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GIVEAWAY: Win the entire Pure Ice 2014 Holiday/Winter Collection!

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Hello there! It still feels strange to be blogging again after my two week (unplanned) break while my camera was being repaired. The blog has been such a constant in my life for the last few years that it felt funny to be without it. Good news though...I have a giveaway right out of the gate! Read to the end of this post to enter to win the entire Pure Ice 2014 Holiday/Winter Collection. The six shades in this collection all have a clear base filled with a really dense golden shimmer (except one that has a silver shimmer). Each is complemented with a different mix of small hex and round glitters.  I decided to create something Christmas-y for the holidays. I used three of the six colors to make this shimmery candy cane look that's really golden and blingy in person.

Pure Ice Holiday 2014 Candy Cane Nail Art

I decided to swatch these on a wheel so you could really see the contents of each polish. The swatches in the first pic are without undies. And in the second pic, I swatched them over black. See how dense the shimmer is!? While you probably couldn't build these to opaque, the shimmer is enough that you could wear them alone (even if your nails are stained). Over undies, they really transform the color of the base. There are tons of color combos that would work.

Pure Ice Holiday 2014 Collection


  1. Bling on the Holidays
  2. Pure Icicles
  3. Gold Peppermints
  4. Feelin Ornamental
  5. Santa Merry Me
  6. Winter Blues

Pure Ice Holiday 2014 Collection

To create the candy cane nails, I started with two coats of Pure Ice Superstar!, a stark white. I used nail vinyls to tape off the stripes and polished generously with Santa Merry Me. Since the glittery stripes were fairly thick, it was easy to use a striper brush to paint Pure Icicles over the remaining white stripes while still keeping my lines fairly crisp. For the holly nails, I started with two coats of Pure Ice Starry Night, a kelly green with a slight shimmer, followed by two coats of Feelin Ornamental. Two coats of topcoat smoothed everything out.

Pure Ice Holiday 2014 Candy Cane Nail Art

These are great glitters that would be pretty and appropriate year-round. And so affordable too! The Pure Ice 2014 Holiday/Winter Collection can be found at Walmart stores nationwide and at walmart.com for $1.96 each. Follow Pure Ice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and promotions.

GIVEAWAY

Pure Ice is giving one lucky winner the entire collection! This giveaway is short and sweet. It will end at midnight EST on Christmas Eve (24 December) so enter quick. Giveaway is open to US residents. Enter via Rafflecopter below. See the Terms & Conditions for the full rules. Good luck!

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