Polishes like this one, Layla’s Ceramic Effect nail polish in the rather unimaginatively named EI41, always remind me of tiny embers smouldering away in the depths of a fire that’s almost, but not quite, out. Stuffed with red-to-green-to-gold colour-shifting glass flakies in a purple jelly base, EI41 (or possibly CE52, or perhaps The Butterfly Effect; both numbers appear on the bottle, one on the top and the other on the bottom, while The Butterfly Effect appears as a name on online stocklists only) has real depth and dimension, although the eye-searing rainbow effect that typically happens when glass flakies meet a jewel-toned jelly is somewhat dulled here, perhaps because of the rich, deep hue of the base. But as always, I’m delighted by a polish that actually looks better in the shade as opposed to directly in a blazing beam of sunlight. So many nail polishes are geared towards showing their best sides in sunshine only, which does a real disservice to the other 22 hours of the day when we’re otherwise indoors and not contorting our hands into the weirdest possible upside down angle in order to best appreciate our nails.
This polish, wacky issues with nomenclature aside, was a bit of a find, tucked away in a darkened corner of the multichrome section on Nail Polish Canada‘s website where no one seemed to know it existed. But I found it and it’s now mine, all mine (there is no escape, resistance is futile, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!, etc.)
9 thoughts on “Embers”
This is such a beautiful color! Does it come off easy or is it impossible to get off?
A little from column A, a little from column B. You’re not chipping it off your nails like a traditional glitter, but the glass shard bits want to stick to your nails a bit – there will be some stuck there after the rest of the polish has come and gone. Otherwise, it removes like a regular old polish.
That’s good! I’ve never heard of this brand. I’m gonna have to check them out because I’m obsessed.
Ah, so so cool! ❤ Can't even describe how beautiful it is!
There’s a red one too! 😀 This is the first polish you’ve ever posted that I own! This is probably the one post you’ll ever do that won’t leave my longing a gorgeous polish! I have to savour this moment! Lol 😀 Plus it’s bloody gorgeous on you 😀
Well, thank you very much! 🙂 And I’m glad you got the jump on me with this one – I was actually trying to remember where I had seen it before. I knew somebody around the ‘Press had shown some great swatches of it, but I forgot it was you, I’m sorry!
Oh no I didn’t mean you saw it on me first! I just meant I have it too – you give me so many lemmings and I was glad not to yearn for this one – I love it too 🙂
Oh no, I’m pretty sure it was you I was thinking of – I just couldn’t place where I had seen it before. It’s so pretty, I’m glad somebody else knows about it – it’s nice not to see the same old same old. 🙂