I think we all now by now that I love a good orange polish, this is no exception and comes from the same range, Summer 2015 California Dreaming as the other Megalast Sky Me Mine I shared a few weeks ago. You can see most of the range here on Nouveau Cheap. And what isn’t there to love with Wet N Wild and their Megalast range – they are very reasonable and of (usually) good quality.
This is a lovely creamsicle orange colour, really perfect for summer and I love this shade. Formula was good, the Megalast brush is a joy to work with. Its easy to use and because it is tapered, makes getting near but not on your cuticle simple. This is two coats over a case of Nailtiques 2, topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat sealing it in.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite creamy orange colour? Let me know in the comments.
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OOohhhhh for those of you that have been around these parts for a long time, then you know that this girl loves some Wet N Wild Megalast polishes. Like in a bad bad way. I first got my hands on the new-er style bottles through swapping, back when getting polish in the mail was OK. But we know it not and we never post it internationally.
So imagine my delight, whilst in the US to come across some of the new Megalast releases! This is from the California Dreaming collection, seen here on Nouveau Cheap. I also grabbed one of the new silver bottle top coats – which we are using below.
Look at that blue! Its so bright. And lovely. And not a dark vibrant blue! I love this, such a wearable summer colour!
One of the best things about the Megalast polishes are the brushes, which are similar to the Dior brush in that they are tapered and allow you to get really close to the cuticle without touching it. They are flat and rounded. Love them. I think you also get them in the newer Sally Hansen CSM range (can anyone confrim??). You can see some brush pics on this blog post by A Girl, Obsessed from 2012.
Anyway, formula was OK, two coats provides opacity. The top coat however BLEW MY SOCKS OFF! I love this. Quick drying, albeit a bit stinky, its my second current fave after my Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat. Its a steal for whatever I paid for it (probably $3 plus tax)
What do you think? Let me know in the comments
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So the hubby and I were fortunate enough to go to the States a couple of weeks back for our wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time and its hard to believe we’ve been back two weeks now. I was lucky enough to get into CVS and Walgreens (in more than one occasion I might add) to pick through the polish collections. Sadly, I didn’t see many that caught my eye, however, my love for Megalasts is well known and I came across the single solitary polish in a stand – this is from the Fall 2014 limited edition matte shades which came with matte lip shades too.
Super easy formula to work with, this is two easy coats over a base of Nailtiques 2. Drying time was fast. Not super fast, but fast enough and it does dry to a rubberised finish. Not quite a matte but then not like the Maybelline Color Show Vinyls either. The Megalast brush is tapered so you can get close to cuticles and have a neat edge – but if you are picking these up yourself, do check the brush before hand. This one was OK and I was worried as it was the last one, the brush would have been wonky, or even absent. No worries on that front – PHEW!
Anyway, its a super dark navy and unlike any shade I have in the stash. i seriously thought there would be a dupe in there, but nope. That makes me a little bit happy. Plus, the cap is rubberised so it has a squishy feel to it. Its a great little touch.
As I say, I only have this one, but you can check out the rest on the fab Nouveau Cheap right here. You may be able to picked these up on eBay if you move quickly as Wet N Wild do not stock the UK or any part of Europe.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Another polish from the number I picked up in the US. This is one of the new Wet N Wild Megarocks range, a set of glitters in a clear base.
I popped this one over two coats of KIKO 328, the greatest concrete gray in my collection. Slightly issues with application, I found as it was drying the glitter would start to slide off my nails. And I hadn’t put huge thick coats on. So that was a bit annoying as I kept dripping glitter onto my carpet….. the glitter Vs clear polish level isn’t great, so maybe a series of thin coats with a few bits of glitter to build it up.
Anyway, once it dried it was fine and I do love the aqua/teal colour. What is your favourite glitter topper? Let me know in the comments
As promised, here are my purchases from my recent trip to the US. We had a wonderful time, lots of things to see and do and I got to visit my first Harmon’s – very exciting! First up, some pics of the ranges I was hoping to see. First up, Revlon Parfumerie. I just love these. Then, more Revlon. With the new Matte effects and Sun Candy ranges. Followed by new Wet N Wild megarocks! And now my purchases…..I’m going to add links to other blogs, in particular Nouveau Cheap, so that you can see the full range. These are all US polishes and for Europe/UK ladies, you either need a trip to the US, a swap buddy or a look on eBay to get your hands on these.
These are the Color Shows I picked up, from the top Beaming Blue, Crushed Crimson and Amethyst Couture from the larger US Brocades range, beneath them Styled Out from the Denim Range and Dotty from the US Polka Dots range. Here we have my first new Covergirl polish in 315 Timless Rubies, Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer in Cinny Sweet (see the Fall 2013 range here), Wet N Wild megarocks in Slap the Bass and Milani Neon in Awesome Orange. No judging… I’m still not done… L’Oreal in Hidden Gems and I Like it Chunky from the Gold Dust collection. More Sally Hansen goodies now, from the top right Fa-La-La-Lavender (Holiday 2013), Satin Glam in Silk Onyx and Sun Sheen (rest of the range here), Insta-Dry in Chop Chop Copper (Fall 2013). Beneath them Twinkle Toes-ty (Holiday 2013) and Xtreme Wear in Rosey Shooter, Sea-ly String, Frazzle Dazzle and Green Rocket from the Fall 2013 range (see more info here) I’m very excited to try out these two from the new Sephora X collection. This is Spark and Bombshell. And then, finally…. more Revlon. Parfumerie in Autumn Spice and Winter Mint, Revlon Elusive, Revlon Sun Candy in Lava Flame and some spider nail art stencils that I think are Halloween 2012 or 2013 (sale item). So there you have it. My addiction laid bare. Anything catch your eye and what you would like to see first?? Hit me up in the comments!
Recently I took the plunge and bought some nail art plates. I purchased a couple of the MoYou London plates which I had been drooling over because the patterns are to die for.
Now I am not the most confident stamper, so be nice… here come the pics
This plate is part of the Back to the 80s range, its No 2 of the range, all of which is pretty much all awesome. This image is little cassettes with skulls and rockets – perfect. The depth of the etching is perfect and makes for super easy stamping. It took me a couple of goes to get into a rhythm but once you do, its much easier than I had originally thought. I know that over time I will be able to perfect my positioning of the stamp.
I used Cult Nails Tempest as the white base (which isn’t good for stamping) and then stamped over with Wet N Wild Mega Shine Black Creme – which is just perfect for stamping let me tell you!
What do you think? Let me know in the comments
I’m not one for nail art, I’m not particularly artistic and I’m worried about doing something that looks awful. But the one thing it appears I can do is DOTS!! Yay, dots are cool. Seriously cool. I had a dotting tool kit that I picked up off eBay for pennies, literally, you can buy something similar here. But you can also use several other things, like hair pins or toothpicks.
Anyway, this is my first “nail art” share, I used one coat of Cult Nails Tempest – this is my favourite go to white polish. Seriously awesome and flawless in one coat. And then used a couple of my dotting tools with my Wet N Wild Black Creme. I then topped with Glisten and Glow HK Girl Top Coat.
I’ll be honest, I’m more thrilled with these than I probably should be. I’m delighted with how they turned out.
What do you think? Are dots your thing?
First week back at work after holidays nearly done and my goodness its cold here in the UK at the moment. I have a few daffodils poking their heads up in the garden and hopefully we will start to get some warmer weather and they will be well on their way to flowering. Plus, first weeks back are exhausting! I know I was only away a week but blimey I need another week to get over the shock of getting back to work!
Anyway, enough of my complaining, I have a polish for you today that I picked up in a sale bin during my trip to the US late last year. And I did nothing with it, kept thinking that it would look awful on. What a mistake. Lets check out some pics!
What you see above is one of the Wet N Wild Fergie edition polishes. This one is Ferguson Crest Syrah. Now it was in the sale bin because it was a bit gunky, lots of polishes in drug stores are not sealed and people just try them on, don’t put the lids on or just generally mess with make up. So it was very gunked up around the neck and a bit thick. However, a bit of a clean up and some Seche Restore in the polish made all the difference.
As the name implies, this polish is a wine based raspberry colour with a bit of a duochrome. And its actually quite stunning on the nail. I used a base coat of Seche Clear and one coat of the Fergie polish was almost perfection. Seriously good. The brush is slightly tapered a bit like the Dior and Wet N Wild Megalast brushes so you can get a tight neat curve near your cuticle. So very good, although for fear of bald spots when applying my top coat of Seche Vite. Two coats was awesome.
I’m really digging this polish, its still a good colour for this season, but then red is always good. What do you think? Worth the couple of dollars I parted for it?
Woohoo! More Megalast for you today. This is another one from the Pick your Poison collection. And its a beauty!
Here are the pictures!
Above is two coats over Essie All in One base and top coated with Seche Vite. It is awesome, in colour and formula. It is a great colour, a mulberry colour with a silver ripple. Lovely. Formula was fantastic for a budget line, really impressed. Drying time was super quick and wear was great. After about 24 hours, beacuse it was still immaculate, I popped a coat of China Glaze Glitter All The Way from their Holiday Joy 2012 collection. Looks like the Super Plum fairy threw up on my nails!
YAY! New Megalasts!! I was so very happy to see these on my recent rip to Florida, I picked up a couple and was sent one from a recent swap. If you have followed me for a while, you will know that Megalast make my all time favourite nail polish, Haze of Love.
This is the Root of All Evil, a deep, dark and shimmery blue polish. I think its part of a limited edition run called Pick Your Poison. And boy is it blue!
What you see above are two coats, the brush on these bottles are now the standard Megalast brush which is similar to the Dior brush. Its a tapered brush allowing painting near the cuticle making a more defined gap. Anyway, if you buy them, make sure you check the bottle for a good brush because sometimes they come out wonky. This one wasn’t (hurrah!) and worked like a charm. I used Essie all-in-one as a base over a thin coat of Nailtiques Formula 2 with Seche Vite as a top coat. Man does this polish last, seriously, a good couple of days before any sign of tip wear. Fab value for the $2 or so they are.
The Pick Your Poison collection has some lovely colours in, you can see more here, but I will be posting swatches of the few I have between now and Christmas.
Which colour is your favourite?