Orly Space Cadet - Available online at transdesign.com and at Sally Beauty stores.
Orly Cosmic FX is a further foray into the world of the avant-garde nail polish for this brand. We have begun to see nail brands taking huge leaps in their offerings, and Orly has done it to the hilt by releasing 3-6 piece small collections pretty frequently in new finishes and colors that we don't see very often, or haven't seen before at all. This collection is filled with 6 foil textured polishes in duochrome and uber-sparkly finishes. The foil in these polishes is made up of tons of micro-fine foil pieces suspended in a sheer base and they are 100x more shiny and sparkly than the Foil FX collection released by Orly earlier this year. Space Cadet is one of the most hyped of the collection not only due to it's superior duochrome that has super-high light reaction, flashing several colors at the tiniest flick of the wrist, but also because of the fact that it's a dupe of MAC Mean & Green polish from the upcoming Venomous Villains collection (Orly Galaxy GIrl is a dupe of MAC Formidable! as well. I hear the upcoming OPI The Show Must Go On which will be released for this Winter will be a MAC Bad Fairy dupe as well!)
Regardless of the dupe-ability of this polish, it's incredibly unique and I can guarantee that unless you have press samples of MAC Venomous Villains, you haven't got anything like Space Cadet in your stash. The polish is incredibly sheer, though, so I used three coats over a black base. I could have done two coats over black but that would have been too easy ;P I tried three coats of this polish alone and it was still too sheer. I will give it another try alone when I have more time and patience because I can only assume that while the duochrome is enhanced over a black base, the sheer blue base of this polish probably adds a lot of depth if you take the time to build it up right. This is the sparkliest polish ever. I kid you not. There are foils, glitters and shimmers that have stolen my heart in the sparkly department, but the tiny foil pieces in this polish work together to give the nail a space-age crazy-metallic sheen. The colors that it flashes, depending on the light, are pinky violet, acid green, washed-out bronze, taupey-plum, amber, orangey pink. There's probably more but that's all my feeble mind could handle identifying right now.
And below is the rest of what I got when I ordered this from Transdesign. I ordered a new bottle of CND Cuticle Eraser, my HG, this time in the HUGE bottle. I hope it doesn't go bad on me, though I've taken to using it on my toenails, so I should be able to use it up. I also grabbed like my 100th bottle of Seche Vite because I cannot live without it. I grabbed CND Stickey for the first time (!!!) after years of meaning to try it. I finally snagged it because I was talking to my friend Brooke about it a couple weeks ago about how much she used to use it and it reminded me I need to try it. I bought two other Cosmic FX, one of the holiday Orly (this is gorgeous) and a Color Club. So all in all a small but mighty order!
Galaxy Girl, It's Not Rocket Science, Space Cadet
Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (tied with China Glaze Emerald Sparkle for the best sparkly green of ALL TIME!)
Color Club Pucci-licious (which I keep meaning to get but never seemed to remember) I LOVE IT!
Have you guys tried any of the ORLY Cosmic FX yet? Which do you love? If not, which ones are you dying for?