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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wet 'n' Wild Fast Dry polishes- Updated

Links checked 12/12/13
Wet 'n' Wild appears to have spiffed up their normal line of Fast Dry polishes and released some limited additions as well, many of which I saw at my local Walgreens. I snatched up a few and then a few extras after some store-hopping.

I don't have any nail swatches myself at the moment because I spend time working around the house and yard during the summer and it ruins my nails, not that I had great nails to begin with. However, The Brilliant Brunette, a polish blogger, has a very nice entry with nail wheels displaying swatches of the main line and the limited editions - I encourage you to go look as I did.

The regular ones are mostly vibrant colors and cutely (maybe too cutely) named after television shows. The ones I decided to buy were, as shown from left to right: Teal of Fortune, Grays Anatomy,, Buffy the Violet Slayer, Saved by the Blue, SaGreena the Teenage Witch, Sage in the City, and Party of Five.

Most notable of the collection I thought were, Teal of Fortune and the Party of Five glitters. and Teal of Fortune are extremely glittery even if they are a bit sheer. Party of Five was a nice addition to the polishes I use for frankens with it's multi colored and multi sized glitters.
Teal of Fortune and

The others that I purchased have dupes in other brands; though perhaps not identical, they would be adequate substitutes.

Gray's Anatomy is a duochrome polish but extremely sheer. It's also a match for TKB Trading's Travel to Venus pigment (when used in polish). While it doesn't appear so from the bottle, they are both similar to Sally Hansen (Nail Prisms) Emerald Amethyst.

Buffy the Violet Slayer is a great purple but a close dupe if not exact match to Sinful Colors Let's Talk which is always available. It's also a slightly bigger bottle for the same price.

SaGreena the Teenage Witch, though a decent green and I love greens, is close enough to Sinful Colors HD Nails that I might've passed this one by.

When I was digging through my polish today, I realized that Sage in the City is very close to Sally Hansen's Hi Def from the original HD line.

Saved by the Blue closely matches two other polishes I own: China Glaze's Frostbite and Sinful Colors Midnight Blue. Saved by the Blue fits in between them based on vibrancy. China Glaze is on the right.

As I mentioned above, Wet 'n' Wild also released a set of limited edition polishes in a collection they called Mermaid's Cove but I found these only at my grocery store, not at Walgreens. I was able to grab one bottle of Waves of Enchantment and Ocean Grotto, both highly sparkly polishes which I adore. This weekend I managed to grab three more bottles of Ocean Grotto from CVS but no luck on the other.

Four of the limited editions: Oceans Grotto, Waves of Enchantment, Diving for Pearls and Magic Trident.

Waves of Enchantment and Ocean Grotto

The other colors were not original or exciting enough so I only bought two other polishes, Diving for Pearls and Magic Trident. After swatching them, I decided that Magic Trident, though it’s a limited edition for Wet 'n' Wild, is nearly identical to Sinful Colors Cloud 9.
All in all, it's a decent assortment of colors from Wet 'n' Wild but as they are not always available in my area, it was worth knowing about the alternatives. -MK

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  1. You're welcome. I just did take the current polish off my nails so this week I'll be posting an ebtry with actual nail swatches.


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