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Wet ‘n Wild Nail Megalast Polish Swatch – Wet ‘n Wild On a Trip Swatch

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 On a Trip, a blue-leaning lilac purple creme.


Like I said in my review of I Need a Refresh-Mint, I really like the brushes included with these polishes. They are wide, but I find they work well for painting near the cuticle.


The formula is well-pigmented and only requires two coats to reach opacity. It’s also amazing what my camera picks up – I had used my thumb nail for clean up, and fingers looked clean to my naked eye. I used my Essie Good to Go topcoat, which sets and dries polish very quickly, and it didn’t take long to dry this polish.

Do you own any of these polishes? Which are your favorite wet ‘n wild polishes?

Confetti Nail Polish Swatches – Confetti Purple Pizzazz Swatch

I thought that super shimmers and near frosts and I didn’t get along, but I saw Confetti‘s Purple Pizzazz, which has restored my hope! It’s a pinkish lavender near foil and super shimmery polish. 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.


This makes the color look a little darker than it actually is, but it does show the swirly shimmer very well!


Just looking at this photo, I want to go paint my nails this color. It’s so pretty and shimmery! Have you ever given a finish or color a second chance and have it work out?

Confetti Nail Polish Swatches – Confetti Belle of the Ball Swatch

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 recently picked up Belle of the Ball, a beautiful lilac creme.


Because this is a purple, I tried my best to capture the accuracy with my lightbox and camera. I would say the second shot of the above bottles is more accurate.


Also, this is a creme finish, so the polish is a little unforgiving. Forgive the blemishes, please. Do you have any helpful tips in applying creme nail polishes? Is patience and an even hand the best approach?

Spoiled Nail Polish Swatch – Spoiled Watch Your Language Swatch

I recently picked up Spoiled‘s Watch Your Language, which I would describe as a bright violet base with lots of silver shimmer. Spoiled is a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy. The polishes retail for $1.99.


Because I’m reviewing a purple nail polish, the color may actually be a little more violet in real life than it appears on screen, although I do think these are pretty accurate. Something about violet hues and blue hues and colors and cameras and screens.


I hated this formula. I experienced some pooling with it. Plus, the brush was bad. Also, I think it’s pretty similar to Wet ‘n Wild’s Buffy the Violet Slayer (ugh, these names), though I don’t think it packs quite the purple punch that Buffy has. I do think, though, that unless you’re an avid purple lover, you could choose one or the other.

Spoiled Nail Polish Swatch – Spoiled Checkin’ into Rehab Swatch

I really do love purple, but there’s just something about purple nail polishes from the Spoiled line that seem to be misses for me. Spoiled is a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy. The polishes retail for $1.99.

Here we have Spoiled‘s Checkin’ into Rehab, a bright violet jelly with coppery microglitter. The glitter was very hard to capture because the violet is so dark and saturated, but if you enlarge the images below, you’ll be able to see the glitter better.


This formula is another miss for me. Even though I applied two even-handed coats, I had a hard time creating an even finish on the nail. Also, the formula almost dried too quickly, as  you can see from the nail polish ridging near my cuticles. And it’s just so sloppy looking! I almost didn’t want to post the swatches!


Sad to say it, but I will be returning this polish to CVS. I just don’t see myself ever using it. I will say, though, that the photos taken are pretty color accurate, though the polish may be slightly more purple in person. Do you have a hard time capturing purples?

Spoiled Nail Polish Swatch – Spoiled Are Mermaids Real? Swatch

Are Mermaids Real? is a dusty violet purple with gold flecks of microglitter, sort of like the purple compliment to  Shrimp on the Barbie. So basically, I purchased Spoiled’s Are Mermaids Real? because I love Shrimp on the Barbie and because the name mentions mermaids. Spoiled is a line of 3 free nail polishes made by Wet ‘n Wild exclusively for CVS Pharmacy. The polishes retail for $1.99.

The purple in the bottle doesn’t quite translate onto the nail. While in the bottle, it looks like a vibrant violent. On the nail, it’s slightly more subdued and perhaps a little greyish. As always, I used two coats.


It’s also worth mentioning that this was the first bad Spoiled brush I received – it’s got a few scragglers and the brush isn’t quite as rounded as the better brushes. That means that I’m probably going to exchange this bottle for another with a better brush. What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to buying nail polishes? Streaky neons? Unexpected finishes? Disappointing colors?