I everyone! These Layla holos have been staring at me for days now! So I finally broke down and tried them, and then had to race to get outside for the last bit of sunshine of the day!
Before we get down to business, let me start off with this ...
The first application was done with four coats, but there was a problem. These polishes go on in very thin coats! I have a few ridges in a couple of my nails, and it was really visible. See? Yeah. We've gotta fix that.
Layla does have a nail buffer that they recommend using before you apply this polish. This would smooth out my ridges, yes. However, I refuse to use anything like that on my nails. While it does make your naked nails look nice and shiny, it can seriously weaken your nails. And honestly, my naked nails are only visible for about a grand total of three minutes per month - so there's no real draw for me there!
I decided to apply two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to help smooth out my nails. Then, I applied three coats of Layla Mercury Twilight, and three coats of Layla Jade Groove to my ring fingers for an accent.
One of the first rules of holos is NO TOP COAT!! (This is a rule that I am soooo guilty of breaking!) But, this time, I obeyed! The holo power in this was too strong to risk!
I must say, I was very surprised at how quickly these dried without a top coat, especially since I had two coats of creme underneath!
As you can see, there is only a slight difference in color between these two polishes. But, there's enough of a difference for me to justify needing both -- which is something that severely confuses my husband.
A great silver holo is a polish that everyone needs to have in their arsenal. I really love the holo effect in these. Even though the particles are slightly large, the rainbow effect is still very strong and eye catching.
I simply could not stop taking photos of these!! I started to do some kind of nail art, but I stopped myself. Some things are just too pretty to mess with!
I hope you enjoy!