Monday, August 6, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Skittle Swatches

You may remember when I nearly lost my mind over how gorgeous and holo Layla Misty Blush looked. If you missed it, here's a peek:



Misty Blush has some siblings that aren't too shabby their own selves. Here's the most recent set of colors that was released (just in Europe so far, near as I can tell)—Gold Idol, Emerald Divine, Shock Pink, Red Taboo, Purple Illusion, Cloudy Violet, Misty Blush, Coffee Love.



I wasn't sure I could handle the awesome if I swatched each of these on their own, so I did limited each shade to one or two fingers. Top to bottom below, Gold Idol (quite a greenish gold, I must say), Emerald Divine, Coffee Love, Gold Idol. All two coats over Nfu Oh Aqua Base, no topcoat.

In regular room light:



In full sun:



Blurry artistic shot with evergreen:



And now the warmer tones, top to bottom: Shock Pink, Red Taboo (very much on the pink side of red), Purple Illusion, Cloudy Violet. Same as first set, these are two coats over Nfu Oh Aqua Base, no topcoat. In normal room light:



Full sun:



Full sun with tiny spider visitor:



Since the sun decided to stick around instead of disappearing as it likes to do when I'm swatching, I went ahead and did Skittles of the first set of Laly Hologram Effect colors: Mercury Twilight, Coral Glam, Retro Pink, Ultra Violet, Jade Groove, Mermaid Spell, Ocean Rush, Flash Black.



Left to right below—Coral Glam, Retro Pink, Ultra Violet, Jade Groove. All over Aqua Base; Retro Pink is three coats and the others are two. Room light:



Full sun:



Another angle:



Left to right below—Mermaid Spell, Ocean Rush, Mercury Twilight, Flash Black. All two coats over Aqua Base. Room light:



Full sun:



Bonus rainbows:



Yeah, these are expensive, but they're good value for the money in my opinion—the rainbows per dollar rate is very favorable indeed.

31 comments:

  1. GAH!!!! OMG I love Emerald Divine and Coffee Love and Golden Idol since it is kinda greenish. I am so impressed with Layla and their holos. I can't wait to get my paws on these.

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  2. lol! I love the rainbows per dollar rate! Thanks for the great swatches!

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  3. Wow all of those colors are gorgeous! The holo affects are all so strong! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  4. These are all SO GORGEOUS! I think Cloudy Violet is my favorite.

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  5. OMG Fabulous!!! I don't know how you could stand that much awesomeness. I so wish I could rationalize the price.... lol

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  6. I love all of these even the pink! I dont like a lot of pink but I like this one!

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  7. LOL! Rainbows per dollar...I like that math! These are really fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new ones!

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  8. So much awesomeness in one post... I definitely need to get myself some of these! Thanks for the great swatches, Karen!

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  9. Layla holo polishes are always all so stunning!! ^.^

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  10. Holy holos!!! They are all stunning, I'm so, so glad that we finally have some easily accessible holos that are this awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on the new ones, Coffee Love and Misty Blush are calling my name!!

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  11. These are just stunning!!! Why oh why do they have to be so pricey?

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  12. Hi Karen,
    Not long ago I wrote a blog post about a swap that went wrong, and you suggested to write a postcard to the girl. I think it's a great idea - but would you please help me out with what to write?
    My email is rainbowifyme@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance, I'm very grateful for any help :)

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  13. ahhhhhhhhh, these all look so amazing!

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  14. I died and wen to holo-heaven - OH MY, I'm out of words - it's amazing!!

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  15. Ohhh Karen, do you know how lucky you are ti have your hands on those?! :D I hope you can enjoy them all in full manis! My top 3 of the bunch would be red taboo, ocean rush and coffee love, without a single doubt! I neeeeed them, haha! Great great post!

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  16. Man, I need to get my hands on these already

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  17. Oh dear, lemming so bad! I keep seeing these and it's so hard to resist

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  18. Wow they look stunning, all of them!

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  19. omg holo heaven! i only have one! I can't get myself to spend $15 on a polish!

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  20. Gorgeous holos and gorgeous photos :)

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  21. Love them! However, I'm all worried that your tiny spider might have been a tick......

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  22. omg, i'll dream of these beauties tonight *.*

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  23. I had a good laugh at the rainbow per dollar rate!

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  24. Holy crap! I am in awe of this collection! I would love to own all these holos! Jealous!

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