Wet ‘n’ Wild Limited Edition Silver Lake Nail Polish Swatches

SL2

Hello!

I have some swatches to share of four of the Wet ‘n’ Wild Limited Edition Silver Lake Collection nail polishes. There were 6 colors on the display, and the two that I did not purchase were pale nude colors. I fell for the bright pastels because these are my favorite kinds of colors. The four shades I picked up are:

Tree Hugger- Pale mint green
Warm Filter- Bright, warm coralWear Skinny Jeans- Periwinkle blue
Reject the Mainstream- Bright lavender

SL1

Wear Skinny Jeans, Warm Filter, Tree Hugger, Reject the Mainstream

On the color wheel, all polishes swatched nicely. Tree Hugger was the thinnest, while Warm Filter was the most opaque. All went on smooth and had nice brushes. I think my favorite color, predictably, is Warm Filter.

These retail for $2 depending on where you get them, and I think that’s a great price, because these polishes usually have a fantastic formula.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Valet Tag

vt12

There is a new Wet ‘n’ Wild collection out there with two eyeshadow palettes and a bunch of nail polishes in the Megalast variety. I found it by accident one day when I was looking for something else, and picked up Valet Tag. This is a great polish and I don’t have anything quite like it!

Valet Tag is a taupe cream with silver shimmer and is slightly iridescent. It is opaque in two coats and goes on smoothly. I had no issues with application.

VT13

I added Butter London Stardust to the top and it was a beautiful combination! If you like neutral taupe shades, definitely pick up Valet Tag, as it is a stunner, and different than the average taupe cream polish.

Ten Polish Picks for Fall Under $5

fallFall is just around the corner, or already here depending on how you look at it! 🙂 I like to go headstrong into fall once September 1st arrives, but that’s because it is my favorite season! Actually, we had our first red leaf on our tree in July. I don’t want to know what that means for winter!

Today I am sharing ten budget polish picks. ALL of these polishes are under five bucks! Some of these are new, some are limited edition, and others are old classics, but with rich jewel tones and of course some sparkle and creme formulas, there is a variety to choose from for the season.fall2

Revlon Cherries in the Snow ($4) -This historical shade is perfect for the entire year, but if you’re going to wear pink in the fall you can’t go wrong with this one! It’s looking quite red here, as it is a pink-red shade. Marilyn Monroe herself rocked this color!

Revlon Divine ($4)– This is a new shade for fall from Gucci Westman’s Fall/Winter collaboration with Revlon, entitled Evening Opulence. Divine is a rich, deep burgundy shade.

Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Rapid Orchid ($3.50-$4)– Rapid Orchid is a new shade in Milani’s Fast Dry line up. It is a very vampy deep purple shade, almost black.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Jet Set Jade ($4)- This is a new, limited edition shade for fall from Sally Hansen’s Rent the Runway collaborations. Jet Set Jade is a very rich green, perfect for right now and as we transition into the holidays!

fall3

Maybelline Color Show Vintage Leather in Plush Plum ($3-$4)– This is another limited edition shade that is currently showing up at drugstores and convenience stores. The vintage leather formula is matte and slightly textured with flakies. Purple and plum is having a major moment right now, though it’s always pretty popular in fall.

Sinful Colors Slate ($2)- This gray shade makes for a lovely neutral with a hint of shimmer; great for the cooler weather out there. This is also very pretty with silver glitter added as a top coat!

NYC Broadway Burgundy ($1)– This polish is a real steal! Just one dollar, it is a red jelly with red microglitter. Not only that, it’s opaque in two coats and really shines on the nail! This polish is a cheaper alternative to China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

Sinful Colors Blue Suede Shoes ($3)– Part of the Sinful Shine with Gel Tech line, Blue Suede Shoes is a dusty blue creme. You can get away with just one coat, and it has nice shine even without a topcoat.

fall4

Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast The Bronze Age ($2)– The Bronze Age is a gorgeous cool-toned bronze with fine silver shimmer. Another great neutral, this one is perfect for holiday parties!

Revlon Scandalous ($4)– A dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance, this is deep fuchsia glitter suspended in a black base. Since plums and purples are so big this fall, this classic is one to bust out for sure!

fall5

 

fall6

fall7

What are your budget picks for fall nail polish?

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild Fergie Summer Spritzer Glitter

spritzer11

A couple weekends ago I was on my way home from visiting my aunt, and randomly stopped at Rite Aid in a town on my way home. I was glad I did because I not only found a huge steal on my contact solution (I know, so boring), I also found a limited edition nail polish display for summer from the Wet ‘n’ Wild Fergie line. The only polish that caught my eye is this gorgeous glitter, Summer Spritzer!

I layered it over Zoya Micky and added a matte top coat. I love matte glitter! Summer Spritzer is a mix of pink, green, and gold hex glitter in a clear base. I like it, but the enormous brush on these polishes make it a little difficult to apply the glitter, so it requires some maneuvering to get the glitter just right.

New Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Polishes!

wnw

Hey everyone! The other night I read that Wet ‘n’ Wild released FORTY new shades in their Megalast nail polish line! According to Nouveau Cheap (awesome beauty on a budget blog), these new shades are making appearances at Dollar General stores. Since I had to make a stop at the library today, I decided to pop into Dollar General since it’s right down the street, about half a block away! The new shades are beautiful! So many bright shades, some glitters, nudes, metallics…just an amazing selection. There were some already sold out including a glitter that looked just amazing, so I’m going to keep my eye on that.

wnw2

I picked up three shades:

Retro Mint- This is a minty green with silver shimmer.

Sea Change- Of all the polishes to get, THIS is the one that I think will be the huge hit and the most unique. It’s a deep blackened teal shimmer, but shape shifts to reveal some pinky purple tones. Even the cashier said, “Wow, this is really unique!”

Mixing it Up- This is a multicolored glitter with some pink/purple, gold, blue…the glitter is on the smaller side and every pretty.

Have you seen any of these new shades yet?

Wet ‘n’ Wild 2% Milk

I have seen this polish get rave reviews on so many beauty and nail blogs. With a cute name like 2% Milk, I don’t know why I waited so long to get this polish, especially since it’s just $1.99, sometimes less if you can catch a sale!

This is a very sheer and milky color. It’s not milky white, but more peachy pink tinged (like almond milk!). I used three coats and still had visible nail line, so if you need opacity, this polish might not be right for you.

This polish applies easily; I really like the flat brushes these polishes have. I have weddings on the brain, so I think this would be a great polish for someone getting married, or for a bridesmaid! It’s also a great color for people who need to be conservative at work.

Megan Miller Collection Caribbean

This summer, Wet ‘n’ Wild had a limited edition collection for the Fourth of July called Sparks and Stripes  that consisted of several glitters. I picked up one called Light with Caution, which is a lovely pink mixed with gold. I paired it with Caribbean, a gorgeous teal jelly from the Megan Miller Collection. Caribbean is what I wanted Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam to be (more on that later).

There’s some tip wear in these shots, and the shots aren’t very good, but I wanted to show the ultimate outcome since it was a very pretty manicure despite poor photos! I thought these two were perfect together; I’ll definitely use this polish for some more jelly sandwiches, because it is PERFECT for it!

This glitter is really lovely and not annoying to put on. I did have trouble with layering Caribbean at the tips (clearly!). That definitely needs to be fixed next time! I have worn Caribbean on its own, and it’s a great jelly.

One more thing- I started a beauty blog too! You can check it out here. I’ve been into pretty much anything girly my entire life: dresses, makeup, shoes, purses….I would live in a pink castle decked out with ruffles if I could. 😀 Thanks in advance if you check it out!