My Christmas mani… I couldn’t decide what polish to wear this Christmas. Is it so hard to just pick one or two Christmas-y shades, you ask? Well, yes!
What I did know for sure was that I wanted to have a silver chrome accent nail. I used Metal Chrome by Layla. After 2 fails it finally turned out the way I wanted. What a pain! Seriously.
I thought it would be a great idea to use a ridge filler as my base coat for a smooth and mirror like finish. Ugh… bald spots all over the place. Was it the ridge filler that caused that? So second try was a regular base coat over the ridge filler. Fail! Finally I decided to use an aqua base coat as my base. Hooray! A chrome accent nail after all… Phewww…
Chrome polish is awesome but sadly doesn’t last long. These photo’s were taken the day after application and you already can see some tip wear *sad face*.
On to the next challenge… what polish to wear? Red Christmas sweater, red lips so that means red nails. Christmas means sparkles all over so I went with number 10 from the Red Show Collection by Dance Legend. Love! It’s so incredibly sparkly when the light hits it. Tadaaa…And here’s a photo of both hands to show you the absolutely beautiful handmade (!) silver ring! This ring is handmade by my sweet friend Brijit and gifted to me for Christmas. Thank you so much honey! I love it! Check out her shop to view all her handmade jewellery pieces! 🙂
Ever since the mirror effect polishes are going around I doubted to try them because I was afraid that it would show every ridge and every imperfection on my nails. That was before I spotted the Mirror Effect polishes by LAYLA. I bought Purple Diva and a ridge filler (by Essie) and gave it a go:
SOLD! For some reason it looks like a pink/purple gradient. How cool is that! I used one coat of ridge filler, two coats on my middle finger because that nail has more and deeper ridges. Then I added two coats of Purple Diva. The formula is on the thin side but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. What I did learned is that it’s better to use the 3-stripes method instead of going over it multiple times. If you do go over it again it will drag and leave bald spots.
A little more precision while applying will result in a lovely eye catching manicure. I’ll definitely pick up the metal chrome polish from this collection soon. I’m sold.
Are you getting tired of the thermal trend yet? I’m not! I love to ‘play’ with thermal polishes. The more reason to love Petra from Pretty Polish even more when she added this brand to her shop! Woo hoo!
Here’s Bordeaux to Red (thermo effect)!
I’ve used two coats, no top coat for the pictures below. It has a semi matte, rubber-isch finish. The formula is on the thick side but that didn’t gave me any problems with applying. It is extremely pigmented.
Cold: Transition:Warm:It seems that I have very cold hands because during the day it’s mostly bordeaux. That makes sense because I always feel cold easily. Therefore the bright red color got lost extremely fast. Anyhoo.. I love this! This is my very first LAYLA polish and I’m sold 😀
What do you think of this? Do you have any LAYLA polishes?