Weekly Nail - The Dainty Squid

Weekly Nail

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Supplies used...
Layla Hologram in Mercury Twilight
Zoya Dove
Seche Vite as a top coat

First let me start by mentioning that it seems really weird to just blog about a solid color like this, with no design or anything. But this polish is SO gorgeous, I couldn't not share!

I bought this hologram nail polish around a month ago after seeing it at Ulta. We were looking for hair dye and of course, I had to check out all their nail polishes. I immediately snatched this stuff up and was drooling over how pretty it was. I've been looking for a hologram nail polish forever, and couldn't find any that were exactly what I wanted at a decent price so I knew this bottle would be perfect. But then I saw the price tag...I have some issues paying $15 a bottle for nail polish. So I put it back and left without it. A week or so later I was still thinking about this beautiful hologram polish when I got an amazon gift card and figured it was worth a shot since I couldn't stop dreaming of how pretty it'd be on my fingers. So I ordered it and waited impatiently until the mail man brought me my new polish.

It takes a ton of coats to get it to look like this, at least eight or nine if you don't paint your nails gray underneath (I used Zoya Dove) to start with. Even with the gray you're still looking at four or so coats of the hologram polish. The good thing is that is dries very quickly so you won't be sitting there much longer than any other time you do your nails.

The other down fall to this polish is it chips very quickly. No matter what I put underneath or what I coated it with in the end I had a hard time getting it to last more than one full day.

Despite all the negatives to this polish (the cost, lots of coats and very quick chipping) I still find myself using it quite often. I cannot get over how awesome it looks, especially in the sunlight. These pictures don't even begin to do the polish justice, it's absolutely stunning.
Anyone else own any of the Layla Hologram polishes? How do you like them?
xoxo

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26 thoughts

  1. I really like the hologram polishes. I also appreciate your detailed tutorial because I've considered purchasing it. I'm terrible on my nails besides the fact I occasionally bite them. :o/ So this helps give me a little additional information regarding my choice. Either way, your nails look GREAT!

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  2. It does look fantastic and I like that it's quick drying! I haven't ever used one of them but if I spot them about I mau give them a try.

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  3. wooow this colour looks SO awesome!

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  4. love it! looks really beautiful :)

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  5. I have a similar one, Sally Hansen Crystal Ball but my gripe with that one is that it didn't really sparkle once you had it on. I'm going to have to try this one, well, when I can afford it! ;]

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  6. I was debating getting this or just making my own polish with some spectraflair.

    I get bored of plain colors so quickly I always go back to glitters and metallics/foil finishes, so this would be perfect for me.

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  7. This is my favorite! What a gorgeous color.
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  8. I have one by Nfu Oh, I got it on viis.ee eshop.
    I use an aquabase instead of the usual base and it really hepls :)It prevents bald spots!
    Have you ever tried braided nails? It's a really cute and easy nail art, you have to try it :)

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    1. I'd never heard of braided nails, those look super awesome. I will definitely be trying that out.

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  9. Ah I have a nail polish that looks like this! Isn't it absolutely amazing? <3 I've got one from KOH, normally WAY too expensive for me but I just needed this bottle! I tried it with lilac nail polish, super pretty combo! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/irdaphh/7347870836/in/photostream)

    I need to polish my nails again, I just keep forgetting it. >w<

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  10. Oh wow, it looks adorable ! ! ! ! ! !
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    http://www.facebook.com/CoeursDeFoxes

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  11. It looks pretty awesome. But for that price I'd want it to stay much longer.

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  12. That's such a nice metallic color!

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  13. Hi Kaylah!
    I love your blog, and your pictures. You are an amazing photographer, and you have a great sense of style!
    I've been wondering what state you live in, and I hope this doesn't sound too weird because I couldn't think of any way to make it sound less stalker-like. The reason why i'm asking is because all your pictures outside are so green and meadow-like, it seems like a beautiful place to visit for a summer vacation!
    Thanks, (:

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    1. It's not weird at all to ask! I live in Ohio.

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  14. Such an amazing color! Wish i was able to paint my nails more often :)

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  15. My Ulta didn't even have these polishes priced. I figured they couldn't be more than $8 or $9 so I picked up the teal and black holographic ones, plus a few more bottles in other brands. When I went to pay for everything, my total came to $62! I really didn't want to pay that much for 6 (i think it was 6) bottles of polish, but I was too embarrassed/shy to say anything so I just paid the $62. I really like them even though they erode off the tips really quickly. I just tape my nails off and paint the tips with another color.

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    1. Oh my gosh, how horrible!

      Taping and painting another color on the tips is such a smart idea! I will definitely be doing that next time.
      :)

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  16. OMG, I love anything holographic. NEED to get!

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  17. Beautiful! Got to ask, how do you get your nails to look so picture perfect? I always go over the edge of the cuticle, especially on the left hand since I'm right handed. I like to polish my own nails instead of stick ons. Maybe I need a magnifier!

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  18. Looking so beautiful nails....just love the color....it's really awesome.

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  19. The only hologram polish I have is from Essence and it's a top coat that you can add over any colour for a cool hologram look. I love Essence polish, it's very affordable, they don't test on animals and they always follow all the cool new nail polish trends. I only ever need at most 3 coats with them, usually only 2.

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