The theme for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge (details here) is dots! I’ve had so much fun going through my polish stash since this challenge started. In my explorations through my hoard I found an ancient Avon polish that I wanted to take for a spin, so I forced it into this week’s theme.
Avon Mirror Shine in Pink Ice is an extremely light pink chrome finish polish. The color is about as light as pink can get before it becomes white; I remember being disappointed when I got this one all those ages ago because the color on the label is about 20 times darker than the actual color of the polish. I’ve kept it all this time, though, because I really don’t have another polish that has this extreme of a chrome finish.
The application of Pink Ice has all the problems that one would expect of a mirror chrome: it’s streaky and magnifies every nail ridge and flaw. That being said, it’s the kind of thing that we only notice on our own manicure, and everyone else who sees it thinks it looks amazing. I was afraid to use a base coat with this one in case it got even streakier (is that a word?), but I did use my standard top coat with it, and it did not dull the finish at all.
I wanted to add dots without spoiling my view of the mirror finish, so I added a simple black dotted accent to each nail using an Art Club striper polish. It was easy to work with and dried in a hurry, which is all I can ask from a nail art polish.
I used 3 coats of Pink Ice for the photos, and then added dots using the Art Club black striper. I did not use a base coat for this mani, but I did use top coat.
Do you love or hate chrome finish polishes like Pink Ice? I definitely think this polish is noticeable, and I know its flaws are much more visible to me than to anyone who’s checking out my nails. All in all I think I like it more now than I used to do. Still trying to decide if I’ll keep it…
I purchased this polish from Avon many years ago; it is no longer available for purchase at this time.