Today I’m wearing NYC Chinatown. I’m wearing it in keeping with my New Year’s resolution to use untrieds as often as possible. I bought it some time ago and catalogued it with my purples, so know that it must be purple, but it’s murky today in London, and that makes it look almost black. I can discern some shimmer, but not any purple.
It dried very quickly – indeed, that’s one of the selling points of this particular line, that it is dry “in a New York minute” – but that made it hard to work with. The first coat was very streaky.
The second coat was better, but it still dried quickly. Nails that I took more time over were left looking a bit bumpy, and I also got a bit of bubbling on some. This may have been caused by me shaking the bottle a bit beforehand, though.
I thought a top coat might sort out the bubbles and bumpiness, but my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip seemed to be affected by the nail polish and it dragged on the nail.
So in the end, I went over my manicure once again with a coat of Seche Vite (and two coats on some nails). That evened it out a bit more, but didn’t get rid of the bubbles (which you might be able to see on my middle finger).
- Base: two coats of NYC Chinatown
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
- Additional top coat: Seche Vite