Layla - Tropical Island Bottle

Layla Gel Effect 11 – Tropical Island

Press Sample

Layla - Tropical IslandIt’s no secret that my nails are less than perfect. I’ve tried several ridge fillers and tricks to attempt to hide the split down my middle nail over the last few months. So, when Layla sent Alli a polish from their new Gel Effects line I was really chomping at the bit to try it! I was even more excited to see it was Tropical Island, a bold and bright turquoise. Perfect for summer!

According to Layla, The Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish has the performance of a semi-permanent gel polish in terms of brilliance, scratchless, and is a ridge filler!

You can guess that the ridge filling potential is what had me most excited! Even though the instructions say not to use a base coat – I did anyway since teal polishes are so unforgiving when it comes to staining nails.

Overall, I’m really pleased with this polish! It dries very quickly to beautiful smooth glossy finish. As far as it’s ridge filling capabilities, I’m very pleased and the finished effect is slightly above a ridge filler + polish manicure. I’m judging based on my middle finger grand canyon. I think someone who has imperfect nails or difficulty with ridges would absolutely be over the moon for this polish!

I really love that Layla keeps trying new things with their effects lines and can’t wait to see what they come up with next! I hope this display will appear at my local ULTA because I’d like to purchase a few different colors – the collection has 12 different shades.

For more information on how to Use Layla Gel Effect polish as well as more pictures, click below to read more!


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The polish included lots of information about the new line**

Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish is the revolutionary new gel polish that does not need a UV lamp to dry and has a long lasting brightness and luster similar to what you get in the salon! This unique at home gel polish comes in 12 vibrant Layla - Tropical Islandbcolors and has the performance of a semi-permanent gel polish in terms of brilliance, scratchless, and is a ridge filler.

What makes Layla Gel Effect Different?

The Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish ha the shine and color of a salon gel polish with the ease and simplicity of using it at home without a UV lamp! As with all layla polishes, no base coat needed and 3 free!

This polish is long lasting and dries in less than 3 minutes! The Layla Gel Nail Polish has extreme brightness, an amazing filling power, and a silky and ultra smooth texture. The Gel Effect Polish comes in 12 gorgeous shades!

Layla - Tropical Island BottleLayla’s Directions:
1. Add two coats of the new Layla Gel Effect Nail Polish.
2. No UV lamp needed
3. Let dry for 3 minutes and enjoy this semi-permanent Gel Polish!
4. Add favorite Top Coat (optional). We recommend our Layla Eco Base and Fix.
5. Easily remove with regular nail polish remover.

Layla Gel Effect polishes are available at and and retail for $10.50 each.

**all information in italics came with the polish.

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4 thoughts on “Layla Gel Effect 11 – Tropical Island

  1. adela63 June 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Katie – did it actually last longer than normal nail polish? That’s what interests me most. 🙂

    • Katie June 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Hi! I’d like to test it again, but it had about the same wear has any other salon quality polish (OPI, Essie, etc).

      I think the gel effect name is more for it’s ridge filling/smooth look than for longevity.

      The first time I wore it it was for 4 days before I started seeing any wear 🙂

      Hope this helps!

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