Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cheap drugstore thrills: Sinful Mint Apple and Wet n Wild Night Prowl


Evidence that nail polish can be good without being expensive or hard-to-find!

Sinful Mint Apple

I'm going to pretend like the name of this polish doesn't sound like the Essie polish "Mint Candy Apple". But who cares about non-creative borrowing when a polish is as fantastic as this? Blue-leaning mint green with silver shimmer. I'm used to Sinful polishes being a bit on the thin side but this was a surprising two-coater. Often, I don't think of Sinfuls as a great use of $2 but this was definitely worth it. The shimmer is really what makes the polish: it never quite looks like a creme but the shimmer becomes very obvious and extremely pretty when the light hits it.

Wet n Wild Night Prowl Blue Moon

How do you beat 99¢ polish? You don't! This was a bit on the thin side and required three coats for me to get to completely opaque (though it would have been passable at two). The gold-highlighted light blue shimmer in the polish sort of disappears on the nail but it still remains a solid blue shimmer. Honestly, I was a tad disappointed in this polish: I have had great experiences with Wet n Wild Shine polishes and I was hoping it would look more like the bottle color.

On a red-eye to NYC tonight. Sigh. I hate red-eye flights but it's usually 1. a direct flight and 2. the cheapest to boot. So... plan for tomorrow... get into NYC at 6:30am, nap for a couple of hours and then a day full of talks on sentence processing.


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8 comments:

nihrida said...

I though WnW Night Prowl was black with purple glitter...

mKat said...

Have a safe flight and great trip, Flinty!

jeaniebeanie said...

I have both of those mint greens, and Sinful is by far my favorite between the two. Essie's seems too pastel and chalky for my skintone.

hausofpolish said...

<3 drugstore thrills 4eva!
IA w/ Nihrida, that WnW looks like Blue Moon.
Haha, I know what you mean about the red-eye flights. I always fall straight asleep on them :)

Halifax said...

I don't think this is Night Prowl either :-)

flinty said...

...wow, good catch guys. Yeah, it must be Blue Moon because I have a polish that resembles the one Nihrida described. Thanks!! I'll correct it. :)

Arrianne said...

Yes, it's Blue Moon, I have both. I was a little disappointed in Blue Moon too...

gildedangel said...

Those are beautiful!!!

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