Monday, January 23, 2012

Pure Ice Winter Crackle and Ice Duo

Pure Ice Winter Crackle and Ice Duo (2 coats gold over 1 crackle topcoat)

Happy Chinese New Year! I am lucky enough to have a Taiwanese office mate so I have been able learn learn a lot about Asian traditions and culture. Sometimes I even surprise him with my knowledge! I thought it would be nice to have a post displaying the red and gold colors. 

Pure Ice is a company that I've seen exclusively at Walmart stores, which for me, is a bit of a downfall. I like to make my trips to Walmart few and far between and usually I am just looking at the cosmetics. The duo shown above will only set you back $6 for both which is a steal. The gold base color applied nicely, but I had to have 2 pretty thick coats for full coverage. Honestly, if you use the crackle on top, you don't need to worry too much about any visible nail line. I'm still a bit torn about crackle polishes. When they first came out I was so excited about them. Soon, every company had their own version and I got burnt out on them so quickly. Since it seems they've died out a bit, I have a little more appreciation for them now....but just a little bit. As far as crackle polishes go though, this was was really nice and had some unique crackling effects. Are you still into crackles?

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Libby's Pink Vanity said...

Such an inciting pair.

beachgal said...

This is a nice job on the crackle. I am not a fan of the shatter/crackle phase but, the metallic ones appeal to me. They seem to lay down smoother. Love the red/gold for CNY celebrations - plus they are my university colors for USC!

Unknown said...

such a pretty mani, I really didnt get on the crackle as much as flakies. I do enjoy posts of it strange huh! Chinese New Year manis the colors are awesome and so cute!

beachgal said...

I did see while in LA for my long medical post surgery stay, a tiny bit of Pure Ice in a Walgreens I used to pick up pharmacy at.