Friday, November 6, 2009

Wet n Wild Festive Flirt Holiday 2009

Above & Below: Holly is a darker red shimmer with red and gold glitter. Shown with 3 coats.
Below: I topped Holly off with a coat of Gilded, which is a light gold glitter with both small, traditional glitter and hexagonal glitter.

Below: Gilded is shown on it's own in 3 coats and also layered in 2 coats over OPI Midnight in Moscow. I actually like Gilded on it's own, as it gives enough coverage to look substantial.

Below: Gumdrop, a coppery-gold shade with small glitter, is shown using 3 coats and also layered in 2 coats over China Glaze's Gussied Up Green. I don't care for Gumdrop too much on it's own.

Below: 2 coats of Frostbite, a foil finish glitter with great coverage in 2 coats.

I picked these up back in September at Meijer and thought I'd check them out now that's it's a little closer to Christmas! They recently appeared at Rite Aid also. This is a 6 piece collection of shades in red (3), gold (2) and silver (1) and can be found in a tabletop display for $1.99 each. The shades are shimmers and glitters and the bottles are small, at .029 fl. oz. I picked up 4 of the 6 because I didn't need 2 more red shades that look similar to other polishes I have. The 2 I didn't get are Ho, Ho, Ho (a basic medium red shimmer) and Red Velvet (a slightly darker version of Holly, found in this collection). It's a cute little collection and the colors are festive and holiday-like, but it's nothing terribly exciting. I do like Gumdrop and Gilded for the layering possibilities they offer, but Frostbite is very similar to 2 others I already have (Color Club Smoke & Mirrors and Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go). Holly is very pretty, as it has a little bit of Ruby Pumps going on, but I have a couple of similar colors in OPI's new Holiday Wishes collection.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up Mary!

    Very pretty!

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  2. I skipped all these except Gilded. I love your swatches, though. They are pretty polishes but you are right, I skipped because of dupes. I especially love on you Frostbite and Gilded over Midnight in Moscow. I bet that's pretty in real life with the red shimmer under the glitter! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mary, this post made me smile. We chose the exact same colors from the display. I have been saving mine too since I wasn't feeling the festive Christmas feeling when I purchased the polishes.

    I am excited for Gilded and Gumdrop. I think I will be able to use Gumdrop for a funky french if I go with a dark base color. Your pictures are very helpful as always!

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  4. i was just thinking before i got to the bottom of the post that they resembled ruby pumps and easel come, easel go. i would be interested to see a comparision of CG Ruby Pumps, SH Ruby Stiletto, WnW Holly, and OPI Smitten with Mittens. Doesn't Fingerpaints have a red with silver shimmer also? From pics online they all look so close! I have Ruby Pumps and Ruby Stiletto, and they are pretty close in real life. I don't know about anyone else, but Im redded out!

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  5. I really like Frostbite and Gilded. Love that foily finish. Your nails look so pretty. I am buying so much polish. I just got another package from VNS. I got it really fast. I used the coupon and it didn't take off the topcoat price so I emailed Yen and she credited me right away. She also got me the special black & orange polish when it said not available when I went to order it. I was so thrilled. I have to email her to tell her I got the package and order some more stuff! I'm running out of room. Two 6 drawer containers are now filled. I did have 2 drawers empty.

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  6. I like Holly, it looks like cranberry sauce!

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  7. Jessica~you're welcome! It's a nice collection for the Holidays.

    GildedAngel~thanks, they're festive and fun.

    Judy~Gilded is pretty original, so I'm especially glad to have it. I want to try it over some other colors.

    Diana~we think alike :) I can't wait to see what you do with yours.

    Sexykitten727~those are all very similar, no doubt about it! I'll have to compare all of the similar ones like this that I have. And yes, I've had my fill of reds!

    Lucy~I'm so glad you were able to get the Halloween polish after all. I squashed some of my desire (some, not all!) for new polishes after finishing my re-organizing project. I've discovered so much I'd forgotten about. Plus, there's not too many new things coming out right now, thank goodness!

    Kae~it does look like Cranberry sauce! I like the color but I don't like Cranberry Sauce to eat :/

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