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I received both of these in the swap I did with Leslie and I was very happy to see them as I had been hearing rave reviews about the Megalast polishes. I of course quickly got to work putting these to use just hours after opening them. Since I couldnt decide which one to use I went ahead and used both and did a Leigh Ann Says inspired manicure. Love her by the way and you can find her on her You Tube channel, which I will provide a link to down below if youre interested. Leigh Ann likes to do two accent fingers instead of one by the way. For the record, I have no idea where this concept originally came from, she was just the first person I saw who did it. Anyhow, I liked this idea and thought this would be a great opportunity to give it a try as I thought Through the Grapevine and Wet Cement would compliment one another rather nicely.
I prepped my nails with my Essie Sensitivity Base Coat and finished them with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat after applying my polish as usual. First I painted my pinkie, index finger and thumbs in Wet Cement and my middle and ring fingers in Through the Grapevine. Although I thought this would be a good combination, I was surprised by just how good it turned out. Both colors have a bit of a purple tone to them so they worked nicely together.
I have to be honest, I only wore this for about three days so I cant attest to the longevity of the Wet n Wild Megalast polish personally. My sincere apologies for that by the way. However, I have read numerous excellent reviews on them that made mention specifically of their durability, which that all important top coat always helps with. I can say that the color pigmentation is great. I only did two coats of each color and was able to achieve good coverage and opacity with no streaking. Another thing worth mentioning is the super wide brush. I am admittedly in love with the wide brush in Essie polishes so I was happy to see a wide brush on these as well. Sadly though, I think these might just be a little too wide. For instance, it was a bit tricky on my pinkie nails, but I was able to make it work. I also feel I should mention the fact that the part of the brush that connects the bristles to the bottle top is awkwardly shaped and a bit annoying to put back into the narrow bottle opening. I know this seems a petty complaint but its just one little fault I found with these, nothing thats insurmountable by any means though. Both colors were easy to remove, Wet Cement more so because Through the Grapevine has that lovely berry pigment in it. Even with removal I sometimes experience a little bit of staining on the skin around my finger nails, especially with darker and red pigmented polishes, and I had no problem with that where these were concerned.
I know I had a few little gripes, but when all is said and done, I would totally scoop up more of these in a heartbeat and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great affordable drugstore polish. I just wish I had easier access to Wet n Wild products and that there was a wider color range available in the Megalast polish. Hopefully Wet n Wild will take a hint and add more in the future since they are such a hit.
Wet n Wild Megalast nail polish retails for $1.99 USD and is available at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Meijer, Walmart & Target stores across the United States. I was also able to find mini 8ml bottles on http://Amazon.com for $0.55 as well.
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If you`re interested check out Leigh Ann`s You Tube Channel Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/leighannsays