.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Cocktail Bar

Here is Daphne After Dark which has multicolored blingy glitters in an inky charcoal almost-black base. This one is super hot, it is a chic more sophisticated version of those "happy birthday" glitter polishes. This is a little thick, I had to take care on the second coat to layer it evenly; I would recommend waiting for the first layer to dry pretty well before the second coat. I used two coats here and two coats of top coat for a glassy finish.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne After Dark

This one is called Moments Til Midnight. It is a deep but bright blue jelly packed full of golden glitters in varying sizes. I really like the idea of this, but it was thick and a little difficult to apply. The large glitters sink in the bottle, but I didn't have trouble getting them out on my brush. I used two coats here with two layers of top coat.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Moments Til Midnight

Last is Invitation Only, an awesomely complex shade. It's a metallic grey with color shifting pink and green particles as well as micro holographic shimmer. I love this and it's SO beautiful! I could see myself wearing this all winter long. It's got a thick but not too thick formula, you could get it opaque in one coat but I used two here. It dries shiny, if you wanted to skip top coat on this one you could.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Invitation Only

The collection comes in their decorative boxes of course, and they are all jazzed up for the holidays! I love their artwork, it's always so fun!
Pretty Serious Cosmetics holiday box art

This collection is available now on the Pretty Serious Cosmetics website for $9.95 per bottle, or you can buy the whole collection for $53.75, for a 10% discount. They ship internationally from their website and they also have various stockists. What do you think of this collection? Does it tickle your holiday spirit?

See ya later!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sparitual Fall in Love Swatch & Review

So by now you must've heard that the Pantone color of the year for 2015 was just announced to be Marsala, an brownish earthy wine red. Salon brand polish Sparitual just came out with a marsala-esque shimmery shade so I wanted to show it off to you today.

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Fall in Love is an almost metallic type of shimmer, it's very fall leaves-like. Makes me think of rich sun baked apple cider, red/brown with a sheath of gold. It's a tad thick and I was afraid it might end up brush-strokey but glad to see it smoothed down easily. This is two coats.
Sparitual Fall in Love Marsala Pantone color of the year
Sparitual Fall in Love Marsala Pantone color of the year

You can purchase Sparitual lacquers on their website and in stores like Ulta for $12 per bottle. What do you think of the Pantone color for the upcoming year? I'm not 100% sold on it, but I might warm up to it when fall rolls around.

See ya soon!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pure Ice Pure Icicles Swatch & Review + Girl On the Run Top Coat Review

Hey guys! Today I have a fun drugstore polish I bought recently to show you, it's by Pure Ice which is sold in Walmart. This is called Pure Icicles and it's part of their holiday glitter collection for this year. It's mostly silver microglitter with matte white hex and small round glitters in a clear base. This might be seen as primarily a layering polish but I wanted to see it on it's own. This is two coats.
Pure Ice Pure Icicles
Pure Ice Pure Icicles

It's really lovely and unique to my collection. I don't think that I would like this if the larger glitter was shiny, but the fact that the glitter is matte changes the whole look and turns into a fab winter scene on my nails! If you usually pass by the Pure Ice displays in your store, stop and take a second look! Plus they are only $1.97! What do you think of this silvery gem? Do you like drugstore polishes?

I also wanted to give a short review on the Pure Ice brand quick dry top coat called Girl On the Run. I had been having some issues with pretty much all of my regular go-to top coats a few months ago, it seemed like nothing was working for me anymore. I was getting shrinkage, bubbles and streaking; I still can't figure out why, maybe it was the weather at the time. I was trying every top coat I could get my hands on to find something that worked. So on a whim I tried Girl On the Run and it is awesome! It is thick but not too thick, dries really fast, doesn't ever cause shrinkage on me, and just works! Also it's so cheap and readily available that I never have to worry about being without it. Seriously...try it!

Pure Ice Girl on the Run

Thank you for coming by today!

❤ Kellie