NCLA Summer Collection

NCLA is a brand that’s not too easy to get your hands on over here in the UK – the nail wraps are available from Cult Beauty and the nail colours and wraps on Beauty Bay and Cute Cosmetics (where I bought these from). But in stores? Nope. I can’t find anywhere that sells them. Which is a shame as they have some really on-trend shades and textures. Two of which are these two from the NCLA Summer collection. 

NCLA summer collection

The grey with pinky purple glitter is called ‘Sugar Fix’ and the pale blue with black glitter is ‘Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles’. Both of these immediately caught my attention on spotting them on some US blogs and I knew I had to buy them.

So when I saw they were available on Cute Cosmetics I made my purchase – which, not going to lie. When it came to a total of £28 (inc. delivery) I did gulp a little – nearly £30 for two nail varnishes is a bit extreme… but I couldn’t resist. They both felt unique and worth splashing out on.

In practice, was it worth it? Well, yes and no… I do still think they’re unique but I am a tad let down by the ‘Sugar Fix’ one. It just felt a bit tricky to work with. But I do like it/ I think I’d use this mainly layered over a similar shade of grey as a base to avoid having to do a million layers. As with most chunky glitter polishes, you need to get a sort of ‘splodging’ motion going to get enough chunks of glitter off the brush and on to the nail.

The Sunny Sprinkles (for short) shade though it much easier to work with. I did a bit of a rush job on painting it, but it was easy to do – and I was pleased with the results overall. It was opaque in two coats, although three looks a little better. And it lasted well, about four days wear before a chip.

I worry for my bank balance…as NCLA has some pretty kick-ass looking glitters (one called ‘Glitter Riot’ and another ‘Hollywood Hills Hot Number’) that I might be very tempted by… my inner magpie is very attracted to sparkle right now!

NCLA is available from Cult Beauty (nail wraps only),  Cute Cosmetics and Beauty Bay.

Bought by me.



  1. August 13, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    These are gorgeous, shame they are hard to get hold of! Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles is my favourite, I love the baby blue!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. August 13, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    I love them both especially that second one xx


  3. August 13, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Pretty! I love NCLA. I’m reviewing their nail wraps tomorrow but I haven’t tried polish yet!

  4. August 14, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Gorgeous shades! I love them! <3

    Natalia xo

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