New York Color or better known as NYC at CVS or your local drugstore is often overlooked. You will find it on an end-cap in the makeup section but if you look closely you will find some great products. It’s known for being very inexpensive but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a look.
It’s no secret that I love brands such as Benefit and Anastasia but as of lately this girl is on a serious budget. The other day I was in my local CVS trying to find a cheapish nail polish. I of course went right over to OPI and Essie but I just couldn’t justify spending $8 on nail polish especially since it seems to chip 2 days later anyways. I stumbled upon a great shade from Maybelline and as I was making my way to the top-coats I saw NYC. Again, I could spend more money on a top-coat polish from Sally Hansen or I could spend .99 on one from NYC.
The choice was pretty easy. While I was picking up the top-coat polish I really started to give the rest of their products a closer look. I noticed that they had made a lip color that was identical to Clinque’s Chubby Stick and I believe a few other makeup brands sell a similar one. I had been interested in trying out a new shade, lately I’m obsessed with “nude” colors. I decided to try it. As some one that never lived without their Clinque Chubby Stick, I honestly couldn’t tell the difference.
I walked out of CVS with 3 items and spending $10. Two of which were from NYC. I’ve used both the top-coat polish that is RIDICULOUSLY shiny and the lip color and I’m really happy with both. I’m going back today to scope out a new foundation and eyebrow pencil. It’s really refreshing to find new brands to use that don’t cost a lot. If your on a budget like me I would really recommend NYC. Tell us what bargain brands you use in the comments below!
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How weird is that we are already in 2013? I feel like I was just getting used to writing 2012 on everything. However with a new year comes new fabulous finds. Today we stumbled upon some new colors and sleek sticks from Essie.
Essie’s latest nail polish collection is a tribute to snake-skin metallic. Not only are these colors awesome but they seem to have re-done their bottle design for this set and we love it.
Here’s the skinny:
5 metallic snake-skin colors
lil boa peep
snake it up
snake rattle and roll
So if those hot colors aren’t enough for you, today we discovered something brand new from Essie; Sleek Strips. Similar to those made by Sally Hansen, these boost more color, pattern, and texture than any others that we have seen. It’s unclear when they will be available in a store near us, since they do not appear on the Essie website. We’ll be keeping our eyes open at all times.
Essie Sleek Strips
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We love Essie nail color and nothing says Spring like some soft colors on your nails.
With 6 colors to choose from you’ll be covered head to toe.
Let us know which ones are your favorites!
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Its been awhile since I’ve brought you up to speed on two of my favorite nail polish brands and what’s coming.
Essie and O.P.I are my favorite brands which should be no surprise if you’ve been reading Fashionista’s Travel. Here’s what you can look forward to buying:
Lets start with O.P.I and Nicki Minaj for 2012
They’ve got some fantastic colors featuring Super Bass Shatter, Metallic 4 Life, and Did It On ‘Em. (How awesome do those look?!)
Now lets take a look at Essie–similar shades to O.P.I but with a little more dazzle!
Featuring As Gold As It Gets, A Shine Of The Times, and Set In Stones. These colors look awesome–especially the gold! Can’t wait to try these out!
**If you’ve tried any of these from Essie or O.P.I let us know which ones are your favorite!!
For weeks now I have been seeing advertisements for Essie nail polish. Whether the ad is in the latest Allure magazine or on television you can’t help but be drawn to their nail polish colors.
More importantly Essie has some great new colors inspired by travel and summer time. Colors such as Barbados Blue, turquoise and Caicos, and my personal favorite being Aruba Blue.
Each one of these blue’s offers deep color that are perfect for keeping your fingers and toes looking travel ready. Not to mention Aruba Blue looks so good you won’t be able to keep your eyes off of it.