Saturday, August 28, 2010

ORLY It's Not Rocket Science-Cosmic FX

ORLY'S Cosmic FX collection is a mixed array of shades that I'm finding to be quite unique, although It's Not Rocket Science is a close match to China Glaze Zombie Zest and SpaRitual's Optical Illusion. I did a quick swatch test and found the ORLY to have better coverage, but if you're looking to save some $$ and already have one of the others, you don't technically need It's Not Rocket Science.

Above & Below: The photo above was taken with a flash, while the photo below was taken in the shade. This olive green shade required 3 coats and is packed full of golden olive foil glitter.
Below: This photo was taken in full sunlight and I don't know what it is about this line, but I have a hard time getting the detail to photograph in brighter lighting.
Because I already have the China Glaze and Spa Ritual shades mentioned above, I didn't find this one to be as unique as the others I've swatched so far in this collection. I still recall my excitement over Optical Illusion, which was my first foray into this shade, so if you're thinking about getting this one and don't have the others, you'll love it.

I have heard about the price increase from ORLY and while I can't tell you why they chose to go with an increase because I have no idea, Yen from VNS has asked me to pass along the suggestion that you send her your order in an eMail to get accurate pricing. I picked mine up before the price increase, so I can't tell you what her new price is, but she'll be happy to let you know.

11 comments:

  1. thanks Mary, I have heard these 3 are similar and you have confirmed there is no reason to get more than one of them and the Orly covers better

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  2. I think I will only opt for Space Cadet from this collection...

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  3. I remember a China Glaze shade looking like this and you're right, it's Zombie Zest.

    As far as I know, this collection is at $10 each in retail stores. With all the similarities and near dupes though, one can certainly get this shade (well, very similar to it) cheaper.

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  4. Sorry, But I really dislike this colour ;)
    Everyone his own.

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  5. I love it and don't have any of the others. Will have to find an Orly supplier in the UK - although I doubt they'll have this collection yet. Ah well, patience is a virtue, right?!

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  6. I so want to get my hands onto some Orly!!
    Looks amazing on you!

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

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  7. That's just pure gorgeousness on your nails. I have to get this. I looked at TransDesign for the whole collection and it was $60! That's a big darn increase. I hope Yen's isn't the same. It's so unfair to raise Orly that high!

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  8. Sooo pretty! I actually think it's really crappy of the etailers to have hiked the price when they originally had it up for much cheaper.

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  9. Oh nooo I was wondering why the cart I had saved was gone. I've never been to a salon that actually uses ORLY....so fu ORLY!!

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  10. this one is very excellent !! Love it

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  11. Ummm I'm not too much on this color either. I prefer the other cosmic ones ;-)

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