09 July 2013

Pretty Serious Hit The Road ♥ Swatches and Review

Pretty Serious Hit The Road

Pretty Serious has released another awesome collection called Hit The Road - six polishes inspired by cars from TV shows and movies!  I love collections based on pop culture references, don’t you?

As soon as I heard that Kaz was designing a collection around famous cars, I hoped and prayed that one would be KITT - and my prayers were answered!  For those of you from another planet, KITT was the car from Knight Rider.  I was totally obsessed with the show.  My mom thought I was obsessed with David Hasselhoff, but I was only interested in KITT!

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Turbo Boost is a blackened jelly base with red bar glitter.  It looked good with two coats on its own, but didn’t show up well in photographs, so these pictures are of one coat of Turbo Boost over a a black crème.  I honestly usually can’t stand bar glitter but I loved this one so much because it really reminded me of the red light on the front of KITT!

Oh, and in case you are wondering about the name, Turbo Boost was a feature of the KITT car.  “Used in most episodes, a pair of rocket boosters mounted just behind the front tires that lifted the car, allowing KITT to jump into the air and pass over obstacles in the road. Also, occasionally, Turbo Boost was used to allow KITT to accelerate to incredible speeds in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h). The boosters could fire forward or backward.” (Wikipedia)

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Generally Hazardous is a gorgeous orange crème with golden shimmer.  This is a very special orange!  The formula was perfect in two coats - no top coat was used in these pictures.

Hopefully you all that this polish was named after the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard.  Fun fact for you:  the creators of the show destroyed so many 1969 Dodge Chargers that they are really super duper incredibly rare now.  My husband likes to remind me of this fact each and every time they show a Dodge Charger on one of his crazy car shows.  Any by the way, History Channel and A&E, shows about people restoring cars ARE NOT HISTORY, ARTS, OR ENTERTAINMENT!

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Hell On Wheels is apparently based on a Stephen King movie.  Christine was the name of both the car and the movie.  The car was a 1958 Plymouth Fury.  I hate horror movies more than anything in the world.  Truly I do.   But who care about the movie, THIS IS A ONE COAT RED! 

Oh, how I love this polish.  If I am going to wear a red polish it has to be frickin’ awesome and that is what this polish is!  In the pictures this is one coat with no topcoat!  Can you believe how smooth and shiny it is?

And for those of you who have actually seen the movie, my husband said “apparently you CAN polish a turd.” 

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Something Strange is named after the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters!  I loved Ghostbusters, didn’t you?  I actually remember going to the movies with my parents to see these films.  I can’t think about the name of this polish without singing the Ghostbusters song in my head:
If there’s something strange
in your neighborhood
who ya gonna call?
If there’s something weird
and it don’t look good
who ya gonna call?
Something Strange is a glitter comprised of red and white hex glitter, small red glitter, and micro blue glitter.  I applied one layer of Something Strange over a black cream so that you could really see the white glitter, but unfortunately I obscured the blue glitter!  I really love how easy this glitter was to apply.

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Party Time!  Excellent! was inspired by the the Mirth Mobile from Wayne’s World.  It was a sky blue 1976 AMC Pacer with flames!  And of course, Party Time! Excellent! Was the tag line of their cable access tv show.   I was too young to watch Saturday Night Live back then (strict parents), but I definitely saw the movie!  In fact, I don’t know anyone who didn’t watch Wayne’s World.  I remember sitting in the gym in sixth grade with all my friends trying to write down all the lyric’s to Bohemian Rhapsody!  

To match this car Kaz has given us a crazy glitter - pale blue glitter with specks of red and gold in a pale green-tinged jelly base.  The large red hex glitter makes this one special and I definitely have nothing like it in my stash!

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88 MPH - I saved the best for last!  Everyone loved the Back to the Future franchise, and this polish was of course inspired by the DeLorean Time Machine.  88 MPH was the magic number, the speed the car had to reach in order for the Flux Capacitor to work.
Dr. Emmett Brown: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
More random factoids from the hubby:  In some circles, DeLorean (the person) was considered the father of muscle cars.  He and his team created the Pontiac GTO.

88 MPH is a truly amazing polish!  Kaz describes it as a metallic foil mixed with gold, copper and silver with a touch of holographic, time ripping sparks.  I couldn’t come up with a better description if I tried!  I only needed two coats to get full coverage.  I love how the holographic glitter pops out when you least expect it!

I always love the polishes that Kaz (and Ben) dream up, but this time they really hit it out of the park!  I don’t think you can do anything better than an awesome concept + nostalgia!

Pretty Serious Hit The Road is available now at http://www.pretty-serious.com.  They are also sold by several stockists, check out this page to find where to buy them in your country!

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