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Layering: Pure Ice Flawless & Poppin' Bottles

Pure Ice Flawless & Poppin' Bottles

Pure Ice Poppin' Bottles over Flawless

Pure Ice Flawless & Poppin' Bottles

Pure Ice Poppin' Bottles over Flawless

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Pure Ice Flawless* (painted)
1 Coat Pure Ice Poppin' Bottles*
1 Coat Pure Ice Flawless* (sponged)
2 Coats Pure Ice Poppin' Bottles*
1 Coat Seche Vite

When I first swatched Flawless while going through the entire New Year New Hue collection, I knew I had to try sponging Flawless onto my nails. Metallic shades like Flawless tend to do something completely different when you sponged them on versus painting. With Flawless, you can actually see the mix of supertine gold and silver particles that pigment this shade. As a result, I think the polish has a little more brightness and depth to it.

But why stop there?

After sponging on a coat of Flawless, I added more shimmer and glitter with 2 coats of Poppin' Bottles. I really like the contrast of the silver glitter overtop the metallic gold. For me, that added little bit of texture will never get old!

Oh, and about that layer of Poppin' Bottles in between layers of Flawless? I knew I was only going to sponge 1 coat of Flawless, and I thought it would add depth, but I'm not sure if that worked, or if it got completely lost in the mix? I think it might have added a little shimmer to the sponging, and where glitter is concerned, the more the merrier in my opinion!

I like how this layering turned out. I know I mentioned it before, but I'm really glad I picked up 2 bottles of Poppin' Bottles. Definitely worth it, because I can see myself going through this and adding it to a whooooole lot of layerings.

And speaking of Layerings... In a lot of mine, I keep coming back to Pure Ice polishes to add shimmer or completely transform the look of my manicure. It's really something that Pure Ice does exceedingly well. Poppin' Bottles is in my opinion, right up there with Heartbreaker, Oh Baby, and Busted as far as layering polishes go. If you're into layerings and jelly glitter sandwiches... you seriously need it!

Pure Ice polishes retail exclusively in Walmart stores and on their website for $1.97/bottle. Pure Ice is a salon-inspired long-wear nail formula that's available in over 96 stunning and on-trend shades. The shade library contains a striking variety of colors and finishes - from iridescent pearls to bright creams, holographic and chunky glitters to mirror-like metallics; every shade is beautiful and unique. Pure Ice nail enamels are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. Follow Pure Ice on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

*provided by PR for review. All thoughts, views, and opinions are my own.

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