Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spoiled By Wet N Wild Cougar Attack

So you may know by now that some of the Spoiled by Wet N Wild polishes are re-releases of past limited edition Wet N Wild polishes. Cougar Attack is one such polish and originally came out in the near-impossible to find On The Prowl Collection last year. So if you missed out on it then, you've got a chance to scoop it up at CVS now! Cougar Attack is a copper glitter in a brown jelly base. It's also an extremely close--albeit not 100% spot-on--dupe for Deborah Lippmann Superstar. I don't own Superstar but Vampy Varnish has a great comparison HERE if you'd like to see for yourself. The differences between the two are pretty negligible.






I used three coats here...and let me tell you, it was not a fun time. My biggest problem with application is not so much the formula itself as it is the brush; it's simply too wide and picks up way too much polish. Even wiping off the brush didn't seem to do much; the brush absorbs polish almost like a sponge and more polish would always come dribbling down. I had similar problems with another Spoiled polish, Shuffle The Deck. This is one of, if not the, worst brush I've ever worked with. The excess polish would run off the brush in globs and made neat application very difficult.


However, despite some major application issues, I really like the look of Cougar Attack. It looks much more expensive than the $2 it costs and although it's not an exact match to Deborah Lippmann Superstar, I think the fact that Cougar Attack is a tenth of the price makes up for the small differences. I commend Wet N Wild for bringing back some past limited edition polishes in the Spoiled line so now more people have a chance to try them, but I wish they hadn't changed the brush. It makes an otherwise great polish into kind of a pain. I'm not too let down though because this polish was so inexpensive and still knocked Superstar off my lemming list. If the brush was better I would recommend this polish without any reservations. If you do decide to check it out though, just be sure to approach with patience.

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  1. Very pretty! I really like it, I'm sorry you had problems with application. I have to pick some of these up.

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    1. Spoiled is still worth checking out for sure. They have some great colors despite the wonky brush.

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  2. This one is pretty! I really want Deborah Lippmann Superstar and this one will probably satisfy me for a bit. I haven't had the chance to test out the brush for my bottle of Shuffle the Deck, but I noticed that the bristles aren't cut evenly and some are poking out.

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    1. I had a stray hair sticking out on the brush for this polish but none that I noticed on my Shuffle the Deck. The brushes really aren't very good, at least that's how I feel, but I still like this polish and it's a good way to quash (or at least delay) a Superstar lemming!

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    1. I hope it finds its way into your stash soon! It looks so cool in person.

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  4. it looks worth the trouble;)

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  5. I just bought two of these polishes (Visually Slimming & Ants in My Pants) today, they were on sale for $1.99, and sad to say I had the same problem with the brush. I now have Visually Slimming ALL over my cuticles. I think I'm going to take it off and try again :-(

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    1. I think it's legitimately impossible to do a nice, neat application with the Spoiled polishes. Such a shame because the colors really are quite nice. I bought Ants In My Pants as well but haven't tried it yet. Dreading the application...

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