Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pretty Serious: Naileontology

I have a very cool collection to share today that I've been so super excited about! This is the newest ongoing collection from Pretty Serious, the Naileontology collection: colors inspired by highly-coveted vintage classics that have all but disappeared, reformulated to perfection. Keep reading to see more pictures and my review of these incredible treasures!

Introducing the latest ongoing collection from Pretty Serious - Naileontology! We’ll be unearthing vintage classics and creating new works of art inspired by these long lost treasures! Each selected vintage shade will be tirelessly reworked to give each polish our flawless Pretty Serious formula as well as touch of our own unmistakable style. 

This collection is the brainchild of Kaz Harris, Owner of Pretty Serious and blogger at Pretty Random, a vintage nail blog. Pretty Serious has always been inspired by the brands that shook the nail world back in the 90’s with edgy never before seen shades and in your face marketing campaigns and our brand new Naileontology line is an extension of her obsession with all things discontinued! Kaz has dug deep into her stash of thousands and selected three of her favourite long gone shades to restyle with Pretty Serious flair, and we know you’ll find the results absolutely breathtaking! 

Pretty Serious Khepri's Amulet

Khepri, the ancient Egyptian Scarab God, was once believed to have pushed the sun across the sky and down into the underworld, emerging with it the next day, moving the sun into the morning sky. He was associated with rebirth, renewal and resurrection, and scarab beetle amulets were placed on the hearts of the dead during mummification. The most powerful of these amulets was said to be created by Khepri himself and shines with the glimmering golden green shimmer of the Scarab God himself. The amulet is now on display in our Naileontology museum, with high quality replicas made with modern day technology available in the Pretty Serious souvenir store. 

Khepri's Amulet is a teal jelly filled with an intense gold shimmer, giving it a captivating, lit-from-within glowing effect. This is such a seriously amazing color! Inspired by a truly unique polish that was "streets ahead," it's colors like this that really drew me into the world of nail polish. The formula was just excellent, and applied smoothly and evenly with perfect coverage in just 2-3 coats. Pictured here is three coats with top coat.

Khepri's Amulet reminded me of another Pretty Serious favorite of mine, Nightopia, a breathtaking dark, muted teal-green with gold shimmer. While the two are definitely in the same color family, Nightopia is significantly darker and leans more green in color than Khepri's Amulet, and has since been discontinued.

Pretty Serious Eye of Copernicus

It is said that Nicolaus Copernicus spent so much time staring into the night sky, unlocking the truths of our own solar system, that the light of the stars were absorbed through his telescope and were forever captured in its lens. The inky blue Eye with silver micro glitter flecks can be viewed in our Naileontology museum, and you can purchase your very own replica in the Pretty Serious souvenir store before you leave

Eye of Copernicus is a dark navy-blue jelly filled with silver micro glitter flecks. Simple, elegant, and truly stunning! As soon as I tried this color on, I was smitten. Another perfect formula that applied effortlessly, looking opaque in 2-3 coats. Here I'm wearing three coats with top coat. 

Pretty Serious The Dragon's Curse

Many thousands of years ago, a powerful mecha-dragon and his many minions are said to have come close to enslaving the world. The legend tells of their defeat at the hands of a teenage boy who hunted down the mecha-dragon to his lair and slayed him with his sword. However, the dragon's last breath was cursed, transforming the boy into a man sized lizard. We have captured the last remnants of The Dragon's Curse from the recently discovered mecha-dragons lair and bottled it up for display in the museum of Naileontology. You can buy your own replica bottle from the Pretty Serious souvenir store, which is completely unavoidable if you plan to exit the building. 

The Dragon's Curse is a pistachio-green creme filled with strong golden shimmer. Beautiful and unusual colors like this, with a splash contrasting shimmer, are the way to my heart! For some reason, my camera decided to make my complexion especially pink in these photos, but the polish color is spot-on and really didn't give me lobster hands in person. Another flawless formula that applied smoothly and evenly, needing only 1-2 coats for full opacity. Shown here is two coats plus top coat.

This is a truly special collection; I feel like I've been given a second chance to own the unique, magical colors that rocked the nail polish world years ago, polishes that I've admired for a very long time! The formulas were all exceptional and had excellent coverage. As mentioned, this is an ongoing collection from a true vintage nail polish connoisseur, so make sure to follow Pretty Serious to see which classic gems will be excavated next!

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  1. Did Kaz mention which discontinued polishes these were supposed to revitalize?? I mean, there's Essie "Starry Starry Night", but I am not recognizing the others...

    1. This could be one of them
      and I've seen the other one in a post somewhere but I can't find the saved link grrr