I think I have finally hit rock bottom with my purple nail polish addiction. I am ready to admit I have a problem. That's the first step right? Admitting you are powerless to Purple Nail Polish? How did I hit rock bottom? I walked into a CVS drugstore to purchase a nail clipper and walked out with a nail clipper and 2 polishes from Wet N Wild. Rock Bottom. Granted the Wet N Wild polishes are only 99 cents, but crack whores have been know to do unspeakable things for 99 cents worth of crack.
Some of you are reading this now thinking that I'm a huge snob. You're right. There's a reason I don't purchase 99 cent nail polish. That's because you get what you pay for. In other words. the polish, while pretty in the bottle and in color, was craptastic in formula and finish. I might have just set two dollar bills on fire. I would have achieved the same result.
Let's talk about the colors.
Night Prowl is a grey black polish with purple glitter. I say it's a grey black polish because the formula is sheer and runny. It takes about three coats to get the black to show up properly without any streaking or bare spots. What's worse, the finish, when it dries is dull and bumpy. I KNOW that glitter polishes can be smooth once dried so it's not like my expectations were too high. This shade chipped on me in less than 24 hours. I didn't even have my hands in a lot of water or do any manual labor. I used my trusty CND Stickey base coat and my Essie Good To Go top coat and while the Essie top coat gave the polish some shine, it still chipped within minutes of snapping the picture.
Eggplant Frost is an amazing color. It's a red based purple with a BLUE flash/duochrome to it. It balances out the red based purple and gives it an amazing neutral quality. (e.g. it's neither warm nor cool colored) The polish itself took two coats to fully cover, but I bet had I applied three I may not be seeing some bare spots that I see now. The formula got a bit sticky between coats and managed to chip AFTER 24 hours but before 48 hours. FAIL. It's a shame because it really is a remarkable color. I will say that perhaps if I did the "Stickey Sandwich" method. (base coat, polish, base coat, polish, top coat) it might last longer. So I'm going to keep this one in my collection.
The formula on both polishes were so different that I wonder if they come from the same manufacturer. Night Prowl was runny and dull, while Eggplant Frost was inconsistent and sticky. Both had decent brushes and the bottle design is OK. These polishes are nothing to celebrate and honestly only worth 99 cents. So I got what I paid for. Oh and the Night Prowl polish was a total pain in the butt to remove because of all the glitter. I had to use the Foil Technique to get it all off.
Do you need these polishes? NO....well MAYBE Eggplant Frost, if you are a purple nail polish addict like me. But be prepared to enter a 12 step program shortly after purchasing it.