Before we headed out, I stopped at Walgreen's to take advantage of the 99 cent Wet n' Wild sale. I also found an Essie for $4 on clearance (I love that the Walgreen's here put Essie on clearance frequently!), it was on my Wishlist too!
On a Trip, Through the Grapevine, 2% Milk, and School of Hard Rocks
Swatches after the jump!
I saw one of my Instagram girls post a swatch of this pretty purple and I couldn't pass it up! Actually, that's why I went for the sale. On a Trip is a light purple with some blue in it, I don't own China Glaze Secret Periwinkle but - it reminds me of that polish. This was a quick, perfect, 2 coats. The formula was great and the polish was kind of like a hybrid between a jelly and creme polish. So here is, On a Trip:
Wet N Wild On a Trip
BUTTTT the one drawback that gets me EVERY TIME I want to purchase these polishes is their ManiCurve brushes. I HATE THESE BRUSHES SO MUCH. They're too thick, and too wide. I hate how it holds so much polish at the base of the brush and nearly none at the tip. *sigh* But I will buy them when they're on sale, I just won't pay the $1.99... don't laugh at me I'm cheap haha
As soon as I swatched On a Trip, Bad Kitty by Elixir Lacquers popped in my head! I've been DYING to swatch Bad Kitty for about 2-3 weeks now but I didn't own a polish that was perfect to swatch over... until now! MWAHAHA
L: Wet N Wild On a Trip R: Elixir Lacquers LE Bad Kitty
And here is Bad Kitty layered:
Elixir Lacquers Bad Kitty over Wet N Wild On a Trip
Next is another purple Wet N Wild polish called Through the Grapevine:
Wet N Wild Through the Grapevine
Next is 2% Milk:
Wet N Wild 2% Milk
Probably the most boring swatch you'll ever see me post, huh? Ok let me explain WHY I'm posting this swatch. As boring as it is, I've never found a sheer nude polish that I can use for french manicures that doesn't take 20 coats and 10 hours to dry. I read something, somewhere about 2% Milk and decided to give it a go. Uhhhh glad I freaking did! I was so shocked by how great this polish was. Even as sheer as it was the formula was amazing - which I frequently find an issue in sheer nude polishes. I could of gone with 1 coat, but like most sheerer polishes there was a bit of balding so I added a 2nd for good measure. PERFECTION! THE HUNT IS OVER PEOPLE! I NEED NOT SEARCH ANY MORE! I die.
Here's my $4 Essie, School of Hard Rocks:
Essie School of Hard Rocks
I hope you guys enjoyed my little mess of swatches from Walgreen's! Any Essie's anyone owns that aren't blue or green with a formula that won't let me down? Let me know ;]