NCLA: Fall 2012 Nail Polish Collection

Elin Dannerstedt started NCLA in Los Angeles, California, in 2011. The inspiration for NCLA Nail Polish comes from runway fashion and Los Angeles’ unique culture.  NCLA started the company selling only nail wraps; and they were so successful they then added a nail polish collection.   

This is not the first time I have reviewed NCLA lacquers. You can find a previous post here  NCLA Nail Polish Review: LA Collection

The Fall 2012 Collection adds four more polishes. I received two to review, and will share photos and descriptions of the other two.

On the back of all the nail lacquers is this message: WE SAY NO TO:  Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, and Animal Testing.

The website has this as well:  “Never tested on animals. Ever.”

All of the NCLA polishes are $16.00 USD, and they do not sell their polishes in China, which requires testing on animals. 

Connect with NCLA: Twitter  Website

The first to share with you is CALL ME FOR THE AFTER PARTY.

I would agree with the description provided by NCLA:

Elegance and sophistication with just the right dash of sexiness. A dark, rich, metallic midnight blue. Elegant and smooth, this color screams “exclusive.”

Here are two photos of CALL ME FOR THE AFTER PARTY that were taken outside:


The two photos below were taken in the evening, with a flash:

The next photo is of the color ROCK SOLID:

Described by NCLA as: 

The shiniest star in the nail fashion universe. A luxurious, slate grey cream shade, illuminated with fine silver metallic sparkles. The spotlight is nowhere but on you! 

Outside photos, above and below:

The only thing that I would like to add to NCLA provided description of the color is that ROCK SOLID is a not only a beautiful dark gray color, but I was also really impressed that its gorgeous silver metallic sparkles were very fine pieces of glitter that dispersed evenly on each nail. In the daytime, or in the evening, the color sparkled!!

The polishes are as gorgeous as they look (in my photos, and on the NCLA website); they looked great in the daytime and in the evening. I had no trouble applying the polish, and I am not a nail blogger (which means if I can apply the polish without any issues, you can, too!) All of the photos are taken after applying two coats of polish, without a top coat. I did that so you could hopefully see the true colors, and also to test how easily it chipped with nothing added.

Once again, as with my previous experience with the four other colors, I think that NCLA is a superb quality nail polish. It did not chip, even after four days! Do I think it’s worth the $16.00? Yes! While the two polishes in this post were provided for review, I did purchase my four previously reviewed NCLA polishes.

Only thing to note is that both colors need to be applied with more than one coat of polish. The ROCK SOLID color, especially, showed the brush strokes on my nails after only one coat. Two coats, and it was perfect for me. No big deal, just trying to give you all the details.

Here are photos of the other two polishes in the Collection: DIRTY MARTINI and WITHOUT ME, THERE’S NO VIP!


“Dirty Martini is a rich, bold, high-intensity olive cream. This shade with a posh personality paired with a rock n’ roll attitude, serves it to you straight up with no excuse.”








This is a uniquely seductive take on a classic red. True to its’ name, the deeply rich red wine base color is infused with multi-colored sparkles for that “look at me” effect. Classic, elegant, cool.”


Disclosure: I received two polishes for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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  1. MarciaF (beauty info zone) says:

    What gorgeous polishes. I have a few NCLA and they are excellent. I’d love the two you reviewed too!
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  2. Absolutely love Rock Solid, it’s like no other polish in my collection and I will be shopping for one sooner than later, I’m sure. Dirty Martini is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these, Moxie. 🙂
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