Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spoiled by WnW Ants in My Pants

   Wet n Wild has brought out a brand new line of, I believe, 72 polishes under the name Spoiled.  These are a CVS exclusive line.  If you haven't seen them in your local store yet, they should be showing up soon.  All the ones near me are in the process of redoing their cosmetics sections and bringing out all the new lines and products for Spring.  G. over at Nouveau Cheap has a lot more info on the line if you're interested.  These retail for $1.99 a bottle.  I'm not sure yet if they will be included in WnW sales at CVS, but I'm hoping they will, or at least have their own separate sales.

   Ants in My Pants is a black/charcoal jelly base with small round and larger hex red glitter.  If it's not an exact dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, it is a very close cousin and a good substitute if you can't afford the $18 retail of Lippmann polishes.
   The formula for Ants in My Pants was rather thick and a little goopy, but that is pretty normal for a glitter polish like this.  Even with the thick formula application wasn't too bad and the glitter mostly stayed in place once on the nail.  I would recommend waiting a couple minutes between coats though just to let the glitter set a bit.  I used a base coat of Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein and Gelous, 3 coats of Ants, then topped with another coat of Gelous and a coat of Barielle Manicure Extender.

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   In most light Ants looks completely opaque at 3 coats.  But if the light hits the right way or from behind your nails, even at 3 coats you can see through the polish between glitter particles.  I think next time I'll use a black base first then 1 or 2 coats of Ants.  Also this will help preserve the polish.  Look at the bottle picture up top.  See how much polish is gone?  That's from just 1 manicure.  Besides thick formulas, the other issue with glitter polishes is that they get used up much more quickly.  One last issue with this polish/line.  The brush is the same wide style as the new mega last one.  It gave me less issues with this polish, but I'm still not a fan.


  1. They are included in the WnW sales at CVS :) I've purchased several of them that way. I have this one but have yet to try it. This one looks a lot like Behind Closed Doors from the On the Prowl collection they had out around Halloween.

    1. I think they're actually the same polish, just with a new name. There are a couple from the On the Prowl collection that I've seen mention of reappearing in this line. Some under different names, but some the same. Which is good for people like me that never found the On the Prowl collection.

  2. Why did you only polish half your nails? Or is your mani grown out some?


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