Friday, August 5, 2011

Orly Cosmic FX - Space Cadet

Let me spin you a tale here. I had gone to get my oil changed one afternoon, and I realized that the Ulta in my area was on the way home. I stopped in to look at some polishes, and happened upon a beautiful miracle that was on my polish wishlist: Orly Cosmic FX in Space Cadet. I held it up like Rafiki held up Simba in The Lion King and the people around me looked at me like I was some sort of leper.

The last part was a lie. Sorry.

I tested the polish a bit when I got home and found it to be VERY sheer. Since I didn't want to spend all night layering on 4-5 coats of this stuff, I put 2 coats on over a coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather. (Side note, I'm always impressed by how shiny LL is on it's own. Go CG!)

So, Space Cadet is a "rose/copper/mauve with olive green flash multi chrome, foil micro glitter." WHEW! But, that description ain't lyin'. Its got so many colors to it and is seriously gorgeous. It should also be noted that the base is a sort of sheer, dark tealish aqua. Here are the pictures I took of it. Keep in mind that this is all the same mani! I'm just photographing it in different lights and at different angles.

Also, now I want more Cosmic FX polishes. Oh, to be a millionaire.

China Glaze - Liquid Leather (1)
Orly Cosmic FX - Space Cadet (2)



  1. I know it's a little late as you've already got the Orly, but Walmart sells Hard Candy polishes, and Beetle is a dupe of Space Cadet that is much more opaque. I have a not very good picture on my blog, but linked to much better pics. :)

    Also, I should totally be getting ready for work right now, but am loving your blog too much to be bothered with it!

  2. Pam, thank you! I'm glad you like my blog so much! :)

    And to be honest, I was totally prepared to go hunt down Beetle at Wal Mart when I managed to find Space Cadet at Ulta. I was so excited and just went for it!

  3. LOL you're going to think I'm crazy, but I've actually been going through and reading your blog, and this is the point I'll have to stop and go to sleep! I just want to say that your pictures of this are really pretty - I just swatched mine again last week. Also, the rest of the collection is really pretty, but not quite the star that Space Cadet is. Still, gorgeous! I've been seeing them pop up at Sally's in the clearance section, maybe you can nab them there.


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