NYC Nail Polish Swatches – Quick Dry


NYC In A Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish

This year, NYC added several new shades of nail polish to its lineup in both the 99 cent Long Wearing nail polish line and the $1.99 Quick Dry nail polish line. They’re some of my favorite polishes – uniformly good quality, not to mention cheap! During various sales, I’ve purchased quite a few polishes from each line. Today, I have swatches of 17 of the 28 permanent Quick Dry polishes for you, and I’ll have swatches of the other line in a separate post.

You can see a list of all the available colors on the NYC website – 27 colors plus Grand Central Station, which is clear. It’s my favorite inexpensive topcoat – I’ve gone through a couple bottles.

First, the bright cremes:

NYC Quick Dry polish - bright cremes

NYC Quick Dry polish – bright cremes

This is a very image heavy post – the rest is behind the cut!

NYC Columbus Circle Crimson - NYC Madison Avenue - NYC Spring Street

Columbus Circle Crimson // Madison Avenue // Spring Street

NYC Lexington Yellow - NYC High Line Green - NYC Water Street Blue

Lexington Yellow // High Line Green // Water Street Blue

NYC Manhattan - NYC MOMA - NYC Times Square

Manhattan // MOMA // Times Square

Madison Avenue (swatched above) is a true red, while Times Square is slightly lighter orangy red. I should have swatched them side by side!

The neutrals:

NYC Prospect Park Bloom - Fashion Safari - Park Ave - Brownstone - Sidewalkers

Prospect Park Bloom // Fashion Safari // Park Ave // Brownstone // Sidewalkers

Prospect Park Bloom is sheer.

And the frosts / shimmers:

NYC Shimmer Nail Polish Swatches

Mulberry Street // Bower Street // Precious Peacock // Precious Peacock over black

I also own some limited edition colors, and you can see swatches of them in the following posts:

NYC Python Green – one of my favorite nail polishes of all time!
NYC Let’s Paint the Town Collection – includes Raindrop, Apple Fizz, and Shimmer Blast.

(I took these photos months & months ago, I’m glad I’ve finally posted the swatches!)

*I purchased the product(s) featured in this post.   This post does not contain any affiliate links. 

  • Joanna Symons

    I always appreciate how through your posts are. Very helpful when you do a shifter over black.

  • Icequeen81

    Columbus Circle Crimson and Manhattan are my favorites

  • i agree. i have a nyc polish that is still going strong after so many years. its a great formula made better by the uber cheap price!

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  • Hollie Forrest

    Great post! I need to try this line sometime!

  • the neutral colors are really nice; got to try this brand out
    how many coats did you apply to them? 🙂

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    • Most of them are two coats – I do use slightly thicker coats on the nail wheel than my actual nails, though.