Wet N Wild Magnetic Nail Polish Swatch and Review
I recently caught word of Wet N’ Wild’s release of their very own, limited edition, magnetic nail polish line and just a few days ago I stumbled upon the brand new display at a CVS…
See Swatches and More After the Jump!!
I picked up three to show you:
“A Force To Be Reckoned With”: A frosty pink lilac
“I Won’t Repel You”: A copper brown
“Bad For Credit Cards”: A dirty platinum gold, the most sparkly of the bunch
The magnets are built into the cap, described as “BONUS magnet on cap!” …as opposed to the necessary magnet required to make this polish work.
The magnet is 1″ long and sits diagonally in the cap, in it’s own little ditch. This provides a nice cavern for your nail to rest, using the cap to rest on your nail and perhaps on the table if you rest your finger at an angle. It definitely isn’t as easy as the Nails Inc magnetic polish magnet which offers a cuticle rest and I found myself pretty constantly bumping the magnet onto the wet polish. I also make sure I have must nails tools handy.
There is no clear indication where to place your nail, other than the indention of the magnet in an oval, nail-like shape.
Where the magnet lines lie:
I was all ready to make some comments on why Wet N Wild hates magnet polishes, until I realized that having the word attractive in quotations is actually a play on it’s magnetism.. touche, WnW!
On to the swatches!
“Bad For Credit Cards”
At extreme angles, the lines show up dramatically:
Out of the three colors, this one would place second in how strongly the pattern shows up. It is the most “sparkly” and such a gorgeous color just in it’s self:
“I Won’t Repel You”
This color produces the most intense lines of the three. (Do you see my pinkie? It’s *that* contrasted in person, even more-so.)
(Doesn’t this remind you of the fancy special edition flavor Hersey Kiss wrappers??)
I adore this one and find it to be the one most worth the money. My favorite color would be the dirty gold, but you can’t beat the intense contrast “IWRY” offers.
“A Force To Be Reckoned With”
In contrast to many other magnetic polishes, I don’t see much blackened color in the patterns. They appear to be darker and lighter shades of one other (aside from the above; “IWRY”).
“A Force to be Reckoned With” offers the least amount of contrast, and despite it looking pretty good in these pictures, I would recommend it last of the three. (Yet again, funnily enough, another I initially thought I would like the most from judging it in-bottle.)
I wanted to test the quality of the polish using a Nails Inc magnet cap (the fishnet cap seen HERE)
In fact, there is so much Iron in the Copper, you can see where the main two points (on my index finger) have turned that blackish color I was mentioning earlier. So much iron was pulled, it not only packed intensely but actually raised up!
(Something that could be both felt and seen from the side)
I have to note how much I loathe the cheap material used in the labels and bottles.
Just from the one time use and photographing, my labels have actually worn off. (See the above bottle photos)
Upon accidentally bumping the magnet against the wet polish, you have to clean it right? Non-acetone nail polish remover eats away at the cap even in the smallest amounts.
What appears to be scratches in this picture, are actually from a dry-damp towel that was briskly and gently wiped over it. You can see how the dye and plastic is transferring to the terry cloth and, yes, these are now permanent scratches.
What do you guys think? I personally regret the lilac but love the other two!
Wet N Wild Magnetic Nail Color is available at CVS, Rite Aid and other various drugstores.
They retail for $4.99/polish. Bottles are .33 fl oz/10 ml. (China Glaze Magnetix is .50 fl oz/14 ml. Nails Inc Magnetic Polish is .33 fl oz/10 ml.)
So far, this is the only magnetic pattern that is being offered.