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Monday, September 10, 2012

Nail Growing Pledge Official Post 1

**All colors were paid for by me, no promotions or anything, just my honest review on products I purchased.

If you read my Water Marbling Manicure FAIL post, then you know I jumped on Violet's nail-growing pledge bandwagon and decided to also pledge to try to grow out my flaky, chippy, breaking-prone nails as well!

Since my first manicure was atrocious, I slapped on a clear coat in frustration and started over the next day and did this one instead.  (note, excuse the crappy mistakes because if you read the previous post you'll also remember I'm out of nail polish remover thanks to that epic fail.)

This also gives me a chance to review what may be one of my favorite nail polishes of all time:  Wet N' Wild Wild Shine in Sparked.  I'm sure you can tell how awesome it is by how little is left in the bottle, and just so you know, I spent about 45 seconds going through my files to find the picture to enlarge it to see the name of the color before I realized it was still sitting right next to me on the table.  Oops.

I wish any of these pictures captured how amazing sparkly this stuff is.  This color combo just...works.  I can't explain it any better than that.

This is with only a clear base coat and three coats of the glitter - it goes on that solidly.  When the bottle was still pretty full, it only took two to reach that opacity.  It goes on like a dream and actually has a bit of lasting power, which is odd for me with how hard I tend to be on my hands.

Here it is in the sunlight...Its so sparkly...Hello nail polish bottle porn.

Here's the number of that prettiness up there, and the Chocolate is the color I used on the other nails, which I also love.  It is so very deliciously retro.

It is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, and it does take quite a bit of time to dry, and if you don't let it dry completely between coats it tends to get streak-y, but I put up with it because I adore the color.


Here are a few in the sunlight.

This one captures the sparkle of Sparked the best.  It is truly one of my very favorites of all time...The bottle is almost empty and I haven't even had it for a year yet.  >.<  I think I paid about 3 bucks for it, which was worth every penny.  If I ever see this again, I will probably buy every bottle they have.  The Chocolate was $2 on sale and worth it as well even with the streak issues.

We'll just have to see how my nail-growing progress goes, I guess.

<3 WW


  1. That glitter polish is beautiful. I keep trying to grow my nails out but I've never looked after them before so its hard going.

    1. You should give it a try with us...I've had two chip already, but I'm just filing them down as much as I have to instead of clipping them off and filing the others to match. We'll see how it works.