Manicure Monday – Wet n Wild WildShine in Sparked

Hello strangers! I’m back with a Manicure Monday!
This is Wet n Wild Wild Shine nail polish in Sparked. I received it in a goody bag from that awesome Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus launch event I attended last year.

Wet n Wild Wild Shine nail color
Sparked is is a fuchsia pink polish base with chunky silver glitter. The silver flashes to make the color seem lighter at some angles.

Wet n Wild WildShine in Sparked

What I really like about this glittery polish is that I don’t have to be super precise when applying it. I was in a hurry this morning, and slapped on three coats. I dare say it looks pretty good for a rush job.

Wet n Wild WildShine in Sparked

I haven’t worn polish in a while and my cuticles are in rough shape…but a few coats of Wet n Wild WildShine in Sparked and I felt like a lady again. When I get tip wear, I think I’ll just dab more polish on to make the color last a few more days. Since the polish is so chunky with glitter, there’s no worry about blending anything in. Perfect for gals in a rush! I like the slimline bottle, too.

What’s on your nails today? Do you like glitter polishes?

 


Wendy

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Olive Green

Good morning friends!
I pulled out this color -Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Olive Green – from deeeep within my nail polish stash for today’s Manicure Monday. I’ve probably had this nail polish for a good 5 or 6 years.

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Olive Green

I love this color. Not just the nail polish, but Olive Green in general is a favorite shade of mine. I’d wear this color all day every day if I were not afraid of looking…militant.
Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Olive Green

Olive Green is a rich, deep, dusty green. With colors this bold, nail polishing errors sure are apparent, aren’t they? I’m still working on my polishing skillz.

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Olive Green

I only need two coats for full opacity. It was layered over a base coat of Orly Bonder and under a top coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. It applied smoothly and evenly. Because I am impatient, I dunked my fingertips in a bowl of ice water to make it dry faster. I got about 5 days’ wear from this combo before it started to chip.

What’s on your nails today?


Wendy

OPI Hello Kitty Collection – Super Cute in Pink

Good morning!
Last weekend I treated myself to a mani and pedi at a new nail salon in my neighborhood. I’d taken my own polish, but then I saw the Hello Kitty OPI collection on the shelf…
Now, I knew about this collection, but I really have to restrain myself with the Hello Kitty merchandise. I came back from working in Japan with an entire giant suitcase full of Hello Kitty cuteness. So I told myself NO. I do NOT need to buy anymore nail polish, even if it’s Hello Kitty!

But if it’s at the salon, it’s fair game!
This is Super Cute in Pink. It’s bright mauve in a creme/jelly formula.

OPI Hello Kitty Collection - Super Cute in Pink

So bright! So shiny! So…SUPER CUTE!

OPI Hello Kitty Collection - Super Cute in Pink

Alas, the nail technician only applied two coats, and I don’t think it was enough since I have Visible Nail Lines (VNL). I think jelly formula polishes are a bit thinner and need three coats for full opacity.
But, who cares?! It’s Hello Kitty nail polish!

What color is on your nails today?


Wendy

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish from the Star Wars collection in Red Revenge

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great weekend.

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed another nail polish from the Star Wars Cover Girl collection in Mutant, and I’m back with another one!

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish from the Star Wars collection in Red Revenge
This is Red Revenge. It’s a cherry-red shade with incredible shine. The Cover Girl Outlast formula is smooth and easy to apply.

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish from the Star Wars collection in Red Revenge

I only needed two coats for full opacity. The Cover Girl formula dries quickly and I only see a bit of tip wear before my nails grow out so much that I have to remove it. I love this Outlast line! Chipping has always been a frustrating problem for me, but this polish really adheres to my nails. I’ve already cruised the Cover Girl section at Target to look for more Outlast polishes.

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish from the Star Wars collection in Red Revenge

So pretty! Thank you Cover Girl for sending this over for me to try, because I am really impressed with the longevity of the Outlast polishes!

What’s on your nails today?


Wendy

CoverGirl Star Wars nail polish

Is this every geek girl’s dream or what?! CoverGirl has a Star Wars line of cosmetics! CoverGirl very kindly sent over a few items for me to try. 

For today’s Manicure Monday, I’m wearing Mutant in the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant formula.


It’s an electric blue cream shade. This is two coats. Two coats! It’s that opaque that I only needed the two.


I’ve never tried Cover Girl nail polish, and I’m happy to report that this is quality stuff. I sometimes have problems applying cream polishes evenly, but not here-it was smooth and even. And shiny! 


Between the Cover Girl Outlast formula and my trusty Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat, this mani lasted 6 days without tip wear. It might have lasted longer, but my nails grow pretty fast and the gap between the cuticle and polish was bugging me so I removed it last night.

Are you a Star Wars fan? 


Wendy