I decided to revisit an older polish today, Galaxy Girl is from the Orly Cosmic FX collection and was one of the first polishes I actually sought out online (after seeing it on a load of American blogs and reading about it on MUA) rather than just buying randomly. I think it was also one of the first proper duochrome polishes I became aware of.
The collection was released in the summer of 2010, so 3 years ago now! It's strange to think I have been obsessing about my nails and tracking down polishes for so long already. :D
Galaxy Girl is a deep wine shade which colour shifts through red tones to a blue / purple colour, there's even a bit of turquoise in there if you catch it at the right angle.
It reminds me a bit of Urban Decay's Bruise - although the Orly is a little more textured and grainy looking, it's a similar colours and colour shift though. These pictures are three coats of polish.
It's a very pretty polish and the sort of thing that is ideal for people wanting something a little different to a flat colour without having to go all out; a sort of grown up, ladylike version of a nail effect or duochrome.
Putting it on again has reminded me of the other polishes from the collection so I might have to drag them out to try soon too.