I’ve never really got on with nail wraps – they always end up crinkly, dont fit my nail properly and peel away from the tip of my nail, so I was kind of expecting these to follow suit. I was pleasantly surprised that they are different from the rest – they actually worked!
ncLA have a wide range of special edition designer nail wraps from the fairly simple to amazing, whacky, creative designs. These are the ‘I Am Your Muse’ wraps – which are a metallic red with a black lace design on them. You get 22 wraps in the pack, as well as a nail file. The only extra thing you need is a clear nail polish and then you’re good to go!
To use them, you start by painting your nails with a clear polish, then once it’s dry, pick out the wrap which fits best for your nail. You stick the rounded side to the base of your nail, then stretch it up over your nail, pressing it down to stop any wrinkles or air bubbles. The key here is stretching. The first couple I put on I didn’t stretch, just pressed, and there were a few wrinkles. The ncLA wraps seem to be a lot stretchier and a better thickness than any others I’ve used before. You then use the nail file to remove the excess of the wrap from the tip of the nail, then paint with the clear nail polish again to seal the wrap and for extra glossiness. The nail file is really high quality, which again, is something I haven’t seen in any of the other nail wrap kits I’ve tried. So good that I’m going to keep it in my nail stash for filing my nails.
You can see in the photo the first finger has some wrinkles – that’s from not stretching the wrap as I applied but you can only see this up close. I am really happy with how they turned out – it’s a really simple way to add really interesting nail art to your nails.
ncLA nail wraps are available from CutECOsmetics priced at £12.50 per pack.
Christmas is the perfect excuse to step into the world of glitter, and I did just that with ncLA’s Hollywood Hills Hot Number, a super-sparkly glitter polish. It’s made up of tiny flecks, medium flakes and large chunks of glitter which shine colours from pink, orange, yellow, green and blue just like a disco ball! It would be fab over another colour, or on an accent nail, but I wanted quite a delicate look so put it over my Seche Base which leaves a very pale oyster colour.
I used two coats of polish, but depending on how glittery you wanted your nails you could vary this – I’d even say you could go for full on glitter nails with this – the formulation is great!
ncLA polishes cost £12.95 from cutECOsmetics and are all toxin free and not tested on animals.
Mudholland Maneater is the first ncLA addition to my polish collection – a brand hailing from the USA which are toxin free and not tested on animals.
The polish comes in a stylish square bottle and has a wide, flat Dupont brush which resulted in a smooth application. I worry about putting on dark polishes as any mistakes are far more noticeable, but this went on like a dream.
It is a deep, indigo blue shade, which, from a distance, looks almost black. Up close, or in the light, you can see the gorgeous blue tones coming through.
One coat left my nails almost opaque – two was the perfect finish. It dried nice and quickly and left a gorgeous, glossy shine to my nails. I can’t wait to expand my ncLA collection now!
ncLA polishes are available from CutE COsmetics for £12.50
Do you have any in your collection?