Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wet N Wild Fast Dry Nail Polish in Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire Review and Swatches

Oh, Wet N Wild, why do you insist on such terrible puns?  This is better than Hannah Pinktana, but that's not saying much.  BWtbaM (wow, that's not a helpful abbreviation...we're just gonna call it "Blue" from now on, mk?) is basically Hannah, but blue: a sheer lightly holographic polish with itsy bitsy glitters.
Blue in sunlight
Blue is nice for layering and adding a bit of kick over another polish, but it's kind of sheer and subtle on its own, especially after the extreme holographic awesomeness that is Spot Light, and it has to be under direct sunlight for any of the holo-ness to show through––shade and artificial light just make it look like a slightly shimmery sheer blue.  That and the fact that I don't actually like blue fingernails on me means this polish is not one of my most-used, though I'm going to try it out on my toes over Blue Moon soon.

1 coat Blue over 2 coats Blue Moon (left) and 3 coats Blue (right)

Blurred to show shimmer

This is pretty much the only way you can see the holographicness: at an angle

Application and removal are both fine; the sparkle is small enough that it flows evenly, though a top coat is needed to give it shine, and you barely even need the aluminum foil trick to remove it.  I didn't bother wearing it for a week, because I couldn't stand having blue fingernails for that long, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say it has normal longevity.  If you're looking for a subtle, cheap, delicate blue holo for layering or sheer nail looks, Blue's got you covered, but if you like major holo effect, you'd best look elsewhere.

$1.99 for 0.46 oz, available at drugstores

Quality: 8
Effectiveness: 3 (it's not touted as being a layering shade, so it loses some points there)
Ease of Use: 4.25
Senses: 4.75 (a little rough on the nail without top coat)
Pigmentation: 2.5
Duration: 5
Consistency: 4
Price: 5
Value: 5 (assuming you actually like the color and will use it, which evidently is not the case for me)
Grade: B-

What do you think of Blue?  Do you like the subtle holo look?
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