The creators behind Pretty Serious Cosmetics – Kaz and Ben – got married last weekend and to celebrate they released a special edition collection of three polishes called the “Til Death Do Us Party” collection. These polishes had been a long time in the making and were originally intended to be wedding favours only so these are definitely special polishes! All three polishes are quite thick so you may want to thin them or be prepared to put on a couple of top coats to smooth everything out. I used one coat of Poshe over the top as usual for my swatches.
Bloody Bride was indeed worn by the bride and her bridal party on the day – this dark maroon jelly is loaded up with red and purple glitter with some holo mixed through for good measure that didn’t show up in my photos. I needed two coats to get this polish even or you could wear one over a dark red polish. This was the easiest polish of the three to apply – it looks quite dramatically different depending on the lighting – in some lights the base looks very dark and opaque but in other lights it takes on more of a jelly quality.
Gruesome Groom was designed by Ben to partner up with Bloody Bride – this murky medium green creme is loaded up with bright orange hexes in two sizes and a blue shimmer. I found this polish a little difficult to work with as the formula was quite thick to keep the glitter suspended and the glitter had a habit of clumping together and the base of my nails – patience is a must for this one.
Finally Black Diamond was designed to complement both polishes and round out the trio – this glitter mix features black hexes with a variety of smaller hexes in purple, turquoise, green and gold. This is definitely my favourite of the three – I wore one coat over a black creme here so you can see it’s loaded with glitter. I found it was easier to dab on than to apply as normal polish – you could probably get this mostly opaque in two coats but I would suggest waiting a little while in between coats to let the glitter settle as again this has a very thick base to it.
You can purchase all three polishes plus the upcoming Crystal Clear top coat from the Pretty Serious store for $39.95 in a special wedding box set – but hurry because they’re left over from the wedding – the original special edition box set and Bloody Bride are both sold out already. Gruesome Groom and Black Diamond are still available individually for $9.95 each as well. I will review the Crystal Clear top coat in an upcoming post but I want to give it a test run first – I’m hearing good things from those who have tried it though.