Frozen Water Designs Nail Polish – Swatch and Review


Press Sample - Pink


Hey everyone! Today I have another ‘new to me brand’ to share with you! I purchased a couple polishes from Frozen Water Designs on Etsy and she included a few more polishes for me to swatch and review for you all! So I guess this is a purchase AND a press sample!

You can find Frozen Water Designs on Etsy HERE. I have linked you to her nail polish selection, but she has quite a few things for sale in her store;  jewelry, soap, candles and more!

I have A LOT of photos today!!

Frozen Water Designs 1
Frozen Water Designs

 

 


The maker for Frozen Water Designs is Elly Ice. She is based in Seattle, Washington in the US. I asked her if Ice was really her last name and it really is! So of course the name for her business is word play for her last name! She’s had her shop on Etsy for about 7 years and has been making polish for about 3 years. She wasn’t finding what she liked out in mainstream polish so decided to just make things that make her happy. She finds inspiration from all sorts of things; space (stars, galaxies), geekery and fandoms. And she especially loves all things holo, which you will see in the five polishes I have to show you today! Let’s dive right in!


First up is Coppertone. I really love this unique green shade. It’s kind of a grayed green with subtle holo.

This has the perfect name! At first I was confused as to why a green polish is called Coppertone, but you know when you have old copper and it gets that great weathered, green patina to it? That is exactly this color! This is one of my favorites!

The formula was very smooth and easy to apply. The brushes are a really nice size too. I used 2 coats plus topcoat…

Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (4)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone

 

Inside with flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (6)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone
Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (7)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone
Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (9)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone
Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (10)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone

 

Inside without flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (13)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone
Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (16)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone

 

In direct sun…

Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (21)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone
Frozen Water Designs - Coppertone (23)
Frozen Water Designs – Coppertone

 

 


Dark Spark. This is a medium/dark gray subtle holo. My bottle was a little on the thin side so after my first coat I just left the top off the bottle for a little while to let it thicken up a bit and that seemed to help my second coat. It still went on nice and smooth, no dragging or balding. Another nice brush. I used 2 coats plus topcoat…

Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (3)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark

 

Inside with flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (4)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark
Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (6)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark
Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (7)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark

 

Inside without flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (11)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark
Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (12)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark

 

Outside in direct sun…

Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (16)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark
Frozen Water Designs - Dark Spark (15)
Frozen Water Designs – Dark Spark

 

 


The next one just had a ? as the name. Elly said this was an experimentation polish and it is not currently in the shop. I think she should add it though! This is another one of my favorites. It is a green/blue aqua with subtle holo shimmer. In most lighting it leans more green on me, but sometimes it will look more blue. Elly described it as a “spring green” and that is perfect. For this one I used 3 coats plus topcoat…

Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (4)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)

 

Inside with flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (5)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)
Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (7)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)

 

Inside without flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (10)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)
Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (11)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)

 

Outside in direct then indirect sun…

Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (19)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)
Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (15)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)
Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (17)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)
Frozen Water Designs - Mystery Polish (18)
Frozen Water Designs – ? (Mystery Polish)

 

 


Next is one that I bought, Oops 1. This is a gorgeous gray base with purple shimmer (which lends it a gray/purple overall look) and a subtle holo. Another smooth, easy formula. In the listing she calls this a goof and not exactly what she was going for but to me, it was my favorite of the 5 I tried! That goes to show even when things don’t turn out exactly as you planned, they can still be beautiful! I used 2 coats plus topcoat…

Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (2)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1

 

Inside with flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (5)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1
Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (7)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1

 

Inside without flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (16)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1
Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (18)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1
Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (10)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1
Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (11)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1
Frozen Water Designs - Oops 1 (12)
Frozen Water Designs – Oops 1

 

 


Princess Peach is a tan/nude subtle holo. This was another great formula, really smooth and easy. This was the sheerest of them all. I used 3 coats plus topcoat and I could still see my nail line…

Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (6)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach

 

Inside with flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (11)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach
Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (12)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach
Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (13)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach
Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (7)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach

 

Inside without flash…

Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (15)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach
Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (18)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach
Frozen Water Designs - Princess Peach (26)
Frozen Water Designs – Princess Peach

 

 


She also sent a loose glitter mix called Neon Rainbow. This has large circle glitter and smaller flower shaped glitter in about 8 different pastel neon colors…

Frozen Water Designs - Neon Rainbow -- loose glitter mix (3)
Frozen Water Designs – Neon Rainbow // Loose Glitter Mix
Frozen Water Designs - Neon Rainbow -- loose glitter mix (4)
Frozen Water Designs – Neon Rainbow // Loose Glitter Mix
Frozen Water Designs - Neon Rainbow -- loose glitter mix (5)
Frozen Water Designs – Neon Rainbow // Loose Glitter Mix

 

I don’t think I have ever used loose glitter before! I found the easiest way to put this on was to:

  • lay out some of the glitter on a smooth surface so they are not overlapping
  • take a drip of topcoat onto a clear stamper
  • working one finger at a time, paint your base color then dip a pointy object (I used a watermarble tool but a toothpick would work just as well) into the topcoat then grab one of the glitter pieces and place it on your nail while your color is still wet. Continue adding glitter until you are happy then move to the next finger.
  • Topcoat when done.

 

Here are all the tools I used (you only receive the package with glitter the other items are my own)…

Frozen Water Designs - Neon Rainbow -- loose glitter mix (1)
Loose Glitter Application Tools

 

And a quick shot of my mani…

Frozen Water Designs - Neon Rainbow -- loose glitter mix (2)
Frozen Water Designs – Neon Rainbow // Loose Glitter Mix

 

 


So there are a few pretty things from Frozen Water Designs. I was happy with all five of these polishes! They all had great formulas; they were smooth and easy to apply. The brushes are all a nice size and easy to paint with.

Go check out her Etsy store, she has a lot more things there:  www.etsy.com/shop/frozenwaterdesigns.

Her prices are really great too! Most of her polishes cost just $8! The Oops 1 (which was my favorite) plus a few others in her older bottle style are only $3!! And the loose glitter mixes are only $2!

What did you think? Let me know any thoughts in the comments!

 

 


Well, there we have it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Some of the polish in this post was purchased by me and some was sent for review.
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