Saturday, July 28, 2012


Layla Holographic nail polish in Retro Pink:

I don't have a water-based base coat, and when I tried one of these polishes without base coat, it stained my nails.  So this time I started with one coat of Gelous, followed by one coat of Color Club Fashion Addict - a lavender polish that is supposed to be holographic, but really isn't.  It has kind of a chalky finish, so I thought it might be good under this polish.  I was able to get away with 2 coats of this polish, but there are some mild patchy areas on my right hand.  I topped the whole thing off with a coat of Seche Vite

When I used one of these Layla holographics without base coat, the polish chipped on the first day - no surprise there.  I did this manicure yesterday morning, and it's still pretty intact this afternoon - just a tiny bit of tip wear.  I'm thinking I may stamp it later, because my mail lady brought me the new set of Bundle Monster stamps yesterday - yay!


  1. ♥ this color! Just my style!
    Your nails are glamorous!

    1. I jinxed myself! Got a big chip about an hour after I wrote this!

  2. I LOVE holos!! I tried my Milani holo-ish polish with no base coat and it made no difference. I started looking, and apparently a method called top coat sandwiching (jelly sandwich, top coat sandwich... what's with us polish people?) works well and helps with chipping. You use holo polish, top coat, holo polish. I've seen some do a 2nd top coat then polish layer.

    I've got another holo that is very linear, so I'm going to try the sandwich method with it soon.

    1. Because sandwiches are yummy!

      I will try this method, in hopes that it solves the bald spot issue. Interestingly, I have zero problems with the China Glaze holos I have - their formula is fantastic!


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