Layla Ceramic Effects #52

Quick swatch shot from last week’s mani is of Layla Ceramic Effects number 52 – Butterfly Effect. This is a beautiful purple jelly with color shifting flakies. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it. Purple is, after all, my signature color. And it is purple with attitude!!!!

I did one coat of A-England Avalon as underwear so I wouldn’t have to use so much of the Layla as it is hard to find in the states and is a bit pricy. However it can build to an opaque finish. Here I have 2 coats of Butterfly effect. One was enough but two made it sing! The flakies under the jelly gave it such dimension! It has a bit of texture due to the flakies, but a coat of Seche Vite smoothed her right out.

This pic isn’t quite accurate in color. It’s impossible to capture accurately. It’s more purple than it shows here. Simply royal.

I WILL be wearing this one again!



Milani One Coat Glitter

Made it through the eye of Hurricane Isaac unscathed. Went back to work for one shift and broke a nail. Just………….I’m over it.

So we have some shorties to paint for a while, no biggie. Here is a quick and easy mani using Milani’s One Coat Glitter polish in gold. I used some stickers from the nail care section of Walmart made for easy French tips over a coat of China Glaze base coat. Then topped with three, yes three! coats of Seche Vite, as this glitter polish absolutely devours top coat.


This gold sparkles like crazy in the sun. Simple and elegant, but also sparkly and unique.