Just a quickie today lovelies as I’m dashing out to meet my friend for dinner and then off to see another friend to celebrate her birthday. I’ve just filmed a video for my youtube channel which I’ll edit and upload over the weekend so stay tuned for that but for now, I wanted to share with you this gorgeous nail colour that I’ve been wearing from an Italian brand called Layla.
This is one of the Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish colours in 06 Power Red and I’ve got to say, for someone who isn’t mad on the colour red, I really like it. It is a very true red, not too orange, not too brown or pink, a true almost blood like red. Powerful as the name would suggest.
The formula of this nail polish is actually different to any other that I’ve tried before, especially ones labelled as having a gel effect. Usually those ones are quite thick and have a very high shine to them whereas this one actually has an incredibly runny, thin consistency and surprisingly, this isn’t a bad thing at all.
It has an incredibly smooth texture that literally glides effortlessly onto the nails and makes the nails even look smooth and perfected. The drying time is pretty average, nothing stand out but I did think that it would dry more quickly because of the super thin formula. Two coats are needed to achieve the perfect red nail and it lasts around 3 to 4 days without chipping, which is quite good going when you’re typing and tapping away all day on a phone or keyboard! My nails did look shiny after using the polish but I wouldn’t say that they looked like I had gel on them, as usually gel nails or gel effect nail polishes have a thicker, glossier finish which this didn’t but I do still really like it and would recommend it if you’re looking for a true red shade.
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