Wet n Wild Nail Polish Haul/Review

I don’t paint my nails as often as I’d like to because I work with my hands and wash my hands about 20 times a day thus causing my nails to chip after just one day. I can’t stand being at work, or anywhere with chipped nail polish! I have even used top coats that are supposed to be similar to having gel nails. It’s frustrating!

I recently purchased a whole lot of polishes from Wet n Wild online. These polishes can be purchased in stores, but the shade ranges available in my local stores are limited.

Wet n Wild is an affordable brand, and cruelty free. 🙂

Let’s get to the goodies!

Hard As Ice Top Coat claims (From the Wet n Wild website):

  • Up to 1 Week of Wear and Shine
  • 3-Free Technology: No Formaldehyde, Toluene or Phthalates
  • Prolongs the wear of nail color
  • Brilliant shine that lasts for days
  • Helps prevent chipping

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1 Step WonderGel claims (From the Wet n Wild website):

The first gel formula that doesn’t require a top coat and cures without a lamp, this nail color breakthrough is about to become your nail MVP.

  • Up to 2 weeks of color & shine based on consumer grading
  • No UV Light Required
  • No Harsh Removal
  • 3-Free! No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Phthalates!

I am wearing two coats of the 1 Step Wondergel in Left Marooned, no top coat.

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The swatches are all a generous two coats without a top coat. Shades below are from left to right:

  • All That Jazzy
  • Crime Of Passion
  • Left Marooned

 

Megalast claims (From the Wet n Wild website):

  • A revolutionary resin polymer system for exceptional color adhesion
  • Calcium and mineral fortified to help prevent nail discoloration
  • 3-Free! Formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalate free!
  • Our ManiCurve™ Pro Brush! It’s absolutely incredible! The rod is flat so the liquid drains down to the bristles equally, and the rounded bristles hug your nail curves perfectly!

The below photo I am wearing two coats of Haze of Love with a random glitter polish from an e.l.f. Cosmetics holiday collection and one coat of Hard As Ice topcoat.

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This polish only lasted about 3 days before it started to chip. It was very pretty, but I was a bit disappointed in its wear time.

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The swatches are all a generous two coats with and without a top coat. Shades below are from left to right:

  • On A Trip
  • Haze Of Love
  • Under Your Spell with two coats – this color was sheer with two coats
  • Under Your Spell with four coats

Wildshine claims (From the Wet n Wild website):

  • Purse Pride! New improved formula and packaging!
  • High-shine finish in every color imaginable!
  • 3-Free: No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or Phthalates
  • Still the #1 selling nail polish in the market!

I am wearing two coats of Burgundy Frost and two coats of Sparked (on my third finger/ring finger) with one coat of the Hard as Ice top coat. I know it looks messy, but I promise I cleaned up the edges! My cuticles were a nightmare. Don’t judge me! 😉

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The swatches are all a generous two coats with and without a top coat.

Shades below are from left to right:

  • Red Red
  • Grasping At Strawberries
  • Dreamy Poppy
  • Casting Call
  • Blazed
  • Black Creme
  • Be More Pacific

Shades below are from left to right:

  • Bijou Blue
  • Ready To Propose
  • Metallica
  • Burgundy Frost
  • Sparked

Even without a top coat, the shine is there!

If I hadn’t hit my nail on my Jeep door today after work, my index fingernail would not have chipped and would still look pretty good.

The Overalls:

The 1 Step WonderGel shades are very pretty. I love the price point at $4.99. The polishes are quick drying, and even better do not require the use of a top coat. The brush is perfect in that it coats my nail in one swoop.  The color range is large. The website claims up to 2 weeks of color and shine. This is accurate. After about one week, the polish did chip some on the edges of my nails, but again, as I work with my hands, one week of beautiful looking polish is more than I’ve had with other polishes. The polish removes easily, but it is a bit messy, especially with the darker shades. The cleanup on my skin was easy; I just removed the polish from my nails then went back over my nails and fingers with a clean cotton ball soaked in remover.

The Megalast polishes are quick drying and the shades are beautiful.  The price point is exceptional at $2.49. The colors are creamy and shiny, even without a top coat. I like the brush; it coats my nail perfectly. One shade required 3-4 coats because it was a bit sheer, but most of the polishes have beautiful color with two coats. The color range is fairly decent. The downside is that this polish did not wear for as long as the 1 Step WonderGel and the Wildshine polishes. I got almost 3 days of wear before the polish started to chip. It still held up better than any other brand of polishes and I will continue to use this collection.

WildShine polishes are gorgeous and creamy. They are also shiny without a top coat. The brush is a bit more narrow, but for the price point at $0.99, I can’t complain. The formula is quick drying.  The color range is large. I applied two coats with one coat of the Hard As Nails top coat and after 4 days, I have just a bit of fading at the tips. The polish has not chipped and has held up better than expensive polishes. I am blown away by the longevity of a $0.99 nail polish! The Wildshine polishes are my favorite of the three collections. I am currently wearing the Burgundy Frost with Sparked on my ring fingers. It’s been my favorite combination and one that I have received many compliments on, even from men!

I am incredibly impressed with the Wet n Wild line of nail polishes! I love that I can go at least one week without having to touch up or remove altogether after one day. I know I will now paint my nails more often. I have spent more money on polishes that aren’t as impressive as the Wet n Wild collection. The polishes in each line are definitely worth your money. I look forward to adding more colors in each collection.

I give each collection 4.5 out of 5 Beautifully Manicured Nails.  🙂 The half point is because I believe the polishes would last longer on my nails if I didn’t doink around with poker chips all day.

Have you tried Wet n Wild nail polishes? What are your thoughts?

❤ Cherilyn Thank You For Reading

Let’s Talk About Nails!

Something I have not discussed on my blog is nail polish!

I have a pretty good sized collection of nail polishes.  I used to paint my nails daily in a wide variety of colors and in a wide variety of designs. The only time I could not paint my nails was when I was in massage therapy school.

I don’t paint my nails as often as I’d like; as a designated player, I use my hands to push and pull poker chips and push cards, and because of this, my polish is easily chipped. I can’t always fix my nails after work and it drives me crazy working for days with chipped nail polish. It just looks tacky and makes it seem as if I don’t care much about my appearance. When your hands are the main focus of your job, a nice manicure is important. Even if I don’t wear polish, my nails are trimmed, clean and free of hang nails.

I love all colors of nail polish from neutral to crazy bright colors. I also love painting my nails to show support for certain causes.  Often I paint my nails black with a blue line to show support for our police men and women. Recently for Halloween I painted my nails black and swiped bright orange across each nail. It was a quick way to express both holiday colors and I received many compliments even though I really didn’t put forth much effort.

Whether I do it myself or go to a salon, painting my nails is a fun way to express creativity, show support for causes I hold near and dear, a great way to get in the holiday mood and to just cheer myself up with a bit of splashy color!

Do you like to paint your nails? What crazy designs have you had painted on your nails? Do you go to a salon or do your own nails?

❤ Cherilyn Thank You For Reading