Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Icing Pumpkin

I happen to love Icing polishes. The price is right, and they are up to date with trends and colours. Like any line, they have their hits and misses in terms of formula etc, but for the most part I love what I get. I picked up Pumpkin the other day, and while I am not usually a glitter-lover, this one is pretty amazing. Its very sparkley, and a perfect orange for this month. The first coat is very thin, and requires a little patience to apply,  but the second coat really get opaque, and brings out the sparkle. I applied three coats because I wanted a really opaque look, and lots of bling. I'll admit, I really love this and as of right now, I think I  may be sporting this one for either Thanksgiving (which is this weekend for us Canadians) or for Halloween.

I was surprised at how much I really loved this! Later I will show you this same mani with black shatter in top.

Thanks for looking!
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  1. Very blingy and sparkly! I've never tried any Icing polishes. There aren't any stores around us :( There's Claire's, but no Icing!

  2. Very blingy!! Why do Canadians do Thanksgiving now and USA does it in November?

  3. That is really pretty! I haven't had the guts to get mine opaque yet... :S

  4. Thanks Ladies.
    Jen- The reason for the earlier Thanksgiving celebrations in Canada has often been attributed to the earlier onset of winter in the north, thus ending the harvest season earlier. Thanksgiving in Canada did not have a fixed date until the late 19th century. Prior to Canadian confederation, many of the individual colonial governors of the Canadian provinces had declared their own days of Thanksgiving. The first official Canadian Thanksgiving occurred on April 15, 1872 when the nation was celebrating the Prince of Wales' recovery from a serious illness. By the end of the 19th Century, Thanksgiving Day was normally celebrated on November 6. However, when World War I ended, the Armistice Day holiday were usually held during the same week. To prevent the two holidays from clashing with one another, in 1957 the Canadian Parliament proclaimed Thanksgiving to be observed on its present date on the second Monday of October. Since 1971, when the American Uniform Monday Holiday Act took effect, the American observance of Columbus Day has coincided with the Canadian observance of Thanksgiving.
    Thanksgiving in the United States was observed on various dates throughout history. The first Thanksgiving which was celebrated on a fixed day was in 1863, in an effort by President Abraham Lincoln to foster a sense of American unity between the Northern and Southern states. By the middle of the 20th century, the final Thursday in November had become the customary day of Thanksgiving in most U.S. states. It was not until December 26, 1941, however, that President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after pushing two years earlier to move the date earlier to give the country an economic boost, signed a bill into law with Congress, making Thanksgiving a national holiday and settling it to the fourth (but not final) Thursday in November.
    The origins of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher's Thanksgiving celebration was not for harvest, but for homecoming. He had safely returned from an unsuccessful search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving the long journey. Years later, the tradition of a feast would continue as more settlers began to arrive to the Canadian colonies.

    The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving can also be traced to the French settlers who came to New France with explorer Samuel de Champlain in the early 17th century, who also took to celebrating their successful harvests. The French settlers in the area typically had feasts at the end of the harvest season and continued throughout the winter season, even sharing their food with the indigenous peoples of the area. Champlain had also proposed for the creation of the Order of Good Cheer in 1606.
    As many more settlers arrived in Canada, more celebrations of good harvest became common. New immigrants into the country, such as the Irish, Scottish and Germans, would also add their own traditions to the harvest celebrations. Most of the U.S. aspects of Thanksgiving (such as the turkey) were incorporated when United Empire Loyalists began to flee from the United States during the American Revolution and settled in Canada.

    And there is your history lesson for today 8D

  5. Wow that is one gorgeous orange glitter!!! So sparkly! :D

  6. Wow it's so sparkly! I absolutely love it.

  7. ooooh i don't do orange but i loves me that one :) xxxx

  8. woooooo, it's perfect for Halloween!

  9. that's such a fun colour! love it :)

  10. It's a beautiful color I have yet to try icing polishes hopefully I will soon, and I loved the history lesson I didn't know why either and now I do!

  11. Hey there Miss Pam!!! LOVE the blog! Found you on the Nail Polish Collectors Group on Facebook! :D This color is so STELLAR isn't it?! I got this as a gift from my bestie who works at Lens Crafters at the mall and picked it up cause she knew i'd be over the moon for it! haha AND I WAS! It looks good on you btw!

    Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

  12. LOVE this. Love your nails


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