Sunday, July 8, 2012

ORLY Cosmic FX French Manicure Kit

Nail post! Yay!

I recently fell in love with these cute little sets by ORLY:

I found this at Ulta, for $15 you get three small sized ORLY polishes and french manicure and chevron nail guides. I think it is a fun idea to package the hottest kind of nail art.

You get forty of the nail strips, 20 french and 20 chevron -- enough for four manis. But I know you can buy replacements at any beauty supply store or just use tape for the chevrons.

The three bottles are decently sized. You get a black 'Liquid Vinyl' which is what my nails are painted with there. A Top2Bottom base and top coat, and 'Space Cadet' which a cool purple/green duochrome shimmer.

See the process after the jump!

Here are my nails painted with two coats of 'Liquid Vinyl'. This is an amazing black polish by itself!

Here are my nails with the chevron guides. I painted the top part with 'Space Cadet'. The strips are a little hard to handle. Do one hand at a time. It will take longer but be less messy.

And here are the final results! Looks like the box right? This was fun and easy. And it gave me really nice looking nails.

I'm not a huge fan of the top coat because it left little dimples. So I'll just use Seche next time. No biggie. Still worth it for the kit and the other two polishes.

Final Thoughts: These came in other color combos as well. If you like this look, seriously check these out! ORLY makes great polish.

Price: 9/10
Staying Power: 9/10
Packaging: 8/10
Color/Wearability: 10/10
Quality/Branding: 10/10

Total: 46/50 = A = Pandamonium!

You can also do half moons with the french guards! What is your fave type of nail art right now?

xo PrettyPanda


  1. I'll be honest, I have mixed feelings about the french manicure BUT modern versions like this can be super awesome. Love the look you did, I have yet to try a single Orly polish, so will definitely keep your recommendation in mind :)

    1. Oh trust me, it has been years since I have done/gotten done one of thos basic frenches. I have a lot to say about that look, none of it good. That's why I was drawn to these. But regardless, check out an Orly, I know you will love them :)


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