Sorry I’ve been absent on this blog lately but I’ve been extremely busy with end of year college exams and barely had the time to sleep with all the last minute revision, never mind the time to write on the blog but I’m back and hopefully going to post a lot more often now!
On my last day in the big city I had to buy a few beauty roducts and some bits and pieces for my wardrobe. While in Penneys I picked up this lovely NYC Shine in a Minute nail polish in the colour 700 Staten Island Blue. It’s a lovely shade of blue, one I’ve been looking for in the last few months actually. The brush seems quite big and thick in comparison to some of the polishes I’ve been using lately but it easily reaches all the spots on my nails so I’m happy enough. Plus for something that cost less than 2 euro it’s amazing.
**excuse my nails looking all gross, just took off blue nail polish**
When I was in Boots I saw they have an offer on some of the Collection nail polishes being ‘2 for 4 euro’. While they’re kind of small at 8ml I still went on with my purchase. I’ve always loved how other people’s nails looked with white nail polish on, be it an accent nail or whole hand. I tried it on myself but my previous white polish had below average coverage and took forever to dry and just couldn’t give me the effect I was after. So the second I saw this 1 White Out colour I knew I had to get it and try it out. For my second colour I chose 7 Orange Zest. While it looks rather reddish in the bottle it has an orangey red look on the nails and looks truly amazing.
This is how the nails looked after one coat of each nail polish…
As you can see they all need a second coat especially since I do a really thin coat for the first one so that I don’t have to wait too long to apply the second one. With the NYC blue one you could possibly get away with using one thicker coat but since it dries quick (it’s one of the ‘dries in 60 seconds’ one) it’s just handier to do two coats.
Here’s how the nails look after a second coat without using top coat.
As you can see the Orage Zest looks more like red. To bring out the orange shade paint your nail with a white polish as a base and then use one coat of the orange colour. As you can see the difference is huge but to me both of the colours are fabulous so use whichever way suits you more!
I can’t tell you much about how long these last because:
- Haven’t properly tested them out yet
- I never wear nail polish for 7 days to test the Collection’s promise on the bottle.
but from what I have had them on my nails it seems to be that the NYC one is better lasting in my opinion.
As my nail polish collection is growing I’m on a hunt for a good black one and some neon colours so let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions! 🙂