This is a swatch of the etude icecream polishes in mint chocochip. My teenager got this for me as a Mothers Day present! Isn’t that the sweetest thing? Speckled nail polishes are a real trend this season between the i’mperfection nail polishes like illamasqua and the Deborah Lippmann speckled polish. This polish has a combination of small pink square, copper and pale green hexagonal glitters and smaller black circular glitters against a blue-green creme background. This is three coats.
Anyway, the etude house icecream polish is not a dupe for the Illamasqua or Lippmann polishes. The colour sits between the blue of Fragile/Rockin’ Robin and the green of Mottle. The Illamasqua polishes seem to have all black hexagonal/small circle glitter and the Deborah Lippmann polishes have small back circles only. However it’s a really pretty take on the trend and a good way to try the trend for a lower price tag. (Also the packaging, in the icecream cone bottle is utterly adorable.) EDITED TO ADD: I seem to be getting a lot of searchers looking for where to buy this polish … the mint colour seems to be going for more on ebay than the others in the sweet recipe icecream series, but at last glance it’s available through pretty christmas who I have used before and liked. The store is not affliated to me in anyway. Hope this helps my fellow polish-loonies!
On the negative side – the wear time is not excellent, I already have a little tip wear after 12 hours. The formula is a bit painful – thin but heavy with glitter so you need some dabbling to get the glitter in place and it’s very easy to get messy cuticles. I also can’t find any evidence that this is a 3-free nail polish, so that may be an issue as well.