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The ALU Archives – Carolyn New York Dark Side of the City

By on April 16, 2009
in Blue, Carolyn New York, Shimmer with 8 Comments
The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

It’s driving me batty but each week as I work on a new Rainy Day Blue for the Archives, I have that song from Eiffel 65, Blue (Da Ba Dee), running through my head…

I’m blue da ba dee da ba die…

I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.

So now it’ll be running through YOUR head as you check out my Archives pick of the week, Carolyn New York Dark Side of the City. Check it out after the jump!


Dark Side of the City is an intense electric blue shimmer. It’s slightly metallic but not to the point of giving visible brush strokes. And in spite of its thin, flowing texture, it’s well pigmented. Normally I’d expect a formula so smooth and thin to be semi-sheer but not this beauty. It gives great coverage with two coats.

And if the Blue song isn’t stuck in your head yet, PRESS PLAY. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!

Carolyn New York polishes retail for $5.99 and can be purchased directly from the CarolynNewYork.com website. Right now they’re running a Spring Cleaning Special charging ONLY $1/BOTTLE for their 20 Original shades. So head on over and pick up a few colors before the deal goes away.

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  1. Leann says:

    Oooh good to know. I love their polish

  2. nicole says:

    how gorgeous! i really want that! x

  3. Sandra says:

    hahahaha, omg I’ve totally forgotten about that song! :) luv your blog btw

  4. CincyFan says:

    Leann – You’re welcome! For a $1 a piece, it’s definitely worth trying a few.

    Nicole – If you haven’t used CNY before, it’s worth the purchase. I love the rubberized cap and flat brush.

    Sandra – It’s such an infectious song. And thank you, I’m glad you enjoy my site. :)

  5. Anna says:

    is there anywhere else you can purchase the CNY line? The shipping is expensive and I only want one bottle!

  6. All Lacquered Up says:

    Anna from what I understand, CNY is closed so PLEASE don't purchase from their site. They will charge your card and you won't get the polish. It's a shame but it seems the economy has hit them hard.

  7. Anna says:

    Thanks for the update! that's a bummer, i really like their handball court shade.. any suggestions on similar shades – dove gray with a little shimmer…

    • Sandi says:

      China Glaze Frostbite is a pretty good dupe for this blue.

      And as an aside, ‘the economy has hit them hard’ seems pretty gentle when what they are actually doing is stealing peoples money…and they still are. Their site was still up and taking orders last time I looked. Pretty shitty.

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