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Layering: Space Dreaming

We're not even going to talk about how long Orly Space Cadet has been in my collection. It's been a while, and I'm only getting around to wearing it now. I'm really not sure how that happened! Probably a result of multiple moves and unorganized Helmers. Thankfully, all that has changed and Space Cadet has finally seen the light of day...

Essence Never Stop Dreaming over Orly Space Cadet

Essence Never Stop Dreaming & Orly Space Cadet

Essence Never Stop Dreaming over Orly Space Cadet

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats Orly Space Cadet
1 Coat Essence Never Stop Dreaming
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Space Cadet is a deep violet leaning maroon red with a matching maroon shimmer that shift gold. It's a gorgeous shade that is in a lot of nail polish collections. It was part of the Cosmix FX Collection Orly released in Fall 2010.

The other part of this layering, Never Stop Dreaming, is an Essence polish I purchases this Summer from Ulta. I remember that the display was almost full that day. Most of the time, it's nearly empty or filled with polishes that aren't as lovely as this one. The base is a sheer orange leaning coral with red shimmer, and hex glitter in pink and orange.

On its own, Space Cadet is a gorgeous polish, but I really like the sparkle Never Stop Dreaming added. I've been trying to find a way to wear this glitter topper for a while, and I love what it brings to this layering. It really reminds me of why I like layering polishes so much. Sometimes the final effect is obvious, and other times, it turns out even better than I expected.



  1. Thanks! I love when glitter toppers change depending on the polish underneath them. Definitely my favorite thing about layering manis!!! :)


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