Orly Galaxy FX for Spring 2014

Orly Galaxy FX

The Orly Galaxy FX for spring 2014 collection is coming out soon and features six new glittery shades.

Drawing inspiration from constellations, lacquers are uniquely formulated with a Black Space Base or Milky White Base, and dusted with an array of glitters, creating a multi-dimensional, celestial finish.

The shades include:

  • Gravity Bound – Black Jelly Base with White, Purple and Blue Glitter
  • Milky Way – White Jelly Base with Silver Holo and Bronze Glitter
  • Star Trooper – Black Jelly Base with Gold, White and Silver Glitter
  • Intergalactic Space – Black Jelly Base with Purple, Silver, Blue and Bronze Glitter
  • Starburst – White Jelly Base with Bronze, Red and Orange Glitter
  • Black Hole – Black Jelly Base with Red, Blue and White Glitter

I was a little apprehensive when I saw these in person because they were so glittery I assumed they would be a lumpy mess. But actually most of these applied rather easily and evenly and look really cool. I did two or three coats depending on the shade to completely cover and I waited a good 2-5 minutes in-between each coat to make sure the glitter stayed in place. A few of the ones with larger round glitter pieces gave me some grief. More info below.

Orly Galaxy FX-3

Orly Galaxy FX-2

Orly Starburst


Starburst has a white base with red, orange and gold glitter. The base is a bit sheer so I did need three coats for this. I love this color combination and how it looks. This is one of my favorites here. I am realizing (after how many years doing this?) that I really prefer glitters with a light base rather than darker ones.

Orly Milky Way

Milky Way

Milky Way has a white base and blue, silver holo and bronze glitter. This is another of my favorite ones. I only used two coats here because it was fairly opaque, but I could have used three.

Orly Star Trooper

Star Trooper

Star Trooper has a black base with gold, white and silver glitter. The bottle is so jam packed with white and silver glitter I didn’t even realize how much gold was in here until I swatched it. I love this one also, it kind of looks like a murky olive green. This was two coats.

Orly Intergalactic Space

Intergalactic Space

Intergalactic Space has a black base with purple, white, bronze and blue glitter. The white glitter comes in a very large round form. It was a little hard trying to get these larger pieces out and onto the nail. The polish is so thick it doesn’t really shake up or move around in the bottle too much, so that can be a pain. This was three coats and I managed to fish out a round piece for most nails.

Orly Gravity Bound

Gravity Bound

Gravity Bound has a black base with white, purple and blue glitter. I made a bit of a mess with with swatch but oh well. This was  two coats and I managed to get a good amount of all glitters onto the nail with no issue.

Orly Black Hole

Black Hole

Black Hole has a black base with red, white and blue glitter. The blue glitter is rectangular which is kind of different. The base was rather sheer with this one so I used three coats. I waited a good five minutes in-between coats because it’s rather thick and tends to get gloopy. There are some large round red glitter pieces in here but none wound up on my nails. This is another one of those where you would have to fish them out if you wanted them on the nails most likely. Nice color combination though. Very patriotic.

Orly Galaxy FX Collection

Overall: Some of these seemed better in terms of formula than others. I think the best ones in terms of formula were Starburst, Milky Way and Star Trooper. Gravity Bound and Black Hole were a bit on the thicker more clumpy side, so more patience is required. I love the color combination in Intergalactic Space, it’s very unusual. I think it would be even better without the large white glitter though.

Availability: January 2014 at Sally Beauty, Ulta, etc.

Pricing: $10.00 for 0.6 oz.

Now that you’ve seen them, which will you be picking up?


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  • December 17, 2013

    Ever since you posted the bottle shots on instagram, I have been waiting for swatches!

    Interesting collection from Orly, I think Milky Way is my favorite.

    • December 17, 2013

      I love Milky Way, so cool looking.

  • December 17, 2013

    Beautiful swatches as always! I have SUCH a weakness for glitter *swoon*. I kind of want them all but I might pass on Starburst, only because it seems kind of similar to an indie glitter I have. So only buying 5 out of 6 qualifies as self control I think…lol.

    • December 17, 2013

      I agree, that’s self control, hahaha. :)

  • December 17, 2013

    Ooooh, what a fun collection!! I really like everything here except for Black Hole. I am SO excited that Orly is continuing their really funky almost-indie-inspired glitter polish trend :D
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    • December 17, 2013

      Me too!

  • December 17, 2013

    Woow! Great polishes, very unique. I can’t pick a favourite right now. The first and last I don’t like but I want to buy all others.
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    • December 17, 2013

      Glad you liked four of six then!

  • December 17, 2013

    Nope, this collection is not my cup of tea. Orly missed the mark on this one as far as I’m concerned. Particularly with the white “glitter”. At what point does glitter become confetti? It just looks like some put white confetti in all the dark polishes to me lol.

    • December 17, 2013

      I agree, not my cup of tea either. Maybe the creamy, milky base + glitter isn’t my thing. I really loved the Orly FX Fall 2010 collection.

    • December 17, 2013

      True, those larger white pieces do look a bit confetti-like.

  • December 17, 2013

    These remind me so much of indie polishes. I usually like the Orly FX line but unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be getting any of these. The only ones that interest me are Intergalactic Space and Gravity Bound but the formula doesn’t sound that great. :(
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    • December 17, 2013

      Yeah they were thicker but not horrible to work with. Just some patience would be required.

  • December 17, 2013

    I’m a huge fan of glitter bombs! Sometimes feels a bit silly to be in my 30’s and rocking so much glitter but I enjoy it so who cares? I wear very, very minimal makeup (usually just mascara and eyebrow pencil) so my nails are where I like to experiment. I’m rather impressed with this collection considering it’s not coming from an indie brand. Some fun, unusual combos. I think I’d probably trying layering most of them over white or black (depending on their base color) in order to avoid that terrible glitter chunkiness. The only one I have zero interest in is Black Hole…just not into the patriotic look. I’ll have to start stalking Sally’s soon. lol

  • December 17, 2013

    Wow, Star Trooper is fantastic! It’s so cool and so different. Love it!

  • December 17, 2013

    I have to say, this is the first Orly collection that has grabbed my attention! I like all of them but Black Hole and I agree that glitters with a white base are so flattering!

  • December 17, 2013

    I’m always amazed at all the different types of nail polishes that are now on the market.

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  • December 17, 2013

    I really like all of those, especially Star Burst and Star Trooper. They are a bit pricey, but I don’t have anything like them.
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  • December 17, 2013

    Really not a fan of any of these. I’m surprised.
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  • December 17, 2013

    hummm they seem uneasy to work with :(

  • December 17, 2013

    Half of these seem to be new (to me) combos. I will have them on my list.
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  • December 17, 2013

    Ooh milky way looks so pretty! I usually don’t go for glitter polishes but it is so unique..maybe I should try some glitter
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  • December 17, 2013

    Meh, this finish looks a little weird to me, but still fun
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  • December 18, 2013

    Wooow, really nice. I really like Stardust too, it looks so cool and unique :) Will def be looking out for these ones!

  • December 18, 2013

    I’m not really liking the color combination – I’ve seen a lot of indies do this kind of finish better.
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  • December 18, 2013

    This is so tempting to buy!! I love Starburst and Black Hole! ^_^
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  • December 18, 2013

    I kind of like Star Trooper and Intergalactic Space, but I probably would never wear them, so can live without them.

  • December 18, 2013

    I love all except Gravity Bound and Black Hole- it seems as though I’ve seen those two combinations elsewhere.
    Star Trooper, Milky Way, Intergalactic Space and Starburst all managed to turn my head. I’ll absolutely need to seek out this collection.
    Thank you for the lovely swatches, Kelly!
    (Plus thanks to Orly for doing something interesting and…”out there” if you’ll pardon the pun…)

  • December 18, 2013

    Great swatches as always, but I’m not a fan of these. I don’t hate them, but I’m just not seeing any that I feel like I really want or need. Too bad because that macro shot you posted of Intergalactic Space had me excited.
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  • December 18, 2013

    starburst is really interesting looking- not sure i like the sheerness of it tho.

  • December 18, 2013

    Thanks for the swatches – I’m so excited for these, especially Milky Way!
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  • December 20, 2013

    Ooooooo! Milky Way! How pretty is that?! <3 Love Star Trooper too! :D I think those are my favorites. Intergalactic Space looks awesome in the bottle but those white pieces seem no bueno on the nail. :/ I absolutely adore circular glitter but it looks wonky in this polish. I love the idea of this collection though – galactic manis always look so cool!

  • December 28, 2013

    I just bought a colour called Infinity and Beyond from Quo by ORLY that is identical to Milky Way up there. Like exactly the same glitter and base. Weird because it’s technically the same brand. Hopefully the application is a little better in Milky Way because this one I have is really goopy but it looks awesome once it’s on with a top coat.

  • January 13, 2014

    I wonder if these would have looked better if they were swatched layered rather than on their own… disappointing since none are calling out to me.

  • January 22, 2014

    Ok, can I just say… Starburst definitely reminds me of puke.