Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello, Holo! Layla Hologram Mercury Twilight is the Real Deal


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!

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This holo is so holo that it's holo inside.

Indirect sunlight, taken by my window

With flash


With flash

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 :)

Online, Layla Hologram polishes can be purchase at Ulta and Zappos.

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14 comments:

  1. It´s really amazing! The rainbow effect looks stronger than in others holos! The formula scares me a little ha ha, I got 3 Milani, a Nubar, the A England and some Hits Specialitá and there are smooth and easy to work with, but the Layla it´s something unique I think

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    1. Haha yea the formula is nothing like anything else I have! I read other reviews before I bought it and saw gals had similar experiences with patchiness, so I thought I was prepared, but still was surprised when I put it on!

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    1. It really transforms depending on the lighting!

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  3. This is so amazing!!!!! I just wish they weren't so pricey.

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    1. Agree, but it's not a polish that's going to be truly duped for much less.

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  4. That was the first Layla I bought too!! I have nfu oh 61 but the new version, and Layla is much more holo! I use it with nfu aqua base, but I read that usong seche vite or insta dri also helps! :-)

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    1. You know I read about using Seche or Insta Dri too, but that just seems so strange lol! Next time though, next time!

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  5. So gorgeous! But actually, every polish looks amazing on you, that's not fair!! :D

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    1. Elsa you are too kind! Holo looks good on everyone though :)

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  6. It may be a little on the pricey side, but I'd say it's totally worth it for that kind of intense holo-kablam. This is absolutely going on my hunt list for my next trip to the States!

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    1. Agree, the price is worth it! Hope you can track it down!

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  7. It looks amazing! I must have this..

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    1. hehe this kind of holo has been on my wish list for quite some time! I'm glad it's becoming slightly more attainable :)

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