Pretty Serious Cosmetics Toxic Tiara, Viscous Vampire, Gruesome Groom swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonYes I’m back (back again – dang, now I have Eminem stuck in my head!) with more swatches that have been lost to time – UNTIL NOW! (I feel like an informercial here, lol.) Today I’m bringing to you Pretty Serious Cosmetics Toxic Tiara, Viscous Vampire, and Gruesome Groom – I guess all appropriate since Halloween is coming up!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Toxic Tiara | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Toxic Tiara macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Toxic Tiara is a mauve-y purple with golden glass fleck shimmer. I adore the color combo but removal was a PITA. Formula was thin. This is 3 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

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Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ninja-lish-ious swatch + review PLUS Beauty Blog Coalition weekly roundup

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! Just a quick post this morning. The baby has been sick, on and off, all week long and I’m behind in all my blog work. Plus another of my kiddos was sick this week too…sigh. It’s been a long one then. At any rate, let’s take a look at Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ninja-lish-ious!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ninja-lish-ious | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ninja-lish-ious macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ninja-lish-ious is a pretty dark blue polish with flakes of green and midnight blue. This is 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit thin for my taste.

Now onto the weekly round up of links from Beauty Blog Coalition members:

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Type 40 + Gloomy Kitty swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood evening everyone! I meant to have a post up earlier today, but I’ll be honest – it really was a crappy day. I’ve been fighting anxiety all day – sat down to paint my nails during the baby’s nap time this morning and that helped a bit; then had a panic attack while I was picking up my kids. (Not fun, at all.) At any rate, some days are good and some days are bad, and today just happened to be not great. But I really wanted to share some polish with you – two really great creme polishes from Pretty Serious Cosmetics.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Type 40 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The first is Type 40, based on the BBC-approved Pantone color for the TARDIS. Yeah, I’m in love with this polish. It’s a OCW *one coat wonder* and my notes remind me that I thought this was “flawless”! [My photo shows it slightly brighter than it is IRL.]

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Gloomy Kitty is a gorgeous vampy wine creme polish and this is 2 coats and no top coat. (You might remember this from my Easter manicure.)

Both of these are still available at the Pretty Serious Cosmetics store, and I highly recommend them both. Now that I’ve tried the PSC cremes, I’ll be purchasing more.

Anyway, I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to a good weekend. I’m hoping for no more panic attacks, so I’ll be laying low. 🙂 All the best to you!

Easter Manicure with Pretty Serious Cosmetics + Polish ‘M

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Easter all, if you celebrate! And if you don’t, well, happy Sunday! 🙂 Today I went a little non-traditional for my Easter manicure. Read on for more details!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty, Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 perfect coats of Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty on my thumb, index, and pinky. On my middle and ring fingers, I used 3 thin coats of Polish ‘M Spring Prototype 23.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 with matte top coat macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Spring Prototype 23 is a lovely white crelly mix, glitters of all sorts of sizes and colors. Shown above with matte top coat and below with shiny top coat.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Though I loved the manicure, I thought I could improve on it. Sigh…why didn’t I leave well enough alone?

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty, Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23, Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So using a Polished Vino swirly decal and loose glitter from KBShimmer, I decided to go for a flower & vine look. I don’t think it turned out how I wanted, unfortunately. What do you think?

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Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne’s Disco Party + Formula X Indelible

Purchased by Me buttonHey ya’ll – I’m exhausted. No joke. Yesterday I was up too early (after approximately 3 hours combined sleep) and didn’t get to bed until past 10. So, no excitement here today. In fact, I almost didn’t get this post up. But, I know if I let one day slide, I’m liable to take a few weeks off. LOL. So, the show must march on! Today it’s Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne’s Disco Party over Formula X Indelible.

Formula X Indelible 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Indelible is a pretty blurple (or purlue?) creme nail polish. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Formula X Indelible | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula on this is fairly thin, and stinky. It must be the pigment. But on the upside, it self-leveled really nicely.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne's Disco Party over Formula X Infinity 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne's Disco Party over Formula X Infinity macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Over this I used 1 coat + dabbing of Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne’s Disco Party.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Daphne's Disco Party over Formula X Infinity side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

DDP is kind of thick and was hard to spread the glitters around evenly. Part of that blame can be laid at my feet, as I don’t think I allowed Indelible to dry enough. Oh well, can’t get it right all the time!

As of this writing, DDP is still in stock at Pretty Serious Cosmetics  and Formula X Indelible is available as well at sephora.com. Anyway, I’d love to know how you cope with sleep deprivation – do you just mainline coffee like I do? 😉

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Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning, awesome readers! Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush is on the docket today. I picked up 7 polishes from them during a sale and I’ll be showing them to you over the next few months.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mummy Mush is described as “a gorgeous golden glass fleck mulltichrome, shifting through baby blue to pink.”

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

To my eye, it had more of a baby pink to greenish shift than blue.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. Formula was fairly good!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Mummy Mush shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have to be up front: removal was the biggest pain in the rear ever. I had gold glass flecks everywhere around my skin. I think I ended up having to do a mani soak with scrubbing, followed by a hand scrub with more scrubbing.

For what it’s worth, I still like this polish, but I think it should come with a warning label (joking, sort of!). This is still available at Pretty Serious if you’re interested in picking it up. What do you think about this polish, worth the hassle of removal or not?

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Happy Birthday Daphne and Pretty Serious Cosmetics!

Products reviewed are self-purchased.

I’m joining in on the fun today in celebrating the 1 year birthday of Pretty Serious Cosmetics! I’m new to Pretty Serious Cosmetics, but I gotta say that their ship time was awesome, the formula of “Daphne’s Birthday Party” was great for a glitter, and I’m digging “Daphne’s Birthday Party”. I grabbed a bottle to join in the celebration – and of course I’m hoping to win the prize of every polish they release until Daphne’s 2nd birthday! So, with all that said, onto the swatches! I decided to layer “Daphne’s Birthday Party” over my existing mani of yesterday, especially because I wanted to keep the color-shifting with the glitter.

The following are both outside, in natural light:
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Because of the color-shifting base, it really allows Daphne’s Birthday Party glitters to really pop and be seen the way they should be. I did a slight waterfall look to Daphne’s Birthday Party, and I really like the way it turned out. It makes it look like falling fireworks, definitely appropriate for a birthday! What do you think? Be sure to check twitter and instagram for the hashtag #happybirthdaydaphne and #prettyserious to see all the cool swatches. Also check out their blog post (which totally made me tear up!) detailing this special occasion.