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N.Y.C. In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish

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      02.05.2013 12:11
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      As long as you don't eat it, it's an excellent budget nail polish

      I bought this nail varnish in clear recently because I have to wear nail varnish for work and when I am buying something for work, I prefer to go as cheap as possible on principal. Sometimes this philosophy turns out to be false economy but, in this instance, it worked out pretty well for me. The nail varnish is good, not fantastic, but good.

      The nail varnish makes two claims. The first is that it dries in a minute - 'at last a manicure that moves at the speed of Manhattan', its website claims! It's a tenuous link to New York at best, but the claim itself is not unfounded. I didn't exactly time the drying process, but the varnish did seem to dry really quickly. Certainly my first nail was dry to the touch by the time I had finished painting the last nail on that hand. I probably wouldn't have wanted to start rubbing my nails with tissue at this point, but they were certainly dry enough to get dressed without fear of smudging, which I thought was pretty impressive.

      The second claim it makes is that it has a special control-flow brush that dispenses just the right amount of varnish. I have no idea how they can make this claim because, as far as I can see, it is just a regular brush on the inside of the lid. Perhaps the shape is slightly different I don't know. As for applying it, it did seem to be pretty easy, but not so much that I would comment that it is obviously some kind of technologically advanced brush mechanism. It went on smoothly and was quite quick to apply (there's that New York Minute thing again!).

      The smell of it is pretty weird. I doesn't smell like normal nail polish once you have applied it and for the first few hours, it has a chemically sort of smell to it. It wears off after a bit though. I also think, and this might seem a bit odd but bear with me, it tastes funny. Not that I'm drinking it from the bottle, but I have a habit of nibbling my nails if i catch them on something and I need to smooth them down. This is when I taste it and it has a similar taste to its smell. It's a bit like one of those potions that you put on your nails that is deliberately nasty, to stop you from biting them. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but it does work!

      I have the nail varnish in clear and it makes a great base coat or top coat, or you can wear it by itself. I only apply one layer of it and have found that it gives my nails a nice shine in just one coat. It is pretty hard wearing and I find that I can wear it for three or four days before I start to see chips, which is good. There are lots of other colours in the range and some of them are really quite nice - they all have New York themed names and I quite like the look of 'Times Square' and 'East Village'!

      I bought the nail varnish from Superdrug, but it is available in Lloyds Pharmacies, Morrisons and online, directly from their website. I paid £1.79 for the nail varnish, which is the recommended retail price and I would say is pretty good value for money. I have certainly paid a lot more for nail varnish in the past with the same, if not worse, results and so I am happy with this one. Recommended.

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      07.12.2012 15:04
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      A nice nail polish with a great range of colours

      I've recently started making a little collection of a range of different nail polishes.. and i've bought myself 3 different colours of this nyc nail polish. In terms of cost they were quite good in comparisson to some other brands, at the minute they are at superdrug for £1.79 and they are sometimes on offer where you can buy 2 for £3.

      The shades that I have bought are #264 - lavender, #242 - uptown (hot pink) and #206 - east village (turquoisey colour).

      They come in a nicely shaped bottle which I prefer rather than the straight shaped ones. The bottle just states that it is quick dry and 30m. The nail polish is easy to apply and I did find it to be quick drying compared to some others that I have.

      What I loved about the nyc range was the range of colours that it had, and I bought these as I thought the colours looked great. I was hoping when I went to apply it that the shade would not be different to the bottle as sometimes they have been, but it was a perfect match when applied. The nail polish is thin in consistency and I did find it to be thinner than the GOSH nail polish that I also use, but it was not too runny and still worked well. As with most nail polishes, you do need 2 coats for it to show better.

      I was not disappointed with purchasing these and would probably buy more of this brand if I like the other colours. I did find that I would probably use the uptown shade the least as it was quite brighter than my other nail polishes but overall all the shades were lovely and looked nice on my nails.

      In terms of chipping, I did see the nail polish chip in a few areas after a few days but they were small chips and not so noticeable that the nail polish had to be removed, so I still found it to be good quality and long lasting.

      I give the product 5/5 stars. It's priced well, has nice colours and dries quickly.

      Thanks for reading :)
      (this review may also be found on ciao)

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      28.10.2012 20:21
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      Good enough for me

      This is a review of N.Y.C. In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish which I purchased recently in a three pack. I had never used this brand before and do have an extensive collection but I fancied adding a few more wintery colours to my stash and the pack of NYC nail varnishes appealed to me.

      Packaging and brand
      The colours are all named after places in New York City and I think this adds a fun angle to the collection, a bit like the London names of the Nails Inc brand. The bottles are all clear and glass so you can see the colour through them (and how much you have left) and have a black lid which houses the brush inside. The brush is designed to control the flow of polish on to the nail but I think you still have to be careful when applying this as you can load up the brush too much and even though I have long nails so use a lot on each nail, I like to use a smaller amount on the smaller nails like the little finger.

      Features
      The top feature about this particular nail polish is its quick dry formula which as busy parent I find very useful. I usually use a quick drying top coat but as one of the polishes is actually a top coat anyway, I could skip that step when using the glittery NYC top coat.

      In use
      First of all, being two weeks off having a baby, I begged my sister to paint my toe nails with one of the colours. In between coats we got queue jumped by my nearly two-year old daughter who loves a bit of pampering. I let her have her toes painted when she sees me doing mine as it keeps her happy! My sister painted one layer of pink on (quite thickly) and it dried quickly and then came back with the sparkly top coat which looks lovely. I let them dry for a while before putting any socks or shoes on.
      Secondly, that evening I went for the red colour on my fingers which are a lovely even length at the moment. I firstly applied a clear base coat to protect my nails so the deep colour did not stain my nails and when that dried, applied two coats of colour. The first coat dried instantly and the second coat took a little longer but not too long. Finally I applied the sparkly top coat which also dried pretty quickly. The top coat gave the nails a real 3d effect and a great glittery finish.

      The next day, I put diesel in my car in the morning and caught one nail on the petrol pump which immediately chipped a chunk of polish (but not nail) off. Later that afternoon, I noticed the top of a thumb nail had started to go as well. I touched them up with a bit of the colour so you couldn't really tell as I was not ready to remove the whole job lot after less than 24 hours of wear.

      Removing the varnish was easy and I did this on the third day as the wear and tear became noticeable. A normal liquid remover and cotton wool quickly did the job.

      My thoughts
      I thought my nails felt really hard with this polish on and so I think it helped protect them from breaking. The toe nails lasted a lot longer than the fingers but that is usual with me. The actual polish was consistent across the three bottles I have and seemed just the right thickness. The brush performed well too. I felt that the colours in their bottles were fairly true to the colour match on the nail and the ones I picked are timeless in hot pink, deep red and multi glitter clear top coat.

      Price
      This is the best bit! I picked up the pack of three from B&M for just £1.99. At less than a pound per unit I was happy to risk not liking one of the colours but happily liked them all. I am used to paying a lot more for my other favourite brands.

      Final word
      The only thing I can think that disappoints me with the NYC nails is their quickness to chip. I felt with a base and top coat I did everything to prevent this although it was partly my fault for being clumsy with the petrol pump! The other thing is that they smell quite strongly upon application but this soon fades when you are able to wash your hands when the product is completely dry. For the price they cost, I think these are a great quality nail polish and I will be happy to buy more colours from the same range in the future.

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        27.08.2012 00:09
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        good value, quick drying nail polish!

        With my endless supply of nail polishes from Boots no.7, Rimmel to Barry M (amongst many others!) I also have polishes from the NYC range, 2 of them this Minute Quick Dry Nail polish which I purchased from their section of cosmetics in Superdrug. NYC is an abbreviation for New York Colour which is a trendy girly brand with lots of other cosmetics in the range (as shown on their website!)

        The pots come in a circular shape which get wider at the top and then have a smaller back handle which has faintly imprinted N.Y.C New York Colour. I really like the shape of these nail polishes as I find they look a lot nicer than the block rectangular Barry M nail polishes and the more boringly shaped one's I have from Avon.

        I own the clear colour nail polish called Grand Central Station (number 202) which I use as a base coat and top coat for when I do my nails, and I also have a bronzey, gold colour called Backstage Brown (number 286). The pots are a reasonable size at 9.7ml.

        The Grand Central Station is my favourite clear polish I have come across so far! I use it as my base coat whenever I paint my nails, and it really does dry in under a minute which I am impressed with, as of course being mummy to a 3 year old and working, the last thing I want to do is spend a lifetime fanning my nails and blowing them dry! It helps to keep my nail paint longer when I use it as a base and top coat and gives my nails a nice shine and finish. The consistency of the polish itself is quite thin but not in any way runny so as to make a mess and it is perfectly easy to apply. The brush which is secured to the lid of the nail polish pot is quite longer and thicker than the brushes on some of my other nail polish pots so allows me to paint my nails effectively in a simple 2 strokes on each fingernail, saving me a lot of time and giving good application!

        The other colour which is the Backstage Brown I don't use too often as I like to mix and match my colours, and once I have painted my nails a colour it won't get used again for another 2 months or so (hence my endless supply of nail polishes!) so I think since purchase I have actually only used this colour twice as it depends on my mood. It is a really nice colour, and only needs 2 coats or so to give a thick full coverage on my nails and the quality of this polish is long lasting in comparison to more expensive brands I own like Barry M. Considering I have no nail polish able to resist chipping after 3-4 days (due to me being on the go and always doing something, including typing reviews here!) this polish has served me well!

        Currently these sell for £1.79 and I think at the time I bought it these it must have been 2 for £3 why I have ended up with 2! They are really great value and I think this brand does fantastic nail polish, with a large variety of funky colours and both mine definitely dry within a minute so I would definitely recommend!

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        27.03.2012 06:38
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        Overall, a good affordable brand to try - great for a little treat to yourself!

        I've got NYC In a New York Color Minute nail polish in 'Manhattan' - this is a very deep burgundy colour. I did wonder what that had to do with Manhattan, but it seems every colour of this polish is named after a place in New York. So, my bafflement is over.

        Considering the low price of this polish, I wasn't really expecting much: it's available at Superdrug for £2.59 (9.7ml), though at the moment it's on sale at £1.79 - I got mine ages ago when this offer was on previously, so I expect they'll be running it again in the future too.

        Nail polishes in this price range are very variable - I love Barry M ones, at £2.99, and Rimmel and 17 ones too, but I absolutely hate the Natural Collection nail polish I've got. Still, worth a try, I thought!

        I was actually reasonably impressed. It doesn't beat Barry M to my affection, but I might well buy a few more of these in other colours. First of all: the packaging looks really good - more like one around the £6-7 mark rather than under three quid. It's a clear glass bottle with sides tapering to be a little narrower at the bottom. The lid takes the form of matte black plastic in the same shape upside-down and narrower. It's not the greatest lid for accurate painting, quite average. NYC's website says that this comes with a "control-flow brush", which they claim "dispenses just the right amount of color for perfect application". To be honest, I hadn't even noticed that. The brush seems just like any old nail polish brush to me. Their claim that it means you can do your nails in a taxi dashing across the city is completely laughable, unless you don't mind painting the rest of your finger at the same time.

        The polish itself is a bit thinner than many, but not so runny that it goes everywhere. I think this is actually an advantage, as I've had this for several months now and it hasn't gone all gloopy as many other brands have. It has that usual nail polish smell, but not overwhelmingly strong, and it goes away after it's dry.
        Application was quite normal, with no problems. I definitely needed two (maybe three) coats of this polish to get an even colour across the nail. I was expecting that though, as I nearly always do when I use a dark colour, as I'm very pale so any gaps show up easily.
        The first layer certainly dries very quickly - touch dry in the minute they claim. Layers after that definitely take longer though, more the more thickly it's layered up! At that point, it dries only a little quicker than ordinary polishes in my experience. If you're using a shade closer to your nail colour, then, and can get away with one layer, this polish is a great choice. I do use the Seche Vite fast dry topcoat though (which actually works and dries all the polish underneath too!), so I haven't let this polish dry on its own for ages. This dries with a nice shiny finish as you'd expect.
        I got decent wear out of this polish, lasting probably 3 to 4 days before chipping (though obviously less if I start scrubbing out pans with metal scourers and things like that). Not too bad!

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        19.02.2012 01:09
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        Very good for the money - and almost ready in a minute.

        I have read some impressive reviews of New York Colour [NYC] cosmetics but I had not tried any myself until recently. My sister saw that Poundworld were selling twin packs of NYC New York Colour Minute nail polish - for £1, as you could probably guess! What colour combination you get in each pack seems to be entirely random, with about 5 different shades being available. She knows that I love nail polish so she bought several sets and then split them up between us. I ended up with 3 colours: Moma [a pretty cerise pink], Madison Avenue [cherry red], and Spring street [orange-red], plus a top coat. The big reason that she thought I would find these particular nail polishes appealing was the fact they claim to be touch dry in just a minute. I have tried a lot of quick dry polishes and I don't think any have worked that well, so I was very curious to see how NYC would perform.


        FIRST IMPRESSIONS

        The polish comes in a sleek glass bottle which looks much like that of any other polish. I prefer a clear glass bottle such as this because there is never any doubt as to how much polish you have left. The label contains the information you would expect such as an ingredients list. The lid is easy to open, and having done so the smell that meets you isn't too overpowering. The biggest difference this has to other nail polishes is how runny it seems when you first use it. I had to shove the brush back in quickly but even so I made a mess. The second time I used it I knew what to expect and was able to fill my brush without too much trouble. I did expect the quality of the polish to be poor judging by it's runny consistency but I was pleasantly surprised.


        APPLICATION

        I have found the brush comfortable to use. It isn't too fat or thin, and helps the polish to glide on with ease, even up to the nail edge. Experience has taught me that a really good shaking of the bottle really helps to improve the polishes thickness, with the effect being more noticeable when using "Moma" for some reason. I thought the first coat would look very thin, but again the results were variable for this. I would have been happy with the depth of colour and coverage of just one coat of Spring Street, allthough I did apply 2 coats to help prevent the signs of wear and tear. On the other hand, one coat is certainly not enough of the other colours that I tried. The instructions do suggest using 2 coats so I don't think this is a reason to criticise as such. I have not been using the top coat with this, as I usually don't bother.


        THE RESULT

        I liked the smooth glossy finish instantly. Did it dry in a minute though? Well, yes and no. After a minute, I touched one of my nails lightly and I was surprised to see that I had left no mark on the nail and that there was no polish stain on my finger. I pressed a bit more firmly and I did manage to dent the varnish slightly. In another minute I felt confident that it was really dry, so it is fast even if not quite much as claimed. I have noticed that a second coat takes longer to dry, probably 3 minutes. I have found that this is true of most polishes though.

        I have been impressed by the durability of NYC. Prior to using this brand I had used Sally Hanson 5 Day Wear varnish, and I found that 5 days was an optimistic estimate as to how long it would last. So I was delighted that this cheap nail polish lasted in excellent condition for 5 straight days, after which I started to get small nicks at the nail tips. The colour remains strong and shiny throughout this time. When I finally need to remove it, it comes off easily and there is no staining. My nails look just as healthy after using this polish as after using the pricier ones.


        WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

        Yes, I would. The polish is runny which means that shaking the bottle well is essential, as is a steady hand until you get used to the thin consistency. Nevertheless it is good value considering how well it stands up to normal wear and tear. My sister obviously got a bargain especially as the colours are all still current ones in the range. If you are not lucky enough to find these in Poundworld, you can buy them online and from Superdrug stores where they are available at the moment for £1.79 rather than the usual £2.59. [9.9ml bottle.] The full range of colours are displayed on the NYC website but I do not think the colours look at all realistic, judging from the ones I have used myself. Something to be careful of if you shop online!

        [This review may appear on Ciao in the future, under the same user name.]

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          11.08.2011 11:11
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          A cheap varnish that does the job eventually

          I am a complete sucker when it comes to nail varnish; I usually buy it completely on impulse when I see a pretty colour and this is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago when I came home with New York Colour (NYC) minute quick drying nail varnish - I was attracted to the purple and turquoise shades like a cat is to string and I simply had to have them!



          "In a New York Minute" comes in twelve colours (including clear), most of them are the usual in pinks and red shades which is probably why the completely different shades of purple and turquoise shone at me like a beacon. They come in a good sized clear glass bottle with a matt black lid/ brush and I think that it is stylish packaging. The applicator brush is flat which I really like as I find it a lot easier to control the amount of polish that goes onto the brush and also I find it very easy to apply, it leaves you with a flat even finish with no brush marks whatsoever. The lid is a substantial size and holds well in your hand and is not at all fiddly and its matt finish ensures a good grip.



          When I applied the first coat I have to say that I really was not impressed at all; the polish is extremely thin and it barely gives any colour at all leaving you with an almost see through finish, but when I applied the second coat this all changed - the second coat provided a deep colour which I was very impressed with. Once a third coat is applied you are left with a very solid colour which has a great finish. Each coat in turn takes longer to dry as I would expect, but I do believe that the first coat dried within the minute as claimed by the product. The second coat took longer - I gave it at least fifteen minutes before applying the third and with that coat I was careful with my fingers for over an hour to avoid smudges and nicks.



          It is a lacquered finish - not dramatically shiny but smooth and sparkly and it reflects colour and light well. When I have used it on my toes it seems to last for ages - growing out rather than chipping away, but on my fingernails it does not last anywhere near as long - chips and signs wearing at the edges appear after two days but I usually cover this over with another coat, but by the end of third day I usually have take it off completely. The varnish comes off really easily even with cheap polish remover and I have not had a problem with staining left on my nails even though I rarely use a base coat even with dark colours. I have not noticed any change in my nail condition at all even when I have had this product on for a week or more so I am happy as in the past I have suffered from brittle and splitting nails if I have left them sealed for long periods.



          I picked my two bottles up in Superdrug for the bargain price of both for £4 - the RRP is £2.59 but it is usually on offer in some way, either via a mulitbuy, free gift or reduced price, but even at full price for 9.9ml I think that it is more than reasonable. At such a bargain I really was not expecting greatness but I was wrong, I love this varnish and will probably be going back for more.

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            01.03.2011 14:55
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            Impressive for the price

            NYC, or New York Color are a brand I am quite familiar with, and can typically be found in Superdrug and similar retailers. It is often a brand I sway towards for it's low prices, and this polish was no different costing just £2.59 for a 9.7ml bottle.

            Did you notice the picture looks a little different to the normal NYC polishes?! This particular line of polish is not the traditional NYC polish, as it is part of a separate more "grown up" range, which comes in a different and more sophisticated packaging, with specially named shades to match.

            The shades you can find are more closely related to the NYC theme, and the shades available include "Grand Central", "Manhattan", "Midtown", "Big Apple Red", "Uptown" and "Canal Street". The shade I chose was Manhattan, which is a deep purple colour as my previous purple nail polish had dried up so I was in need of a new one! NYC to the rescue...

            The Claims:

            Quick dry nail enamel in intense, vibrant, cutting edge hues. Enriched with vinyl to speed the drying time and to provide a high impact shine. Flat brush produces the ultimate lacquered effect depositing the perfect amount of polish for a smooth, even application.

            In terms of the packaging, the bottle has a black lid, which has a slight curve to it and the lid is longer than the standard NYC Nail polish lids, meaning it is easy to apply. I also feel a longer lid is perhaps more secure than a traditional tiny lid. The lower glass part is clear to reveal the colour, and again is shaped so it curves outwards towards the top. I would say that overall the new bottle caters more for sophistication, as to my the typical NYC bottles appear targeted more towards teens. The type on the front is plain silver instead of a multitude of colours, which again allures to simple, understated glamour.

            As for application, the applicator is a bog standard brush and is not a wide bristles brush (which I prefer for speed). The bottle states this is "Quick dry nail polish", and I have to say I did agree with this claim, as I found it only took a minute or so to dry completely, meaning adding another coat didn't take too long to do.

            Unfortunately, I wasn't able to layer this polish with a clear coat which is something I always do when I paint my nails, therefore it lacked that added shine and chipped after about 3 days. Having said that, while it lasted the colour looked quite chic, and overall was quite a wearable shade. It was also very easy to remove with nail polish a few days later, which for me is a plus as there's nothing worse than ultra stubborn nail polish which you want rid of. If it hadn't of chipped so easily (granted, not as easily as some other brands I've tried), then this would have been a 5 star product, especially at just £2.59 a pot!

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              27.08.2010 15:08
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              5 stars

              One lunchtime I was browsing in my local Superdrug when I spotted an offer on N.Y.C make up - buy 3 items for £5. Perfect timing and price as I needed to stock up on bits for going on holiday. I have only ever seen this brand in Superdrug.

              Call me a cheapskate (although actually I would rather you didn't!), but the less I spend on nail varnish, the better. I once did subscribe to the "you get what you pay for" school of thought, but that went out the window after my £13 Chanel nail varnish chipped in hours even under the mighty resistance of Seche Vite topcoat. I have had better staying power from Rimmel than Chanel so I am more than open to trying the cheaper brands nowadays.

              For my 3 for a fiver, I chose a mascara (more of that in another review) plus 2 nail varnishes, my fave of which was called Manhattan which was a rich aubergine / plum colour, and just the shade I had been looking for.

              When I applied it at home (base coat first, being the good girl that I am) my impressions were as follows:

              - Good thick consistency which delivered a nice shiny finish

              - One coat was of decent enough thickness but dried a little patchy for my liking, so two coats is really what's required here.

              - The brush was of a perfect size and delivered the right amount of product - was very easy to handle and apply - v impressed with this.

              I'm afraid I can't comment on the drying time because as soon as I finish the second coat, I immediately apply Seche Vite top coat which touch dries my nails in minutes anyway.

              So does it last? Yes and no but in my experience, this is the same story with most nail varnishes. When I'm at work and on the computer all day then I find chips appear as early as one day in, certainly two.

              However I had a week off recently and my nails didn't chip once in the entire week. Aware that I have a bit of Seche Vite mentionitus going on in this review, so apols for referring to it yet again, but I know that it helped with the N.Y.C staying power. However as previously mentioned, it did bugger all to help the Chanel stay put so I have to assume that the quality of N.Y.C varnish is pretty decent.

              The bottle lasted a couple of months before starting to go gloopy but at £1.99, I think that is pretty good value.

              I have read as many unfavourable reviews for this brand of polish, as I have good ones, but I would personally recommend it. They have a great range of up to the minute colours to choose from and for the price it's a bit of a no brainer for me. 5/5 stars.


              this review will probably appear on Ciao at some point - thanks for reading xx

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                16.06.2010 12:33
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                Dont Waste Your Time Or Money!

                Last night when I was attempting to tidy up my room the shelf which I keep all my make up on actually broke under the weight of all my cosmetics. Now that has spurred me to write reviews on the products that I own which I DONT like so I can start chucking them away and make room for my better ones. I thought Id start off my reviews today with this "N.Y.C. Quick Dry Nail Polish" which I bought a few months ago when it was on offer in Boots simply because I loved one of the shades. Ive used a few N.Y.C. products in the past and Ive had mixed experiences with them as some have been really great and others have been not so great so I didnt know what to expect with this nail varnish and unfortunately it was a total let down!

                Useful Information:
                Price: Around £3
                Stockists: Boots, Superdrug ETC
                Shades: Now N.Y.C have a really large range of shades in absolutely loads of different colours which are all equally nice and I think there is a colour to suit everyone from this range. I personally chose the shade "Greenwich Village" which is a really cute bright pink colour but for a full range of shades check out their website: www.newyorkcolour.com

                I think this brand is much bigger in America than it is here as I cannot seem to find an English website for them but their products are sold in loads of shops so you can buy their products pretty easily - not that you should want to after reading this review.

                Theres nothing special about the design of the bottle or the brush for this product it is your bog standard nail varnish but for 3 quid I wasnt expecting much more. One thing I did like is that the handle for the brush is a little chunkier and thicker than most which means you can get a proper grip on it when your trying to paint your nails rather than it slipping all over the place. As I said the brush design is very ordinary but as I always say that might work to their advantage as changing the shape and style of brushes often makes them harder to use instead of easier. The colour of these varnishes is said to be infused with high levels of pigment & with a touch of high glamour shine but my shade looks very matte (in the bottle) with no hint of a shimmer in sight! The brush even though it is normal does the trick and I found it really easy to use so I suppose that could be one good thing about the product.

                But once you start to try painting your nails it just turns into a disaster. I started to paint my nails about 10 minutes before I was due to meet a friend assuming that would be plenty of time as this is said to dry in a NY minute but that is total rubbish. Firstly of all the varnish is sooo runny which makes it hard to get onto your nails without making a big mess and even when you do manage to get some on your nails it looks so streaky and watery - no matter how many coats you apply. I tried about 3 coats of this and the colour still looked really streaky when I was hoping for bold colour with a glossy sheen like I was promised and so in the end I gave up and scrubbed it off. I have tried again since and the colour did look slightly better but it took at least 5 minutes to dry - and that was just with one coat so I have to say this nail varnish doesnt live up to any of the promises that NYC make. Im not going to bother using this again in fact when Ive finished this review Im going to bin it because it is simply not good. I dont recommend that anyone wastes their money on this - unless you like having nails that look as streaky as David Dickinson's fake tan!

                Thanks For Reading

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                  30.04.2010 19:43
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                  Give them a try, and yourself a little treat!

                  These seem to be getting a poor rating on here, and I'm not too sure why.

                  This whole range is relatively new, they have been out for around a year or so. They are only available in Superdrug, and usually retail for around £2 each.

                  The bottle is textbook, with a nice sized brush for even application.

                  In my (rather extensive) experience they behave much like the majority of high street varnishes, with shimmerey colours needing approximately 2-3 coats, and the thicker, gloss colours taking 1-2.

                  I got about 5-6 days out of mine, I did use a topcoat, but then I do with all varnishes, I don't discriminate!

                  I was actually really pleased with the performance of this product, I think the packaging could be prettier, but that's not why you are buying it, afterall! I certainly think that they measure up to most varnishes I have used.

                  Overalll, I would certainly recommend them to you, they are more than good. For the basic price, it's a nice way of treating yourself to something new. They often bring out new shades, and some of them are really on trend. Why pay £7 for this summer's must have colours if you can get them here for £2?

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                  22.01.2010 15:01
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                  Not worth it

                  I bought this after being amazed by the huge array of colours, but I was dissapointed.

                  AVAILABILITY: I bought this polish at Superdrug, and as far as I'm aware it is also available at boots. The polish is also sold on Amazon.com and Ebay.com for reasonable prices, but with ridiculous postage charges, and if I were you, i'd say it isn't worth it.

                  PRICE: The price of this polish was £3.95 when I bought it, it may have changed by now as I bought this about a year ago. I'd say the price is pretty average. The most I am willing to pay for a nail polish is around £9 (im quite a big nail polish collector), so the price was fine for me. Although I wouldn't say the product was worth it, try the Barry M nail paints which are a pound cheaper and a million times better.

                  PACKAGING: The packaging is simple but does what its intended to do. It is a clear bottle with a black twist top with attached applicator, just like almost every nail polish bottle!

                  PRODUCT: I picked up an illuminous pinky orange shade and applied one coat. It was streaky, not very pigmented and just came out a very light shade of orange. I waited for it to dry and then applied a second coat, and this time it looked really gloopy, uneven and basically just a mess. It wasn't my application method, as I paint my nails every night and they are always fine, but it was just the bad quality and bad pigmentation of the nail polish. The only good thing about these polishes is the huge range of colours available, I have tried 3 now and none of them have been any good, but maybe there is the odd one that applies good - I just dont want to waste any more money on these polishes to find out!

                  Overall I wouldn't reccomend these polishes to anyone, they apply uneven, aren't pigmented and are not worth the money!
                  1/5

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                  04.12.2009 15:13
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                  Stay Away

                  Im a big big fan of nail varnishes and had seen the NYC In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polishon the shelves in the NYC section in Superdrug for a while. I had never ever bought one because I didnt particularly like the bottle and for £2.49, I could go to Barry M and buy a nice cute little bottle of polish.

                  I had used many NYC products before, but didnt ever think anything special about them and actually thought exactly the same about this NYC before I had even tried it. The bottle really bothered me, I thought it was rather ugly. One day, strolling through Superdrug looking at the make up and I spotted the nicest aqua shade that would go with a new top and ring I had bought the previous week. At £2.49 for NYC I thought was abit expensive but I had fell in love with the colour and needed that nail varnish.

                  The 9.9ml ugly bottle although the colous inside was beautiful was ready to be used. I had my new top and ring on just on my way to meet the girls. I started to apply the nail varnish. The brush was pretty standard, flat and not too long, not too short. The polish applied pretty easily but it was quite watery and did not give a nice even colour as I had imagined. The bottle recommends that you apply 1 or 2 coats, so after the first coat had dried, in about a minute (so the bottle wasnt lying), I applied the second coat. However, as the first coat had not been applied smoothly in the first place, the second coat did not look too good. My nails now had a bumpy but gorgeous aqua colour layer on them. Hmm..was I to continue to try and apply another coat or start again or not put any on at all. The colour layer of polish on my nail did not quite look ready as it still looked slightly transparent, so I tried the third layer. The bumps did not look much better so I decided to take this nail polish off.

                  I loved this colour and it matched what I was wearing so I really wanted to wear it. I started again, but this time I really paid attention. The first layer looked a little better than the first time, but still not amazing. I applied a second and third layer. It looked better than when I had applied it the first time but still not amazing. It was acceptable I guess. I left the colour on as I was going to be late, if I had faffed anymore.

                  Pros
                  Nice colour

                  Cons
                  Not value for money, watery, streaky, need about 3 layers, ugly bottle and a waste of time

                  Overall I really would not recommend this product and although it was only £2.49, it was a waste of money, not to mention time too. Stay away from this one ladies.

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                  18.10.2009 13:19
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                  Not recommended :(

                  There was a nail varnish lying about at home so I 'accidentally' tried some on to see what it was like as it was a brand I hadn't heard of before ;)

                  I used to only wear Black but now I wear all different shades and this is a really bright pink shade by 'N.Y.C which stand for new York Colour and this polish is made in the USA as well...

                  The shade in the bottle is 236B Greenwich Village and is really a bright pink colour but more like a matt finish than shiny or two tone...

                  There is 9.9ml in the glass bottle and it has a black lid and says on the front Quick
                  Dry Nail Polish which is supposed to dry in a N.Y minute!

                  The bottle is recyclable and the contents are flammable and are fine to use up to 30 months once opened.

                  When I tried this brand I wasn't impressed. I looked on Amazon for the price but can't find it though. The brush was a nylon straight edge one which painted ok.

                  It dried fast but I think that's because it is so thin and I have used better stuff for a lot less than that! Maybe this is a big brand name over in America but I think we have got better stuff cheaper.

                  This NYC is watery and weak so I don't think its much use at all.

                  The good point is it did dry in one minute the bad point is it took three coats to get a good coverage - this will teach me not to bother using other people's stuff, lol!

                  Rubbish and runny in my opinion, don't bother and only one star, go buy some awesome Rimmel instead!! :)

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                    A quick dryin polish!

                    During the warm weather we recently (and very briefly) had an also my summer holiday I decided to get out my feet and give them some sunshine! Then of course shock horror I needed some nail polish! I rarely use nail polish because I tend to get my nails done at a beauticians, this is because I am far too impatient to sit there waiting for them to dry. So after work one day I popped into Superdrug's and saw the N.Y.C range and I remembered the reviews I had read on here and decided to give them a go!

                    ==* N.Y.C Brand *==
                    As I said the first I heard of NYC (New York color) was actually on these review sites and it seems to be a relatively popular brand. Only being sold in Superdrug's makes it a little hard to get hold of but luckily for my there is a Superdrug's just around the corner from where I work.
                    The NYC brand seems to be a credit crunch line of beauty products that look great and have the latest colours but at a decent affordable price. They range in everything from eye shadows to blusher and all the brushes you need. Although I have never used their brand before, all the products looked useable and extremely eye catching and far from mutton dressed as lamb. I have probably walked past this brand a thousand times but after having a proper look I was very impressed.


                    * In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish *

                    NYC makes a number of different nail polishes and this one fits in perfectly with their brand. In claims to dry within a minute and advises you to apply 1 or 2 coats after gently shaking the bottle. So after creating your 'manicure in a minute' it promises to shine with brilliant colour due to its high levels of pigment.
                    It comes in 24 amazing colours and at around £2.49 for a 9.9ml bottle I thought was extremely reasonable!
                    On my mission to find a summer nail polish for my tootsies I had 3 main requirements. A great summer colour, quick drying and a cheap price. This NYC polish ticked all 3 boxes. The hardest part of the decision was choosing the colour! With some trendy shades and traditional colours it was a difficult decision. I love the fact that each colour is named after a New York location. My choice was 'Manhattan', my other favourites were 'Greenwich village' which I also bought and I also liked 'Times Square'. Brilliant idea and a great way to stand out from the competition.

                    * What Is It Like To Use? *
                    The first thing I noticed was that the liquid itself was quite runny, so always make sure you don't pile the brush up otherwise you will be covered in drops! The brush is also relatively big which means it is easier to spread evenly but a little difficult to keep my tiny toe-nails neat.
                    The polish goes on in an even way but I think this is more down to your ability rather then the brush or the polish. If you want the colour to be really even then you definitely need 2 coats as each coat is quite thin due the thin consistency.
                    The colour is brilliant, very intense and with a great shine, even without a top coat of clear polish. In my opinion the actual colour is a slight shade darker when it dries then what is in the bottle. I would personally expect this but don't be surprised if your baby pink is a little more hot then it should be! The colour also has a little shimmer to it which is great in the sun but nothing to glittery; it just makes the polish look extremely professional.
                    So, down to the main event. Did it give me a 'manicure in a minute' well a pedicure in my case. And the answer is....... Drum roll please.......


                    Well..... Almost! Don't be disappointed. What I would say is that it definitely dried enough for me to walk around and carry on with what I needed to do. It dried a lot quicker then other polishes I have tried and definitely lives up to what it says. However it doesn't go completely dry, so no putting on shoes and socks and expecting it to be smudge free when you take them off! I would say a few minutes and you will be completely ready to go. It doesn't leave a tacky finish, literally, once its dry that's it, it's dry!
                    The only downfall with this polish is that I found it to chip very easily, within two or three days I had some major chips and some major replacing work had to be done which was a bit frustrating. I suppose you have to decide whether you want the quick drying ability or the chip-resistant quality but with this product you don't get both! The other slightly odd thing I found was although it chipped easily, it was relatively difficult to take off with nail varnish remover. I think this is down to the intensity of the colour but this isn't necessarily a negative thing, just me and my impatience again!


                    ** Conclusion **

                    I would definitely recommend this if you are as impatient as me. The colours are superb, the smoothness of the liquid is great and the quick drying ability plus the price is perfect. The only downside is the lack of chip-resistance but I don't mind reapplying as long as I don't spend all day waiting for it to dry! So now I look after my toes on a regular basis as I have no excuse anymore!
                    I will definitely look at these when I next buy a nail polish and thank you for the advice, without reviews from this site I would never have looked at the brand!

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