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Layla The Butterfly Effect Swatches and Nail Art

Yay! my first post of 2014! Happy new year everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas!

Today I have a stunning polish to show you and a bit of nail art too. I recently purchased Layla the butterfly effect from Sally Magpies. This polish really seemed to catch my eye with gorgeous colour shifting flakies in a purple jelly base, perfect! I originally thought I might have to use a base colour first but actually it's just amazing without. I used two coats for the swatches below, although they were rather thick coats. I wasn't a fan of the brush for some reason, I didn't find it easy to paint neatly with but the formula was great.

I added a layer of HK Girl topcoat (which is definitely now my new favourite topcoat!) to make it super glossy. I also wanted to try out the polish Matte too as I know flakies look amazing matte! I really liked the effect, but I think glossy is my favourite in person at least.

Seeing as the polish is named the butterfly effect, I couldn't resist finishing with some butterfly wing nail art! I stamped using MoYou London Pro Collection 05 plate and Konad black and then added dots using Color Club Eternal Beauty and Cloud Nine.

What do you think of this polish, have you tried it? I've decided that for my new year's resolution I'm going to make sure I blog more, comment more and get back into freehand nail art, so watch this space :)

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Sarah Created on: 1/4/2014 12:33 PM
Wow, this is such a gorgeous polish, and looks amazing on your nails! I prefer it shiny too. Sooo sparkly! X
Nada Najafi Created on: 1/4/2014 1:55 PM
Thats such a pretty colour! :) I love it on your nails! xox
Char Created on: 1/4/2014 2:24 PM
Thanks so much Sarah and Nada <3
I'm so glad I bought this polish xx
Emilly Created on: 1/5/2014 6:06 AM
I love the nail polish, so perfect.
And the nail art, it's amazing!

Char Created on: 1/5/2014 6:12 AM
Thank you Emilly :) xx
Becca Created on: 1/5/2014 7:10 AM
Can't get over how beautiful this is! Stunning x
Char Created on: 1/6/2014 12:12 PM
Thank you Becca :) x
CC Created on: 1/8/2014 1:19 AM
WOW Char!! Woww!!! This polish is an art!! The color is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks more stunning in your nails!! I'm soo happy that you said you'll blog more! Yeay! That's made my day :D xx
Nootan Created on: 1/11/2014 10:13 AM
What a gorgeous polish - looks great on your nails! I've thought of getting it before but it was out of stock when I checked. This is similar to the Max Factor Fantasy Fire though - is that right?
Char Created on: 1/11/2014 1:51 PM
Aww thanks CC! :D xx

Thank you Nootan! I don't own fantasy fire so can't say for sure, but I think this is more opaque and has bigger flakies from the swatches I've seen.  Both look gorgeous though :) xx
Emma Greenwood Created on: 1/14/2014 1:34 PM
I have no words. Just ooohhhs and ahhhhhs :) xx
Hines Created on: 1/26/2014 11:45 PM
AFAIC th'ats the best answer so far!
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