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.


  1. Thanks for the heads up Mary!

    Very pretty!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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 :/