I first became interested in NYC Expert Last Nail Polish when I noticed my sister had nail polish on one day that I really liked the colour of. She said that it applied nicely and that she really liked it -the colour of the polish was calle
d Permanent Pink. I have since purchased four of these nail polishes and wanted to share my thoughts on them with you. If you are interested to find out what I think about them, then please read on.
These nail polished are the first NYC nail polishes I have tried and I was pleasantly surprised by how good the quality of them are given that they cost me £2.99 for two at Superdrug. Individually these nail polishes cost £2.49 at Superdrug . Although they had Permanent Pink, which is the colour that I liked on my sister, I decided to go for different shades.
This one is called Perpetual Peony
This colour applied easily and two coats was enough to get a completely opaque coverage. It is a really vibrant fun colour for summer that looks great on both fingernails and toenails.
The next shade is Lavender Cupcake ( I love the name of this one)
As this shades looks very cool toned using the flash, I also photographed it without the flash
While it is still cool toned in this photo, hopefully you can see that it is still very wearable with my tanned skin tone. This colour didn’t apply as easy as Perpetual Peony and took a third coat to make it opaque, however, it wasn’t difficult to work with, and I was happy with the results. Again I feel like this is a nice summer colour for finger and toes and I would say it is my favourite out of the four I purchased.
I like to wear the last two I have togther as one is a glitter top coat. I tend to wear the glitter just on my accent nail.
The pink polish is called BubbleGum Pink and the Glitter Polish is called Gramercy
Pink is generally the shade of polish I graviatate towards to and this one is really girly and for me this glitter top coat compliments it well. It is hard to see in the photo but it has baby pink, violet and green glitter in it, although I haven’t yet tried it out, I also think it would go well over the Lavender Cupcake shade. The ease ofapplication of BubbleGum Pink was somewhere between Pink Peony and Lavender Cupcake in that it didn’t go on just as easy as the former but not as tricky as the latter. I must stress though that none of these polishes presented me with any real difficulties, it is just that cooler tones do tend to be that bit streakier and need more coats to build it up. The same quality applies to the glitter polish, it went on nicely and gave me a good ammount of glitter with two coats.
The brush on these polishes are quite flat and the bristles stay together nicely during application ensuring the polish goes on smoothly.
According to the NYC website there are 37 shades of these polishes available at a cost of $1.99 each. NYC claim that the polish lasts up to 7 days and that they make your nails 50% stronger. I haven’t noticed a strengthening of my nails and my personal experience of how these polishes wear is similar to all of the other polishes that I own which are mostly from the brands GOSH, Barry M, Sally Hansen and Revlon. I use my hands a lot in my job as a carer and often have my hands in water without any gloves on to protect my polishes. Typically the polish on the tips of my nails chip slightly and I would say that all of the brands I own chip equally. I should also say that I tend not to wear a base or top coat and I am not doing so in any of these photographs shown. What makes these NYC polishes stand out for me is the fact that they are of a decent quality, are available in such a wide range of colours (as well as finishes) and are very affordable. I can buy a good few to match the season and my moods and not feel guilty for spending too much money on them, especially when deals such as tw0 for £2.99 are on, such as when I bought mine.
If you have tried out these nail polishes and perhaps even have a favourite colour then please share in the comment section below.