Thursday, April 26, 2012

layla hologram effect - flash black swatch

even though my nails are cut down to shit at the moment i thought i'd go ahead and post this, i might just go ahead and start posting swatches even though they are so short.

the color on this is amazing in person.  it doesn't look like it could be a nail polish.

applying it is a bit wonky.  if the brush drags too much you'll get a spot that turns out thin, so i found if the brush is just barely glided over it tends to cover better.

i'm in love with this...

cult nails - let's get nekkid collection

i finished ordering the rest of this set and received my package last week, just now getting around to posting pictures.  i did get a 2nd bottle of toxic seaweed as a backup.  it's a gorgeous color, limited edition and sold out on cult nails.  i have worn baker and swanbourne already. the application is great, they each covered in 2 thin-ish coats.  these all have really pretty sparkles in them.  you can kinda see the gold flecks the pictures below.  i don't normally go for neutral colors, but the ones i've tried so far look really nice once applied.

i did also pick up the get it on/wicked fast base and topcoat set.  these are probably the best base/topcoats i've ever used. they are very thin, but the consistency goes on quite well.  there's no shrinkage with wicked fast like what i get with seche vite.  i have tried it with wicked fast first then seche vite over the top and got the most glassy finish.   i will definitely continue to use these two products.

probably next week i'll start posting swatch pics since my nails are already starting to grow out from being cut all the way down.

here's pics of the collection: