September 7, 2011

Layla Magneffect Velvet Groove

Good Morning!! Happy hump day :) I can't believe it's Wednesday already, this week is going fast thanks to the holiday on Monday! Today I have something a lot of you have been asking for since I posted about magnetic polish being at Cosmoprof! It seems like magnetic polish is trying to come over to the US. I hope that this become a new trend because I love this stuff!

This is not the first brand of magnetic polish I've owned, but it is the first I've tried. Layla is a little bit different than some of the other brands out there like LCN or Essence where the magnets are separate. The magnet is actually attached to the cap on these, on one hand I really like that...I'll never lose the magnet. On the other hand it's a little awkward to use at first. The color I'm showing you today is called Velvet Groove, it's dark purpley red. The polish was on the thick side, you can get away with 1 coat on these, I used 2 but 1 is possible.

There is a bit of a learning curve with magnetic polishes, once you paint on your polish you immediately hold the magnet over the nail while the polish is still wet to create the design. This is actually the 4th or 5th time I've tried to swatch this. You have to hold the magnet as close to your nail as possible for the best effect, about 95% of the time that means I hit my nail with the magnet haha! Once I got the hang of it I was better though.I really like the stripes magnet that comes on all of the bottles, depending on how you hold it your lines can go vertical, horizontal or angled, I like them best angled but they look really cool all 3 ways!

I am so in love with this stuff, you cannot tell from my pictures but some of my nails almost looked 3d! I was told at the Layla booth that they will be coming out with more magnets (A star and a moon is what I was told), I don't know when that will happen or if you will be able to buy them separately, but I am really looking forward to that. If you have the LCN magnets they will work on these also so you can also get the star magnet from there in the meantime!

The photos below were taken in the shade, I do have a topcoat on. If you topcoat these you need to give them a little bit of time to dry or you'll smudge the design, which I learned the hard way!



These are available to buy on Ave You for $15.50 each and Amazon for $15.50 each, it looks like there are other etailers with these, but I'v never shopped with them so I'm not sure how reliable they are. I've also heard that some people have found these at Walgreens. I have not personally seen them at any Walgreens near me so I'm not sure how much the retail for there.


21 comments:

  1. This looks really awesome! I had never actually heard of magnetic polishes before, but it looks like something I will probably have to try out.

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  2. im a cheap..so spending 15 bucks is alot. lol i hope that this is just like the crackle trend where every brand now has crackles.! they look pretty awesome to me & the color is beautiful!

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  3. I have the same polish in the same color! Weird! I found mine at Lawton's (for all you Canadian nail junkies) last month. I refused to pay $16 for a polish but my mom thought it was just the coolest thing, so she picked out a color and bought one and then gave it to me to use on her XD I can usually get it to work pretty good, but sometimes I find that a patch of my nail (usually on the sides) gets missed by the magnet :( You have to work FAST with these

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  4. I am anxious to try this...but have to say I like the pattern effects of the more expensive ones with the separate 2 tool designs that are thus far only sold over in Europe (maybe other countries too but not in the states yet. I don't think the magnetic polish is going to have very long legs for it's run. It's limited in color pigments. Will be big this winter I predict because folks tend to go for heavy darker pigmented shades that can be manipulated well with the magnet effect. But once we get back to lighter, brighter shades, the magnet effect won't work on those lighter shades.

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  5. Love this color and the effect! Im going to keep an eye out for this polish! I really want to try it!

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  6. If I can find this in stores I will be so happy! I'll probably order it online if it doesn't but still.

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  7. I want so magnetic polish sooo bad! This looks so cool, must hunt down Walgreens!

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  8. This is so cool! I've never heard of magnetic polish.

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  9. ohhh my it is so different and pretty

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  10. This blows my mind... I had never even heard of magnetic nail polish until about 2 days ago. Fantastic!

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  11. I haven't got one magnetic polish, and looking at these I'm thinking why the hell not?! Looks super fab!

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  12. I really, really love these. This color is awesome, and the pattern just looks so cool.

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  13. I can't wait to try these! I like the colors from Layla better than the other brands. Thanks for the tip about the learning curve!

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  14. This is flipping beautiful!!!! I might have to invest. My Bday is coming up. Ive always wanted an affordable magnetic :D

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  15. I just bought five different colors of this polish a couple of days ago! Got an email on Monday that it was shipped! I can't wait to get them!

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  16. This looks like so much fun! I hope this becomes the next big trend!

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  17. I wanted to buy these but they were so expensive. I hope they are cheaper when they are here. You have to buy they polish, magnet and stamp seperately at the moment.

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  18. The color reminds of 1997 so much. That's not a criticism, just an observation.

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