Wednesday 14 January 2015

NYC Swatch Spam

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Hi! I've got swatches of some random NYC polishes today (I say spam, it's only 6 really, but I've decided I can call that spam!) NYC is a brand I've been familiar with for years but only recently started to really love! I discovered I had a good few in my stash so decided to swatch all the most recent ones.

NYC is a super budget brand (even cheaper than Barry M!) but as far as the nail polish is concerned they don't skimp on quality. I can't comment on their make-up range as I haven't tried it yet, but I'm definitely planning to! They also feature flat brushes which is great for a cheap brand, I always find myself wishing other budget brands would use flat brushes in their polishes.

The first 3 swatches are from the In a New York Colour Minute range, which are a bargainous £1.79 RRP!

Lavender Blossom is a cool lilac creme. The formula is quite thin, but I still only needed 2 coats! This is 2 plus top coat.

NYC Lavender Blossom

Peach Popsicle is a bright peach creme which can lean towards an orange tone depending on your light source. This was a little streaky on the first coat but built up easily. This is 2 coats plus top coat

NYC Peach Popsicle

Hudson Breeze is one of those gorgeous, deep blues that so many people love. I've heard it's a dupe of the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue! The formula is smooth, glossy and pigmented. I've used 2 coats plus top coat.

NYC Hudson Breeze

The next 3 swatches are from the Expert Last range, slightly posher at £2.49 RRP ;)

Summer in NYC is a peachy orange creme with a hidden shimmer which barely appears on the nail - that didn't bother me though because the colour is so gorgeous! I've used 2 coats plus top coat

NYC Summer in NYC

Rooftop Party Berry is a raspberry red creme. This is practically a one coater and super glossy even without top coat! I've used 2 coats

NYC Rooftop Party Berry

Lastly, Picnic On The Lawn is one of those difficult-to-capture-on-camera teal shades. I'd say I have it mostly accurate here, it's maybe a little more jade in real life. Another lovely smooth formula, I've used 2 coats plus top coat.

NYC Picnic On The Lawn

I'm so so impressed with these polishes, they're better than some I've tried at double the price. I've noticed they have some foil polishes available which I can't wait to get my hands on! Have you tried NYC before? What did you think?


- NYC is available from Superdrug, in store and online
- Also available in Lloyds Pharmacies

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  1. Hudson Breeze is one of my favourite NYC ever! And the formula is just perfection, too, I love it!

    1. It really is, can't believe how great it is for the price!

  2. I have a bit of a soft spot for NYC too, you really can't beat them for the price. I have 3 of the foils, and they stamp amazingly. A little brushstrokey, as most foils are, but great opacity, and very pretty colours. :) xx

    1. I'm always appreciative of a good stamping polish! I'll definitely be looking for those x

  3. I love NYC nail polishes. They have such good polishes, I have two foils and they are really good xx

  4. Lovely to see these swatched and given a good review, I love NYC polishes. I'm very much a budget brand fan, and NYC are my favourites along with Barry M.

    1. I can't believe it took me so long to realise how good they are!

  5. Beautiful colors. And Hudson Breeze is an exact dupe for Pacific Blue from Sally Hansen! XO Imke

  6. Awesome swatches! I've seen these polishes at my drugstore but I would opt for Milani. After your review I might go out and try these!!


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