The nail polishes have the most awesome bottle shape. I love it!! I want to rub every bottle and see if a genie pops out. The colors have a number on the bottom of the bottles and when I checked on the Nicka K NY website, I found a corresponding color name. So I am going to give you both the numbers and names for your reference. In the above picture, from left to right, are NY 127 Velvet Green, NY 124 Sparkly Sand, NY 116 Red Hot, and NY 120 Silver Star. They are not quite in the same order on the swatch wheel below but the colors are more accurate than the bottle shots.
Oh, I guess I'll show you the swatches in the same order as the wheel because I get easily distracted and it'll keep me on track, lol. NY 127 Velvet Green is the perfect holiday green. It leans just slightly teal. When you look at the bottle, there is teal all around the outside and luscious green in the middle.
The application was good with full coverage in two coats. My first coat was a little streaky but it evened out with the second coat. There is no top coat in the Velvet Green pictures. See the teal blue around the bottom and outside of the bottle?
NY 120 Silver Star is a different type of silver than we're used to seeing. It has almost a brushed nickel finish. It's shines but isn't shiny. It's not foiled or frosty but isn't quite matte, either. It's really more of a brushed metal look. The color of the silver, if you over analyze color like I do, seems to have a faint hint of taupe and a faint hint of purple. You can see the slight taupeiness in the bottle pictures. It's not the standard aluminum foil type of silver.
It streaked a little on the first coat but straightened itself out in the second coat. I have a coat of Seche Vite over the top in the following picture. I decided to wear it around town for a couple of days and when I'm out, I always use the protection of a top coat.
The third color is my favorite of the group, NY 116 Red Hot. This nail polish was flawless. I think I could have closed my eyes and it would apply itself perfectly. It is the most delicious classic red nail polish I've ever had in my possession.
In these photos, you see two coats and no top coat. Doesn't it have the most beautiful shiny finish?
Last but by no means least is NY 124 Sparkly Sand. What a great name for this polish! It has all kinds of different colors of gold in it and quite resembles the multiple colors you'd see in the sand on a beach. It applies like a dream. When I first opened it, I didn't know if it would be a topcoat or more of a full opaque glitter. I was pleasantly surprised to find it opaque and giving complete coverage in just two coats. And honestly, I think you could get away with just one coat, if you wanted. There wasn't a lot of difference between one and two coats. The first picture is without a top coat. It is only mildly bumpy considering it is PACKED with glitter.
I put a coat of Seche Vite over the top to see if it changed the shine and sparkle and was kind of surprised that it really didn't. You could get all the shine you want without the top coat, but a little more smoothness to the nail with it.
I'm really impressed with the quality of Nicka K NY nail polishes. You can purchase them on their website at the link provided for just $3.99. These are four great nail polishes for Holiday or any day, don't you think?
(The nail polishes pictured were provided by PR for my consideration. All opinions and observations stated are my own honest opinion. Please see Disclosure for more information.)