Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spotted, Hauled & Swatched - Wet 'n Wild All Access Beauty Polish Collection!

Hi!
**purchased

Today I've got the latest polish collection from Wet 'n Wild to share!  I purchased the entire collection of these from my grocery store (Giant Eagle!) that has a large beauty section, but I've also seen these at Walgreens and Rite Aid (not sure about CVS since I haven't been since my clearance sale haul).  It took me a while to actually sit down and properly swatch these, but I have worn a couple of them already...I just didn't get pictures of the first couple of manis with them.  Oops.

Let's get started, shall we?
All lined up at home (love the way that the colors of the bottles are reflected in the silver bands around the lids):
Trippin' on the Boardwalk, Beat of a Generation, Contact High, A Venice Day, Love Me Some Muscles!, Coast to Coast
Swatch time, both on the wheel and my nails:
Trippin' on the Boardwalk, Beat of a Generation, Contact High, A Venice Day, Love Me Some Muscles!, Coast to Coast
 2 coats of everything on the wheel
top:  Trippin' on the Boardwalk, Beat of a Generation, Contact High, A Venice Day
bottom: Love Me Some Muscles!, Coast to Coast

On my nail swatches, Trippin' on the Boardwalk and Beat of a Generation are both 2 coats with pretty perfect creme formulas.  Contact High is 3 coats and is a jelly finish.  A Venice Day is 3 coats with the formula being a little stubborn with some unevenness.  Letting it dry most or all the way between coats might let you get away with 2 coats.  Love Me Some Muscles! is 2 coats and leans toward a jelly consistency but not as much as Contact High.  Coast to Coast is 2 coats with a pretty tonal shimmer.

I'm super happy with all of the polishes in the collection.  I don't have many yellows in my stash so that hole got filled in a little.  And all of a sudden I've been craving bright, almost neon colors on my nails/in my stash (probably thanks to swatches I've seen on Instagram lately).  It's also nice to be able to add some jelly finish polishes to the stash.  I didn't have any funky brushes in the bunch, but I have read one review (that I remember) that did have some messed up brushes.  Just be sure to check before purchasing.

Now that this post is all done, I'm going to rearrange furniture some.  I'm kicking my sewing desk/setup out of my office and moving my polishes in from the bedroom...not quite sure if it will be all of them yet or just the majority.  I am planning on assembling a couple more sets of Melmers that I've had in a spare room waiting on me until I was ready for them.  I'm hoping that making this change will jump-start my creativity with polish combinations and maybe nail art attempts since I won't have to keep running from one end of the house to the other just to grab a different polish.

Are you planning on picking up any of the All Access Beauty polishes?  Do the colors remind you of any from other brands?  Do you have any favorite jelly polishes in your stash?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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