Today I have one of the brand new Layla Mirror Effect polishes to share with you! This one is Metal Chrome, and it is a classic silver chrome.
I was incredibly excited about this collection when I first heard about it, because I LOVE metallics and chromes and Layla has been knocking it out of the park lately when it comes to their unique polish lines (their holographics and magnetics are both great). Now that I've tried the Mirror Effect polishes, my excitement is slightly dampened, but only a little (after all, my expectations going in were extremely high). I'm not sure I'm totally prepared to grant this the title of "Best Chrome Ever", but it's definitely up there. Like most chromes, it will show up every imperfection in your nail, so be prepared to buff them a little before hand. Application is also a little challenging; wait in between coats to ensure even coverage, and be careful when applying to minimize brushstrokes. What you see here is 3 coats.
Indoors, out of direct light, this lacquer does take on a "mirror effect" appearance, which is pretty cool. In sunlight, it's less reflective, but still unabashedly chrome. I did use a topcoat for these photographs, which I suspect may have compromised some of the mirror effect, but I really wanted this manicure to last. For my next Layla Mirror Effect review (I'll be showing you Black as Ebony in my next post), I'll be sure to take picture before and after topcoating.
I purchased my bottle of Metal Chrome via Harlow and Co., a fantastic Canadian-based nail lacquer e-tailer. I highly recommend them, and they carry a nice range of hard-to-find brands.