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!

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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.

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