Swatch It: Wet n Wild Megalast Summer 2014 LE Polishes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I know that this is incredibly late and probably at least a couple of months after other blogs' posts on them, but I finally found these after searching forever.  (At Kmart of all places!)

So, I'm going to swatch them, do a first impression, and a mini review for each.

Some of the colors showed up in the picture a bit differently than they appear to the naked eye.  So, I'll note that under each picture below.

The first polish is called A Venice Day:

A Venice Day:  (Pretty much true to color)

In the picture above, I have on 4 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat.  I was going to stop at 3 coats because the polish is quite thick, but it was still streaky.

The brush with this one was also wonky.  It was cut really crooked and had bristles pointing in every which direction.

I took this outside around midday on a sunny day.  I love this color so much, but the formula suffers from the yellow polish curse.

Next up is Love Me Some Muscles:

Love Me Some Muscles (Just slightly darker than it looks to the naked eye)

Please ignore the ring finger.  A piece of fuzz landed on it, and I instinctively pulled it off while it was still drying.  Ugh...

I used 3 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat, and you can still see some of my tips showing through.  The formula was much smoother than A Venice Day

I took this one outside at midday while it was sunny.

Next, there is a fun and bright pink called Beat of a Generation:

Beat of a Generation (Appears a bit darker in the picture)

I used 2 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat.  The polish was a bit thick, but it went on very smooth and wasn't streaky at all.  It's just a super fun bubblegum pink for summer.

I took this outside in the afternoon on a sunny day.

Next, we have a deep blue called Coast to Coast:

Coast to Coast:  (This appears quite a bit lighter in the picture than it does in person.)

Ignore the dog hair.  It's a hazard of being outside and having an adorable dog.  :)

I used 3 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat, but you could probably get away with 2 coats.

This polish has a weird and very strong smell.

It also has a faint shimmer, but it isn't noticeable at all.  It might as well not even be there.

I took this outside in the late afternoon.

Next we have a grape-y plum called Trippin' on the Boardwalk:

Trippin' on the Boardwalk: (Appears more cool toned in the picture than it does to the eye)

I used 3 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat, but you could probably get away with 2.

The formula was very smooth and not nearly as thick as the other polishes.  This is probably the best formula in the collection, especially among the cremes.

I took this in the early evening outside.

Lastly, there is my personal favorite of the whole collection, a green jelly called Contact High:

Contact High:  (This appears much lighter in the photo than in person.)

I did 4 coats over a clear base with a quick dry top coat.

This is a jelly formula that went on very smoothly and nicely.  It isn't thick at all, but it dries very slowly and matte.

I had an awful time trying to get this color to show up properly.  I tried several locations both indoors and outdoors, but it kept showing up too bright.

Then, I read that this polish is actually UV reflective or reactive or something like that.  It really pops, almost glows, in sunlight and is supposed to show up under black light.  How freaking cool is that?

So, I just had to try a Jelly Sandwich with this:

It probably would have looked even better with chunkier glitter, but I still love it.  Eeeee!

I did two coats of Contact High with one coat of glitter sandwiched between.

I think will be even more perfect when Halloween season rolls around.  It reminds me of some type of evil slime or ooze in older cartoons.  Like, I'm going to turn into the Shredder or a Ninja Turtle or something.

My friend called it my Nickelodeon slime mani.  Love, Love, Love!!!

The glitter polish I used is Wet n Wild Megalast Silverati.

It's not one I recommend unless you can get it super cheap or free, because it has a very thick clear base that makes it hard to get the glitter.  It also takes forever to dry.

The wear time for this was great.  I still have it on now and it's been 5 days, and I only have 1 small chip.

I will say that it takes forever to dry though.  You also have to be super careful for a couple of hours after you do your nails, because it is very prone to dents.  Once it hardens enough, though, it wears wonderfully.

Notes About the Whole Collection:

The brushes seem crazy wide and cut very poorly on a lot of the polishes.  If you have small nails, I don't recommend these.  I have medium to smallish sized nails and the brushes were almost too large.

The formulas on most of them are crazy thick, take forever to dry, and are prone to denting more than an hour later.

That being said, I think that the most of the colors are great despite the brushes and formula being less than stellar.  I'm especially in love with A Venice Day and Contact High.

At $1.99 a piece, I think that they are okay.  I used a bunch of $1 off coupons that I had, as well as, reward points at Kmart to buy them.  So, I am quite happy with them.

I'm curious to try out the really thick ones for stamping.  I have a feeling that they may do very well.

(This is my first time ever doing swatches or posting about them.  So, any suggestions or comments are more than welcome.)

*** - This is not sponsored.  I bought these myself with my own resources.

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