Thursday, April 11, 2013

Swatch Spam - Pure Ice

Hi guys!

So this may not seem exciting to many of you, especially those of you in the US, but Pure Ice is now available in Canada! I don't know how long it's been available here since in Newfoundland we're usually the last to get anything, but nonetheless, it's here! I was pretty excited when I was browsing through the Wal-Mart makeup/polish section and saw a huge display! And come on, at only $1.97 each, how could I not grab a few (or 11)?

Anyways, today I'll show you five of the ones I picked up and I'll show the remaining six another time.

Can't Stop is a medium orange jelly/creme. I wavered about getting this one at the store because the formula seemed really sheer, but I liked the colour so decided to give it a try anyways. And to my surprise, the formula was great! It's jelly-like in that it's very squishy and shiny looking, but much like a creme, it's opaque in just two coats.

Flirt Alert is a bright fuchsia-leaning pink creme. Not necessarily unique, but a nice colour to have nonetheless. Plus, the formula was great and two coats provided perfect coverage.

Home Run is a lovely pale mint green. I really love this colour and it's my definite favourite of the Pure Ice shades I've tried thus far. Sadly though, the formula left something to be desired. It was patchy and didn't want to self-level at all. I'm going to try adding thinner next time to see if that helps it out. My swatch shows three coats, which was necessary in order to even everything out.

Jail Bait is a medium dusty purple creme. Great colour. The formula started off a little patchy, but it evened out after two coats.

Wild Thing is a yellow-toned green creme. I really like this one, it reminds me a lot of OPI Who the Shrek Are You?. The formula was a little patchy, but it evened out after two coats.

Overall, I'm pretty impressed with these, especially considering the price. They're great basic colours to have and I know they'll work well for nail art.

Pure Ice polishes are available at Wal-Mart stores and each lacquer retails for $1.97.


  1. Nice colors. Home Run is my favorite <3

  2. Great colors! I love that there cremes too since I've been loving anything creme lately. Now I need to check my Walmart here in Canada :)

  3. I'm so excited about this post! Pure Ice is one of my favorite brands since you can't go wrong at 2.00 a bottle. My favorites are Home Run and Jail Bait. Beautiful swatches and I can't wait to see the next set!

  4. pure ice is one of my favorite inexpensive nail polish brands! yay for their arrival in canada! :)

  5. You're not exactly the last because they haven't hit the UK yet, or they might never do lol but flirt alert, home run and jail bait looks gorgeous.

  6. great colors! and great polishes for so cheap!

  7. jealous! I have yet to find them in la belle province! haha they look great and I will be keeping my eyes open.

  8. I saw some at Walmart and I'm excited!

  9. Wow, cool! Great swatches, and I'll have to keep an eye on WalMarts in Ottawa to see if we'll get them also. They hadn't arrived when I was last in one a week or two ago, but that was then. ;)


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