Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish is Seriously Deep
You’ve probably heard of gel nail polish by now. It’s a type of nail polish, usually set with a UV light, that’s supposed to last a lot longer than traditional nail polish.
Well, plenty of nail polish brands are coming out with their own at-home gel nail polishes, and Layla is no exception. Thus, I’ve reviewed for you their new Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish line.
Today, I’ve got two shades of Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish, and they don’t need a UV light. That’s one thing I can leave off my to-do list!
On my left hand, we’ve got the deep blood red of Extravagant.
This is such a lovely, deep color. The gel nail polish goes on nice and thick, and you can tell right away that it isn’t your typical nail polish. The above picture is just two coats of the polish.
On my right hand, we have the deep and royal Smooth Purple.
You can see that these two shades are very similar. From far away, they look the same, but up close you can see the subtle shade difference. This one also has only two coats.
Hello, pretty colors!
But, does it last two weeks?
While this stuff goes on beautifully and gives you a rock hard, top quality manicure that dries super quickly, the real test is the staying power.
After all, most people choose a gel manicure because it lasts longer than regular nail polish.
The nails on my right hand (my main hand) lasted 6 days before chipping.
The nails on my left hand lasted 8 days before chipping.
While that is indeed longer than many brands of traditional nail polish, it didn’t last the two weeks that you’d expect from a gel manicure. Granted, I didn’t use a top coat because they say it’s optional. Perhaps it would last a lot longer with one.
Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish: The Final Verdict
While it may not last as long as you’d expect, these gel nail polishes are still really high quality. They have deep, beautiful color, glide on smooth and dry quickly to a rock hard finish. Plus, they still last a bit longer than most traditional nail polishes. For these reasons, I give the Layla Gel Effect Nail Polishes a…
You can pick these up at Zappos for $15 a piece.