This is the second edition of my new blog post series called ‘Hot Off The Shelf’ aka HOTS. You can go check out my first HOTS blog post here, where I explain exactly what this series is about.
I can’t tell you guys how excited I was when I found out Wet n Wild was released in South Africa (and more importantly at the Clicks in Menlyn Shopping Centre, which isn’t too far from where I live).
For those of you who are not familiar with Wet n Wild, it is a US drugstore brand. The company was founded in 1979 and initially only focussed on nail polish. It was also one of the first companies to sell makeup for under a dollar (about R 10,00). In more recent years Wet n Wild became wildly (excuse the pun haha!) popular for their Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio palettes. In 2012 the company announced its first International Beauty Ambassador – Fergie (from The Black Eyed Peas).
I completely understand why people are so obsessed with the palettes because I own 3 of them (plus a backup for one of the palettes). I own Walking on Eggshells (which I have a backup for as I’ve already hit pan on 2 of the eyeshadows in the palette), Sweet As Candy and Knock On Wood and love all three!
So I went to Menlyn as soon as I possibly could (week before last) and picked up 3 products (1 of which was sent to Irina in her Delish Box). For myself, I bought the Comfort Zone Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette (8 pans) and a Mega Last nail polish in Bite The Bullet.
Comfort Zone Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
This is an earth-toned eyeshadow palette that contains 8 shades. The one shade that really caught my eye is the ‘Definer’ shade on the right, it’s a gorgeous red-brown shade with a teal duochrome (it is VERY similar to the MAC pigment called Blue Brown).
– All eyeshadows in this palette have a frosted finish (in various amounts)
– The eyeshadows are engraved with either ‘Browbone’, ‘Eyelid’, ‘Crease’ or ‘Definer’ to help you place the colour in a suggested area on the eyelid. Rules, however, are made to be broken so I don’t really follow these suggestions
– The texture of these shadows are buttery and soft (so much easier to blend than my NYX shadows)
– The shadows are super pigmented and long lasting
– Included in the palette is a dual-ended brush, but I hardly ever use the brushes included in palettes
Bite The Bullet Mega Last Salon Nail Color
This is a gorgeous dusty lavender shade.
– This nail polish is seriously impressive in terms of opacity, you can get away with only one coat
– The polish applies like a dream and isn’t streaky at all
– I get about 4 days’ wear out of this polish, which isn’t too bad considering the longevity of some of the other higher end polishes I own
– The brushes of these polishes are HUGE (which I love, because you only require 2 strokes and your whole nail is covered)
The prices of Wet n Wild products are very competitive too – I paid R 89,95 for the eyeshadow palette and R 49,95 for the nail polish.
Wet n Wild cosmetics are currently sold in the following Clicks stores:
Gauteng: East Rand Mall (Jhb), The Mall At Reds (Pta), Menlyn Park (Pta), Key West (Krugersdorp), Greenstone Mall (Jhb), River Square (Vereeniging), Kollonade Centre (Pta), Cresta Centre (Jhb)
North West: Safari Gardens (Rustenburg)
Kwa-Zulu Natal: Gateway, Liberty Midlands Mall
Western Cape: Gardens Centre, Stellenbosch, Tyger Valley, Hermanus
Free State: Bloemfontein Fleurdal
I’ll be doing a full review of the Comfort Zone palette for you guys (which will include swatches too), because I feel it’s a really good quality palette and comes at an affordable price.
I’m already looking forward to getting the Silent Treatment Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Palette, Mega Volume Mascara and a Mega Last Lip Color lipstick.