Wet n Wild ColorIcon Holiday Palette Night Elf Review, Swatches, Photos

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I’ve been stalking every drugstore in New York trying to get my hands on two of the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Holiday Palettes I don’t already own. It’s becoming borderline obsessive.

I haven’t been this hyped about makeup since Givenchy released its Diamond Powder!

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Since I’ve already reviewed the palette’s formula in a prior post I won’t go into great detail here. If you missed that review please click here for more details.

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These are limited edition palettes available from Wet n Wild for the Holidays. Each is $4.99 and includes a Wet n Wild ColorIcon Shadow Palette featuring six eyeshadows and a Wet n Wild ColorIcon Sparkling Eyeliner Pencil. I’ve already reviewed Golden Goddess in a prior post and the one I have for today’s review is Night Elf. Dontcha just love the name?

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One thing that excited me about Night Elf is the fact that it has a Christmas-y red shade. Red shadows aren’t nearly common enough nor are they easy to pull off but I’m still attracted to them in a major way and end up hauling any and ever red shade I come across. I was delighted with the red in this palette as its a unique, off red shade that has a Chrismas-y feel about it. It’s one of the reasons that palette is so special in my opinion. Also included are shimmering shades of silver, matte black with silver glitter, off white cream, taupe, and an iridescent off brown.

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The formula is incredible on these with a very soft, velvety feel that’s extra smooth and silky. They apply dreamy and blend easily although I did think that Golden Goddess had a far better formula than Night Elf in terms of pigmentation and texture but that could be because it contained more shimmery shades where as Night Elf has a few choice shades that are matte. On the other hand I felt like the pencil with Golden Goddess tugged a bit where as the one with Night Elf had a way better formula that smudged easily and applied smoothly. It was a toss up here but either way both palettes are an incredible value and fall into the realms of the “You NEED this” category.

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For my look below I got a little crazy by applying the red on my lid and blending the black into my crease and proceeding to line my upper and lower lash line with the black pencil. It’s a bit of bolder look but I had fun with it.

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Overall, the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Holiday Palettes are proving extremely awesome and very much a Muse Approval for purchase.

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You seriously need to start stalking your drugstore for these. They are fabulous. There are two other palettes available in the series and I do believe it’s worth shelling out $20 to snag all four.

Loves ‘em!

The best budget budget of the Holiday Season!

You NEED these.

Disclosure:

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

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  • 10/22/10 13:55 Phyrra:

    I love the name of the night elf palette. I will find it, it will be mine. You look really cute in the red shadow! Yay :) Thanks for swatching it!

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    • 10/22/10 13:57 the Muse:

      DD MUST HAVE this ;-D awesome palette. Aw thanks girl!

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  • 10/22/10 13:56 Cindy:

    Great palette, and i love the look that you made with it !

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    • 10/22/10 13:57 the Muse:

      thanks Cindy!!!!!!!!!! hugs ;D

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  • 10/22/10 14:13 Courtney:

    I must say, I’ve always been skeptical of red eyeshadow but it looks fabulous on you! It really brings out the brown in your eyes. I still don’t think I could pull off red (way too much pink in my skin and the whites of my eyes get red too easily that I don’t want to emphasize it) but I think if you have the right skin and eye color it can look absolutely gorgeous. Totally diggin’ it!

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    • 10/22/10 14:35 the Muse:

      aw thanks courtney it was a really rushed look you rock, good for my ego ;-D I think red is hard for everyone to pull off, it’s such an obscure color ;-D but I can’t help but dig it!

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  • 10/22/10 14:28 clementine:

    I’m stalking my local drugstores on a weekly basis, too, LOL. I think the cashiers all know me by now as the girl who comes in and wanders around… Won’t lie, I almost hope Halloween were past so that they’d start putting these out already!

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    • 10/22/10 14:34 the Muse:

      LOL clem! ;-D that’s me! wander in, don’t buy anything, and proceed to leave….damn them! they are teasing us ;D

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  • 10/22/10 14:35 cheyenne!:

    i seriously love the red. you can pull any color off!

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    • 10/22/10 14:38 the Muse:

      aw thanks cheyenne you’re lovely to say so! hugs!

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  • 10/22/10 15:35 LorraineER:

    I’m all about the red shadows and I heard that the color in the bottom right corner was a dupe for MAC’s Club but it looks less green and more brown in the swatch. I want these palettes bad!!

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    • 10/22/10 15:49 the Muse:

      I dunno if I have club Lorraine will have to compare ;-D can’t blame you, def lemming the others myself ;D

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  • 10/22/10 15:45 Storm:

    I want this so badly. I have been stalking every drug store in a bi-city area, searching for these! And nobody has them out yet :-(

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    • 10/22/10 15:49 the Muse:

      Storm SAME here ;-D

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  • 10/22/10 15:58 elizabeth:

    I’m actually headed to Rite Aid now, let the stalking begin!

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    • 10/25/10 12:37 the Muse:

      any luck elizabeth!?

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      • 10/25/10 12:48 elizabeth:

        No :(, but in a bit I’m going to stop by a different Rite Aid and a Walgreen’s on my way to work. I will prevail!

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        • 10/25/10 12:51 the Muse:

          LOL ditto Elizabeth ;-D Good luck, may the force be with you!

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  • 10/22/10 16:07 Marina:

    I’d buy it just for namesake!

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    • 10/25/10 12:37 the Muse:

      marina can relate ;D

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  • 10/22/10 16:42 Daniel:

    Hey, I just found your site, and I love how you’re trying out drugstore brands too, its good to see, but I wanna know if you did the swatches on bases or not =) thx <3

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    • 10/25/10 12:30 the Muse:

      hi daniel thanks. swatches on bases or not? do you mean did I swatch with a base under the shadows?

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  • 10/22/10 16:52 Sonia:

    Ok first off, you look so hot! 2nd, where did you find this?? I went everywhere today looking for it, and no luck:(((

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    • 10/25/10 12:37 the Muse:

      aw thanks sonia! xoxox you’re wayyyyy too kind dear. I got an early press samples. I’ve been stalking the other shades though with no luck. Keep checking wallgreens, etc…also check on the WnW site for stores in your area ;D

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      • 10/25/10 13:01 Sonia:

        You’re very welcomed <333
        Oh you are so lucky! I cannot wait until I get my hands on it! I went to Walgreens looking for it, and I asked the lady that worked in the counter at the beauty section if they had the new WnW Holiday palettes. She took me to a side isle and pointed to the cheap Holiday mu kits that look just like the ones Walmart carries during the Holidays and said "Yes, here they are." lol!! I hope I'll have better luck next time.

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        • 10/25/10 13:05 the Muse:

          AWWWWWW sonia! It’s still pretty early. I’ve been stalking all the shops myself including walgreens! I’d say once they get rid of the Halloween stuff, that’s a good time to HIT ;-D and see if they popped up! Danielle had mentioned to look on end caps as well since they aren’t on the normal little retail displays ;-D!!!!!!! GOOD Luck! I’m with you as I want two others ones, sugar plum and snow sprite, so I’m a stalkin’!

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  • 10/22/10 17:01 femputer:

    I want, I want! Still haven’t spotted these. :(

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    • 10/25/10 12:23 the Muse:

      me either femputer ;-D stalking crazy like here!

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  • 10/22/10 17:33 Lei:

    Great review! I think I’d probably pick this up just for the red color.

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    • 10/25/10 12:23 the Muse:

      lei def worth it ;D

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  • 10/22/10 18:09 Mara:

    You should go a “little crazy” more often. Gorgeous look!

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    • 10/25/10 12:36 the Muse:

      ha thanks mara ;-D xoxoxo!

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  • 10/22/10 18:20 Ally:

    Uh I can’t wait till these come to drugstores! I guess I’ll keep stalking like everyone else hoping one of these times I’ll get lucky. Oh and I am definitely grabbing all 4 if I ever find them! Good luck finding the other two Muse! These look awesome. And I LOVE the formula of the regular line of the color icon palettes- you should definitely check them out if you haven’t already!

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    • 10/25/10 12:53 the Muse:

      don’t worry ally you’ll find ‘em ;-D thanks hun! I’m a stalking ;-D I def will! Haven’t yet but I’m on it now ;D

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  • 10/22/10 18:59 Erin:

    I got one of the little halloween fantasy makers duos that’s red and black and the red in this is exactly the same.

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    • 10/25/10 12:52 the Muse:

      ahhh I have that one too erin! ;-D!

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  • 10/22/10 19:04 Sarah:

    You look GORGEOUS with the red eyeshadow! I am so going to go and try the look you did.
    I don’t know if any palletes I already have has a red eyeshadow though :/
    Must get this, I want all the wet n wild coloricon palettes now

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    • 10/25/10 12:23 the Muse:

      aw thanks Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D send me a pic after you do yours! would love to see ;-D stalk, stalk, stalk :D

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  • 10/22/10 20:28 kylier:

    Wow the red really makes your brown eyes pop!

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    • 10/25/10 12:22 the Muse:

      aw thanks kylier ;-D!

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  • 10/22/10 21:14 Jessica:

    I FOUND EM! I really found them! I went to Walgreens not even looking for them and BAM there they were! I only bought Sugar Plum Fairy and Night Elf because the other’s didn’t stick out like a sore thumb to me. Seriously my life is complete now :D

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    • 10/25/10 12:22 the Muse:

      LOL jessica! AWESOME ;-D haven’t seen them here yet but I keep stalking!

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  • 10/23/10 0:04 SusanT:

    OMG, you look so cute with that red eye shadow. My luck I’d end up looking like a raccoon. It likes look a great palette, esp. for that price. Muse, I always look forward to your little Mona Lisa smile at the end of the posts when you try on the product. Keep up the good work!

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    • 10/25/10 12:52 the Muse:

      aw shucks susan thanks! *blush* totally made my day with your lovely comment ;D!

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  • 10/23/10 0:31 Brittany:

    Hey now, I am realllllly liking that red on you! I’m definitely going to try it- looks like the palette makes a beautiful fall eye!! Yay and can’t believe it’s called Night Elf (Druid)! LOL

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    • 10/25/10 12:21 the Muse:

      ha inner geek loves the name brit ;-D aw thanks! ;-D really does work for Fall or Winter!

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  • 10/23/10 5:05 Jennifer L:

    I seriously thought red only looked good on the cheeks and lips but wow, the way you put together the red and black eyeshadow is awesome! I might just have to try this myself!

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    • 10/25/10 11:42 the Muse:

      aw thanks jennifer you’re lovely xdoxo! def try it out ;D works great on brown or black eyes!

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  • 10/23/10 5:27 gio:

    This is a beautiful palette and I love what you did with it. You look gorgeous!

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    • 10/25/10 11:42 the Muse:

      aw thanks gio xoxoxoxo! you’re too kind ;D

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  • 10/23/10 9:19 Nikkia (Silver Lips):

    OMG!! I have been trying to get my hands on these limited edition palettes and its as if DC just doesn’t have them :-( But the quest continues and I will find them soon :-)

    Anywhoodle, I’m loving your FOTD, Simply gorgeous

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    • 10/25/10 12:35 the Muse:

      aw thanks Nikkia! you rock xoxo! It seems stores are just starting to get them hun there’s hope!!!!!!

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  • 10/23/10 10:47 cham:

    oh! you look so good. this one is my fave to date..;)

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    • 10/25/10 11:38 the Muse:

      aw thanks cham xoxox!

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  • 10/23/10 10:49 cham:

    Muse, may I know what lippie did you use on this fotd?

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  • 10/23/10 11:52 Mykeshia:

    You look great with the red lids!

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    • 10/25/10 11:36 the Muse:

      aw thanks mykeshia xoxoxo!

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  • 10/23/10 14:06 Mary the Muse Militant:

    Red looks fab on you Muse.
    I love red eyeshadows but am allergic to all Mac’s and Nars reds and most of their purples and strong pinks.
    I’ll definitely go look for this palette and it won’t be a waste if I am allergic to the red as the black and brown will go down well too.
    Am your colouring too so I can’t go wrong ! :)

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    • 10/25/10 11:36 the Muse:

      aw hope it works mary!!!!!!!!!!!! how big a kicker would it be if it doesn’t break you out where as high end does? the irony ;D

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  • 10/23/10 15:12 RonyaLii:

    do they have a blood elf palette ? :p

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    • 10/25/10 11:35 the Muse:

      ha that would be awesome ronya!

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  • 10/23/10 22:03 Lindsay:

    I just got this today. I know the red shadow is the real kicker here but I have red shadows so for me it’s that brown/green color that is all kinds of crazy cool.
    I just this year decided that it’s ok to wear bronze/gold/brown shadows with my cool skin tone, as I’ve strictly been a silvers and purples kinda girl convinced that warm tones would just look horrid on me. So I’ve be experimenting like no other, it’s like this brand new color to me.
    I dig this palette a lot so far, so many looks can be created definitely a bomb purchase for only $4.99!

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    • 10/25/10 12:02 the Muse:

      lindsay haven’t tried the shade yet b/c I was wow’ed by the read but you got me excited to have a go ;D

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  • 10/24/10 12:47 Danielle:

    My Walgreens just set up this display this morning. The sad thing was there were only two of each item on the display! TWO! I hope they keep restocking it for everyone to get a chance at getting this stuff. Anyway, I picked up three of the palettes (I passed on golden goddess because I have SO many shades like the ones in the palette). But I did get Night Elf, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Snow Sprite. I also snagged 4 of the nail polishes that were on the display: Rudolph (sparkling red), Comet (Gold Glitter), Prancer (Red Glitter), and Dasher (multi-colored silver sparkle–looks like ChG Fairy Dust in the bottle).
    The display was small and on the side of an endcap near the deodorant.

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    • 10/25/10 10:51 the Muse:

      omg danielle so awesome you got them at least ;-D You’re so sweet though for thinking of the rest of us XOXOXO! ;-D I really want SS and Sugar Plum badly but haven’t seen yet ;-D will be looking by the deo though now! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • 10/25/10 11:05 Danielle F:

        I also forgot to mention that the ONLY reason I bought Night Elf was because of the glam look you created above. That red looks gorg on you! I am going to try this look soon on myself!

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        • 10/25/10 11:22 the Muse:

          aw thanks danielle totally made my day with your comment HUGS! send me a pic!? would love to see the look you create!

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  • 10/25/10 0:41 BeautyMaven:

    Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it! Must fiiiind!! =D
    I’m with you on the red shadow– I have a picture from a mag of a girl with red shadow, kind of like your picture, and I adore it! The ballsiest I have some so far is “Vainglorious,” which really isn’t even that red, lol. For the price I will definitely have to pLaY!!
    I’m so glad you found this and swatched it up– I didn’t even know it existed!! Thanks! =)

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    • 10/25/10 10:49 the Muse:

      Vainglorious BeautyMave? Tell me more ;-D My pleasure!

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  • 10/25/10 4:33 Rain:

    You look absolutely gorgeous and elegant with your look =) I’ve never saw anyone pull off a red shadow before! Well done!

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    • 10/25/10 9:30 the Muse:

      aw thanks rain you’re way too KIND ;D

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  • 10/26/10 12:03 Nessa:

    Love the look!
    Thanks for the review!
    I’m glad I picked this up when I did, hopefully I can pull off that red…

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    • 10/27/10 10:00 the Muse:

      my pleasure nessa let me know how it works out ;D

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  • 10/29/10 18:14 Miss D:

    OMG…you look amazing! I must try and copy that red/smokey eyeshadow look. Great job, Muse, and have a great Halloween! :)

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    • 11/1/10 12:21 the Muse:

      aw jeepers thanks Miss D ;-D you’re lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to send me a pic if you do, would love to see ;-D Hope you had a great Halloween, mine was freaking awesome :D fav holiday!

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  • 11/3/10 3:54 Christina:

    Please do a review on the Snow Sprite if you have it? I’m dying to see if the two greens compare to MAC’s Humid and Gorgeous Gold? Thanks in Advance!

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    • 11/3/10 9:04 the Muse:

      Hi Christina I don’t have Snow Spirte hun. Been ranting in these posts about how I’m trying to stalk these down.

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  • 11/3/10 19:23 brici:

    i just bought this yesterday, i was origanly looking for the individual palettes that every one is raving about but my walgreens was sold out and it was too late to go to another but, right now walgreens has all their wnw cosmetics 50% off so i got this for 2.99 and i love it, its very pigmented and i used it today and i got lots of compliments…i picked up the goddess one and i want to go back and see if another walgreens has more. =)

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    • 11/4/10 12:41 the Muse:

      awesome brici ;-D the Goddess one is a fav of mine. What a great steal ;D!

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  • 11/4/10 3:22 aranza:

    You look Stunnin! I Always read every single post but I never comment. Love the fact that you always post a ‘look using the product.

    Can I use ur picture of the palette and swatch (your hand) if I cite properly and link it back to you?

    Either way, I adore you and your blog and you are such an inspiration! Btw, I found these at m Walgreens, on a special endcab, not the area where the WNW collection usually sits!

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    • 11/4/10 9:43 the Muse:

      hi aranza you’re way too kind ;-D thank you! sure. go right ahead. I was looking but didn’t see of ‘em at walgreens but def will keep trying to find ;D!

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  • 11/5/10 21:21 Julianne:

    I just found these at Walgreens. The display was up but the boxes were not yet unpacked. I asked the clerk if I could take a look see. I got one of everything, all four palettes, one of each nail polish and one of each mascara. Score! Since Wet n Wild is 50% off at Walgreens until Sunday, Double Score! The palettes did not ring up half off and I had to argue with the cashier who went to get the manager. I showed them the “50% all Wet n Wild” ad..

    I had a $5.00 Wet n Wild coupon in the car that I forgot to use. I’ll save it for next time. Run to get these ladies. Wet n Wild cannot be beat with a stick quality wise and the price is rockin’.

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    • 11/8/10 13:45 the Muse:

      awesome to hear Julianne plus glad you got ‘em on sale =)

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  • 11/7/10 22:38 Erin:

    I saw these at my walgreens tonight ;o) they only had 3 left. One night elf two snow sprite palettes. I was so bummed cause I’m broke and I probably walked by that display like four times since the first. ;o( hopefully they’ll have more, my walgreens is kinda known to order very little in the holiday make up displays and not restock.

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    • 11/8/10 12:07 the Muse:

      aw sorry erin :( perhaps head to another walgreens if they sell out or cvs ;-D when you do have some funds :)

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  • 11/10/10 17:42 charlotte:

    wow this is awesome! Love the red eyeshadow! I will def have to go check for this palette! Thanks so much for reviewing and swatching it :) love your look it looks so festive

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    • 11/11/10 11:10 the Muse:

      aw thanks charlotte! ;-D glad you enjoyed the review

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  • 11/16/10 15:48 Sara:

    Heyy where in NY did you find these? I am in NYC and have had no luck finding them anywhere.

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    • 11/16/10 15:59 the Muse:

      It’s a press sample Sara, so didn’t find in a store as of yet. Said as much a few times about having a hard time locating them. Hope this helps!

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  • 11/28/10 6:12 crowstoes:

    My wet n wild adventure is officially over!
    I’m near charlotte nc and had to go to 3 different walgreens to score all four of these….WHEW
    had to pay full price on the holiday palettes but idc-they are toyally worth it and a very underrated brand imo. I decided to pull the trigger at one of the walgreens and go for the other current coloricon pallets as well ( they were buy one get one half off) who on earth could resist THAT!!!! Chin up ladies. Keep looking. I think location makes all the difference. I found one here., one there and the other two at another. Frustrating but i can tell you they are sooooo worth the chase.
    Also-i noticed after swatching them that in the night elf palette the brown/green color is an exact dupe of UD lounge.

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    • 11/30/10 16:07 the Muse:

      YAY Crowstoes! w00t! that’s awesome ;-D I’m so glad you got these and thanks for the dupe info!

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  • 12/14/10 21:15 Dani1119:

    So I have been searching for the past hour and a half for your website!! You have BY FAR THE BEST eyes done with the WNW Night Elf palette. NO you didn’t get a little crazy with the red. It looks FABULOUS. IMHO no one else used it ENOUGH. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bold, bold use of that stunning color!! You look FAB! Could you possibly do a video tutorial either here or on youtube of how you did the look and the brushes you used?? THANKS and again BRAVO!! Your look is the BEST!!

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    • 12/15/10 9:29 the Muse:

      hey dani! wow thanks for the awesome compliment/comment *hugs& you’re WAY too kind! Gosh I really don’t do tuts so well to be honest….I’m not really all that fab at application but love to play! ha I’m blushing at your praise! It was honestly not alot I did, I used some mac blending brushes ;-D and went to town. If I get a chance I’ll see if I can create a vid or a step by step tut ;-D but no promises, I def suck at vids ;D!

      Thanks again for the great compliment/comment ;D!

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