Indie Sunday - Pretty Serious Cosmetics

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

This week, meet Karen of Pretty Serious Cosmetics.

When did your love for polish begin?
I've always loved painting my nails. I remember painting my nails with this fabulous blue glitter on my lunch breaks at school. My school friends that keep in touch with me now are not surprised at all with my choice of work! As for collecting? I started to get serious (no pun intended!) about nails in about 2008. My first big haul was the China Glaze OMG collection when it was brand new from Head2Toe Beauty!

What made you decide to start your own polish line?
I guess I just wanted to do something that I loved. I was tired of working in an office and it was time to move on to something more suited to me. The opportunity and start up capital presented itself and myself and my husband thought, "why not?". The rest is history.

What's the inspiration behind the colors you create?
Definitely vintage polish. I have a huge love of vintage and you'll find that a lot of my shades are simple, yet unique. I love old Hard Candy, Streetwear and Urban Decay. Awesome innovators who just tried something different that worked. They took the nail industry beyond the reds and pinks. There's a lot of 90's polish inspiration in Pretty Serious!

How many polishes do you have in your stash?
LOL! The million dollar question. I would estimate around 4000 but the thought of sorting and counting them kind of makes my head spin!

What is your favorite polish brand? (Besides your own, of course)
Apart from the usual vintage suspects that I collect, I really love Nails Inc. Gorgeous quality, interesting colours and those Crystal Caps! To die for. I've fallen behind on polish collecting as of late so I am a bit behind on what is out right now.

How can customers follow you on social media?
We have a bunch of ways you can follow us!

I loved learning more about Karen and her inspiration.  And 4,000 polishes?!!!  I don't feel so bad about my collection after learning that heehee ;0).

Pretty Serious just released a textured collection called They Came From Beyond Space Part II.  You can see the press release here.

And here's a pic of the Killer Fangirls Collection.

Pretty Serious - Killer Fangirls Collection
Here are some of my personal favorites (so far).

Pretty Serious - The Pink One
Pretty Serious - Daphne's Birthday Party
Pretty Serious - CGA
I love how unique Pretty Serious Cosmetics polishes are.  The packaging is also really cute!

You may purchase Pretty Serious polishes online at  You can also find out about other stockists here.
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  1. Love the PS range, really unusual and the packaging is to die for! I only have one, but I really really want to get more

    1. Yes, they have some awesome polishes. I hope you're able to get your hands on more.

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    1. I liked reading it as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Claris, Mummy Mush and Party By the Pool are my favorites so far. I've only backed up Party at this point, but Claris and Mummy are next. Oh! and Viscous Vampire!

    1. Great choices!! I have Part by the Pool and plan to try it soon. Viscous Vampire is great!

  4. Great colors indeed! You have picked beautiful shades and no wonder why you like them. I have never tried this brand but upon seeing these, I think I will give it a try.

    1. They're really great!! I hope you give them a try.

  5. Nice for you! It's great to meet nail-art-addicted girls.

  6. Beautiful polishes! I love the bottles :D


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