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Monday, July 11, 2011

Wet 'n' Wild Fast Dry Comparisons

Links checked 12/12/13

In my last post, I showed you Wet 'n' Wild's new line of Fast Dry polishes in bottles and made comparison to other brands. In this post I've got actual nail swatches of those comparisons but please don't hold it against me that the paint job leaves much to be desired; I am aware, believe me. Even when I try to do it neatly, it ends up… well, you'll see.

The first set is Sinful Colors Let's Talk versus Wet 'n' Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer. Shown below, Let's Talk is left and Buffy on right.
Both of these are 3 coat, very vibrant purples and I do like both but Let's Talk is slightly more pinkish while Buffy leans more towards the blue side. Both are more purple than they appear here. If I had to choose between them I'd still choose Sinful Colors because its thicker consistency seems to suspend pigments in frankens better.

The next comparison I'd made was Sally Hansen Hi Def (original HD line) and Wet 'n' Wild Sage in the City; they are similar but hardly identical like they appeared in the bottle. Hi Def is left, Sage is on the right.
 Outdoors, direct sunlight.

I'd never worn either one before this and I found myself surprised by how much I actually liked Hi Def with its lime green color with mint green highlight. Sage doesn't have a minty highlight and is more green in person as well as being more sparkly. These were both 4 coats.

I made a visual assessment and compared SaGreena the Teenage Witch to Sinful Colors HD Nails in the prior entry but found, once I did a side-by-side, that they really are nothing alike. HD Nails is far lighter and stands alone. SaGreena is closer to Sally Hansen (Xtreme Wear) Emerald City and I added Sinful Colors San Francisco for further review. From left to right: HD Nails, SaGreena, Emerald City and San Francisco.

Shown here are, from left to right, Sinful Colors Midnight Blue, Wet 'n' Wild Saved by the Blue, China Glaze Frostbite and Sally Hansen (Xtreme Wear) Blue It. By appearance, Saved by the Blue is most similar to China Glaze Frostbite but I must admit the quality and application of Frostbite beats Saved by the Blue hands down.

After painting these swatches of Sinful Colors Cloud 9, left and Wet 'n' Wild Magic Trident, on the right, I decided I really don't like this color on me. That being said, they are identical in color but Cloud 9 has far more sparkle. They were both too thick which could be fixed with thinner no doubt but I didn't bother.

Wet 'n' Wild Gray's Anatomy, left is next to my polish Venus (middle) with Sally Hansen (Nail Prisms) Emerald Amethyst on the right. Since these three are true duochrome polishes, it required several pictures to even come close to capturing the color shift. Venus is the more pigmented version of Gray's Anatomy but Emerald Amethyst is very close on the color wheel.


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