Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pretty Serious: Hell On Wheels- from my Norway Nails Mystery Grab Bag!

Hello everyone!

This classic red nail polish is Pretty Serious: Hell On Wheels. It's from the Australian brand Pretty Serious Cosmetics' latest collection; Hit the Road. I love brands that are vegan and don't test on animals! :-) Remember the Norway Nails 1000 Facebook Likes Giveaway? I was one of the winners. I won a mystery grab bag!!!! :-) And this is one of the beauties Wenche from Norway Nails sent me.

Norway Nails is an online shop, situated by the beautiful fjords of Norway (Europe), selling hard to find nail polish and some nail art supplies. She shipps to European countries, so what I mean with HTF is that it's hard to find for Europeans. It's easy to order, you can pay with PayPal, she wraps your order as if it was a gift, and sends the orders quickly. And if you can't find what you're looking for, you can ask her, because she also offers personal shopper services.

I expected the polish to have a cream finish, but when I tried it, I wondered if it was a crelly. My first crelly. So I tried to find out. This is what Pretty Serious writes;

Our perfect red creme has the shine and smoothness of a highly pigmented jelly. It is our tribute to Hell on Wheels herself - Christine.

(I didn't think about the movie Christine until now... Have you seen it? It's about a rather scary car called Christine)

I was very pleased with the quality of this nail polish. I also like the bottle with the contrasting matte cap, and the beautiful box it came in. Look:

This is what I call art:

The ingredients list is on the side you can't see. To read it, click here. Pretty Serious nail polish is Big 3 Free and vegan :-)

I used two coats, but on the photo below, you can see what one coat looks like. This is one coat, no clean- up, no top coat:

As you see, this polish is very shiny. And I'm sorry, but I don't remember if the two pictures below and the one with the lavender flower, were taken before or after a coat of Seche Vite.

This is a kind of red that is surprisingly easy to wear together with other colors. I hope it's not wrong to call it a blue toned red. It was difficult to make the camera show the true color. It was actually much easier when I added some nail art. I'll show you in a few days. It's not orange or pink at all. I would call it a classic red. It looks very similar to my acrylic paint called Crimson Red.

I think this red color can work for most skin tones. I love it! I know I look more white than usual on some of the photos, but that's probably partly because of the camera and partly because I had been ill, and therefore not been out in the sun.

This nail polish can be bought from Norway Nails here if you are in Europe. It looks like Pretty Serious has world wide shipping. So if you live in other parts of the world, you can buy it here.

Thank you Wenche for choosing this nail polish for me! :-)



  1. Oh wow - that IS a pretty red, love it!!

    1. Yes, it's absolutely gorgeous! And I don't think I would have found it on my own, so I'm very glad that Wenche chose it for me :-)