Product Review: Layla SOS Colour & Shine

by Gio

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Name: SOS Colour & Shine
Brand: Layla
Size: 10ml
Price: €10,74

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.

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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.

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!

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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MonicaP September 15, 2014 - 4:29 pm

It sounds like an interesting product, but like you .. I like to change my nail polish frequently .. esp when the tips show wear.


Gio September 15, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Monica, wearing the same colour can become boring after a while, can’t it? It’s great that there are products like this that can make it last longer if we want to though. 🙂

Chic Readings September 15, 2014 - 6:03 pm

I would benefit from this so much, my hands are always so busy and nail polishes always last so short on my nails:)

Gio September 17, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Helena, this would be perfect for you. 🙂

Janessa September 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Wow, that’s impressive! I would enjoy a product like this since I don’t have the time to change my nail polish so often.

Gio September 17, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Janessa, you would love this then. 🙂

Lancy September 16, 2014 - 3:57 am

Hearing about this for the first time.. Sounds like a great nail product!! Thanks for the honest review Gio <3 Love your blog!

Gio September 16, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Lancy, thank you! I’m glad you like it.

And it is a great nail product indeed. 🙂

Gauri September 16, 2014 - 6:27 am

Layla SOS ♥

Gio September 16, 2014 - 11:48 am

Gauri, it’s a great product, isn’t it?


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