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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pure Ice - Touch Me Softly


     It's hump day! I thought it might be a good day to share a beautiful polish with a not so great name. I would seriously like to know who thought Touch Me Softly was a good name for a polish and how it made it though to production, but a few years ago Pure Ice was known for some questionable polish names. 

     Touch Me Softly from the 2013 Velour Collection is a purple micro shimmer polish with pink undertones that dries to a suede finish. . I've had this polish in my collection for a few years now and I believe it is one of the polishes that got renamed. But what the new name is I'm not completely sure, and I couldn't find it online anywhere. 

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     Application was a breeze with the first coat going on very opaque, and I mean very opaque. I was also able to get smooth even coverage. Even though I could have probably gotten away with 1 coat I chose to wear it with 2. 


     I opted to photograph this without top coat to showcase the suede finish. This is starting to become on of my favorite finishes, I'm just bummed that there isn't really a top coat that dries the same so that it could be worn longer. What do you think about the suede finish? Check out this macro shot and let me know what you think. 


     Now because I noticed that Touch Me Softly was so opaque on the first coat I figured it would be good for stamping and let me tell you I was not wrong. 


     I used Pure Ice Silver Mercedes as my base and Kaleidoscope Plate 06 from MoYou London. While I'm not thrilled at my attempt to get creative with the stamping, you can see that Touch Me Softly shows up nice and opaque when stamped.  In fact this is a color combo that I feel I might repeat. I really like the contrast between the two colors and finishes. 


     Sadly with the addition of top coat I lost the suede finish of Touch Me Softly, but since it still looks this good I don't mind as much. Plus the top coat really brings out the shimmer. Pure Ice polishes can be found in most Wal-mart stores for around $1.50 a bottle. How's that for an extremely budget friendly polish with a great formula! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!








32 comments :

  1. You can make your own satin type topcoat by mixing matte topcoat and regular topcoat.

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  2. ValiantlyVarnishedJuly 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Beautiful color!

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  3. I wish we had Pure Ice around here. They seem to make such pretty colors.

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  4. I love the satin look as well! And I love when I come across regular polishes that stamp!

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  5. That stamping is amazing!! I really like the finish on that polish too. I'm sure I've heard about some suede finish top coats but I have no idea if they're any good...

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  6. This reminds me of OPI Don't Forget Paris Suede. I love suede finishes but you're right - terrible name.

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  7. PhD in Nail PolishJuly 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Ahhh! That stamping is on point! I love the color combo! Haha I also agree that it's a weird name. Sometimes you have to wonder, right?

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  8. I love your stamping! I gotta agree with you about that name!

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  9. ohhh very pretty!! love this brand!

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  10. Naked Without PolishJuly 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Such a great purple. My Walmart only gets in the core colors. Never any of the specialty ones. Makes me sad. Even the cores are never fully stocked. It's a shame.

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  11. I love the suede finish, it's always so mesmerizing!

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  12. This is a beautiful color! The stamping you did with it is beautiful too!

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  13. Awesome purple and it stamps so good too.

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  14. Lovely shade, I like that it stamps

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  15. Wow, 1.50, that sure is amazing for such a pretty polish! I looooove that it stamps so well. Too bad I don't live in the US, otherwise I'd run to a Walmart RIGHT NOW!

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  16. The Polished MommyJuly 11, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    I think I have this shade but haven't worn it lol...it's pretty and great stamping!!

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  17. I agree. Love the color hate the name.

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  18. They do make some gorgeous colors and they are very affordable. They just need to work on the names.

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  19. Me too. Stamping is what originally drew me to nail art and will always hold a special place in my heart.

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  20. I was told that I could make on by mixing a matte and regular top coat together. Might have to try it out with some cheap ones to see.

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  21. I'm not familiar with that OPI but now I'm going to have to google swatches.

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  22. Thank you! I usually wonder about the names Pure Ice gives it's polishes. I've got one called wet t-shirt???

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  23. Thanks. Theymake some great polishes and even better prices.

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  24. The display at my wal-mart makes me want to crawl away to be honest. it's always a mess and has wet polish all over it. But thankfully they do get some of the collections in and I force myself to look the display over to find them.

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  25. I think there need to be for polishes with this finish, and a top coat to match!

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  26. Thanks Lisa. I love how it stamped!

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  27. Thanks =) I'm always happy when I find a regular polish that stamps really well.

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  28. It's a great price! And the polishes are usually good quality too. I've only run into a few that were soso. Their Girl on the Run top coat is almost better than Seche Vite. They need to do something about the names though.

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