Monday, May 6, 2013

Mani Monday: Rough Around the Edges from NCLA's All That Glitters Isn't Gold Collection

Disclaimer: I am not a nail blogger or professional (so sometimes I color outside of the lines and my cuticles look a bit ragged). I am merely a girl who LOVES nail polish!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw my disclosure regarding my lack of nail polish posts lately: basically I've been slacking off because our dishwasher is broken which means that my hands are now the dishwashers and are thus in an almost constant state of not cute. {To compensate, I've been going a bit overboard with my pedis- I recently used 7 different bottles of polish on my toes, though you will never see that, because I will NOT be supplying photographic evidence of my feet. Like ever. Cause IMO, the only cute feet are baby feet. So...} I've been trying to get swatches of NCLA's latest collection, All That Glitters Isn't Gold for well over a month now {pretty much from the moment I received them to review}, but the universe has been throwing numerous obstacles in my path {severe breaks on my swatching hand, my failure to save the original, true to color photos of the swatches {instead of just the edited/filtered copies}, and the aforementioned dishwasher situation-just to name a few}. So I've decided to do three different dedicated posts to the lovely polishes in this stellar collection, starting with Rough Around the Edges!

Rough Around the Edges

From the website:

Perfect dress, perfect smile and perfect nails. But keep some edges rough. This super high shine chrome lacquer, complements every color or stand on its own. Every season, every occasion and every day. So timeless, yet so ahead of time!

This is how I describe it {please keep in mind that I am merely an enthusiastic novice when it comes to nail polish, so I may not utilize the proper descriptive vernacular}: irregularly shaped shards of silver and gold foil suspended in a thick, clear jelly base. I used two coats on top of black and white bases to try to properly display the uniqueness of the glitter. I think it shows better on the black than the white {the silver specks get lost on the white base}, but I can't wait to use this on top of bright neons and each of the pretty pastel shades from the Life's A Beach Collection {which I swatched here}. I found it fairly easy to work with, the glitter is plentiful and the thick base makes it easier to place the glitter exactly where you want it.

NCLA polishes retail for $16 and are available at shopncla.com. Each nail lacquer is 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor and never tested on animals. Stay tuned for next weeks Mani Monday, where I'll show off another shade in the collection, Black Diamond! Until next time...

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