Samples provided for review
A few weeks back I shared some pale jellies from Wet Paint Nails and mentioned I'd gotten some other pretties I'd post about later. Well, later is now. Today I'm playing with three of the jellies (also known as top coat glazes) that don't give many hints about their true natures when glimpsed in the bottles: Prepare for Takeoff, Sheer Stockings, and Grape Minds Think Alike.
To start seeing what these three were about, I laid down a base of two coats of Paint Wear Love, a true red creme. I left it alone on my index finger and topped my remaining digits with one coat of each of the mysterious jellies: Prepare for Takeoff on my middle, Sheer Stockings on my ring, and Grape Minds Think Alike on my pinky. Voila—an easy almost-ombre mani!
And look how shiny they are, even without topcoat:
I was curious how these would do on their own, not used as a transforming topcoat, so I grabbed Bluesy Woozy, the pale dusty blue jelly from my last Wet Paint post, along with Prepare for Takeoff, the medium grey, and Sheer Stockings, the black. My first thought was do to a gradient with these, but then I remembered the clouds tutorial from Nailside and thought that would be fun to try with these. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I did two coats of Bluesy Woozy as a base, then did the clouds with single thick coats of Prepare for Takeoff and Sheer Stockings.
I could have put clear topcoat on my clouds to even out the bumps from layering the polishes like that, but instead tried toppping them with Carmel Breeze, one of the Wet Paint Special Effects polishes (which you may recall from this post or this one or also this one). I love the blue glow this added to my sky, and it even shifted from less to more intense depending on how I angled my fingers to the light.
Grape Minds Think Alike is a deep purple jelly. It's perfectly wearable on its own at two coats, though I couldn't resist adding Wet 'n' Wild Rebel Without a Claus on an accent nail.
Since Grape Minds Think Alike built up so easily, I wasn't sure how good it would be as a topper, but I needn't have worried. I added a coat of the Wet 'n' Wild glitter to my non-accent nails and then topped with another coat of Grape Minds and got this beautiful purple jelly sandwich.
Despite having already had some snowy days, I'm not ready to let autumn go, so aimed for a warm fall-appropriate look for my last experiment. I started with two coats of Grape Minds Think Alike, then added one of Raincoat Slicker, the yellow Wet Paint jelly, turning the purple to a deep rich brown, and finished with one coat of Stardust, another of the Wet Paint Special Effects.
I especially liked this combination in low direct light; I would probably would have worn it as my Thanksgiving mani if I'd been doing this swatching before the holiday.
You can find all the Wet Paint polishes (and their social media links) on the Wet Paint website. Jellies and Special Effects are $8 a bottle and Bases are $6. I hope someday they branch out into chunky glitters, as their jellies are so good with them.
The Wet Paint polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.