Wet N Wild Halloween 2014 Nail Polishes

For Halloween this year, Wet n Wild released a very large collection full of 5-pan eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, nail polishes and lots more. The eyeshadows are rumored to have improved formulas over the permanent 5-pans in their main line. Exclusive to Walgreens, this mega display was packed with products, with new and old combined. I’m just going to focus on the nail polishes, for obvious reasons. This display was full of products, I had to weed out the new from the old. Luckily, I scored all seven new limited edition polishes. Six in the “Megalast” formula and one
“Mega Rocks”. Read on if you want to find out if these are worth hunting around for.

IMG_3279 First off is a typical shimmery silver named Strobe Light Stunner. The shimmer reflects light so well that it can look a little white, almost angelic. It’s very easy to apply and does not drag during application like some metallics tend to. This isn’t a groundbreaking polish, but it is a great silver. It’s more than worth the two dollar price tag.

IMG_3288Strobe Light Stunner- 2 coats, no top coat

Roadwork is the darker version of Strobe Light Stunner. The silver shimmer in this metallic dark gray makes it look like sparkly gravel. This gunmetal polish isn’t very special, but it is more uncommon than a silver… I feel like Wet n Wild could have made this into a textured polish to stress the name even more, but I’m glad they chose not to. The texture thing is just way too overdone. Roadwork has a great formula, nearly a one coater and dries to a nearly matte finish.

IMG_3290Roadwork- 2 coats, no top coat

You can’t have a silver without a gold right? Pot of Gold is pretty much a standard gold with shimmer. It applies sheerer than the others, it’s fine after 2 coats though. Gold has been done plenty of times and I just don’t think this is anything you really need. In general, it’s a pretty classic gold. I captured this one a little blurry on purpose, in order to show you how soft it is.

IMG_3291Pot of Gold- 2 coats, no top coat

Power Outage is as basic as it can get. Although it’s not very unique, having a basic black is essential to any collection. Do I think this is a black you need? In short, no. It needed 2 coats to be opaque, an ideal black would need only one coat. There are tons at the drugstore in this same price rage that are one coat blacks, so yea… Skip.

IMG_3293Power Outage- 2 coats, no top coat

Get excited! I know the past few weren’t very thrilling, but I really like this one. Happy Hour Hop is what I think a dragon’s egg would look like, or maybe another mythical creature? Gold shimmer in a purple base is like a match made in heaven. The formula is on the thinner side though, 3 coats needed. Layering over a purple polish would make the process faster and would probably give it a more intense look.

IMG_3296Happy Hour Hop- 3 coats, no top coat

Cobalt blue! Pleasure Pier is a blue with barely noticeable purple shimmer. You can see the shimmer in the bottle, but it doesn’t translate well onto the nail. The light shimmer gives Pleasure Pier it a pearly finish. On the nails, this reminds me of China Glaze Frostbite. It applies sheer at first, but evens out after the second coat. For some reason blues like this smell a little weird. Once I opened it, I instantly thought of Pacific Blue from Sally Hansen, they both have a similar smell to them, a little of a bitter rubber type of smell. It’s not a particularly strong smell though, but it’s definitely apparent.

IMG_3299Pleasure Pier- 2 coats, no top coat

Pinky gold glitter polishes just like Rising Star is popping up everywhere nowadays. I swatched it over bare nails, but I recommend popping it over a light neutral or pink. One coat is sheer, but the gold shimmer is very shimmery, it really coats the nail with gold. Even after two coats, you can still see my nail underneath. The gold distracts the eye and diverts the attention from my visible nail lines to the shimmery eye-striking glitter.
Once again, this isn’t very unique. I do feel that the gold in this one is much stronger than others I have tried. Many brands already have polishes like this and honestly, I would choose the Maybelline or Milani ones over this.

IMG_3304Rising Star- 2 coats over bare nail, no top coat

This collection was a little of a let down for me. The nail polishes had great formulas, but because they weren’t very unique, I wouldn’t suggest going out and searching for them. Don’t forget this is a huge display and there is sure to be something that strikes your fancy. Those eyeshadow palettes are something to keep your eye out for. I’m not even into eye makeup and I picked up a couple to check out. They are seriously some great quality, pigmented eye shadows. I’ll probably never use them since I’ve never really stepped into the makeup world…

Anyway, if you’re in a Walgreens and happen to find this huge display, grab some eyeshadow palettes. The only nail polish I really ended up liking was Happy Hour Hop, if you like purples, grab it. That’s the only one I think is worth it. Even then, don’t stress yourself on locating the polishes. It’s not a very noteworthy collection.

 

 

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