Too Cute-icle: Swatches and Review!
Woo look at me, 3 days in a row! Maybe I’m finally back in my groove?
Tonight I have some fun polishes to show off from a new indie line launching this weekend! My sweet friend Jess of the blog Too Cute-icle is venturing into the land of polish making. I was sent Frosty the Penguin and Pretty Pretty Princess to review, and they’re both so pretty!
First up is Frosty the Penguin!
This pretty glitter topcoat was named for an adorable mani Jess did with this polish- originally called Frostbite- that featured a cute penguin! This is a fun mixture of iridescent, blue and white glitters. Perfect for winter!
For these first 2 photos, I layered 1 coat of Frosty the Penguin over 3 coats of OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I opted to use a bit of dabbing to get the glitter exactly where I wanted it, but it went on fairly smoothly and evenly without it
In this photo, I layered 1 coat of Frosty the Penguin over 2 coats of Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise. What a gorgeous combo! I’ll have pictures of Arctic Sunrise this weekend (though I’ve featured it briefly here).
The second polish I got to try out was Pretty Pretty Princess!
Pretty Pretty Princess is a girly glitter mix of various shades of pinks, purples, and blues. It’s super sparkly and pretty!
In the first 2 photos, I layered 1 coat of Pretty Pretty Princess over 2 coats of Sinful Colors Flutter. I did a bit of dabbing to ensure things were photo ready, but for the most part the glitter went on nice and evenly!
This is 2 coats of Pretty Pretty Princess over Sinful Colors Flutter. Almost full coverage! My nails were SUPER sparkly, I love it!
Too Cute-icle is opening shop on December 2nd. You’ll be able to find these polishes and others at her Etsy store! You can also follow her on Facebook, as well as her blog. Be sure to keep an eye out!
*These polishes were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own*
Battle of the Blues: A Comparison
When I first became interested in nail polish, one of my early favorites was Sinful Color’s Cinderella. I loved the name, the shade, and adored the pink shimmer.
I did not, however, adore how sheer it was, or that it took 4-5 coats to build up.
Unsurprisingly, I’m attracted to this ‘type’ of color- and I recently realized I have quite a few that look similar! So I decided to compare all 5 that I own in 1 post.
Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise, Cult Nails Princess, Models Own Indian Ocean, 365 Days of Color Bora Bora, and Sinful Colors Cinderella.
As you can see, none of these are really the same, though a lot have the same qualities. All 5 are blue with a pink color shift- but that’s where the similarities end.
Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise and Models Own Indian Ocean are the most similar, with the Models Own being a bit more ‘in your face’ sparkly. However, Indian Ocean required 4 coats to be opaque (it’s better to layer), and Arctic Sunrise was opaque at 2 coats. Indian Ocean is a bit stinky, as well (not 3-free), for those with sensitive senses.
Though it shows a pink shift in the photo, Cult Nails Princess is a bit more of a gold/pink shift. 365’s Bora Bora has the most subtle shimmer, but it’s a gorgeous blue with just the tiniest ‘bling’… it’s one of my favorites to use in combination with glitter layering polishes (see here and here).
And then of course we have Cinderella herself. It’s a BEAUTIFUL color- the most baby blue of the bunch, with a pretty significant shimmer. The biggest downside is just how sheer it is… but layered over another blue or white, it works out well.
Here’s where you can get each of these pretties!
Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise: Girly Bits Big Cartel site $10; Harlow & Co. $12; Llarowe $12
Cult Nails Princess: Cult Nails website $10; Overall Beauty $10
Models Own Indian Ocean: Ninja Polish $8; Harlow & Co. $10
365 Days of Color Bora Bora: 365’s Big Cartel Site, $8
Sinful Colors Cinderella: Walgreens, $1.99 (not available online at the moment, but I’ve bought it via their site in the past)