Pretty Serious They Came From Beyond Space Part II: Destroy All Planets – Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious They Came From Beyond Space 2 Destroy All Planets Swatches and Review

I’m excited to introduce the new collection from Pretty Serious, launching today: They Came From Beyond Space! Part II: Destroy All Planets. Phew, that was a mouthful! This collection consists of 8 textured polishes.

Textured polishes have been on the scene for a little while now (OPI Liquid Sands, Zoya Pixie Dusts, etc), but this is the first I recall seeing from an indie brand. I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake with getting into this whole trend. The only other textured polish I own is OPI Alcatraz Rocks, and I love it. These look stunning in the bottle, so I was excited to see how they would translate onto the nail.

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All swatches in this post are 2 coats, unless otherwise mentioned, and left to dry for approximately 10 minutes. All top-coated swatches are with 2 coats of Seche Vite. The formula on all of these polishes was extremely smooth and easy to apply.

Cosmic Comet is a shimmering lavender mixed with silver and small silver hexes.

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Deep Space Destroyer is a dusty mint green with silver and small silver hexes.

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Warp 11 is a pale periwinkle sky blue mixed with silver and small silver hexes.

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Robot Monster is a slightly taupe charcoal mixed with silver and small silver hexes.

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Surfing Alien is a super sparkly silver, sprinkled with small silver hexes. This swatch is 3 coats.

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Dimension X is a champagne gold mixed with silver and small silver hexes.

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Starship Doom is metallic pewter. I generally don’t like the look of textured polishes without glitter, but the shimmer in this stops it from looking flat. This swatch is 3 coats.

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Menace from Mars is a metallic red. As with Starship Doom, the shimmer gives it some dimension.

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Textured polish takes a little bit of getting used to. I kept wanting to run my fingers over my nails to feel the bumps, but it didn’t annoy me as much as I thought it would. I actually really like the effect it gives – sort of a velvety, suede, not quite matte look. Removal was only slightly more difficult than a creme polish, and nowhere near as hard as regular glitter removal. In addition to that, the lasting power is brilliant! I wore Menace from Mars for 4 days with only the very minorest of tipwears, and that was throughout a thorough spring clean of my house where I was pretty tough on my hands.

So, am I a texture polish convert? Do I think they compare to their beauty in the bottle? Yes, and yes. I love that they can be worn alone or with top coat. Part of me wishes Pretty Serious had really gone out on a limb and created texture polishes with crazy colour combinations, but I’m also glad that this collection includes a wide spectrum of versatile shades. My must-haves are Cosmic Comet, Warp 11, Robot Monster, Dimension X and Menace from Mars.

Be sure to also check out the swatches of this collection by Polly Polish and The Polish Haven!

The They Came From Beyond Space Part II: Destroy All Planets collection is available right now from the Pretty Serious website, with international shipping.

These products were provided for review, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy.

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Comments

  1. Gorgerous swatches! You make me want to collect them all! x

  2. Absolutely beautiful swatches lady
    Hannah recently posted…Pretty Serious Beyond Space Part IIMy Profile

  3. The swatches are gorgeous! I would have a very hard time picking a favorite.

  4. These look beautiful! I also would love to see more unique shades, but this is a great start.
    Kelli The Nail Polish Challenge recently posted…OPI Ski Slope Sweetie Swatch and ReviewMy Profile

  5. Menace from Mars reminds me a lot of Hot Cinnamon from the Julie G Frosted Gumdrops collection that came out last summer. Very pretty!

  6. I love Deep Space Destroyer and Robot Monster (haha and Surfing Alien). I’ve loved textures from the gate though! I don’t know which came first but ElleGee is an indie polish that includes some textures, super super sparkly.
    Tanyatopia recently posted…DIY Leopard Print Nails in 7 StepsMy Profile

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  1. […] sure to also check out the swatches of this collection by Every Little Polish and The Polish […]

  2. […] In a very exciting moment for me, I’m honoured to join The Polish Haven and Polly Polish as an official swatcher for Pretty Serious Cosmetics. If you read my blog regularly you’ll know that I often swatch their collections anyway, so I’m stoked for this to be my first official affiliation. This means that Every Little Polish (as well as the other two blogs I just mentioned) will be the first place you’ll see new Pretty Serious shades. But don’t worry, I’ll still be reviewing them with my honest thoughts. One of my favourite Pretty Serious polishes I’ve swatched this month is Cosmic Comet, from their latest textured collection, They Came From Beyond Space Part II. […]

  3. […] on personal preference). Every Little Polish has an excellent post on this, so do head over to her blog to read […]

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