Friday, December 20, 2013

My Christmas Favorites from Layla: Killing Red and Green Galaxy

Hey everybody!   Wow, it's certainly getting close to Christmas.  My head still thinks it's June. :/  Oh well, that won't stop me from wearing my festive Christmas polishes!  Today I am featuring a couple of Layla Ceramic Effects, 53 and 54...also known as Killing Red (mmm-kay) and Green Galaxy, respectively.


Layla Ceramic Effect 53 is a delicious apple red jelly with flakies.  I would say it had me at jelly, but then it REALLY had me at flakies. :)


Killing Red's jelly formula was a bit thin and you can certainly see Mr. Vaneli (visible nail line) peeking through, but it looks worse in photos than in real life.  I used two coats for the photos.  The flakies apply well and evenly and give a lovely, fiery, orange-gold glow.  Ahhhh...reminds me of a yule log. ;)



My other Layla Ceramic Effect that positively screams "O CHRISTMAS TREE!" is #54, Green Galaxy.



Galaxy Green is a beautiful deep emerald green.  It's one of those greens that looks slightly blackened.  Green Galaxy is positively packed with green glitters of all sizes.  Especially pretty in this one are the micro glitters...they make this polish twinkle like a little star. :)


I applied two coats of Green Galaxy for the photos.  This is also a jelly, but it covers more thoroughly than Killing Red.  Either than, or Mr. Vaneli was tired of showing up for so many of my photos. :D




How do you like these true Christmas colors?  Layla Ceramic Effect polishes are lovely and long wearing.  Unfortunately, Ulta has stopped carrying them, but Ninja Polish carries an excellent selection of Layla.

Funny story about these two polishes...they were a Christmas gift from my sister last year.  My family, unusual beings that we are, never writes the correct "from whom" names on present tags.  We have done that for as long as I can remember.  We usually like to drop some sort of connection hint in the name.  Well, last year my sister wrapped this big box of cosmetics, including these polishes, and everything she bought had glitter or shimmer in it.  The tag read "To: Melissa, From: Tramps 'R' Us".  LOLOLOL!!  I still love that one. :P

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!


13 comments:

  1. Both are great festive colors for the holidays!

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    1. I agree...they both really give off that Christmas vibe. :D

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    1. I'm glad you like them! I guess Tramps 'R' Us did well! ;P

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  3. You might guess from my last comment, I don't mind meeting Mr. Vaneli in the company of a red jelly - and this Layla is no exception. And the green glitter is absolutely stunning on you. I also observed a disappearance of Laylas - hmmmm one of those mysteries the cosmetics industry so infamously is known for???? Love your tagging tradition ;-)

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    1. LOLOL...our tagging tradition is the most fun every year. :P Wow, you don't see Laylas around either? I remember you said it's not easy for you to get them. I love my Laylas, which is a good thing since I bought like 50 when Ulta discontinued them. And thanks, I do LOVE Green Galaxy...:)

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  4. Making up things to write on present labels truly is half the fun!! I came so close to picking up this green last Christmas, before Laylas even went on clearance at Ulta. I kept thinking, "Do I really neeeeed this??" Well, you're turning these into cult classics and if ever I see one I'll surely have to snag it :) Both of these are lovely but I'm still strongly leaning towards the green. And what is up with "Killing Red"???

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    1. I kept looking at Green Galaxy too...but I wouldn't buy it because they sold for $10 back then. But hey, that's what Christmas is for, right? :D It's really a stunning polish...it looks a smidgen bluer in person. Yeah...Killing Red. :/

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  5. LOL, Tramps R Us, that is sooo funny! These are both perfect for Christmas! Emily sent me a sparkly green that I think I will wear for Christmas these year. I received your card yesterday - thanks for thinking of me! I have enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to continuing our friendship :)

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    1. Why of course I thought of you at Christmas! ;) I hope yours was fabulous! Tramps R Us is just one of the many monikers we have assigned to presents...it's probably my favorite family tradition, LOL. :D

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  6. Both are so festive! I especially love the green one! The glitters in there look so sparkly against the jelly base. :)
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful Christmas card. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas! <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. We did, and I hope yours was wonderful as well. <3 I confess...I have loved Green Galaxy since first I spied it at Ulta so long ago...

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