May 11, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Ocean Rush

TGIF! Anyone have fun plans this weekend, I sure don't! No car = me being a hermit all weekend. Today I have the last of my Layla holographic polishes to show you guys :( I need Layla to make more ASAP! This one is called Ocean Rush and it's a gorgeous blue holo! It's more much holo than my photos make it look, I had some trouble capturing this one it's all it's glory!

For my base on this I tried out Essie Matte About You. I've heard from a lot of people that matte top coats are good bases for difficult holos. While that may be true for some holos it is not true for these Layla's. It completely killed ALL the holo, like it just ate it right up. If you have these Layla's I suggest staying far far away from Essie Matte About You as a base coat.

After that disappointment I ended up taking my holo-less mani off and redoing it using Nubar Foundation as my base coat. It worked really well! I only needed 2 coats for Ocean Rush!

Layla Hologram Effect polishes are available a whole bunch of places, they have finally landed at Ulta stores so if you have one an Ulta near you there is no need to buy online now(plus then you can use coupons yay)!!  If you do want to buy online these can be found on, and (and probably other places but those are the first that come to mind!)
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  1. Beatlemarta RobinsonMay 11, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    Do you know the Better Than Gel Nails stuff, by Essence? The TOP SEALER works great as both base and top coat for these holo Laylas!!

  2. I knew Matte About You killed holos as a top coat, but wouldn't have guessed it would do so as a base coat. I figured that was true of all mattes. What I had read was that top coats made good base coats for holos. This is the only place I've had anyone mention matte topcoats as base coats. I'd say you proved that version wrong, but even the other examples I've seen of using regular top coats as bad coats didn't really seem to help, and I've also seen myself in person and in swatches online the disproving of top coats (besides mattes, anyways) lowering the effect of holos. I wonder how all these false rumors get started and how they proliferate so much.

  3. The only place that sells Essence around me is Ulta and unfortunately I've never seen that there

  4. Helena Lacky CornerMay 11, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    Awesome color!

  5. Did you ever find a top coat that worked for these? They chip so easily!

  6. I'm not usually a fan of blue holos, but this one is quite lovely.

  7. nope :( I've seen some people saying that the Sally Hansen Insta Dri in the triangle bottle (not the one in the red bottle) works...but I don't have that so I'm not sure if that's true

  8. I love your blog. Your blog made me go and buy all of the Orly dark shadows and the neon vibe colors. Thanks for having such a great blog.

  9. I love your blog <3  Your swatches are always beautiful!! I ordered sooo many Enchanted Polishes this week bcuz of u.

    I am going to the Nordstrom's Cosmetic Trend Show (Cerritos Mall) tomorrow morning.  I want to buy even more Deborah Lippmann polishes. Really looking forward to it.

    I have all the Layla Holograms.  I use the aqua base between coats and use the Sally Hansen Insta Dry (Cleary Quick).  I found the top coat at Target (I live in Orange County, CA).  I don't have any issues with application or chipping (there is a little tip wear) . Polish lasts for 2.5-3 days. I am ready for a polish change usually after 2 days.

  10. Mani twins!!!   :D

  11. Gah! I need this one so hard! I am such a sucker for blues! I seriously need to win the lottery for all the polishes I am lemmming right now! It's ridic!

  12. thank you <3

  13. Freaking flipping gorgeous! Cannot even tell you how much I love this. A must have I'd say. 

  14. So so gorgeous! o-O

  15. I'm repeating what tiedye64 says!!!

  16. You don't any base coat, I just used the Layla Holo Base File!!! easier, just 1 - 2 and done!!!


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