Admittedly, I am not as addicted to Stickles as many people out there are. I only find needing a few of the colors. I bought Icicle with the hope that I would have a nice basic white color to add to my collection. At the time, of course, the Stickle experts weren't around to answer such color questions. Unfortunately, this one seems to be translucent and filled with green and pink sparkles. As a result it only suits certain LO's... it clashes badly with others. So, I have since realized that what I really wanted was the basic Frosted Lace (white sparkling and opaque). I have hardly any use for this color. However I do think that for anyone else who wants to add to a large collection, it does add variety and could be useful in the right situation.
Edit: I apparently have found several LO's to use this on now... it works great with pinks and pastels and greens of course. It has a thicker tip (think the glitter pieces are a bit larger in this color than some others) and so it doesn't make for as precise placement as some of the other colors, but it is a great choice for a smear to cover technique (my favorite use for it). It adds lots of bling that way.
By writing this, I am hoping to help describe the differences between Stickles that look just white online. This color RAWKS! Earlier, I wrote a review stating that Crystal (w/ its subtle blue/green/pink cool-toned flecks) was possibly my fave Stickles shade. Well THIS is now quite possibly ties Crystal as my favorite! This has AWESOME color flecks in it, gold is the color that I most notice but there’s also various other colors. The glitter particles are larger with this than w/ other Stickles so the bottle opening is bigger & the product comes out thicker. Icicle gives a brilliant effect on anything you put it on… if you cover a color with it, you get gold & multi-colored sparkles w/ the original color showing through too. I have already used up a bottle of this and have a 2nd bottle in my wish list – I adore Icicle!
If you are new to stickles or if you just want to have one stickles in your stash (although I don't know why you would just want to have one), this is a great one. It is a clear color with silver and neutral glitter than you can incorporate in just about any page. I love the 3-d drying of the stickles although you should set your product aside for at least 15-30 minutes to ensure that it dries completely. Once dried, it is quite hard. If you stick your finger in it before it is dried, you will have glitter all over your hands, face, hair! :) I love these things and can't get enough of them. When I can't decide what else a page needs, this is one of the first things I reach for.
I had never heard of Stickles, never used Stickles, and couldn't figure out what all my friends on the VCW thread where talking about...all I knew was EVERYONE was always waiting for Stickles to dry! Then, my friend Elizabeth sent me some for Christmas. I was immediately hooked and can't get enough of them. Collecting all the colors is now a goal of mine!
Stickles just add so much to a lo or on cards. I made my Christmas cards this past year and used Stickles...all my friends and family oohed and ahhhed over the "bling" on my cards.
WARNING! They are addictive!