Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Orly Space Cadet

Space Cadet is the only color from the ORLY FX collection that captured my attention, so when I finally saw it available in the display I had to snatch it up.  It's a purple/green/yellow triochrome (?) with an intense coppery glitter in the sunlight.  It looks very different depending on the lighting you're in, which is one of the really fun things about wearing it.  I tried to capture it's different personalities in the pictures below.

The polish applies well though it is a little transparent.  I needed three coats for full effect.  This first picture is with flash, it captures both the coppery glitter effect and the green duochrome.
Orly Space Cadet, two coats with flash 
This picture is in direct sunlight.  Here Space Cadet looks very purple with a copper flash and green undertone.
Orly Space Cadet, two coats, direct sunlight
Here I tried to capture the most of the duochrome effect that I could.  You can see the purple towards the tip, then the green in the middle and yellow towards the base.  Meanwhile, the bottle looks very purple.
Orly Space Cadet, two coats direct sunlight
Here's more of the duochrome effect in indirect sunlight.
Orly Space Cadet, two coats indirect sunlight
None of these pictures really capture how your nails look at any given moment while wearing this color, however they do demonstrate the many facets of this polish.  I think this would be a really fun summer pedicure.