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Wet N Wild- Poison Ivy

I’m not going to go on and on about Wet N Wild’s Poison Ivy, because you have eyes. You can see how gorgeous it is. I really love the formula on WNW’s Megalast polishes, this is 2 coats, but you can get away with one. Poison Ivy has that “glow from within” quality that I am loving right now. A small word of warning, the brush on this is not my favorite. I like a wider, stiffer brush, but this brush seems stiffer than normal, and it’s too wide for my pinky finger 😦 I shall deal with it.

Poison Ivy is part of the limited edition Pick Your Poison collection, and retails for $1.99. I picked up several polishes from this collection during CVS Wet N Wild BOGOFREE sale earlier this week. Good luck finding these, the WNW limited edition collections are notoriously hard to find, but eventually they start popping up. Definitely pick this one up!

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Jack O’ Varnish – Gralch the Hag (Meijer’s Pumpkin Polish)

I know we say polishes surprise us all the time and many of our reviews we LOVE, but I have to say, even though I was excited about this polish, I REALLY underestimated it. Quality and holiday polishes don’t usually go together, but this one has me wishing it was Halloween year round. It’s a great formula, super festive and super fun. It is pure Halloween magic in the form of black and orange bar glitter! I used my monster name generator again, since the polishes don’t have names, and came up with Gralch the Hag, haha.

It’s amazingly easy application; easy to manipulate the glitter on the few pieces you need to, one coat gives perfect glitter coverage, and the clear base is the perfect consistency. Being that it’s only the 19th of September, I did choose to wear it on a day that I was just rocking it in the house haha, but come October, you can bet this will be getting some real action!

1 coat Seche Rebuild

1 coat Fresh Paint – Metro

1 coat Jack O’ Varnish – Gralch the Hag

1 coat Seche Vite (probably could have used 2 though to make it smoother)

Fresh Paint – Metro was my base, and I think that may have even impressed me more. Hit the jump for a review on that!

❤ Jess

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Wet n Wild – Cougar Attack (!) over China Glaze – Ingrid

wet n wild cougar attack on the prowl

The last to be reviewed in our On the Prowl collection of reviews: Cougar Attack!!!  The name doesn’t really have any explanation points but it totally should.    It’s a very dense coppery glitter, and it’s amazing.  I’m such a sucker for layering, especially with glitters.  And I usually know my glitters well, but this one was quite the surprise!  I thought I was outsmarting it by putting 2 coats of Ingrid under it, yeah, lol at me.  A few brush strokes of Cougar Attack on the nail totally covered up Ingrid and you wouldn’t even know Ingrid was there.  Awesome.  So yeah, a base color is unnecessary for this one!  Yay!  Moreover, I think CA is just gorgeous.  It’s what Sally Hansen’s Pumpkin Spice should be, and what all other sparse glitters should aspire to.

1 coat Seche Rebuild (base)
2 coats China Glaze – Ingrid
1.5 coats Wet n Wild – Cougar Attack (I went over the nail in a few strokes)
1 coat Seche Vite (top coat)

More  under the cut…

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Wet n Wild On The Prowl- Jungle Fever

This is the last of my half of the On The Prowl reviews, and I think I saved the best for last. I actually find it surprising that this was my favorite of the four polishes I reviewed, because of the 4 I reviewed, it was likely to be my least favorite.

I used:
1 coat Orly Nail Defense
2 coats WnW Jungle Fever

I tend to keep away from “strange” colors on my nails. And full disclosure: I only swatched this, I didn’t wear it for very long. But I have a few outfits I could wear this polish with, so it will actually get a decent amount of wear this fall. And it’s a great fall color. It’s a mossy-army-olive metallic green. It’s a bit on the thin side, so you’ll need 2-3 coats, BUT it doesn’t drag and streak and leave imperfections. I used 2 semi-thick coats and thought coverage was perfect so it all depends on application technique. I also think high shimmer in polishes like this do a decent job of disguising bald spots. And since I was doing things in between coats, I can tell you that Jungle Fever dries really quickly. Forgive the ding on my middle finger. That was a clean up eff-up, nothing to do with the polish in any way. I just have terrible hand-eye coordination.

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Jack O’ Varnish – Drakos of Winged Death (Jess and Meijer prep for Halloween!)

So, there are benefits to living in the tundra for a while. Benefits like PUMPKIN NAIL POLISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I read on Make Up Alley that these were coming to Meijer, I knew it was a must have for this season 😛 My love of Halloween is right up there with my nail polish addiction! (Is there a more perfect holiday? No. The answer is no, haha.) Since these are only available at Meijer’s, I’ve been keeping this a little hush hush from Sandy and Mel so I could surprise them with the AWESOMENESS. The DC area has many things that I miss, but it does not have Meijers 😉

The first one I’ve chosen to review is the blue flakie. I know, you were expecting a brand and polish name there, but these don’t have them unfortunately. SO next best thing? Online Monster Name Generator! This is now Jack O’Varnish – Drakos of Winged Death to me haha. Has a nice ring to it!

This was the first of the pumpkins I’ve tried, but I’m really impressed with the quality. Application and wearability were top-notch. I did layer this over Sinful Colors – Savage because I noticed it had a purple tint in the bottle and I wanted it blue on my nails. I did 2 coats of each (plus 2 coats of Seche since it’s a flakie and wasn’t super smooth) and I really like the results.

Click below for hints on what’s next and to see some more shots!

❤ Jess

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