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We finally had a gorgeous weekend here, with incredible temps today – I was actually outside without a winter coat for the first time in months!! – and it made me think of spring and, dare I say it, summer!  And what better to celebrate than with a beach-themed collection? Oh balmy weather, how I have missed you!

Today I bring you a couple of bright pastels from NCLA’s latest collection, Life’s a Beach. NCLA is a Los Angeles-based luxury line created in February of 2011, and has been featured in many publications including Glamour, Cosmopolitan and People. NCLA has a penchant for playful California-style collections, and Life’s a Beach is no different. Consisting of four gorgeous summery pastels, this collection screams “summer” and “beach.” (I am actually feeling summery just writing this blog post!)

Tennis Anyone? is a pale yellow pastel creme, and it is beautiful!! It was a little streaky on the first coat (as yellows can sometimes be), so I decided to go with 3 thin coats. This being my first experience with NCLA, I was very impressed by the shiny finish pre-top-coat. My camera kept insisting on photographing Tennis Anyone? as a much brighter colour than it is. I think my first picture in the shade is a pretty accurate colour depiction:

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Bright, summery, fun. I love it.

The second colour I have from Life’s a Beach is the one I’ve been eyeing sine its debut, Don’t Call Me Peachy, a beautiful peach pastel! Don’t you think that is an adorable name?

I used 3 coats again as this was a bit streaky on the first coat, but it was gorgeous and perfect by the third coat:

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Look at that shine!! and that gorgeous peach colour!

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I loved both these colours and can’t wait to wear them again as the temps heats up. There are two additional colours in this collection, As If! and AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree that are just as pretty and pastel. If you like pastels, this is your summer collection!

So which one was your favourite?

Life’s a Beach is now available at Nail Polish Canada who have recently started carrying this brand! They have multiple NCLA collections so get your faves here.  Also check out NCLA’s website, and don’t forget to follow NCLA on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter.  Follow Nail Polish Canada on Facebook to keep up-to-date on their latest collections!

~xo

 

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(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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