Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Orly Cosmic FX

I know that this collection has been posted everywhere at this point, but I still wanted to post it as well.  I debated whether or not to get this set for awhile.  I heard about dupes and whatnot, but I also knew that I only had a couple of the "dupes".   Speaking of dupes, there have been plenty of blog posts dealing with comparisons.  Scrangie and Magic Maid both had great posts, and I'm sure there are plenty more out there.

There colors are so complex and I'm not sure my pictures really do them justice!  Orly touts this collection as being infused with crystals, which is where the multi-dimensional shimmer comes from. 

It's Not Rocket Science

 It's Not Rocket Science is a mossy green infused with gold and green particles.  I've seen some blogs comparing this to China Glaze Zombie Fest from the the Awakening collection. I honestly haven't swatched it yet, so I can't comment on that.   I really like this's a little odd initially, but it grew on me. 

Halley's Comet

I wish my pictures did this justice.  I couldn't seem to capture the gold/green shimmer in it.  From what I'm gathering around the blogger-verse, Halley's Comet is the most disappointing of this collection just because we've seen this color from a couple of different brands.  It's pretty much a dead on dupe for OPI Catch Me In Your Net (which I don't have) and REALLY close to Zoya Charla (which I do have).  If you want me to do a side by side comparison of Halley's Comet and Charla, let me know!

Out of This World

Out of This World is a dark purple with a green/gold flash of shimmer.  It's really pretty, but I guess it's comparable with Zoya Julianne, which I don't have yet.  Styrch has a great picture showing them together. 

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse is a vibrant blue with a pink/purple duochrome flash to it.  It's definitely a "me" color!  I've seen some talk about it being pretty dupe-ish to Sally Hansen Laser.  I'm looking at the two bottles side by side right now, and I think Lunar Eclipse looks a *bit* darker in the bottle...DH agrees and he's a guy!  I also think the particles are a bit bigger in Laser.  If you'd like me to do a side by side of these two, please let me know!

Galaxy Girl

I LOOOOOVE this polish.  It's my second favorite.  It's so complex and interesting.  The base color is a red/purple with a purple and turquoise shimmer.  It's so neat looking and I couldn't stop looking at it.

Space Cadet

First of all, excuse the ink mark on my pinky.  I took this picture after our first day back at school!  I definitely think that Space Cadet is the star here.  It totally embodies the duochrome properties that this collection boasts.  It flashes between pink to purple to green.  People comment that they think I'm wearing a couple different colors because my nails look different every time they see me.  Love it!  I think my pictures do a pretty good job at capturing the duochrome...I'm actually pretty proud of these!

Well, that's my take on the Cosmic FX collection.  All in all, I'm not dissappointed at all in it and I'm really glad I got it.  If you have the dupes you'd have to evaluate what you want to do, but I'm a collector and pretty much had to get it!

Have a great Wednesday, and don't forget to enter my Happy Birthday to ME Giveaway...You only have a week left!


styrch said...

Gorgeous pictures! Really reconsidering not getting Galaxy Girl. And thanks for the shout out! :)

Nicole said...

Love your swatches! And thank you so much - that was really sweet of you! I think that although some people may have the "dupes" already, there will be a lot that don't, and it's such a lovely collection.

Jen said...

Styrch - Thank you! I LOVE Galaxy Girl...I'm wearing it as a pedi right now. And thank you for the comparison! It's hard to tell, but I linked to your post.

Nicole - Thank you! I agree, it's a great collection. I really regretted taking some of them off my nails. And like styrch, I linked to your post, it's just kind of hard to tell with my template.