Layla Bubbly Polish – Review / Photos

The best way for me to start this post is – Everything I will be writing is MY OPINION – I am not stating any of this as fact.  This is just my personal attempts / trials / fails / opinions.  Whether it has to do with the actual polish – I don’t know – but my observations and opinions are what I will be posting.

With that out of the way.  In my opinion…..THIS POLISH SUCKS!!  And if I were to offer advice, if someone asked…it would be – don’t spend your money on this polish.

This is what the website writes (once translated through google translator)

BUBBLY EFFECT NAIL POLISH & BUBBLY FIX. Turn your nails into a thousand colored bubbles. BUBBLY EFFECT is the last frontier of nail art “DIY”. With BUBBLY EFFECT will be easy to achieve unique and different for each application. The color of the enamel base will prove to be brazenly creating endless surprises. Changing the color of the enamel can get countless effects using a color BUBBLY EFFECT. BUBBLY EFFECT will give you the thrill of marbled nail art in one simple gesture. The evolutissima formulation BUBBLY requires the application of a fixative to ensure an optimal duration. LAYLA has BUBBLY FIX, the perfect companion to keep your nail art as long as possible. METHOD OF APPLICATION 1) Apply two coats of enamel want and allow it to dry. 2) Apply a thin layer end BUBBLY EFFECT Nail Polish cleaning excess product from the brush. Less product you use will create more bubbles on your nails. 3) When BUBBLY EFFECT is dry, apply the Top Coat BUBBLY FIX.

Attempt One:  2 layers of Essie Beach Bum Blu (which is beautiful by the way 🙂 so, I will add a couple of photos)

beachbumblu

Essie Beach Bum Blu – Sunlight

Indoor lighting

Indoor lighting

Then a top coat of Duri Brush n Go.

As the instructions said – I wiped off as much of the Bubbly polish from the brush and applied.

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First outcome.  Top coat with a matte finish so the photos didn't show any light reflections.

First outcome. Top coat with a matte finish so the photos didn’t show any light reflections.

First attempt - thumb.

First attempt – thumb.

You will see I didn’t bother cleaning up my cuticles etc.  I just knew that it was pointless, since I was clearly going to be making more than a few tries 🙂  (sorry – normally I do care a lot more how my photos look)

Alright – chalk this try up to applying too much polish, and adding a topcoat to the color before the bubbly.

Attempt Two:

More bubbles, I guess?  But you can only go over once with the brush, or you remove any bubbles that have started forming.

More bubbles, I guess? But you can only go over once with the brush, or you remove any bubbles that have started forming.

Second attempt - thumb.  Even less polish on the brush...bubbles AND streaks.

Second attempt – thumb. Even less polish on the brush…bubbles AND streaks.

Oyyyy, I am getting a sick feeling in my tummy after what I paid for this polish.

Attempt Three:

Better I guess...but still the issue of not being able to apply it properly to coat the full nail.  (pinky nail must have had left over cuticle oil on it)

Better I guess…but still the issue of not being able to apply it properly to coat the full nail. (pinky nail must have had left over cuticle oil on it)

Ok, one more try and I GIVE UP!!!  This is just way too much work for a polish that has so many amazing claims of how wonderful it is.

Attempt Four:

That's it...no more.  Into the Melmer until someone better than I, can put up a tutorial on how to apply Bubbly Effect properly! (matte coat again to show bubbles without glare)

That’s it…no more. Into the Melmer until someone better than I, can put up a tutorial on how to apply Bubbly Effect properly! (matte coat again to show bubbles without glare)

I couldn’t even get it to clean off my skin nicely.  Something about this polish’s formula, doesn’t dissolve with acetone.  It loosens up, and kind of crumbles off (if that makes any sense) – but I wasn’t able to get smooth lines around the edges of my cuticles.

Free speech.  In my Opinion.  Apparently.  Allegedly.   Whichever one of those statements get me out of legal trouble for saying this.

Bubbly Effect is awful and I hate it!!!!!! (in my opinion 😉 )

Wow!  I feel so much better after saying that!!

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Before I end this post and publish it…I was trying out this pretty “Peachy” by Revlon polish, this morning….and decided to give the white version of the bubbly a try, so here is the very last photo – I promise 🙂

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Close up.  (looks like my top coat cracked...weird.

Close up. (looks like my top coat cracked…weird.

Please feel free to ask any questions, or make any comments about this polish, or post.

EDITING TO ADD:  Here is a really cool way to get the look Bubbly Effect is supposed to do – but, via water warble!! http://www.megaport.hu/videok/video.php?vid=568e0c859

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17 thoughts on “Layla Bubbly Polish – Review / Photos

  1. […] Sabrina of Polish Alcoholic!!!!  She must have thought I was pretty pathetic in my whine filled post about Layla Bubble […]

  2. Tami says:

    Thanks for an informative post! 🙂

  3. This one indeed doens’t what it promised. I think they intented to copy the black spotted from OPI wich works well for sure. (if you like te effect).

  4. shortandsweetintexas says:

    I’d heard about this but it didn’t seem like something I would wear. Glad I didn’t try it!!

  5. Too bad it didn’t work. I find that sometimes things work on people and don’t work on me. And you should create a disclaimer page. Here is the link http://www.disclosurepolicy.org. It’s just good to have.

  6. I tried this as well and at first it covered my whole nails just like it happened with you. But after a bit I managed to get it working properly! What they don’t tell you is that you have to apply it sooo thin you can’t even imagine. Try getting rid of all the colour on the brush until it looks completely dry. It’s right when I thought “this is never gonna leave a trace” that it worked.
    Never had a problem with removal though, but as I said my coats were reeeeaaaally thin, and I use acetone+moisturizer to remove polish.
    Anyway if you feel like giving it another try let me know if it works for you! Hope I could help

  7. Love your honesty! Such a shame that it didn’t work out as it should be. You need Black Spotted by OPI!

    • Is Black Spotted still for sale, or was it limited edition? I have heard of it.

      • It was a limited edition and I believe that it’s hard to find these days. I know that one of the drugstores had it in stock back then. I probably will be visiting that store one of these days, so I’m gonna look if they still have it. If so, I’m gonna bring one home for you 🙂

        • If you see it, that would be awesome – but I will not be surprised or disappointed if you don’t see it.

          I’ve been “researching” and it seems to have been released in the Spiderman Collection, only in the UK – limited.

          Extremely limited in the U.S., and not at all in Canada 😦

          I’m sad….

  8. beachgal says:

    So glad you did this write up…I thought some company would be figuring out a dupe for OPI’s Spotted – I sure won’t waste my $ on trying this one! (Least I think it looks more like Spotted than water marbling.)

  9. craftynail says:

    ‘Bubbly effect’.. never heard of this!!!!!!!!! Sounds wicked cool- in concept. But if you can’t make it look good, then this polish has no hope!

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