Thursday, 30 July 2015

What's New in July for Pretty Serious

My blogger package for July from Pretty Serious contained 6 unique polishes. Some are new, others are making a come back! All of these pretties are currently available from Pretty Serious.

"Blood of Knossos" - An earthy green with a shimmering gold finish. For my swatch I used two coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In direct sunlight

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"Daphne's Garden Party" - A glitter bomb with pastel metallic purple, pink, and blue glitters. For my swatch I dabbed two coats over bare nails. A total glitter bomb!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: In direct sunlight



"Ichi Hanami" - A stunning hot pink with a shimmering finish. For my swatch I used two coats plus a glossy top coat. Perfect for all you pink polish lovers out there!

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: Inside with flash

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"Daphne's Disco Party" - A neon glitter topper with hot pink and bright yellow glitter. The base was slightly pink tinted, but I would have layered this polish over a pink base anyway. One coat dabbed over "Ichi Hanami."

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box
Lighting: In light box



"Morning Java" - A rich coffee brown with gold/bronze flecks. This is such a rich warm brown to help warm up your winter blues. Who can't function until they have had their morning coffee? I enjoy a nice cup of tea to start my day... especially in this cold weather. For my swatch I used two thin coats plus a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: Inside with flash



"The Crimson Pearl"- A deep, dark red with a purple shimmering finish. I love, love, love this shade, especially in the sunlight! For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: In direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

-Bettina

Friday, 17 July 2015

EGYPTOLOGY SERIES Part II - The Upper Kingdom Collection by Powder Perfect

Powder Perfect has just released Upper Kingdom collection, as part 2 of the Egyptology Series. Back in January Powder Perfect released Part 1 - The Lower Kingdom.

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Ancient Egypt was a land divided in two. Two kingdoms, two Pharaohs. The Upper Kingdom stretched from the first cataract of the Nile, all through the valley of the Nile until it reached the Lower Kingdom which went all the way down to the Mediterranean sea. 

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This is a stunning collection. The five polishes look so beautiful lined up next to each other. I had to swatch them as soon as I got my hands on them! 

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These polishes also have great formulas. For each of my swatches I used two coats plus a glossy top coat.

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"Abydos" - A pale gold polish with ultra holographic gold and silver micro glitter.  Representing the shifting sands surrounding the monuments of Upper Egypt.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Flowering Lotus" - A beautiful purple with glittering holographic micro glitters. Inspired by the lotus flower that closes at night and then blooms again in the morning. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Land of Reeds" - A bright lime green with holographic micro glitters. The Upper Kingdom was also know as the land of reeds because of the abundance of papyrus growing in the valley of the Nile. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Nekhbet" - A pale turquoise microglitter with ultra holo glitters. Inspired by Nekhbet, also known as the Vulture Goddess. She is often depicted as a vulture with her wings spread protecting her people. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Thebes" - A copper micro glitter polish. Copper was commonly used throughout Upper Egypt. Thebes was the capital of Upper Egypt. It may have possibly been the largest city in the ancient world. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

-Bettina