Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pure Ice ~ Super Star


Pure Ice ~ Super Star
Burgundy with holographic micro glitter

I’ve been wanting to try out Pure Ice for quite a while, so I was happy to find a bunch of them in a blog sale :D

So: The formula was OK, but the brush was very much on the thin side, which I don’t like. This makes it a challenge for me to apply the polish evenly, so I ended up having to put on three coats, which is really one too many, considering this is a dark and quite well pigmented colour. A nicer (read ‘better’) brush would have prevented that – it’s a shame that the product is sometimes let down by the simplest thing, isn’t it. Anyhoo - the micro glitter made the polish dry up a bit gritty, but a layer of top coat easily solved that problem.

Here is a pic of three coats, no top coat yet: 


And another angle, just because I can:


I had this idea in my head that involved sponging, so I grabbed my Color Club “Foil me once” from their Foiled collected from autumn 2011. I *love* these foils for nail art.

I sponged with a make up applicator diagonally on each nail. It’s looking a little bit random, but I like it. Here’s that step – still no top coat:



Now it’s time for some stamping. I picked a giraffe-ish pattern from Bundlemonster’s plate BM-313 and used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”. It’s the first time I’ve used that for stamping, and it’s perfect!

Here’s the final result – there’s one coat of my all time favourite top coat Poshé on top:



And a final pic, just because I really like this end result!


 
I must say though, that I am not hugely impressed with this Pure Ice polish. Three coats for a colour like this is, as I said, at least one too many!


Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 6/10
Value for money: 5/10
Overall: 6/10
Buy again: No

18 comments:

  1. Giraffe in this colors looks cool! :)

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  2. This is super cute, great combination!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I was disappointed in the Pure Ice but I really like the final result :)

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  3. Interesting... I have a Pure ICE polish called Super Star, but it is a white creme! Haha. This one is really pretty, though!

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    1. That's really odd that the same company calls two different polishes the same! :D And thanks! :)

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  4. Really cute final result! Sorry to hear that you need three coats for the Pure Ice. That's usually one coat too many for me, unless I think the color is amazing. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. That's exactly how I feel too. Two coats has to be enough, especially because I like layering and I don't want to end up with way too many layers! :)

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    1. Thank you :) Those Color Clubs are genius!

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  6. Those foils also stamp like mad! I have two just for that! I still need to try sponging. I'm stuck in a rut and need to expand my horizons

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    1. I bought these specifically for stamping, and because I *love* Color Club :)
      I'd love to see you stamp, so yes please!!

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    1. Thank you so much, you know I appreciate it :)

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