I was all thrilled about swatching my LAYLA METAL CHROME 01, and I was right! It really turned out to be as amazing as I had figured it to be! At first I went like: "Ok, that's just a silver", but it's not. It's really magical, and shines like crazy! Its brightness makes me blind even now that it's dark outside and I have my artificial light on. It smells a little weird, so let's say I don't want to know what's inside it, but it feels like having some chrome mercury on your nails and, as you will see from one picture, I can really almost reflect my image in it and use my nails as portable mirrors now!!
The only issue or, well, something that I found weird while applying it, is that when you give the second hand of varnish, in order to fill the second half of your nail with colour, the part that gets in contact with the former applyed product, makes it come away and leaves your nail spotted out, as if youwere trying to paint over some oil. But then again, it really is sufficient to wait for the first coat to dry a little, and with second coat all issues disappear and your nail is as smooth as a mirror. It really gives a great result, and dries Super Quickly!!
Same thing with the CERAMIC EFFECT n.41 (yellow), which looks astonishing and dries in no time. I've only done my little ring fingers with that, but after the design they look like some antiques ceramic vases or dishes haha! True, I can't wait to try it more properly. This is nothing like a regular polish or a regular yellow. Looks like a lemon cake very bright yellow, and is super neat and easy to apply. Just one coat, and you are done. Amazing.
Not the cheapest, but totally worth it. Now I want more Laylas!!! Never seen anything drying so fast!!
But I have discovered some cruelty-free lacquers and beauty products in my pharmacy today, so I think my next shopping will be in that direction. Can't wait to have a thoughtful talk with our pharmacy doc and attendant friend, one of these days!
..Oh! And I DIDN'T top coated it!! I tried on one of my pinkies (bet you can't guess which one it is from the pics), but I really felt like it was useless, so I just top coated accent nails, which became even better that way.
The look I went for, is suuuuuuper duper easy, and was inspired to me by Teacher Robyn Moses in this video. It didn't came out as I hoped it to, but I really like the almost-french upper line, and all the swirls thing, I've always liked to drow swirls. I just went on with my sparkly dark blue nail-art pen.
And here are the Oh So Many pics: