Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatches & Review“On Wednesdays, we wear pink!” 😉

Crown your nails princesses with Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami, which is one of the new shades recently added to the Naileontology Collection that I did a Quick Look post about.

Like a time machine, Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami took me back to my childhood because when I was little, I was nuts about pinks, especially My Little Pony types and also bolder ones like this!

As one of those people called grown-ups (YUCK! Hehe!), my tastes have changed a bit, and you know that I now have a penchant for green manicures. That being said, it doesn’t mean that a vibrant pink polish can’t still shimmy by me without me giving it a double-take.

It takes a lot for a pink polish to get my attention, and Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami is the type that I love and would wear again. What’s more is that I believe this shade can flatter a wide variety of skin tones. It’s even better when many of my fellow nailphiles can also enjoy the same colour!

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Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Review & Swatch

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Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami
    • Pretty Serious Crystal Coat Quick Dry Top Coat (Provided by Pretty Serious Cosmetics.)

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Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatches & Review

Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatch Swatches

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Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatch Review Swatches


  • Pink (Yes)

Key Notes

Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Review


Ichi Hanami by Pretty Serious is a flamboyant pink that has silver glitter throughout. When you look at the bottle, it seems like the silver is very pronounced, however, when you wear it on your nails, the silver isn’t as strong. The silver gets coated beautifully with the base pink, so the overall look is cohesively pink and not a high-contrast pink and silver.

I love, love, love this nail polish, and it’s one of the few pinks that made me ooh and ahh! So even if you’re not the biggest fan of pinks, give this one a try. It might just pleasantly surprise you.


There’s so much glittery goodness in this one because it looks like it’s on fire in many different lighting conditions.

It’s densely packed, so it’s almost like bringing a pink flame with you wherever you go!

The finish is smooth and not gritty at all, which I really appreciate.

Application & Formula

Whoa – I think this polish is a one-coater! After applying the initial coat, I couldn’t see my nail underneath, so I’m very impressed with the coverage on this.

Additionally, the formula is a dream to paint with. You can easily control it with the brush, and there’s no cuticle dragging or bald spots at all. It just flows on, so I found that I was able to paint my nails extremely fast with this.

(It’s a great polish especially if you’re a nail newbie because you won’t struggle with the formula, which allows you to further concentrate on your polishing technique. Almost like nail-polish training wheels!)

For all the manicures you see in my photos in this post, I used two coats, however, because even when a polish is a one-coater, out of habit, I must wear at least two coats.


These days, I’m trying to reduce my use of polishes with the Big-3 chemicals aka Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP. I still wear them, but I’m trying to wear more ‘healthier’ options. (You may have noticed that recently, I’ve been trying out some new top coats. However, my base coat is the same since I have a few bottles to finish up before I start buying more.)

If you’re also on a mission to steer clear of the Big-3 chemicals in your nail polish, you’ll be happy to know that all Pretty Serious nail polishes are formulated without those nasty ingredients. In addition, they also don’t contain Formaldehyde Resin.


You’ll also feel better knowing that Pretty Serious nail polishes are cruelty-free and vegan!


  • Vibrant pink with silver glitter that ends up blending in and looking more pink on the nail
  • Smooth, excellent formula
  • One-coat coverage
  • Sparkles like there’s a fire within
  • No Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, or Formaldehyde Resin
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free


  • If you don’t like shopping online, this polish can be very tricky for Canadians to get their hands on.

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

I rarely give a pink nail polish such a high score because many don’t make my heart race like Usain Bolt. Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami is one of those pinks that I treasure in my collection and will wear again, not just for occasions like Valentine’s Day.

Aside from the colour, the formula is a dream, and the coverage is at the top of its game, so even if you’re not usually into pinks, this one could pull you in closer and kiss you on the cheek! 😉

Is there a pink polish that you love and would recommend I try? Which polish have you worn that surprised you because you didn’t think you’d love it as much? Which shade is your favourite from Pretty Serious?


8 thoughts on “Pretty Serious Ichi Hanami Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa

    I’m not much of a pink person, but this is a really pretty pink color. It looks great on you Mary. Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

  2. ashley

    i love this color!! it looks so beautiful in your swatches!! the only reason i hesitate to buy it is that i just bought Zoya Mae from the summer collection and this looks like it might be kinda close. makes me sad. i wish i’d seen this one first :-/ i don’t do pink very often.. but a pink like this is hard to resist! so fun and pretty! and everyone loves to see it- i get more compliments on my nails when i wear pink than any other color. i think it must cheer people up lol 😉

  3. Shilpa Shetty

    Loved this nail polish shade. I love Cuccio Totally Tokyo and please give a try if you have not tried it. I love this shade to the core. I love pinks, my wardrobe, makeup closet and even footwear everything has majority of Pink/Fuschia shades  Cuccio Totally Tokyo was my love at first sight nail polish, when I saw it for the first time, I fell for it 😀 It is Fuschia with Gold Shimmers ..


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