Orly’s Gumdrop is a green-leaning minty blue creme polish, very similar to Wet ‘n Wild’s I Need a Refresh-Mint. I’ve posted a swatch comparing the two, which can be found here!
The formula on Gumdrop is thin and pretty easy to apply. I used two coats for these photos and there was no VNL.
If you are searching for a perfect Tiffany blue, this is just about perfect, though the very slight green lean might make I Need a Refresh-Mint a better option. Do you own this color? Are you a minty green/minty blue fan? What are some of your favorite manicures using these colors?
In light of the CVS sale (Buy 1, Get 1 50% off) on Wet ‘n Wild cosmetics this week, I thought it would be a good idea to swatch my two favorite Megalast polishes, one of which is I Need a Refresh-Mint, a Tiffany, minty blue with a creme finish.
I know a lot of people dislike the new wet ‘n wild pro brush, but I quite like them. It’s easy to paint the nail in 2 or so strokes. I also love the formula of these polishes. They’re very pigmented, and I Need a Refresh-Mint is no exception. The formula was smooth and opaque in two coats (as shown here.)
I also hate to admit it, but after using this polish, I returned Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos – the formula is just too thin and unforgiving. For $2, I Need a Refresh-Mint is a better value, in my opinion. Additionally, this color is very similar to Orly’s Gumdrop (be on the lookout for a dupe swatch post soon!), but Gumdrop leans more green whereas I Need a Refresh-Mint leans blue.
What are your favorite Wet ‘n Wild polishes that you suggest folks pick up while they’re on sale?
In an attempt to try more teals and blues, I grabbed this polish while shopping for some essentials at CVS. Confetti‘s Too Teal to Handle is a blue-leaning teal with a subtle, gorgeous gold shimmer. Confetti is a 3 free nail polish that retails for $1.99 and sold exclusively by CVS. According to the Confetti website, the line includes 48 colors.
I didn’t noticed the shimmer until I applied the polish to the nail. Unfortunately, it’s so subtle that it was nearly impossible to capture in the photographs. The formula was super easy to work with, and it reached opacity in 2 coats.
Click to enlarge the photos in order to see the subtle gold shimmer.
The delicate gold shimmer in this polish enhances the beauty, making it gorgeous and perfect for summer. What are your favorite summer colors? Any NOTS (nails of the summer) to share?
Confetti‘s Bayou Blue is a bright blue turquoise polish with a creme finish. Confetti is a 3 free nail polish that retails for $1.99 and sold exclusively by CVS. According to the Confetti website, the line includes 48 colors.
I really like this color, even though it’s blue. The formula is a little thin, but it wasn’t hard to learn to work with it.
This color is gorgeous! It’s so bright, but be sure to wear it with a base coat because it will stain your nails! Also, as soon as I saw this color, it immediately reminded me of China Glaze’s Flyin’ High, so I’ll be sure to post a swatch of that ASAP!
Oh, I think blue polishes and I are just a poor fit for each other. It’s not you, blues, it’s me and my pale skin tone. I picked up Spoiled‘s Plenty of Fish in the Sea, a very shimmery blue teal. Spoiled is a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy. The polishes retail for $1.99.
Left to right: Spoiled’s Good Karma, Spoiled’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Spoiled’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea (front), Spoiled’s Good Karma (back)
From these photos, you can see that Good Karma has much more green than Plenty of Fish in the Sea.
From these pictures you can see how much shimmer the light picks up and reflects back. The color is really very packed with shimmer, and it’s really almost a frosted finish. Ultimately, I don’t think I’ll be keeping this color because while it’s very pretty, I just don’t think it works for my skin tone. Are there any colors you love in the bottle but just don’t work with your skin tone?
Good Karma, a shimmery blue-showing but green leaning teal, is made my Spoiled, a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy that retail for $1.99.
I initially picked up Good Karma, because I wanted to try a manicure that looked like the Australian fire opals I remember my grandmother having. My first mistake was selecting a shimmer because that detracted from the flake effect provided by Zoya’s Opal. Instead, I’ll show you my swatches of Good Karma. As always, I used two coats.
I’m not sure what it is about this color, but I’m just not wild about it with my skin tone. It’s very pretty on its own, but unfortunately, I just don’t foresee using it often. It also bubbled like crazy when it dried, but that’s probably because I got a little impatient while waiting for it to dry.
It seems as though as soon as I paint my nails, I get hungry, start itching, or my hair falls in my face. Does this happen to you when you paint your nails? Do you immediately remember or think of all the things you can’t do until your nails dry?