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Quick Swatches – Pure Ice Polishes

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Pure Ice Polish bottles

I’m a big fan of the Walmart-exclusive Pure Ice nail polishes; great quality and a great price (though I dislike that I have to buy them at Walmart).  Today, I have swatches of the 13 shades I own.

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A few of the colors look a little patchy in the above photo, but that’s only because I didn’t do enough coats – I think some of them are just one coat, and they even out nicely with two. It was just too dark when I was painting them for me to notice!

More photos and shade descriptions below the cut.

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Hard Candy Green With Envy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Hard Candy Green With Envy Eyeshadow Palette

A little while back, I purchased Hard Candy’s Top Ten Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Green With Envy. The Top Ten palettes come in five different shades – Feelin’ Blue (blues), Green With Envy (greens), Naturally Gorgeous (neutrals), Pinking of You (pinks), and Smoke Out (smoky with purples).

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Hard Candy Love Bite All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Review & Swatches

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Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite

Hard Candy (which is exclusively available in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com) recently released several new products, including the “All Glossed Up” jumbo lip pencil, which is described as a hydrating lip stain. I purchased one in the color “Love Bite” – a pinky-purple.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch

I always have trouble photographing purples, so this swatch is not as color accurate as I would like; the pencil is actual a bit more purple.  Still, you can see that the pencil has translucent-but-pigmented glossy color.  I found it very comfortable to wear; neither moisturizing nor drying.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch-2

The lip swatch photograph is also a touch too pink.  You can see how glossy and smooth my lips look, however! As promised, the pencil left a stain, though the stain was not particularly long-lasting.

I did not notice any smell or taste; unlike the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains, these do not have a peppermint scent, which I was half expecting just because these are similarly packaged.

Overall, I like this product – it is glossy and comfortable to wear, and because of the stain, reasonably long wearing. I do wish that the shade I picked, Love Bite, was more purple and less pink, but it’s still a nice shade (and is more purple than appears in the photos).  For $5, I’d say that it’s worth purchasing one to try out if it looks appealing to you!

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Pure Ice Polish Spam – Swatch of the Day

Pure Ice Last Chance Busted Swatch

Pure Ice Last Chance with Busted Accent

I have some Pure Ice spam for you today! Pure Ice polishes are a fantastic deal at only $2 each, and are exclusively available in Walmart stores.  The formula on every single one of these was absolutely perfect.

Pure Ice I'll Never Tell Swatch

Pure Ice I’ll Never Tell


Pure Ice All Nighter Swatch

Pure Ice All Nighter

All Nighter dries a little bit gritty, but it’s nothing a single layer of topcoat can’t fix. I couldn’t get it to photograph well; it is seriously gorgeous in person, a red jelly with an almost-holo sparkle.

Pure Ice Twisted Swatch

Pure Ice Twisted

*I purchased all polishes in this post.  Please see my disclosure policy for more information.