This is NCLA AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree from the Spring 2013 Life’s A Beach collection. The name is cute and it definitely speaks to me (about the shopping part, not much beauty sleep around here) lol.
This is two coats to the sheer opacity I want for a cream nail polish, not too thick on the nails.
The colour is pretty interesting. On me, the mint green tint was so light that in certain lighting, it looks very close to white, and seems to have a subtle glow/ iridescent effect to it, which makes it more interesting in my book.
I see AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree as a sophisticated modern safe-for-work type of colour.
And it makes an awesome base for glitters, if you decide to add some afterward. Yes, you had seen this colour in my St. Patrick’s Day NOTD 🙂
The elongated rectangular cap is easy to hold, the brush is of standard size. The cream finish did require a bit more time during application but the polish was not streaky or patchy after two coats. It wore well on me too, no chips until I removed it on the third day.
This closeup shows the colour most accurately. I enjoy it more than I thought I would.
My first experience with NCLA is a good one. Though I had seen this brand on nail blogs, can’t say that I know Canada has access to it until I was sent two shades to try.
NCLA nail polish is available at Nail Polish Canada for $16 a pop, in different collections, singles, sets or nail wraps. The price does land above drugstore range, but I’ll give it a fair chance. We’ll see how the second shade performs before making a conclusion, but I am happy with AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree.
I have some good product news to tell you in tomorrow`s flyer deal post, so make sure you come back for it. Have a great day!