On to the post! I've got pictures and swatches of the bronzers, the polishes, a comparison to the Silver Lake collection, and how I actually wore the California Dreaming collection so there's lots of pictures!
Nouveau Cheap's post here for names of the lip products.
Re: In Carnation, Sky Me Mine, Green Tease, Bee-U-Tiful, Sun Settle Down
I did not use top coat in my swatch pictures (might not have even grabbed a base coat??) but I would recommend using a top coat. I might even add a ridge filling base coat next time I wear these for an even smoother finish - I'm really looking at Green Tease when I type that.
On the nail wheel, every shade got 2 coatslimited edition Silver Lake collection and lined them all up together with the wheel. It seems like I had read some concerns about some of the polishes being too close in shade to each other, but I don't think that's the case.
Rimmel Sweetie Crush textured polishes and one Julie G Gumdrop textured polish. The Rimmel collection didn't include an orange.
BOTTOM: Wet 'n Wild Bee-U-Tiful, Sun Settle Down -- Rimmel Sherbet Sweetheart -- Julie G Tangerine Dream
Bare in Mind and Toast to You
Both of these bronzers are matte in finish, so no worries about the shades overlapping the Silver Lake Trios, either. Also, they are completely different in tone from the Contouring Duos (Walmart exclusive - oops I never swatched those on the blog). The base of the compacts is also "matte" or rubbery feeling, like the original U.D. Vice (1) palette, Nars packaging, and the Wet 'n Wild All Access Beauty Matte polish collection from last fall.
Now it's time for me to start searching for the Venice Beach Summer 2015 8-pan palettes (I'm thinking inexpensive way to get neon shades without the U.D. price...) And I still need to find that patriotic SinfulColors glitter topper!
Are you on the lookout for anything from the Wet 'n Wild California Dreaming collection? Remember to search the shelves at this point since the display might be long gone!
**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own