23 Apr 2009

NOTD: Wet n Wild - ?


This nailpolish by Wet n Wild doesn't have a name labeled so I have no idea what this one is called, but if I were to christen it, I'd have to go with either Pepto or Barbie Girl. This morning I had that annoying song by Aqua running through my head, remember that one? "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world...life in plastic, it's fantastic!" Ugh, yeah - the 90s boasted some particularly horrible pop music.

So I guess I can credit Aqua for my choice of nailcolor today, this Pepto Bismol Barbie pink. This is the only nailpolish I own by Wet n Wild because somehow the application is super streaky with this. It looks ok in the picture but close up I can see streaking. Not a fan of the quality of these polishes - although maybe it's just this one? Let me know if you've had better luck than me with Wet n Wild nailpolish. I also filed my nails today so they are all the same shape and length again - looks so much nicer now, don't you think?

I'm proud to say I can do a pretty darn close to perfect application by now with no smearing on the cuticles at all. That is one of my pet peeves, seeing up-close nailpolish pictures and the polish is all messy and all over the cuticles and on the sides. Seriously, I'd rather see plain nails than nails with huge messes, it ain't pretty. I've learned the best way to have a neat application is to leave a gap on all sides between the cuticle and the nailpolish - a buffer zone, so to speak. If you're not good with application, then please use a nailpolish remover pen to clean up the messes!

If you want to get better at applying polish on yourself, I highly recommend you read this helpful notepad on makeupalley, especially the section "Application Tips" and learn to master the 3-stroke method. This is exactly how I polish my nails now and I always leave a gap. It just looks neater and cleaner, rather than having the polish extend all the way to your cuticles.

Happy lacquering!

16 comments:

  1. Not a pet peeve of mine as such (dark bras under white blouses will have to be my no.1 hehe) but this application totally makes sense: what I don't like is the nail polish 'staining' the cuticles and still remaining there even after you have removed your nail polish. Thanx for the link to make up alley link, I don't know why I have not joined yet.

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  2. I love that. I'm unreasonably jealous of your cuticles. Mine seem to grow back overnight, and it drives me crazy. A manicure lasts me a day, before they start sprouting again. Must be the desert climate. Nonetheless, I'm taking a look at the notebook - gotta master the 3-stroke method!

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  3. Your nails are beautiful, they look perfect! I'm still working on trying to perfect my filing skills :-)

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous!!!! your nails are amazing!

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  5. Your nails are beautiful and that shade is so pretty!

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  6. I COMPLETELY agree with you on the gap - buffer zone. You always have gorgeous nails!

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  7. I bought Wet'n'wild Rock Solid nail laquer (in Pink Sapphire) a couple of weeks ago. The first coat was horrible ("runny'n'thin")! I was so disappointed at that moment as I really liked the shade. The second coat improved the whole situation a bit, but the 3rd one surprised me as it turned out very pretty after all! This is my new favourite shade. Not bad for 3 EUR.:)

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  8. Wet n Wild is a pretty cheap brand here in the US.

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  9. Hiya Julia,
    I have a Wet'n'Wild polish in a very dark pink colour and I find it rather streaky also.
    I think it might be something to do with the formula they use, they add vitamins or something. I've never seen another polish that does this so I've always put it down to that.
    Anyway, just my two cents. :)
    Kath

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  10. WetNWild polish sucks all around. I fell in love with an eggplant color and decided to try it, but the application is streaky and uneven, and it takes at least four coats to get them looking like they are remotely even the same color.
    It chips within hours, and after having the bottle for a month it's starting to get gooey and unusable. Not a fan of the cheap quality.

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  11. wow such a nice color! omgosh you're gonna hate me, I am sooo guilty of the cuticle polish! I swear I am the worst at that! and I post pics on my blog. bleehhh. lol!

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  12. such a cute color!!! and haha that barbie song! I was so addicted to it before >_< lol But I liked aqua's other songs too <3

    Ohh I didn't know about these tips! great! thank you <3

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  13. I love this shade you wearing here. your nails has a pretty shape

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  14. Anonymous6:00 am

    I want to see how you paint your nails in a video. You have beautiful nails.

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  15. Love the color!! Nice nail tip from Makeupalley. I am a mess when applying color sometimes, lol. Thanks :)

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  16. josefina starling12:31 am

    Your nails are amazing..how u can keep it so long and strong...tips plz

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