In my recent craze for fall polishes, I've acquired quite a decent amount of shades ranging from plum to burgandy by now. In a recent haul post, I mentioned Essie Sole Mate. Well, that one turned out a little darker than I expected, so on my next trip to Walmart, I opted for Wet n Wild Haze of Love.
Both colors are in the same color family, with Haze of Love being a shade or two lighter and creamier in formula.
I'd never tried Wet n Wild polishes, although I'd had much interaction with the Essie brand. I think my perception of Wet n Wild may have been clouded by the fact that the polishes retail from $.99-1.99. However, now that I've tried the product, I assure you, these polishes at that price are a blessing, not a curse! I actually found this polish much easier to work with. Where the Essie polish was somewhat runny and left my nails splotchy after the first coat, Haze of Love provided good coverage and was more apt to stay where I placed it without drying so quickly that I couldn't finish the entire nail.
That being said, Haze of Love is part of the Wet n Wild Megalast collection, specifically formulated not to chip. All polishes chip terribly on me, but I was able to get through 3 days until a noticeable chip appeared on the tip of one nail. ...This is good wear for me!
I am enough in love with this collection that I've seen been to Walgreens and have purchased two more Wet n Wild Megalast polishes in Deadly Dose and Lethal Injection. I'm not sure if these are limited edition or not, but they appeared to be part of a Halloween collection ("Pick Your Poison"). At the very least, they do appear to be new shades for fall 2012, so be sure to check them out if you haven't already!
Have you tried Wet n Wild? What are your favorite cheapskate nail polish brands?