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Gold Holographic Comparisons

Comparisons โ€“ gold holos: Layla Gold Idol, Jade Mystic Gold, alternating fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

Indirect sunlight, Layla – Jade – Layla – Jade, from left to right ๐Ÿ™‚

You can see the color difference!

Sunlight – Layla, Jade, Layla, Jade – from left to right

Now Layla Gold Idol, Jade Mystic Gold and Rivka Vanessa.

Sunlight: from left to right; Jade, Layla, Rivka

Layla is the most holographic, but also the finicky-est to apply. Jade is a much warmer gold, and Vanessa looks barely holographic next to the two of them, but has a very similar color to Gold Idol. Vanessa is a linear holo, and worth owning. Dry time is quite long compared to the other two, but itโ€™s very easy to apply.

Sunlight – left to right: Jade, Layla, Rivka: You can see the line in the holo the Rivka in this photo ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s just not in the Layla / Jade holographicย class. Jade Mystic Idol is easier to apply than the Layla by lots, the least sheer (though itโ€™s still sheer), and the longest wearing of the three.ย  All have three coats, no base or top coats.

Sunlight – same order as previously ๐Ÿ™‚

All three are super easy to remove, with no staining.

And there you go!

Have a great day

Ami ๐Ÿ™‚

Beach Holiday Nails… Holographic Sponged Gradient

I went on holiday over the weekend! First holiday I’ve been on in 4 years. Wow. Myself, the boys, and our dog drove to Castlepoint for the weekend with Sister V and her family, Sister C, and our mother G – she of the amazing Layla polishes. Mr Husband joined us on Saturday morning, and with the addition of my mothers two dogs we had a full house. It was lovely though, nice to see everyone together and very nice to see all the kids and dogs romping around. Plus the house we rented had a kitchen I would kill for. Sigh.

Here’s a photo of the lighthouse at Castlepoint – we walked up toย the top, and saw a seals swimming in the bay!!

Castlepoint Lighthouse, Wairarapa, New Zealand (blur courtesy of a childs nose print on the lens).

Anywho, because this is me, I decided I must have a special mani for the weekend, and grabbed inspiration from the Holographic Hussy’s amazing gradient manicure (blog post here). I adapted it for a beachy theme, and used Rivka Vanessa as the base (sand), Layla Mermaid Spell as the middle (foam) and Layla Ocean Rush on the tips (water). I literally just painted the polish onto a clean kitchen sponge and dabbed that over the two coats of Rivka Vanessa. It was quick and easy and didn’t use a whole heap of the polish, always a mega bonus!

non-direct light… shows the gradient. Mermaid Spell is such a gorgeous subtle green!

I loved this.

Inisde lighting..

I looooooveeed this.

I kept staring at this.

And yes, I’m writing in short lines so I can add more photos, because I took so many and I want to put them allll on here ๐Ÿ˜€

I didn’t put a top coat on, and there was significant tip wear within 24 hours, but thats sort of par for the course with unprotected holos. I took Ocean Rush along and just touched up the tips (does that sound rude to anyone else?!) and that was all fine and easy ๐Ÿ˜€

We even got my sister C wearing nail polish, Layla Flash Black over Color Club Alter Ego, and it looked amazing on her. I helped Sister V with a arty mani (stripes and dots in pastel holographic colours) which was fun, and my mother wore Ocean Rush and sat in the sunlight flicking her nails like a mesmerised irritated cat ๐Ÿ˜€

What do you think of this effect?

Rivka Vanessa with A-England Dragon

As I’m sure I mentioned in my earlier post here, Rivka Vanessa is a gorgeous gold holographic nail polish with a strong green tinge. Something about the shade reminded me strongly of A-England Dragon (also swatched previously, hereย and here) – another sigh worthy green holographic, but a much darker colour green. As I had some tipwear on Vanessa (that sentence cracks me up. My family will get why), I decided to play around by adding stripes and spots of Dragon to my ring finger and thumb.

Fingers – please excuse the tipwear and mess, I was in a hurry to get these photos before heading off to market day for to sell our wares. (True story hehehe)

Rivka Vanessa and A-England Dragon

Whole hand.ย  These two photos were taken in the kitchen lighting before sunrise, so they show that shade change which both polishes get in the darker settings.

Whole lot together – taken in even dimmer conditions, hence the red toned fingers (I promise they weren’t like that in real life!) but also showing the gorgeous gold toned holographic rainbows that both Vanessa and Dragon have. These two were perfect together. They had the same density holographic shimmer, and the tones matched so well. I used striping tape with Dragon over it (then removed the striping tape) for my ring finger, and a dotting tool for my (really short, sorry) thumbnail. No top coat, and just one coat or dot blob of Dragon.

Slightly blurred to show that rainbow

And another photo…you can also see that I bumped the wet paint while cleaning up the Dragon. Oops. I also did a quick touch up of the Rivka Vanessa, to hide the tipwear. ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, a whole hand shot out in the early morning non-direct sunlight. This is pretty colour accurate – although you can’t see the holographicness without the direct light – it’s a nice colour anyway. Then the holo explodes in the right light… aahhhh.

Have a great day, everyone ๐Ÿ™‚



Rivka Vanessa – Swatches

This was the lone survivor from my second Ninja Polish nail mail – the slightly subdued but utterly gorgeous Rivka Vanessa.

Daylight photo.. Rivka Vanessa

This is a gold holographic, with a strong olive/green hue to it. So strong, in fact, that the holographic rainbow has a greenish hue – which I do love – it’s quite unique in my small holographic. This is two coats, no top coat. It went on very easily for a holographic, with only a few bald spots in the first coat which were easily covered by the second, and it dried fast. Wear time was pretty average for me, with some mild tip wear the next day.

This photo is in the indoor lighting, and shows the greenish holographic rainbow ๐Ÿ™‚

Whole hand shot. While this isn’t as wildly holographic as the Layla hologram effect nail polishes, it is a nice linear holo, and it can be seen from arms length. This photo doesn’t show that though, but you can take my word for it ๐Ÿ˜€

This can be purchased from Ninja Polish (for a link, click here), and it is a limited edition polish so once it’s gone, it’s gone. For some good Ninja Polish news, I was finally able to send a contact email to them, and had a quick reply saying they were busy but will get back to me soon, so that’s really awesome. Even if they just fix the contact form and add a bit more packaging to the polishes I’ll be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day

Ami ๐Ÿ™‚