Budget Mummy : The Latest from NCLA Nail Wraps

Being a mummy to one active toddler means that I do not have the luxury of getting out of the house often and much less ever getting a manicure done. Furthermore, ever since I had stopped working, I have been trying my best to stretch the dollar so that I stay financially independent even though the hubs could still comfortably provide for us. (Yup, I don’t demand allowance from him and pay for my own stuff still)


So instead of going for a manicure which could cost at least S$20 (home-based pricing?) to more than S$50. Why not DIY? And because DIY-ing your own nail art can be such a pain in the ass unless you are incredibly talented with deft hands. Why not use NCLA nail wraps?
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[Review] NCLA Nail Wraps Now Available At Zalora!

Fancy a manicure but ain’t got the time or money to grab one? Well, I’m excited to introduce the NCLA Nail Wraps. As we all know that DIY nail wraps are all the rage now. You could get them done anywhere and any time! How convenient.

Did you know that NCLA collaborated with LA-based celebrity jewelry designer Melody Ehsani to create a nail wrap collection loved by the Californian press and worn by top celebrities, including Beyoncé herself. The label also teamed up with Nailing Hollywood, a trio of celebrity nail stylists that was the go-to nail styling agency for Hollywood film productions.


The good news is that these exclusive collection of nail wraps which made NCLA a celebrity-favorite among Hollywood lovelies Rachel McAdams, Vanessa Hudgens and Zoe Saldana, are now readily available at Zalora.SG. Yey!

And did I mention that I was given a kit to try out? These are high quality nail lacquers as compared to the ones I’d previously tried and took hours to get right. The wraps are sturdy and do not tear easily upon application.

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I was very pleased to learn that each kit contains a NCLA nail file and 44 wraps, which yields around 3 – 4 applications. These are going at S$23 per kit, so that works out to a mere S$5+ per use., which is really affordable.

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It’s pretty simple to use these nail lacquers. If you flip to the back, you will see that there’s an instruction guide.

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Basically, you just apply clear lacquer on your nails first. Next, you stick the nail wraps on, with the rounded parts towards the cuticles. File the excess away and ta-da! You have gorgeous nails which you do not even need to waste time waiting for them to dry.

Here’s a tutorial on how to apply the wraps if you are still unsure: http://www.shopncla.com/pages/how-to

Check out my masterpiece:


These NCLA kits are the answer to a hassle-free way in achieving great-looking nails, I’m probably gonna get some more. Keen to grab a kit too? Check out the designs at Zalora.SG :)

Princess Etoinette by Etude House

Presenting Etude House’s Most Princessy collection ever! Meet Princess Etoinette.

The Princess Etoinette Collection, a real princess make-up line bringing up imagery of princesses in Versailles, conceived with the desire to make every girl a sweet and precious princess by embracing true meaning and virtue of the princess who is beautiful both inside out, confident and loving. World renowned cosmetic bottle designer Sylvie de France was inspired by European royal treasures in palaces and designed Etoinette products as an interpretation of modern princess.

 Can’t wait to get your hands on these items? Well, then you have to wait till January 2013 but that’s a mere days away only. So what’s included in this gorgeous royal collection?


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Sally Hansen gives you DIAMONDS in your nail polish!

I’m excited to share about Sally Hansen’s latest range of polishes. Presenting the Diamond Strength Nails: Diamond Strength No-Chip Nail Color & Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat. Now we can say good bye to nail color fading or unsightly chips.

Can you picture wearing diamonds on your nails? Not literally but in dust form. Yes, now Sally Hansen has come up with a breakthrough formula that is made up of an exclusive Micro-Diamond formula, Platinum and Aluminum, you can expect Diamond strength protection up to 10 days!

I have Bride to Be & Diamonds on my nails, they have been chip-free for 5 days already. Quite a record I must say since I type alot durng my work and personal time :)

There are 18 ultra-luxe shades in this new collection with it spanning across regal jewel tones, confectionary color, bold brights and ethereal sheers are all synthesized with diamond powder particles.

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GIVEAWAY POST- Click for FREEBIES! Paul & Joe, L’Oreal, Aqualabel, Tony Moly etc

In conjunction with my success in getting into the final round for the Aqualabel bloggers’ challenge.
Yes, thank you and you… It would have not been possible without your support and votes.
And A Beauty Affair now has its own domain.

Therefore, I would like to share some of my goodies with my readers.
In order to participate, you will need to follow my blog.
And you must follow it PUBLICLY if you’re using Google so that I know you’re in it to be eligible for the giveaway :)

Scroll down to the left-hand sidebar till you see these 2 FOLLOW ME buttons as shown below in this picture.

Next, you may leave a comment with your name & email add + the item no of the product you wish to win.
Ashlene , ashlene@a-beauty-affair.com, Item No. 1

You may also email me the information. Send all emails to ashlene@a-beauty-affair.com 
and put “Blog giveaway” as the subject.

Giveaway closes on 8th October.
A winner will be picked randomly for each giveaway freebie.
Currently applicable for Singapore residents only.
Free gift will be posted via normal local postage to winner.

Once again, I thank you for your support :)

Click on “Click To Read More >>” below to see what FREEBIES are available!


ITEM #1  Loreal Super Liner 24H Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

ITEM #2 Paul & Joe Nail Color – Vernis A Ongles (Color appears more pearly silver in reality)

ITEM #3 Aqualabel MO Trial Set – Moisture Lotion R, Enhancer MO & Moisture Emulsion R

ITEM #4 Girl to Go Pocket Beauty – Naked Eyes, Eye Makeup Remover Sheets (15) in a Tub

Item #5: Tony Moly Vita Vital MX7 Calming Foam Cleanser

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