Nails: Stars Stripes & Glamour (Giveaway)

by Migdalia Rivera

As a teenager, I bit my nails. I couldn’t use nail polish. I had no nails. Thankfully, I outgrew the habit and I’ve discovered the colorful world of nail polish!

I see nail polish as racy lingerie for nails. Except way better because I can show it off to everyone I meet!

I can re-invent my nails and add a touch of sparkle and glamour whenever I want. Whether I’m wearing a suit, a flirty dress or my everyday jeans, I know I can embellish my nails with shades that will make me shine and sparkle.

Nails: Pure Ice | Latina On a Mission

The 5 shades that I have been enjoying this summer are from the Pure Ice Stars & Stripes collection.

  1. Siren- Crème primary red
  2. Dazzle Me- Clear base with silver glitter and mirror hex
  3. Freedom- Red microglitter, red and blue hexes, silver stars
  4. Superstar- White crème
  5. Wide Awake- Clear base with bright blue ultrafine and micro glitter

All Pure Ice nail enamels are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP and contain a patented salon long-wear formula for a look that will last. Retailing at only $1.99 (LOVE!), these polishes are the perfect way to bring chic looks from the runway your way with out breaking the bank! Pure Ice nail enamels are available through www.pureicecosmetics.com and Walmart stores nationwide. However, 5 Latinaclious readers (US only) will get a chance to win all 5 polishes by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway entry below.

New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter! ¡Suerte! / Good luck!

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For more information, visit www.pureicecosmetics.com/ or follow OfficialPureIce on Facebook, Twitter (@OfficialPureIce) and Instagram. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #PureIce

Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to participate. No purchase necessary to win. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Winner has two (2) days to respond before a another winner is selected. Entries/Comments must follow the submission guidelines to qualify. Prize is non-transferable.

Disclosure: LOAM received product samples for review.  Opinions noted herein belong to the Author alone. LOAM does not handle prize fulfillment.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

1 Jackie July 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I remember my grandmother painting my nails when I was in Kindergarten. She sold Avon and has many fun colors.

2 Betty July 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

can’t remember for sure – somewhere around middleschool/early highschool

3 Dash July 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

My grandmother also sold Avon so I can remember her painting them at a very young age.

4 Michele Behlen July 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I was probably around 14.

5 Ashley C July 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I first remember wearing my nails painted in 1st grade, it was something special my mom did when we moved to a new city and I was going to a new school


6 Stephanie July 12, 2013 at 12:20 am

I can’t remember, I’ve always loved my nails. And having an open bite, I couldn’t bite them and have always had them long. I do remember having a birthday party where my then teenage cousin painted our nails. We were a group of ecstatic grade 4s!

7 Jennifer Dysart July 12, 2013 at 8:19 am

I think I was probably 7 or maybe younger. my mom gave me that peel-off barbie or tinkerbell polish!

8 Heather Hayes Panjon July 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I Would Say I Was Around 9 When I First Painted My Nails

9 Bcteagirl July 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

I must have done when I was little, but I don’t remember being very interested in nail polish until adulthood.

10 Taylor Russell July 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

My mom would always do them better than me, and then I finally started attempting to do my own when I was probably about 10.

11 Sonya Parks July 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I didn’t really get into doing my nails until my mom passed away last year. I needed a distraction and came across a nail art tutorial and I was hooked. It helped me deal with my grief.

12 Jessica July 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

ever since i can remember!

13 liz l July 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

prob around 10- I am 35 now!

14 Erin-Paint Those Piggies! July 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I was in elementary school when I got to get my first manicure. I remember choosing a really pretty purple color.
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15 Niki T. July 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

I used to play with my sister’s makeup when I was young so I’d have to say around 6 or 7?

16 Danielle July 16, 2013 at 7:05 am

Not really sure but I know in high school I became and avid toenail polish wearer.

17 Ruth July 16, 2013 at 8:53 am

I honestly can’t remember but I only started doing it on a (more than) regular basis 3 years ago and I’m 40!!

18 Cherie Montorio July 16, 2013 at 10:37 am

I was about 8 years old.

19 Mariana July 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I was probably 4 or 5 when I started painting my nails! I would do it myself with that peel-off kids’ nail polish.

20 Rachel Rodrigues July 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I Was 9 when I started painting my nails

21 Denise F July 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I don’t remember. All I remember was my mom bought me a set of China Glaze polishes and thats when I fell in love and got addicted.

22 jennifer wexler July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

i was probably 5 or so, I’ve always been pretty girly

23 Alba Garza July 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I do not remember how old I was but probably if i had to guess 5th grade. That was my year of discovery. I had 2 friends who had older sister and i learned alot from them, not all good. lol.

24 Cara James July 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm


25 Maria Bravo July 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I was probably around 10. My mom didn’t let us do it when we were little girls. Like my little one, she has been getting color on her nails since she was three!
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26 Kim P July 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

35 :( I was a serious nail-biter until last September. I finally got tired of the icky look and the pain and stopped biting. They were very short (pretty much just cuticles left) so it took about a two months before I was able to paint the little nubbins.

27 Eileen Carter-Campos July 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

My mother was a SUPER STRICT Boriqua so it had to be when I was in junior high school. Painting your nails meant that you were grown…and anything before that was definitely a “NO-NO”…it could have been later–lol

The nail polish is beautiful!!! ;)
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28 Courtney T July 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

oh my! very first time? probably 4 or 5. but i’m sure it was terrible!

29 Lucia Valencia July 17, 2013 at 4:17 am

Around 12 I think.
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30 LILIAN HURN July 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

My mother said when I was 5 I put make up all over my face and nail polish to all my dolls. I use to see my ant putting make up I was just follow what she was doing.
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31 Patricia July 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I was in grade school. My sister and I did each others nails.

32 Mandy M July 18, 2013 at 4:31 am

I was probably around 4 years old when my mom bought Tinkerbell nail polish for me. It would peel off so you didn’t need to use polish remover.

33 elisa July 19, 2013 at 12:20 am

I remember having disney scented peel off nail polish when I was around 4, do you guys remember that stuff?

34 Laura Jacobson July 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Oh my grandma used to do mine when I was little…probably around 3 or 4 years old. I loved when she would sit and do them! Such beautiful memories!

35 Rachel H July 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

My mom always did my nails when I was little. So probably around 11 was when I first did them by myslef

36 Amanda Lawson July 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I want to say around 4 or 5 years old. :)
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37 erin dear July 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm

ever since I could remember my granny painted my nails, maybe 4 maybe 5

38 Rena July 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I don’t remember exactly but i must have been very young. I remember my sisters and I used to paint each others nails all the time. =)

39 Em K July 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

My mom used to do them for me when I was in elementary school

40 laurie July 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I was 10 years old

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