Thursday, July 21, 2011

A much better comparison of SH Ice Queen and NYC Starry Silver Glitter

 I have noticed that I get a lot of hits on my comparison of Ice Queen and Starry Silver Glitter, and I'm sorry that the whole post in general isn't that great. I know I hate it when I search a comparison and it really doesn't help me out, so I have decided to redo the comparison with better pictures and side by side comparisons. Since, I was already swatching my Essie's, I thought it would be nice to show these glitters on them.


 Both Ice Queen and Starry Silver Glitter have pink and light blue hexagonal glitters mixed with smaller silver glitter suspended in a clear base. Ice Queen's smaller silver glitter leans a little bit towards being holographic, but it doesn't quite get there. Starry Silver Glitter, however, is holographic. They both had smooth application, but Ice Queen seems to have a lot less glitter, meanwhile Starry Silver Glitter is packed with it. This is why Ice Queen's coverage with one coat is very sparse. To be consistent with the comparison, I only dipped the brush once into the polish for each coat.


For French Affair, I started off with one coat of each glitter. I have Ice Queen on the pinky and middle fingers and Starry Silver Glitter on my index and pointer.

This is two coats of Ice Queen on the pinky and three coats on the middle finger. Even with three coats of Ice Queen, I still can't get a full look with it like I can with Starry Silver Glitter. I only used two coats of Starry Silver Glitter on the index and pointer, and that's all you really need.

With Nice is Nice I started with one coat of both Ice Queen and Starry Silver Glitter. The pinky and middle  fingers have Ice Queen and the index and pointer have Starry Silver Glitter.

Pinky and middle finger have two coats of Ice Queen and index and pointer have two coats of Starry Silver Glitter.

I also did one coat of Ice Queen on the pinky and middle fingers and one coat of Starry Silver Glitter over Coat Azure.

For the last pic I did three coats of Ice Queen on the pinky and middle finger and two coats of Starry Silver Glitter on the index and pointer. Normally, I wouldn't use so much glitter as there is on the index finger, but for comparison's sake I had to use the whole second coat.

 Bottom line, if you are interested in this polish, definitely go for NYC Starry Silver Glitter. It's less than a dollar and you can find it at any drugstore or superstore. Ice Queen retails for 1.99 and is available at most drugstores, but I have yet to spot it at any superstore.

6 comments:

  1. Nice comparison! Dang Ice Queen looks like you'd have to build it up forever to get something decent!

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  2. Thanks! Yup the glitter in Ice Queen is very sparse!

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  3. hey what kind of pink polish is that

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  4. OMG I LOVE THAT PINK MAY U PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND OF PINK IT IS AND WHO IT'S MADE BY I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PINK LIKE THIS!

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  5. hey what kind of pink polish is that

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  6. hey what kind of pink polish is that

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