Even if you're not normally a fan of candy colours, they start to look fresh and appealing at this time of year. I actually squealed over these shades from New York Colour and, about three seconds after I ripped open a surprise package from the brand, all three were adorning my fingertips.
Like with most things I've tried from this brilliant budget brand, I was genuinely impressed. The formula for all three couldn't be faulted: they apply evenly, last ages and are opaque in two coats - and all for the grand price of €1.99.
Oh Soho Sweet is a marvel. If you're a fan of these creamy, peachy pinks then you'll know they will generally break your heart. Even the priciest varieties in my collection require multiple coats and can still look uneven and streaky. This one applies like a dream and looks elegant and soft - run, don't walk to your nearest stand!
Long Time Lavender was a surprise hit. I generally avoid this type of pearlised, shimmery shade but I was quite taken with it on the nail. Plus, after years of being perceived as tragically dated, this type of frosted finish is definitely making a comeback; it's been popping up in lots of the spring collections. This is a good way to try out the trend without hurting your pocket.
But it's Bubblegum Pink, a warm toned, coral hued pink, that's my pick of the bunch. A vibrant and intense creme, it's a stunner of a shade - and the ultra glossy finish lasted just under a week on my nails.
If you're looking for a guilt free January splurge, check these out at your local chemist or selected Penneys now.