Note: As always, click on pictures for more detail.
Above & Below: Thumb=Jaguar, Index=Scandal, Middle=Rosebud, Ring=Electric!, Pinkie=Dreamy. Below L-R: Jaguar, Scandal, Rosebud, Electric!, Dreamy.
Above: Rosebud over Electric! It looks like a duo chrome in certain lighting and totally surprised me with the look I got from this combination.
Below: Dreamy over Scandal. You can see at the cuticle the original color of Scandal, a very dark eggplant color. Dreamy not only adds tons of multi-colored glitter, but also changes the base color to appear a more obvious purple, rather than the dark, almost black that Scandal appears as when used alone.
Pure Ice nail polish is manufactured by Bari Cosmetics, who also manufactures Bon Bon, Love My Nails, Perfect 10 (all nail polishes) and various cosmetics such as eye shadows, lip gloss, and so on. I have contacted them several times with questions about their lines, and although they did e-mail back the first time with minimal information, I have been unable to get them to respond again. I have only seen Pure Ice at WalMart so I'm not sure that it's available elsewhere. Priced at only $1.97 a bottle, you really can't go wrong with this line. There are 50+ colors at my best guess and the coverage is very good at 2 coats for the cremes and 2-4 for the more sheer colors, depending on the look you're going for. I have found that many of their more sheer colors make the best layering polishes by not only adding shimmer or glitter, but by actually changing the base color beneath them. They do seem to add a few new colors each year, but they're not in separate displays, so you just have to be observant when looking at the entire selection. I wasn't sure how to approach this post because I wanted to share as many of these as I could, so rather than do a full manicure of 4-5 colors and just show you a bottle line up of the others I had, I'm going to try and show you just one-nail swatches of each color along with a few layering samples. You could literally spend days coming up with different looks by layering them, and for the price, you certainly get not only a great polish, but endless hours of discovering some very interesting combinations.