January 30, 2015

Nailstalgia: Orly- Galaxy Girl [Swatch]

Welcome to the January, first of 2015, edition of Nailstalgia!  I've got an Orly polish to share with you, and this one truly is nostalgic for me, because it was one of the first polishes that really blew me away...if you know what I mean! I just remember really loving it, and I'm pretty excited to swatch it for you! I'm talking about Orly- Galaxy Girl!

Galaxy Girl was originally released in the Fall 2010 Cosmic FX collection, along with Space Cadet, which was the most uber-hyped polish of the set. I only own those two in particular, love both, but the entire collection is pretty much a win, if you're shopping around for older Orlys!

Galaxy Girl has a rusty, brown-toned red base (almost in burgundy territory, but not quite) filled with glassflecky, color-shifting shimmer that shows aqua-green and sometimes fuchsia.  The shimmer is very, very dense, and this polish has a strong, contrasting flash when the light so much as thinks of glancing off the nail surface. 

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:

Macro brush porn for your eyeball pleasure:

Formula: It has a medium level of pigmentation, and the texture is also a pretty standard medium viscosity. It paints onto the nail well as long as you don't underload the brush. The shimmer wants to clump up a little, since there is so much of it, so having a little more polish on the brush is necessary. I'm not talking thick, gloopy coats- just slightly more than you'd think.

That said, the second coat goes on so nicely, and is perfectly opaque!

Do you own this polish?
What do you think?


  1. The shimmer in it is really pretty!

  2. This was before my time, polish-wise, and now I must have it!! You are to blame, you and your gorgeous pix, youuuuuu!! *points accusing finger your direction*

  3. I hope you can fiiiind it! Sorry to enable, haha!

  4. Yay! I forgot how much I loved it!

  5. In case you didn't get it yet you can get it here. http://www.head2toebeauty.com/nail_polishes/npo_orly3.htm