March 23, 2015

Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was good, I got a ton of house stuff done which was nice! Today I have the Naileontology Collection from Pretty Serious to share with you! The 3 polishes I have today are the first in a series of polishes in this collection. This collection is all about Kaz (owner of Pretty Serious) reimagining her favorite vintage polishes as Pretty Serious shades. I was pretty excited about that because I fully blame Kaz for making me want a lot of no longer made polishes so this is probably as close as I'll ever get to owning a bunch of them haha! Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Kaz sent out an awesome email about these polishes and I love the descriptions of each polish so much that I decided to paste them below for each of them. My thoughts for each will be after :)

Eye of Copernicus [ahy ov koh-pur-ni-kuh s]

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. 

The formula of Eye of Copernicus was good, it was a touch sheer on the first coat but completely opaque with the second. I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below.

Khepri's Amulet[kh-E-pri s am-yuh-lit] 

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 the formula was great, it was a breeze to apply with really good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below. I especially love this shade indoors and in the shade, the shimmer is stunning!

The Dragon's Curse[th-uh drag-uh n s kurs] 

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 had a fantastic formula, it was seriously like the perfect consistency and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below.

The Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection is available at, each polish is $9.95!


  1. Totally dying at the fun descriptions! XD All 3 look absolutely amazing, but if I reeeeeeally had to choose just one, I'd pick The Dragon's Curse

  2. Wonderful swatches!! Eye of Copernicus is absolutely stunning!!

  3. Nice colors. I really like the first one.

  4. which one is your pick?
    I was eyeing the Dragon's curse last week but i'm still waiting to pull the trigger

  5. That one is my favorite, but I like all 3!

  6. I ordered two of these and WHY ON EARTH didn't I order Eye of Copernicus.

  7. I love the Eye of Copernicus and the story behind this polish. Beautiful! :)

  8. I love all three, I think it's a great collection!

  9. These are all so pretty, I would love to own them all!! So these are supposed to be dupes for long gone polishes, or am I misunderstanding the wording? I'm guessing it's meant to be Essie Starry, Starry Night, Rimmel Mania, and OPI Creme de Menthe? Anyone know?

  10. You're correct :)

  11. 1 out of three, but one is very close! ;)

  12. Ooh, ooh, I want to try! Chanel Ciel De Nuit, Streat Wear Hippy Dippy, and OPI Creme de Menthe?

    Gorgeous swatches, as always!

  13. Still super pretty anyway!!!! :D

  14. I love the homage these pay to vintage shades :). Dragon's Curse is definitely my favorite here.

  15. I think all three colors in this collection are pretty darn awesome.

  16. Khepri's Amulet is definitely Streetwear Hippy Dippy!


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