Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Embella Adorn Autumn Time Fine Vol. 1

**These polishes were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

Today I'm excited to present a line of polishes that is new to us, Embella Adornembellish your nails with polish and adorn your fingers with a ring! Each polish includes a ring of your choice and they come in a darling gauze drawstring bag. How can you resist?

Look at the bling!

I'll start off with  my favorite, Spiced Cider, a gorgeous bronze metallic. Even without using a ridge-filling base coat there was no problem with streaking and with careful application it could even be a one-coater, but I used two here to fill in some bare spots. It dries to a satin finish so you can leave it as is if you like or add a topcoat for the shine, as I did here. I paired it with the single band gold ring with a black center accented by pink petals because I thought it set off the topaz quality of the color.

Spiced Cider, two coats plus topcoat

Next up is Purple Horizon, thick with turquoise, purple, and magenta shimmers suspended in a blackened teal base (think of a bluer OPI Ski Teal We Drop kind of teal rather than a greener butter London Slapper kind of teal) that adds such dimension that it almost appears to be a duochrome. It dries slightly textured and with a satin finish but I chose to put on a topcoat because I felt the shine really amplified the shimmers. So stunning! It's such a dramatic color that I felt the best ring to go with it was the ornate rose gold oval ring. You can see how short my fingers are here so you'll understand why I decided to show the rings on the bottles rather than my fingers!
Purple Horizon, two coats plus topcoat, color accurate
Check out this ring! It's as big as my finger!

Greening of You is a sheer turquoise shimmer that looks like something mermaid scales would be made of. It had the best application of the collection but was sheer enough that even three coats had some slight visible nail line. It didn't dry as satiny as the others but I still used a topcoat for the shine. I chose the turquoise and coral accented gold ring to go with this one.
Greening of You, three coats plus topcoat

As a bonus I'm also showing Ball So Hard! from the Football Time Fine collection. If you can get only one Embella Adorn polish, get this one! It is such a gorgeous shade of purple, with what appear to be the finest magenta and cyan shimmers in it to give it an amazing glowy quality! The set comes with the perfect glitter to use as an accent (or on every nail if you choose) that is a combination of tiny gold, black, dark purple, and holo purple glitters which offset the polish so well. I put on two coats of the glitter but I think it actually looked better with one coat — I tried to distribute the glitters less randomly and I think I may have overdone it. This set comes with a giant gold feather ring that is almost as big as my hand!
Ball So Hard!, two coats plus topcoat
All of the polishes come in a gauze drawstring bag.

The Autumn Time Fine collection is available at their web site and sell for USD$12 each but you can get the entire collection for $30; Balls So Hard! sells for $20 for the two polishes plus ring; each bottle contains 8 ml of polish. In honor of their launch, Embella Adorn is offering our readers a 10% discount when you use the code EALAUNCH at check out.

**These polishes were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

17 comments :

  1. Okay! Two of my favorites things?!?!

    The colors are gorgeous, but the jewelries... I Love that idea. So unique and fresh.
    That ring you used with purple horizon is all sorts of fabulous honey!

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    1. That ring is a real eye-catcher! I wish my fingers were long enough to actually wear it.

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  2. So cute! I love accessories with my cosmetics!

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  3. I love this concept - how cool is it that you get to pick a ring on top of getting an awesome polish?! I'm confused though because Purple Horizon looks very purple, but you described it as a 'blackened teal base'. Is it the lighting that is making it look so purple? The reason I'm asking is because I'm looking for this type of purple polish, so I don't want to order it and have it be a shade of green instead!

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    1. It's definitely purple! The teal is a very deep blue/green that just adds an extra dimension to the color.

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  4. omg this is such a cute concept! Love the colors!

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    1. And they're all packaged so nicely, too. I love the little drawstring bags!

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    1. The two purples are my favorite (no surprise.)

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  6. This is such a neat concept....totally beautiful polishes too!

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    1. I know! I don't know why no one else has thought of it? (Has anyone else thought of it?)

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  7. The colors are gorgeous and the marketing is genious!

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  8. What a neat idea! Love that Spiced Cider shade.

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  9. I loooove the rings and the colors are pretty sweet too! :)

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  10. This is SUCH a smart idea. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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