Tag: Pure Ice
I accidentally made fairy nails!
I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, so I just grabbed a few polishes from my ‘untried’ basket, thinking that maybe I could make a wintry, blizzard type thing? I grabbed Pure Ice “Don’t You Wish” and…a nameless Style Essentials polish from a Beauty Box 5 almost 5 years ago!
I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat (one of my faves, but almost empty). I then did two coats of “Don’t You Wish”. My nails are fairly unstained, if a bit yellowed, so I decided I could handle a sheer polish. For fun, I used the nameless polish on my thumb and ring finger. I finished with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat and was astonished at the result! The matte made the iridescence of “Don’t You Wish” turn blue, except only visible with a light shining on it. I wasn’t able to capture the effect in a picture very well, but they were amazing. I couldn’t stop looking at them.
I don’t know exactly why I decided they were fairy nails – probably because they were white and gauzy and shimmery. The reminded me of Galadriel in Lord of the Rings.
I Want You to Haunt Me
Blurple for my stubbies!
Pure Ice “I Want You to Haunt Me” is a mostly blue silver flakie jelly, but there’s a hint of purple in there, too. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
I decided to go with stubbies earlier this week because the edges were getting jaggy and bendy. I’ve learned the hard way that letting my nails break or get damaged and THEN cutting them is bad. For years, I didn’t cut my nails until I HAD to. NO MORE! By trimming all of my nails at regular intervals, they’re stronger and healthier – much less likely to split and/or peel.
Not this past weekend, but the weekend before, I found myself in a rural Walmart after a family breakfast. While filling my cart with cheap Xmas decorations, I couldn’t resist throwing a few Halloween nail polishes into my basket as well…
This is Pure Ice “Smouldrin’ Cauldron”. It’s a gray jelly, with dark blue glitter and iridescent flakies. This is three thick coats, sandwiched between Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Even with a thick layer of top coat, it was scratchy and jagged – I kept snagging my nails on things.
Yes, these polishes are just $1.98, but they aren’t anywhere near as good as Sinful Colors. They are goopy, take forever to dry and chip quickly. I wore this polish for less than 24 hours before I had to scrub it off. Yuck.
Does YOUR Husband do this?
All my training has paid off.
My husband went to Walmart today to pick up fishing gear and brought me back 3 clearance nail polishes ($1.97 each, but I have no idea what the usual price is). Seriously…who else has a husband like that?
I don’t have any experience with Pure Ice, but I’ve seen it before. The colors he brought me were (left to right) “Don’t You Wish”, “Tame Me Now” and “Glass of Bordeau”. (Bordeaux was spelled wrong on the label – what do you expect from Wally World?)
Picture coming soon…I just used “Glass of Bordeau” on my toes…