NYC Nails: Chelsea, Full Metal Jacket & Backstage Brown


NYC Chelsea Quick Dry Nail Polish is the most exquisite rich ruby red with a gorgeous glimmer that makes me feel uber glam and a little bit diva!  If you decanted this into a Dior/ OPI/ Nubar bottle and gave it to me to apply, I wouldn’t bat an eyelid as the quality is right up there. Except NYC polishes are less than £2.


See how gorgeously it gleams in the light? It’s not metallic… I can’t think of the correct term, (anyone??) but it has depth, a shimmer within, which makes it look really classy.


Above, Chelsea flanked by Backstage Brown, left and Full Metal Jacket, right.  Backstage Brown is actually a coppery bronze that doesn’t really flatter my skintone, but is a lovely shade and works well for nail art. I think it would flatter warmer or darker skintones beautifully. Full Metal Jacket is just glorious in both colour and formula - a cool, pale classy gold that applies seamlessly - love it.


A shameful swatch, down to my poor photography skills.  Can anyone tell me why my camera flash drains/overexposes like this… or do I need to finally read the manual? Lord only knows where that is… Anyway I hope this pic gives you some idea of the colours!  I shared a couple of swatches on Instagram a few weeks ago if you fancy a look here... please follow while you’re there for lots more previews on things I’m testing as well as totally random everyday stuff! :)

I’m feeling rather fragile today after a fizz fuelled evening with some of my favourite girls last night, so this is just a quicky.   I have lots of party prep posts coming up this week which I hope you’ll enjoy… catch you tomorrow! x

Oh, NYC polishes are available at Superdrug - or if you’re lucky like me, the corner chemist!

Have you ever tried NYC nail polish? 

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