Wet n Wild Ice Baby Collection Winter 2011 – Part 1 (swatches & review)
Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for the past few days, I know on twitter I made a tentative schedule for a weekend full of polish reviews! And then…. Skyrim happened. For those not in the know, Skyrim is Bethesda Games newest addition to the long running Elder Scrolls series. I went to the midnight release this past Thursday and I’ve pretty much been playing ever since, it’s just so pretty!! ^_^
I’m putting my controller down long enough to crank this post out because I’ve been sitting on these photos for quite some time. The Wet n Wild Ice Baby collection is a limited edition set that was released last month and it’s an exclusive to Walgreens. It’s also apparently damn near impossible to find! I got extremely lucky and picked mine up literally as she was unpacking the display case for the collection. In this post I’ll be showing four out of the eight polishes in the collection. Part 2 will appear as soon as I take another long enough break from Skyrim to swatch the other four.
I used Seche Vite Top Coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher Base Coat for all swatches shown today.
Cost Is No Issue
Cost Is No Issue is a stunning teal micro glitter with larger blue hex glitter pieces. This is one of my favorites. The application was wonderful, and it’s easily a full coverage glitter. This is 2 medium coats. The lid on my bottle apparently wasn’t on tight enough so there was some polish crusties when I first opened it up, easily remedied with a little acetone and a cotton ball.
Cost Is No Issue – Macro Shot ♥
Give Me A Price Quote
Give Me A Price Quote is an amazingly flashy mixture of gold micro-glitter and gold bar glitter. This was my first experience with bar glitter, and I love it!! I had never been impressed by the look of bar glitter in the past but this polish changes my mind! This polish applies really well for a glitter, you just have to make sure you don’t have bar glitter hanging over your nail edges. This is 3 coats, it dries super fast but with a slightly rough finish. So a good coat or two of top coat will make it shine! ^_^
Macro shot, so far this one gets the BSoA (Boyfriend Seal of Approval). He thinks it looks crazy, which in boyfriend speak is a good thing.
Back Alley Deals
Back Alley Deals is a purple glitter with fuchsia hex glitter pieces. Out of the four I swatched today, this one had the least coverage. This is 4 coats, the consistency on this one is a lot thinner than the other three. I think I’ll layer it over black or purple the next time I wear it.
Diamond In The Rough
Diamond In The Rough is a gorgeous gun-metal grey/charcoal with silver holo hex glitter spaced throughout. I LOVE this one. This is like the big sister to Orly’s Rock Solid (review soon). It’s also a dupe for Nails Inc. Sloane Square, you can see the full comparison [HERE] done by Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
That’s it for part 1, I hope to have the other four posted fairly soon. Scrangie also did a comparison post with Back Alley Deals and Believe Me, It’s Real (not shown here) comparing them to a few other Nails Inc. Special Glitters. Check it out [HERE], it looks like Wet n Wild may be joining Revlon in the game of high-end polish duping.