It’s more than I can do to write this post without pointing out the horrible spelling of a beautiful name.  It’s only my opinion so cool it with the evils oh “Layla’s” of the world.  But just so you know, it’s L.E.I.L.A.  Ok?

Anyway, back to the polishes… I’m just gonna let the pictures do the talking here.

Coral Glam

Mercury Twilight

Flash Black

Layla is an Italian brand of which I know practically nothing about.  Each shade shown above was a quick-drying three coater.  Wear was fairly crappy despite the nail prep (you’re supposed to buff the nail beds to a ridge-free shine before applying).  Admittedly, I didn’t experience chipping but I did have tip wear by the end of the first day (tried both with and without a top coat).  Still, when something is this beautiful – you tend to be a little more lenient on it no?

The bottles are 10ml each and the holographic effect is beautifully dramatic in each of them.  You should note that although Flash Black looks a touch duller than the other two, it’s only because the sun was starting to set by the time I was able to take photos.  Poor Flash Black, it’s just as a vibrantly blingy in real life.

Do you like these?

I paid £11.25 for each of these and bought them online from Simply Occasions, who I believe is the only UK stockist.

16 Responses to “LAYLA Hologram Effect Nail Polish in Coral Glam, Mercury Twilight and Flash Black”

  1. Anitacska says:

    Oh my God, I’ve been trying to find proper holographic polishes for ages! These are a bit pricey, but I must get some, especially as the GOSH holographic polish is now selling for about 30 quid on eBay!

  2. Charlie says:

    Epic holographics. Love!

  3. Robyn says:

    Flash Black!!! Swoon!

  4. Amy says:

    Wow, these are just beautiful!! x

  5. Laynie says:

    To improve wear, try this:

    Base coat with whatever base coat you like. Something grippy.
    A coat or two of the holo polish of your choice.
    A top coat of something awesome like Seche Vite, or the like…
    And finally, another coat of your holo polish of choice.

    The resulting sandwich has all the sticking and staying power of your normal manicures, with all the holo goodness of not wearing any topcoat at all! Holos usually chip on me within an hour or two of application, but I finally figured out a method to keep ’em on. I’ve had Glitter Gal holographic on all week, and only chipped an edge because I was determined to get into a plastic package!

  6. Liza says:

    WOW those are amazing, love the first one especially!

  7. I need them ALL. I’m such a sucker for holo polishes.

  8. gio says:

    Wow! They are all gorgeous!

  9. Cotton Candy says:

    wow, very beautiful! I like Coral Glam the most !!!^_^

  10. Lily says:

    OH MY GOD. I think I need ‘Flash Black’ in my life.

    I have the same reaction when people spell my name ‘Lilly’ – argh, it doesn’t even look right, WHY DO THEY DO IT?!

  11. kelly says:

    Have you tried A-England polishes yet? They have some stunning holos!

  12. glitterigirl says:

    These look absolutely amazing, I love the fact that there’s something other than a silver version. I’ve got the GOSH holographic polish + I can’t get through one day without it chipping horrendously so might see if these are any better. I’m gonna try Laynie’s tip too to see if I can get my GOSH to last longer.

  13. Megan says:

    They are lush! The best holographic polishes I have found are China Glaze. I’m from the UK and I ordered them from and they are really really cheap. I have used the site a few times for quite large China Glaze hauls and I recommend them. I hope they still do them, but the site is still worth a look for some serious drooling, lol! x

  14. Chelsea says:

    Just bought the bottom two (I’m a copy-cat I know). I hope they’re worth it 😀

  15. Jayne says:

    Oh wow, I just love these, I’m very tempted to purchase.

  16. Maria says:

    I have the Layla Mercury Twilight. Got it from Amazon a few months ago. My first Holo. A bit pricey and I am not sure it was really worth it. Looks awesome in the sun and you could still see the holo effect inside under normal lighting but looked the same as any other silver shimmer under the florescent lights at my work. Kind of a bummer.
    Anyway, You have to be fast and apply it in thin layers or it gets streaky. My mani with this lasted almost 8 hours before it peeled off in sheets. I will be trying Laynie’s layering technique next time to see if it helps.
    I am going to try other brands of holos to see if they are any better. I would like the holo effect to show up under my work lights and I would like better performance for the money.

Leave a Reply


A little catch up (and an excuse to talk about my holiday)

I’ve been away!  Did you miss me?  Of course not, because you were kept in extremely good company thanks to my brilliant guest bloggers last …

La Femme Baked Bronzer

My bargainous baked bronzer turned up today, hoorah!  Bronzer is something that scares me.  Being so pale and uninteresting I screw it up on a regular …

La Bougie Candles: Rockrose & Oudh, divine!

Never judge a book by its cover, or so they say… Which tends to make one automatically assume that ugly things shall all be amaze …

Vamping it up! Dark lips for Autumn/Winter

It’s that time of the year again… dark lips are gonna be out in force! I wanna know how you wear a great dark lip?  …

GIVEAWAY - Smell like a Sugababe!

It’s Monday morning and to lighten the inevitable back-to-work blues, Lipglossiping has teamed up with the people behind the new Sugababes fragrances to offer three …

By Terry's Terry de Gunzburg launches her first fragrance collection

Most of you will be familiar with the premium beauty range from makeup artist Terry de Gunzburg, the SpaceNK staple has had the blogging world …

We have a winner (that was quick!)

You’re all far too nerdy!  Put those makeup brushes down and go get some fresh air! Well done to Nina who correctly guessed Ben Nye …

Ancienne Ambiance – Christmas Pillar Candles

Last month, I introduced you to luxury good purveyors Ancienne Ambiance and their wonderful Autumnal candle that brought a rich, comforting amber to the table. …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: Barbara Daly Pirate NOTD

This little polish spoke to me a couple of weeks ago when I was in my local Tesco (ok, not local – I especially went …

Schwarzkopf OSiS Mess Up Texture Matt Gum

There’s something about textured hair.  I wants it.  Once my hair is washed and dried… it’s a fluffball.  A flat fluffball.  No volume at the …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads