Pure Ice Puttin’ On The Glitz Collection Swatches, Review, Photos

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I am constantly in awe of the many talented nail artists I’ve seen online.  I admire the craftsmanship and creativity that I see every day.

…Probably because I’m not a nail artist myself.  Even though I hold a professional nail license, nail art was just never my forte, so I hope you all can forgive me for this post.

Today I’ve got 5 polishes and 3 glitter pots from Pure Ice’s Puttin’ on the Glitz collection for you.  The polishes were great, however, I had issues with the glitter pots.

First off, the polishes:


Monte Carlo is a gorgeous, glossy fuchsia jelly.   The application is flawless after three coats.


Déjà Vu has pink/purple glass flecks in a dark blue jelly base.   This is shown with three coats.


Poker Face is an orange foil with gold glass flecks.  Three coats were needed for opacity.


Vegas Strip is a green foil with gold glass flecks.  Like Poker Face, it also needed three coats.

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Heartbreaker is a sheer blue polish with a blue-green shimmer.   I layered it over Pure Ice Blackout.

Here are the instructions to use the glitter pots from Pure Ice:

“To Use: Swipe on 2 coats of desired Pure Ice polish shade, Let nail polish dry completely. Dip nails into selected Glitter Pot. Press firmly onto the covered nail and dust off excess glitter. Seal with top coat if desired.”

I followed their directions minus the topcoat and had major issues with the glitter not sticking.  Instead, I’d dip a newly lacquered nail into the glitter then allow to dry. Even so, I still had issues neatly dusting off the excess.


In the previous Heartbreaker picture, I layered the baby blue glitter over Pure Ice Blackout.  This is my favorite of the glitters due to the blue/green iridescence.


I used the gold glitter pot shade over Monte Carlo.  This combo reminds me of the manicure Effie Trinket sports during the reaping in the Hunger Games movie.


While the glitter pot shade name is silver, it’s actually silver holographic glitter.  This is over Pure Ice Free Spirit.

This collection would make a great stocking stuffer at only $1.99 a polish!  My favorite was Monte Carlo, a complete surprise with the fantastic jelly formula.  Look out for them at your local Wal-Mart.

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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