Friday, October 31, 2014

Spotted: Wet n Wild Holiday 2014 Makeup & Nail Polish Gift Sets

UPDATED 9:00PM EST 10/31/14 - additional gift sets added below.

Lots of different Wet n Wild gift sets are starting to pop up at various retailers right now, so here's a round-up, courtesy of several lovely readers!

Reader Sara spotted some polish gift sets at her CVS recently and shared some pics:

image credit: Sara for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Holiday 2014 Mini Nail Color Gift Set
(retail: $4.99 at CVS)

I like that you get a mixture of different formulas in this year's mini set: Wild Shine, Fastdry and Megalast (no new shades here--these are all repromotes from the permanent line).

Keep reading for lots of additional Wet n Wild gift set sightings...

image credit: Sara for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Color Icon Holiday 2014 Nail Cube
(retail: $3.99 at CVS)

Now this one's interesting! You get four polishes (0.34 oz each) in each cube, and I believe these polishes are repromotes from the Holiday 2011 Limited Edition Ice Baby Collection (if you click that link, you can see the original display, plus there's a link to swatches of the entire collection). If you missed out on the Ice Baby collection, you have another chance at it!

Reader Joey also spotted these cubes at her CVS and shared this pic:

image credit: Joey for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Color Icon Holiday Nail Cube
(retail: $3.99 at CVS)

Reader @polish.mynails on Instagram spotted these sets at her CVS this week and shared this pic:

image credit: @polish.mynails for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Holiday 2014 Nail Sets
(retail: $9.99 at CVS)

These are very much like the annual summertime Nail Pails in that you get two toe dividers, a nail file plus six full-size Megalast nail colors (all repromotes from the permanent line) in each set. 

Over at Dollar General, reader Tabitha spotted this gift set:

image credit: Tabitha for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Everyday Eye Collection Set
(retail: $5 at Dollar General)

This is a nice value considering that the Comfort Zone 8-pan alone retails for $4.99.

Reader Sky also spotted a holiday set at her Dollar General and shared some pics:

image credit: Sky for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Megalast Gift Set
(retail: $2 at Dollar General)

Again, a nice value since just one Megalast nail polish retails for $1.99. But here's something interesting that Sky shared about this particular set:

image credit: Sky for Nouveau Cheap
Hot Candy vs. Hot Candy

Sky noticed that the shade Hot Candy that comes in this 2-pack is much different than the Hot Candy you may know and love:

image credit: Sky for Nouveau Cheap

I know that Wet n Wild has changed the color of some of their nail polishes in the past, but I wasn't aware of a change in the shade Hot Candy. Did any of you already know about this?

UPDATE: Reader Marie (@thebeautytheboss on Instagram) shared some gift sets that she spotted recently at her Dollar General:

image credit: Marie for Nouveau Cheap
Wild Shine Gift Set
(retail: $5 at Dollar General)

What's great about this set is that you get 10 full-size Wild Shine polishes for $5, which is half the retail price if purchased separately. Also, if you read my big Wet n Wild announcement post last week, then you know that the Wild Shines are getting a makeover and some of these shades are being discontinued. This could be a nice way to stock up on old favorites before they're gone. 

image credit: Marie for Nouveau Cheap
Wet n Wild Mascara Gift Set
(retail: $5 at Dollar General)

Marie also spotted this mini mascara set at her Dollar General. This is NOT the same mini mascara set that is currently in the Fergie Holiday 2014 Collection at Walgreens but you get the exact same mascaras that were in the Fergie Holiday 2013 Mini Mascara Set (same price, too).

And finally, I personally spotted some WnW holiday gift sets at my Rite Aid the other day:

Wet n Wild Deluxe Eye Collection Gift Set
(retail: $4.99 at Rite Aid)

In this set you get the Naked Truth 5-pan (from the permanent line) plus a black liner and mascara for $4.99. 

Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Gift Set
(retail: $4.99 at Rite Aid)

In this set you get four MegaSlicks glosses (all shades from the permanent line). 

Have you seen any of these gift sets (or any others not featured here) in your area yet? Thoughts on this year's WnW holiday gift set offerings? I was hoping that Rite Aid might bring back the 6-pan gift sets that they offered last year, but I haven't seen any yet (although I did manage to snag one at Big Lots earlier this month!).

Thanks so very much, Sara, Joey, @polish.mynails, Tabitha, Sky and Marie, for the great sightings and pics. I really appreciate it!


  1. I found the majority of these at Dollar General the other night. I want these mascara set because it looks so cute but haven't had time to check reviews on them. My Dollar General didn't have the purple chevron box set.

  2. The dollar general nail polish set with the present WnW wild shines... that's the one for me. I'm sure I have most of them, but I want it nonetheless. No dollar general here. But I have 15 rite aid, CVS and Walgreen stores surrounding me, so I should be OK.

    I want the puppies too. Gotta get dressed and go hunting. Thanks!

  3. For Dollar General there's also a $1 off Wet n Wild coupon right now!

  4. I meant I want the lippies. I wouldnt mind having a bunch of puppies either.

    After watching a YouTube video on the wet n wild wild shine gift set I don't feel so bad about not having dollar generals. The polishes seem like seconds or batches gone wrong. The bottles don't you have names except for one of them, and the 2 dark ones are dupes for each other. Thanks for nothing, WnW, I won't be buying your garbage vats of polish this holiday season.

  5. I saw several of these gift sets today at Walgreens, and I have to say, I was very impressed with Wet n Wild's holiday offerings this year. They have some great sets, and the prices can't be beat. I like the fact that it isn't just a polish set, or a eyeshadow palette, there are a great variety of sets and products and they look like lots of fun!

  6. My Dollar General here in upstate SC had some of the newer Wet n Wild line that was suppose to launch next year. I picked up a few nail polishes and the taupe eye liner. They had tons of nail polishes. Not sure if the lipsticks were new but I know the eyeliner and nail polishes are. Ill post pics on my instagram @kellsshark


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