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Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

Spoiled by Wet 'n' Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer
Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer ($1.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a bright sunshine yellow with slight orange tones and a cream finish. I think the color is so appropriate for the upcoming summer season, but you will need to be a little patient. The polish has a tendency to pull if you do not wait for each coat to completely dry before putting on another coat. Some polishes are more forgiving in this aspect, but with this one, you’ll be waiting about five to ten minutes between coats before you can go for the second. The color coverage is nearly opaque in two coats, but you can see a hint of visible nail line. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I think you should be able to do a third coat to get totally opaque color and help hide any application issues.

Yellows are known for being notoriously difficult to apply–it’s hard to find a really excellent yellow that doesn’t suffer from at least some streaking or lack of pigmentation. For instance, MAC Al Fredo and Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road are both sheerer, more jelly-like yellows (and both are less orange-based compared to this shade). The best yellow I’ve come across has been Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever, which is just a little streaky on the initial coat, but the second coat goes on beautifully–it is very similar in color to Designated Driver except it does have subtle shimmer.

I actually used Designated Driver as one of the shades to test from this formula for wear, since I have never used this brand before.  I can’t really think of a formula that does chip on me, with the exception of matte polishes without a top coat, and Spoiled’s formula held up for a week with minor tip wear but no chipping.  Despite using a base coat, there was some very subtle staining after those seven days (not totally unexpected for a yellow hue).

Spoiled by Wet ‘n’ Wild Designated Driver Nail Lacquer

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This Week’s Sales for April 2nd, 2012


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Sephora.com is giving VIB members 15% off from March 29th through April 6th with code CHICWEEK, which can be used as often as you’d like. For regular Beauty Insiders, from March 30th through April 5th, get 15% off with code CHIC. Happy shopping!  Don’t forget: Ebates at 4% or Mr. Rebates for 3% cash back.

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  DermStore (7.5%), Lancome (7%)
  • FAB:  —
  • GILT:  Vincent Longo (4/4)
  • HAUTELOOK: Too Faced (4/2), derma e (4/3), Proliss (4/3), E.V.A. (4/4), bodyography (4/4)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), SkinStore (10%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), Clinique (8%), ULTA (8%), Beauty.com (8%)
  • MYHABIT: ghd (4/2)
  • Rue La La:  

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off entire purchase with code PICKED4U, expires 4/1.
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  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.
  • BLISS:  Free silver and chocolate bag filled with Sisley mini goodies with $300+ Sisley purchase with code CUTEBAG, expires 4/30.
  • BLOOM:  25% rewards back on your first purchase with code 25BACK. 30% rewards back on your first purchase with code 30BACK.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
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  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set plus free shipping with $45+ order with code LANAPRIL, expires 4/30.
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  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.  Free LipSurgence Charmed Lip Tint + free shipping on $75+ orders with code CHARMED, expires 3/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on select products, 4/2 through 4/29.
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