Orly Rock Solid

Hello gentle readers. Hopefully, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming, now. I have to tell you, anytime I do anything new with my blog or my 'puter, I have to be such a drama queen about it! lol

So, today's swatch action comes to you courtesy of Orly Rock Solid. This is one of the Fall Mineral FX Collection polishes. This is a grey jelly base with grey, silver and tiny holo glitter. This polish looks like a smooth, grey stone picked out with tiny holographic sparks that fire off the surface in bright light and the sun. This polish isn't traditionally sparkly or super shiny, even with top coat. It isn't dull, it reminds me of a tumbled stone. This polish is pretty, in a different way.

I applied two coats and topped this with top coat. I think these photos were taken in the sun. Or one in my lightbox and one in the sun? Crap! I can't remember. *Write it down, Erika!* Getting old is hell, kiddies. The brain, it just starts to drain away. lol

Okay, looking at these, they were definitely shot in my lightbox. I did take some in the sun, trying to get the holo sparks. Those photos must not have come out well because they are history.

So, formula... Excellent. Application was a breeze, this polish flowed off the brush in a very well behaved manner and sat down where I placed it. I didn't have much cleanup with this polish and it dried in good time.

I am still lacking two of the Mineral FX polishes and plan to acquire them, as soon as I can. I would still like a few of last year's Cosmic FX polishes, as well. Hopefully I will still be able to find them, as my budget permits. :D

Do you own any of these lovely polishes? Are you enjoying them as much as I am? Please do tell.

Thank you so much for coming by. Have a lovely Sunday and may your polish never bubble.


  1. I like it!

    Greetz Anja

  2. I bought four Orly mineral polishes this fall:  Stone Cold, Emberstone, Rock the World, and Oui.  And I love each and every one of them!  The light reflects off them so amazingly and the last two I mentioned have a two-color thing going on - base is one color and the shine is another - whoa.  The first two are dazzling in the sunshine.  The one you posted on seems like a good nice dark neutral that sparkles in low light conditions.  I love these holiday polishes.

  3. I got some of these too. They were unique enough for my collection. Now I have to dig and see if I got this one. It looks fab on you. :)

  4. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaNovember 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    I have this one queued on my Blogger, too.  Yours looks a bit darker than mine turned out.  I love this color - I'm sorry I haven't seen it on the blogs more than I have.

  5. So do I. It's a beauty, for sure. :)

  6. Oui is beautiful! I have my swatches ready to post. I love that polish. These beautiful glass fleck polishes being released have me in a froth of delight! :D

  7. Some of the Mineral FX and Holiday Orly polishes are just so special and I am loving them. :D

    Thank you. <3

  8. Meg, it may have been my lighting. Some greys tend to look a tad darker and richer when I photograph them in my lightbox. I had that experience with Tinsel Town from China Glaze, as well. 

    This polish is definitely worth owning and I would love to have seen it more, too. I think that the price has something to do with that. 

  9. I just bought this about a month ago, it actually was my first Orly polish I have owned. I am super impressed! Your swatches put mine to total shame! lol

  10. I really like this polish.  I didn't pick it up when I had the chance (silly silly!) and now that I really want it, I can't find it!  :'(  Oh well!

    I also have to say that your blog is amazing.  I love your writing style,  and your swatches are great.  Plus you have an amazing sense of humour!!

  11. This is a good one to start with. But watch out. Orly is like rabbits. You get one and before you know it, you have many. :D

    You are very kind. 

  12. Have you tried Amazon? You might find it there. 

    Thank you so much for reading and your lovely words about my blog. <3

  13. It has already doubled :) Uh oh now they will have more Orly babies!! 

  14. The more Orly babies, the better! I say. lol


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