The texture of this nail polish is slightly thicker than your usual nail polish so I agree on the part about it being a gel. The part where I disagree is the finish is as shiny as gel polish without the need of a top coat, it’s not true. Gel polish has a beautiful, glossy, shiny finish and Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel truly pales in comparison. The finish actually looks lack lustre and tired, you know how your face looks after 3 hours sleep? Yea, that lifeless look but on a nail polish.
I loveeee the brush in these nail polishes. It’s similar to Rimmel 60 Seconds which I absolutely adore because it makes application a breeze and gives a smooth finish without those pesky bubbles. Just how similar the brushes are? See below.
Now to the drying time. Well, despite the thickness, these nail polishes dry down surprisingly fast; touch dry within 5 minute on its own without top coat, within a couple of minutes with Seche Vite top coat and within less than a minute with Seche Vite top coat and Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops. And with the exception of Pretty Peas which needs two coats for full opacity, I could easily get away with just one coat with the other three shades.
I have tried these nail polishes in multiple ways; with and without base and top coats, with base coat but without top coat and the results are best when I apply both base and top coats. Now here’s the funny/weird/wtf part about these nail polishes; I find the longer I use them, the less the longevity.
Hear me out, I swear I’m not losing my mind, yet.
I got 6 days wear before the first chip on my first try but all the subsequent testing resulted in less and less days. The most recent? 3 days and I got my first chip and this applies to all 4 shades. As I said…wtf?!
Well…so much for this being a short post, what a complete fail. Shutting up, now.
Have you tried Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel before? How do you like them? And what is your favourite nail polish? Lastly, what are your thoughts on these bold, out of this world claims made by beauty brands? Leave your thoughts in the comment, I read each and every one of them!