so while i was out grocery shopping the other morning (9 am, all by myself for an entire hour, folks!!) i picked up wet n wild's mega last nail polish in "wet cement" and their mega last lip stick in "bare it all".
we've been spending a lot of money traveling, baby proofing the house and of course spoiling the kid and so i am trying to cut back on the fun stuff a little bit at the moment. i've been wanting to try essie's merino cool and was looking for a similar color so i took home wet cement. it is definitely darker but still has that hint of violet i was looking for.
it's definitely different from what i would usually wear but i like it as an eye catching neutral.
i also really liked the large brush they put in their bottles which really helped with the application. the polish goes on smooth and covers very well. i put on two coats and a clear top coat. the one down side was that it took forever to dry. i usually put polish on at night before i go to bed and i sat and waited for over half an hour to make sure it was safe to get under the covers. well, the next morning i definitely had some light impressions from the sheets on my nails. not a huge deal but up close they are definitely not salon perfect.
overall, i honestly couldn't tell much of a difference between this $1.70 bottle and the $7+ bottle of high end polish. i've had it on for 2 full days now and with all my mama duties it hasn't chipped at all yet.
as for the lipstick i totally love it. the nude color is slightly darker than my go-to revlon (soft nude) and it is matte (main reason i got it). it's very subtle and great for everyday wear. it lasts for hours and at $2 you can't really go wrong.
so that's it for today. any cheap cosmetics you absolutely love? do share!