Layla Hologram Effect: Ocean Rush – Swatches
I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to try on this nail polish that my sister C bought me, and my mother brought back from Australia. Thank you, both of you! (again, yes, I know, but I’m stoked!)
This is Layla Hologram Effect nail polish in 07 Ocean Rush. This is a spectacularly holographic blue polish, which looks straight mid blue in the bottle, but has a very ocean / teal tinge to it on the nail.
This is three coats, and top coat. The application was… veddy veddy picky. I buffed first with the buffer that came with the polish; I didn’t put a base coat down in case it reacted, but I did put a top coat (the L’Oreal quick dry) on top as I was in a hurry and I’ve never had a problem with holos before. Well, I can’t say that anymore! First up the texture was a bit sheer, and it just applied in patches everywhere. And there were lumps in the polish – mostly they could be scooped off with the brush. And it pulled (I’m impatient: I can’t just blame my tools here, I should have waited longer in between coats). And THEN, the top coat made weird white patches appear!
I was so sad, because this is a STUNNING beyond belief polish. It is worth all the aggravation and more. It is a perfect ocean blue, and I’ve never, ever, seen anything as holographic as this.
I am really looking forward to wearing this again. When I have an hour to let the coats dry etc. And then I’m going to stare at my nails alllllll day.
There is some cute instructions on the back too, including: “Apply Hologram Effect nail polish wait 30″ to obtain a spectacular holographic result.” Now, I’m pretty sure ” is inches: ‘ being the symbol for a foot. I’m not used to imperial measurements (especially of length), but I think that’s right. Maybe that was the problem, I should have waited for 30 inches. I’d be waiting quite awhile, I’d imagine. (snigger)
I loved this polish. If you can get your hands on one of theseLayla hologram polishes, and you’re a fan of holographic polishes, then grab it as fast as you can. There has been some confusing polishes labelled as holographic – especially the flakies and the iridescent or multi coloured glitters; but THIS is a holographic polish. Wow.
Thanks again, G and C! You guys are legendary. 🙂