Fast-paced nails: NYC In a New York Minute Quick Dry nail polishes

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If there is one thing I have learned being a beauty blogger is that just because a product is a lot of money, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be amazing.  I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a beauty snob.  Nothing gets my heart beating faster than setting foot into Sephora. However, working with a ton of different brands has changed my perception.  Just because a product is less than $15 doesn’t mean that it’s going to be bad.  I can think of a handful of products that are more amazing than department store or prestige-brand cosmetics.

I have quite the nail polish collection. So much that I’m finding that I give away most of my polishes because I just get so many of them. I have everything from Essie to OPI, Spa Ritual, Illamasqua, Deborah Lippmann to CoverGirl, Revlon, Rimmel, you name it.

I recently received some polishes from drugstore brand New York Color.  Their polishes, aptly called In a New York Minute, are a fast-drying colour.  The shades, which retail for a whopping C$2.29 each, come in a variety of hues and promise to dry in 60 seconds. I got three shades to test out: Fashion Safari, a nude; Water Street Blue, a blue; and Spring Street, a vibrant orange.

Fashion Safari Spring Street Water Street Blue

I used Sephora’s Formula X base and top coat for all the swatches, and two coats of polish for opaque colour.  I’m always hesitant with “quick-dry polishes”, as let’s be real, it’s not going to be completely dry in a minute, there’s a good chance you could chip it or something.  Also, the use of a regular top coat defeats the purpose as well.  Aside from that though, I do like how these turned out.  For the low price, you get really nice colour.

As for wearability, they aren’t the best, a couple days max before it starts to chip.  With that being said, I have tried many polishes that retail for over the $10 price point (*cough* Essie…) that chip after a day.  For two bucks, you can’t go wrong with these.

I also want to mention the brush. It’s one of those flat brushes that lay the colour down perfectly on your nail, making these basically foolproof.  New York Color is owned by Coty, who also do Sally Hansen and Rimmel London, and all three brands have the same kind of brush on their polishes, something which really does make all the difference in your manicure.

Overall, I highly recommend this line of polishes.  There are a variety of shades to choose from, and for the low price, might as well stock up!

Have you tried New York Color’s In a New York Minute nail polishes?

Please note, products sent by PR, all opinions are my own.

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