I’ve written about my struggles with my weak, soft, nails, natural nails in the past. My manicures used to last between a few hours to a couple days before chipping, then I found a polish that didn’t chip immediately and realized that there must be other brands that make long lasting nail polish for natural nails. I have now found what has to be my “Holy Grail” of laquer for soft, weak, nails, and it is not by an expensive company. It’s by Wet N Wild.
Above: “Sugar Coat” by Wet N Wild
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Long Lasting Nail Polish for Natural Nails
For years I just assumed that there was no hope that I’d ever find a polish that lasted longer than a weekend, then I found Sonia Kashuk polish, and realized that not all nail polish is created equal. Sonia Kashuk’s polish is great. It lasts several days without chipping but the color range is very limited. I wondered if there were other brands that offered long lasting nail polish for natural nails at the drugstore. I searched on line reviews, tried different brands on sale, and asked salespeople for advice. Finally I stumbled upon the last line of cosmetics that I ever thought would deliver a good-quality nail polish. Wet N Wild Megalast nail color only costs $2 for a bottle, but the lasting power is spectacular. After years of searching I’ve found a polish that lasts for almost a week with no chips.
Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Color in Club Havana – Day 1
Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Color in Club Havana – Day 6
OK, so my nails don’t look perfect after 6 days of wear, but, there are NO Chips. You can see that the polish has worn down at the tips, but other than that they stayed strong and true even on my weak, soft, natural nails. Incredible! No really. It’s shocking to me how long this polish lasts.
Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Polish – My Favorite Colors
Above are some of my favorite colors in the Wet N Wild Megalast nail collection. Until a few months ago there were only a few colors to choose from but they’ve recently expanded their line. Wet n Wild’s colors are not subtle, but they offer a good range of options from natural to classic to wild to goth. I will definitely continue to shop the line to find new options, but so far these are my favorite colors. From left to right:
- Wet Cement – dark taupe
- Break the Ice – shimmery sheer bright white
- 2% Milk – sheer natural-white
- Sugar Coat – semi-sheer pale pink
- Club Havana – bright coral creme (The color appears lighter in the bottle)
- I Red a Good Book – bright blood red
If you’d like to see how these colors look out of the bottle this article from Make Up Is My Hobby presents photos of the polish on the author’s nails.
A Short, Wide, Brush for Easy Application
You should also know that the brush is not a normal, skinny, long brush. It’s short, wide and has a curved edge. I really like it because it makes application easier for me. One big swoosh of polish and the first coat is on. The top of the bottles shows a drawing of the brush but I think the real thing is even shorter and fatter.
Wet n Wild does not seem to offer a base coat so I use my own. My new favorite is the Nail Rebuilding Protein by Barielle. At $17 it’s not cheap but I’ve seen an improvement in my nails since I started using it last year. I still use Seche Vite as my quick-dry top coat of choice.
Have you ever tried Wet n Wild megalast nail polish? If so, does it last as long for you?
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