A few weeks ago, the new Layla Hologram polishes must have just hits the shelves at Ulta in Queens because they had a full display. I never would have guessed from looking at the bottle that these are true, linear, and intense holo polishes (unlike how the OPI DS polishes appear in the bottle). But don't be fooled - these Layla Hologram polishes are the real deal!
Long have I considered silver holo to be THE holo of holo polishes. Because I don't have Nfu Oh 61 or Gosh Holographic, I bought Mercury Twilight and a long-time 'must-have' has been fulfilled!
Indirect sunlight, taken by my window
In the light box, you can get a better idea of what this polish looks like when the holo isn't being activated ;) The bright white-silver tone is lovely!
When putting on the first and even second coats, the holo doesn't really show up - it was after three coats that the fantastic holo was at last noticeable. And SHAKE WELL! The holo particles tend to clump up and you can see on my thumb some patchiness. But, I think this is just the nature of using such a high-concentration of holo pigment :)
I did not buy the Layla buffer, but did buff my nails slightly before applying as this polish exposes ridges. I also did not buy the special base coat.
Layla Hologram polishes cost $15.50. While on the high-end of the nail polish price range, keep in mind that the holo pigment is expensive. Also worth noting: these polishes are smaller than a typical polish (0.33 Fl Oz vs a 0.5 Fl Oz OPI).
In NYC, Layla Hologram polishes can be purchased at Ulta in Queens (Rego Park Shopping Center). The coupon for $3.50 off of $10 at Ulta can really be put to good use :)
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