NYC New York Color is a brand that I am familiar with, but never collected. That is about to change with Fall 2014’s Queen’s Jewels Collection. This collection is made up of six Crystal Couture Topcoats and three cremes. I am showing you my personal picks from this collection today – Ruby Queen, Queen’s Jewels, Blue Majesty, My Princess and Rule the City. Although this is a fall collection, I have a feeling I will be reaching for a lot of these during the holidays!
Ruby Queen is a red jelly with red microglitter and larger purple glitter. The formula on this was incredible! It was a thick (in a good way), gel-like formula that went exactly where I wanted it to when applied and only needed two coats to reach this opacity. I see no need to layer this one. I wish all glitters were this easy to apply!
Queen’s Jewels is a green jelly with green microglitter. The formula on this polish was thinner than Ruby Queen but still easy to manipulate, once I figured out that I really needed to load up the brush. This is shown with two coats. Again, I didn’t feel the need to wear this over a base. This is an amazing shade and I can’t wait to wear it this holiday season. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – YOU NEED THIS GREEN!
Blue Majesty is a stunning blue jelly with three different sizes of blue glitter. The formula on this was the same as Queen’s Jewels – I really needed to load up the brush, but I felt it didn’t need layered. Two coats.
My Princess is a purple jelly filled with two sizes of purple glitter and blue microglitter. This one I really wanted to love, but I think it would be best layered. Even after I loaded the brush with polish, I needed three coats to get even coverage. I also had a harder time with the application, the polish kept trying to flood my cuticle.
Rule the City is a surprise favorite for me. It’s the only polish that doesn’t have a jelly base, instead it is a gunmetal base with matching glitter so small that it’s barely a shimmer, but so densely packed that it only needed one coat. I thought it would need more than that, so I did layer this one over a brown crème. The red microglitter really makes it stand out. This polish is a keeper!
NYC New York Color Queen’s Jewels has been spotted at Kmart, Rite Aid and CVS. To find a retailer near you, please visit www.newyorkcolor.com.
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