Monday, 30 March 2015

Nails on Monday: NCLA I Only Fly Private Review

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. NCLA's I only Fly Private is that polish. The day it arrived the first sun of spring had broken through the clouds and all was good in life. NCLA was a new brand to me before this bottle came with March's Glossybox, and here is what the brand has to say for 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 it be 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 reviewed here: Link.

The colour is bright with a pastel tone to it, a creamy peachy/orange if you would. It stands out but isn't in your face; perfect for people who wish for a splash of colour.

The bottle itself is a lovely square design which is comfortable to hold during application, and the handle is smooth allowing a secure grip. Inside is a medium length brush where the bristles fan out towards the end. After two coats you are left with a glossy, nearly opaque base, however, 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 you were in a rush.

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.

To conclude I Only Fly Private is becoming a staple in my collection, something to fall back on when I can't decide what to do with my nails. The formula is lovely, the application is easy, the colour is fantastic, and the polish lasts on the nails. Now if only I could find a way to fly Private all the time...

 Have you heard of NCLA before?
Discovered any new nail polish brands you think we should hear about?

Leave us a comment below we love hearing from you!

 Mish x

Disclaimer: All photographs copyright of Mish at Jute, Jam and Joy.
I have no affiliation with any brands mentioned in this post.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Comic Relief 2015

This Friday 13th sees the return of Comic Reliefs Red Nose Day. Comic Relief is a British Charity which aims to help the most vulnerable here in the U.K and in Africa.
Every 2 years the streets of Britain become filled with red noses and people doing silly things for charity, but if jumping in a bath filled with baked beans is too much for you here is a few simpler ways to show your support.

Buy a Red Nose. 
They cost £1 with at least 60p going to Comic Relief.
I got mine in Sainsbury's and there are 9 different characters to collect, I have Nosebot.
Isn't he a cutie!
They also have some lovely umbrellas and Lulu Guinness designed Jute Bags, and as a certain blog around these parts knows, Jute bags are always the best ;)

Decorate your nails.
At my school on Red Nose day we were allowed to paint our nails red. This year Comic Relief have brought out nail stickers for you to enjoy. They cost £2 with at least £1 going to Comic Relief. In the packet is a set of 2 designs, a sheet of full length nail stickers and on the back miniature Red Noses. Check out our Twitter page on Friday in order to see them in action. 

Now if you really want to go all out here is some other items you can purchase to show your support. 

Rimmel Limited Edition Red Nose Lipstick by Kate Moss - A traditional Red Lipstick to see you from Day to Night: Link

T.K.Maxx are selling T-Shirts designed by some of fashion biggest designers, alongside tea towels, aprons and bags: Link

Most Supermarkets are selling special Comic Relief edition packs of items such as teabags, chocolate and cereal. Just keep an eye out for the Red Nose.

Are you doing anything for Comic Relief, if so let us know. 
And remember wear you Red Nose with pride on Friday as down to your generosity you are helping someone who desperately needs it. 
Thank You.
Mish xx

Disclaimer: All photos property of Mish at Jute, Jam and Joy.
I have no connection to Comic Relief, all view are my own.