NYC Samba Collection Nail Polishes Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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NYC Samba Collection Nail Polishes Swatches & Review

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I have the nail polish portion of the NYC Samba Collection to show you tonight!  I will have the cosmetic portion to show you in a couple days.  This is a Limited Edition Summer collection that is available in most drug stores, I know I’ve spotted it in Rite Aid several times!

Jacaranda Flower

Jacaranda Flower

Jacaranda Flower is a gorgeous cool toned purple creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Jacaranda Flower side

Jacaranda Flower CU

Palm On The Beach

Palm On The Beach

Palm On The Beach is a muted kelly green creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Palm On The Beach side

Palm On The Beach CU

Amazon Green

Amazon Green

Amazon Green is my favorite of the collection.  This is a frosty mint creme.  Brush strokes are visible in this polish, so you do need to get past that, but the color itself is really nice.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Amazon Green side

Amazon Green CU

Sweet Melon

Sweet Melon

Sweet Melon is an deeper peach toned creme with a lot of orange mixed in.  There is actually a subtle shimmer within this shade that was hard to capture.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Sweet Melon side

Sweet Melon CU

Copabanana

Copabanana

Copabanana is a bright yellow creme with golden shimmer within it.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos, but 2 would have worked fine.  It was more of a carbon based unit issue that caused me to need 3 coats.

Copabanana side

Copabanana CU

Tropicoral

Tropicoral

Tropicoral is a gorgeous coral cream that leans more pink.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Tropicoral side

Tropicoral CU

Carnival Red

Carnival Red

Carnival Red is a bright tomato red creme.  If you love reds, this one is amazing.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

I don’t have a side view photo… because again… carbon based unit issue again.

Carnival Red CU

Overview

This is a richly pigmented collection that gives you an amazing bang for your buck.  The price point is amazing, and the formulas are great.  Amazon Green is the only one that showed brush strokes, so if you hate seeing brush strokes on your manicures, I would avoid that one.

Price: $1.99

Where To Buy: Rite Aid, CVS, and other drug stores

For only $1.99 these shades are great, and I would even go as far to say that for the quality, I would be willing to pay up to 5 or 6 dollars for each shade.  There is one shade missing from the swatches and that is Ocean Blue, and I haven’t spotted it yet, but I will buy it when I do!

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13 comments

Amby Felix August 16, 2014 - 3:28 pm

I really like NYC products but have never tried their polishes! These colors are so pretty and remind me of summer punch! I love your nails btw!

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Erin August 16, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Love these! Polish is one of my favorite things!! Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle Snow August 16, 2014 - 10:19 pm

I love the colors of that polish! So pretty. That is always my issue, not knowing which colors work right with my skin tone.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 16, 2014 - 11:16 pm

I love how bright and vivid these colours are. I’ve never tried NYC products before.

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Lynette August 17, 2014 - 12:50 am

thank you for sharing, I’ve not heard of these polishes before, I love the amazon green,

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Amanda Lawson August 17, 2014 - 7:50 am

Take me with you to find Ocean Blueee! xD Just kidding. I reallllly want Palm On The Beach, Jacaranda Flower, Sweet Melon and Ocean Blue….but no where, no stores around me got this collection, so sad! Loving your swatches so much though! :D

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Lisa Riggs August 17, 2014 - 11:06 am

They all look gorgeous!! I love how inexpensive NYC’s makeup is, yet they still have some really great products. I really love that sweet melon color!

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Michelle August 18, 2014 - 10:45 am

I agree, that Amazon Green is gorgeous! I love frosty polishes like that. :)

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lauriel August 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm

You have amazing nail-painting abilities, and those are all beautiful colors! Definitely looks like a party going on. I think I’d actually be tempted to wear a different color on each nail, since I like all of them and wouldn’t be able to decide which to go with. :D

xo,
lauriel

EyeForElegance.com

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Jessica Doll August 18, 2014 - 10:39 pm

These are all so bright! My favorite is palm on the beach, but I’d like it matte.

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Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs August 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm

I love both of the green colors! I keep getting distracted during your posts by those starry polishes in the sidebar! Love the bright stars!

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kristine foley August 19, 2014 - 2:10 pm

These colors are beautiful! I need to get them before they are gone!

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Nikki Rae August 19, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Are you kidding me? Only $1.99? I love the Tropicoral. I love the way my hands look when I wear nail polish. I just need to be more consistent about painting them.

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