Now this is something of a surprise. Polish snobs may recoil in horror at this one, but this is a gorgeous piece of loveliness.
I had one NYC polish that was from about a million years ago (of which I do have a review scheduled) but I haven’t really paid them much heed until recently. Maybe because I’ve been obsessed with hauling Nubar, OPI and China Glaze from that there internet. Also, I rarely go in Superdrug as I prefer to get my Boots Advantage points!
But there I was, and the NYC stand caught my eye. It didn’t hurt that they were doing a 3-for-2 offer either, so I decided to give this a chance, along with a couple of others. I’m glad I did, as this is a stunner of a nail polish.
As I always need to do with the Nails Inc London polishes, I had to google New York’s Canal Street. Apparently it is a place in Chinatown where all the vendors of fake bags and so on hang out. As my boss would say, “every day’s a school day”. Niiice.
Application of this was absolutely perfect. For a cheap brand, this is fantastic. The brush is just the right length and width for me, and two coats was ample.
I love the colour. It is a beautiful dark brown jelly with golden sparkles. It reminds me of a slightly lighter (and cheaper) version of OPIs Expresso Your Style (which I still have to review).
OK so this won’t stay on your nails for longer than a few days. I had tipwear by the end of day three. You can see the tipwear here as I didn’t take the photos on Day One I am afraid.
Normally I am ok about that as I am eager to change my polish for the next one, but I was actually sad to take this off.
I wore this at Christmas and I remember thinking (through a mulled wine fog) just how lovely it is. NYC retails at £2.49 per bottle from Superdrug.