Cosmetics and nail polish - and the life of a mom just trying to keep it together.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Layla Hologram Effect Jade Groove swatches+review

I was able to snag this beauty on clearance at Ulta recently, and I'm super happy about it! Yes, I'm talking about a holo...can you believe it? I'm not much of a holo person, as any of my followers knows, but when I met the Layla ladies at Cosmoprof last year, I was able to try some of their amazing holos. I love them :) I haven't been able to find many other commercial holos I like as well. So this very light airy green (which flashes blue a whole heck of a lot) is right up my alley!

It's best to note these pictures were taken after 2 days of wear! Seriously. When I put this polish on, the sky was dreary and rainy and generally yucky. I did take some photos under a lamp, but I just wasn't happy with them. I figure if I could just wait a little bit I could get some sun...and I did! But that's to blame for my pointer middle finger looking like a week-old paint job ! hahah They grow at an accelerated rate compared to my other nails. Yes. It is very weird.

Super smooth sailing with this polish! No base coat, just file with the Layla file. Now I did use top coat, but you don't have to. I used Seche Vite just to see what would happen. As you can see not a whole lot. At first application, the polish looked a little cloudy, but as the SV dried, it cleared up and prettiness was left behind :)

There are still 3 Layla holos I want. Eventually I will just break down and order them, but they are a little rich for my blood. We'll see how I can make that happen...

**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or were given gifts from friends . I am not a professional nail tech or make-up artist, nor do I want to be. I'm just someone who enjoys polishing my own nails and experimenting with make-up! :)
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