Monday, May 7, 2012

Wet n Wild - Ocean Grotto

Since this is Mental Health Awareness month and its official color is green, I've decided to try to feature some of my untried green polishes this month.  This one was a birthday gift from a friend, gasp, about one year ago today.  It is Wet n Wild's Ocean Grotto from their limited edition Mermaid's Cove collection.  This collection, like all WnW limited edition collections, was impossible to find in my part of Florida.  Sadly, no stores near me choose to carry these collections and it's really a shame as they are so pretty.  I'm so glad my friend was kind enough to send some to me.  Anyway, on to the pics:
Three coats, outdoors, no flash.  (Please forgive my funky cuticles.)

Three coats, indoors, with flash.

I really LOVE this color!  It has a gorgeous green-yellow foil-y finish and went about three days without a single chip.  It does take a bit of work for opacity.  As you can probably see, there was still a bit of vnl and a few bald patches even after THREE coats.  Still, it's a great polish and I'm looking forward to trying it again layered over some sort of underwear.  (I'm thinking white or black, maybe.)  I am super-excited to have it in my stash.  I just wish my local stores would start ordering these collections. 


JinJit said...

It really is unique and very pretty!
I would love to see it layered over some deep aqua/dark teal of sort

Kari said...

Ooh, that would be pretty, Jin! I'll definitely have to try that. :)

LuvMyLacquer said...

this is a gorgeous green! i bet it would look amazing over black or even a aqua or teal as Jin suggested =)

Kari said...

I love it, too! It's amazing what a great job Wet n Wild does with some of their collections while still keeping their polishes SO affordable.