Every so often a nail polish comes into your life that is so perfect for that moment in time it adorns your nails as soon as possible. NnLA's I only Fly Private is that polish. The day it arrived the first sun of spring was shining and and all was good in life. I'd never heard of ncLA before this bottle arrived with March's Glossybox. This is what the brand has to say themselves.
"We're a proudly "5 Free" luxury nail lacquer, meaning we are not only 100% free of DBP, toulene, and formaldehyde, but also of camphor and animal testing. Because we love our furry friends and toxins aren't fashionable."
Could this brand get any more perfect?
I Only Fly Private is described by ncLa as a bold, no apologies Bright Orange. Although the colour is bright I wouldn't say it was in your face unlike my Pop Orange polish which I reviewed here: Link.
The colour is bright with in my opinion a pastel tone to it, a creamy peachy/orange if you would. As Glossybox would suggest it would look lovely with a tan however it suits my pale skin tone perfectly. It stands out, but not in your face; perfect for people who just want a splash of colour.
Looking at the polish itself the glass bottle is a lovely square design which I find the easiest to hold, the handle is smooth but not shiny allowing an easy grip. Once open we find a medium length brush where the bristles fan out towards the end. After 2 coats you are left with a glossy and nearly opaque base. I do feel three thin coats would be best, as I could see some nail base peeping through near my cuticle after two coats. The polish did take longer to dry than other formulas which I'm putting down to the fact it doesn't contain any quick drying chemicals. As always I apply a top coat just for that extra protection.
Now I managed to smudge my nails once I painted them so after one one day, minimal chipping did appear which disheartened me a little, however after four days my nails still looked acceptable; a quick application of top coat would tidy your nails up nicely if your where in a rush. This appeals to my inner lazyiness.
|The nails after 1 coat. My camera battery died before I could take a shot once I painted the second coat but I like to see the initial colour when I'm looking at nail swatches.|
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Disclaimer: All photographs copyright Mish at Jute, Jam and Joy.
I have no affiliation with any brands mentioned in this post.