Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect in Emerald Divine & Red Taboo, Mirror Effect in Black as Ebony and Ceramic Effect in Butterfly Effect Swatches and Review!

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!  Today, I have the second half of the amazing Layla nail polishes I got at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas last week!  I know you've all been waiting for the holograms and mirror effect polishes so today, I have 2 holograms, 1 mirror and a flakie for good measure!  Now, without further ado, on to the polish!




Above:  3 coats of Emerald Divine with Flash


Above:  3 coats of Emerald Divine without Flash

This is how incredible this polish is even in artificial light!  It's stunning!  Emerald Divine is a gorgeous bright green holographic.  In the sun, it's even more stunning!  The holographic effect is very strong in this one, stronger than even some of the 8 original Layla colors!  I didn't use a base coat, just Layla's buffer that they recommend and this is 3 thin coats to get the most intensity out of the shade!




Above:  3 coats of Red Taboo without Flash


Above:  3 coats of Red Taboo with Flash

Above:  Red Taboo accent nail

Ok so for some reason, Red Taboo didn't want to play nice with my camera.  The holographic effect IS stronger than it shows here, however it is NOT as strong as Emerald Divine.  It's also not exactly red, it's more of a dark reddish pink.  It's really beautiful in person and you can see on the accent nail picture it is more holo than the ones above it.  If you are looking for a true red holo, this is definitely pink in person but it's just beautiful!  I did three thin coats for full opacity!




Above:  2 coats of Black as Ebony without Flash

Above:  2 coats of Black as Ebony with Flash

Now this is a really special polish.  Black as Ebony comes from the new Mirror Effect line that will launch in the US very soon.  There are 8 (I think) colors that all have a chrome finish.  The amazing thing about these chromes as compared to others is that there are NO brushstrokes.  It kind of looks like there might be when you paint it on and then it dries to this unbelievably smooth and shiny finish.  I could seriously see a fuzzy reflection of myself in them!  You can't use a base coat with this because it gets all wrinkly so you use Layla's very fine buffer to smooth out your nails.  Keep in mind that any imperfections will show with this polish but it dries unbelievably fast so this is perfect for a manicure on the go!




Above:  3 coats of The Butterfly Effect (52) without Flash


Above:  3 coats of The Butterfly Effect (52) with Flash


Above:  Macro shot of The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is part of the Ceramic Effect Line and part of the Christmas in Laylaland holiday collection for 2012.  The Butterfly Effect (also known as #52 in their lineup) is a beautiful dark purple jelly full of flakies that flash gold, red and green.  This is pretty much a dead on dupe for Nfu-Oh 51!  The flakies give a duochrome effect and while this is three thin coats layered, it would be gorgeous over a dark purple also!

Here is just a fun picture of a manicure I did with Black as Ebony and Emerald Divine:


All in all, I LOVE these polishes!  Layla really has some exciting stuff coming out this year between the soft touch lines, mirrors, flakies, glitters and holographics!  I love seeing this innovative brand really becoming successful and coming out with gorgeous polishes!  All of these are starting to pop up all over the world so keep your eyes open!


What do you think of these polishes? Any must haves? Any dupes?

The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

30 comments:

  1. mmmm that Butterfly Effect one is gorgeous!! I got the Emerald holo one, too. I can't wait to wear it :)

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  2. my Layla must haves are emerald divine, coffee love and cloudy violet. I'm a sucker for holos and those shades have no dupes so far. I like the butterfly effect too but it's similar to the nfu oh flakies so I'll pass on that,

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    1. I definitely want to pick up Coffee Love too!

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  3. The Laylas and the butterfly effect are gorgeous!

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  4. It makes me smile that they presented CE52 as a Christmas polish... it was released last spring over here! I sent bunches of that one in swaps! You should try layering it over black however, that's how it looks best, trust me!
    And what can I tell about the holos? This time I resisted them and only bought Coffee Love because I had no other brown holos. But this one and Gold Idol are so calling my name, too!

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    1. I will definitely be picking up Coffee Love and possibly Gold Idol too!

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  5. These are gorgeous, I love Butterfly effect!

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  6. Gorgeous! I'm really digging the ceramic effects polishes! Must have!

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    1. They have some fabulous polishes in the Ceramic Effects line!

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  7. I've been lusting after Emerald Divide since I saw the first promo pics, but since I got Nubar Reclaim in the mail yesterday I was wondering how similar they are. Do you have Reclaim to compare, what do you think just looking at photos?

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    1. It's more vibrant and more emerald leaning than Reclaim if that makes sense. The green of Reclaim is slightly darker.

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    2. Also, the holo effect of Emerald.Divine is much stronger than that of Reclaim.

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    3. Also, the holo effect of Emerald.Divine is much stronger than that of Reclaim.

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  8. I've been lusting after Emerald Divide since I saw the first promo pics, but since I got Nubar Reclaim in the mail yesterday I was wondering how similar they are. Do you have Reclaim to compare, what do you think just looking at photos?

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  9. I almost ran a red light staring at my mesmerizing The Butterfly Effect today. I tell you, fabulous nail polishes are dangerous for me.

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    1. Whenever I wear holos I almost walk into oncoming traffic haha

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  10. Ohhhh the green holo. I've been lemming that one since the promos. Learning that the holo effect is so strong is music to my ears, lol. I can't wait to get it!

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  11. these laylas are so stunning! I am loving the holos!

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  12. I want every polish they make, no joke! luv the pics, hope they make it to my neighborhood soon!

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  13. Wow. I just LOVE Layla's polish!! I've got to get the new holos. I love the colors! And the flakies! They will give Nfu Oh a run for their money! On the fence about the Mirror Effects. They don't look as shiny as I had expected them to. Gorgeous swatches. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are amazingly shiny in person, it's hard to photograph a chrome! haha

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  14. The Emerald Divine color is to die for! I have the same one and I can't find it! So sad.

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