The weather has turned and we have moved from shorts and t-shirts to yoga pants and sweatshirts and, let’s be honest, I am doing a small jig around my house as I love this time of year.
Today I am bringing you a mix of of colours from the brand wHet Polish. I reached out to the owners of wHet and they were kind enough to send me seven (7) of their polishes in a variety of colours and formulas and I am so happy to share the swatches with you. One thing that I am loving about this brand is the names of the polishes and how they give a definition to go along with each one.
Ethereal ~ characterized by lightness; highly refined; delicate; spiritual
This is a gorgeous soft pink jelly polish with a bright blue shimmer. The formula was very sheer and I used three coats for the swatches and you can still see the visible nail line. I think this polish would be perfect for the ‘clean, french manicure’ look or you could layer it over white to get it fully opaque.
Hubris ~ excessive pride of self-confidence
This is a gorgeous bright coral pink with a delicious creme formula. It was opaque in two coats and had a great shine even without using a topcoat… although, let’s be serious, I topcoat topcoat so this is two coats of Hubris with topcoat. I like this pink for those in between seasons as it’s bright without being too in your face.
Faux Pas ~ a social blunder
This is a stunning, bordering on neon-like, bright reddish pink creme with a subtle white shimmer. Easily opaque in two easy coats but that shimmer isn’t super apparent on the nail when you are in low-light conditions. I have to say this is my favourite of the polishes I have tried though… AMAZEBALLS!
Ravenous ~ extremely hungry; voracious; predatory
This one is a bright orange crelly polish with a hint of red undertones. I had a feeling that this one was a crelly when I was looking at the bottle based on how easily I could see the ball bearings but it was easily opaque in two thick coats (or three thin coats). Again, I think this polish is a perfect transition colour for the jump from summer to fall.
Quixotic ~ extravagantly chivalrous or romantic
This is a burgundy creme polish that had a beautiful opaque formula. I found that the first coat applied a little streaky but the second coat evened everything out beautiful and made it completely opaque. Usually I am not a fan of these colours but I found this one looked nice on my shorter nails.
Kerfuffle ~ a disorderly outburst or tumult
This is an awesome periwinkle creme polish with a perfect formula. We all know that these lighter colours can have brutal formulas but this one was easy to apply, no streaks and a great two coat wonder. The colours leaves me thinking spring but really, polish is meant to be worn whenever, so I will be loving this all year long.
Nefarious ~ infamous by way of being extremely wicked
This is a beautiful deep teal creme polish with a super subtle silver/white shimmer. The formula was wonderful and opaque in two coats and didn’t stain my nails at all… phew! I was disappointed the the shimmer didn’t show on my nails unless I was under a direct light source and wiggling my fingers looking for it… sort of lost the point for me. However, a great fall colour.
Overall, I really like these polishes and the formulas are all really nice and make the polishes easy to work with. My favourites are definitely Faux Pas and Kerfuffle.
wHet polishes can be purchased online at whetnails.com for $15 per bottle. Colours are limited edition so if you are interested in anything that you see, you may want to act sooner rather than later.