Friday, July 27, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Misty Blush

I was super excited to see earlier this year that Layla was going to release eight more shades in the their Hologram Effect line (I heard it from The Holo Queen, my go to source for all things holographic). Thanks to a friend who figured out how to buy directly from the Layla website and kindly let me piggyback on her order, I got the new colors without having to wait for a stateside supplier to stock them. (I could fill my cart on the Layla site, but actually checking out, not so much. Even with the help of Google Translate, there were some boxes I didn't know how to fill in.)

Today I've got what I think is the star of the new octect, Misty Blush. This a plummy brownish purple linear holo. I applied two coats of it over Nfu Oh Aqua Base. (I bought the Layla Hologram Effect Base File ages ago but am hesitant to try it lest I get carried away and weaken my nails with too much buffing, so Aqua Base it is.) Even in the soft filtered illumination of my lightbox, you can see all the colors peeking out from this.





Next to a window, but still indoors, things get a little more vibrant:



Outside in the sun? Holy crap, look at the rainbows!







Sometimes the rainbows are bright and sometimes they're more subtle, but they are never far away. A tilt of the hand and boom!





Standing inside with sunlight filtering through a window works too. Is there a corner of your bedroom where the late afternoon light hits at a comfortable height for you to just stand there admiring your nail polish? If so, put on Misty Blush and go there and enjoy the show.



When I put this on, it was just supposed to be a swatching session, where I'd take some pictures and move on to the next polish. But I just couldn't remove it off right away. I had to wear it a while and admire it in more lighting conditions, then take photos in odd places at odd angles, like on my laptop keyboard and my kitchen table.





Obviously, I recommend you get this one if you can. I am hoping Ulta and AveYou.com will get this second set like they did the first ones. I did see these new colors listed at NinjaPolish.com but shown as out of stock.

Let me leave you now with more rainbows...



Have a great weekend, everyone!

32 comments:

  1. ooooh pretty. Like the colour of this one. Not your usually holo shade. Like the dusky tone it has.

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  2. WOW! That is gorgeous! I am hoping Ulta gets the new shades, a few of them are calling my name.

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  3. AMAZING!!! I have yet to try out one of these. I'm too lazy to order aqua base and don't feel like buffing my nails.....

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  4. Oh WOOOW, amazing effect, it's the first brownish holo I have seen with that strong effect...

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  5. i love it, good holo always makes my day :-D

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  6. That's a beautiful holo! I can see why you took so many pictures! :D

    ~ Yun

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  7. I need to get this. This is just rainbow-licious! WOW!

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  8. I love these!!! I just wish they didn't chip so fast!

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  9. One of my all time favorite holos <3
    Looks great on you too!

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  10. I want all of these! Great pics & thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. Oh my gosh- the sun pictures took my breath away! Gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on these Layla Hologram polishes!! I'm also SUPER CRAZY EXCITED (all caps absolutely necessary to convey my excitement there...) for the Layla mirror effect polishes on the horizon. They look like they'll be the best chrome lacquers ever made. Layla has really been bringing it!

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  12. ohh yes.. this is my must have from the new batch of layla holos. stunning! <333

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  13. Oh you know when you need something from Italy just yell at me! I'll gladly help :)
    From the new colours I only bought Coffee but I haven't tried it yet!

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  14. I really want a Layla holo, they look gorgeous! Your photo in the sunlight made me drool

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  15. Wow, that looks like a super strong holo! I don't have any Laylas... I think I'll have to change that soon!

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  16. Holy crap is right! I think I may have to splurge this time around....

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  17. Wow! Its beautiful! Lucky you being able to get it early...hopefully the new colours will make it this side of the pond soon!

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  18. Great pick! I'm tempted to get at least one of these...my sister loves holos and I know she's going to end up with one :)

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  19. :D Really beautiful! I must be ashamed, as I'm Italian but don't own any Layla holos so far. But sooner or later I'll add some to my holo collection (I'm really attracted by special shades like this one, not the usual pink-silver-purple holo).
    BTW in case you need a free ITA-ENG translator (more polish-specialized than Google translator) just mail me or tweet me :-)

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  20. That is gorgeous! I was always wondering if it's worth spending the extra for these-I just may need to get me some!

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