Pure Ice Nail Polishes

(These polishes were provided to me for my honest review.)

Sometimes, when you just need a little pick-me-up, a simple pleasure in purchasing an inexpensive nail polish can do just the trick. Plus, it’s calorie free.

I have several Pure Ice polishes that were sent to me to try out. They are all pretty and, the selection was a wide range of colors and types.

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After Hours is a warm pink shade. It’s a great shade for Summer. I have applied 3 coats, as I did with all swatches here…

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Next is Viva Las Vegas. Again, three coats of this rockin’ bronze polish…

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Sea Glass is my favorite of the ones I got to sample. This is a very sweet, fun and not in your face shade. Even though it’s green, this polish goes with just about everything because it is demure…

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This is Ballet Slippers and, if you are looking for a wedding polish or, one for a very young miss, I highly recommend this shade…

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I applied a coat of Sea Glass over one nail for an accent…

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This is Private Show and what a stunner. Seriously, just three coats to awesomeness…

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Wide Awake is a sheer, glittery brilliant blue…

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I wanted to work on accenting Wide Awake with a coat of black polish underneath. I love the multi-dimensional look it made…

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Pure Ice is found, exclusively, at WalMart. The line has a multitude of shades from cremes, to metallics and fun glitters. They cost only $1.99 and that, my friends, is cheaper than a therapy session.

Which of these 6 is your favorite?

 

Products were provided to me for my honest review and opinion. 

 

 

Rue 21: Confetti Crush and Feather Effects Nail Polish

I don’t stop into Rue 21 store as much as I used to. But, I’m sure glad I did a couple of weeks ago. I found these…

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I purchased these 4…

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And, if they have names, the price tag covers it up.

I took photos, at the store, of the ones I didn’t selection to buy…

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I prepped to being nail polish play…

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This needs to be stated, the Power Gel No-Rub Glitter Polish Remover doesn’t work on bit for me. When I follow the directions, it just gets gummy and shreds the paper towel all over my nails. The super-sized chunky glitter was hard enough to remove with my Zoya Polish Remover. I had to file off plenty of pieces.

Here’s a closer look at the 4 polishes I did get…

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If you don’t like big glitter or bar glitter, you won’t care for these at all.

However, I like the way they look. Here’s the one I tried…

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The base color is SinfulColors ‘Mauve’, which doesn’t look Mauve but more lilac.

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And, I wanted to see how all of them looked over black and some new Wet n Wild polishes I’ll blog about later…

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I got a new smart phone and these are photos I played around taking.

Again, as much as I love this glitter polishes, these have to be the most difficult I have ever tried to remove! I believe these polishes are made by Color Club but, I can’t read the label clearly. The Feather Effect polish does say Color Club on the front, though. All of these polishes are super-thick. Great staying power and I only had to give it one coat to get plenty of glitter to transfer to the nail.

While I was at Rue 21, I found these earrings on the clearance rack for a buck…

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Often, I find LA Color makeup at Rue 21 and that’s what I went in hoping to find. I didn’t find any new to me makeup but, I love the polishes even though they are truly a pain to remove. Not too bad for the price of 2 for $5.

Do you shop at Rue 21?

I Create Three Polishes At The Franken Station

The Makeup Show in Orlando, Florida was two days of being intensely overwhelmed. There was so much to see, so many people and so many companies that were happy to talk to us that it was a tremendous amount of stimuli. Oh, and I loved every minute of it!

My friend, Judy, from BeautyJudy, came to Orlando and made attending The Makeup Show part of her vacation. During the show, she showed me three polishes that she had just frankened at the Amerikan Body Art booth. I had been by it but didn’t linger long enough to see that they had set up a table to make polish. I told Judy I’d catch up with her and dashed right over there.

I snapped a few photos while in the process of creating my creations…

The first creation was pink, of course. I wanted gold square glitter in pink.

I found out that large glitter doesn’t work well with color pigments. Oh well, I then went on to make a top coat of the square glitter with a touch of silver and gold holographic glitter…

Next, I wanted to make a green that would be a cheery Holiday polish…

I was very happy with the way my first frankens turned out…

I would have liked the pink to not be so muted. But, it is different. I named this one ‘Square Vanity’.

This looks like something Kleancolor would have. I really like it and it turned out just like I wanted it to. This is called ‘Christmas Presents’.

I feel I got my bearings with the last polish. I made a green with a bit of gold holo glitter and even a little bit less of silver holo glitter. I’m naming this one ‘Boughs’.

First is ‘Christmas Presents’; ‘Square Vanity’; ‘Boughs’; and the last is a dark purple creme from elf with ‘Christmas Presents’ as a top coat. Both, ‘Square Vanity’ and ‘Boughs’ are as rough as they look. However, I later put Lumos top coat over it…

The green and pink have so much glitter in them that they ‘eat’ up top coat. I still like the looks of ‘Boughs’. From a normal distance, it looks great. ‘Square Vanity’ is just too much of a dusty rose for me. And, it is super hungry for top coat.

I enjoyed the experience and could have spent the rest of the day creating frankens. Luckily, Amerikan Body Art sells a kit to make 4 more frankens. All I need to do is get some glitter which, they so happen to sell as well…

I can see why so many independent polish companies enjoy their business: this is fun! What will I create next?

Would you like to have a kit to make your own frankens?