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NCLA Mint Green Nail Polish ~ Santa Monica Shore Thing Swatches

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Recently while surfing on the web, I landed on NCLA nail polish website. For quiet a long time, I wanted to try their polishes but the high cost always held me back. It’s priced at $16 a bottle. But finally after doing some self convincing, I got this alluring mint green colored nail polish called Santa Monica Shore Thing. This would be a perfect nail polish to wear in the spring/summer. I couldn’t wait till then hence I’m wearing it now in the fall 🙂 NCLA is a chemical free nail polish brand which is the main reason I bought it not minding the high price. Read on to know more about this polish from NCLA.

  • Pigmentation: Pigmentation wise it held up to my expectation. Just two layers makes it fully opaque. If you a girl who likes pigmented polish, then you will love it. I have two coats in the swatch images.
  • Formula: NCLA is a non-toxic nail polish brand with no Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Formaldehde Resin and Camphor and not tested on animals. Healthy nails! There you have the important reason to try this brand. While this polish glides on smoothly, I noticed, it goes on streaky! I would like this polish better with a good brush. However, As the polish sets on your nail, streaks disappears like it was never there giving this flawless polished look. Maybe I got a bottle with bad brush. I can only find out by trying more polishes from this brand. What I liked about this polish most is it dries fast and do not budge. I really like the packaging! It looks stylish and luxurious!
  • Finish: NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing is a beautiful mint with creme finish. It also has this lovely shine going on. Over all I love how it looks on my nails.
  • Staying Power: This polish doesn’t chip! However, there was little wear off around the edges after four days. While I’m not disappointed with the longevity but I was hoping it to stay longer. I was not ready to let it go yet, so I did a glitter tip design to wear it even longer!
  • Where to buy: You can buy this polish on NCLA official website You can also get it on and with good deals.

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NCLA Nail Polish ~ Santa Monica Shore Thing Swatches

How do you like this mint green nail polish from NCLA? Share your thoughts in the comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you 🙂

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  1. Leslie says:

    Girl, you know that’s my favorite color! I would love to give this brand a try and I like that it doesn’t have a lot of the usual chemicals that other polishes have. Thanks for the review and bringing this brand to my attention! Cheers

    1. Thanks for liking it Leslie..Glad that It was helpful!

  2. James says:

    I have been looking for a new nail polish to get my wife. She does nails and things for a living. Is this a more up to date style or is it older? I’m a guy and I really don’t know much about fingernail polish lol.

    But I want to get my wife newer styles if possible. To at least make it look like I knew what I was doing when I purchased them the item.

    1. This is a permanent shade from the NCLA Brand James. I’m sure your wife will love it!

  3. Joan says:

    Nice article. I’m glad to find a chemical free nail polish. That green color is nice (green is my favorite color). That would look great with a pink sun dress.

    1. True..This will look great with a pink sun dress. Thanks for sharing this outfit idea Joan!

  4. I absolutely love this color! I have never used the NCLA brand of polish. Is it pretty durable and long lasting? I am pretty hard on my nails, and polish does not last long. I generally get gel done for the toes, but have not splurged with gel on the finger nails simply because I know it would just be a wasted of money. Do you they have lots of other summery colors?

    1. It stays put for four to five days with very little wear off. But not sure if it has the longevity like gel nails. NCLA has many lovely summer shades.

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