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N.Y.C. Prince Street

Hey guys! I finally finished decorating the Christmas tree last night and was glad to get that out of the way. Now I can put the presents I’ve already wrapped underneath the tree! :) A co-worker friend that’s more like a sister to me is leaving today for a 3 week-long trip to India. I wish her only the best and to have a safe journey to and back. Today’s post is quick one on a vibrant shade. Here’s N.Y.C. Prince Street.

N.Y.C. Prince Street

Prince Street is pretty violet shimmer. Formula for this pretty sheer so I had to use several coats to get the result shown. It is buildable though. Shown is 4 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Prince Street (in shade)

N.Y.C. Prince Street (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Prince Street (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492

Lip stains are like a mystery to me. I’ve only ever used a handful in my lifetime so far. The appeal stumps me due to my past experiences with them. So you can understand when I tell you that I wasn’t too excited to try out and review N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492. But it isn’t all that bad after all! Read on to see what I have to say about it.

N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492

This is described as the following on their website:

“NYC New York Color Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain stays put, providing a sheer to intense flush of color that sticks around longer than most guys in the City. This is no on-again, off-again relationship. Color stays faithful for up to 16 hours. Looking for happily ever after for a very happy price? Let your lips do the charming!”

Swatches shown below is one swipe on the left and 2 swipes on the right.

N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492 Swatches (in shade)

N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492 Swatches (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492 Swatches (with flash)

Verdict? The shade I got is Never Ending Nude. This is no different than other lip stains I’ve used in the past. The color is definitely buildable, as seen in my swatches. One layer of application on my lips leave a light tint of brown. The second layer shows up even more pigmented than I though it would. To be honest, this shade isn’t the best against my skin tone and I ended up looking like I’m going goth. But it does work. It leaves a nice stain that holds up through an entire meal even if a lot of the color does get rubbed off. There is some product fading, but that’s to be expected even for a stain. In the very end, it does pulls through representing what lip stains are supposed to be like. Lipsticks would’ve worn off by now unless it’s a super good one. So this definitely works as a lip stain. As for the 16 hour claim…..well, it does say “up to” 16 hours and not “will last for” 16 hours. With minimal disturbance in the lip area, I would say their claim of that does hold with some wear. Formula is definitely light and it dries matte. It leaves my lips slightly dry, but I get used to it after a while. I’m just a fan of moisturizing lip products really. I’m not a huge fan of the smell, but it’s tolerable. The felt tip allows fine precision during application. In conclusion, I’d snag this in a berry shade probably since I like it enough for the affordable price tag of about $4.99. I’m just not impressed enough to grab one of each shade they have available.

N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492 (perfectly pointed tip)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Spring Street

Hey guys! My giveaway is now closed, but give me a week at least to come up with who the winner is because I am actually on my way out to a flight to Philly. I promise I’ll post who the winner is when I get back. Today’s post is quick one on a vibrant shade. Here’s N.Y.C. Spring Street.

N.Y.C. Spring Street

Spring Street is an orange creme shade that leans towards red heavily. It really isn’t as red as what the pictures show. The closest to the true color is what the color looks like by just looking at the bottle. My camera didn’t capture it correctly no matter how hard I try. Formula for this one is pretty good. It’s viscous enough to spread thinner coats evenly without being too watery. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Spring Street (in shade)

N.Y.C. Spring Street (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Spring Street (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm

I’ve been trying out a few new-to-me N.Y.C. make-up items since late last week and today’s post is on one that I’ve been using for the past few days. In fact, I have it on my lips today. Here’s N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Big Apple Red 356.

N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Big Apple Red 356

N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Big Apple Red 356

This is described as the following on their website:

“Big City! Big Apple! Big Care! Need a touch of cushiony sweetness in the daily grind of NYC? Only NYC New York Color could find the city’s soft spot with their new deliciously ‘feel good’ APPLELICIOUS lip balm that will deliver color, shine and moisture in one single swipe! Just like the Big Apple itself it’s juicy, shiny and colorfully loud but also reveals a softer and more caring side. Color is fun and fruity and with a hidden apple core of care it’s also delightfully moist. This ‘oh so cute!’ apple-shaped core reinforces the moisturizing properties of the rest of the balm and gives your lips a healthier look! The apple on the cake? A fruity apple scent that will make your lips irresistibly kissable!”

Swatches shown below is 2 swipes on the left and 4 swipes on the right.

N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Big Apple Red 356 (in shade)

N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Big Apple Red 356 (with flash)

Verdict? The shade I got is Big Apple Red. You simply can’t get more New York than that. And it certainly can’t get any more red than it is for a lip balm. There is more color payoff than I imagined there would be for being a lip balm. It is pretty glossy and very moisturizing. It glided onto my lips smoothly. I don’t find this sticky at all. The only thing that people might watch out for is the scent. My co-worker sisters and I described it close to what we think of a sour apple scent is like. The scent isn’t very subtle, so I’m guessing that people will either love it or hate it. There is no real taste to it. I keep smelling the apple scent when I run my tongue over my lips, but I don’t detect a real taste at all. If you want just a little bit of color on your lips with a lip balm, you can’t go wrong with this item.

N.Y.C. Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm Center (super cute core!)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. High Line Green

Hey guys! It’s almost the end of the week again. I can’t wait for tomorrow! I get to celebrate Thanksgiving at work with the company pot luck. I’ll attempt to make an apple pie and some potato side dish. Wish me luck! Today’s post is on a vibrant shade. Here’s N.Y.C. High Line Green.

N.Y.C. High Line Green

High Line Green is a light green creme shade. Formula for this one is pleasant. It’s not as creamy as OPI creme shades, but it didn’t give me any problems during application. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. High Line Green (in shade)

N.Y.C. High Line Green (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. High Line Green (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact Union Square (Brown Eyes) 938

Hey guys! Here’s another item from my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012. I’m very familiar with N.Y.C.’s nail polish lines, but not so much with the rest of their make-up line. Here’s N.Y.C. New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact Union Square (Brown Eyes) 938.

N.Y.C. New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact Union Square (Brown Eyes) 938

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “This all-in-one compact comes with everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. With four colors, specially coordinated to intensify and enhance your eye color; you can create a look as individual as you are. Make your eyes pop!”

Verdict? This product comes in a standard eye shadow palette packaging with a double ended sponge tip applicator. The shadows are quite pigmented and rich. It’s quite easy to blend, but the primer isn’t as good compared to the ones I’ve tried from other brands. This makes the shadow dust off from the eyes due to normal wear during the course of a normal day. But for the price you pay, it’s a great deal in my opinion. Just use another brand’s primer and you’re good to go.

This retails for about $4.99 and is available at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit www.newyorkcolor.com, where you can check out what the other shades and products they have!

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a shade that is suitable any time of the year. I think it suits Fall and Winter the best though cause it’s silver. Here’s N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver.

N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver

Tribeca Silver is a beautiful silver shimmer that goes on easily. The finish is more metallic than shimmer really. Formula is a wee bit on the watery side, but it gave me no problems at all during application. One coat is too sheer. It’s sheer enough to use it over another shade when applied thinly. In the direct sunlight shot, you can see how sheer it is still when it’s more than just one coat. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver (in shade)

N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Tribeca Silver (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Water Street Blue

Today’s post is on one of the newer N.Y.C. creme shades that I’m really digging these days. Here is N.Y.C. Water Street Blue.

N.Y.C. Water Street Blue

Water Street Blue is a very pretty bright blue creme. It’s pretty much an all year round shade in my opinion. It could be a little too bright for some in the Winter, but certainly not for me! I celebrate almost any color whenever. Formula is creamy and the creme finish is pretty glossy. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Water Street Blue (in shade)

N.Y.C. Water Street Blue (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Water Street Blue (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow

Summer is all but a memory by now, but bright colors are still wearable for a little bit longer. Today’s post is on N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow.

N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow

Lexington Yellow is a pretty yellow creme shade. Formula for this is creamy and nice. It glided smoothly onto my nails. I actually think this shade is really fun and perky. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow (in shade)

N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Lexington Yellow (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

This round of Influenster’s Vox Box program is 100% a perfect match for me. The Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012 contains all beauty items that I can use everyday with an item or 2 that’s not directly related to beauty. Here are the contents of the box:

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

I’ve already started with 2 items in this round. I can’t wait to feature most of them here on my blog, so stay tuned!

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lipshine Nude York City 582

Okay guys, here’s another item from the Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2011 that I got. I have been trying out some lip glosses lately and I put this one to the test as well. I figured why not if I’m on a roll with these so far. Here’s N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lipshine Nude York City 582.

N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lipshine Nude York City 582

The Influenster insert boasts about this product: “Straight from the city that never sleeps, New York Color’s Liquid Lipshine is uptown style at a down-to-earth price. With pure pigments that create a 3-D gloss effect and vitamin E that provides shine and moisture, this product is perfect to keep lips looking and feeling fabulous this season. Comes in 10 shades from neutral nude, to berries & fuchsias.”

N.Y.C. New York Color Liquid Lipshine Nude York City 582 Swatch

Verdict? This product comes in a standard lip gloss packaging with a doe foot applicator that’s slightly skinnier than the ones I’ve commonly seen from other brands. Formula was good. It applied onto my lips smoothly and I only needed a little bit of product. It left my lips soft with a glossy, shimmery shine with a slight tint of color. There is no stickiness at all compared to other lip gloss brands I’ve used when I put my lips together. It’s slightly stickier to the touch though, just like all other lip glosses I’ve used and tested. There is a light vanilla like scent for this shade I received, Nude York City 582. Not the fake or sickly sweet vanilla scent at all. It lasted for a good 4 hours through talking, some light snacking and sips of water. I would’ve lasted longer if I did none of those. I’d say this is a good buy for the quality and price.

This retails for $2.49 and is available at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit www.newyorkcolor.com, where you can download an exclusive coupons and check out what the other shades and products they have!

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2011

I was so excited to have made it in this program for the last box of the year. Eager to try out new things and reviewing them in hopes to help others, this seemed like the perfect program for me to get involved in. I got this in the mail yesterday and couldn’t wait to try them all out. These are the contents of my Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2011.

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2011

I’m very excited to try these all out. In fact, I’ve already consumed the Larabar and started using the N.Y.C. Color Liquid Lip Shine. I’ll give a more detailed account on how these products fared for me and as a bonus…..also with 2 of my co-worker friends when applicable. Stay tuned!

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


N.Y.C. New York Color In The Spotlight Swatches

Summer is long gone, so I have some Fall shades for you guys. These are from N.Y.C.’s In The Spotlight Collection I posted about not too long ago. This collection features 3 nail lacquer shades among other makeup items. Even if these have a finish that’s slightly that of a frost, I experienced no problems with brush strokes at all.

First up is Scenestealer Grey.

N.Y.C. Scenestealer Grey

Scenestealer Grey is a beautiful gunmetal shimmer. I loved how it applies onto my nails. Very smooth and gave me no problems at all. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Scenestealer Grey (in shade)

N.Y.C. Scenestealer Grey (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Scenestealer Grey (close-up)

Next up is Backstage Brown.

N.Y.C. Backstage Brown

Backstage Brown is a gorgeous bronze shimmer that perfectly fits Fall. Formula was great and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Backstage Brown (in shade)

N.Y.C. Backstage Brown (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Backstage Brown (close-up)

Lastly is Underground Purple.

N.Y.C. Underground Purple

Underground Purple is a bright magenta pink shimmer. It’s a nice pop of color for Fall that I can see myself wearing. It applied on smoothly onto my nails. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Underground Purple (in shade)

N.Y.C. Underground Purple (close-up)

These can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. New York Color In The Spotlight Collection

Here are shots of N.Y.C.’s fall shades. I’m excited about the pinkish purple one the most. The grey looks very interesting. The last one is a hit or miss for me. I’ll have to see that one in person for sure. They all look to be shimmers.

EDIT: Swatches here.

N.Y.C. Scenestealer Grey

N.Y.C. Backstage Brown

N.Y.C. Underground Purple

In A NY Minute Nail Color ($1.99): Change up your color non-stop with this quick-dry enamel for a fast-paced lifestyle. Each glamorous, long-lasting new hue from the In A New York Minute! Fast Dry Enamel collection features a hint of shimmer for added impact that goes the distance.


N.Y.C. New York Color Black Magic Collection

Another collection I have my eyes peeled for Halloween? N.Y.C. definitely!

N.Y.C. New York Color Black Magic Collection

The shades shown are named Blackula and Pumpkin. I LOLed at Blackula. :) Blackula looks like a black creme and Pumpkin might be a gold metallic shimmer? I’m guessing these will be in a special Halloween display. You can find N.Y.C. products in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.


N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender

The last shade I have to feature from N.Y.C. is this lovely number called Long Time Lavender.

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender

Long Time Lavender is a very light pink-ish shade. It has a twinge of purple, but I expected a bit more of that from a shade named as such. I thought the finish was purely a shimmer, but I detected some silvery-ish glass flecked particles. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender (in shade)

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender (lighting changed)

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender (close-up)

N.Y.C. Long Time Lavender (lighting changed again)

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Persistent Putty

Today’s shade is one that has been released by many brands, one slightly different from the other. Some are lighter, some are darker. Some have a hidden shimmer to it even. It’s a trend that I was made aware of when Deborah Lippmann released Waking Up In Vegas. This shade from N.Y.C. is darker and not straight up putty-ish even when the name indicates as such, but that’s just my opinion. Here is Persistent Putty.

N.Y.C. Persistent Putty

I want to say this shade has some kind of purple in it that makes it darker than what I expect of a shade that’s called putty. Then again, I am used to seeing putty as a greyish white or an off-white with a hint of grey. It went onto my nails smoothly and dries in the time frame expected from a creme shade. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C.Persistent Putty (in shade)

N.Y.C.Persistent Putty (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C.Persistent Putty (close-up)

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony

Today, I have a bold pink that is sure to bring a pop to any outfit this summer season. Here is N.Y.C.’s Perpetual Peony.

N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony

What a bright pink! It’s the perfect bubblegum pink creme shade in my collection! I don’t have anything else like it. Everything else in my collection is either lighter or darker. This one’s just right (like how Goldilocks would say). Formula was pretty good. It went smoothly onto my nails. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony (in shade)

N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony (close-up)

N.Y.C. Perpetual Peony (lighting changed)

I thought of Barbie briefly, but it’s not what I would call Barbie Pink definitely.

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz

Today’s post will be short and sweet since I have to see a few friends in a bit. Another offering from N.Y.C., this is my favorite among the ones I got. Here’s Gramercy Glitz.

N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz

It’s no surprise that a glitter shade ends up being my favorite. It’s gonna be either that or holo. :) This shade has lots of multicolored glitter in a clear base. I really like Gramercy Glitz by itself, but most will probably prefer it being used as a top coat. I think it’d look great over darker shades. Formula was very easy to deal with and it dries in a short amount of time. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz (in shade)

N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz (lighting changed)

N.Y.C. Gramercy Glitz (close-up)

The close-up picture isn’t as clear as I would’ve liked, but this was the best shot among more than 20 that I have taken. I think it’s the glitter that freaks the camera out and doesn’t focus well. Also, notice the slight redness around my cuticle and the stain at the tip half of the nail? Yeah, red shade. It was the previous shade from N.Y.C. that I featured, I ♥ NY . I gotta use base coat even when swatching now. I didn’t think I would need to if I’m just swatching, but that’s the result from just swatching a shade. Only 15 minutes on my nails. Yikes!

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. I ♥ NY

Ah, New York……what can we say about such an iconic place? It’s filled with the hustle and bustle of people from different cultures and from all walks of life. It is a city that a lot of people love. I have been to New York a few times and would love to go back someday. This time, do more touristy stuff and such. It’s a huge place and the possibilities are endless! Here is a shade that just screams out love for the beautiful city of New York, N.Y.C.’s I ♥ NY.

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY

Bright and bold, I personally think this color suits the name of the shade very well. :) The big apple….red and luscious! I ♥ NY is a bright, red creme that went onto my nails smoothly. It’s pretty opaque and dries as expected for a creme shade. I find this shade sexy as well! :D Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY (in shade)

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY (lighting changed)

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY (close-up)

N.Y.C. I ♥ NY (last shot)

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie

So what’s up with N.Y.C. lately? I’ve been seeing the same old shades for a while now, but I’ve got some goodies in the mail to show you guys starting with this limited edition shade called Lingering Lingerie.

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie

As expected from the name, this is a very light color. Lingering Lingerie is a frosty, delicate pink. It’s not as sheer as I thought. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat. For a more opaque look, 3 coats should give you just barely any VNL. One of the things I love most about this line of nail polish from N.Y.C. is the flat and wide brush that we are so familiar with other brands such as OPI. Application is smooth as heck with it.

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie (in shade)

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie (lighting changed)

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie (close-up)

N.Y.C. Lingering Lingerie (last shot)

This shade is just one of the 14 limited edition shades released by N.Y.C. New York Color. Shades from this line are supposed to stay on nails for up to 7 days. It includes strengthening minerals such a an ultra-nourishing blend of Iron and Calcium that gives nails a smooth, chip resistant surface and strengthens nails by up to 50% in just 5 days. It also has Pro-Vitamin B5 that makes nail up to 40% longer and UV Inhibitor as a sun-protective barrier that makes dull, faded color a thing of the past.

This retails for $2.49 each and is available in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme

These pics are from last summer, when I was still trying to figure out how to take pictures and such. Not the best, but it’ll have to do. I’m not sure why the name of this shade has “creme” in it. It’s definitely not a creme shade in my opinion. This is N.Y.C.’s Skin Tight Denim Creme.

N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme (in shade)

N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme (in sunlight)

N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme (close-up)

See? It’s a dark blue shimmer. I used 2 thin coats with no top coat. For $0.99 or so, this is a great red shade alternative for the more expensive brands out there. Formula is nice and smooth. Drying time is speedy for a shimmer shade. You can grab this at various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, ULTA, CVS, and Walgreens.


N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost

Another cheap red shade perfect for the Holidays is N.Y.C.’s Broadway Burgundy Frost.

N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost (in shade)

N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost (direct sunlight)

N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost (close-up)

This red shimmer is the perfect cheap, red shade for the Holidays. The red isn’t too dark and the shimmer isn’t too silver at all. For $0.99 or so, this is a great red shade alternative for the more expensive brands out there. Formula is nice and smooth. Drying time is speedy for a shimmer shade. You can grab this at various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, ULTA, CVS, and Walgreens.


Holiday Giveaway! – CLOSED

As promised, here is another giveaway for you guys! They aren’t shades from the latest collections, but they are shades suited for the Holiday season!

Holiday Giveaway Prize

The winner of this giveaway will receive 8 shades fit for the holidays. These are Wet ‘n Wild Pink Sensation, China Glaze 5 Golden Rings, China Glaze Tinsel, Sally Hansen Brilliant, Wet ‘n Wild French White Creme, N.Y.C. Purple Pizzazz Frost, ULTA Sugar Plum, and Sally Hansen nail art pen in Gold.

Holiday Shades

There’s gold, there’s silver, there’s white, and there’s red. There’s also a purple to bring spice to the regular Holiday season colors. There’s a nail art pen in gold and 2 glitter shades. You can create classic looks, colored french manicures, Holiday or New Year’s themed nail art…..the possibilities are endless!

You can get many entries for this giveaway!

1) Leave your name and email address in the comment section of this blog entry. This is mandatory. I have no way of contacting you if you win without your email address. – 1 entry
2) In the spirit of this Holiday season, state one or more things of what you look forward to. – 1 entry
3) Add me to your blogroll. Leave a link for it. – 1 entry
4) Blog about this giveaway. Leave a link for it. – 1 entry
5) Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a link for it. – 1 entry
6) Email me your guesses for the names of the polishes I got from a giveaway shown in this post. - 1 entry for each correct guess and 2 more extra entries if you correctly guess all 3 (REMEMBER: EMAIL me the answers!)

The most that anyone can get is 10 entries. Contest is open to all readers (yes, my international readers!). Deadline for all entries will be December 24, 2010 @ 11:59 PM CST. I will check all entries to make sure they are valid.

So….what are you looking forward to this Holiday season?