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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Wet n Wild Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire

wet n wild blue wants to be a millionaire wet n wild fastdry nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

I was cleaning out some random shopping bags I had laying around when I found a small Walgreens bag filled with some Wet n Wild nail polishes. I don’t remember when I bought them but it couldn’t have been too long ago.

I hurriedly sneaked them into my office before the boyfriend could see since, according to our agreement, nail polish cannot live outside the polish room. It was part of the deal when we bought the house. I get a room for all my nail polish nonsense as long as it doesn’t creep into the rest of the house as it had done in our old condo.

Anyway, while all three colors that I picked up are very fun it was the light blue glitter that drew my focus. I was layering a few things over my OPI Done Out In Deco manicure before removing it and the combo of that and Wet n Wild Blue Wants To A Millionaire is STUNNING!

Formula & Application: Wet n Wild Fastdry nail polish is 4-Free (including Formaldehyde Resin). The bottle has an odd shape as the back looks like a hexagon and the front is a smooth half circle. The cap is also unique in that it’s kind of a bulbous round shape with ridges in two sides to give you a place to grip.

The brush reminds me of a horse tail. It’s fat and bushy with stiff bristles that appear to be cut on an angle. Flat out, I’m NOT a fan. It’s too bulky and makes polishing more difficult. I was able to manage but I don’t find it very user friendly.

The lacquer itself flowed smoothly on the nail in spite of the brush with a somewhat squishy texture. This is a pretty sheer polish which makes it best for layering but with three coats I eliminated a lot of the VNL (visible nail line). I’m assuming some ingredient that makes this polish quick drying contributes to the finish because while it does dry extremely fast, the surface is pretty dull. You definitely need a top coat with this one.

Wet n Wild Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire is a pale blue glitter. It leans a bit towards turquoise but only slightly so. The glitter is the star of the show in this polish. We’re talking a rainbow of micro-glitter. It doesn’t create a prismatic pattern on the nail but it stands out in pretty much any amount of light.

wet n wild blue wants to be a millionaire swatch wet n wild fastdry nail polish

I layered it over OPI Done Out In Deco and I’m so into the combo so much I kind of want to put it on again. The Wet n Wild glitter mellows out the pinkness of DOID brings a heck of a lot of sparkle to the party. I can’t get over how much I love this look.

wet n wild blue wants to be a millionaire layered over opi done out in deco swatch wet n wild fastdry nail polish

Photographed in shade to show the smokiness
wet n wild blue wants to be a millionaire layered over opi done out in deco swatch wet n wild fastdry nail polish

Bottom Line: As much as I avoid sheers because I hate seeing my smile line, I really love this color. I love the sparkle, the base color, everything. I can’t stand the brush but I’ll deal with it. And for layering, it’s genius.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: I’d be stupid not to STASH it.

Wet n Wild Blue Want To Be A Millionaire is available at drugstores nationwide. Wet n Wild Fastdry polishes retail for $1.99/ea for a .46oz bottle though prices can vary by store.

Thoughts on Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire? Have you tried the new Fastdry polishes? What is your favorite Wet n Wild shade from any of their lines?

Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Rachel says:

    Haha, I got so excited when I read that you were layering it over DOID. I was like, Right?! That’s one of the best colors to layer over, IMO. And the WnW combo looks very stunning.

  2. Iris says:

    i have The Gold & The Beautiful and Orange from this line, and I think all the colors are the same texturally. I ~love~ the blue all by itself and layered. I wonder what it would do over pink. :)

    • meme says:

      Interesting. I was right off thinking of this a layering shade too over non blue base colors. I like how the pink/purple sparkle pops out in the overlay shown here enough for me to pop for this one to play with. I would think pink as a base would be a fun one – but might also work on some of the too chalky base shades I have and tone them down to something wearable.

  3. Maureen says:

    That combo look like Essie “Smooth Sailing” which is one of my new favorites!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I agree with Maureen- reminds me of smooth sailing. Can you do a comparison? Either way, it’s a cool look. I love it.

  5. amanda says:

    I have this color and I love it too! I layered it over wet n wild’s ‘teal or no teal’ and it looks stuning as well. It also had quite a long wear time with no chipping. Pretty impressive for $1.99!

  6. Sussi says:

    Awesome combo :D

  7. sara haselhuhn says:

    This also looks amazing over CG Secret Periwinkle. Love it!

  8. Meeka says:

    I picked up a few of these ones too. I grabbed Blue and Hannah Pinktana which are both awesome layering polishes. Also picked up Buffy the Violet Slayer which is an AMAZING purple and Gray’s Anatomy which is an awesome duochrome! I’m not a huge fan of the brush or formula either but the colors are so darn pretty I forgive them :P

  9. Nicole says:

    Weird thing happened, Buffy the Violet Slayer was part of the new fast dry line right? I just picked it up as one of the WetnWild Craze line. I didn’t even know they were still doing those and I couldn’t understand why the colour went across two different lines.

    Love the layering combo.

    • Donna J says:

      Nicole, I find it odd that they “brought back” those colors and yet they didn’t too. They brought back just the names of a few of the limited edition craze colors but the actual polish color is different in this new formula.

  10. Melissa says:

    Hannah Pinktana from this line is very similar in qualities but in a sort of mauve-y pink. Both are soooo pretty…I love the holo sparkle in them!

  11. Kami says:

    I just got this at Walmart, can’t beat a $1.29! I also got Gray’s Anatomy & Hannah Pinktana (which is basically the pink version of Blue/Millionaire). They are great for layering, right now I have Blue/Millionaire over China Glaze Swing Baby & it made a really weird, but awesome, blue tinged pewter color.

  12. Rebecca says:

    That combo is amazing! Love it!

  13. Irene says:

    I agree, it looks STUNNING layered over DOID. I don’t care for it by itself, but layered makes it totally worth it.

  14. meme says:

    I like it over DOID,but not alone. Thus, imagine I might pick it up to use over some other shades. Curious how it would look over non blue bases? Really do like the pink that pops out in the DOID overlay. And yes, agree with Maureen, it does look a little like a combo with Essie Smooth Sailing.

  15. Barbara says:

    I love this polish! I agree, it’s great for layering.
    I remember I layered it once over black, the scattered holo glitter really stood out, especially after putting a top coat on.
    Blue wants to be a millionaire over black, try it sometime :) Might not be THE most unique color, but the tiny holo intrigued me.

  16. Chris says:

    I reviewed two FastDry polishes, and I find that they are not as fast dry as they claim to be. The color I got are beautiful, though: FuchsiaRama and Buffy the Violet Slayer.

  17. elizabeth says:

    Wow, that combo look amazing! I think I’m going to have to buy it just for that. I totally agree with you about the brushes, I have WnW Teal of Fortune and I couldn’t believe how awful the brush was.

  18. Medusae says:

    Great review and photos!

    I have the Hannah Pinktana (stupid name >.

  19. Susan says:

    On its own, it has a weird yellow undertone that would probably make my skin look green, but the combo is perfection!

  20. Kat says:

    Totally not related, but do you know Kelier Crackle Polish? I have only ever seen them here:

    They made me think of your turquoise-manicure – I figure these would get a lot closer to the look of stone-weining than the regular crackles? :)

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I have heard of them before but they aren’t listed on Born Pretty Store anymore. I have some crackles that are similar to the Keliers from another brand but they don’t make a turquoise. However, I did find an etailer that carries a turquoise crackle. I’m just not sure if it will crack the way I want it to. I’ll post about them when they arrive.

  21. Britni says:

    I have every single WnW color from this line. If you had just done one more coat, you’d be fully opaque. The whole line is fantastic. Not one dud. You know how there’s always that ONE polish in a group or collection? Not these. Silvivor is my favorite. Ebony Hates Chris is a blue-black ONE COATER. BWTBAM and it’s pink sister, Hannah Pinktana are two of my all time favorites, actually.

  22. Donna J says:

    I’ve bought a few of these but haven’t used any of them. I have a feeling several are sheer and do not want to deal with 3, 4, 5 coats of polish. It kind of reminds me of the Sally Hansen HD line and how excited I was for them…until I found out they were sheer! But those make for great layering polishes too, and since I’m lazy I love layering polishes. I don’t have to redo my whole mani, just add a layer and woooooooo fresh new mani!

  23. Mc Huggs says:

    Beautiful Combo Michelle: Layering the “Wet N’ Wild:Blue wants to be a millionaire,” with the “OPI Done Out in Deco.” Gorgeous combination and love this blue on yoru thumb nail, you have the most perfect nails, Michelle…if I must say.

    I am still chucking over your bf’s comment about the nail polish room, and your old Condo. I can just imagine a zillion bottles everywhere; and him looking around the room and saying, “Michelle, we have to talk about your polishes?” I think of that episode on Star Trek where Captain Kirk opens up the feed doors, and out pops out hundreds of “Tribbles…” and they keep pouring out and out and out. Sorry, mind just went blank.


    Mc Huggs :)

  24. Lizzy says:

    I love Donna J’s comment about “being lazy” and just adding a sheer and whoosh, new pedicure. :)

    I did that last night with Blue Wants To Be a Millionaire. I put two coats over Deborah Lippman’s “Naked” (that way, the W&W had a nude, neutral base to really pop) and it has a lovely, glittery, milky powder blue look to it. The finish on the W&W color is rather dull but a quick swipe of SV and I’m sporting some serious twinkletoes!

  25. Barilla says:

    Just bought this one, and man, I LOVE it. Gorgeous, gorgeous color.

  26. Bailey says:

    I picked this up weeks ago (maybe even months..) but haven’t tried it yet. I like it, but am a bit bummed it’s a sheer.