This is a post from our awesome new writer, Moxie. She is a beauty expert and is the Editor-in-Chief at Moxie Reviews , a blog specializing in natural, organic, and cruelty-free product reviews.
NCLA Nail Polish ($16.00, ShopNCLA.com) was started in Los Angeles, California, by its founder, Elin Dannerstedt, in February of 2011. The inspiration for NCLA Nail Polish comes from runway fashion and Los Angeles’ unique culture. Wearing NCLA Nail Polish means that you can have fashion at your fingertips, on your fingertips!
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I purchased four nail polishes, and they arrived wrapped-up securely in this packaging:
I will review two of the four purchased polishes.
The first nail polish is Venice Beach Vixen. I would agree with NCLA, that their “electric blue crème kicks ass!”
Photo of Venice Beach Vixen taken inside:
Photo of Venice Beach Vixen taken outside:
I have used only one coat of Venice Beach Vixen. It applied smooth and covered well; very pigmented.
The next polish is Hollywood Hills Hot Number:
“Sparkle like a disco ball!” This is a large flake multi color glitter that is really beautiful whether you are indoors or out. I liked this lacquer, and felt that with the multi color glitter, simply wearing it over a bare nail was very attractive! I needed two coats of this polish to distribute the glitter evenly over each nail. This polish, can be used over NCLA nail wraps, or over another polish of your choice. A very versatile polish!
At the time of this post, each of the LA Collection lacquers were $16 USD each. I like the square-shaped glass bottles. The cap is well designed so that it was easy to hold while applying polish. The NCLA polishes were very easy to apply, with no issues with streaking. Touch-ups needed only to the tips after 4-5 days. I thought they were excellent quality polishes, and I would highly recommend.
Ingredients: Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, nitrocellulose, triphenyl phosphate, stearalkonium hectorite, diacetone alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, citric acid, benzophenone-1, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), acrylates copolymer, silica. May contain (±): Bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), oxides (CI 77499), blue 1 (CI 42090), aluminum powder (CI 77000), red 34 (CI 15880), red 6 (CI 15850), red 7 (CI 15850), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), iron oxides (CI 77491), violet 2 (CI 60725), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (CI 77510), mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), polyethylene terephthalate, isobutylphenoxy epoxy resin.
Disclosure: I purchased the polishes.