NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review

Happy Saturday! Today I have a review of the new Strip Me Off Base Coat from NYC New York Color. I got the opportunity to test this base coat out for all of you, and I have to say I was very intrigued with the product. It is designed to peel off of your nails so you can remove your manicure without using nail polish remover. I did some testing, and let me show you how it works!

NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review


NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review | Step OneHere is what the base coat looks like upon application. It goes on as a thick white color, and then begins to separate and dry. At first I thought I got a wonky bottle, but that’s how the product works! Don’t be alarmed if it looks strange when you put it on. You can see how my pinky and ring fingers have more transparent patches than my pointer finger, and that’s because the base coat changes as it dries. I have to say it reminds me of school glue!

NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review | Step TwoHere is what the base coat looks like when fully dry. Unfortunately, the dry time is about 5-7 minutes, which is a very long time for base coat. As you can see, there were a few patches that didn’t fully dry. This happened to me every time I tested the base coat. Luckily, it doesn’t affect your overall manicure. I simply patted these bits down to make sure they were flat and dry, then added my nail color.

NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review | Step ThreeI tested Strip Me Off with both glitter polishes and regular nail colors. I found that glitters work the best, as they peel off in one big sheet. Regular nail polishes will peel off as well, but it does break up in smaller pieces. Nonetheless, it’s so cool that you can use this base coat with any polish you have. I decided to feature Shimmer Polish in Karen in this post!

NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat Review | Step FourFinally, here are my nails after I peeled off the base coat! I’m so impressed with how clean my nails look. They aren’t damaged at all – no scratches or residue are left on my nails.  It was definitely refreshing to just peel off my polish and not have to get out the acetone. No smell and no fuss!


All in all, the NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat is a great product. It works properly, and with a price tag of just $1.99 I’m amazed with the results. I will say that I do not like how long it takes for this base coat to dry, but on the flipside, it saved me 10-15 minutes when I went to remove my glitter manicure. I don’t think I would use this base coat regularly, but I am going to use it whenever I have on a glitter manicure. It’s just so convenient! You can find Strip Me Off at your local drugstore or department store. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be picking this up!

The product in this post was provided for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own. See my Disclosure Policy for more information. 


  1. Cindi says:

    I think that is worth a try at the low price of NYC. I was going to simply use Elmer’s school glue but this comes in a bottle and has a brush for application so I may just have to try it out. I am a bit hesitant though about peeling off nail polish as for my entire life I’ve been told NEVER to do that. It’s going to be hard to get over that. My nails are prone to peelies and so I am still a bit cautious about trying this out.

    • Adventures in Polishland says:

      I think so, too! Plus, NYC often goes on sale, so it would be VERY affordable! I can’t speak for your nail type, but my nails didn’t feel damaged or harmed at all after using this base coat. Hope you enjoy it!

Leave a Reply