Pretty Serious: Stop! Collaborate and Listen 2014 and 2015

Disclosure: Contains press samples

I love when brands reach out to bloggers and create their dream colors.  I’m astounded by the products of their tastes and creativity.  I’m not very creative myself, so I like seeing others who have a vision of what polish they want.  I’m just here to appreciate the polish.

Pretty Serious started this line back in 2014 with collaborations with Kristy from the Instagram account @thepolishhaven, Mary from Swatch and Learn  and Michelle from Lab Muffin .  Here are their amazing creations:

Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2014 - Stuck In The Middle

Stuck In The Middle (two coats):  (Kristy from @thepolishhaven) bright fuchsia jelly with iridescent glass fleck sparkle


Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2014 - Swatch And Learn

Swatch and Learn (two coats):  (Mary from Swatch and Learn) green jelly with iridescent shifting rainbow glass fleck and copper & gold flakes


Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2014 - Undercover Mermaid

Undercover Mermaid (two coats): (Michelle from Lab Muffin) lilac taupe jelly with iridescent green flakies and glass fleck shimmer


The application of the three are superb, buttery and opaque in two coats.  I adore Stuck In The Middle because it reminds me of a long-discontinued China Glaze color, It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere.  Undercover Mermaid is a fantastic, understated yet chic color that can make the jump from office to night.  I’m not a fan of Swatch and Learn due to how the particular shade of green looks on my skintone.  It looks smashing on other bloggers.

Pretty Serious returned in 2015 with more collaborations:  Hannah from Polly Polish , Christine from Serenity Nails ( and the grande dame of nail polish herself:  SCRANGIE

Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2015 - Herald Of The Skeleton War

Herald Of The Skeleton War (two coats): (Scrangie) blackened green jelly with iridescent blue flakes, golden green and purple microglitter and multi sized purple hex glitter


Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2015 - Iktsuarpok

Iktsuarpok (two coats):  (Hannah from Polly Polish) medium grey creme jelly with silver glass fleck flakes


Pretty Serious Stop Collaborate and Listen 2015 - Kashmir

Kashmir (two coats):  (Christine from Serenity Nails) dark red based purple jelly with golden and copper microflakes, colour shifting purple to blue glass fleck and red opal flakes


Herald Of The Skeleton War is a bit tricky to apply due to the glitter.  You may want to dab it on instead of a regular application.  Iktsuarpok and Kashmir glide effortlessly on the nail.  Iksuarpok is similar to Illamasqua Raindrops, but is not a dupe at all.  Kashmir reminds me of OPI Merry Midnight (2009’s Holiday collection, still the best in my mind) but with a more opaque, foily finish.

Maybe one day I’ll have a creative vision and get the chance to make my own polish.  But until then, I’ll admire everyone else’s vision.

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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