Elin Dannerstedt started NCLA in Los Angeles, California, in February of 2011. The inspiration for NCLA comes from runway fashion and Los Angeles’ unique culture. Wearing NCLA means “fashion at your fingertips, on your fingertips!”
NCLA has do-it-yourself nail wraps and a line of lacquers. I purchased polishes from their first collection called the LA Collection; this has 18, 5-free, LA inspired shades. All of the nail lacquers are 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Camphor. They state that they are, “Never tested on animals. Ever.”
I purchased four nail polishes in total, and they arrived wrapped-up securely in this nice packaging:
Two will be featured in this post, and two were previously reviewed in my post for FutureDerm.com
The first polish is called Mulholland Maneater!
The reason that it’s called that is explained by NCLA: “There is something mysterious about Mulholland Drive. Sneaking its’ way along the spine of the Hills, you can see the never-ending ocean of city lights to both sides, huge gated mansions and a dangerously curvy road that bisects the mountains. Opulent, rich, dark purple, hitting the nail on the head!” As a purple lover, I was not disappointed by this amazing color. It is such a gorgeous dark purple and I only had to use one coat!
Photo taken outside:
Photo taken inside of Mulholland Maneater:
Miss Sunset Strip is this polish:
Sunset Strip is in West Hollywood, which is the center for nightlife in Los Angeles. This has thick large flake purple glitter. I liked it, but personally felt that it looked best worn over the above mentioned polish, Mulholland Maneater.
Here is a photo of Mulholland Maneater with a one coat of Miss Sunset Strip on top.
At the time of this post, each of the LA Collection lacquers were $16 USD. The square-shaped glass bottles are elegant, and the cap is well designed so that it was easy to hold while applying polish. The LA Collection polishes I tested were very easy to apply, with no issues with streaking. As noted, I only applied one coat since the Mulholland Maneater is very pigmented; and one coat of Miss Sunset Strip was used to add some sparkle to my finger nails. Touch-ups needed only to the tips after 4-5 days. I thought the quality of the NCLA polishes was excellent, and I highly recommend them. I will definitely be purchasing more!
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