Swatchity-Swatch Wet-N-Wild Ice Baby Limited Edition Collection

Hello gentle readers. The moment has finally come.

You get to look at my craptastic (I don't know what is with my camera, lately!) swatch pictures of the new Wet-N-Wild Ice Baby Collection. I did these swatches in different numbers of coats on different fingers and over a coordinating solid colour. I thought that would best show what these polishes can really do.

I was going to spread these out over a couple of posts but I changed my mind and decided to just toss them at you all at once. For that reason, this is a long post, so get comfy. You're going to be here for a while. Heh heh heh. Don't forget to clickity-click to make bigness to get details and an eyeful of sparkly goodness. :D

Okay, so... To begin, here is the whole bunch, all stacked together.


 First up: Back Alley Deals: Purple fine glitter with medium sized fuchsia hex glitter. Why do I love purple and fuchsia mixed together so much? This is bright and fun and a little party in a bottle. 
P-One Coat
R-Two Coats
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over China Glaze Crimson 

 Rockin' Rubies: Fine red glitter and medium sized red hex glitter. This is sparkly like rubies but it isn't a clear, bright red. There is a little grey in the base that blackens this a little, making it more interesting. 
P-One Coat
R-Two Coats
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

 It's All in the Cut: Lavender and silver fine glitter with copper-rose holo hex glitter. This is soft and girlie and one would think better suited to Spring but the silver gives this an icy, cool quality that makes it perfect for Winter. 
P-One Coat
R-Two Coat
M-Three Coats
I-one coat over Sinful Colors Beverly Hills

 Give Me a Price Quote: Gold green fine glitter with teeny-tiny bar glitter. For me, this one really needs to be one thin coat over a base of some kind. If it is built up too much, it looks like a fresh steamy road apple. I don't like my nails to look like fresh, steamy road apples. lol  But really, it is a bit... Hairy for my taste when it is really built up.
P-One Coat
R-Two Coats
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over China Glaze Electric Pineapple

 24 Carats: Fine gold glitter and tiny bar glitter that shifts gold and bronze. I could swear that I saw some red flashes, too. This one is rich and warm and really shiny. It is prettier in person than photographs. 
P-Two Coats
R-One Coat
M-Three Coats 
I-One Coat over Finger Paints Key to My Art

 Diamond in the Rough: Fine grey and silver glitter with medium silver holo hex glitter. This is really pretty, dark but not dull in the least. It looks a little dirty and gritty in the best kind of way. I love this over a grey base. 
P-Two Coats
R-One Coat
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over China Glaze Concrete Catwalk

 Cost is No Issue: Teal fine glitter with blue medium hex glitter. I love this one. Teal and bright blue just meld so nicely together. 
P-One Coat
R-Two Coats
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over Sinful Colors Savage

And finally, Believe Me, it's Real: Deep blue fine glitter packed with medium fuchsia hex glitter. This one is my fave of the bunch. (dur! lol) It looks like a sapphire that flashes pink in the light. 
P-One Coat
R-Two Coats
M-Three Coats
I-One Coat over China Glaze First Mate

What can I say about these polishes? How about... They are really pretty. Bright, sparkly, great colours. In my opinion, these glitters look best layered over a coordinating or contrasting base colour. I am not too wild about these on their own. 

The formula of these polishes isn't the best I have ever encountered. In fact, at first it was a bit... Unpleasant.  These were very, very thick and kind of dry. Odd, I know but that is how they felt. I did the first coat of the first nail of the first swatch; trying to lay down a smooth, even coat was downright difficult. I knew immediately that these needed a good dose of thinner. I added about fourteen drops of thinner to each bottle, gave them all a good shake, shake, shake and they behaved so much better. I swatched five last night and the last three, today and the polishes that sat overnight with the thinner were even better.

 I don't know if that was due to the fact that their formula as better or thanks to the thinner. Maybe a bit of both? Whatever the case, I do suggest adding thinner to these polishes, shaking well and maybe letting them marinate a little, if you can stand to wait before you dive in. 

This polish applies a little unevenly, go slow and be deliberate but try not to over work them too much because they will grab and drag bald spots. They tend to build up a little unevenly, as you no doubt saw in my photographs. As I said earlier, I feel that these are best as layering polishes. And that is how I will use them, in the future. 

Dry time for these polishes is fast. They dry matte and pretty gritty. They are top coat sucking vampires. I applied two coats of Dare to Wear Top Coat (my glitter swatching top coat) and they could have used a third. I Imagine that if I had been using Seche Vite (which is too expensive to use up on marathon swatch sessions) two coats would probably been sufficient. 

I can't do a Wet-N-Wild review without addressing The Big Issue. The brushes. Yup. Shit-tastic, as always. *sigh* I had to grab my little scissors and cut some wonky hairs on a couple of brushes and trim too long hairs off the ends of several brushes. The rest weren't too, too bad and since I was applying glitters, I didn't worry too much about them. But I am still not happy with the brushes. 

Anywhoozle... There are pluses and minuses to these polishes but I have to say, overall, they are pretty, sparkly, look fabulous layered and, after a little thinner love, behave in a halfway decent fashion. I feel that they are definitely worth hunting down and buying. At three clams a pop, they are worth the price. I am certainly glad that I bought them. Believe me, if I hated them, back they would go. I have no problem returning products I dislike. I am keeping these. :D

The Wet-N-Wild Ice Baby Collection should be hitting the shelves of your local drugstores, soon, if they haven't already. These polishes are very limited edition, so if you see the display, fall upon it and gather ye polishes while ye may. If this collection is like other LE W-N-W collections, there will be one display of two of each colour and that will be it. That is how my local Wag's rolls. If you don't see these on the regular shelves, try looking up high, on top of the shelves. You might spot them, there. I know that some people have. So, get out there and good hunting! :D

What do you think of these polishes? Like the look of them? Have you found these polishes, yet? Snapped them up? Please do tell. 

Thank you so much for popping in and reading this long, long post. Have a great night and may your polish never bubble. 

35 comments

  1. Thank you for being the first swatches I've seen of this collection! I NEED Diamnond in the Rough, Cost is No Issue, and Believe me It's Real. LOVELY swatches!

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  2. These are so much gorgeousness! I feel I may need them just for layering,even though they do look pretty good on their own! Thanks for the review,Erika!

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  3. I got the entire collection. And I looked and looked over this post but I didn't find craptastic photos. You lie!!!! ;P

    Thanks for the heads up on how they apply. I haven't swatched any yet. I think I'll do it after Halloween.

    Great idea about using a base color. I might ask you if I can do that too. Just different than what you have already shown.

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  4. Thank u for posting this! now on a mission to find them!

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  5. I have to say, these are pretty unique and awesome

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  6. Thank you for the swatches, they look beautiful.

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  7. These are pretty but they're not as awesome as I hoped they'd be. The only ones I really, really want are Back Alley Deals, Rockin Rubies and Diamond in the Rough (the grey glitter is the most unique, IMHO).

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  8. Oooh! I have been looking forward to your swatches, and I love them. I think it's perfect how you did it, showing the opacity and then the layering. I *love* them layered best, and I think you chose perfect polishes to layer them with. Thank you for the tip about the thinner!
    I have a HUGE issue with the WNW brushes in general - the best ones they make are the ones in the Wild Shine .99 bottles, sadly. The quick dry ones are the absolute worst for me.
    Whatevs, though, I'll be picking these up when I see them here!

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  9. awesome swatchies! thanks for this! I was able to snag 2 1/2 sets of OTP so we'll see on this one.

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  10. their so pretty! i might pick up a few ! thanks for the swatches :)

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  11. duhnay, it was my pleasure. I enjoy swatching and it is fun when I actually can find and afford a full one to show. :D

    I hope that you are able to find the colours you want. :)

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  12. Lady Luck, I felt the same way when I saw them at Wag's. I couldn't be happy with just a few. :D

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  13. Thalie, these are pretty on their own, personally I like them layered, best. :) I'm glad that you found the swatches helpful.

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  14. Kimberly, girl I know that you already got yours. The whole display, if I remember correctly. I only wish I had had a bit more moolah, that day, I would have wiped it out, too. lol

    Sweetie, I love it when I have a good idea that someone else likes and please, don't for one moment think that you have to wear these layered with different colours than I chose, unless that is what you want to do. If you want to do the same ones, go for it! :D I don't own the colours or the idea and I am sure I am not to only person to think of those combos. <333

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  15. You are so welcome, MzCherry. I hope that you have good hunting. :)

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  16. Aw, Niki, you are so sweet. I thought that swatching them this way would show what all the polishes can do without having to do so many extra swatches of the same polishes. My poor cuticles can only take so much! lol

    I thought that everyone who was looking for these might like to know that thinner really does help the formula. Sure did, mine. :)

    Yes, the brushes. I haven't found the brushes in the Wild Shine polishes to be any better. In fact, I have had to decant a couple into empty bottles with better brushes so that I can use the polish. Maybe I am unlucky? lol

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  17. Jeanne, you are certainly welcome. I enjoyed doing it. :D I was so happy to find the OTP polishes I wanted, too. Happy and stunned! lol I hope that you find these.

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  18. Maria, they are, aren't they? I hope that you are able to find and buy the ones that you like. :D

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  19. I loved loved loved that first one on your index....I think layering it over the other color added depth....IT's just like color theory in art. I like the first one and the gold on those were both my favorites. Neat blog.

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  20. great swatches I want them all I hope my Walgreens gets them!

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  21. Chris, I am so glad that you stopped in. :D Thank you so much for your sweet words. This blog is my "artistic" outlet. I can't draw or paint on canvas, so I paint my nails and my face. :D

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  22. Beauxs Mom, I hope that they do get it in. Check often, look on lower shelves. Don't depend on seeing the backboard of the display, my Wag's didn't use it, just the stairstep base, making the collection a little harder to find. Also, look up! Look on top of shelves near and in the beauty area, it might be up there, right now.

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  23. I bought 3 of them. i like the ones i bought but after looking at your post i may want ALL the others too. lol

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  24. See, Chi Chi... Swatches are dangerous! lol I can't tell you how many times I have been happy with the polishes I bought, saw swatches of other colours and ran out and bought those, too.

    Happy I could enable you. My job here is now done. ^^ :D

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  25. I love them except for the bar glitters!

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  26. You made these polishes look very nice when layered on other color. Now I want them!

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  27. Thank you, Pinkbeauty. And thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. :d

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  28. April, bar glitter is a strange animal. I am not sure what I think of it. I do know that I prefer it more scattered and not built up and all hairy growth all over my nails. It can feel as if you are wearing little angora sweaters all over your nails. lol

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  29. Bunny Nails, always happy to know that I have done my evil enabler job well. I hope that you find the colours you want and really enjoy them. :D

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  30. Absolutely need several of these. Liked your description of the built-up color of Give Me a Price Quote. :P

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  31. Aaand I have officially linked to this post from my latest, on the topic of mixed glitters. 

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  32. I hope that you can find the ones you want. These are limited edition so good hunting. :)

    I wondered who would get the description. Heh heh.

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