Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wet N Wild Fast Dry Polish in Hannah Pinktana Review and Swatches

First off, let me just acknowledge the truly terrible name of this polish.  It's part of Wet N Wild's TV-themed Fast Dry nail polish line, which is full of bad puns on the names of TV shows, but this is particularly bad, in part because the pun part of it doesn't make any sense.
Hannah Pinktana
Anyways.  HP is a gorgeous purple-pink holographic shimmer.  The shimmer particles are really small and delicate, so it's subtle and ladylike and quite appropriate for more professional environments (as long as you're the girly pink sparkle type).  It's pretty sheer, but 3 coats gives nearly-opaque coverage, and it's great for layering over other polishes.

2 coats HP; please forgive the cuticles

1 coat over WNW Buffy the Violet Slayer, 2 coats by itself

Layering order: 1 coat Hannah Pinktana, 1 coat Sinful I Miss You, 1 coat Hannah Pinktana; the differing glitter types make it really sparkly and interesting, though this picture doesn't capture it very well

Photos do not do this beauty justice; in indirect or inside light, it just looks like a typical (boring) pinky shimmer, but in sunlight, the rainbow sparkles absolutely glow and glitter.  I was completely mesmerized by my nails when I wore it.
3 coats (pardon the tipwear, my nails got really peely and terrible when I was in DC, so don't blame the polish for it!); you can see the sparkle a little better here, but it's still way more awesome in person

Unfortunately, it's really hard to capture that on film, so I definitely recommend googling for other reviews and swatches, and checking it out in person (though under the store lights, its true beauty is dulled).

$1.99 for 0.46 oz, available at some drugstores (not all places that sell WNW have the whole line-up of Fast Dry polishes, so it may take some searching)

Quality: 8.5
Effectiveness: 4 (not terribly fast-drying, though a fast-dry top coat helps a lot)
Ease of Use: 5 (great formula, spreads and covers evenly, and the brush isn't too large or unwieldy, unlike some Fast Dry polishes)
Senses: 5 (a single coat of top coat smooths it completely)
Pigmentation: 4.5 (it's not opaque on its own after 3 coats, but I think it's intended to be a layering shade, so I didn't knock off much)
Duration: 4.5 (I haven't worn it for more than a couple of days, but I'm going to assume it lasts, with proper base and top coats, as long as the other WNWs I have, close to a week with minimal tipwear and no chipping)
Consistency: 5
Price: 4.5
Value: 5
Grade: A-

What do you think of HP?  Do you like holo sparkles?
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