Monday, November 19, 2012
Happy Monday! Today started out crappy, but towards the end of my workday things started looking up. My husband finally got a job! He starts tomorrow and I am so freaking excited. I have been having far too many meltdowns lately, and having a $40.00 food budget for the month is way too hard. With all the damn rice I have been eating, you would think I would have lost some freaking weight! Ugh. Oh well. One thing at a time.
Today I have two of the new Pure Ice polishes to show you. Pure Ice is sold exclusively at WalMart, (as far as I know) and they retail for less than $2.00. I have been using this brand for years and years and still really like it. About a month ago I was at WalMart and my mother-in-law walked up to my husband and me. In an effort to avoid talking to her I started looking at all the pretty nail polish that just happened to be right in front of me. I grabbed a handful of them and then went to the normal place where the Pure Ice is, logged onto Facebook to see which ones I needed for a stamping project, and lo and behold, I found out that the display I was just looking at was brand new. They had just released 55 new shades and they were right there in front of me in all of their glory. If I had $110.00 you bet your ass I would have bought them all, but I had like $20.00 so I got five of them.
Femme Fatale is from their Velour line of this release. In my opinion, they are just like the suede polishes that OPI and Avon have come out with. This is a beautiful dark forest green polish that also has lighter green matte flecks throughout. I did use a matte top coat over these because I could not tell a difference in the finish with or without it. I painted half of my nail with the top coat and the other half without and it looked exactly the same.
Treasure Hunt is part of their Diamond Couture line in this release. Treasure Hunt is a light green glitter suspended in a clear base with green and purple diamond glitter sprinkled throughout. This is so much fun, but it reminds me more of spring than anything.
Base coat: Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier
Base color: Femme Fatale from Pure Ice - 2 coats
Accent nail: Treasure Hunt from Pure Ice - 2 coat
Top coat: ***Not on accent nail*** Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper
On accent nail - Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
This next picture is in a different light. I really want you to see the lighter green flecks in Femme Fatale.
Have you been able to try any of these new polishes from Pure Ice? If yes, what are your thoughts on them?