Layla Softouch Turquoise Splash

Today I'm showing you my first ever Layla polish! This polish was a Christmas gift from the lovely Caitlin of Epic Nail Time (you should really go check out her blog, she has the most flawless nails, and takes gorgeous photographs!) I was late to discover Layla, since I wasn't impressed with their holographic line, but I've already purchased three more of the Softouch Effect. :)

This is Layla Softouch Effect Turquoise Splash. It's a bright turquoise blue with silvery green shimmer. It's a matte finish, but has some intense sparkle going on.

The formula was amazing, it applied in two smooth coats that dried quickly without any clumping, which sometimes happens with matte finish polishes (the brush is about the size and shape of the OPI prowide brush, which is my favorite).

I'm seriously in love with this polish, the sparkle is so beautiful and I'm sad that I couldn't quite capture it with my camera. The finish is soft and matte but wore very well. I'm pretty rough on my hands and always have tip wear or chips after 24 hours, and this mani lasted two days without tip wear (although the second day I added a top coat). Did I mention that it's amazingly sparkly

The second day I wore this mani I had to add top coat to see what it would look like. One coat of top coat smoothed it out to a glassy finish and really brought out the sparkly finish. I really can't decide if I like this color better with or without top coat! I love the soft smooth feel of Turquoise Splash without top coat, but it's so sparkly, pretty and gorgeous with top coat too. 

Layla Cosmetics is an Italian nail polish that can be purchased here in the US from select Ulta stores or online from Ninja Polish, or Harlow and Co. The Softouch Effect line retails for around $10.


  1. Both are nice! I think I like this better than pixie dust by Zoya.

  2. I like these a lot better too! They're still sparkly with a matte finish, but they aren't rough like sand. Soft texture is definitely better in my option.