Category Archives: Wet n Wild
So I finally got around to trying my last pick from the Wet n Wild Ice Baby collection. This was a limited, 8 polish collection that was released for the holidays last year, and I bought four of them. I’ve previously showed you Cost Is No Issue, Back Alley Deals and It’s All In The Cut, and today I have for you Wet ‘n’ Wild Believe Me, It’s Real.
Believe Me, It’s Real has mostly blue glitter, but there’s larger purple hex glitters throughout. The purple definitely shows up on the nail, but it went into hiding when I tried to photograph it. You can see it on the side of the bottle in the second pic, and that’s what you’ll see on the nails as well.
The formula is of course thick because of the dense glitter, but I think it’s very easy to apply and I like the brush. I needed two coats for coverage. I used two coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite on top, but it was still bumpy the next day. Be prepared to feed a lot of topcoat to this hungry topcoat eater!
As I mentioned, this was a limited edition collection, so sadly this isn’t easy to find anymore. If you really want it, I suggest trying swapping, blog sales or eBay. You might get lucky!
(Speaking of blog sales, please stop by mine as well!)
Continuing with the alphabet game, today we’ve come to the letter C! And that brings us more glitter with Wet ‘n’ Wild Cost Is No Issue from the Ice Baby collection. This is a real glitterbomb, it is packed with fine teal glitter and bigger blue glitter in a clear base, but there’s so much glitter here that there’s no problem getting it opaque on its own.
Please excuse the jaundiced-looking fingers in these pics, I had to mess around with the white balance, but at least the polish is color accurate!
Wow, this polish is thick! I don’t know if it’s evaporated from sitting in my drawer for a couple of months, or if it’s just this gluey to begin with, but I thinned it pretty much and it’s still very chunky. At least it means that the coverage is good, and it’s opaque in two coats. This is a thirsty polish, so you’d have to use a lot of top coat to get it completely smooth.
It’s been ages since I’ve done any nail art, so I couldn’t resist stamping it the next day. This design is from Bundle Monster 208, and I’ve used Konad white for the stamping.
The Ice Baby collection were limited edition exclusive to Walgreens last year, where they were sold for $2.99 a piece. I don’t know if they’re still available now, but for us internationals, the best bet to find these is eBay.
A while ago I got three polishes from the Wet ‘n’ Wild Ice Baby collection, and I thought that was it. But no, I realized I had made a terrible mistake when I hadn’t bought Back Alley Deals as well! I kept seeing these tasty swatches, and I just had to have this polish in my life. I finally found it on eBay, and yesterday it dumped into my mailbox. I couldn’t wait, so I had to put it on right away!
Back Alley Deals is a dream come true for me, I just can’t think of a better combination than this concoction of fine purple glitter with bright fuchsia hexes in between. It’s like this polish was made for me, I guess everyone knows my weakness for pink and purple. My pics doesn’t even begin to show how intensely this sparkles, but I hope you get an idea.
Not even is it gorgeous to look at, this polish is easy to apply as well. Even if it has a clear base, the glitter is dense enough to be opaque by itself in three coats. The glitter spreads evenly on the nail, and there’s no need to coax the hexes around for better distribution. It dries very matte and gritty, though, so I brought out what I thought was my fail-proof combo of Gelous x 3 with Seche Vite on top. Even with this industrial strength topcoat combination, my mani shows some bumps when dry. I’m really exited to try Lynnderella’s Glitter Tamer topcoat which I have coming in the mail, hopefully that will quench hungry glitters like this one.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed the stash tab on top of my page, but if you click it, you can check out my spreadsheet and even wish for polishes or combos to be featured on my blog!
The other day, Anna from Beauty by Shortylegs asked me if I would swatch Wet ‘n’ Wild Gray’s Anatomy, and being the nice person I am, of course I will!
I’m really glad you asked me to put this on, Anna, because it’s such a beauty. It’s a duochrome that changes between green, grey and purple, and it really is much more flashy than I thought. It’s really sheer on its own, though, so I used a coat of black underneath. I tried hard to capture all the color changes, so there might be a few weird hand positions in these pics.
The formula is good enough, maybe a little runny, but as long as you wipe the brush well, it won’t be a problem. The brush itself isn’t the best, though. The bristles are very stiff and hard (that’s what she said!), so it’s almost impossible to avoid brushstrokes. I feel that these duochromes look best when layered for that extra oomph, so this is two coats of GA over black.
I recieved this bottle in a swap, but luckily this is very easy to get here in Norway! Nelly.com stocks Wet ‘n’ Wild cosmetics, and these polishes are NOK 59 a bottle.
I hope this helps you decide, Anna! And to everyone, don’t hesitate to ask if there’s a particular polish you’d like to see here.
Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the holidays, I know I am! My shoulders have finally dropped down to where they belong, and I’m relaxing and having a good time with family, good food, old movies on TV and lots of free time to play with nail polish!
I really should be wearing Christmas polishes at a time like this, but I recently got a lot of amazing polishes in the mail, and I decided to just let holidays be holidays and wear whatever I fancied! I chose Wet ‘n’ Wild It’s All In The Cut, which is from the Ice Baby collection for Winter 2011. Hey, I guess it sort of is a holiday polish after all!
IAITC has lots of super fine lilac glitter in a clear base, and it also has bigger pink holographic glitters interspersed. Hubba hubba, I love it!
This polish is really thick and gloopy, but it’s mostly just because it’s so filled with glitter. I had no problems applying thin coats, and I used three coats for maximum coverage and intense color punch. One could easily get away with two coats, though, the glitter is really dense.
I hope you’re having a nice time as well, and that you have plenty of time to adorn your nails. Did you get any nail related pretties under the tree this year?