The latest Pretty Serious collection Naileontology is smaller than usual, but that’s because it’s an ongoing collection which will feature new polishes over the coming months. If you’ve read founder Kaz’s blog Pretty Random, you’ll know that she’s a massive vintage polish fan. The Naileontology collection contains polishes inspired by discontinued classics – I think I know which polishes these are based on, but I’m not enough of a vintage polish nerd to be entirely confident so I’ll keep my dodgy novice opinions to myself!
All three polishes released so far have sophisticated work-safe finishes which is totally my jam right now. Here are the swatches…
Eye of Copernicus is an inky navy blue jelly with silver microglitter. It was the polish I thought would be the most boring, but I think it’s my favourite – jelly-based microglitters always suck me in big time, and I am so in love with navy blue right now. I love how the glitters aren’t entirely covered up by subsequent layers – instead, you end up with glitters peeking through to various degrees, giving a gorgeous depthy night sky effect. And of course I love the nerdy name!
The Dragon’s Curse is a pale jade creme with tiny gold shimmer, with some slightly chunkier bits of shimmer mixed in. It has a sort of dusty, glowy, mysterious finish. It was the polish I was most drawn to, but unfortunately in artificial lighting it doesn’t work well with my skin tone, which is a shame because it’s gorgeous! It would be great on someone less yellow-toned than me (i.e. pretty much everyone).
Khepri’s Amulet is a bright teal jelly with gold-green shimmer. The polish is named after the ancient Egyptian Scarab God, who according to Egyptian mythology pushed the sun up and down. The bright jewel base is stunning – I love how vivid Pretty Serious polish bases are, it makes them so fun to apply. It actually reminds me of one of the first nail polishes I bought when my obsession started.
As usual, all of these have fantastic formulas and great opacity – all of these swatches show 2 coats.
These three Naileontology polishes are available now on the Pretty Serious webstore.
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