Today I have one of my birthday polishes to show you, Pure Ice Girls Best Friend. It's a very appropriate holiday cranberry sort of red with a lovely little sparkle thrown in. Ready to look? Yeah you are!
|This is the most color accurate photo for most lighting.|
|It matches my blood, now THAT'S how you accessorize!|
|In bright, direct light this polish turns a gorgeous bright cherry red.|
- Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Pure Ice Girls Best Friend
- Zoya Logan for stamping
There is one thing about this polish that bothers me. The name has no apostrophe. Yes I know that's really got nothing to do with the way the polish wears but dang it I had to go back and edit this to take all the apostrophes out and for that I am irked. Aside from the grammatical issues, I really like this little number. Girls Best Friend is from the Metro Chic line and I found mine in Walmart on a crazy disorganized shelf that you would come to expect from Walmart. I was drawn to the dark cranberry in the bottle and it just looked like nothing I had in my collection.The top two pictures are very color accurate to what they look like in person, a nice deep sparkly red. If you get closer to a light source (or you suck at taking pics like me and have an issue with the flash) you will see it lighten up quite a bit to a cherry sort of red. You may notice a red mark on my index finger, it is not stray polish. I whacked myself with the chasing hammer while making jewelry >.< If nothing else the fact that it matches the polish should really give you a nice illustration of what a perfect blunt force trauma red this color really is. The formula was pretty good, all pictures show two fairly generous coats. For the amount of sparkle in it I really expected it to be a little more gritty and top coat hungry but it was pleasantly neither. I will however say that it started to wear and chip after a day of hard use. Also, like all reds, it decided to stain my nails a tiny bit even with base coat. I don't know what it is about me and reds but every freakin time, I swear. Overall I still call this one a winner in my book and you will no doubt be seeing it much more as Christmas fast approaches. I had been really kind of jonesing for China Glaze Ruby Pumps but now with this in my collection I feel like I can wait. It's by no means a dupe but it's in the same general idea and it's close enough for me. For now. Oh god I have a problem.
Thank you again for all your kind thoughts and words, you guys are super awesome. As a token of appreciation I give you a smiley cat.
Is it too late to copyright the term "blunt force trauma red"? I feel like Crayola needs to know about it.