When I first saw promo pictures of Orly Galaxy Girl from the Orly Cosmic FX Collection, I thought it would cure my hardcore lemming for Misa Embroidered Emerald, which is discontinued and very hard to find. Don’t think they’re dupes, but the purple with teal shimmer is similar.
After falling in total lust the week before when I wore Orly It’s Not Rocket Science, Galaxy Girl didn’t make my pulse race nearly as fast. That’s not to say it’s lackluster. It’s still nice, but this isn’t a color that makes me constantly stare at my nails.
Click to see several swatches and to read my review on the nail-polish formula.
Orly Galaxy Girl Swatches & Pictures
- Name: Orly Galaxy Girl
- Collection: Orly Cosmic FX
- Amount: 18mL
- What I Paid: $5 USD
- Colors in Collection: Space Cadet, It’s Not Rocket Science, Lunar Eclipse, Halley’s Comet, Galaxy Girl & Out of This World
- Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply, Orly, Trans Design & Head2Toe
Orly Galaxy Girl Review
While there is some shimmery duochrome on the nail, in the bottle, it is way stronger. So when I painted my nails, I was a little disappointed. If you enjoy vampy polishes with a little twist, you’ll love this. I was underwhelmed just because I thought the teal would be as flashy as Lady Gaga at a ballgame.
The formula itself is very easy to work with. It’s thin and on the watery side, but the brush makes it quite easy to control where you place the polish. And, of course, who doesn’t love the wonderful rubberized handle that Orly’s known for?
The first thin coat goes on somewhat streaky, but I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t expect to wear just one. By the second coat, you get full opacity. If you want to deepen it up, you can go for a third (but I usually stop at second base. Haha, at least when it comes to nail polish! *wink wink*). If you’re heavy-handed, you can get full opacity in 1 thick coat.
Want to see some Orly Galaxy Girl swatches with 1, 2, and 3 coats? I covered this in a previous post about the Orly Cosmic FX Collection.
It dries to a shiny finish, but I always recommend using a top coat to seal the polish and extend its wear.
Here’s what I wore under and over the nail polish:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation III (Ridge-filling Base Coat)
- 1 coat of Creative Stickey (Base Coat)
- 1 coat of Diamont Seal & Shine Topcoat
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
This is a great color for the fall and winter, although you can rock it anytime. If you’re a fan of deep, rich, dark hues, put this one on your list. But, if you tend to spend most of your workdays inside an office like I do, this color’s magic withers away and appears near-black.
Is this a purchase or skip for you? What are your favorite vampy shades that you’ll be wearing this fall?