Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spotted, Hauled, & Swatched - Wet 'n Wild Silver Lake Polish Collection


It's been a while since I've had multiple polishes from one collection to share in a Spotted, Hauled & Swatched post.  But today I've got the new, limited edition, Wet 'n Wild Silver Lake MegaLast Polish collection!  I found most of these right around the beginning of March, but the 6th shade was completely sold out at the Walgreens I first spotted the display at.  It took me a while to finally get my greedy hands on the final shade.  Now that I've got them all, it's time to share my swatches and first impressions.
All six lined up at home (first 5 in the lineup are from Walgreens, the last is from KMart):
A Latte Love, Warm Filter, Tree Hugger, Wear Skinny Jeans, 
Reject the Mainstream, Stream of Consciousness
 Swatch time!  Stream of Consciousness (far right shade) is 3 coats; the rest are 2 on my wheel.
Now for how they look on.  Since the collection is made up of 6 polishes, I did a little nail art on my index fingers:
top: A Latte Love, Warm Filter, Tree Hugger
bottom: Stream of Consciousness, Wear Skinny Jeans, Reject the Mainstream

As for my nail art, the top picture has 2 coats of Tree Hugger with a free-hand diagonal color block using Warm Filter.  Then I topped it off with dots using A Latte Love.  The bottom has a base of 1 coat of A Latte Love with free-hand chevron tips in Reject the Mainstream and Wear Skinny Jeans.  Since I was just playing around, I didn't use any top coat to smooth things down.

On to my first impressions/review of the collection.  All but Stream of Consciousness are creme finish and super easy to apply.  They needed either 1 thick or 2 medium thin coats.  Tree Hugger needed 2 coats that are more medium thick.  Stream of Consciousness is still showing VNL (visible nail line) at 3 coats, and I think that my eyes were telling me it has a teeny-tiny shimmer to it.  I'm not complaining at the different finish of it - it would probably make a good polish for glitter sandwiches and, of course, for a simple, clean almost French manicure look in one step.  Since that shade does take more coats, it can look thicker than the others as well as dry slower than the others.

I think this is the perfect Spring-inspired polish collection with all well-behaving polishes.  In some ways, I do wish that Stream of Consciousness was more opaque like all the others, but I'll still get use out of it.  I've already used a couple of these (link provided above) and used them as base colors for swatching for future posts I did earlier today while Kitty had my office chair hostage.

EDIT 3/24/2015: These are also being released in the "Spoiled" line - same names and everything, which is now reportedly available at Walmart.  Check out this post on Nouveau Cheap's blog all about it.

Have you come across the Wet 'n Wild Silver Lake Polish collection?  Any you want to pick up?  Or are they too similar to what's already in your stash?

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

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