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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Wet n Wild Teal of Fortune

wet n wild teal of fortune 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.

The other day when I posted about Wet n Wild Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire I mentioned that I found it in a bag with a couple other WnW polishes. Well Teal of Fortune was one of them.

Even though I don’t remember exactly when I bought the polishes I do remember that shopping trip. The boyfriend and I had stopped at Walgreens before a movie to pick up some candy to smuggle in (I know we’re terrible). And no matter how little time I have, I can’t enter a drugstore without perusing the beauty section.

There wasn’t anything that caught my eye in the seasonal displays but when I got a glimpse of these new Wet n Wild Fastdry polishes I had to take a closer look. Are any of you surprised that I snapped up Teal of Fortune without even inspecting it? To paraphrase Miss Violet Beauregard, “So long as it’s [green], then that’s for me.”


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.

As I stated in my initial review of the Fastdry brush it 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 but this polish’s brush was a bit better than the first. It wasn’t as much of a pain to work with but I still wouldn’t call it user friendly.

The formula on this one had the same squishy texture I had previously experienced but because this is a foil and not a straight up glitter the pigmentation level was much higher. I ended up using three coats of polish but if my free edge wasn’t so dominant, peeking through the polish, I could have gotten away with two.

Wet n Wild Teal of Fortune is a seawater blue-green foil. The semi-sheer jelly base is actually more turquoise but when you factor in the gold and green and turquoise foil glitter flakes, the overall color become more murky and green.

wet n wild teal of fortune nail polish swatch

I’m sure you could guess based on the picture above where I looked first in terms of comparisons. The dupe trifecta that caused such a craze last summer; OPI Catch Me In Your Net, Orly Halley’s Comet and Zoya Charla. Since they are all essentially the same I chose to use the OPI for comparison purposes.

wet n wild teal of fortune comparison with opi catch me in your net

The base colors are pretty much identical in these two polishes. The only difference is the amount of foil glitter. Teal of Fortune looks much darker and less sparkly on the nail due to a lower level of foil particles. This picture doesn’t capture the differences as much as I would like but they are definitely there.

wet n wild teal of fortune comparison with opi catch me in your net

Bottom Line: I was a fan of Teal of Fortune’s predecessors last year so I’m definitely a fan. If you missed out on buying one of its older triplet sisters, your wallet will love you for picking this one up.  However, if you did manage to scoop up the OPI, Orly or Zoya dupes you really don’t need this unless you are in the market for a less glitzy version. The only major downside is the staining. I mean holy stains, Batman! Have the Orly Cutique on standby when it’s time for removal.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: I’m very happy with OPI CMIYN so I don’t see the need for keeping this one. SHARE!

Wet n Wild Teal of Fortune 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 Teal of Fortune? Do you plan to pick up a bottle? How many of you own all three of the dupes I mentioned?

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

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  1. I have OPI Catch me in your net and LOVE it :)

  2. I’m not sure why I bought Teal of Fortune when I already have two bottles of Catch Me In Your Net. I knew they were dupe-ish, but I just had to. Teal of Fortune is definitely a good budget options for those who can’t get their hands on any of the others, but I like Catch Me In Your Net much better just because it’s more sparkly.

  3. Nita Marie says:

    I just picked this one up the other day. I hope I’m not disappointed! I wasn’t addicted to nail polish last year so I missed out on the other three “good” ones. lol

  4. Shawnna says:

    I already own Teal of Fortune and love it. It dries so fast!!

  5. Ashley says:

    I snatched this beauty up at Walmart a few weeks ago because I don’t have OPI’s Catch Me In Your Net. GORGEOUS!

  6. Melissa says:

    I have Teal of Fortune and Zoya Charla (my first Zoya). Essence’s Choose Me is pretty darn near dupe for these too. Oh no, whatever will I do with so many bottles of fabulous polish?!

  7. Melany says:

    I have both polishes. I never realized how similiar they look.

  8. Chris says:

    I own CMIYN and I love it! It’s an amazing pedicure shade for summer.

  9. WOW, i LOVE teals! If only these polishes are readily available this side of the globe. I waaant!

  10. breeoxd says:

    How do you get cutique to get stains out? Ive tried and i dont know what Im doing wrong- it doesnt do anything for me!

  11. Sara says:

    Essence’s Choose Me! is yet ANOTHER dupe in that dupey polish family.

  12. Amanda :) says:

    Hee hee hee! My mom asked me for a bottle of polish and I showed her Teal of Fortune and it was true love. However about a week later I got a nasty phone call from her FUSSING ME OUT about the staining. HAHAHAHA! I bet she won’t raid my hoarde anymore. :-P That stuff (and the dupes) are bad with a capital B when it comes to removal. It looks like you squeezed a smurf to death with your fingers if you let it get away from you when you’re taking it off.

    • ReaderRita says:

      “…squeezed a smurf to death with your fingers….”
      I laughed so hard at that, I cried and made snorting noises!!! LOL, GREAT description!

  13. Kimberly says:

    Catch Me In Your Net became my favorite pedicure colour last summer. I love wearing blue shades, and this was just perfect. It’s nice to know there’s a discount dup out there if I run out :)

  14. Sara says:

    Great review! I purchased the green one (Ocean Grotto) – wasn’t a big fan of the brush either. Too scratchy

  15. Liz says:

    This is in my untried stash too! Now I can’t wait to try it out. It looks very pretty on you, and I have wanted CMIYN for a while now, so I am happy this is almost a dupe.

  16. Steffi says:

    I’m the same way when I see green, blue, or purple polish..it’s HARD not to pick it up.

    Think I’ll pass on this one since I have the Orly AND the Essence version.

  17. Ana says:

    it is so cute, while I think I have not much time to use such a bright color. may be try

  18. Barclay says:

    I got this back in April, and it looked so great in the bottle, but it stained the tips of my fingers badly for an entire two days. I don’t think I’ll ever use it again. Did anyone else have that issue? Is Catch Me In Your Net the same way? Does anyone have a solution for bad staining like that? Regular remover doesn’t seem to work …

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      As I mentioned in the post, it does cause staining but I remove stains using Orly Cutique. It’s fantastic!

  19. Bronwyn says:

    Yeah, I didn’t even pick this one up because I knew it was going to end up being a Charla dupe. I actually enjoy this like of polishes, but I wish there were more original colors where I shop; I feel like when I do find one through the blogosphere it’s already gone from my local shops

  20. Jackie S. says:

    I had major staining with the OPI, Orly and Zoya too…LOL, How does Orly Cutique help?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I slather it on my skin and nail. Let it sit for 30-60 seconds and rub off with an orange wood stick. The stain comes off with the Cutique. Like magic.

  21. meme says:

    I have the OPI dup of this X2 so think I am set. However, do agree that the OPI CMNYN is really highly glittery. It seems to not have legs for me in letting it stay on. I tire of those looks fast – it does not go well with everything, every occasion, etc. I probably will sell my 2nd bottle and let someone else have fun. Thanks for the Cutique tips. I tend to let the stains stay there, wiping off what I can with a Q-tip and remover works pretty well, and the rest seems to be gone by 12 hrs or so of wear time. Is the Cutique an oil like base that forms a barrier or what? I guess I need to look at it next time I am in a Sally’s.

  22. Cat says:

    Wow, I just want to stare at CMIYN for hours. It’s so freaking pretty, especially in the bottle (and on the nail too!). I missed that one so thanks for the info on the dupes! Will have to pick one of those up.

  23. flipflopgal says:

    So pretty! Everytime I see this color I think, mermaid tail! I couldn’t find Catch Me In Your Net (which I wanted so stinkin’ bad) or Charla, but I did find Halley’s Comet, but I ended up returning it because I’d read about the staining. I saw Jesse’s Girl Glee at Rite Aid, so I came home & googled it & found that it was also a dupe, so I went back & picked it up. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think I’ll wear it next :)

  24. Barb says:

    I love both of those colors, though I don’t have either one!. Teal of Fortune definitely sounds like the cheaper option for my pocket, even though I’m an OPI fangirl!

  25. Kellie says:

    This color is gorgeous! But WHY is it that every bottle of we n wild polish I use, I get BUBBLES GALORE??? No matter how careful I am or how long I wait between coats! :(

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