First I have to thank Stregalice for having found me this gem at a decent price - I would have liked to own more Layla holo shades, but they're too expensive for me, so when she told me she found some bottle for "cheap" (less than €10!), I chose the only one really worthy, the black :D
(artificial light - NO lightbox! Just the hanging lamp in my kitchen...)
Unfortunately, I don't have full sun pictures, because I only had the chance to take pictures in a mid-sunny day, but, hey, I think you can see how beautiful is this colour :>
Example: next pictures were taken in daylight, and rainbow is fully visible *_________*
Best best reflects, nothing more to say.
(daylight, a little washed out)
What about application?
Well, here's the deal: formula is runny and pretty impossible to work with :D
Some time ago, I bought the Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base, which was supposed to work well with holos; since that I don't have an aqua base, I tried this one.
It's actually a little sticking and gummy-looking, but first coat of "Flash Black" was a true disaster, patchy as all good holos are.
Every time I read about aqua bases, they're always effective with holos, so I guess this Essence base isn't really helpful :D
Second coat went better, but all dried mat, because this Essence base dries completely mat: almost no reflects at all!
So I applied top coat and applied a third coat, gif below shows the difference:
Left (or upper) nail is the result of two coats of "Flash Black" + top coat = glossy with some reflects.
Right (or lower) nail is two coats of "Flash Black" + top coat + one third coat of "Flash Black" = BOOOM :D
I painted all my nails like that.
Anyway, I can't complain, if I will ever find an aqua base, I'm sure it will be a total pleasure :>
Full hand shot: don't you think it's great? I'm not really a "pure black" nailpolish, this one is perfectly dark-looking and FUN at the same time!
Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)