Monday, January 21, 2013

Pure Ice Glitters: Irreplaceable and Private Show Swatch And Review

While I was out and about today, I found it strange that it seemed quieter than normal for a Monday.  I realized later that it was Martin Luther King Day, which explains it.  There was less traffic and less hustle and bustle, and overall, it was a nice calm atmosphere in the normally busy city.  I really enjoyed the quietness and was ecstatic that I didn't have to feed the meter or move my car during rush hour.  Take that LA!

I've been obsessed with tracking down the elusive Pure Ice Limited Edition display that was released this fall, but only recently was able to make it to a Walmart to look for it - four months after the first sightings.  It's too difficult for me to go with baby in tow and too far to go without her.  Luckily I had to take my parents to their cruise ship departure port and I dropped in to look at a nearby Walmart.  Unsurprisingly, only the regular display was there, so I picked up two glitters that I'll review tonight.

First glitter is Irreplaceable, which appears to be a black base polish with silver hex.  After applying the first layer, I realized that it's a sheer black base with matte black microglitter that give the illusion of a black base in the bottle.  The silver hex are more of a gunmetal shade - I originally thought it was the black base that made the silver look dark but it's not the case.  Application was fair considering the black microglitter, it is similar to the application of Floam.  It dries fairly matte on its own which gives it a punk rock vibe but I used Gelous and SH Insta Dri to add shine.

Pure Ice Irreplaceable
Pure Ice Irreplaceable

Pure Ice Irreplaceable
Pure Ice Irreplaceable

Pure Ice Irreplaceable
Pure Ice Irreplaceable

Pure Ice Irreplaceable
Pure Ice Irreplaceable

Pure Ice Irreplaceable
Pure Ice Irreplaceable
The second glitter I scored is called Private Show, which appears to be a glitter topper of pink, blue, and black microglitter.  Again, I was wrong as it turns out to be a denser glitter polish that can be worn on its own, and it has a black jelly base and contains silver, pink, and blue microglitter.  Application was a breeze, it went on smoothly and only needed two coats.  I used a layer of SH Insta Dri for shine.

Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show

Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show

Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show
Pure Ice  Private Show
I think Private Show was renamed from Five Some which is Pure Ice's dupe of Butter London Black Knight.  I no longer have the Black Knight, but from what I recall, it's pretty close, and for two bucks, it's a keeper!  What do you think, is this a dupe for Black Knight?

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