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Fired Up! Orange and Red Ombre Nail Look

I have a fondness for anything that has a faded, gradation look. From clothes, to earrings, to stationery, I’m all about it. As soon as I saw the look on nails, I knew I had to try it. I found a written tutorial online, but since I’m a visual person when it comes to learning, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t grasp it. I searched online for more tutorials, but most were of ombre nails where either the pinky or the thumbnail is darker and each following nail gradually fades out into a lighter color. That’s a cool look also, but what I was looking for was a tutorial for an ombre look on each nail.

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Product Review: Wet N’ Wild Fast Dry Nail Color

I am not a fan of fast drying nail polish. It always turns out bad. Like me trying to bake a cake from scratch bad. No pigment, creasy eyeshadow bad. Someone ate the last Thin Mint bad (shout out to the Girl Scouts).

It’s that bad.

However, I really, really, really wanted to try the Wet N’ Wild Fast Dry Polish. I haven’t had much luck with any of Wet n Wild polishes, but this new line looked interesting. It purports to dry in 60 seconds, but that didn’t interest me. The colors did. They looked really bold and bright, and I love bright and bold colors.

The first one I tried was Teal of Fortune.

Teal of Fortune

Once again I had to go with the glittery polish. I can’t help it. The second one that I tried is a color that reminds me of Orange Crush soda called 9.0.2.1. Orange…

9.0.2.1. Orange

I have soooo many positive things to say about the polishes. I have to say first of all though, that it doesn’t really dry in 60 seconds. It dries about average, 2 minutes. Which is fast compared to some polishes out there, but it’s not 60 second fast.

Otherwise, I love them. How much do I love them?  Let me share the ways:

  1. The polishes gave an amazing glossy finish, not requiring a topcoat.
  2. The brush is amazing. They called it a “ManiCurve Brush”, and boy do I wish that every nail polish brand had it. It applies the polish so smoothly, evenly, and effortlessly.
  3. The bright colors definitely stand out.
  4. Even though it doesn’t dry in 60 seconds, two coats still dry amazingly fast. And not just dries, I mean it hardens.
  5. The vivid colors only required 2 coats of polish, and that’s saying a lot for glittery polish.
  6. I was chip free for at least 5 days.
  7. They are only 2 bucks!

The one draw back is that there aren’t a huge range of colors. I counted 18. Which is decent, but I need a SELECTION! Doesn’t matter though, cause these are my new faves. Wet n Wild should be applauded for this affordable, long lasting line of nail polishes. Especially for that perfect brush.

Interesting fact I thought I’d share. Browsing the Wet n Wild website, if you notice the names of the polishes (all except for poor “Orange” UPDATE it is actually called 9.0.2.1. Orange, and I heart it even more now), they are all inspired by some T.V. show, like “Sage in the City” or “Saved by the Blue” and even “Silvivor”.

Corny, and I LOVE it! I heart them even more. You can browse at the complete list here.

Did Wet n Wild nailed it or failed it?

You already know. They definitely nailed it!!!!

Product Review: Milani Ruby Jewels

I absolutely, positively, adore shimmer nail polish. If companies are trying to get me to buy their polish, just throw some type of glitter in there, and it’s sold! It’s my nail polish achiles heel. My lacquered kryptonite. I have zero defenses against it.

So when a hint of sparkle caught my eye while browsing the Milani makeup line, my attention was instantly drawn towards it. And there it was. A ruby red nail polish, with tons of glitter. It reminded me of the glitter and glue tubes we used for arts and crafts back in elementary school. I loved those! I was sold.

 

Like any other nail polish aficionado, as soon as I got home, I put in work. I hurriedly rubbed off the old, and excitedly applied the new. My anticipation grew with each layer (with glittery/shimmer polish I always apply three layers to get as close as possible to the color in the bottle).  After fanning, waving my hands up and down, and blowing my breath all over them, my nails were sufficiently dry. I raised my hands up to the light to admire it. And…

It was ok.

Where do I begin. Let’s start with color. I did admire the color. It looked about 90% of what was shown in the bottle.  The glitter isn’t all bam in your face, but it was decent.

Yes I know I have polish on my finger...I'm messy!

The first thought that popped into my head was that my fingernails looked I had dipped them in blood. Strange I know. The red was very vibrant.The finish was matte, and rough to the touch (I always run my fingers across my dried nails to feel the finish), so it required a topcoat. That is somewhat annoying because it takes forever to remove, but it’s minor.

As I applied the polish, I noticed that it was thin. The good thing about that is that it took about three minutes to completely dry between each coat.  The bad thing about it is that I knew it wouldn’t last five days without some signs of wear and tear. Even with being extra careful with what I did with my fingertips (no cleaning that required vigorous scrubbing, or using my fingernails to open things), the polish still began to slowly wear away by the beginning of the third day.

All in all, I did like the color a lot. I do wish that it had a longer wear time, but it’s not horrible. I would buy it again if I happen to be shopping and it catches my eye, but I’m not making any special trips to repurchase.

I paid about four dollars. On the website, it’s advertised as 4.49.

Product Review: Jesse’s Girl High Intensity Color-Confetti

I was browsing the makeup aisles of Rite-Aid, when I came across the nail polish.  I had never heard of Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics, and I was intrigued by the color (I’m intrigued byall sparkly nail polishes). At @ 2.99, I decided to give it a try.

I’m glad I did.

I could immediately tell after the first coat, that this would be a long-lasting color. The polish dried quickly- I waited four minutes between each coat, but I could have applied after two minutes. My nails were completely dry after 30 minutes. When I say completely, I mean that if I were to touch the tip of my fingernail against my nail, there would be no indentation left.

It left a nice, glossy, shiny finish, and I felt no need to apply a topcoat, though I eventually did for “insurance”.  As with most sparkly polishes I have used, I needed three coats instead of two to get the desired look, but that was fine by me.

All in all, Jesse’s Girl Nailed It with this one. Will definitely buy again.

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