Manhattan Beauty Supply is one of those places I'm not sure I would have gone to had it not been for two things: 1. having this blog and 2. fellow blogger and New Yorker Claudia from Chromatic Misadventures. A few months ago, Claudia told me about some great stores she finds polish in, and Manhattan Beauty Supply was one of them. While having this blog has heightened my
Spidey "OMG they have polish" senses, I had no idea there would be a nail polish wonderland hiding at 121 Chambers Street.
Quite simply put, Manhattan Beauty Supply is a nail polish gold mine... a diamond in the rough, if you will. You will find old OPI (black label old), Essie, Orly, Milani, NYX, NYX Girls, LA Colors, Ruby Kisses, J2, and Nicka K/NK polish (as well as "electrical supply" as indicated on the store's banner). Unlike some stores that carry many brands but have a limited selection, Manhattan Beauty Supply has an impressive number of polishes from each brand. Their stock of NYX, NYX Girls, and LA Colors was especially remarkable. The only core brand missing was China Glaze!
While I feel every store I've reviewed on Gotham Polish so far is worth visiting, let me literally underline this one: do not miss visiting Manhattan Beauty Supply :) Located at 121 Chamber Street, it's walking distance from Century 21 (AND there's a 7-Eleven around the corner on Church Street). Thanks, Claudia, for this great find!
Below is NYX Girls "Spotlight" over Sinful Colors "Dream On". I simply am not skilled enough to photograph the neon purple-ness of "Dream On" in all it's glory. Also oddly enough, in the picture below, it looks as if this polish has a jelly finish which it surely does not. NYX Girls "Spotlight" is one of those shades I am compelled to layer over every manicure. This magical polish is composed of small holo glitter and large hexagonal holo glitter. With Sinful Colors polishes at $1.99 and NYX Girls polishes around $1.50, this is one of the biggest bang-for-your-buck combos out there!
Manhattan Beauty Supply is located in Lower Manhattan on 121 Chambers Street, between Broadway and Church Street. The map has been updated!