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NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish

NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish
NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish

NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish

NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish ($4.00 for 0.52 fl. oz.) is a holographic glitter polish with small particle glitter and larger hexagonal particles all suspended in a clear base. It looks almost silver, but then the particles give off a rainbow reflection. I wish the photos turned out better, because it’s so stunning in person–it dazzles and shimmers and shines. The effect is gorgeous!

This is a newly released formula by NYX, and if you have any Deborah Lippmann polishes, the bottle is going to seem more than familiar. The major difference is the cap; NYX has a glossy black cap, while Deborah Lippmann has a rubberized cap (so it has a matte black finish), and the latter is easier to hold. I tested out NYX’s formula this past week using two different shades (a shimmer on one hand, this glittery shade on the other), and I didn’t have any wear issues, just minor tip wear after seven days.

Ice Glitter has a thin consistency, which is different than a lot of other glitters like this one, because they tend to have thicker, almost gel-like bases, which often assist in giving the glitter better distribution on the nail. I felt like a thicker base would have helped pull the glitter more evenly, but I still felt like the distribution was decent overall with the thinner consistency. The thinner quality makes it easier to layer without building up too much thickness on the actual nail. As you’d expect, removal is no picnic, and you’ll want to give the remover some time to soak and break down the polish before actually pulling the polish off.

P.S. — Please forgive the random red glitters; this was the seventh or eighth glitter polish I swatched for photos.

NYX Salon Formula Nail Polish Ice Glitter
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total

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What We’re Wearing, Vol. 037

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 037

For me:  I was using some shu uemura eyeshadows for a bronzy-gold look with some glitter, which did some cool reflective things, but did have a bit of fall out, so it was a catch-22 situation. Loved it… but still frustrated a bit! Paired it with a red lip!

What was your favorite look you wore this week?

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Items of Intrigue, Vol. 007


Items of Intrigue, Vol. 007

Another week, a few hours wasted window shopping at the usual suspects online. These are the five items that caught my attention the most during my browse-a-thon…

  • Laura Mercier Smoky Mauves Eye Color Trio ($25.00) is one of three trios (the others are Smoky Neutrals and Smoky Taupes) available for the holidays. I think these sets could be great gifts to give–they seem travel-friendly and the price isn’t painful. Of course, I’m curious about the quality, and it says 0.02 oz. each — now is that each shade or total? If it’s total, then these are tiny!
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24.00) look like MAC shadesticks, but I wonder if they’re softer and tug less on the eyes.
  • Clinique Lid Smoothie ($19.50) comes in a ton of colors, and it’s supposed to be a creamy, crease-resistant eyeshadow that wears for eight hours. Any favorite colors?
  • Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydragon Gel ($38.00) sounds like a product that could work for my skin type–love the moisturizing ability of gels combiend with the lighter feel compared to a cream.
  • Kate Somerville 24-Hour Pimple Punisher ($28.00) just caught my eye because of the name. Of course, it would be great if it worked, too – but really, the name alone is intriguing!

What’s caught your eye this week?

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How often do you use lip liner?


  • Never
    40%, 1,358 Votes
  • On special occasions
    36%, 1,213 Votes
  • Most of the time you wear lipstick/gloss
    15%, 518 Votes
  • Every time you wear lipstick/gloss
    7%, 238 Votes
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments!
    2%, 59 Votes

Total Voters: 3,412

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section! 🙂

Thanks to Caroline for today’s poll!

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