Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ORLY Galaxy Girl-Cosmic FX

Orly's Cosmic FX collection is one that I've been excited about ever since I saw the first promo pictures. Now that I have them, I'm not disappointed in the slightest. Galaxy Girl is a deep grape shade with hints of wine or burgundy. There is no shortage of glitter in this one and the aqua/green glitter contrasts nicely with the base color.

Below: A macro shot of the finish shows the complexity of colors that Galaxy Girl contains.

I don't have any sun to work with today and I did find this shade to be a bit difficult to photograph properly, probably because it has a lot going on with the glitter and the colors. I ended up going with 3 coats to get even coverage and it seemed to dry a little slower than what I'm used to. The formula itself wasn't problematic, but it's just different--I'm guessing because of the mineral ingredients. The foil glitter seems to shift color with movement, giving it a definite duo chrome feature while adding sparkle at the same time. This collection will definitely be included in my Best of the Best Polishes & Collections for 2010.

I was very happy to see ORLY branching out in their social media circle by signing up with Twitter recently. If you'd like to follow them, you can join them here.


  1. I love the Cosmic FX line so much too :) nice swatches Mary.

  2. I can't wait to get some of this collection, they all look so pretty. This one is amazing and it looks very good on you!

  3. It looks lovely!


  4. I have this one and I love it! It's so gorgeous! Glad to see you like it too :>

  5. I like it! It really screams, I'M A GALAXY GIRL! so nice :)

  6. I'm digging this collection too, just not the price as much. I'll wait a while to get it.

  7. I allowed myself just 2 the first time seeing these. I got Space Cadet and Galaxy Girl. I don't regret it at all.

    You've made this one look gorgeous!

  8. I can't wait to get this collection. My favorite is Space Cadet. These are gorgeous.

  9. AllYouDesire~they definitely seem to be getting a lot of praise! Thanks :)

    Michelle~I love this one. Such an interesting contrast with the colors.

    ~Lisa~glad you like it :)

    ~kelliegonzo~thanks! I love it too, just a beautiful polish with lots going on in it. I think they're all going to end up as favorites of mine!

    ~Phyrra~these are living up to my expectations and beyond!. I think It's Not Rocket Science may be a dupe or close to some things I already have, but the others look pretty unique.

    ~Lois~ha-ha, it does, doesn't it?! Happy you like it.

    ~Spaceinvaders~it's a little more duo chrome-y than I was able to capture, but I love it too.

    ~kittypolishnbags~it's the magical minerals that add to the price...ha-ha! I know what you mean though, they are getting expensive.

    ~Kimberly~those are two great choices. Thanks for the kind words :)

    Lucy~I love Space Cadet too. I'm going to try to decide which 'one' is my favorite once I'm done swatching them, which won't be easy.

  10. Galaxy Girl is the 2nd in my list from this collection. Such a lovely color mmm ;-)

  11. Thanks for the shout-out to our twitter account! The Cosmic FX line doesn't use glitter. The multidimensional shine is the result of our Mineral FX raw material technology. ;)

    In case your readers are wondering, Cosmic FX is available in all Sally's Beauty and Ulta Beauty stores as of September 1st.

    Thanks again for the Great Review!