Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ice Polish: Valentine's Duo and a Fun Spin on Mardi Gras Polishes

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Good morning, dear readers! I hope you are having a wonderful day! The Jedi husband is out of town this week, so I'm wrangling my toddler by myself. I adore my little guy, but oh man, does he have a lot of energy! Thankfully he is content this morning so I can get this post written now instead of later!

I am really excited to be sharing upcoming polishes from Ice Polish with you this morning! Erin, the creative mastermind behind the brand, will be releasing two polishes for Valentine's Day and an unusual but very fun polish for Mardi Gras. I'm going to start with the Valentine's Day duo. Let's do this!

Do Ya Love Me?
OMG! A penguin! The first thing I noticed about these polishes were the new Ice Polish labels with a penguin. They are adorable! Of course those of you in blizzardgedon right now probably don't want to think about anything linked to the cold right now. Now let's get to the polish! LOL!

Do Ya Love Me? is a beautiful pink-leaning purple holographic polish. It's arguably my favorite family of purples, and I am thrilled to see it! The formula was really smooth and easy to work with; I used two easy coats plus top coat in these swatch photos.

Shot Through the Heart
over Do Ya Love Me?
Shot Through the Heart is such a fun glitter topper! It has a fantastic assortment of shapes without going too crazy for my personal taste. From hexes to squares, stars, circles, and, of course, hearts, I really enjoy this combination. The application was really easy with a dab here and there. The glitters dispersed very easily for me. I did not have to dig around for any of the glitters, but there are fewer stars and hearts than other shapes in the bottle. I'm a fan of it the way it is, but if you want more stars or hearts on your nails, you may have to dig around a little bit since they are more limited. This topper is pretty dense with glitters, and I used roughly a coat and a half to get the density shown on my nails here. I also topped my nails with top coat to smooth them out.

Now for Mardi Gras!

I wasn't exactly sure what Erin came up with for Mardi Gras, but I expected to see gold, green, and purple since they are the traditional Mardi Gras colours. Imagine my surprise when the polish I received was a blue, purple, silver, and red glitter topper! But wait, there was an unusual shape hiding in the bottle! Is that..... a cat?!? Yes, dear readers, this isn't the more traditional Mardi Gras polish. Let me present to you..... Meow-di Gras!

Meow-di Gras
Over Bernadette Thompson Sky's the Limit
Oh yes, she did! Even as I type this post, I can't help but giggle at the brilliant idea behind this polish. Don't get me wrong, dear readers, I do really like the traditional Mardi Gras colours, but this is such a fun spin and perfect for those that don't like the usual shades. Meow-di Gras is arguably the most brilliant use of the cat shaped glitters that I have seen, and I love that you can enjoy it any time of year. 

Meow-di Gras is a lovely glitter topper consisting of hexes, squares, circles, and cat faces is an assortment of blue, purple, silver, gold, red, and pink glitters. It applies really easily with a dab here and there, and the glitters disperse perfectly. I don't have to dig around for any glitters at all. This topper was a little less dense than Shot Through the Heart shown above, and I used closer to two coats for these swatch photos. I also added top coat to make my nails smooth.

I am delighted to see these polishes! They are inspired and so much fun!

The Valentine's Duo and Meow-di Gras will launch on the Ice Polish Etsy shop on January 29th (that's THIS Thursday) at noon CST. Even though they were created for Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras, they are not limited edition and will be available at Erin's shop for the foreseeable future. The Valentine's polishes will be available both individually and listed together as a discounted duo. Don't miss out!

You can follow Ice Polish on Facebook here and on Instagram here for more photos and shop announcements.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual commentors. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.


  1. Oh my word, Meow-di Gras is totally doing it for me. Its gorgeous! Fab swatches as always

    1. Hahaha! Isn't is great?!? I liked all three polishes, but Meow-di Gras has a special place in my heart. :D <3 Thank you!

  2. The colors are gorgeous, but those labels!?! SO cute!!

  3. Do Ya Love Me is FANTASTIC, but I'm dying over those penguins on the labels!

  4. Lovely swatches and polishes! Loving the cute penguin label! xD


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