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Orly Gumdrop vs. Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint

I recently purchased Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint from the Mega Last line. Immediately, it reminded me of Orly’s Gumdrop, so I thought to do a comparison photo of the two.


First, I Need a Refresh-Mint leans blue, whereas Gumdrop leans green. They’re very close in color, but they aren’t quite dupes.





I would imagine that of the two, Gumdrop is closer to Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos, but I couldn’t say for certain. The formula on Turquoise & Caicos was so thin and disappointed that I returned it before seeing how it compared to these two shades. I would like to compare them to China Glaze’s For Audrey and Picture Polish’s Tiffany.

What’s your favorite Tiffany-like blue? Have you found that perfect shade yet?

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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?

Wet ‘n Wild Nail Megalast Polish Swatch – Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint 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 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?