Saturday, May 13, 2017

NCLA | Pressed collection + nail art

Olvasd MAGYARUL                                                                                                                                 PR sample

 NCLA released a collection not long ago, inspired by fresh and healthy juices. I must say, I'm not a big juice lover (especially vegetable vise), if I have to eat healthy, I choose to chew them, not to drink, but I'm 100% in when it comes to paint them on my nails :)
The PRESSED collection contains 6 creme shades, but one of them has a slight, delicate shimmer too.

It's a light pastel yellow, with a really wearable cold undertone. So pretty, it's my favorite from the collection. Light shades like these are always tricky, and though it needed 3 coats, I must say the formula is pretty decent. It doesn't get streaky, levels itself out, it was easy to apply! 

It's a nude with red undertones. The swatch above is more color accurate than the swatch below. It's a pretty shade, but it's as light as my skintone, so it's not the best choice for me.
It has a sheer formula, I needed 3 coats to build it up, but it applied smooth, not streaky at all.

I would call this a pastel sage color. This one has that delicate, almost unvisible shimmer, hopefully you can see it on the macro below.
I thought this one will need 3 coats as well, but I could get away with 2 normal-thickish coats. The formula was really nice, levels itself out, nice job NCLA!

It's a bright carrot color, as the name would suggest :)
Strange, because it kinda has a jellier formula, but it covered in 2 coats.

It's a dark army green, a little bit dustier in real life.
It has the best pigmentation out of the 6, it covers in 1-2 coats.

It's a bright red, not too warm, nor cold, but I wouldn't say it's neutral either :D I'm so helpful...
This one had a jellier formula as well, but it covered in 2 coats.

I created a really simple nail art, using all 6 shades from the collection. I used Sweet As Almond as my base, then I painted on the remaining 5 colors with a thin brush, in random wavy lines.

The formulas in this collection were pretty nice! My favorite shades are Banana Almond Blonde, Avocado Bravado and Fairykale Ending.

The collection is available at

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous swatches!! These colours are so pretty. Love the wibbly wibbly nail art too.
    Vicky x