Thursday, 31 January 2013

ncLA Life is a Beach Spring 2013: Don’t Call Me Peachy! & As If!

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ncLA Spring 2013 Nail Lacquer collection, Life is a Beach launches tomorrow with a range of pastels that strike the perfect balance in my eyes.  No sickly sweetness or chalkiness, just classy, pretty tones that I think will be very wearable with most skintones including previous pastel dodgers!

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Say hello to Don’t call me Peachy! & As If!

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The other two shades in the Life is a Beach collection are AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree - a light mint crème and Tennis Anyone? - one of the most gorgeous pale yellow pastel crèmes I’ve seen.

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Don’t Call me Peachy! is a soft apricot toned peach crème.  Like neons, pastels are infuriatingly streaky on the first coat. I applied 4 here, but really 3 would have done the job.  My main tip is don’t hide from the streaks or be tempted to lay it on thick… stick to thin layers for a seamless finish.

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As If! is a delicate lavender crème which I love way more than I expected to. Some lavenders can be grey, ghostly or overtly sugary; this one is cool and sophisticated. It applies beautifully, finer in texture than the peach and only took 2 coats to look immaculate.

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NCLA Life Is A Beach! non-toxic, 5-Free Nail Lacquers are available from 1st February (tomorrow) in the UK at www.cutecosmetics.co.uk for £12.50 or overseas at www.shopncla.com 

Will you be heading to the beach in one of these?

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