Hello, here's the second instalment for the amazing Layla Mirror Effects, which will include shades 05-08 (Purple Diva, Red Hot, Metal Plum & Black As Ebony). You can find swatches of Part I here.
As before, I have 2 coats of the Layla Mirror Effects for swatches shown below, with no base coat or top coat.
05 Purple Diva. A darker version of Cosmo Lilac (02).
06 Red Hot. This one has the most confusing name in my opinion. Honestly, I can't find any red hue in it, let alone 'hot'! It's more of a mauve shade for me.
07 Metal Plum. A dusty purple with a brown hue. I find this very special.
08 Black As Ebony. A charcoal chrome.
Here's my thoughts for this collection.
* These Mirror Effects dried to an almost brush free finish. I took these photos using a macro lens which blew everything up. In real life, you will get a smooth chrome finish and any brush stroke is hardly noticeable at all! They are true chromes!
* These polishes are really unforgiving, accentuating every imperfections on your nails. Before trying them, I thought I don't have much of a ridge problem but I was so wrong! A good old buff or ridge-filling base is essential before applying these polishes.
* I wish they could offer a wider choice of colours, like green and gold. There are just too many pinks and purples in this collection.
* Although I haven't put them to the tests yet, I can imagine using them as stamping polishes since they are SO pigmented! It always bothered me that I did not have the famous China Glaze Millennium in my stash, now I can safely say that Metal Chrome shall fill that void!
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