NYC has just released several new shades of both its Long Wearing nail polish (which sells for 99 cents) and its In A Minute nail polish (which sells for $1.99). I bought two of the new Long Wearing shades, Tudor City Teal and Rock the Party, and I have swatches!
Above, you see Tudor City Teal. It’s a fantastic color, but I did have a little bit of trouble with the application. It’s very sheer – it requires three coats to be opaque, and maybe even four if you do very thin coats. It looks streaky when you’re at the two-coat mark, but it does even out. I also had some bubbles, though perhaps slowing down and waiting between coats would fix that issue. Still, for 99 cents, I don’t mind imperfect application for a color like this – it’s definitely worth it to me!
In the bottle, Rock the Party looks like a green-purple duochrome – there are several similar shades around, including Wet n Wild Gray’s Anatomy. Because all of those shades are sheer, I suspected that it would be sheer as well, and it is – it really needs to be worn over another color.
The nail wheel above has three coats of Tudor City Teal on the first nail. The following three nails each have two coats of Rock The Party (over nothing, over black, and over Tudor City Teal).
Rock The Party has a nice formula – very thin and even. It does have a tendency to pool at the tips, so it’s best to wait for one layer to dry a bit before adding a second layer, but really I have no complaints (especially for a dollar). It’s a fantastic layering shade, and I’d highly recommend it!