Drugstore madness continues! I snagged a couple of the new colors from the New York Color spring collection. They have a cohesive mix of brights, pastels, and on trend colors.There’s something about living in New York that gives the inhabitants so much pride. The atmosphere is always buzzing and there isn’t much to keep you sedentary in this city. It doesn’t matter if you were born here or if you moved here, the love just grows with time. It’s partly this mentality that makes me happy to be a patron of all products named after my favorite city. It also helps if the products rock.
As I have mentioned before, drugstore brands are doing serious overhauls of their brands, New York Color included. Their new colors are much more no nonsense than their predecessors, with thicker polish formulation, and less shimmer filled spectrums – and more pure color. The bottles look pretty fancy too. The price though, remains the same.
Have you checked these out yet?
The new H&M polishes are bigger in size and offer more support and surface area for those with adult digits. I grabbed a couple of colors and am using this time of post-cold to catch up with images and posts. Being able to breathe through your nose is fantastic y’all. Left image is without flash and right is with flash. I have an endless appreciation for these polishes (and all other polishes who do this) because of their flawless carryover from color delivery at first look to different lighting. That and I have a thing for 90 degree angles on polishes!
What do you think? Have you tried any?
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Adults have been telling me to eat and drink my vitamins for years now. You would think that a progression from chewables (they never tasted right to me) to ones you could swallow would be a little less drama, but now there’s the matter of being too busy to drink vitamins. When I think about it, I realize how foolish it is. Really? I don’t have spare time to remember to swallow something good for me? But enough about my vices.
As I attempt to better my vitamin habits, I am starting to try out the new polishes in my collection one by one, in between overhauls of going back to nubs and growing again. I love the smoothness and opacity of this polish. It makes me think of Minx manis, although this isn’t as perfect. No flash on left, and flash on the right.
What’s on your nails?
Something about the right mix of grey and brown/nude that slims and decorates nails – it looks like they have a bit of attitude and cock up an eyebrow when you sport a mani. I can’t find a favorite shade though (nor can I stop buying more!!). Do you have a favorite shade?
I’ve been getting quite intimate with the Zoya Intimate Collection. The colors are a perfect segue from winter to spring – pastels, creams, shimmer, and subtle pops of color. Yes please!
My nails are in a state of attrocity. I don’t know if it’s a lack of vitamins, care, mixture of both, or if they’re just mad at me. Everytime I get to any resemblance of growth and legth, they all go through an apocalyptic fervor and snap, crackle, and pop down to nubs! Ugh!
I tried to salvage some nail shots in between, and think I will use falsies to swatch the other colors waiting to be photographed. Left with flash, right withoutGemma is such a smooth green. It’s mossy, and frosty, and has a blue-ish shimmer to it if you look in the right light. It makes me think of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter 4), where Fleur Delacour and her troupe arrive from Beauxbatons Academy, and everything is aflutter. The color is soft, dreamy, and interesting. It also helps that it applies without a worry with two coats flat.–>
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What’s on your nails?
The greige hue is overwhelming my polish fantasies y’all. There is not a single time when I can walk past a polish line and not succumb to purchasing a grey/taupe color combination. Something about how subtle and different it is makes me a sucker each time.
You can probably tell which is the flash and which is without.
Prevail is a polish company found in Duane Reade drugstores on the east coast. Being that the company was bought by Walgreen’s, I am unsure if that means it will be on shelves nationwide.
How do you like the color?
Reading other sites always leads to unnecessary spending and lusting. Such was the case when I came across Vampy Varnish posting about Sonia Kashuk polishes. It turns out, I was so excited that I ended up getting the same colors during my Target trip.
The multi colored fuzz is my new scarf that I made. I have taken to learning how to crochet and have mastered three stitches (and two scarves) so far. By the end of next year, hopefully I’ll have limitless stitches and handmade items!
Have you had any inspired purchases recently?
The recent collection by Sally Hansen has been hard to track down at drugstores. The locations that keep up with the newer stuff often have empty displays from the stampedes of customers grabbing up the goods, and the so so stores are either still behind, or going empty and refusing to reorder.
With that said, I was surprised to come across Sequin Scandal when I wasn’t looking for it at all. The dark olive green has golden shimmer in it and is a pleasure to look at. It gave me a little trouble when trying to capture on camera (Beauty Judy‘s third shot of the color is too great), hiding it’s glory in the shadows.
This is a great party and holiday color, match it to an identically colored mini (sequins or not), a dark color, or a cream. Keep in mind though, that darker colors have a tendency to stain the cuticle area, thus making it a color you should sit down to apply, instead of swiping on the go.The color can veer on a little dark, but is very complimentary to any skin tone and does not get easily confused for a black (whereas a lot of other colors, like navy, and dark violet do).
What’s on your nails?