Friday, April 29, 2011

Orly It's Not Rocket Science

I know this has been on every nail blog on the planet by now but I am only just getting around to it. Pretty bad, right? Anyways, Orly It's Not Rocket Science is from the Cosmic fx collection- which when it came out I picked up 4 polishes and all of them weren't quite as great as the hype had made them seem (yes, including Space Cadet) but It's Not Rocket Science won me over. It's nothing overly complicated but it's super GREEN and super SPARKLY.

I think my initial disappointment in this collection was how ridiculously over the top Orly was about how *~unique~* these were (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.- SOUNDS PRETTY MAGICAL RIGHT?). When the press release for these came out I was super pumped up, coudn't wait to get my hands on them...but while the colors were unique, they weren't that uber special. And they weren't unique for long, as at least a couple of these shades have probably close to a dozen dupes by now- Space Cadet and Haley's Comet.

These shades were really prettier in the bottle- they shift beautifully from shade to shade but once on my nails I really didn't notice it other than obvious differences in the sun/shade. INRS is a hard to describe green in my opinion. It has a darker green base with chartreuse specks of shimmer. 3 coats.

I'm done with my mini rant now- you may enjoy swatches below if you are still reading ;)







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