polish insomniac: NCLA Eight Days a Week & I’m With the Band - Swatches and Review

22 April 2012

NCLA Eight Days a Week & I’m With the Band - Swatches and Review

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If you have been following me on Instagram, you now that one of my new favorite brands ins NCLA.  They generously sent me two shades from their Summer of ‘69 collection, Eight Days a Week and I’m With the Band.

Eight Days a Week is a gorgeous mix of sky blue and periwinkle.  I am kinda obsessed with periwinkle, I love the shade because it reminds me of the blue hydrangea bushes in my mom’s front yard!  The formula on this was great, but make sure not to pick up too much polish on your brush.  This polish is very pigmented and a little goes a long way!  Here I wore just two coats.

I'm With the Band is a fiery red based coral.  It’s definitely the shade of the season  (thanks Pantone)!  Out of the box it was a little thick, so I added a few drops of thinner.  I used three coats and it dried to the high shine you see in the picture.

Since this is relatively new brand, let me tell you about the bottle construction.  I love the actual bottle shape - a perfect square, and not so skinny that it falls over easily (think American Apparel, Massini, etc).  Very similar to the RBL bottle, in fact. (See picture below).  And please, no saying that they "stole" the bottle design.  The fact is, there are only so many options out there! I like the short handle on the brush, I found it easy to control, though I wish the bristles themselves splayed out a little more.

NCLA vs RBL

NCLA's Summer of ‘69 collection is now available at Kitson, Nordstrom, and shopncla.com.  Sign up for their newsletter here and get 15% off your next order!
Polishes provided for review.