Today I have a dupe product for you, if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll have seen my recent review of the Barry M Sunset Nail Paints (click here to read the post) in that review I featured 2 of the sunset nail paints, one of which was Preach For The Stars, a lovely Coral colour.
Coral is one of my favourite nail polish colours for the spring and summer, I love it and I always gravitate towards polishes of that colour and around the same time I bought the Barry M polish I also bought an NYC nail polish on the recommendation of one of my friends Gemma, she had told me how much she liked the polishes and when I went online to check them out I was instantly drawn the the Coral shade, Spring Tulip.
When I first painted my nails with the NYC polish I thought it looked very similar to the Barry M polish so I decided to test it out and they are extremely similar and I would say they are definitely a dupe.
Left NYC Spring Tulip & Right Barry M Preach For The Stars
As you can see from the photograph above the polishes are extremely similar in colour, but there is a huge difference in the quality of the polishes. I had to use 4 coats of the Barry M polish to achieve the shade in the photograph and the polish chipped after 3 days despite Barry M claiming 10 days wear time. I used 2 coats of the NYC polish in the photograph above and I can get anything from 4 to 6 days wear time from the polish.
The amount of coats and wear time isn't the only difference in these polishes, the price of the polishes is very different too with the Barry M polish being £4.99 and you have to buy a special curing top coat which is also £4.99 and the NYC polish being just £1.79, so the NYC polish is less than half the price of the Barry M polish and I used half the amount of coats and got double the wear time from it.
I am super impressed with the NYC polish and so pleased Gemma recommended it to me, it applies well and dries quite fast and is opaque in 2 coats, I use my holy grail Orly glosser top coat over the top and like I said I can get anything from 4 to 6 days wear time from the polish and for £1.79 I think that's brilliant. I won't waffle on about the NYC polish now as I have a full NOTD and review post of it here if you would like to read it.
I wanted to share my find with you as a lot of people commented on what a lovely shade the Barry M polish was but they didn't want to waste money on it if it wasn't really that good, but now you can have a beautiful Coral nail polish that looks great, won't chip and is an amazing price too.
If you would like to buy the NYC polish you can find it online at Superdrug priced at £1.79 (at the time of writing this post the polishes are on offer for buy one get one half price)
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Thank you for reading, much love as always,