Sephora has been my weakness ever since I was a pre-teen. I used to be into makeup a lot more. I honestly purposefully have distanced myself from makeup simply because I know I'd want EVERYTHING. I keep my makeup very simple, that way I can go crazy with nail polish! Sephora used to not carry a lot of nail polish, so it was safer place for me to go. We all know nail polish as blown up in a recent years, so Sephora has let their nail polish offerings blow up. I cautiously went in there recently, and found myself transfixed by all their nail polish displays. So many pretties...so many expensive pretties :(.
I first spotted their new Sephora X line. This line is divided up into categories like classics, sparkles, and so forth. I instantly caught eyes with a really unusual rose gold polish called Ice Princess I just had to have.
under outdoor light lamp
Ice Princess is a gold-champagne iridescent micro shimmer base with larger rose gold hex glitters mixed in.
I could not describe this well if my life depended on it. The base is so unique, it has this cool iridescent color shifting effect that is indescribable. The base is sheer, but since it has that cool color shifting sparkly effect your nail underneath is unnoticeable in real life. I used 3 coats in this picture. Ice Princess is part of The Sparklers section of the Sephora X line, and these polishes are described as 3D glitters. I wouldn't call it 3D, but it certainly has an usual effect I have not seen in nail polish before.
This could definitely be layered over a base if you'd like. Last week, I used it as an accent nail and layered it over Zoya Gloria
I read another review on this recently where the blogger had major chipping issues with this polish. I personally did not have any chipping with this polish at all. I wore it for 4 days. I'm not saying that blogger is wrong or that I'm right. I just think chipping issues can be due to so many factors like body chemistry, top coat, or base coat that it's hard to determine the type of wear everyone will experience. I personally used Cult Nails Get it On base coat and Wicked Fast top coat with this polish.
The price of this a little hefty. It was $11.50, but it's Sephora, so I get it. If you're a glitter fan and looking for something really different I think you may want to take a look at Ice Princess!