Monday, November 7, 2011

Wet N Wild - Ice Baby Collection - swatches and review

Hello loves! More glitter swatches for you today.
I swatched a lot of glitter yesterday. Even more to come tomorrow.

Today I'm going to be showing you one half of the Ice Baby collection from Wet N Wild.
These polishes are a Walgreens exclusive meaning you can only get them in the US but thankfully, my friend Sarah from Chalkboard Nails picked up the ones I wanted for me.

Four of the polishes in this collection are dupes for the Nails Inc Special Effects 3D Glitters.
Back Alley Deals = Bloomsbury Square
Cost Is No Issue = Fitzroy Square
Believe Me It's Real = Connaught Square
Diamond in the Rough = Sloane Square

I already own two of the Nails Inc ones so I didn't get the dupes for those, but I did get the dupes I didn't have as well as two unique ones I liked.
(Bloomsbury Square is probably my favorite glitter ever so I totally recommend picking up Back Alley Deals if you don't have it.)

Now I'll show you the swatches!
Each of these take 3 coats for opacity and the formula is thin and very easy to work with.

24 Carats. This is a mixture of all shapes and sizes of gold and bronze glitter, including some bar glitter.
The bar glitter was a bit difficult to tame though:

It likes to hang off the edges of the nail.
Bar glitter in strange but I like it when it is blended in with more glitter.

It's All In The Cut. This was the one I was most excited for because you know I love purple! This is a mixture of lavender glitter with some medium pink and holographic glitter mixed in.
I really like this combo and it would be super cute layered over a lavender creme.

Believe Me It's Real. This is the dupe for Connaught Square. This is a mixture of bright blue glitter and some larger purple glitter. I'm a big fan of this one as well.

Diamond In The Rough. This is the dupe for Sloane Square. This one actually ended up being my favorite! It's a charcoal glitter with lots of larger holo glitter peeking out.
This is what I wanted Orly's Rock Solid to be but I hated that polish. It doesn't work like this one does.
This is sparkly and lovely instead of lumpy and gross like Rock Solid. 
I believe this one is also a dupe for the new China Glaze Eye Candy glitter called Some Like it Haute.

There you have it! One half of the Ice Baby collection. If you have a Walgreens in your area, run there now if you haven't already!


  1. I love glitter polishes but even with different methods to take them off, I still find it a pain in the a$$ to remove them. What do you use: pure acetone, foil wraps...?? Thx in advance.

  2. Nice! 24 Carats kinda looks like Milani's Gold Blitz :D

  3. Beautiful glitters, I love the light purple one!

  4. gorgeous effect!!!

  5. i adore these thanks for swatching them love!

  6. These are going to be so much fun to wear!

  7. Diamond In The Rough is perfect :)))

  8. I'd love to get my nails on the blue. :D

  9. I am SOOO glad I have this collection! I just love it!

  10. WetnWild collections can be hard to find in general, and these are Walgreens exclusives that only some Walgreens are carrying. I suggest using this map from Nouveau Cheap's website to try to track the collection down:

  11. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith.

    Wisata Celebes
    Celebes Tourism
    Celebes Travel