Friday, 6 March 2015

Museum of Nailentology by Pretty Serious

I had the excitement of swatching three amazing polishes by Pretty Serious. These polishes are from the Museum of Nailentology collection. The Museum of Nailentology features artefacts from history. Capturing the essence of what once was and bottling it into nail polish.

"Eye of Copernicus" - A dark ink blue, almost black with tiny silver glitters. It looks just like the night sky full of stars. It is so beautiful to look at, and applied beautifully too. A smooth finish even without a top coat, but I added one anyway, because I always add a top coat. Inspired by Nicolaus Copernicus. It was said that he spent so much time looking into the night sky attempting to unlock the truth about the solar system that the light of the stars was absorbed by his telescope and forever captured in its lens.


Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Macro


"The Dragon's Curse" - A minty green with a strong gold shimmer. This polish also applied beautifully, and I used just two coat and a glossy top coat for my swatch. Inspired by a powerful mecha-dragon who came close to enslaving the world. Legend has it that the dragon was defeated by a teenage boy, but the dragons last breath cursed the boy, transforming him into a man sized lizard. 


Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


"Khepri's Amulet" - A duochrome with a blue/green to slight gold shift. Three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. Inspired by Khepri, the ancient Egyptian Scarab God. It was believed that he pushed the sun across the sky and down into the underworld. He is associated with rebirth and resurrection. Scarab beetlw amulets were often placed on the hearts of the dead during mummification. The most powerful amulet was said to be created by Khepri himself. 


Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


These pretties are now available from Pretty Serious.

-Bettina