28 Nov 2012

NOTD: ncLA rock solid and room service: stilettos and champagne nail wraps

Today's NOTD comes courtesy of a brand called ncLA and an online store called CutECOsmetics.  CutECOsmetics sell only eco friendly brands or as they like to call them, cosmetics with a conscience.  I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of brands I know and love for sale on the site such as Barry M, Urban Decay, Figs & Rouge and Korres, but it's also a great place to find some brilliant new brands (well new to me) such as ncLA.

*ncLA nail lacquer in rock solid | £12.50 | cutECOsmetics
*ncLA nail wraps in room service: stilettos and champagne | £12.50 | cutECOsmetics

ncLA stands for Nail Couture LA and the brand is all about luxury products inspired by the latest trends.  Their nail lacquers are 100% free of nasties like DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Camphor.  The products are never tested on animals and the full range is suitable for Vegans.

I got to try out a polish and a set of nail wraps from ncLA in beautifully coordinated black, grey and silver colours.  

The nail polish is called 'rock solid' and it's a lovely deep grey creme shade scattered with fine silver glitter.  It's a lovely subtle and grown-up glitter polish that was easy to apply and completely opaque in two glossy coats.  

The nail wraps are rather fabulously called 'Room service: stilettos and champange' and they're an amazing lace effect print.  As you know, I like to think I'm the master of applying nail wraps (oh so modest), as there's definitely a knack to getting them right, but I found these really easy to use - possibly the easiest I've tried.  They're really well shaped so it was easy to fit the close to the edges of my nails and there's a little extra tab bit on the end of each wrap to give you something to grab rather than touching the sticky part you're going to adhere to your nail.  Plus, I was surprised at how many nails you could do with this kit - you get 22 nail wraps on a sheet and you get two sheets, so you could get up to four full sets of nails with this kit.  Some nail wraps I've bought before only give you enough for one whole set of nails, so I think these are good value for £12.50.

CutECOsmetics sell serveral varieties of ncLA nails wraps and polishes which you can check out here.  

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  1. They look so good!! I have never used nail wraps before!


  2. These are lovely. I love that you can put the wraps over any colour of nail varnish, such a pretty effect, the names pretty brilliant too.

    Charlotte xo

    1. The wraps are silver base with the black print - sorry if I didn't explain that clearly. Aren't they lovely though? xx

  3. I've tried to help a friend use nail wraps, but never done it myself... I think I'm going to try now!


    1. Yes try it! My top tips are to choose the wrap for each nail carefully - don't pick one that's too big for your nail or you'll get an overlap on your cuticals. Push the edges down with an orange stick and apply topcoat to seal it all on. Happy wrapping!

  4. I love Rock Solid! I'm not a fan of nail wraps, I've used them once and ended up picking them off after one day, but that was a while ago so may have to try them again xx


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