MOTD- Wet n’ Wild Megalast in “I Need a Refresh-mint”

Hi there folks!

Today I have for you a Wet n’ Wild Megalast polish I picked up while I was in Port Canaveral, Florida, while on my cruise. We stopped at a Walgreens to get some necessities that we forgot, and well, knowing me, I made a beeline straight for the nail polish display! I picked up two of the Wet n’ Wild Megalast polishes and a Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collection polish. I’ll swatch and review the other two later, but today I just have this beautiful blue.

“I Need a Refresh-mint” (Wet n’ Wild really takes it on the naming department, all of their polishes have such creative monikers, it’s ridiculous!) is a minty-toned sky blue. It’s perfectly creme, with no shimmer or glass flecks in it whatsoever. And boy is it a good creme. The pictures I’m showing you are one coat. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. ONE COAT. While it’s the slightest bit patchy on some nails, it really is wearable with only one coat of polish. And the brush is perfection as well. The brush is wider than a typical brush (from, say, OPI or China Glaze or really most polishes on the market). It makes it easy to stop painting the polish on just shy of the cuticles, and in my opinion, cuts down on the mess. I have a few (blurry) pictures of the brush to show below.

Sorry for the blurriness, my camera was not having it tonight...

Sorry for the blurriness, my camera was not having it tonight…

Overall, the polish is a great, bright summer shade, easy to work with, and has great opacity and formula. And it’s Big 3 free too. Oh yeah, and did I mention each bottle is only $1.99? I personally think these colors apply better than even some of the more luxury brands I’ve tried. And for a price like $1.99, you’d best believe I’ll be going back for more! Below are pictures of “I Need a Refresh-mint”, one coat, no top coat. Base coat is Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless”

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This robin’s egg blue is a real winner in my book. I’ll most definitely be purchasing Wet n’ Wild Megalast nail polishes again in the future! What do you think of this color? Is this type of blue your style? And have you had as positive an experience with this brand as I have? Let me know!

Wet N’ Wild Megalast Nail Color is available at most drugstores, such as Walgreens and RiteAid, and is also available off their website, which can be visited here

~Beth~

 

 

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MOTD- Pink Ice by Rue 21 in Color 031

Hi everyone!

Happy birthday to the new royal baby! I’ve been more than a little obsessed with following the updates of the royal baby frenzy online recently, so it’s cool that it’s finally happened!

In other news, today I have for you a fun nail polish I picked up at the mall this weekend. This polish is a sub-brand of the store Rue 21, which is a Forever 21-esque store that sells clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, make up, nail polish, all sorts of great things! The brand is called Pink Ice (not to be confused with Pure Ice, the Walmart nail polish brand), and has pretty awesome glitter and creme polishes. At my Rue 21 location, they just expanded the line, and this color I’m showing you today is part of it. I also have another amazing glitter mix from them that I’ll share at another time.

Color 031 (this brand doesn’t have names, unfortunately) is a minty green pastel base, with tiny black hex glitters in it. I think this is very reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream, or a pastel kiwi fruit! I’m absolutely in love. The formula of this polish was on the thick side, but not unworkable, and the glitter was evenly distributed throughout the bottle. It took about 2-3 coats, depending on how thickly you paint them on, to become opaque. Without topcoat, the polish is a bit rough to the touch when dry because of the density of glitter, but 1-2 layers of a good topcoat smoothes it right out. 1 coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless” did the trick for me! Below are pictures in indoor, artificial lighting, on my right hand (which may explain the awkward angles in some of the pictures, because I’m right handed and had to take pictures with my left!). 3 coats of 031.

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Packaging-wise, this polish is a total win. The bottle is uniquely square shaped, somewhat similar to old Rimmel packaging (I think I got that brand right…). My only gripe about this polish is that the brush on this particular bottle is terrible. It’s bristles are hard to control and just poorly shaped. I didn’t have that issue on the other Pink Ice polish I have, so maybe it’s an oddity.

I also saw a striking similarity in this polish to Deborah Lippman’s “Rockin’ Robin” (picture below). While I don’t own Rockin’ Robin to compare the two, they look fairly similar just in the bottles, with Rockin’ Robin potentially being slightly lighter in color than 031. If you’re looking for a cheaper dupe of Deborah Lippman, this would probably be the way to go!

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So what do you think of this minty fun polish? Are you a fan of black glitter? Will this be getting added to your nail polish stash in the near future?

~Beth~

MOTD- Hot n’ Cold Mani With Essie “Tart Deco” and dELIA’s “Blue-Mint”

Hi everyone! Today I have an awesome mani that I did to show you. When you have so many colors, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one to use on my nails at a time! So, being as indecisive as I am, I couldn’t pick between colors! So I picked two of my favorites- a hot coral and a cool mint, and paired them together to get the best of both worlds- hot and cold! I used the blue, dELIA’s “Blue-Mint”, as an accent nail on my pointer finger and pinky, and used Essie “Tart Deco” on the rest.

dELIA’s “Blue-Mint” is a bit sheer, and requires 3-4 coats to be fully opaque. But the end result is so beautiful, I’m willing to put in the extra effort to apply it. It’s pretty quick drying, so that’s a plus. dELIA’s polishes can range anywhere from about $3.50-$6, depending on the kind of polish, and what kind of sales the store is having, and can only be found at dELIA’s stores. Essie “Tart Deco” was a little thick, but not unworkable, and was opaque in two coats. It ranges from about $7-$9 retail, although this bottle was given to me as payment for babysitting! Pictures below are indoors, with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in “Flawless” as a base and top coat. 3 coats of “Blue-Mint” and 2 coats of “Tart Deco”

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What do you think of this frosty hot manicure? Will you be trying out accent nails too?

~Beth~