Full Metal Jacket – NYC (Review)

Hi everyone, todays blog is going to be another nail polish review. Full Metal Jacket is the polish under the microscope. This colour is from NYCs’ In A New York Minute collection. I have already reviewed Bowery Black from this particular collection, click the link to go and read it – https://annesnails.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/nyc-bowery-black/

NYC is a very well known cosmetics brand. It’s affordable and high quality. Click the link to go to NYCs’ website – https://www.newyorkcolor.com/us

I haven’t tried any other NYC nail polishes except the In A New York Minute collection. After trying these, I will certainly be investing in the others. You can find this particular polish on eBay for £2 – £5 (depending on seller, excludes postage rates.) Or, if you live in the USA, you may be able to find this and other NYC polishes at your local mainstream drugstore.

So, lets get on with the review. First of all… (SPOILER ALERT)

THIS IS A ONE COATER! You all know how excited I get over one coat wonders. 😀 They’re most nail artists dream. The consistency of this polish is more on the thin side, but it’s still relatively easy to control if you’re used to painting your nails.


Now, like most metallic/foil effect polishes, brush streaks are inevitable. But there are a few things you can do to decrease the clarity of those streaks.

  1. Stick to three strokes of the brush when applying this type of polish. This gives you proper coverage and limits streaks.
  2. Allow the polish to completely dry before doing any nail art or applying top coat. This allows the polish time to settle to the surface of your nail.
  3. Use a good quality top coat that is on the thicker side. If yours isn’t, apply two or three coats. A thicker top coat will fill in even the tiniest ridges in your polish whilst giving you a smooth and even look. I use O.P.Is’ top coat.


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Full Metal Jacket is my favourite gold polish of all time. When applied properly, it is perfect! The drying time is only about a minute or so before you can begin nail art or apply top coat. Remember, if you don’t like the look of steaks, (which are incredibly subtle in this polish) you should leave it five to ten minutes before going on to the next step.

The only down side in my mind, is that without a good quality top coat, this polish chips very easily. But for the colour, this is totally worth it!

Here are my nails with one coat of Full Metal Jacket by NYC. (No top coat.)

Thank you for reading! 😀

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