NYC has never been a brand I've really liked. They do have really cheap nail polishes, but I never found any of the colors to really stand out to me. I also never really cared for their formula. I did notice recently that they added some new shades to their core line. The shades I saw were definitely on trend, fun, and definitely appealing for being under $1! This is one I picked up.
NYC Boat Basin
I just want to throw this out there this isn't a dupe to Nails Inc. Baker St. oar any of those other very saturated almost neon cobalt blues. This is a rich blue but is a bit darker a tinge more muted than those shades. This is a wonderful blue though and very in line with many of the other blues we are seeing in other nail polish collections.
The first coat of this scared me, and reminded me of why I stopped buying NYC. The first coat was thin, watery, and very uneven. The second coat covered really nicely though! I was shocked. In person it looked to be completely opaque, however, I'm noticing in the photo it doesn't look as opaque as it did in person. I didn't notice any need to add a 3rd coat in person, but if you feel the need to it wouldn't hurt. I consider 3 coats of polish average anyways.
Overall, I was really surprised with this one. I think for $0.99 this as great deal for a color like this. The formula is not perfect, but I can't dismiss this one at all!
I purchased this polish at Walmart.