NYC Nail Polish - My New Favorite

A couple of weeks ago I had a hankering for some new nail polish, so I thought I would peruse the isle and just see what was there. I ended up buying New York Color's "In a New York Minute" quick drying nail polish. I was a little skeptical - what nail polish really dries fast? This is usually the chain of events when I paint my nails:

1. Carefully sweep the polish over my nails, first the left hand, then the right. Repeat.

2. Sit on the couch and watch TV for ten minutes with my hands in the air. Give them an occasional shake, because we all know that makes the nail polish dry faster, right?

3. Decide that my nails are probably fairly dry by now and I can probably do basic things with my hands, like pick things up with the pads of my thumb and forefinger, being careful not to let anything touch the nail. Proceed this way for another ten minutes.

4. Decide that my nails are probably totally dry by now and do something more daring, like flip open my phone and call someone or open a can of pop.

5. Look down at my nails and realize that I've just peeled the still-slightly-wet polish right off my nail.

6. Sit down with my nail polish and touch up the offended nail.

7. Repeat steps 1-4, and hope Step 5 and Step 6 don't have to be repeated again.

Yeah. Not fun, right?

I used the Central Park color from NYC first, and like I said, I was skeptical. But alas, after the first two steps, my nails were indeed dry - and they didn't even smear or smudge when I opened my phone! A week later I tried it again with the Broadway color - I actually timed the drying time, and it took precisely five minutes for two coats to dry. Five minutes! I am impressed.

Central Park


I'm pretty much sold. The next time I buy nail polish, I'm going to the New York Color part of the makeup section and buying this stuff again. A nail polish that dries in five minutes and only costs two bucks? Here, take my money!

By the way, I also got a "Superior Scribbler" award from Tatiana at Living Life and Loving It! Thanks Tatiana! I think this is a really cute one!

I'm passing this one on to:

Brittney at Far More than Rubies
Kara at KSS Blog
Kristin at Ladybug Blessings
Jenene at Prairie Girl Gone Coastal
Jessica at Called to Serve
Amber at I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found.
Amy at I Then Shall Live.
Jaime at Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I think you ladies are "Superior Scribblers" too! Though you know I love reading all of your blogs, and if I could give this one to everyone I would - but I guess I just have to pick a few. Bleh.
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Tatiana said...

The first coat of my nail polish never stays on! I always find a way to smear it off somehow :-) Thanks for letting me know that NY works well :-)

Anonymous said...

I love NYC nailpolish! The colors are so vibrant and they are pretty chip resistant. I haven't tried that quick dry stuff but if you say it works I'm sold!

Jessica said...

I have the same nail-polish-drying problem as you! So frustrating! I'll have to try this kind!

And thanks for the award!! :-)

~M~ said...

I hate it when I think my nail polish is dry and I touch something and it all smudges up!!

Brittney Galloway said...

I never do my nails. Sad, isn't it? Thanks for the award!

Anna said...

Wow, thanks for the tip! I was skeptical until I read that it's only $2! Definitely worth a try.

Unknown said...

I will be looking for this in my shops in the UK. I have Rimmel and it still always does step 1-4 repeatedly x

AmyK said...

That Broadway color is FAB. I think I'll have to "treat" myself to that one! Especially if it dries that fast! Woot!

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