Orly Cosmic FX Collection for Fall 2010
|Collection: Orly Cosmic FX Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz|
|Retail Price: $10.00/ea and lower|
|Big 3 Free: Yes|
|Buy it: e-tailers, Sally Beauty, Ulta, OrlyBeauty.com|
Launching this month into September, Orly introduces Cosmic FX, a space themed Collection for Fall. This new, limited-edition release delivers multi-dimensional flashes of intense shimmering shine that is so electrifying your nails will explode with color! The lighting phenomenon is achieved by ORLY’s exclusive MINERALFX technology.
Orly Says, "The MINERALFX technology includes specialty mica, that allows for a clearer, vibrantly bright lustrous shimmer. Crystals allow for a multi-dimensional color transformation. Glass particles carefully controlled in shape and size create a luminous phenomenon. This combination infused with the Silica and specific colors selected create this exclusive technology that gives nails a unique optical effect that’s magnified as the lighting source intensifies or viewing angle changes."
Each bottle from Cosmic FX comes in a special edition black cap, a personal favorite of mine. The formula applies semi sheer with bulidable coverage; three coats for full opacity.
Since we're dealing with glittery glass flecks in a jelly base, chances of dragging color may be lurking around the corner. No biggie! Just be sure each layer dries completely before reapplying.
Check out the swatches!
It's Not Rocket Science - is a mossy green with green and gold flecks.
Halley's Comet - is in a turquoise base with flecks of blue and green. The mermaid green really shines through with thicker layers. Zoya's Charla and OPI's Catch Me In Your Net are close matches.
Galaxy Girl reminds me of an old favorite from Maybelline Express Finish called, Vanishing Venus. It's a deep purple plum with blue and green iridescent like glass flecks.
Lunar Eclipse - is a bold blue with flashes of pink and purple. It's a little bit darker compared to Sally Hansen's Laser, but with better coverage.
Out of This World - is in a deep purple blue base with purple, pink and gold flecks. Looking at the bottle the duochrome effect is very strong, but not so much on the nail. Again, it really depends on the lighting. I have better luck in shaded or indoors areas.
Seriously, there's no easy way to describe Space Cadet. The base starts out as a teal blue, but soon disappears and is overwhelmed by a combination of pink, purple and gold flecks. Absolutely gorgeous! It's certainly worthy enough for a back up.
Check out a duochrome view of Space Cadet.
In the picture above, Space Cadet is layered over navy blue and you can see the pink/purple/gold duochrome features. Isn't it Fabulous?!
Overall - For a moment let's put aside that Lunar Eclipse and Halley's Comet have relatives. As a whole, Orly's Cosmic FX did not disappoint me. Glass Flecks, Duchrome Effect, Foil-y Finish - everything I love!
My favorites: Space Cadet (buy two!), Out of This World, Galaxy Girl and It's Not Rocket Science.
After the anticipation and seeing all the swatches this week, are you guys still excited? What's everyone's favorite?
Posted by Steph at 11:33:pm
views / 11 comments
Regina said on Aug 16th, 2010 4:45 am
I love all of them. I am not buying It's Not Rocket Science cause I have Optical Illusion already. The rest are a must. What a great collection!!! Best of Fall 2010 in my opinion. Thanks so much for the swatches!
Styrch said on Aug 16th, 2010 10:57 am
Hey pretty lady! Just letting you know, Out of This World is a Zoya Julieanne dupe. I swatched them side by side on my blog. Also I've heard that It's Not Rocket Science is at least a cousin to one of the China Glaze Halloween polishes and that Galaxy Girl and Space Cadet have twins coming in the MAC Venomous Villains collection.
Jenni said on Aug 17th, 2010 6:44 am
Cadet and G Girl look good. But that\'s quite expensive and they\'re hard to find in the UK anyway. So, unless I chance upon them one day on ebay going cheap, I'm out.
Julie said on Aug 18th, 2010 7:41 am
Just bought Space Cadet and can't wait to try it. Love your swatches!
Marisa said on Aug 18th, 2010 10:42 pm
I've read on other blogs that this collection is running @ $10/ea, but they're only $8.50 at Sally's. They sent out a flier with a 20% off, so I was able to pick up BOTH Halley's Comet AND Galaxy Girl!!!
aaminahs mom said on Aug 18th, 2010 10:54 pm
great pics in the sun! so i can see the colors, i second that about space cadet but Out of This World needs to be backed up too..so i did. i really understand when bloggers and blogeez go on a no buy after this haul i can\'t really see anything that i really want.yeah the CG spring 2011.thats gonna be a while.........maybe
Mary said on Sep 4th, 2010 5:38 pm
It was this collection that made me pay attention to Orly. I had heard about them before, but this was the first time they created a lemming for me! A while ago, I bought 4 from the collection - it would've been 5, but at the time, Space Cadet was sold out. Now Trans Design has jacked up the price from $5 to $10. Good thing I got them when they were still $5. As always, your swatches are excellent. Whenever I think about buying a colour, I like to search your site to see if you've swatched them because it helps me decide. :)