Hey guys. Happy Hump Day!
I hope you're all doing well.
Today I'm stoked to share with you all the latest collection from hip Los Angeles based nail brand NCLA- An L.A. Fairytale for Spring 2015. Comprised of four matte glitters, although a relatively small collection it still packs a magical punch!
an LA Fairytale Collection includes:
Once Upon a Time: a creamy oatmeal beige with white, magenta, baby pink, baby blue round matte glitter particles and yellow tiny bar glitters. Has great coverage with even just one coat! ["Your fairytale finish is here with this multi-colored glitter confection that adds a magical final touch to any look!"]
Enchanted City: a sheer clear base with micro fine silver holo glitter, and larger matte aqua blue glitter bits. Visible nail line does show if used on its own. ["Who needs a bluebird on their shoulder when this sparkly baby blue lacquer adds a cheerful dose of color to any look?"]
Valet My Carriage: a sheer clear base with micro find gold holo glitter, and larger matte light peach round glitter bits. Also has visible nail line showing if used on its own. ["No need for Rumpelstiltskin here! This glitter-infused topcoat will give you more gold than any princess in all of La La Land."]
Ever After in LA: a sheer clear base with fine silver holo glitter, and larger matte white/pink glitter bits. Also has visible line showing through if used on its own. ["Mirror, mirror, on the wall, our silver glitter polish is the best reflective surface of them all!"]
(all swatches shown here are two coats and are shown without a top coat, as recommended to ensure matte effect.)
This was my first time trying NCLA's nail lacquer line, although I have used and Love their Nail Wraps. I must say I was also pleased with their polishes. Glitter can be a nightmare, we've all been there, and know it all to well. However, these all removed very easily; I didn't have to struggle or soak them in acetone, they simply came off with regular polish remover. Also, I have to note how densely packed with glitter they are. Unlike most other glitter polishes on the marker these didn't require multiple coats or finagling of the glitter in any way to get specific pieces. It painted on smoothly and easily.
Once Upon A Time aside, I recommend using the other three shades to layer atop other solid shades, for instance paring Enchanted City with a baby blue creme like Santa Monica Shore Thing or Eight Days a Week (not shown here). But if you are into the sheer look and want some magical pizzazz and sparkle wear them alone. Either way you can't go wrong.
Each of the NCLA shades from an L.A. Fairytale retails for $16 and is available now.
For more information on NCLA or to purchase, check out their website: http://www.shopncla.com/