Saturday, January 12, 2013

Layla Ceramic Effect - The Butterfly Effect

So this polish stood out the most to me of all the new Layla's they have at Ulta.  There is something about flakies that I almost always can't resist.  I can't be the only one!  Anyways, I couldn't resist this one.  This one is #52 The Butterfly Effect.  The Butterfly Effect is a deep purple jelly with flakies that flash gold, green and rust.

As you will see in these pics, I've worn this polish three times already.  Two times of which were back to back mani's with different base coats.  

The first time I wore it was I think at the end of Nov, and I obviously have longer nails here.  If I remember correctly, I wore this over Rimmel's Hard Edged.  While I liked the combo, it kinda just looked like I was wearing a clear flakie coat over a dark color.  Nothing too special.

The Butterfly Effect over Rimmel's Hard Edged

The second time I wore it was this Tuesday.  I pared it over Milani's Deep Thoughts (which by the way is GORGEOUS, I found it earlier this week on clearance!).

This was an AWESOME combo!  

BTW, the lighting in the work bathroom did awesome things to this polish!  It was perfect, now if it didn't change the color of the next combo I would be happy.

 The next combo I tried the very next day was with Cult Nails Flushed.  Ugg, this was was even better!  I couldn't stop staring at my nails!

And yes, I did have to change some of the settings on my camera to get this one color accurate.  I really am not jaundiced like this! 

I was able to get a natural light pic of this.  I really wanted the gorgeous purple base of this to come through, without using multiple coats of the polish.  Flushed really worked well with this.  I *almost* wore this polish a third day when I wanted to see what this would look like over Zoya Zara.  But maybe next week!!


  1. Love it! I definitely need to pick it up now that I see your swatches. Can't resist the flakies either...

  2. I am such a fan of flakies! This is lovely in all of the combinations you tried!


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