2 coats on each nail Left to right: China town, Pier 17, West Village, East Village, Greenwich Village, Times Square, Moma, Lincoln Square Lavender, Soho, Bryant Park , Park Ave, Sidewalkers.
I love these polishes, they are so cheap but are worth so much more! They aren't very thick but I like that, they dry fairly fast and don't dry with bubbles. They last for a long time and give a very smooth application. They stain a little but nothing too bad. They don't give off a lot of pigmentation so they do require a few coats. The only thing is that I wish they had more of a color selection, I would love to see more of a range to them than just the basics that a lot of nail polish companies have, either way I still love them!
Cheapie but goodie!
For something I purchased for 0.99 cents, this is worth every single penny. The formula is great: flows well and some (mostly cremes) can be opaque in 1 coat. Fast drying claims are definitely true. Some were disappointingly sheer (East Village, I'm looking at you!) and needs more coats to build up opacity so dry time takes longer with those. Wear time is ridiculous. I can wear this for a week with minimal tip wear. No chipping or flaking. Overall, I'd recommend these for any nail polish newbie to start a collection on or even seasoned veterans looking for cheaper alternatives.
246 Park Ave
I only own one of these quick dry ones...but I love the one I have in Park Ave...its a greyish tuape-purple tone nailpolish (in the picture it looks more tuape I dont know why), creamy and glossy with no sparkles. It took two coats to get the color. I use it with a seal coat over it which makes it last about a week on my finger nails and about two weeks on my toenails. The good thing is its cheap, it cost about $1.72 at walmart =] so you cant go wrong for trying them out!!
I bought this product cause it looked amazing in the bottle. I was sad when I got home and found out that the color took like 8 layers for it to look like the color in the bottle & on top of that it chips really easily.
Seriously, about the worse nail polish ever. The colour looks best while still in the bottle, and it almost chips faster than it dries. It stains easily. I suppose it was worth the try for the price, but definitely a miss!
Grand Central Station
The secret needs to be out that NYC's Grand Central makes one great topcoat! I found out that the Sneakerette (to Google her is to love her) used this polish as her topcoat and was intrigued enough to go buy. At that point I thought Seche Vite was the only top coat worthy but holy crap was I blown away. For $2 this polish applies and wears better than SV ever did for me. It takes a few more minutes to dry but has a much nicer bottle and brush and value. Try it try it try it!
Water Street Blue
Beautiful color, smooth application, fast drying, but it definitely stains your nails very very badly. Not sure if I'll use mine again or not. Maybe I should look for a similar color in another brand instead.
Love it long time!!!
I brought this polish be A.) it was under $2 - I'm trying to cut costs as much as possible; B) It dries in a minute -which is great because I always have a ding in my nails before they dry; C) want to experiment with new colors. This polish exceeded my expectations providing me with a professional looking manicure (my co workers didn't believe I did them myself). I do a great deal of typing -for work, coursework and social networking- and the polish is still holding up on day 4 with little to no wear. Best dollar I've spent in a while.
N.Y.C. is great
Very cheap and i love the colours available. However i wish there were MORE colours as even though the colours already available are great, i'd like more of a range. Considering the price: this lasts an incredibly long time and stays on for a full week without chipping or a top coat! The consistency is thin though so two coats may be needed. Generally i am impressed with all N.Y.C. products