Spring/Summer Nails From NYC


Last week I showed you one of the new NYC Foil Explosion polishes and promised to swatch them all in a post soon but today I’m breaking to show you the three cream colours also recently launched from the brand. I’m not a blogger that has hours to paint and repaint her nails all at once so these photos were taken over the course of the week and I wore them all until they started to chip which was around 2 days with my Seche Vite top coat. They applied nicely, opaque after two coats but I always add a third (habits) however I found the pink to be quite streaky. I’m also wearing it on my toes and both times I applied it it didn’t seem quite right, definitely not as nice as the other two and I have so many pinks that I’m not sure I will reach for this again. The blue is a great dupe for one of my favourite Models Own shades, Beth Blue, a lovely cornflower colour which is one of the only flattering shades I have in the cooler end of the spectrum so if you’ve had your eye on that this is cheaper and just as nice.. in fact the brush is nicer. While we’re on the brush it’s about 2/3rds the width of the new Essie diffusion which I love but can be a bit messy when it comes to narrower nails and I definitely appreciate a wide yet smaller brush. On to the mint.. not a dupe for the ever popular Mint Candy Apple but perhaps even better, I’ve been looking for a bright green/turquoise shade for summer and this dries much brighter than it appears in the bottle so although it’s not quite what I was after it will definitely fill that gap.. for now


Top to bottom – Spring Tulip (300), Blue Sky (320), Raindrop (325)

Fee from MakeupSavvy did an awesome job at watercolour nails with these three polishes – link – TIP: if you’re into nails you will LOVE Fee’s blog if you don’t already.. she’s a fellow junkie!

Available online here for £1.79 each

Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. 18 May, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    I like the pink – I think it looks nicer on your nails than in the bottle Xx

  2. Fee
    19 May, 2013 / 2:15 am

    Thanks for the lovely mention! 🙂 For some reason I was reading your review even though I of course have these… clearly an obsessed blogger/blog reader!

    Fee x

  3. 19 May, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    These all look so pretty!

  4. 19 May, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    These colours are gorgeous, will be keeping an eye out xx

  5. Jade
    5 June, 2013 / 8:21 am

    Love these and they really compliment your skintone 🙂
    Accessorize. Do a blue like blue sky but its paler 🙂 if your looking for a mint green try Barry M mint green 🙂

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