Friday, 12 October 2012

Nail Polish Review NYC Canal Street

Hi there everyone,

Back to normal with a proper weekend, YAY!  Also my car is booked into the garage on Tuesday to hopefully get mended, so it's all looking up!

Today I'm reviewing a nail polish that I wouldn't usually pick up.  I'm not really one for dark polishes, and I only have owned one NYC polish up to now, and that one I wasn't really keen on, but this one caught my eye as I was on my internet 'looking for browns' spree.  As it happens, when it came, it turned out to only be brown in certain lights, but that doesn't matter because I love it!

Feast your eyes on this beauty:
nail polish NYC Canal Street Swatch and Review
Gorgeous, right?  I took so many pictures of this, but as it's so overcast now when I get home from work, it's hard to get a good shot.  Here's one I took in the garden:
NYC Canal Street Swatch and Review
The bottle colour in this shot is very representative of the 'actual' real life colour, kind of a rich burgundy wine colour with lots of copper shimmer going though it.  These pictures are two coats, with no topcoat. 

The formula is an absolute dream, first coat no VNL, and you could probably get away with one careful coat, but I did two, and it pretty much covered the ridges on my nails and gave a great finish.  It seemed quite thin, but managed to be opaque, a win-win.

Dry time, about two minutes for the first coat, five minutes for two coats to get touch dry, and fifteen to 20 minutes to get completely hard, thats pretty good going.  I would say, yes, fast drying.

Here's a close up of the beauteousness of the polish in the bottle under the craft light:
NYC Canal Street Swatch and Review
No photoshop here, I just put it on a jiffy bag and took the pic, and this is what I got, lovely!  I love my camera, I do

Speaking of which, showing you this perfect autum nail colour, it reminds me, I went for a walk last weekend and I took some nice pictures, I thought I'd share some with you

I thought this one came out nicely, the way the light is catching the leaves:
And this one, which made me a bit hungry on my walk!
And I don't know what this plant is, but it's pretty:
Anyway, I digress big time, back to the polish!  Here's the brush shot.  The brush was a flat style brush, not too wide and was quite firm.  It worked well with the formulation of the polish, no blobbing:
NYC Canal Street Swatch and Review
So anyway, as you might be able to tell, I really like this polish.  And do you want to know the most amazing, jaw dropping, supercalafragislisticexpialadocious thing about it?


Hurry though, you've got (I think) until the 24th October to take advantage of the free shipping, after that they charge £3.00, but even then it's not so bad.  Or of course you could always do it the old fashioned way and actually go to the shop using your body...

If I'd paid £10 for this I would be perfectly happy with it, and not feel hard done by, but to get it at this price is an absolute steal - BUY BUY BUY!!!

Until next time, when I might have calmed down a bit.....



  1. Lovely post, lovely pictures and lovely nail colour. I love this time of year :)) x

    1. Awwww thank you so much! :-D
      Me too, it's definitely my favourite season x x x

  2. This is a gorgeous colour. Totally fitting!

    Lizzums x


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