UK Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Gel Polish Review: NYC Gel Gloss

I'm obsessed with gel nail polishes. They're pretty much all I use on my nails these days. I stumbled upon this one whilst shopping in Superdrug and thought I would give it a spin. I tried out this purple shade, Bronx Paparazzi- it claims it can last up to 10 days, so I put it to the test.
First impressions: 
  • I really like the packaging of this polish. I know it's nothing special, but it's a large bottle for the price and I love the matte black lid. 
  • This shade is so perfect for Spring. I love most pastel shades, but lilac is such a stunning colour. Especially if, like me, you've started building up the tan- this is going to contrast so nicely! 
  • This polish has a brilliant thick brush, so in just a few strokes your nail is coated. It also dries super quickly for a gel polish and only requires 2 coats. 
  • I love the way this looks. It's gel, hi-shine and a really vibrant colour.
Does it last? 
Seeing as I have long-ish nails and I have been furiously tapping out 14,000 words for my end of year essays recently, this might be unfair but...this did not last ten days (typing definitely chips nails by the way!) It was three days when the chips began to show. Okay, so if you're not too fussy about chips this will last longer, but if I can I like to redo my nails when they chip (I'm not precious about much, but I am when it comes to nails!)

Nevertheless, I'm not all that fussed. If your nails are short this might last longer for you, but I don't really mind if the polish looks this pretty! Three days isn't terrible wear in my experience anyway.
Let me know if you've tried this or if you have any other gel polishes you'd recommend. Have you read my Barry M gel polish review? (It might just fare a little better.) Til next time xo


  1. That doesn't sound bad at all, especially since NYC is such an inexpensive brand. The color is beautiful, and I'm okay with three chip-free days. That's better than others I've tried!

  2. Ah this is so pretty! I am all for drugstore low price nail polish. Because I feel like all polishes chip or you want to change it anyway! Walgreens even has Sally Hansen polish for sale. Just bought some yesterday! Your pictures are gorgeous :) / creative lifestyle blog.

    1. Hi Jacky! Oooo I love Sally Hansen, those polishes are gorgeous. Thank you for the comment xoxo

  3. Excited to pick this brand up now! Your nails & colour looks great for a weeks wear, normally I stick to Barry M gel polishes but I will be trying NYC now! Fab review.

    1. Hi Natalie! Yes, if you like Barry M then you will love this x


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