Name: SOS Colour & Shine
From Layla’s website:
Enamel saves enamel. SOS Colour & Shine is able to dissolve the surface of your ruined enamel and to micro remove the scratches that return it opaque. Moreover it creates a resistant and ultra shining layer. The brilliance will last unchanged for 6 or 7 days. SOS Colour & Shine will add 2 days of duration to your manicure.
What I liked:
– nice texture, not too thin but not too thick either
– dries quickly
– makes your nail polishes last longer
– makes nail polishes shine for longer
What I didn’t like:
– I’m not sure it’s a con but, if you like changing nail polishes frequently, you’ll soon tire of how long they last with this
“SOS! SOS! I’m losing shine, and, if you keep being so hard on your nails, I’ll soon start chipping too, woman! Someone, help!,” nail polish cries after a couple of days of wear. Layla SOS Colour & Shine, always willing to help nail polishes in need, heard this cry and came to the rescue. It swiped all over the colour, restoring its shine and making it last longer.
Layla says SOS Colour & Shine can be used in two ways. You can apply it two days after your manicure, when your nail is starting to get dull, to extend its duration. Or you can apply it during manicure to make it extra shiny and ultra-resistant from the very start. That’s what I do.
In the swatch below, I applied SOS Colour & Shine after Layla Ceramic Effect #23, a pretty reddish wine. The shine lasted four days. I kid you not. That’s when one of my fingers started to chip too. The chip was on the tip of my nail, so I took my scissors, cut out the tiny naked part, and my manicure was as good as new. No further chipping occurred until day 7.
And then it got pretty bad quickly. But I was glad of that. I hate it when nail polishes chip after 2 days, but a week wearing the same shade is too long for someone as fickle as me. It’s true that the Ceramic Effect line is pretty longlasting on its own thogh. On average, they last about 4 days without a top coat. If you use SOS Colour & Shine with a nail polish that usually chips after few days, it will improve its staying power by two or three days. Still, very impressive, isn’t it?
And of course you can use it anytime you want the nail polish you’re wearing to look as though you had just applied it. Its consistency is neither runny nor too thick and, ten minutes later, it has already dried. That’s great news for those who, like me, can’t keep their hands still for longer than that. With this, you won’t ruin your manicure before you’d had a chance to wear it.
Available at: Layla Shop
Layla SOS Colour & Shine makes nail polishes last and shine for two or three days longer than they would on their own. And it dries quickly too!