19 August 2014

The Icing polish that has no name

Icing black blue shimmer
Hi loves! I have a mystery to solve today - when I went to America 2 years ago, I bought quite a few polishes. Included were a few from Icing, and *shame on me* this beauty went untried until a few weeks ago. Now the problem is, it doesn't have a sticker anymore with a name. I'm sure it did when I bought it, wrapped it up and brought it home, but unwrapping might have taken the sticker off and now the name is unknown to me! Googling "Icing black blue shimmer" only led me to this swatch by Steph's Closet, but the polish in particular seems more of a true glitter while mine is a shimmer. Do you have any clue what the name of this beauty is?

Icing black blue shimmer



The formula isn't as pretty as the polish.. you are looking at 4 thin coats here. The black base is sheer and shows patches if you don't apply carefully, so to even it out and make sure the end result was even and opaque I couldn't get away with less coats. Next time I wear it it'll be with some black undies for sure!

Icing black blue shimmer


What makes up for it is the lovely shimmery result. Depending on your light source the shimmer will show up more or less, surprising you with a sparkle every now and then. It dried smooth and even and a thin layer of top coat helped the shiny surface a bit more.

Icing black blue shimmer


Do you have any mystery polishes in your collection? How did you find out their name(s)? Tell me in the comments!

12 comments :

  1. Well, it looks great, you could give it a nickname yourself :D
    It happened to me only twice but it's enough to drive me mad, in my case I tried googling swatches but they aren't widely known brands and I fear they must remain unamed.

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  2. I used to love Icing when I had one near me, I'd find great dupes of mainstream polishes all the time. I did get a few without names though, I don't think their stickers were the best at staying on. This is very pretty, too bad the formula wasn't stellar.

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  3. While, I have no idea what the name is, you are making me want to run off to Icing and see if I can find it. If I do, hopefully they will have it still and I can give you the name!

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  4. I drooled all over my computer just now. SO gorgeous!

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  5. WOAH! Major oomph in color and finish.

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  6. That color is absolutely stunning!

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  7. That's a gorgeous mani, never mind the name :-)

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  8. OMG *___* this is amazing! I think I wouldn't mind 4 coats for such a beauty, even if a pair of black panties could solve the problem :D
    I hope you'll succeed in your name quest, I definitely need to add this to my wishlist :D
    Have you tried to submit your photos directly to ICING?

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  9. Thanks Brooke! I was going for that kind of feel :D

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  10. Thank you! I am glad you like it :)

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