Cuttin' Edge Polish - Frost Bite
Today I have a nail polish for you that is perfectly named for the weather we have been having here in Minnesota lately, Frost Bite by Cuttin' Edge Polish. Why is it so perfectly named? Well let's just say it was 2 degrees above freezing today and everyone was talking about what a nice warm day we were having. Yeah it's been a cold winter so far. Don't worry Mother Nature hasn't decided to spoil us, it's supposed to plummet back down to about -10 tomorrow. That's a 40+ degree temperature swing! I shouldn't complain though because I know the east coast has had it a lot worse.
When I hear the word frost bite I think of an icy blue color with iridescent shimmer, but that's not exactly the case with this polish. There is a bit of a blue undertone, but Id say Frost Bite has more of a green tint to it with scattered holo mixed in. Not quite an aqua shade but maybe a faded aqua would be a good description?
Frost bite was originally released in the winter of 2014 as part of the Frozen trio which I snatched up the minute I saw it. At the time I was almost as obsessed with the movie as my kids were. Now the novelty has worn off a bit thanks to my daughter singing Let it Go almost daily and my Son's joining in when it comes to Do you want to build a snowman. The novelty of this polish is still there though.
As you can see it is a bit sheer. This is 3 coats plus top coat. I'm not a big fan of VNL but this one is subtle enough that it doesn't drive me crazy. Plus I used this as the base for my swan manicure back in December so most of it was covered. I would layer it over another color next time instead of trying to build it up.
Application was easy and smooth with no pooling at the cuticles. I tend to get the pooling issue with sheer polishes but the consistency was just thick enough with this one to avoid that. For a scattered holo the intensity is only sub par but I feel like if there was more it would take away from the icy, frozen feeling.
The Frozen trio was limited edition and is no longer available but there are some other fantastic color available online if you'd like to give this brand a try. I think there are even some holiday colors on clearance. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!
It's a nice color and Def fit for the cold weather!ReplyDelete
We are dealing with weather whiplash here in Boston as well. Been screwing with my sinuses really bad and causing headaches. So frustrating, can't wait for Spring!
Gorgeous colour! We hit 13 degrees c today so I'm feeling positively warm. Can't see it lasting though.ReplyDelete
It has been so bitterly cold where I am this winter... I woke up to -3 this morning, before windchill! This is a lovely polish :-)ReplyDelete
This color is so pretty! I don't know if it'd be for me with the sheerness, but it really is gorgeous!! Keep warm!ReplyDelete
This is definitely a pretty color and I like the subtle holo sparkle! It's chilly here (to me) but it got up to 50 degrees F! LOL!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of this brand before - I love how soft the color is.ReplyDelete
Never heard of this brand! That's a pretty shade!ReplyDelete
Looks really soft and delicate. I've never heard of this brand before, it looks pretty.ReplyDelete
Even though it's soft and delicate, I'd love a better coverage personally.ReplyDelete
Ohhh, that polish is super pretty!! Also, stay warm! You know, I visited Minneapolis back a few years ago and I pretty much instantly fell in love with the city, but reading your weather updates has me seriously re-thinking my willingness to move to Minnesota haha. That's so cold!!ReplyDelete
That seems to be the way this winter had gone for most people. It warms up slightly and then plummets down again.ReplyDelete
Thankfully March is just around the corner, and maybe there will only be 2 more weeks of this nonsense! We've had -20 wind chills here lately and Im completely over it.ReplyDelete
Im not a huge fan of sheer polishes myself, even some jelly finishes just arent for me.ReplyDelete
At 50 degrees I'd be breaking out my capri's and t-shirts, well for spring anyway, when it hits those temps in the fall I break out my sweaters. lolReplyDelete
From what I can tell on Facebook it's not a very well known brand, with her page having around 900+ likes. But she does have some pretty colors in her shop that I'd like to try out.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa =)ReplyDelete
My first thought was sage and I probably should have stuck with that, the more I look at it I think aqua isn't quite right.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I agree about the soft and delicate part.ReplyDelete
Me too. Sheer polishes just aren't my thing, the whole VNL drives me crazy.ReplyDelete
lol it does get cold and after 37 years of living here I'm still not used to it. But I still dont think I would move some place warmer. There's too much to love about Minnesota that it helps cancel out the temps.ReplyDelete