Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NYX Girls Nail Polish - Poppy

You'll hear me rave on incessantly about NYX Cosmetics. (Pronounced "nicks", named after a Greek goddess of beauty.) It's grossly under rated in Australia because they are sold in random cheapo Asian shops.  A few lurid lipsticks here and there but never a whole range in a proper store.

Sometimes I wish I could distribute it in Australia so it gets the attention and exposure it deserves. In the States, it's cheap, available at chain drugstores and because the quality is so good, it's compared to MAC cosmetics. In fact, professional makeup artists use NYX!

The first things I look for in any cheapo shops are NYX products. I was at the Central Coast and bought this NYX nail polish for $2 AUD.

I chose this colour Poppy because I wanted a pretty pink which could be worn anytime.  It's shimmery bronzed pink with golden green highlights. 

This is my manicure pictured with flash: Ulta3 base coat (only $2 AUD at the chemist), two layers of Poppy and Opi Rapid Dry Top Coat. Poppy is gorgeous but if you applied too thinly, it would be streaky and matt. It did'nt take long to dry and wears well. It won't chip for 5 days if I've been REALLY careful with my nails.

This is my manicure pictured without flash in natural lighting. Sometimes it appears bronzed which has a nude-but-better look. 

Not sure why it's called "Girls" nail polish? Maybe the colour range for the teens? It still says "Professional" on the bottle so I don't think quality has anything to do with it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. So far the prettiest colour and a staple in my collection but not the most durable of nail polishes. 

If you're in Australia, have a look at your nearest cheapo shop. If you want to be spoilt for choice, you can buy it from Ebay or if you want a stack of NYX, try mail order from the States.  Cherry Culture and Nonpareil Boutique are the most popular sites.  


  1. I love the colour of that nail polish! I am definitely going to keep an eye out for Nyx!

  2. Nyx products are great steal especially for gals who want to save! :)
    ~Pauline @Nyx Philippines



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