From Layla’s website:
Thanks to the special thickness that “Ceramic Effect” from Layla leaves on your nails, you’ll have shiny and very smooth nails. “Ceramic Effect” doesn’t need a base coat before application. Dries rapidly.
What I liked:
- good color payoff with shiny finish
- dry rapidly
- formula is very easy to work with, no streaks
- Big 3 free
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- the black shade chips quickly
- some base coats may make them apply streaky but I didn’t have this problem at all
As promised, here’s the second part of the review of the Layla Ceramic Effect nail polishes (for the first part, click here). The shades I’m gonna show you today are all dark and intense so, even though Layla says you can use them without a base coat (remember that some base coats work better than others with these polishes), I preferred to apply one anyway.
N.10 is a gorgeous dark, forest green with a shiny finish. Not too light but not too dark either I find this shade is very wearable and perfect for the upcoming season. The color payoff’s good and you only need to apply two coats for a smooth and opaque finish.
N.13 is a beautiful, deep, dark blue. The most pigmented of the 3, this requires only one coat for an opaque, very shiny finish. This is one of my fave colors I’ve tried from Layla as this true blue is so intense and easy to work with. And just in case you’re wondering, it’s the light that makes each nail look a bit different. I’m sorry I don’t have a better photo to show you.
N.15 is a black shade with some subtle dark purple undertones. I think the color’s very sexy, vampy but classy. This needed two coats and it has a slightly shiny finish too. Unfortunately, while all the other Layla nail polishes I tried started chipping after 4 days without a protective top coat, this chipped, and pretty badly too, on the second day. It’s a shame cos the color’s beautiful. If you wanna try it, a good top coat is a must with this.
Like the other Ceramic Effect polishes, these too have a formula that’s easy to work with: a bit thick but still fluidy and creamy, it spreads evenly without streaking. And because it is auto-leveling, if you make any mistakes, they smooth themselves down on their own, leaving your nails smooth and shiny. And they all dry in just a few minutes too!
Available at: Layla counters
Overall, Layla Ceramic Effect Nail Polishes have great color payoff that only requires one or two coats for an opaque and shiny finish, apply smoothly without streaking (at least with most base coats), are Big 3 free and inexpensive. They all last 4 days without a top coat, apart from the black one. That one chips pretty soon (on the second day).