Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ORLY Space Cadet-Cosmic FX

Today I've swatched my second shade from ORLY's much anticipated fall collection, Cosmix FX, and they seem to get more interesting each time! Space Cadet is a glitter/foil/duo chrome with shades of purple and olive.

Above & Below: The top photo was taken with an Ott lamp, while the photo below taken outdoors in the shade, reveals a more foil finish.
Below: In full sunlight, the purple glitter takes center stage, while the photo below this one again shows the foil tendencies in partial sun.

Below: The purple in Space Cadet seems to sit more on top of the green, almost as if I'd applied a purple glitter over an olive tone.
Below: My first thought when applying Space Cadet was that it was similar to the concept found in Sally Hansen's Emerald Amethyst (below). Certainly not dupes by any stretch, but the same color combination and duo chrome flash.
As with Galaxy Girl yesterday, I went with three coats on Space Cadet for even coverage. Like most of you, 2 coats is generally my standard, but these are definitely worth taking the short time needed for a second coat. The drying time on today's shade seemed closer to normal, and again, I am having a hard time photographing these shades for some reason. The color in real life is more vivid, and the glitter detail and duo chrome are more pronounced and defined.


  1. This is a crazy polish indeed! Amazingly beautiful.

  2. I am in LOVE with these colors and will be placing my order with Yen tomorrow :)

  3. Truly gorgeous! Thanks for the photos!

  4. I tagged you on my blog! :)

  5. Wow, it's gorgeous!! Thanks for the swatches, I have to go buy it! :D

  6. Your picture is the best representation of Space Cadet's beauty. I have to get this whole collection. This is an amazing polish. Beautiful colors. Looks fantastic on you.

  7. The effect is just crazy! I'm itching to get this one.

  8. don't know if i'll ever get my hands on the orly cosmic collection ): transdesign raised their prices by 50% and now they don't even ship internationally!!!!!!


  9. I love this color!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

  10. I love this color!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

  11. All collection is very awesome !!!! Thanks for your swatchs, I drool !!

  12. Daria~agreed! Crazy in a very good way :)

    Jackie S.~I think you'll love them. Some are more impressive than others, but they're all gorgeous.

    Juicy Nails~happy you like it! I took way too many pictures of this one--I couldn't seem to stop :) Thank you for the tag, I'm so behind on things including my comments.

    Annie~glad you like it, it's a beauty.

    Naomi~isn't it interesting and beautiful? It looked different in almost every picture I took, and I took lots of them.

    Susy~like I said in Jackie's comments, they're all nice but this one is one of the stars of this collection, imo.

    Phyrra~thanks! I love the color combination and of course I love the duo chrome.

    Lucy~aw, thank you for the kind words. I knew I'd have to have this collection from the start and I'm not disappointed in any of them.

    kittypolishnbags~it's very unique, that's for sure. And I think you *need* it :)

    whee~yes, I know it's getting harder for International polish fans to get things. Hopefully you'll be able to find them somewhere!

    Mocha Mish Mash~you'll love it, it's so pretty.

    Saori~you're welcome! It is a great collection.

  13. Woow that's the one for me. I just looooooooove it. I can't wait to get my hands on it, I desperately need it hehe

  14. This is the most beautiful duo chrome I've ever seen. Gorgeous!!