Hi ladies! Soo when I started hearing about Wet n Wild’s new holiday collection earlier this week I thought, “here we go again.” The hunt, the endless search…etc. It’s gotten old. BUT. I remember that I was able to easily find the Wet n Wild holiday collection last year at a local Walgreens without much trouble at all. But believe me, I remember how hard they were for so many to track down!

So, I gave said store a call on Tuesday and the sweet lady in cosmetics said, ” Call back tomorrow at this time. Our new displays get delivered on Wednesday and should be out by 3PM.” I didn’t call because I was too busy. But, on my way home I remembered what she had said and stopped in to Walgreens and……

Wet n Wild Baked, Not Fried palette

I guess you could say I was dazed by the fact that the holiday collection was there, completely untouched and ready to be ransacked.

I bought the baked shadow palettes ($4.99/each) and two of the nail polishes. I am only showing 1 palette and 1 polish here because, as usual, I have a little something up my sleeve. Stay tuned…

Baked, Not Fried Swatches

These are dry, over my new favorite primer/shadow setter Pixie Epoxy (not sure it’s really a primer, but it works wonders with shadows!). Gorgeous!

Some more swatches!

L-R: MAC Glamour Check, WnW Baked Not Fried, MAC Carbonized, WnW Baked, Not Fried (bottom most shades in the palette)

Not exact dupes but rather close. Carbonized is closer than Glamour Check is, but on the eyes I bet either would be hard to distinguish. Both of these MAC shades are limited edition. I prefer the formula of Carbonized (smoother, easier to apply) but Glamour Check and the WnW seem very similar in how they apply.

So close!

L-R: MAC Woodwinked vs WnW  shade (middle of the palette)

Extremely close in shade, but Woodwinked does not have the sparkle that the WnW one has. I prefer the MAC formula between the two, but I like the added sparkle from the WnW.

Hmm, not really dupes...

L-R: MAC Naked Lunch, WnW Shade, Stila Kitten

The lovely G of Nouveau Cheap had suggested in her fab-dabulous post here that there might be a Stila Kitten dupe …unfortunately I don’t think it’s close enough. Kitten leans more gold/peach here and the WnW shade leans more pink. Naked Lunch is much less shimmery when compared.

Not here either....

L-R: MAC Creamy Bisque, MAC Nylon, WnW shade (Lightest one at top)

The lightest WnW shade initially reminded me of Nylon, but Nylon has a sheen, not a shimmer and is lighter/more gold. My next try was Creamy Bisque, but again not really close. The formulas on all of these were quite nice.

Last but not least....

L-R: Bobbi Brown Tiger’s Eye, MAC Mythical, WnW Coppery shade

I didn’t have a dupe for this shade. I tend not to reach for coppers too often (especially when they lean too orange) because they make me look tired and well, like I got socked in the face.

Of all the shades, Woodwinked and Carbonized were closest in terms of color alone. Are there any true dupes here? Well, that depends on what your definition. If yours is “close enough” than there probably are. If yours is “exact replica” than I’m afraid I don’t have the shades.


This was my favorite of the polishes. BAR GLITTER! OMG. Coppery-Goldy-Glittery goodness. This is a must have! I also picked up Give Me a Price Quote because it was also bar glitter and looked fantastic. This is 2 coats (thicker ones)

And, because I realize these are notoriously difficult to track down. I decided to give away the two things I wanted most from this collection…

Wet n Wild Giveaway!

The Prize:

1 winner will receive:

The Rules:

Thanks, and good luck!

This Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Gaby for winning and thanks to everyone who entered!

52 responses to “Wet n Wild: Holidaze. And, a Giveaway! Giveaway CLOSED”

  1. Wynell says:

    I’m looking forward to Nars holiday collection
    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/PrettyNelly_1/status/126855699723587584

  2. Destinee says:

    I am most looking forward to NAR’s Holiday Collection. The colors of the products are gorge!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/LoveDestinee11/status/126857573784756224

  3. Destinee says:

    Oops, forgot my GFC: Destinee

  4. Sarah S. says:

    Hi Danielle! I’m looking forward to Wet n Wild’s LE matte palette, actually! I’m just crossing my fingers I’ll be able to find it 🙂

  5. Arrielle says:

    My name is Budget Makeup Beauti on Google Friend Connect and the holiday collection I’ve been waiting on is the Wet n Wild Sparkle City collection.. I’m dying to get my hands on it!

  6. Erin says:

    I love Stila’s holiday collections!!

    GFC: Rinny

  7. Jessica says:

    I picked up that palette too! When I saw them in stores last week I hadn’t heard ANYTHING about them and even googling, I came up with nothing relevant (and a warning, if you search “wet wild baked” proceed with CAUTION!! yikes..). I haven’t tried them out on my eyes, but I was impressed when I swatched them!

  8. Sarah says:

    GFC: Sarah Crawford
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/sarahcrawford14/status/126892417843597312
    Email: sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

    I am most excited about the OPI Muppets holiday collection. Those glitters are just amazing!!

  9. Romzs says:

    Oh my gosh, those are absolutely gorgeous! WnW never fails to amaze me when it comes to their eyeshadows!

    • Romzs says:

      Eep, forgot to say that I’m looking forward to the MAC VIva Glam Holiday set only because I need a backup of Viva Glam Gaga 1! :p

      GFC: Romzs 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    GFC- BabiixGirl

    Looking forward to the OPI Holiday collection!

  11. Diane says:

    i’m looking forward to Benefit’s holiday collection well their special christmas gift sets thats is. i have my eye on Glossytown lipgloss set with 6 lipglosses as far as i’m aware of.
    i follow you via google friend connect as Diane Joaquin or Diane11792 i’m not sure BUT i do now that i follow you Danielle.i’m not gonna lie i love your blog so why wouldn’t i follow? 🙂 this is such a fabulous giveaway- the eyeshadow swatches are to DIE for. thanks for this opportunity.you truly are the best. 🙂 keep turning out such fab and helpful posts. 🙂

  12. Joy says:

    I am looking forward to MAC’s holiday collection with the white packaging!
    I follow you via GFC as Joy.

  13. Tiffany says:

    I’m really looking forward to the new wet n wild baked shadows. I want them all 🙂

    GFC: Life as A Southern Girl
    E-mail: tiffanylynn88@aol.com

  14. Brooke says:

    I follow via GFC under Brooke or BlushingNoir

    I’m dying to get my hands on the Holiday 2011 Dior 5-Couleur!!

    twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/blushingnoir/status/127015073418985472

    I like u on FB under Brooke BlushingNoir and am off to leave a comment 😉

  15. Holly says:

    Hey! I am looking forward to AVON’s Holiday collection!
    My GFC name is: Holly/ulta.is.my.candy.store
    I tweeted! here is the link: http://twitter.com/#!/hollyofspades/status/127012435906404352


  16. noniek says:

    I’m looking for Mac holiday collection.
    I follow you via gfc : noniek
    Liked and comment on facebook : noniek april
    Twitter : Noniek99
    Tweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/noniek99/status/127022633140240384

  17. Mindy says:

    Ohhh, I never tried any eyeshadows from wet n’ Wild.
    Would LOVE a chance at winning 🙂
    GFC: Comme3pommes
    I am looking forward Benefit’s holiday collections the most 🙂

  18. Danielle says:

    I’m actually looking forward to Wet n Wild’s LE matte palette. I just hope I can find them.

    GFC: Sweet As Honey Blog
    Twitter: @FrenchGirl20
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FrenchGirl20/status/127035946729357312
    FB Name: Sweet As Honey Blog

  19. imergotm says:

    GFC: imergotm
    Hoping Le Métier de Beauté comes out with some nice kaleidoscope sets. Also waiting for Dove Promises Peppermint Bark. Nom.

  20. Megan says:

    I’m mostly looking forward to the Tom Ford makeup collection, don’t know if that’s a holiday collection but it’s coming out soon!

    Following on GFC as Beauty in the Sky


  21. Beth says:

    Hi Danielle!
    I was looking forward to the new urban decay collection the most! Anyway it just came out over here at sephora and it’s the buzz! They are so beautiful!
    My GFC is soojing6 and my email address is elizabethquah@gmail.com
    I retweeted your giveaway under @BethQuahSooJing
    Heres the URL https://twitter.com/BethQuahSooJing/status/127077270471983104
    And on face book too! My Facebook name is, you guessed it! Beth Quah SooJing !
    Thank you south for letting us a glimpse of this wet “n” wild collection and all the swatches! Greatly appreciated!
    See you around Danielle
    God bless! Never give up on ang thing good!:)

  22. G A B Y says:

    Hi Danielle!

    GFC: G A B Y

    I would say I’m most excited about LUSH Christmas products as they are always so cute!

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/GabyFauchon/status/127082903908794368
    Facebook: I “liked” your page as Gaby’s Beauty Blog and left a comment on your giveaway post.
    Email: gabyfauchon@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

  23. Josianne says:

    GFC: JosianneL1507
    I’ll like to buy a MAC paintpot from Glitter & Ice collection, but I don’t enough money for this! So, I will wait for WnW products with impatience!

  24. Nicole Young says:

    My GFC: Nicole Young

    I’m looking forward to trying Bath & Body works holiday collections. They always smell so yummy!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MsLoveItLeaveIt/status/127094334309937152

    And I like you on FB 🙂

  25. alex says:

    sephora opi mini nailpolish sets

  26. ABeautyTale says:

    I’m looking forward for mac collection.
    GFC: andreea
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/ABeautyTale/status/127109665342496768

  27. bambaki83 says:

    Hi from Spain!!

    I’m looking forward to Too Faced Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection .

    GFC name: bambaki83

    I follow u on twitter as @bambaki83 and I tweeted about your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/bambaki83/status/127141588215406592

    I liked your facebook page as Miriam Rivas (Mirikitty)


  28. WitchHazel says:

    I MUST track down that palette! It’s beautiful!

  29. MiLulu says:

    I’m excited about Chanel Les Scintillances holiday collection)
    GFC: MiLulu
    Like dyou on FB: Olesia Flegka
    Follow you on Twitter: @LuluFleg
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/127287830518038528

  30. Ana says:

    Awesome swatches to say the least! Would LOVE to get those awesome goodies 🙂

    GFC name: spider girl

    I’m definitely looking forward to NARS and Chanel collections but I can’t leave this one, too. Wet n Wild if one of the top fave drugstore brands x

    Following on Twitter: @techspidergirl
    Retweeted 🙂

    techiespidergurl at gmail dot com

  31. Alta Infante says:

    Im excited to try Urban Decay palettes.

    GFC name: Alta Infante
    email: alta.infante(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Twitter name: altainfante
    RT link: http://twitter.com/#!/altainfante/status/127462174061903873

  32. Annette says:

    I’m looking foward to Tarte’s holiday collection. My GFC name is Annette M.

  33. fatema says:

    GFC: fatema

    email: fatimagill@live.com

    i am looking forward to Nars holiday collection.

    Facebook name: Fatema Gill

    twitter name: @FatemaGill

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/FatemaGill/status/127581620805959680

  34. Ana Belén says:

    I’m looking forward the CHANEL nailpolish summer collection!
    GFC name: fisiwoman
    FB name: Ana Belén R M
    Tweeted (@Fisigiawa): http://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/127711780184129537

  35. nistor luiza says:

    GFC: casual.chic.in.the.street
    Looking forward to OPI holiday collection 🙂

  36. Katherine says:

    I’m looking forward to the Tarte lipsurgence set!


  37. Victoria says:

    I’m really excited for Chanel’s holiday collection. Not that I could probably afford any of it… but mayyybeee a lippie 🙂

  38. grandeuress says:

    that palette is gorgeous.

  39. Maribel F. says:

    Great giveaway ^^
    I’m looking forward to the most By Candelight by Mac.
    Nick GFC: Maribel F.
    E-mail: mfuentes1987@gmail.com
    I follow you on twitter as @makeupmb and I retweet
    Thank you! xoxo

  40. Ruth Gistelinck says:

    GFC: Ruth

    I’m pretty excited for the Essence Holiday collection (especially the polshes)

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/RuthGBCN/status/128585935205040128

    I like you on FB and posted on your wall.

    Thanks!! xx

  41. Dee says:

    Thanks for the chance! I am looking forward to the Kate Winslet inspired holiday collection for Lancome! 🙂

    GFC: Dee

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/128650266697404417

    I like you on fb and wrote on your wall: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=186111171467882&id=125947130817620

  42. Kimberly Beauchamp says:

    I’m a follower!

  43. Kimberly Beauchamp says:

    I love the holiday collection; the colors are beautiful!

  44. Cristina says:

    Hi, please enter me .
    I follow you as Cristina
    My email address is cristina.gondos@yahoo.com
    I follow you on facebook as Cristina Gondos
    I follow you on twitter as @GondosCristina, and I twitted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/GondosCristina/status/129638590887104512
    The product I am most excited to try is the eye shadow palette.
    Thanks for the giveaway. XoXO

  45. Tina says:

    I am a GFC follower as KrispyTinCan

    I am looking most forward to the Dior Celebration Collection Makeup Palette. It’s so pretty!!

    I am a twitter follower as KrispyTinCan
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KrispyTinCan/status/130508801047670784
    I liked your fb as Tina Lane

    Thanks for doing the giveaway 🙂

  46. Calli says:

    I follow via GFC. I am loking forward to drinking hot apple cider while cuddling up with my boy.

  47. Sherry B. says:

    After last year’s performance, I have been looking forward to Wet’n’Wild’s collections more than any others. Thank you for the giveaway!

    GFC name and email: Sherry Brooks- ElisMom1 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Fb name: Lynn Brooks

  48. ♥♥Belén♥♥ says:

    Please enter me!!!
    GFC: Tras el Secreto de Venus
    I’m looking forward to Nars holiday collection
    Email. tras.el.secreto.de.venus@gmail.com
    Nick Twitter: @SecretodeVenus
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/SecretodeVenus/status/130649351625248769
    Nick Facebook: Secreto de Venus

  49. irina says:

    Hi! I follow via GFC as irina, on twitter as love_muffin and I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/love_muffin/status/130693302793150464.
    I am most excited to try the holiday nail polish collection from China Glaze.

  50. GFC: whimsical.glam
    email: emmabubbygirl(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I am really excited for Benefit’s holiday collection this year!!

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