Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wet N Wild Behind Closed Doors

Whew, good morning everyone! It's been a long day already, and it's barely 9am! Today I just have a swatch post for you, but it's quite lovely and I took the photos differently than I normally do. Please, read on!

Behind Closed Doors is a thin, grey jelly base with large and small red hex glitter in it. It is from the Wet N Wild On the Prowl collection, which is a limited edition collection and should be in stores now (but not for too much longer, I imagine). **If you can't find this, NYX Girls has a polish called Dorothy which is also pretty dupey! It is sold on CherryCulture.**



A number of blogs have done comparisons between this and Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, and the verdict? They are dupes! I don't have the Lippmann, so I can't do a comparison of my own, but here is Behind Closed Doors, which is definitely gorgeous enough for me...


Keep in mind if you are using this polish that it is VERY thin and takes a lot of layers to build up! This is four coats of BCD and two coats of Poshe topcoat. You could layer it over black if you wanted to save on polish, but I chose to just use extra layers of the Wet N Wild.


As with most glitter polishes, let your coats dry before adding another. You want to make sure that your glitter stays in place and doesn't get messed up by the second coat.


This might sound weird, but it seemed to me as I was doing these that the faster I did my brushstrokes, the more large hex glitter pieces would stay on the nail. I dunno. If you are having trouble getting large pieces on your nails, try using fast strokes.



So, as far as having taken these photos differently... I took these photos in my new lightbox! I made it for under $5 using this tutorial over at Strobist. I have made one before but threw it away when I moved! The perils of having a cheap lightbox, I guess. I decided to remake one so that I could take my photos at night, and then not have to wake up early in the morning before work to use the natural morning light. I'm very pleased with how these pictures look, I'm pretty sure I like them more than my old natural light photos!
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25 comments

  1. love how these pics turned out!! mine never looked this good. great job and I have yet to try this color, oops!

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  2. Wow you can really see the difference in these pics-went to that link and may need to make myself a light box! really nice!

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  3. Wow these picture are awesome! I love the color as well it is very pretty and it looks like there is so much depth in the color when you look at it on the nail.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting it made my day! :)

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  4. I love the polish & the pic, I have been thinking about making a light box as well, bc I always have to wait til morning for pics too!

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  5. I like this polish.. Although I do not wear dark colours often, I really like this one.

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  6. I am going to try doing the tutorial! I really really like this color! Urgh drool worthy!

    xoxox

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  7. I'm such a huge fan of this polish.. it's gorgeous!

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  8. Oh I like that polish, maybe I'll pick it up today! Love Glitter! lol

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  9. I wanted this so bad but because I couldn't find it anywhere I settled for Dorthy and it does look very similar.

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  10. I love this polish! I'm so angry that I can't seem to find it anywhere :(

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  11. I'm bummed that I didn't pick up this shade from OTP collection, I really lurve it. And congrats on your new light box! I have been meaning to make one for a long time now. Gotta stop procrastinating.

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  12. I think this color is awesome! Love that first photo!

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  13. So lovely! Wish I found this & Correction Tape at my local CVS stores.

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  14. I'm going to use that tutorial as well! I'm waiting for the right sized package to show up at work so I can steal a box. What sort of lighting are you using for your box?

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  15. @Nailed it - I put the box in the brightest room in the house, and then I shine a little desk lamp in through the top panel.

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  16. I really like the idea of the lighbox, I just might have to try making one :) Thanx for the link

    Check out my blog:
    Let Me See Ur Peacock

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  17. I love your blog! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. Thanks for the swatch and the lightbox tutorial! I'll definitely be making a lightbox this weekend, as well as hunting and stalking all the places here that sell Wet N Wild. I hadnt seen this polish swatched, and you have just created a huge lemming! Rawr!

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  19. If you cant find this.. the New NYX advanced Salon Formula polish in "Dark Glitter" is veryyyyy similar! here is a pic of my swatch! http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/391506_10100523095948383_6221667_55318483_121990624_n.jpg

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  20. In case anyone is reading this post at this point, Spoiled polish also has a dupe of it that is called Ants in my Pants.

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