Monday, June 28, 2010

Wet 'n Wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in Black Creme, $2

Sometimes in the middle of summer I suddenly feel this need to wear black. I don't know what it is--I know it's hot as hell out but my mind's like, "Dye your hair black! Wear black clothes! Boots would be so hot with this outfit!" I'm ignoring the boots thing for now (watch me bust them out the first 60 degree day) but I decided to go along with the goth vibe with some black nail polish. I was in CVS so I grabbed some Wet 'n Wild Wild Shine nail polish in Black Creme--just your normal, everyday black nail polish.

I'm not that good at painting my nails but I'm getting better. I put on a base coat (OPI 3-in-1, not yet reviewed), did 2 kinda-thin layers of color, let each one dry in between, and used a topcoat. They turned out alright--the edges were still a bit messy but overall I was proud of it. I took some artsy photos, including this one:

Sexaaay. Love those rings! Anyway, before I could get some clearer pics, it started chipping. Here are my nails two or three days later:

Gross. Now, I'll admit I'm not the most careful with my nails, but this polish just couldn't keep up. Oh well. Maybe I'll keep it for my toes (which chip much less) or as a base for more exciting topcoats.

Final verdict
$2 or less at most drugstores.
Texture: The color is good--only 2 coats are needed, and that's only if you want it super black. It's a bit liquidy, which made it difficult for me to get a clean edge.
Durability: Eh. It lasted a good day or so, but then started chipping.
Repeat offender?: Probably not. I'll use it because I don't want to waste it, but I think I'll stick with higher quality nail polishes for my inner goth needs. I might use this as a base--maybe glitter will extend its staying power.



  1. Ive heard this is a great 1 coat base coat for glitters and other "enhanced top coats"...thanks for he post!

  2. Hi Jackie, thanks for the comment! Yeah, I think next time I'll load some glitter on top and see how that works out :)