Layla Mirror Effect: Cosmo Lilac – Swatches
Wow, what a stunning polish! My mother bought this from Candy Girl – a NZ based website. They are very friendly there, the Layla polishes are $25 each, which is reasonable for Layla polishes – and postage is not expensive, things are well packed and arrive very fast (and sometimes with lollipops and nail files!).
This is Layla Mirror Effect in Cosmo Lilac – and I seriously want one of this range. These photos are two coats, no top coat or base coat. I have read reviews elsewhere where a top coat wrinkled the polish, which is why I didn’t put one on. This dried very fast. It goes on like a normal polish – although with a bit of a touchy formula: put it on and don’t go back over it! Then it dries and all the brushstrokes disappear… and what you have left is this amazing surface.
I did put a coat of Layla Brilliant Due topcoat on my little finger of my right hand, and that didn’t wrinkle or dull the shine, and it actually lasted over a day without any damage. Unfortunately, this polish is veddy, veddy, soft. It showed some signs of wear about 30 mins after applying it.
This would be a great polish for a special occasion – but not for everyday use. I have read of clever people putting on one coat of this, then when it’s dry adding a top coat, which does dull the shine. But THEN add the next coat of Mirror Effect, and leave it at that – then even when the top wears theres a similar looking layer underneath. Me though, being the lazy that I am, just wore it and enjoyed it while it lasted.
Have a great day!