Wednesday, August 4, 2010

playing with orly cosmic fx

this post is to show you how i played around a bit with the orly cosmic fx collection while i had it :)

i mattified space cadet with china glaze's matte magic.  it was not my favorite look, but it was definitely cool to try out.  metallics always look like rough concrete when mattified!  and the duochrome was super apparent.
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i also mattified it's not rocket science with matte magic. this one was really cool looking when it was matte, very earthy and cool. if manglaze ever makes a matte green, i hope it's something like this.
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i decided to do some comparison shots of a few of the polishes from this collection so here is the polish i had the most requests for a dupe post on, halley's comet.  i compared it to zoya's charla which is from their summer sparkle collection.  they're pretty much right on the money look-a-likes.  i think if you had one, you probably wouldn't need the other.
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i also did a comparison between lunar eclipse and sally hansen's hd polish in laser.  i don't think these are full on dupes, but they are mighty close.  laser is a tad lighter and less pigmented, i also used one more coat for the laser nails than the lunar nails.
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the next comparison i did is between out of this world and zoya's julieanne, and i did these as full swatch pic comparisons so it's a bit different than the comparison above unfortunately but it is what it is.  i would say OOTW is a tad brighter purple than julieanne but honestly it was a different day and different lighting conditions when i swatched them so i can't be positive.
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anyway, i'm not saying one way or another, so hopefully you'll make up your own minds whether you think you need these all or not :)  they're all excellent products and i'm happy i got to try them!

some of the products were sent to me for review purposes. please see disclosure statement for more information.
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