A few days ago, I needed a little pick-me-up so I went to the drugstore to see what new and clearanced beauty goodies I could find. I love the beginning of the year because many of my favorite products will be on clearance to make way for the newer products to hit the shelves. There are so many new products being introduced that it can be a little overwhelming. One new product that I’ve been keeping my eye out for are the new Wet N Wild nail polishes. Since having the opportunity to hang out with the folks of Wet N Wild in Vegas during the I Heart Music Festival I’ve added quite a few of their products to the top of my must-try beauty list. I love that Wet N Wild has teamed up with Fergie, who I absolutely adore.
But like I said, with the new year brings new products and I’m slowly beginning to notice new Wet N Wild products at the drugstore. The first product I picked up were these stunning Wet N Wild nail polishes. But don’t let the $.99 price tag fool you, these nail colors are gorgeous! I’ve been in a mauve/burgundy kind of mood so I picked up the shade 487E Grape Minds Think Alike as my first shade to try. Can we talk about the packaging for a second? I love the new design of the bottle. The lid makes it really easy to hold onto the brush as you apply the nail polish to your nails. And that shade? Oh my goodness, it is simply lovely!!! Of course you know I gotta have some sparkle accent somewhere so I also picked up the 471B Kaleidoscope glitter as well. I was surprised at how opaque the New Wet N Wild Wildshine Nail Color is. One can easily get away with one coat of this nail polish but for a deeper shade 2 thin coats is definitely the way to go. Just don’t forget to allow plenty of time for each coat to dry. Since these nail colors are regular nail polish and not gel or fast-drying they do have a long drying time. But the wait was worth it, in my opinion, as I am currently obsessed with this color.
Do you want to know the secret to making nail polish long lasting? It’s all about the top coat. There are several top coats that I reach for like Out the Door but one that never fails me is actually a gel top coat meant for gel nail polish. I’ve been using the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat and am constantly amazed at how much longer my manicure will last before I see chips or tip wear each time I use it. For the nail look above, what I did was apply two coats of Wet N Wild WildShine Nail Color in Grape Minds Think Alike. Once completely dry to the touch, I then applied one coat of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat. I allowed that to dry completely before finishing my manicure with one coat of Wet N Wild WildShine Nail Color in Kaleidoscope to my accent nails. For gel top coats, I prefer the one’s that do not require a light to set when applying them to regular nail polishes. Gel top coats can easily be found at the drugstore and are a great way to make any nail color last just a little bit longer.