Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Holiday Season. Today I have a new nail polish product for 2016 by Wet N Wild. It's a "no light" gel polish, the 1 Step Wonder Gel polish. I found the display at CVS, but I've also seen it at WAGs. It was 4.99 and there was a $1 off coupon.
The display states that it can be worn for up to 2 weeks, so I tried to settle on a color I thought I could live with for a long time. It's Sher-Bert Day! I planned to wear it as long as possible.
If you're wondering why my nails look scratchy it's because the polish took a very long time to dry, I applied 3 coats and waited for about 1 hour but still smudged them in my sleep. Don't worry, the polish can be top-coated like a regular polish to smooth out the marks. I just wanted to try the polish alone, to test the true wear time.
Neither the display or bottle had instructions for use. So I'm guessing the polish is cured by natural sunlight. When I applied the polish the second time, I put my hand in the sun to set it for 60 seconds. It took about 20 minutes to set, then about an hour to dry. I guess I'm spoiled by Seche Vite because an hour felt like watching paint dry.
Here are the results after 7 days. I had major chipping on the 4th day, but I tried to endure the polish as long as I could. Luckily I had a busy week, so I wasn't tempted to remove it.
I removed the polish on day 8 with regular acetone and had slight staining. This is one of the lighter colors, so the darker colors may create a deeper stain. I was a little sad the polish didn't last longer, but I was still tempted to buy another bottle. It just felt easy applying the polish and skipping 2 steps. I would say the polish is not comparable to UV light cured gel nails that seem to last forever on my nails. To be fair, I am a very frequent hand washer and I work with my hands so this could just be the results of a busy-handed person (did I just make up a word? LOL).
All in all, it's still a decent buy, because you get the base, color and top-coat in 1 bottle for less than 5 bucks.