Monday, December 5, 2011

NYX Swatches and Review Featuring Magnolia, Gray and Carnival

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Mine was full of friends, studying and swatching!  I have some great stuff coming up for you this week and we'll start where we left off last week, with NYX!  Today I have 3 more fabulous polishes to show you so now, without further ado, on to the polish!

Above:  2 coats of Magnolia

Magnolia is a bright pink with subtle silver shimmer that is just shy of being a neon!  This is the perfect Summer pedicure shade!  I love that the shimmer is really subtle and barely shows but gives the polish a bit more character than just being a cream.  Magnolia is perfectly opaque in 2 coats and super shiny even without a top coat!

Above:  2 coats of Gray

I love how some of the NYX polishes have names that are just colors and some have more interesting names!  Gray is exactly what it sounds like, a gray cream nail polish!  This actually reminds me a lot of Nails Inc. Thames, although maybe a drop darker.  Gray is a great darker grey shade that's a perfect winter color!  Also opaque in two coats and perfectly pigmented, this is one of my favorites!

Above:  2 coats of Carnival

Last but certainly not least is Carnival.  Carnival is a pretty close dupe to both Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters and Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday.  Multiple shades of glitter in multiple sizes suspended in a clear base, this is clearly meant to be a layering shade!  This is actually the closest dupe I've seen to Happy Birthday!  If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, here it is!

All in all, I was really impressed with NYX nail polish!  The formula was pretty great, all were opaque in 2 coats and they have some great pigments!

What did you all think of these NYX polishes?

NOTE:  These polishes were sent to me for review, please see the disclosure policy above if you have any questions.


  1. I really like that shade of Gray!

  2. love the colors you reviewed - you tend to show colors that are sometimes outside my typical shades, and i appreciate that, though my wallet does not. haha :)

  3. I love these colors! I have to admit, I'm a little "happy birthday duped" out though. The new bottle design is cool as well =)

  4. I like Magnolia most. It is very pretty!

  5. These are so pretty! I really love the pink!

  6. I am loving Gray!
    Carnival is also pretty great. I have a thing for multisized hex glitter... hehe

  7. I'm really liking the glitter. :)


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