You get what you pay for...
Bought a couple of NYC nail polishes for about a $1 each and was severely disappointed in the quality of the product. The color is not opaque at all, takes about 3-4 coats to actually get decent color. It's not long-lasting. I've applied the nail polish to my nails one night and the next morning after m shower, it would begin to chip off. Definitely not worth spending a $1 on.
Not worth a $1
I was excited to try out NYC. polishes because they are so inexpensive. I have had success with other NYC products, like blush and eyeliner, so I had high expectations for their nail polish. Unfortunately it peels of in less than 24 hours. The polish doesn't hold up to anything! Even with a top coat I couldn't get more than 2-3 days of wear before they became embarrassingly chipped. The polish doesn't go on consistently and in light colors it is almost impossible to get a nice even finish. If you're looking for high quality, inexpensive polish check out SH Hard as Nails Extreme Wear.
Talk about long wearing....
the only long wearing result is about an hour or so. I got these nail polishes for .93 cents each. The NYC tangerine creme and the clear top coats. I doubled the layers suggested, and did a double topcoat for extra wear after i experimented with the suggested amount you should use, and it still didnt meet my standards. The color payoff is great, its just the 10 day waiting challenge didnt even make it through the day!
You get what you pay for. $1 - bad quality. This is an all round bad brand to buy polish from. I never have a good experience with this polish. It chips, is too runny, doesn't look good, or doesn't paint on well.
Also their extra shiny top coat is VERY hard to remove, it doesn't prevent chipping and makes your polish seems cracked.
AMAZING for the price!
I saw these for 84 cents at Target and what could I say? I couldn't resist. I got a black, pink, and tangerine creme finish, and a blue and purple frost finish. WOW. The black was nicer than the sephora by OPI one and was opaque after a couple of coats, the pink is bright and gorgeousand also opaque in 2 coats, and the tangerine color is my FAVORITE for summer and doesn't even need more than one coat for me. All of the creme finishes were very nice and I've worn them all at least twice. I loved the consistancy, not too thick but not watery. I can say, however, that none of them lasted me more that a couple of days, probably 3 at the most. I guess that if I had used a top coat it would have lasted longer. Next are the frost finishes. I got a blue that duochromed with green and a purple that duochromed with blue. These both look VERY nice in the sun and are really pretty. I haven't used the blue on all of my nails, just my ring finger accent nail, and it looked nice with a light-medium green shade. it did start to chip on the second day around the edges, but it was okay because I just repainted the 2 accent nails. The purple is really pretty! I can't tell you about the longwearing-ness of it because I removed it the next day and I only wore it once to the mall and a stranger complimented me on it. :) both of them are pretty sheer, and if you want legitimate opaque-ness, you need 3 or 4 coats. I didnt, though, because they look very nice when they're kind of sheer, especially over another color that it duo-chromes with. All in all, very nice colors, and I got all of these for well under 5 dollars! I would DEFINATELY reccomend it, and I think this line is comarable to opaque Essies.
I have had this nail polish for over like, 2 years? i know thats not good but it still goes on and stays on! for the price, you cant ask for only one-coat quality but 1-2 coats and your good with this! love it!
I own a couple of these polishes for myself, but anytime I have a niece with a birthday I load up a gift bag with little things like these polishes and since they're so inexpensive I can throw a few of them in there. They love them and the selection is awesome!
I have this polish in a variety of colors and I think they're pretty good for the price. There doesn't seem to be a lot of variance in finshes, but if you like shimmers and a few glitters, you will definitely be able to find something you like in these polishes. One of the most unique colors is Classic Coral Creme, which is by no means a creme. It's a halfway between pink an orange glass fleck that is just beautiful.
They usually cost less than $1 and they last for a few days. not a week, but more than just 1 or 2 days. unless you didn't use a top coat then it'll chip after a day or so. I did like these though. They werent too watery or too thick. Application was very easy as well.
Good for the price.
None of these have been watery for me. They've all been opaque after 2-3 coats. Sometimes even one. I usually only buy these when I need a basic color fast. They don't last very long - they're just basic. They're not terrible either - while they don't last for a full week, they still do last more than 1-2 days. It's decent, it's ok.