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Layla Emerald Divine

It’s raining cats and dogs outside, so what could be better than putting on a holo, right? I’ve just come to terms with that if I’m ever going to wear my holos, I can’t wait for the sun to come out!

Anyway, I picked Layla Emerald Divine to be the first polish from my epic haul to put on my fingers. Even if there’s no sun, this is one of the awesomest and holoest polishes I’ve seen! This is an emerald green linear holo, and the effect is so strong that it’s like looking into another dimension. These pics are taken under a regular light bulb, so you get an idea how intense this will be in the sunlight.

The formula was divine as well, two nice and easy coats are needed for full coverage. And the brush is super comfortable!  It’s flat and square, but not too big, and firm, but not too stiff. Love it!

Now, the secret to effortless holo application is using the right underwear. I’ve used Nfu-Oh Aqua Base, but you could also use other holo-friendly base coats like GOSH Fix Base Coat or Make Up Store Aqua Fix.

The trick is to apply a thin layer of the base coat, if you apply it too thick or unevenly, you’ll get bumps that show under your polish. The base coat goes on kinda milky, and when it’s dried to a thin, clear finish, you’re ready to apply your holographic polish. The Aqua Base grabs on to the holo preventing bald spots and other iffy application issues, and it also increases the wear of holographic polishes.

Laylas can be purchased at Layla’s own site (€11.90 a bottle) or at Harlow & Co ($16 a bottle).
Aqua Fix is available at Viis Ilusalong (€6 a bottle) or at Fabuloustreet ($12.50 a bottle).

 

The week of awesome nail mail!

Lately there have been so many sales, group orders and new collections and indie brands popping up, so I’ve been hauling left and right! Now, the packages are starting to trickle in, and it’s like Christmas and my birthday every day when I check my mailbox. I thought I’d show you a little bottle pic spam of the stuff I’ve recieved this week.

Cult Nails had a sale recently, so I took the opportunity to make my very first order with them. I got Captivated, Enticing and Princess.

 

Noelie just released a new Smitten Polish collection called Confection, inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I got Candy Kisses and Confection from the new collection, Winter Is Coming from the Game of Thrones inspired Ice and Fire set and also Pink Lemonade.

 

Kristi from Happy Hands also has a new collection, this one’s inspired by Arrested Development, and it’s called the “I’ve Made A Huge Mistake!” collection. I’ve only ever seen a few episodes of AD, so I don’t get all the references, but the polishes are just so gorgeous! I got Motherboy and I Just Blue Myself.

 

Another new indie brand for me is Oopsie Daisies made by Cathryn of hot.pink.aurora. She has made a collection inspired by the MMO game Planetside 2. I have no idea what the game is about at all,  but the polishes are super gorgeous! I bought Soldier of Fashion and Cosmic Ruins.

 

And finally, we have three gorgeous holos from the Italian brand Layla. Emerald Divine, Ultra Violet and Misty Blush. I was lucky enough to get in on a forum group order for these, so thanks for all your help, Jess!

 

Now my only problem is trying to choose which awesome polish to wear first! Which one would you pick?

Purchase & updates info:
Cult Nails – Cult Nails, Cult Nails @ Facebook ($10)
Smitten Polish – Noelie’s Nails, Smitten Polish, Smitten @ Facebook ($9)
Happy Hands – Happy Hands, Happy Hands @ Facebook ($8)
Oopsie Daisies – hot.pink.aurora, Oopsie Daisies, Oopsie Daisies @ Facebook ($8)
Layla – Layla Cosmetics (€11.90), Harlow & Co ($16)

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