In my effort to get back to regular posting, I am trying to create posts for individual polishes. I do have a couple more full collections waiting in my "to swatch" box, which I will try to swatch all together, but for the most part, it's singles so hopefully, I will be able to do one-per-day and not feel completely overwhelmed and also feel like I'm accomplishing something.
Today, I have for you Orly Emberstone...
Emberstone is an amazing orange-based red shimmer, that reminds me a lot of China Glaze Cherry Pie from 2009's Summer Days collection, but rather than having tonal glass-fleck, Emberstone has gorgeous orange and purple (!) shimmer particles. I absolutely love the contrast of the shimmer in this polish, and while the purple is unexpected, it really works with the red base. What's funny is that I had seen swatches of this and I saw the purple shimmer, and yet in the bottle, the shimmer gets hidden. But once I had it on my nails, the shimmer comes out to play. This is one of those rare polishes that actually looks better on the nail than it does in the bottle.
Emberstone is from last fall's Mineral FX collection and it's still easy to find, especially online. I purchased mine through eBay and I paid about $7 for it. Though, a simple Google search should show you where it's available. Retail is $8.50 a bottle.
Emberstone was purchased by me.