Wet n Wild Polish Swatches + a Happy Duochrome: Still a Budget Win

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Wet n Wild Polish

Remember Wet n Wild polish from when you started buying nail colour? I do. When I first started working, I think I made $2.15 an hour. Maybe a few cents more. What kind of polish could I buy for that? Two bottles of Wet n Wild!

wet n wild, and pumped with colour

First launched more than 35 years ago and still incredibly inexpensive, Wet n Wild polish has endured and changed with the times. The formula has come a long way and so have the brush and bottle design. Is it still worth it for a quick charge of colour that doesn’t break the bank? You betcha.

Wet n Wild Polish On a Trip BEAUTYGEEKS

Wet n Wild polish Megalast ($2.99) On a Trip

Wet n Wild polish Wet Cement BEAUTYGEEKS

Wet n Wild Polish Megalast ($2.99) Wet Cement

Wet n Wild Polish Through the Grapevine

Wet n Wild polish Megalast ($2.99) Through the Grapevine

Wet n Wild Polish I Need a Refresh-Mint

Wet n Wild polish Megalast ($2.99) I Need a Refresh-Mint

Wet n Wild Polish I Red a Good Book

Wet n Wild polish Megalast ($2.99) I Red a Good Book The formula on this shade was not so great – it was thin and tended to migrate up the side walls and into the cuticle area. You’ll need less on your brush than you think.

Wet n Wild polish Blue Moon

Wet n Wild polish Wild Shine ($1.99) Blue Moon

Wet n Wild polish Gray's Anatomy BEAUTYGEEKS

Wet n Wild polish Fast Dry ($2.99) Gray’s Anatomy  Oh. Hallo duochrome-love that dries wicked fast and features solid shifting.

Wet n Wild polish Gray's Anatomy_2 BEAUTYGEEKS

Wet n Wild polish Fast Dry ($2.99) Gray’s AnatomyYou’re pretty and I’m keeping you forever.

While the colours I’ve shown here aren’t particularly ground-breaking, they're on-trend and the formula for most of these is solid. We’re talking about a well-established line that encompasses over 100 shades of polish across the whole brand. Nicely pigmented with good coverage and excellent shine, Wet n Wild nail enamel is an excellent choice for those who need to get some colour in their lives without bending the budget. It’s also really good for impulse buyin’ – that’s a fact.

By the way, our friend over at Nouveau Cheap has swatched a bunch of the latest spring 2014 limited-editon Wet 'n Wild Megalast shades that I haven't featured here - go have a look!

Wet n Wild nail polish is available at mass market retailers nationwide. Excellent prices vary by collection.

Manicures and photos by Karen Falcon (she likes the painting part more than she likes the writing part) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com