Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wet n' Wild Megalast Salon Nail Color

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Wet n' Wild Megalast Salon Nail Color in Wet Cement

I love painted nails.  I think everyone’s hands look infinitely better with a good manicure and a nice fresh paint job.  Now, for the bad part.  I SUCK at painting nails.  Really, I have the manual dexterity of a 5 year old. Growing up as a bit of a tomboy it’s a skill I never quite developed.  So, since I have them done professionally, my hands aren’t painted as much as I would like.  I’m getting better at it though.  I’m also getting better at using color on my fingernails.  I could wear Essie’s Waltz (a lovely neutral) all day long; partially because I love the color, and partially because I hate the way colored nails look when they chip and then having to remove the polish a few days after getting my nails done.  So, I was on the hunt for a long wearing nail color.  I was going to pick up a pricey long wear brand, but decided to try Wet n’ Wild Megalast first.  For the low price of $1.99, what did I have to lose?

What Wet n’ Wild says:
Long-lasting, opaque color provides 5 days of chip-resistant wear. A revolutionary resin polymer system creates exceptional color adhesion to nails.

Other benefits:   Toluene, phthalate, and formaldehyde free.

This polish also has a wider “pro brush” than the standard brush for easier application. 
Disclaimer: my nails were professionally done and an OPI Top Coat was applied.

The verdict:  LOVE THIS POLISH!  I can honestly say I am as excited about this product as any I have tried in some time. 
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Day 1

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Day 1

First, after two coats, the polish gave good shine, even before the top coat was applied. Impressed.
Now for the wear:
Day 1: Slight wear at the tips. I’m not concerned. I use a computer all day, and this happens with every polish I own.

Day 3:  One official chip on my left index finger.

Day 5:  Two chips.

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Day 5

So, did Megalast last 5 days without chipping?  No.  But I can say that this polish did as well and better than my OPI, Essie and $14 Butter nail polishes. Seriously.  This polish is the bees’ knees.  I typically get nail chippage at day 3 and have to flat out remove my polish by either the 3rd or 4th day.  For $1.99, this polish is a no-brainer.  The value is awesome.
I will definitely be buying more.
Would you wear Wet n' Wild cosmetics?


  1. This color is super cute. I love it. I get a professonal gel overlay, so I don't have a chipping issue. However, I always take color's to the nail shop just in case I dnt like the colors they have. Great post! I'm all about nail color.

  2. Hi Maven
    I love this color probably because it is so close to one of my favorite colors, "You Don't Know Jacques" by OPI. I can be a bit of a cosmetics brand snob so i have never tried wet and wild but now that you said it is free of phthalates and the other nail no no's I soooo want it. Thanks so much I will check out more of their colors.

  3. Liz- I love the color. Its a nice neutral.
    PJD- I know what you mean about product snobbery. I was actually going to buy a Dior or Lancome polish (still might), but thought for the price it was checking out. I love OPI colors but they dont last for me.