Wet n Wild Limited Edition On the Prowl
Fast Dry Nail Color Collection
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.46 oz)
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.46 oz)
When I first showed you the press release and image (above) for Wet n Wild's 2011 LE Halloween collection, On the Prowl, I had NO IDEA this collection was going to be filled with this much goodness. For a drugstore Halloween nail polish collection, there are lots of unexpected colors and textures here.
This collection contains two "nail art top coats". Please note that those two shades are actually just regular polishes (the words "nail art" always make me think of slim bottles with tiny, narrow brushes, but that's not the case with these--they're just regular polishes in standard bottles). Also, even though there's a white polish in the above photo, there is actually not a white polish in this collection--I received all eight shades and there's no white here.
NOTE: Just like the Dream Weavers map, I have created an interactive map to help you locate On the Prowl in your area. If you spot this collection, please leave a marker on the map and share your info with others!
THIS COLLECTION IS SCHEDULED TO HIT DRUGSTORES MID-AUGUST. AS WITH ALL OTHER WET N WILD COLLECTIONS, I CANNOT TELL YOU EXACTLY WHICH STORES WILL CARRY ON THE PROWL, SO CHECK THE STORES IN YOUR AREA THAT USUALLY CARRY LE WNW COLLECTIONS.
(All swatches photographed without top coat.)
This one required two coats for perfect opacity. Jungle Fever is a cross between army green and golden olive. It's like the Fall/Winter alternative to Ocean Grotto.
Buy Me A Drink
Buy Me A Drink required three coats for good opacity. This is a rich, wine-colored shade with a pretty, hidden shimmer that comes out in certain lights.
Being of "cougar age" myself, I had to giggle at the name of this one! Anyway, Cougar Attack is unlike any other polish I have ever seen at the drugstore. Packed with orangey-copper glitter, what makes this polish so divine is that the base is a charcoal-gray jelly. You can enlarge these pics for a better look.
What I love the most about this one is that it only required TWO coats for what you see here. Tons of sparkle with minimal effort = perfection.
I had to throw in an extra pic of this one because I just LOVE the way this one sparkles in the sun:
I told you this collection was full of unexpected shades! You just don't see a lot of multi-colored glitter polishes in Halloween collections. In these pics, I swatched Correction Tape next to Party of Five Glitters (from the core collection) so you can see the differences (two coats of each polish were used in all pics).
Here are biggest differences that I can see:
- Party of Five Glitters contains small, medium and large hexagonal glitter.
- Correction Tape contains medium-sized hexagonal glitter and medium-sized square glitter.
- Party of Five Glitters contains green glitter.
- Correction Tape does not contain green glitter.
- Party of Five Glitters has a watery base and less-densely-packed glitter.
- Correction Tape contains a less-watery base and more densely-packed glitter.
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors required three coats, BUT OH IS IT WORTH THE EFFORT! This one's got that same charcoal gray jelly base that Cougar Attack has, but instead of copper glitter, it's loaded with large and small hexagonal red glitter.
Here's a better look at the charcoal gray jelly base--it TOTALLY makes this polish:
Tangled In My Web
Here's a fun one that's just screaming to be layered: hexagonal, flat (non-shimmery) black glitter in a clear base. I used two coats on bare nails for these pics.
Ready To Pounce
Ready To Pounce is a deep, vampy purple with hidden shimmer. This one required two coats for perfect opacity. You can really see the hidden shimmer in this pic:
Probably the most "predictable" shade in this Halloween collection, I would classify Ink Well as a true, jet black jelly-creme and it required two coats for good opacity (although you might be able to get away with one thick coat if you were in a hurry).
The interactive map to help you locate On The Prowl in your area is located here.
What do you think of this collection? Do you spot any must-haves here? Honestly, I think everything aside from Ink Well is a must-have, but that's just me. I didn't think Wet n Wild could top Mermaid's Cove, but I think they have really outdone themselves with this one.
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