I know I said my next post would be the Layla holo but I decided I'm going to try it as a soak off sandwich instead. So for the quick break in between:
This is one coat of Essie's No More Film. Great dark purple colour that tends to look blue in most photos. I love that this was only one coat. I also had to shorten my nails a bit again because they're a bit thin and peeling at the moment.
I've had this thing lately for pink on dark colours and so I added a layer of Essie's A Cut Above. The colours look much better together in real life. I'm hoping this is a non-staining colour but I've smartened up and started using base coat on my nails anyways.
When I take a short break from soak offs I'm always amazed at how thin and easily breakable my natural nails are. Before using soak off gels I would get breaks monthly but I think I've had maybe 3 breaks since October and they're so much easier to deal with because instead of trimming them you can apply gel polish right on top of the break to seal it. However, I'm thinking it may be a problem for me if I ever stop using the gels...