Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ORLY Halley's Comet-Cosmic FX

I have another shade from ORLY's Cosmic FX Collection today, Halley's Comet. This vivid turquoise shade with foil flecked glitter is similar to other manufacturer's polishes, so I didn't find it to be terribly unique.

Above & Below: This has a somewhat metallic finish that becomes almost foil-like in the shade (below), but without the dreaded brush strokes, which is often a problem with this type of finish.

Below: The glitter is delicate but abundant, and reflects shades of gold, green and blue.

This is a nice shade--bright, turquoise, sparkly--but if you already have Zoya Charla it's an exact match. I've also heard the same about OPI Catch Me In Your Net, which I don't have to compare it to. I tried to find any difference at all between Halley's Comet and Zoya Charla, and from what my eyes see, there is none. I would say the the ORLY polish is a little more pigmented because it gave me more even coverage on the first coat, but not enough to sway me that it's better. I still ended up going with three coats and now that ORLY is generally more expensive these days, I guess it's just a matter of personal preference.


  1. It's such a pretty color but I already have Charla. Hmmm.....

  2. Love the foil look. I don't have Charla. I swear I have something like it. Don't know what though.

  3. This is gorgeous. I already have Charla and the one from OPI's summer collection, the name of which I cannot recall to mind at the moment.

    Hello by the way! I am going to be MUCH better at commenting in the future - I've missed you!

  4. That polish is amazing. I love too the foil look, it's gorgeous!!

  5. Mary, I hope you don't mind me commenting on an old post, and I hope you even see this! I just bought this at my CVS on clearance for only $1.75...SCORE! But, I think it might be a dud. Mine has more green in it, it's aqua almost teal instead of turquoise. Unless the color of your pictures is off a bit, like how purples in photos seem to be cobalt instead of purple?

  6. Donna~good deal on the price! I would say mine is more turquoise as shown in the photos, and it is very, very close to Zoya Charla. I just compared side by side with Charla again and it is more turquoise, imo. Yours sounds pretty though :)