Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection 2

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After the gorgeous first Naileontology collection from Pretty Serious, I was totally revved up for collection number 2, which I have here today! Again, there’s the fun game of trying to work out which vintage polishes inspired these shades. Unfortunately this time I was pretty rubbish at guessing…

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Blood of Knossos is my favourite. It’s a rich, metallic olive green that reminds me of L’Oreal Majestic Green, one of my fave L’Oreal shades ever, but darker. There are a lot of colours that are in this colour family, so it’s hard to guess what the exact inspiration is, so I’m just going to say Revlon Streetwear Toad and leave it at that.

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Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection Swatches

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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!

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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!

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My Top 8 Beauty Finds of 2014

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It’s the end of 2014 and it’s gone by so quickly! I decided to do a round-up of my favourite products I discovered this year – I tried a LOT of products, so these are the best of the best! La Roche-Posay Cicaplast – This has been amazing for my chapped areas. It’s soothing and protects raw skin until it’s …

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Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen Collection

A few months back I was lucky enough to have had Kaz of Pretty Serious make me my dream polish, Undercover Mermaid. Two other bloggers also had Kaz fulfil their dreams at the same time – Kristy of The Polish Haven, and Mary of Swatch and Learn. They’ve been sitting in my inbox for a while, but my nails have …

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Cloud nail art with Pretty Serious Undercover Mermaid

I haven’t been painting my nails much lately, but here’s some nail art I recently did with my Pretty Serious collaboration shade, Undercover Mermaid. The base is Undercover Mermaid, the black shade is Skinfood Black Stone and the purple/green duochrome is Face of Australia Magneto from the new Dark Side collection. As you can probably tell, I’m really in love …

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DIY Nail Decal Tutorial – Birthday Nails

As promised, here’s a tutorial for the DIY nail decals I used for my Android nail art – this time, it’s for my birthday nails (I’m turning 26 today!). First, here’s my mani – Pretty Serious Naughty Night Shift Nurse over black, with party cactuses (from Facebook messenger, designed by Jayde A Cardinalli) on top: And here’s how I did …

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Artsy Wednesday: Indie (Aussie swatch spam)

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The theme this week is indie, but since I’m away, I thought I’d just post some swatches of Gloss ‘n Sparkle, Emily de Molly, Femme Fatale and Pretty Serious instead of attempting nail art. Gloss ‘n Sparkle Witches Britches – purple crelly with three sizes of black, jade and orange glitter. This was a Halloween limited edition polish, and it’s …

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