A short-lived recent manicure; sadly, it didn't even make it to the official-photos stage, so I just have a quick iPhone picture. I've shown American Apparel The Valley here before, but I wanted something quick and bright one day and tried to kick it up a bit with some matte black rhinestone-studs on the accent nail. It was kind of a cute effect, but unfortunately my Seche Vite topcoat wrinkled a bit around the 3D studs.
And a bonus shot of my recent mani with Layla Hologram Effects Mercury Twilight. I know this is nail-world blasphemy, but I don't think I'm crazy about this one. The rainbows in the sunlight are certainly pretty, but it is a very white-silver when not in the sun, and I don't really like the look of it on me. It also takes me at least four coats to get it opaque, and when the holo isn't strong you can still see a bit of VNL. I definitely prefer Layla Flash Black, the only other holo I own... for now!