Hot Off The Shelf – Wet n Wild

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).

The Facts

–  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.

The Facts

–  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 Swatch

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

Namibia:  Windhoek

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.



  1. 29 October 2013 / 09:23

    That is the exact same polish I have had my eye on for forever. It is gorgeous!!

    Lovely post!

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 10:55

      Thanks, Michelle! 😀 It’s such a beautiful shade!

  2. Bianca
    29 October 2013 / 09:24

    Yeeehaaa! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of the products! Are there any lipsticks in SA yet?

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 10:54

      Oh yes, Bianca! They have quite a selection of lipsticks. I’m thinking of getting ‘Think Pink’, it’s a decent dupe for MAC Creme Cup (but I think a bit more matte, but not super matte).

      Look forward to seeing an Instagram or Twitter pic of your WnW haul! 🙂

  3. 29 October 2013 / 09:48

    I love it that WnW is now available in SA! Picked up 4 polishes already and I have my eye now on another one! Bite The Bullet is one of the 4 I have at the moment and it is stunning! Def going to be looking into their palettes next time!

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 10:52

      I love this shade of polish, I don’t own anything remotely similar so I’m very happy! Definitely need to go check out the other shades of polishes because the quality is really good!

      Thanks for commenting, Thea! 🙂

  4. 29 October 2013 / 10:19

    Lucky fish – I’ve been searching for Comfort Zone and nobody has stock (well nowhere near me) 🙁
    Look forward to your review.

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 10:51

      I snatched up the last Comfort Zone palette at Menlyn. If I do see it anywhere, I’ll send you a Whatsapp to ask whether I should get it for you. 😉 x

  5. 29 October 2013 / 11:30

    OMW! Silent Treatment is PRETTY!!!

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 13:53

      It is VERY pretty!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! ❤

  6. 29 October 2013 / 11:38

    So difficult to get hold of here. I haven’t been to Gardens Centre in over ten years!! But I have a nail polish and I really like it. It’s so glossy and easy to apply.

    • Luzanne
      29 October 2013 / 13:55

      I can pick up some items for you, if you’d like? Send me a list and I’ll get it for you and send it to you.

      I definitely want to try out more of the nail polishes to see if all of them are equal in quality. If all are the same as this one, I’ll be seriously impressed! 🙂

  7. 30 October 2013 / 01:52

    Yay!! So glad you picked up this palette, it’s one of my favorites, along with Silent Treatment and Walking on Eggshells. I think, I might have this nail polish, if not one very similar to it. I also love their brushes, not a lot of people do, but I really enjoy them.

    I have some of their lipsticks, they are extremely pigmented, but not the most moisturizing lippies out there.

    Glad you are able to get some Wet n Wild products near you!! Enjoy!!

    xo’s Lily

    • Luzanne
      31 October 2013 / 08:52

      I need to get Silent Treatment ASAP! I think I might stop off at Clicks today…

      I loved the nail polish on your nails, it looks fab!

      Hhhmmmm, maybe I’ll just get one lipstick to see what the finish and pigmentation is like…I’m not too fond of lippies that dry out the lips.

      Thanks, Lily! xxx

  8. Chicara
    30 October 2013 / 09:34

    I love my “walking on eggshells” palette. So glad that we have another budget brand in S.A. Great post. 🙂 x

    • Luzanne
      30 October 2013 / 21:02

      Yep, Walking On Eggshells is amazing!

  9. 30 October 2013 / 17:34

    Are these the only stores they are going to be sold at, or will they expand to others… Like Sandton or Eastgate 😛

    • Luzanne
      30 October 2013 / 21:40

      I’m thinking they will expand to more Clicks stores, I just had a look on their Facebook page and they said hopefully early 2014.

      I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t sell the products in Sandton, they would make a killing! 😉

  10. Tjoppie
    31 October 2013 / 17:37

    Very informative post! The nail colour looks lovely and the eye shadow palette great value!

    • Luzanne
      31 October 2013 / 17:42

      Yes, I agree. The palette is definitely great value because the shadows are so very pigmented and the price of the palette is spot-on! When you work it out, you are paying R 11,00 per shadow. Compare that to R 180,00 per MAC shadow (and I’d say the quality is on par), this is a steal! 🙂

  11. 3 November 2013 / 16:56

    I read this post when you posted it and only now that I am here again I notice I used the same title for my posts on Friday. It was completely unintentional. So sorry

    • Luzanne
      4 November 2013 / 08:16

      No worries – I really understand. 🙂 x

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