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Monday, June 13, 2011

Pure Ice Crackle

I admit I am a sucker for these damn crackle type nail polishes!  Over the weekend I noticed these Pure Ice Crackle polishes at Walgreens and knew I had to pick up a couple. I also saw that Sally Hansen has a few crackles out now as well, but I have seen a few reviews on those ones and wasn't impressed. The Pure Ice crackles are $3.99 each and come in a wide variety of colors.  I chose 4 different colors than any of the crackles I already have, in case they were good and then I would have "duplicates" of similar colors. I admit I didn't hold high hopes for these nail polishes because I have tried some from the regular line of Pure Ice and though they was kinda eh. So of course we had to put these to the test!

I tried to so them all over a lighter color and a darker!

 Catwalk- bright lemon yellow with some shimmer. 
I was actually surprised how well this one showed up. In the bottle and on the brush it looked like it was going to be pretty sheer. I think it showed up really well!
 Over a bright pink
 Over a glittery gunmetal
 Shattered- Bright lime green, no shimmer. This one was a little thicker than some of the others and wasn't as easy to work with. At first I didn't think it was going to crack very much .
 Over a bright pink
 Over a perfect purple
(this one reminds me of the ninja turtles for some reason)
 Crushed-  bright tangerine orange with a pearly shimmer
This one cracked the best out of all of the Pure Ice Crackles
 Over  bright yellow!
 Over a bright pink. I realize you can barely see this one, and honestly I like that. I think it gives you a nice edge without looking BAM in YO FACE!  If you move the nail  you can see the difference and I think it gives a nice splash of spice.
 Lightning Strikes- nice metallic sparkly silver.
This one is super sheer and super easy to work with. This one is my favorite of the bunch
 Over China Glaze's For Audrey
Over a bright pink.

I give these polishes a 10!!! I love them! I can honestly tell you I like these more than the O.P.I Shatter or the China Glaze Crackles. I think the Shatters and the CG Crackles are thick and you have to be quick with working with them or hope for the best once it's on your nail. I also have issues with them being kinda clumpy at the  rim of the jar  because of trying to get a thin amount on the brush. That's why I like that these Pure Ice ones are a thinner formula. Not to mention they are much cheaper than the other 2 as well.

I must go back and get a few more colors!
Will you give these a chance if you see them in the store?


  1. I love this crackle brand! It does the job and is less than some of the other brands. You purchased some amazing colors. I also wrote a review of this polish on my blog http://www.cherrieamore.com. Check it out if you can!

    -Cherrie <3

  2. I have never even heard of this brand!! Where did you get these? I love that silver one!

  3. I just saw them today at my walgreens and I wanted to buy one but I didnt know if i was going to get my moneys worth but after seeing your post I know I need to go buy me some Pure Ice Crackle(:

  4. I bought the lime green last night to use on my two little girls. I used the lime over Sally Hansen's purple potion on my 5 yr old and it turned out awesome, then I used the lime over a light baby pink color on my 4 yr old and it looks ok... I think the lime looks much better with a dark color underneath. Also, the lime is very matte, so I put a clear coat over and it makes it look perfect :)

  5. I love the pure ice crackle. I have 5 colors and plan on buying the rest of the colors that are available. I can't say enough good things about them. I use a top coat on all of the ones i have but you really don't need one.

  6. I watched a YouTube video yesterday and discovered the pure ice crackle. I can't wait to try some of my own. They seemed to work really well. I love pure ice polish, so far it's the only one I've discovered that lasts longer then a day for a reasonable price ($2) at wal-mart. I loved your review on the polishes. I'm going to start following your blog. :)

  7. Just tried this tonight looking for a new look for hockey season. Plain white with the Jetsetter over top.. Turned out fabulous and the perfect look for my favorite team.. Tampa Bay Lightning! Will have to get more to make sure I can make it through hockey season!

  8. OMG stay away from the nes pure ice vinyl remix :( wat a waste of money. it shows it as a hot neon orange ontop of black and ewe not true. The orange wears off and is really pale and the black isn't that black. wat a let down thought i would for warn ya!!!