This polish has been shown off since it was released earlier this year, especially for Pink Wednesdays, but I just recently picked it up during the month-long Walgreens sale on all their $1.99 items. I was reluctant to try more Fast Dry Color polishes after the bubble fest from Party of Five Glitters, but why not give the line a second chance for $.99 a bottle?
Wet n Wild How I Met Your Magenta is a warm bubble gum pink with fine gold shimmer. This polish dries to a semi-matte finish. I prefer to wear this shade with a shiny top coat because it makes brush strokes, which are visible in its semi-matte finish, disappear. My index finger doesn't have any top coat so you can the difference between its matte vs. glossy.
The brush is full and straight so it was easy to work with but definitely had to be manipulated and worked around where the nail bed has curves, like the cuticle edge. The brush did make getting a medium-thick coat of polish on the nail in only a few strokes easy.
Unlike Party of Five Glitters, How I Met Your Magenta really did dry at lightning fast speed. Maybe because this polish is kind of a matte? hmm....
Unfortunately, I don’t think this polish has the opacity to ever fully cover the nail line. The VNL isn’t that visible in pictures or some lighting, but it’s there about 90% of the time staring at you from under the bright pink. However, the quick dry time makes it easy to put on three coats of color and head out the door in 15 minutes with a fully set mani.
The VNL is almost a deal breaker for me, but this is a very pretty color that’s fast and easy to use. I think I’m going to keep How I Met Your Magenta around for one day manicures when I need something quick and peppy but will come off before that VNL bugs me.