I've been AWOL the last few days because I've been off in the mountains having the experience of a lifetime. 30 of the ninjas from my home dojo graduated to some degree of black belt this weekend! 22 went to first degree, 2 went to second, 3 went to third, 1 went to fourth, and our owner went to Fifth! We're so incredibly proud of all the graduates but it's very obvious to everyone that we all feel more special with the head of our dojo also getting promoted. The sense of community on the mountain was incredible and I can't wait to go back next year.
Today I've got a very shiny and sunny polish for you. We got rained on for almost the entire weekend in the mountains so I thought my first post back should be something that was the antithesis of dark and dreary. This is another of the notorious Layla Hologram polishes: Ultra Violet. UV is a nice medium to light blue based purple with strong linear holographic effect. Instead of trying to make this polish opaque on it's own like I did with Mercury Twilight, I put it over a base color in Zoya Carey. Carey is a very pretty pastel purple from the Winter 2011/12 Feel collection and a wonder base color in just one coat! Over Carey I added three coats of UV and a topper of Seche!