Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wet n Wild Skittles!

Hi ho, kittens.  I know its been a while but I'm really happy to be back.  I received some lovely Wet n Wild Wild Shine shades to review for you and I decided to skittle some that I thought would be complimentary.  Today, we have, from thumb to pinky, *Caribbean Frost, *Bijou Blue, *Rain Check, *Wild Card/Invitation and *Lavender Pearlescent.  I started with a base coat of Avon Nail Experts Nutri-Boost Nutri-Plus and followed with two coats of each Wild Shine color.  Here they are, indoors, with flash:
I had a bit of vnl with Bijou Blue and Wild Card/Invitation but the other three shades were quite opaque after two coats. Some of the formulas were a little bit tricky to work with but I think they evened themselves out quite nicely after the second coat. I have to say, right off the bat, the name Lavender Pearlescent baffles me. This color is SOOOO not lavender, maybe more of a deep rose, but regardless, it's a very pretty color. Likewise, Wild Card/Invitation. My guess is that, perhaps, this color was called simply Wild Card, then re-named Invitation, then left as both names so as not to confuse shoppers but that is just my speculation. Again, very pretty color, weird name, hee hee. But, overall, considering that these polishes retail for 99 cents, I think they definitely serve their purpose. The colors are vibrant and they dry fairly quickly. I decided that I wanted to add a little sparkle to my mani so I added two coats of *Hallucinate. Here is the completed mani indoors:
and outdoors:
I have to admit, I would have only applied one coat of Hallucinate but I ended up smudging my index finger because I was antsy to do something and didn't give my nails enough time to try. I had to patch up that finger and add a second coat of Hallucinate since my "boo boo" went through all three layers of color. Then, because there was SO much more glitter on that nail, I had to add a second coat to the others, too. Hallucinate is a lovely holo glitter. It is a bit gritty, particularly after two coats, but that is to be expected with most glitters. I really like the overall look.

Thanks for peeking and do feel free to share your thoughts on this mani, Wet n Wild in general, or anything else your little hearts desire.

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Lisa said...

Love love love love love! I especially love the ring finger purple. xxx

Kari said...

Aw, thanks, sweets. That is definitely a pretty one. :)

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

So many pretty polishes all in one manicure! Love it!

Kari said...

Thanks, sweetie! It was fun to get to try so many out at once. :)

Irishenchantment said...

so so pretty! i have wild card invitation it was my first wnw :D

shel xx

Kari said...

Aw, that's awesome, Shel. I had an extra so I gave it to my friend who LOVES purple. She's been going through a rough time, lately, so I was happy to make her smile.

Kracked Kat said...

So pretty! I think I have one or two of these myself!

Kari said...

Awesome, Kat! They were fun to use in combination. I am a sucker for skittles, lol.