Monday, July 11, 2011

Orly Space Cadet: A Gorgeous Multichrome

Unfortunately there's no Monday theme post from me today.  I didn't do it yesterday so I was planning on doing it this the morning and posting it then, but there was a bit of a storm during the early hours.  As a result, I was left without electricity all day until it finally came back on after 5pm.  So I've decided to just post a swatch I did yesterday instead.


This has been on my wish list for a while now, so I was really happy when I got it!  Space Cadet is from the Cosmic Fx collection and is a gorgeous multichrome foil.  The base may also be sort of a duochrome?  I'm not sure but it does seem to switch between green and blue.  But it may also be that as the color builds the blue becomes more green.  As for the shimmer/foil part, it tends to be red/pink/purple, especially in the sunlight.  But at an angle or in the shade, you can see also see colors like orange, yellow, yellow-green and green.  The base also seems to be blue under the purply pink part.  Can you see it in the photos?  Which is why I'm wondering if there's a bit of a duochrome thing going on there.  Overall, I couldn't get enough of this.  Love!






I believe Hard Candy Beetle is a dupe for Orly Space Cadet.  The Ulta near my home still had a lot of Space Cadets, but I know a different Ulta didn't have any.  I've seen Beetle being sold at Walmart for $5, which is cheaper than paying $10 for Space Cadet.  But Space Cadet is 18ml, while Beetle is 10.3 ml.  So in terms of price/oz the price difference isn't as immense as it looks, but Beetle is still cheaper.  It's really a gorgeous polish, so I definitely recommend getting one or the other. ^^

What do you think?  Do you own any polishes from the Cosmic Fx collection?


Liz
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P.S.
I just remembered!  This was bought with the $3.50 off Ulta coupon so with the coupon it's cheaper than buying Beetle (per oz)! :)  Here's the link to the coupon!  It expires 7/23 so definitely use it to grab yourself some goodies if not the Space Cadet.  My bf actually alerted me about this coupon.  Isn't he a sweetie? :)

23 comments:

  1. Let Them Have Polish made me want this shade:) I've yet to try it though. I also have galaxy girl from this collection which is dominantly purple blue :) I love how you photographed this polish :)

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  2. Ah this is the only Orly that I own and I love it! Great pics!

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  3. I <3 this!! I really really need to purchase some orly. How do you feel about their plastix collection?

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  4. Thanks! I'm definitely intrigued by the satin matte finish of the Plastix collection. I don't own any, but the ones I've considered buying are Viridian Vinyl and Purple Pleather. Hopefully I can get my hands on those sometime. Although at the moment, I'm thinking of saving my money for all the amazing holiday collections coming out this year. ;)

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this color! It's amazing! I definitely need to get my hands on this!

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  6. I think Cadet has more going on than Beetle,but I still have both.LOL I wont wear Cadet until my nails grow back or I get tips!

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  7. Trixie of NailfiledJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    I love love love Space Cadet! One of my lemmings! Told BF to get for me when he went to Sydney, but they're out of stock. :(

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  8. This is the BEST polish ever! I'm in love..... By the way, I'm your new follower!!!!

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  9. I regret not getting all of these. They are just so expensive! lol

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  10. i'm really loving that color, it reminds me of outer space! (:

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  11. I *need* this polish. Have been lemming it since it was released!

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  12. This is gorgeous! I have too, but I'll swatch it later beacuse of broken nail event.. again! Well, the volleyball season is over, so I'll have the rest of the summer to grow long beautiful nails :)

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  13. I don't have any Orly yet, but this is now on my list!

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  14. Agreed. I would get more from this collection if they were cheaper.

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  15. Thanks! And Galaxy Girl was the first one I wanted, but then I saw Space Cadet while looking at swatches. ^^ I think I'm going to pass on it, but I would totally get it if it was a bit cheaper.

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  16. Ah no. Broken nails aren't fun. Hope it grows back quick cause I love your nails! :)

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  17. Ooooh so pretty! I have this color but I've never used it! Might have to break it out here soon :)

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