Monday, August 30, 2010

Orly Cosmic FX Space Cadet

Time for my very first actually polish post!  Today I have for you one of the polishes from Orly's new Cosmic FX collection, Space Cadet.

Orly Space Cadet, 4 coats plus top coat - Outdoors, shade, no flash
Space Cadet is a green polish that is full of pink/gold duochrome foil.  This color is AMAZING!  There are so many possible colors to see in this polish.  The majority of the time I would say it is either a pinkish/purple color or a nice warm golden color, but you can also see warm pink, copper, bronze, and even the green of the base showing through.  This is one of those polishes you will just stare at on your nails.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to photograph, so these pictures may not be the best ever to show off the true effects of the polish, but it is stunning!  My mom actually asked me last night "What color is it supposed to be?  Pink?  Green?  Gold?  Purple?"  To which I replied "All of them!"

Here you can see more of the pink effects (Shade, no flash)
Here you can see more of the gold effects (Indoors, no flash)
This was my first Orly polish, as well.  Up until now, I have always used almost exclusively OPI (and Nicole by OPI), as well as a few Sally Hansen.  I am branching out!  I used 4 coats for full coverage, but it was fairly opaque in three coats.  I used Nailtek I as a base and OPI Fast Dry top coat.  I was very pleased with the application!  It went on nice and smooth with fairly fast drying time.

Overall this is a gorgeous polish, and as far as I am concerned, the big superstar of the Cosmic FX collection.  It is truly duochrome, and constantly changing with the slightest movement of your hands.  I also purchased Out Of This World from this collection, and hope to buy Lunar Eclipse soon - you will be seeing those reviews shortly!


  1. Good luck with your new nail blog! You're off to a nice start- you picked a great color to start with! Thanks for putting me on your blog roll and I look forward to seeing your blog grow.


  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; it is nice to have my first comment! :)

    It is a great color - I have kept it on, and I still stop to stare at it every once and awhile during the day!

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  4. hello
    nice blog! congrats for starting it.
    i saw that you have me on your blogroll, so i added you, too
    and the color, yes i like it!

    btw, thanks for passing by my blog!

  5. Thanks for stopping by, and for adding me to your blogroll! :)

  6. Hey I just found you from your comment on maRyya's blog. :)
    Glad you started a blog and you started with my favorite polishes.........ORLY. :)

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and following, Susie! I am loving Orly now - like I said, this was the very first one I tried! I also bought Out of this World as well as Viridian Vinyl from the Plastix collection. I think my Ulta still has some from the Sweet collection hanging around as well, so I may have to go snag a few of those tonight for end of summer/next spring... or when I need a bright colors pick-me-up during the colder months!

  8. Welcome to the world of nail blogging!

    I don't know if you have any CVS stores nearby, but mine often have older Orly collections. I just saw Metal Chic (the one with Iron Butterfly) which I think came out originally in January or February.

  9. Thanks for checking out my blog! :)

    I will have to check the CVS first, then - we have one right down the street from my house, much better than Ulta which is rather far away. Thanks for the tip!

  10. I like the pictures you posted showing all the different colors space cadet flashes .. good luck with your new blog! :)