Ok, so I hope you’re sitting down for this news, but I am back! Well, almost. But I’m committing to two posts a week to get Pretty Random back on its feet and we’ll go from there. As most of you probably know, Pretty Serious Cosmetics has been taking up most of my time, but I’m determined not to let the little blog that started it all disappear into obscurity.
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Now that I am back, I figured the best point to start would be catching up on my yearly wishlist post which I didn’t get to this year. I also haven’t had much time to search out my wishlist items over the last 12 months, so everything you see here has been either placed in my lap or brought to my attention by my beautiful friends. I’ll start out with Wishlist scores and follow it up with extra cool stuff that I found.
Here’s my previous treasure hunting posts if you’re curious, but I have also listed everything I am still looking for at the bottom of this post.
First up, Orly Cool Cucumber from my 2012 list! This one had eluded me for so long despite me seeing it pop up now and again. Thankfully my lovely friends are always on the lookout even when I’m not and I was gifted this by a gorgeous soul. Thank you so much!
Although it needs a little TLC at the moment (and by TLC I mean a SHITLOAD of thinner,) HOLY BALLS IT’S RIOTOUS ROSE! The polish that ended up on my wishlist from one grainy old photograph of someone’s old Sally Hansen’s from Makeup Alley and I decided that I needed to make it mine. And here she is. Riotous Rose arrived in an awesome Sally Hansen lot from a friend (and you’ll see the others in that lot later in this post.
Hard Candy Scam was on my 2015 list (left, pictured here with Fetish and Vice). I was lucky enough to snag a whole bunch of vintage Hard Candy and Urban Decay from The Scholarly Nail when she was destashing and MAN did I grab some awesome stuff. I filled some huge holes in my Hard Candy and UD collections and got my hands on some items I never thought I would own. But more on that later.
While we’re on the topic of goodies grabbed from The Scholarly Nail’s destash, I also nabbed Smackers Blueberry Blast from my 2015 list! (Let’s be honest, most of my 2015 list was inspired by Jacquie’s blog). These Smackers polishes are hard to come by and to add another polish to my expanding Night Sky polish collection – amazing!
Estee Lauder Red Lights (and everything beyond this point) is from my 2016 list and I have acquired it at some point in the past two years – yet another awesome acquisition from an awesome friend. I’m always super intrigued by these rare and seemingly random high end multichromes, flakies and holos. I hope to find more in the future!
Urban Decay X (middle, pictured with Burnout and Midnight Cowboy) was from my 2016 list and I somehow ended up with two bottles of this bad boy! Don’t worry, one was donated to Naileontology Science and if you like X I would be keeping an eye on Pretty Serious VERY soon. These three here take my second gen UD wishlist down to one – I am only missing Gash, which I have in the re-issued bottle (but of course, it’s not the same!)
Hard Candy Jeanious from my 2016 list (right, pictured with Trance) was my must have 2nd Gen hard candy after Sellout and now, it’s mine. I’ve got a lot of gaps in my collection of these rectangular bottles and I should probably focus on starting to pick them up, as the older they get the harder they’ll be to find, especially when most people just toss their old polishes.
Now on to the extras. These will be my blog post fodder for the upcoming weeks so I’ll post a bit more about each of them as I do swatches, so here’s some delicious thumbnail porn for you to look at. Click the image to see the big picture.
L to R: Elvira Gold, Elvira Black, Rimmel Potion, Zenith, Va Va Voom, OPI Telepathic Topaz,
Sally Hansen New Lengths Sequin Frost, Sally Hansen It’s Witchcraft Frost, Provocateur Frost, Sally Hansen Pink Frost, Lightning Frost, Embrace, Misa Street Style, Foxy & Folksy,
Misa Midnight Red, Amethyst Anemone, Bo-Jangles, Misa Radiant, Decadent Drifter, CM Evelyn Green (!!), Hard Candy Scorn, Porno, Vegas,
Hard Candy Shag, Tricky, Hard Candy Moody, Peach, Hot Rod, Fantasy Makers Black (has bar glitter), Elianto Racing Green, Burnt Umber
Maybelline Beaming Ruby, Naturistics Icicle, Hard Candy Vinyl, Complex
Now, I’ve left these for last because there’s no way I’m going to swatch them but behold these INCREDIBLE 1st Gen Urban Decay shades that I got from The Scholarly Nail!
Smog, Stray Dog, Acid Rain
Shelter, Dude, Shattered
No list on this post – I’m going to save that for the post I’m doing in a couple of weeks for 2018. I wonder if I can cross any more off this list before the year ends!
OPI Yosemite (2010)
L’Oreal 290 Acqua (2010)
Illamasqua Hiss (2011) PENDING 2017
Lancome Jazzy (2012)
Color Club Precious Gifts (2012)
CM Enchanted Forest (2012)
Nars After Dark (2012)
Color Club Black Widow Aqua (2013)
Maybelline Boxer Blue (2013)
Loreal JetSet 335 (2013)
Sally Hansen Spooktacular (2014)
Misa Emerald Sea (2014)
Chanel Pink Ribbons (2014)
Sally Hansen Space Age (2014)
Revlon VelvetZing (2014) (I haven’t marked this one off but I am sure I have it?)
OPI This Side of Midnight (2016)
Streetwear KindaSorta (2016)
Versace V2033 (2016)
Sally Hansen To The Moon (2016)
Revlon Lilac Beam (2016)