Sunday, October 16th, 2011

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.

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Ice Glitter

B+
I'm thrilled to see more budget-friendly brands putting out hexagonal glitter polishes, because they can be really fun and lovely on, but previous iterations have been less than affordable.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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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
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

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

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NYX, $4.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The glitter layering coat in shu uemura's Bleu Splendor is exactly the same.

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36 thoughts on “NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The rainbow effect looks pretty!

  2. Hend

    I have the exact same one , Its so beautiful , the only bad thing is that it dries out so fast that you can only enjoy for a month and so :(

  3. Germa

    I like this polish a lot! It realy looks like a debora lipmann package.

  4. It’s very pretty, but I’m almost a little sad that they copied the Lippmann bottle so literally. Obviously the cap is something that makes Lippmann pricier, so they didn’t do that to the T, but still…

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deb Deb

    Pretty! Your poor nails, swatching that many glitters in one day! Thanks for working so hard for your readers. :)

  6. leslie

    i hate that NYX is copying Deborah Lippmann’s bottles! Can’t they be more creative?? But the glitter itself looks nice so thats all that matters i guess ;P

  7. It looks very similar to OPI- Servin’ up Sparkle too but I love it!

  8. like the idea, but still find it a pity that glitter polish don’t cover that well

  9. Caitlin

    Just wondering… How do you get your letter grades? Because all of the numbers add up to 44/50 which is 88% which is an A…

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    It’s pretty and very affordable which is always nice. I do love NYX products.

  11. Want to try that polish out! Looks like it would be a really nice topcoat for the winter, since the glitters look like snowflakes and snowballs:)

  12. They sell a polish at Forever 21 that looks just like this! Gorgeous color.

  13. Olga

    Hm, would OPI Serving Up Sparkle be a dupe for this?

    NYX just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I have one eyeshadow palette from them where the quality is just awful, and their jumbo eye pencils crease like nothing else. I guess I figure that nothing that cheap can be of good quality, so I’m super skeptical about this polish. The Lippmann bottle ripoff doesn’t help either…

  14. That is so cute! I might just get it and top it over a red color.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maja Maya

    I like this better than Deborah Lippmann’s Stairway to Heaven!

  16. Bailey

    This looks like a great dupe for OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle!

  17. Sharlie gugel

    Is this the same bottle as the Deborah Lippmann polishes? Looks very similar. Thank you!!

  18. Chunky glitter, FTW! I love it! Wonder if it’s available at my ULTA.

  19. Glenda W.

    I really like this glitter polish. How do you keep your nails so white? I love how nice they look :)

  20. Denise Frey

    So cool!!!! It reminds me of Urban Decay Uzi in a Nail Polish form. =)

  21. Honeybumblebee

    Not impressive at all.

  22. Donalene

    I too agree-it definitely looks like OPI’s Servin’ Up Sparkle but it has the bit of bigger glitter which makes it ever so slightly different. I don’t know if I would buy it for just that reason but when you’re a polishaholic…..!

  23. Wow looks amazing! I’ve never heard of holographic nail polish before but I think I’ll have to try this one. You must try hundreds!

  24. It’s very pretty but a dead on dupe for China Glaze ‘Techno’.

  25. Amy

    This looks extremely similar to another NYX polish, from their cheaper NYX Girls line, called Spotlight (or Spot Light), though that one has a thick formula (and isn’t on their website anymore, so may be being phased out). I haven’t tried Ice Glitter, but now I’m curious to see how they compare!

  26. Aaand sold. I still haven’t picked up a glitter polish, but I’ve wanted one for ages! Will be snapping this one up as soon as it gets to Canadian shelves :oP

  27. Audrey

    Looks like a lovely layering polish. :) Love it!

  28. from afar, it kinda looks Happy Birthday – well not really but kinda hehe.

    looks great to haul!

  29. I wonder how close it is to opi’s servin up sparkle. From the pics they could be very similar

  30. LInda

    how many coats you got here? Looks amazing