Thursday, November 13, 2014

NYC Crystal Couture Collection - My Picks, Reviews & How I Wore Them


I lost track of time again today..surprised?  That tends to happen a lot.  I feel like I've hardly gotten anything done today other than cleaning the inside of the car, again.  Kozmo, the puppy, gets major car sick even on short trips to the vet which is less than 10 minutes away.  His vet trips are done until it's time to get him fixed, but it is time to enroll him in puppy training so my days of cleaning the car out are far from over.  I hope he grows out of this stage...

Anyway, I though I'd share a few NYC polishes I picked up rather recently.  I do still see displays at Rite Aid and KMart, and I've read that CVS might have them too.  I'm talking about the Crystal Couture Collection.  It came out in the Fall, but the colors and finishes feel like they'll work right on through the New Year.  I thought I had a display picture but as of right now, I can't find it.  My pictures on the computer are a complete disaster that will take me a good chunk of time to sort through and organize again.  So since I can't find that picture, let's jump right to bottle shots!
 Crystal Couture polishes in NY Princess, Rule the City, Ruby Queen
My swatches are a little different as in, these are actual manis that I've worn in the last week as I was playing around with these and the Zoya Matte Velvet polishes.  Nearly everything is 2 coats; just Ruby Queen is 3.
NY Princess on my ring finger (Zoya Savita on index & middle, Dovima on pinkie)
Rule the City on my ring finger (Zoya Posh on my pinkie & over Loredana, Loredana on index)
Ruby Queen - 3 coats - on ring & middle fingers (Zoya Harlow on pinkie, Dovima on index - I've no idea why neither Zoya photographed correctly?)
  • NY Princess is a purple jelly base with bright medium purple, a lighter purple and some fine blue glitters.
  • Rule the City is leans more towards a dull metallic charcoal/graphite finish and has red fine glitters.
  • Ruby Queen is a jelly base that's a bit more sheer than NY Princess.  It's a red jelly with super metallic red fine glitter with some red-purple glitters thrown in.

Rule the City was the fastest drying of the three, followed by NY Princess and Ruby Queen.  Ruby Queen was the slowest, but it also ended up with an extra coat.  Removal wasn't too bad for being a glitter, but it wasn't super quick like a creme, either.

2 of these manis I really like, one I'm not crazy about.  It's not that I don't like the polishes, I just don't think I like them together.  If you're wondering which one I'm not loving the final combo of, it's the last one.  I need to either wear Ruby Queen by itself or find a better combo.

I believe there are 3 other glitter polishes, as well as several creme polishes in the collection.  I purchased these when they were on sale - 40% off to be specific - and I'm pretty happy with all 3.  I felt out of the entire display these were the most interesting/unique and what I would be most likely to wear.  I'm trying to not buy entire collections as much unless I think I'll use all the colors.

Do any of the Crystal Couture polishes call to you?  Do they remind you of anything from other brands?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

1 comment:

  1. Son hermosos, me encantaría probar la marca! <3
    Un beso y te empiezo a seguir