wet n wild Fergie nail color Dutchess

Ugh! I have not been  looking forward to doing this post because I don’t think I can properly put into words how much I hate this nail polish. As I was browsing at Walgreens the other day I spotted a new wet n wild Fergie nail color display. Of course I wanted to try a polish or 2 but none of them really jumped out at me.

Dutchess looks pretty enough in the bottle. It’s a mix of mostly small blue glitter with slightly larger more sparse purple glitter. Unfortunately between the bad formula and horrible brush this polish was a nightmare to apply. The formula is thick and can get clumpy fast. The brush is even worse. It’s wide but one side was thicker than the other. Due to this, the polish would apply unevenly so the polish would be super thick on one side of the nail and almost non-existent on the other side of the nail. This also makes this a very messy polish to apply!

Despite the fact that the polish is thick I needed 4 coats to get anything close to an opaque color. Plus, even with a thick layer of top coat, the polish was lumpy and not at all shiny. Also, because of the weird brush and thick polish, the polish made my nails look strange. Like they were wider towards the top of my nail bed, which they aren’t.

To try to rectify this situation I did try layering Dutchess over Essie Mesmerize. I had the same problem I had with Finger Paints Easel-y Entertained. Even with just one coat, Dutchess made the manicure uneven and very dull.

So basically…I have no clue what to do with this polish. It was a total bust! I would not recommend this polish to my worst enemy. Except perhaps to drink.

The Fergie nail color display said that these polishes were $3.49 but to my surprise, when I got to the register they rang up as $3.99 (I even tweeted a picture of my receipt!). I asked and this was the correct pricing so just be aware of that.

Below the jump there are bottle and brush pictures as well as more swatches of Dutchess on its own along with swatches of it over Essie Mesmerize.

18 thoughts on “wet n wild Fergie nail color Dutchess

  1. What a shame! It looks so nice in the bottle! I had a similar problem with Wet n’ Wild Spoiled nail polishes- I bought three, and all three brushes were wonky in a different way… Makes me wanna just stick with reliable polish lines that are tried and true….

    • One of the Soiled polishes I tried had a really wonky brush, but even still, the polish applied ok. That was not the case with this polish!

  2. It’s such a shame. Dutchess looks so pretty!

  3. hey alli, just an fyi it is in fact ILLEGAL here in the great state of north carolina for a retailer to charge more than the posted price for an item. (i work in retail and my sister, who told me this little tidbit, is working on her mba). boo walgreens!

    • Oh really? I tweeted wet n wild about the issue but got no response. Perhaps I should email them (as I do live in North Carolina!)

      Thank you so much for that info!

  4. That brush is a horror show!!! I’m so glad you posted this. I’m always tempted by new polishes. I’ll skip this one when I stumble upon it!

  5. [...] For more info on this line of polishes from wet n wild plus information of the brush and bottle check out my post on Dutchess. [...]

  6. I had the same problem but luckily I only painted one nail before I realized no way was I going to do the rest. I am taking it back to walgreens since I still have my receipt. I decided to look online to see if anyone was having the same problem and of course this polish isn’t good at all.

  7. Yikes! I was sooooooo close to buying this yesterday but I’m so glad I skipped it now! That brush is beyond bad and the glitter is so dull. Such a shame!

    I really love Wet ‘n Wild but the brushes on the newer polishes they’ve been putting out are scary. The Spoiled line probably takes the cake when it comes to being the worst. It’s such a bummer to see that awful brush is being used on these too! >.<

    • You definitely dodged a bullet!

      The brushes for the Spoiled and Fergie line are just bad. But then the brushes for the new(ish) megalast polish are fantastic. It makes no sense!

  8. [...] n wild’s line of Fergie polishes has been less than stellar. I still have nightmares about Dutchess and Hollywood Walk of Fame was just disappointing. Clearly I haven’t learned from my mistakes [...]

  9. Oh no! I wished I wouldve came across this post before I purchased Dutchess. It looks so pretty in the bottle and at the store. The way the light catches the sparkles in Dutchess at Walgreens, I didnt think twice to get it. I havent tried it it and pray it’s a new batch or something. :

  10. [...] like a hate/luke warm relationship. Grammy Gold is the fourth polish I have tried from this line. Dutchess falls solidly into the hate category. Walk of Fame I hate slightly less but still didn’t [...]

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