Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pure Ice New Lilac

Move me to Florida and call me Ethel...I'm really getting into the grandma-ish frosties these days.


This lovely little Pure Ice polish contains a metallic lavender that in my opinion is perfect for the transition season between Winter and Spring.  Let's talk about the color first.  Is this not the most beautiful shade of lavender?  It's not chalky, nor too white, nor too silvery.  It's like Baby Bear's bed: just right.  (Don't mind the casual fairytale reference; you've put up with my comparing polishes to relatives so my apparent certifiability shouldn't come as a complete shock).


The formula is standard Pure Ice formulation, which is slightly runny but pretty manageable.  I would like to note that while runny, New Lilac is not watery.  I realize that sounds contradictory but you'll have to try out the polish to understand.  For the price and quality though, just use a little less in more coats and you'll be a happy camper.


But the finish is what gets me.  I know that frosties are dated, but I don't know...there's something very Ice Princess about wearing these metallic cum frost pastels.  They're not particularly trendy or relevant, but I still love them.


This is two coats of lilac loveliness.  




What I also really like about this is while frosty, New Lilac does not dry super streaky.  As you can see, there's more shine than streak, which makes me happy.  

I've been getting into the Pure Ice polishes more and more (largely because I finally found a Walmart that's driving distance from me) and I'm truly impressed.  Apart from still not finding Purple Reign (if anyone has it, please let me know!!), I've picked up a few gems in my search which I've been highlighting more and more on my blog.  

I want to say though that I was initially concerned to buy Pure Ice because swatches that I saw in Google image searches made me think that all their polishes are mostly translucent color and/or shimmer.  Some are, yes, but the bulk just need to be applied properly to really get that lovely saturated color out of them.  And sometimes concede to a third coat.

What do you wonderful ladies think?  Should I be looking into a name change and blue hair dye anytime soon?


24 comments :

  1. Haha, you made me giggle.  My Nanny's name was Ethel :)

    Love this frosty purple, and you're right, it doesn't look streaky like a lot of frosts can.  Very pretty Ethel : )

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  2. Why thank you :)

    Now I need a Lucy!

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  3. Why thank you :)

    Now I need a Lucy!

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  4. Lol Amanda, you are too funny! This is a more updated frost version imo and I actually like it! xx

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  5. Ha, glad you enjoyed :)  But yeah, it's a really modern take on a more dated finish.  I'm also always a sucker for purples, so that certainly helped.

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  6. LMAO Ethel haahah your first sentence made me laugh! I have a few Pure Ice polishes and I really like them, I am not much into the frosty look but this looks great on you! Ill keep an eye out for purple Reign for you

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  7. Ahhh, you're awesome, Iris! I can't seem to find that polish anywhere (and by anywhere I mean the only Walmart I know of within 40 miles of my house). I'm glad that first sentence got some traction ;)

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  8. There are like 20 Walmarts in a 40mile radius where I live lol ok I'm exagerating but there is quite a few, one of them is bound to have it.

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  9. Thank you, I really appreciate you keeping your eye out :)

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  10. Hey!! Florida isn't that bad, Ethel! ;)

    Very ice princess indeed, and lovely!!

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  11. Very pretty!  I think I am going to head over to Wally World and see what I can find!  I don't have any Pure Ice yet!!

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  12. This is actually quite pretty!! :D  You have great taste, Ethel!

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  13. I was waiting to see your response to that one, my Southern Belle ;)

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  14. You should definitely check them out!  For $1.97, you'll have a ball polish shopping.

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