|Wet-N-Wild's "I Need A Refresh-Mint" purchased at Walgreens and ELF's "Pearl" purchased on eyeslipsface.com|
Let's start this blog off right!This is the nail lacquer I had on about a month ago.
In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Wet-n-Wild's "I Need A Refresh-Mint" and one additional coat of ELF's "Pearl" on my ring finger. The base coat and top coat I am currently using is Essie's "Grow Stronger" and Seche Vite's "Dry Fast Top Coat."
"I Need A Refresh-Mint" is part of Wet-n-Wild's Mega Last Nail Color Spring 2012 collection. Honestly, I hadn't planned on purchasing this color or any other color from this collection. I was skeptical of the durability of Wet-n-Wild polishes but when I saw that they were on sale at my local Walgreens (buy two, get one free compared to the regular price of $1.99 each) I decided to give them a try. After trying the three polishes I picked up, I'm definitely going to try a few more colors with or without a sale (at $1.99 a pop, why wouldn't I?). The polish color in the bottle is true to color on the nails. I did two coats of this polish because that's my norm but you can definitely get away with just one coat. By no means was it a quick drying polish but I just watched tv while the polish dried.
At first, I wasn't going to have an accent nail but curiosity got the better of me this time. Since I knew that ELF's "Pearl" was slightly translucent with a satin-y sheen, I wanted to see how the colors would look layered over one another.
All in all, I liked this polish combo a lot. The polish lasted me about a week with daily wear and tear before it started chipping (not sure if this is due to my topcoat or not). It was a little bright for me to wear to work but I managed. Since the majority of my nail varnish collection consists of pinks and reds, "I Need A Refresh-Mint" was a nice change of pace.