Friday, February 27, 2009

Cheap Thrills: NYC Molten Metal

In today's economy, it's always refreshing to find something like NYC Molten Metal for just $2.99. Molten Metal was a LE released late last summer. I hunted high and low for it and finally found it at a Rite Aid about 20 miles away. Hmmm, a 20 mile trip for a $2.99 polish. But like many things in life, it's worth what it's worth to you. I really love this shade, it's a medium steely gray with lots of sparkle. I thought I'd play with some of my nfu Oh's (which are great for layering), so I put a coat of #54 over it. Not the best color combination in hindsight, but after wearing Molten Metal for a few days, just adding a layer of #54 gave me a bit of a different look with out having to do a whole new manicure. If you're looking to save a little money in these uncertain times but still have the desire to buy something and pamper yourself a bit, check out some of your drug store polishes. With a quality base coat and top coat, many of these brands (Milani, Cover Girl, NYC, Wet 'n Wild along with many others) do a top notch job when it comes to color variety and quality for a fraction of the cost. Get some of the sheerer colors to use for layering, especially when they're on sale. Check your Sunday sale fliers for Rite Aid, Walgreens and other drugstore chains. Today I picked up some Sally Hansen products at Walgreens for 40% off (sale ends tomorrow) and I used the $2.00 coupon in their Super Saver booklet. I guarantee it will satisfy your nail polish desire, at least for a little while!


  1. I agree with you about the cheaper polishes being great with some quality base and topcoats. I checked out the Sally's at Walgreens, but there was nothing I really wanted. I really want to find the SH Tracy Reese collection. Vampy Varnish did a great post on them!

  2. I looked all over for that stinkin molten metal and came up empty handed!

    It looks really good on you. I always thought it was brown? YOu described it as grey. Does it just look brown/bronzey in pictures?

  3. Nessa, I don't think I've ever seen the Tracy Reese polishes irl. I've always wanted some too!

    Brooke, I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for another one for you! It's gray/silver in the bottle but in certain lighting it is kind of bronze/brown.

  4. Thanks for the answer. Yes I will totally pay for it if you could find me one :)

    Thanks :)