For the cynics, Valentine’s day is another day of marketing gimmicks. Be that as it may, it gives all ye beautiful people yet another reason to dress up – clothes, nails or otherwise.

All the way from the sunny state of California, is NCLA, a nail lacquer brand with a chockful of zest. We had a go at it, thanks to Zalora. Good for 2 applications, NCLA Nail Wraps (SGD 23) are fuss free – simply stick and go! Utilizing self-adhesive nail wraps to decorate those claws are idiot-proof and as quick as it gets without having to visit your manicurist for that one-hour long nail treatment whilst still having a mountain of laundry and work to plough through. NCLA’s Brillapalooza features an assorted range of black & red hearts, crosses and yin-yang motifs – perfect for the agnostic (no offence to others’ beliefs) who’s all ready for some nail-loving this Valentine’s day.

Image credit: MP Nails (Brillapalooza by NCLA)

We also love this series of country flags by Melody Ehsani for NCLA. Colour ain’t an issue no more. In our opinion, Melody cleverly bleached out the colour from the flags to represent the ideal equality and common thread that runs through all races: humanity.

Image Credit: Style MTV (Melody Ehsani x NCLA)

Oh, we heard Lindsay, Miley and Kelly Rowland all swear by NCLA too. Get your claws out girls and boys, time to add some feistiness to those nails.

Get your NCLA fix from Zalora here.