Friday, 22 July 2016

Pretty Serious 'Absence' & 'Presence' Duo

Hello! Today I have the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Absence/Presence duo to show you. These are Pretty Serious's answer to black and white, marketed as 'one coat perfection'. I actually got 'Absence' back in January (see part 2 of my U.S. haul here). I finally used it recently, and loved it so much that I immediately bought 'Presence' from Rainbow Connection here in the UK. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Pretty Serious 'Abesence' & 'Presence' Duo @acertainbeccaa

'Absence' is a jet black creme. The formula is perfect. It is a definite one coater while still being super smooth and easy to apply. It dries very quickly and to a smooth glossy finish. It is also very very black - a second coat doesn't deepen the colour at all. Below is just one coat with topcoat.

Pretty Serious 'Absence' @acertainbeccaa
Pretty Serious 'Absence' @acertainbeccaa

'Presence' is a pure white creme. Again the formula was smooth and easy to work with, but unfortunately was not a one coater for me. The first coat went on quite opaque but fairly streaky, so I did need a second. Like 'Absence', this dries down very smooth and glossy. Below is two coats and topcoat. 

Pretty Serious 'Presence' @acertainbeccaa
Pretty Serious 'Presence' @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I can't believe that 'Absence' is a one coater, especially on my long nails. It has moved straight to the top of my favourite black polishes! I did have high hopes for 'Presence', but although it wasn't a one coater (for me), it is still a great white! I can't wait to try stamping with both polishes. Do you have either?

You can find both 'Absence' and 'Presence' on the Pretty Serious website here. I believe they are also currently in stock at Rainbow Connection here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful swatches hun I love absence so glad I picked it up on your reccomendation :D x

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    1. Thank you :) I'm looking forward to see what you think! x

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  2. Gorgeous swatches. I was surprised that presence wasn't a one coater for you! Heard so many people rave about it

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    1. Me too! Maybe it's just the length of my nails x

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  3. Wow, these look pretty great, especially because I tend to overlook plain black and white cremes! I have to find ANY white polish that is truly a one coater; even ones people rave about seem to require 2-3 coats for me, and my nails aren't nearly as long as yours, so it's nice to hear that two covers well!

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    1. I really was impressed. The black is amazing, and like you said - even a 2 coater white is really impressive! x

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  4. These look great, I may have to pick them up.

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    1. I would definitely recommend them :) x

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  5. Lovely swatches. It's so hard to find one coat whites isn't it?!xx

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    1. Thank you! I don't think one coater whites actually exist haha! x

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  6. Beautiful swatches! I may just have to grab these. Can never have too many black or white polishes imo!

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    1. Thank you :) yes we'll always be on the hunt for more black and whites lol x

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  7. Wonderful swatches! Whites are so hard to find a perfect one coater x

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