Friday, April 27, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Mercury Twilight

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Oh how I love holos and I have a good one for you today, my friends. If you can see the holo effect in your nail polish inside, you know it's amazing. I took these pictures before my new camera arrived but you can still see how gorgeous this polish is. Let's look at the pictures:

The first three pictures were taken outside and the last was taken inside. You can still see the holo effect inside which is one of the reasons I love this polish so much. 

Let's talk application. It was tricky for me because I didn't do my homework before putting this on. I didn't realize I needed to do anything special so I was very disappointed when I first tried to apply this. I tried a few different base coats and none of them worked. The polish slipped off of them creating bald spots and refusing to build. I saw how many great reviews the Layla holos got so I knew it had to be a user error. 

This is how I got it to work. I lightly buffed my nails creating a rough surface for the polish to grip to. I used three thin coats of polish, one coat of Seche Vite and then one more coat of polish. I found this trick on Chloe's Nails, it's on the very bottom of the page I linked you to. I also finished off with another coat of Seche Vite because I wanted to wear this for a while and I didn't want it to chip. Even with the top coat the holo effect was very strong. The downfall of this polish is that it chips and peels off in about a day so don't bother top coating it. I've heard that this is pretty typical of holographic polishes. Lame! For the price, it needs to last longer than that. 

I'm curious, do you have any tips and tricks for holos? I'd love to know, let me know in the comment section.

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  1. I really like this one!!!! ♥

  2. wow this looks amazing! i got ocean rush, and i'm still dying to try it cause its been cloudy ever since it arrived in the mail =[

  3. Thanks, I've been enjoying the holos from Layla. The effect is so strong, it would be awesome without sun but I understand why you're waiting. =)

  4. Looks amazing! I think that this one might be for a good time rather than a long time, however. =s


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