Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wet N Wild - Spoiled - Cougar Attack

There's something about copper glitter that I'm attracted to, yet they do nothing for my skin tone, and somehow I keep buying them.... 

Wet N Wild reintroduces Cougar Attack in their Spoiled line, which originally is from their On the Prowl collection. AND is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Superstar.  So if you missed Cougar Attack the first time around, here's another chance to snag a bottle, except this time, you'll have to deal with their big moppy brushes.

Small copper glitter in a black tinted jelly base.

Left, China Glaze brush vs. WNW.  (CG Fireside Glow, the other copper glitter I own).
This time the brush was a big fat square.  I found it hard to work with.

In an earlier post I suggested using a brush from an old empty bottle of nail polish, as a way to deal with WNW's super soft and fat brushes, and a reader asked if I actually finished a bottle.  Well, no, not really, I've come close to finishing a couple of bottles of China Glaze's fastforward top coat, but that's about it.  So I used an old empty bottle with brush, and instead of filling the bottle with acetone I filled it with nail polish thinner instead.  Acetone breaks down nail polish and I didn't want to ruin my bottle of WNW.  Thinner contains ethyl and butyl acetates, which are normally in nail polish.  Therefore, if a trace amount of that ends up into a good bottle of nail polish, it will not be ruined. 

So, I used an old China Glaze brush to apply Cougar Attack and it worked like a charm.  When I was finished I just put the used brush into the thinner and in a few minutes the brush was clean.  I also rinsed the brush with thinner before using it, in case it had residual top coat still in between the bristles.  Next time, I'm going to try to trim the brush and see how that turns out.

Sally's for about $3.99, I think?
Overall, I'm okay with Cougar Attack, I'm not overly excited about it but its not completely boring either.  The black base helps it stand out a bit more than other copper colored polishes and gives it more of an edgy feel.  CVS $1.99, way cheaper than Lippmann.



  1. So much glitter! I love it. Their brush is quite chubby thought! I like em slim and manageable cause I'm really bad at painting my nails (especially my left hand haha).

    Re: the brushes, the links on my post are actually links to their amazon store. If you'd buy, I hope you could use my links (if you don't mind) so you could help me sustain my blog in your own little way.

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  2. i like how this shade looks on you! i want to try it over a different base to see if that'll make it look any more interesting.. hmm

  3. @ Kumiko, I will check out your amazon links!

    @ Sneakerette, maybe a opaque black then mattified? (Can't spell.)

  4. And I'm set to try your technique in using an old brush! I can't waste my thinner though as they are rarely sold at malls here, just at supply stores and the one nearest to me is still far. :)

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