12 MoC: Merry Marsala

by - 12/22/2014

Since the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year 2015, I've been on the hunt for Marsala in polish form. You might think this would be a simple task, but it's actually been quite difficult, and I'm still not 100% there. But this polish is thee best match (and deal) I've found so far. I give you Haze of Love...

Marsala Nails

Wet N Wild Haze of Love

Marsala Nails

Haze of Love by Wet N Wild

Marsala Manicure

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Wet N Wild Haze of Love
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
Marsala is an earthy red with an almost equal blend of red and brown. It's a super versatile shade, and depending on what you pair it with, it can lean towards either color. It's a rich shade, but not overly dark, and a little dusty. In all honesty, Haze of Love is a decent enough match, but it could still stand to be muted down a little bit. It's just the slightest bit too dark, now that I look at the graphics and my nail photos so closely together. But how many people are going to put the two side by side in real life?!?

Marsala by Pantone

Wet n Wild Haze of Love

It's always a toss up as to what the Color of the Year will be. And then, as the year proceeds, we see whether or not said color has any real staying power. In 2012, Tangerine Tango was EVERYWHERE. In 2013, Emerald was the chosen color, but mint was what flew off the shelves. This year, the color might've been Radiant Orchid, but Cobalt really came back in a big way. So... will Marsala be a hit, or a miss? Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Formula-wise, I've really come to like the megalast polishes from Wet N Wild. I've even come around to the moppy brush, which I'll admit, I never thought would happen. The size and angle of the brush allow for more control at my cuticles and along the sides of my nails. I did have a little trouble when wrapping my nails, some of the polish on my ring finger smudged a bit. Had I wrapped earlier than between coats 2 and 3, that probably would NOT have happened, though.

Haze of Love is part of the Wet N Wild megalast core collection. I picked my bottle up at Dollar General over the weekend for $2.


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