Today I wanted to review for you guys both NCLA as a company, their nail wraps, and two polishes.
Let me first state that I recently ordered She’s Dead to Me, a limited edition shade and bottle for Halloween, as well as their Jack o’ Lantern Nail Wraps, and Gloss It, their all in one base and top coat, meant to compliment their nail wraps.
First, when I received my order, I didn’t receive Gloss It. I sent an email immediately, and it took them a few days to get back to me, which left a bad taste in my mouth. They did send me a complimentary gift, with my Gloss It when they ended up sending it, which was a nail polish remover pen. I appreciate they made good on their error, however; I understand they’re a busy company but, a few days seems like a lot. Either way, they did make good on everything thus far.
Second, I went to use their nail wraps today, the Macabre ones I bought last year and am finally getting around to using them, and I was taking photos for you guys and showing you to choose a size and stuff. Then, I went to peel one off, following the instructions, well, as it turns out. I got a defect pack, because they weren’t perforated, so I couldn’t pull them off! The entire sticker sheet came off! I was like you’ve gotta be kidding me! I took a video, and sent it to NCLA Customer Service, and I have no idea what they’re gonna do about it. Like, I realize I bought them a year ago, but I literally just opened them today. That’s not my fault! Who knows when I’ll hear from them. But when they respond, I will update you.
So, instead, I set out to use the Jack o’ Lantern ones I just got. I was too flustered to take a photo of them, or the process of them, but I’ll show you some final results after we get into the fine details. Nail wraps are new to me. While I followed the instructions to the T, I still had issues. And I have some issues in general about the products themselves. Let’s break this down:
Now let’s talk about their limited edition Halloween color, She’s Dead to Me, with the adorable skull design on the front and pretty pink handle. Of course, I bought mine at full price and now it’s half off lol. Story of my life. The shade is a matte midnight purple shimmer. I hate matte nail polishes, so I added a glossy top coat on mine. The color is very pretty, nice and dark, the shimmer is subtle but you can see it if you look closely, and the formula applies well. I presently have it on my toes. Both my big toes have already chipped, which I’m less than thrilled about, but the others are looking still pretty good. I don’t know if I would call it a true purple, it reminds me of a more red purple. I probably wouldn’t buy it again, especially since it’s matte, but if they do another shade next year for Halloween in these adorable bottles that isn’t matte, I’ll buy that.
Basically I’m having a love/hate relationship with NCLA right now. I love that they’re vegan and cruelty free, I love that they have pretty shades, but I don’t love their nail wraps and I’m not over the moon about their customer service. My suggestion? Find a coupon, then make a purchase.