Layla introduced a line of textured polishes called Softouch Effect ALL the way back in 2012, before everybody else introduced theirs. There are different types of finishes within the Softouch Effect line. I've got four to show you today. Molto bella!
First up is Layla Softouch Effect #5, also known as Cherry Diva.
#5 Cherry Diva is a deep rose with a hint of peach. It has a fantastically serious gold shimmer and a suede finish. This one has a wonderful application and is very easy to work with...quite the opposite of a diva. :) The photos show 3 coats of #5 Cherry Diva and no top coat. Can you tell it loves the camera? ;) This is one gorgeous polish...and yep, I don't own anything else like it.
Next I have Layla Softouch Effect #3, also known as Stone.
How unusual is this one? #3 Stone is a grey with a hint of taupe and a lavender shimmer. It dries to a soft, velvety finish. I used 2 coats for the photos and no top coat. The formula on #3 Stone is a little thin, but it's still easy to work with and any cleanup required pretty much just flecks right off.
Third on today's feature is the vampy side of Layla, #8 Fire It Up.
It's a four alarm fire!! Look at that red! #8 Fire It Up is BOLD and bright, and in real life it looks slightly more the color of tomato paste. Bollente!! This one dries to a matte satin finish...but *danger, Will Robinson!!*...you CAN make a mess with Fire It Up. I used 3 coats and still had my trademark visible nail line, but I promise you won't. :)
My last Softouch Effect today is both textured and neon! Feast your eyes on #4, also known as Neon Pink.
Such a beautiful pink! Yes PINK!! Seriously, this is so pretty. #4 Neon Pink has an intense silver shimmer and an ever-so-slight blue undertone. And sure enough, there's the VNL after 3 coats, but you all have pretty much stopped paying attention to that, right? Good. This one dries not as satin matte as Fire It Up but not as suede as Cherry Diva. Uhhh...what would that be? Polyester? Heh heh...
If you hurry, and by that I mean get your purse right NOW and head to Ulta, you could still possibly find one of these beauties on the clearance shelf. But if you prefer to point and click your way into nail polish heaven, Layla polishes can be found in limited quantities on Ebay and Amazon. But Ninja Polish is your best bet for selection. Layla is good stuff, and I'm really disappointed that my second home Ulta isn't going to carry the brand anymore. :(
Do you like any of these color/finishes? Do you have many/any Layla Softouch Effect polishes? And have you all figured out yet why I love pink?? GRRR!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a lovely day! :)