Take your protein pill and put your helmet on….
I felt like a David Bowie song really fit well for this manicure- Orly’s Space Cadet is as weird as Bowie and yet, still has that unique charm that draws us in.
Space Cadet: Flashy Flashy
With Flashy Flashy On An Angle
Le Obligatory Blurred shot.. no flashy flashy :-(
For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat, two coats of Orly’s Space Cadet, and two coats Seche Vite Top Coat.
It’s called Space Cadet because it’s really out there! First, let me just say, I picked up only this color from Orly’s most recent Cosmix FX collection because all of the others are pretty much dupable- I’ll let everyone else pick up the “new” colors while spending an arm and a leg, whilst I leisurely find its dupes on eBay, MUA, or from random strangers selling polish on the corner (yo, I’ll give you five bottles for a dollar yo, this polish is the reeeeallll dealll, you know what I’m sayin’ sayin’? [wink wink nudge nudge])
Space Cadet is a pink and green/yellow duochrome glitter in a blue, yes I said blue, base. It flashes green, the pink can mix with the blue base to flash purple, in certain lights it looks brown, olive… etc. As a result, many people might call this a multi-chrome. It actually reminds me of a glitter version of a Nfu Oh flakie- but instead of flakies, its an amazingly large amount of tiny symmetrical glitter.
It goes on very well; for my first bottle of Orly, I was impressed. I used two coats, but I’d have used three if I were going out in public since I could see through my tips with a light behind them with two coats. BE CAREFUL because clean up is a PAIN in the arse- glitter gets EVERYWHERE so take your time when painting with this color.
And also, today is a wonderful day because I finally sucked it up and bought a Melmer… what is a Melmer you ask? It’s a Michael’s version of Ikea’s Helmer for us smaller polish collectors- its three drawers instead of six, which is great because I can’t fill up 6 drawers with polish…yet. Another perk- they’re stackable so you can add three drawers at a time as your collection grows. It was also a steal $19 bucks with tax (use a 40% off coupon since retail is $29.99) instead of the $40 you’d spend on a Helmer…. and go figure, with the coupon, two Melmer’s = Helmer in both size and price!
Room for growth…. but it’s definitely getting there!!!!!