Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nail of the Week: Pure Ice Gold Mist and e.l.f. Golden Goddess

Hey guys! :)
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend so far!

Yesterday, I spent part of the day by the pool reading some new magazines I got and painting my nails.

I haven't done NOTDs in a while, so I thought why not make one for this week?
I'm calling this post "Nail of the Week" because it usually takes a week before I have to paint my nails again. ;)
What about you?

I was looking for a color that is still summer-y, but perfect for early fall at the same time.
I looked through my nail polish collection, and I found these two -- I bought them probably about a year or so ago, and I completely forgot about them. Now I know you're only supposed to keep nail polishes for a year, but somehow I just can't bring myself to throw my old ones away... and besides, they still work great. ;)


I used Pure Ice Gold Mist and e.l.f. Golden Goddess.

Pure Ice Gold Mist -- I really like this one! The consistency is still smooth and perfect even after a year. The color is light copper with some silver and gold shimmer. Two coats are enough, but I used three coats to really make the color pop. It dries incredibly fast!

Price: about $2 at Walmart (when I bought it...)

e.l.f. Golden Goddess -- By itself, this nail polish is really nothing special. It's basically just clear nail polish with gold shimmer and silver flecks. It's great for when you're in a hurry and just need a quick polish - paint your nails with this: no need to worry about getting nail polish on the sides of your nails since it's clear and it dries in no time. You can also use it to add some shine and shimmer to your newly painted nails like I did.

It gives a matte look when used with a different nail color, so if you like that, this will give you that. If not, you can always put top coat on, of course. :)

Price: $2

Both brands are sooo affordable and the quality is excellent! You can't go wrong.


My nails are short, haha.
I tried growing my nails so I can shape them, but I ended up going back to short nails.
Any tips on shaping my nails? I really want to get that beautiful square shape. :)

Have you used Pure Ice Gold Mist and/or e.l.f. Golden Goddess?
What color are your nails right now?

Have a relaxing Sunday, everyone!


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  1. Pretty color, I love glitter nails. I don't have any tips on shapping nails because mine grow and then one breaks, and ruins it for the rest! They look good though even though they are short :) .


  2. Lynnette-- aww, thank you! i think i'll keep them short for now. :)

  3. cute colors, i'd like to try them!

  4. those polishes work so well together! I still have some very old nailpolishes, as long as they still work ok!

  5. the nail colors look so pretty together!

  6. i really like the combination.
    looks great :D


  7. SassyAgapi-- they're great!

    Miss L-- thanks! i'm glad you think so!

    Megan-- yes, as long as they still work okay i'm good. ;)

    Miss Independent-- i thought so too. :)

    Carrie-- thank you!!!

    Sia-- thanks, girl!

  8. This is a good shimmery combo!:D I usually paint my nails every 7 days too but right now I am letting my nails breathe for a week.

    I've used both together but I prefer to wear the Gold Mist alone. It's a good neutral shade for my skin tone.

    Thanks for sharing and have a happy Sunday!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  9. Marie-- i let my nails rest every once in a while too. i normally don't paint my nails when i don't have to go anywhere. ;) and i think i will wear gold mist by itself next time, it really enhances your skin tone. :)

  10. LOL how funny, I was also thinking of doing a nail of a week too. But yes same here, it usually takes a week before I paint my nails.

    Pure Ice Gold Mist and e.l.f. Golden Goddess goes so well together and you can’t beat the price.

  11. Love the colours! Hope you follow me back..<3<3
    Much Love Molly<3<3<3<3

  12. Dizzy-- haha, i guess we think alike? :)

    Molly-- yes, of course i will! :D

  13. Beautiful colors :)

  14. Pretty and affordable? That's the best of both worlds! Have you tried the nail clippers that look like little scissors? I find those easier for shaping though I have issues using them with my non-dominant hand.

  15. I so love e.l.f! Love the colors.

  16. This is a very pretty mix, and yes, my diy mannis usually last about a week.

    Chic on the Cheap

  17. pretty colours and nice combination! :)
    I like the shape of your nails and it looks like
    they will grow into a square. You just need to file
    it a bit when it grows out :)

    my nails are in its natural state at the moment =p
    I try to keep them natural whenever I have the chance ><

  18. I love the golden nailpolishes when you are in a rush - you don't have to be as careful and they show less errors! Cool colors!

    I just became your newest follower! Would love for you to check out the blog I just started with my sister and follow us back if you'd like! :)

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  19. Love the shimmery gold nails. I used to rub Vaseline or shea butter last thing at night on my nails. That really helped.

  20. So pretty! My nails are a shiny pinky/purple right now. I love the bright colours on my toes for summer!

  21. Luciana-- :D

    SewPetiteGal-- nope, i haven't. i'll try to see where i can get one. :)

    ellie-- elf is sooo affordable!

    LyddieGal-- yup, i think they normally last for about a week. :)

    Peiji-- yeah, i think i'm gonna give shaping my nails another try. and yes, i also like to let my nails rest from time to time. :)

    Kat-- hey! thanks for stopping by and for following!

    kavery-- hmmm, i will try that! :)

    Sheri-- i like bright colors too. :)

  22. Gorgeous colors! FYI - If you keep your nail polish in the refrigerator they last longer!


  23. That is such a pretty color combo! It looks lovely on you!

  24. Bad Joan-- oh wow, really?! i didn't know that, thanks for the tip! :)

    Katherine-- thank you!!! :)

  25. Ohh I love it!! I am having a super fun giveaway tomorrow that I think you will like!

  26. WOW I've actually never tried glitter nails, I'm always onto darker and plain colours, but your post got me wanting to try it out! hehe it looks gorgeous and im loving ur ring :)

    thx for commenting on my post, really appreciate it, im following ur lovely blog now, pls do follow mine too via blogger followers if u havent already, it'll mean the world to me, thx! :)


  27. Hey Mimi Girl!
    I think your nails look just fine, polish looks great. Great ring by the way, so so pretty!
    My nails need some attention. I would love a manicure!
    Anyways happy sunday!
    gi gi


  29. Lindsay-- thanks for letting me know! i will check it out! :)

    Erika-- aww, thanks! and thanks for the follow, and i will definitely follow back. :)

    gi gi-- thanks! i never know if my nails look just fine, haha. ;) have a happy week!

    Lisa-- thank you!!! :D

  30. Fancy.. i like it :-)
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog <3
    I am now following you :-)


  31. Now what a way to spend the day sitting by the pool, painting your nails and reading magazines. A little piece of heaven. Xxxx

  32. I want them both ;-) but I have never tried them
    right now my nails are pink ;)

  33. wow, I love the color. It's great for the fall.

  34. Hi!
    You have cool blog)
    I follow you...follow me?

  35. Ohmigosh I LOVE this color combo! I need to try some e.l.f. polish ASAP! :)

  36. Thanks for your comment! I was surprised at how easy it was to recreate her looks!

    Have a great day!


  37. Andela-- :D

    N.K.L.-- thanks! and you're welcome! :)

    Fashionisstable-- sooo true!

    caise-- i hope you get to try them. i love pink nails too!

    Alexandria-- yup, it is!

    Anna-- hi! thanks for the follow, and yes i'll follow back. :)

    Erika-- they're super affordable, it's awesome. :)

    Mary and Dyer-- you're welcome! have a great day! :)

  38. I saw a great faded glitter look on someone's blog...or maybe pinterest? Glitter tips fading to solid color. So pretty!

  39. Nikki-- i agree, it's so pretty! :)

  40. the gold glitter is really pretty- I'm always a fan of glitter nails lol

  41. if the polish is still good and i don't use it too often then i'll keep it for as long as it will last. i think your nails look great--love the shimmer. i just did a nail post (after not doing one in a long time) as well.

  42. My theory about nailpolish expiry date is that it's so full of evil chemicals that all germs will be killed :) I have no proof of this what so ever, but I just keep my polishes untill they dry out or start to separate to the point where you can't shake them back to normal...

  43. I keep all my nail polishes until they start to get clumpy, then I get a similar colour by a different brand so I can try out, but I haven't tried either of those. They look so cute though! I love glittery nail polish at the minute, as long as I remember to put a clear top coat on to stop them from chipping :D

    I love nail posts, you should do another design next week! I currently have my nails painted as strawberries so I may do a post on that :D

  44. Pop Champagne-- me too!

    Cheryl-- oooh, i'll check that out!

    nyanzi report-- :)

    Nanna-- same here! ;)

    BattleGnomes-- aww, okay, i'll try to post another nail of the week next week! :)

  45. So golden girl! ;)
    Looks perfect for summer and fall. <3
    Love the shimmer and oh gosh, love your ring!

    By the way, I’m having an international Pura Vida bracelets giveaway so come check it out! :]

    xoxo, Bree

  46. Great combination!
    I've been trying to grow and shape my nails too. So far, it's good. It's starting to look pretty decent. You just really got to have patience with nail filing.


  47. Carrie-- yeah, that's the thing, i don't have patience, haha! ;)