Thursday, December 13, 2012

PURE ICE: Soon to be Discontinued Colors (Calypso, Jaguar, Silver Mercedes, Super Star and Taupe Drawer)

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Top L->R: Silver Mercedes, Calypso
Bottom L->R: Super Star, Taupe Drawer, Jaguar

I'm not sure if you've heard but, Pure Ice will be discontinuing 28 shades of polishes come 2013. However, they will also be adding 29 new shades! Today I have 5 of the discontinued shades (well, 4, one of them is getting renamed) to share with you so you can grab them ASAP if you fancy them!

Swatches and such after the break!

Here are the to be discontinued colors I'll be reviewing for you:


Top L->R: Silver Mercedes, Calypso
Middle L->R: Super Star, Jaguar
Bottom: Taupe Drawer


All swatches are done with no undies or top coat, unless stated! First up is Taupe Drawer:

Pure Ice Taupe Drawer
Pure Ice Taupe Drawer


Pure Ice Taupe Drawer
I don't know about you guys, you might find this shade boring haha, but I'm a sucker for mauve colors! Taupe Drawer is a gorgeous purple-ish mauve color, a muted purple. This had a great smooth formula with a creme finish. It was good to go in 2 coats. This was my favorite out of the 5 I'm reviewing :]

[12/17/12 EDIT: Pure Ice just released that they WILL NOT be discontinuing Taupe Drawer due to popular demand! Instead, it will be renamed 966 Absolutely Marvelous.]]

Next is Jaguar:
Pure Ice Jaguar
Pure Ice Jaguar
Pure Ice Jaguar
Jaguar is a pretty color, although I'm not too fond of the slightly frosty finish it has. This what I consider a "blonde gold" shade. I don't know if that's acceptable when describing a color LOL but that's what comes to mind EVERY time. Jaguar has tiny gold micro glitter scattered through out, which is a nice touch! I wasn't too fond of the formula. It was kind of thin, streaky and I had balding issues which lead to 3 coats.

Next is Super Star (*cough*Mary Katherine Gallagher*cough*)

Pure Ice Super Star no top coat
Pure Ice Super Star with top coat
Pure Ice Super Star with top coat

Pure Ice Super Star with top coat

Super Star is a burgundy colored jelly with tiny micro iridescent glitter. I wanted this to be pretty SO bad but it just looked too thirsty for my liking :-\ As you can see from the 1st picture, without top coat, it's very gritty looking. I did a coat of Seche Vite and it still looked gritty to me. *sigh* Maybe it would do better layered? Not sure. I did 3 layers, no undies. It kind of reminded me of a less glitzy version of Zoya Blaze.

Next is Silver Mercedes:

Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

I've always wanted to try Silver Mercedes and I was happy when I got the chance! No clue why I never picked this $2 polish up haha. I had always heard was a great stamping polish. Silver Mercedes is your classic silver metallic polish! It applied smoothly in 1 coat! Next time if I'm doing a full manicure, I'll be using a ridge filler haha (you can tell at the base of my nail where I haven't buffed). This is the polish that isn't being discontinued. It is being renamed to Silver Star.

Next is Calypso:
Pure Ice Calypso

Pure Ice Calypso

Pure Ice Calypso

Whenever I go to Walmart and see this polish, I feel like this is one of their more popular shades. Not sure if that's true but it seems to be sold out whenever I go. If I do see it, I usually put it back because I feared it would be thin and runny. Nope! Although it did take 3 coats I was suppppppppper please with the look and finish of this polish! This polish is a stunner. I'm kind of shocked it's being discontinued!  Calypso is a pretty aqua colored shimmer. I'm totally wearing this one again in the future! GORGEOUS!

And I tested out Silver Mercedes' stamping ability. I had to know haha:

Pure Ice Calypso stamped with Silver Mercedes and CH38

Looks pretty darn good to me! I stamped Silver Mercedes over Caplyso. I used Cheeky plate CH38 :]

Anything you're planning to pick up before they are gone foreverrrrrr?

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5 comments:

  1. thanks for the heads up on the discontinued polishes - I've never seen calypso at my walmart, not sure if i'd pick it up even if i did - it's a pretty color but i just don't ever see myself wearing it. i got jaguar a couple days ago to do some stamping over WnW's "Disturbia", not a bad stamping polish if you're in a pinch but it's not a bright bright gold. I should probably pick up silver mercedes too if i can ever find it, my current silver is crap at stamping.

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  2. Thanks for the swatches and reviews! I really like silver mercedes. The ret aren't really my shade or finish.xx

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  3. I wanted to pick up Taupe Drawer but when I looked it was too pink in the bottle for me. I figured it'd be more... taupe. lol. I grabbed Mint Dream tonight.

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  4. Ha! That's cool we picked totally different ones. I'm definitely going to have to keep my eyes open for Calypso.

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  5. Lacey... Am i confusing Pure Ice polish with polish from The Icing? I think so, I am confused ;) These look great on you, well not really a fan of Super Star, but I like your fav and Calypso the best!!

    <3jlynn@hellolacquer

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