Showing posts with label NCLA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NCLA. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2015

Swatch Spam! Because..... Spam! Edition

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Monday, July 29, 2013

NCLA Sweet Revenge Collection Swatches

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BLAAAAAAAARRRRGGGG! 
  
  It's Monday... Me no likey Mondays. I had a nice, mellow weekend, those are always nice. Today I wanted to share my very first NCLA polishes with you. NCLA is an indie brand based out of, you guessed it, LA! They have some ADORABLE polishes and amazing decals as well. Since swatches and looks started floating around the bloggersphere featuring this brand, I had been wantint to try them. So, when the lovely people at nailpolishcanada.com contacted me about featuring some of the new NCLA shades I jumped at the opportunity. These pretties are from NCLA's Sweet Revenge Collection. 

NCLA Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles 
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 ADORBZ!!!!!!!!! Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles is a sweet, white based, baby Blue creme packed full of small Black hexagonal "sprinkles". I love the shade of Blue of the base, it's so clean and vivid. The formula on this color was a bit thick, and the glitter bits like to clump together. I found that keeping a light hand made the application much easier, and also achieved a more even spread of the sprinkles. I used Two light coats for my swatch. A top coat was a must to bring out shine and smooth out the surface. I absolutely ADORE this effect and kind of want to nom on my nails.  

NCLA Sugar Fix
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NOM NOM NOM!!!!!! I will come straight out and say that this polish won me over on the basis of it being a Grey-jelly base alone! I. LOVE. GREY. JELLIES!!!!!! I love the mix of "cloudy and colorful" in this polish. The base is a chic shade of true Grey jelly, and the accents of Aqua and Fuchsia glitters are just perfect. The application of this color is effortless. I used Three thin coats to build up the jelly base to full opacity. This swatch is also shown with a top coat to bring out the shine. 

 I am so happy to have finally had a chance to try out this awesome brand. I love their packaging and their vibe. They are so trendy and "with it". NCLA is available via several e-tailers, mine were provided to me by the lovely people of nailpolishcanada.com, where they retail for $16. 

 Have you tried any NCLA polishes? I feel like I need to pick up a few more. Which have been you faves?