Pretty Serious Cosmetics from the Christmas Without Snow collection. I love Pretty Serious polishes and just had to grab the whole collection. It's a Christmas collection with a difference, it's designed for our hot Aussie Christmas. It arrived last week so I've been dying to wear it but with all the challenges I haven't found a way to fit any of the new collection in, until now.
Party by the Pool is a gorgeous teal jelly with specks of blue and green shimmering in it's depths. I thought it would make the perfect sea for my beach nails.
This is three thick coats with topcoat. There was still visible nail line but I wasn't concerned about that, not with my sponging plans to cover it. I could have used some matching underwear polish to hide the nail line but that would have spoiled the beautiful jelly effect.
That was my water, then I started sponging some wet sand with China Glaze FYI and China Glaze GR8. I actually put blobs of Party by the Pool, FYI and GR8, in that order, on a piece of makeup sponge then dabbed all together in a single layer over my Party by the Pool base.
I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of a Golden Ticket from Pretty Serious Cosmetics. 10 lucky purchasers (within the first 100) of at least one polish from the new collection received a Golden Ticket in their package which meant they won a special Golden Ticket polish. I actually forgot about the golden ticket when I ordered the collection, I was just too excited about snapping up the new polishes. Of course I soon remembered which added to the anticipation. Even as I was opening the box I didn't expect to win so I was beyond excited when I saw that golden ticket. I think I'm going to frame it. I actually phoned my husband first and screamed in his ear before I took a zillion camera phone photos to share my excitement online :)
Like the rest of the collection I can't wait to wear this one on it's own but for now it was my sand. I sponged a layer of Golden Ticket across my tips. Sponging gave me a much rougher, sandier, finish than brushing it on would. Normally this would sit pretty smooth with a topcoat but I wanted grit. So I left it without topcoat and added some little starfish and pearls.
Elissa - Lissa’s Polish Addiction Bec - Nail Gun XS Marie - Marie’s Manicure Madhouse
Courtney - Tales From The Makeup Bag Sarah - Shatter Me Claire Chantelle - A Polished Prance
Teneil - Tee Bee’s Nails Nicole - The Epitome of Superficiality Bec - Lacquer Dreams
Naomi - NananaisNails Eboni - Enamoured With Enamel Katie - Pretty Polish Please
Adelle - Adelle1985(Instagram) Kelly - Kelly's Kolors Nicki, Rosemarie - Every Little Polish
Melissa - Mel My Issta Natalie - Walk In My Eyeshadow Jennifer - JennLojko(Instagram)
Kristy - The Polish Haven Emma - Nails In The Desert Erin - Erinzi(Instagram)
Brie - Strawbrie(Instagram) Astrid - Lovessweetas(Instagram) Jasmyn - Jas’ Blingtastic Nails
Kate - Mckfresh (Instagram) Jessica - starting January :)