In honour of the return of Stargate Universe, here is Orly Space Cadet! I loved the first season of SGU, it was so suspenseful and stressful to watch, I had to save up several episodes on the Sky plus so I didn’t have the stress of cliff hangers every week! I’ve caught up with the first two episodes of season 2, and it is just as awesome as I remembered. Though I was left quite depressed after ep.2, as with a lot of sci-fi, they tend not to be too concerned about killing off characters. :( It’s still great though, I can’t wait till Tuesday!
Anyway, moving away from sci-fi. Space Cadet was my ending job/back to uni treat. I love it! The first coat looks utterly rubbish. I was ready for a huge disappointment after I applied first coat, it was like watery green mud…which isn’t very nice. However after another coat it looked great! I love the duo-chrome of the contrasting green/purple colours. The base is the dirty swamp water green colour and the duo-chrome glass flecks are purple/green-y gold.
It took several pictures to try and show the different duochrome colours.
Another plus about these glass flecked Orly polishes is that they last for ages with no tip wear or chipping. The only bad point is they are similar to a glitter to remove. It’s not too bad really, especially seeing how nice it looks.
After snapping many pictures at different angles I just took a video. I know it’s not very good quality, but at least you can see the colour change.
It was my last day of summer work yesterday, I’m quite sad about it. I don’t want to go back to being a student! Nine more months and I’ll be free of lectures/exams/essays, can’t wait! :) I have cognitive heavy modules this semester so I’m quite happy about that, but I do have a 9am Monday morning lecture, groan… :( I’m looking forward to my third year big project though. :)
So it’s my last weekend of freedom, I intend to watch a lot of bad films and completely veg out and hopefully I’ll be able to get up on Monday to be in for 9, going to be difficult as I have been getting up at 10-11am (closer to 11 really) everyday all summer. My natural sleeping patterns don’t seem to align well with the 9-5 world. How about everyone else? Morning larks or night owls?
On to the mission!
Untried No. 1!
I’ve had this awhile, swatched it on one finger, but never wore it as a whole manicure. I’m on a mission to try all my untried! So here is the first one, Eyeko Vintage. I like Eyeko polishes, especially the blacks such as Cosmic and Vampira. This polish has the same consistency, it’s a little watery, but easy to handle. The first coat is pretty much bleurgh…very transparent and streaky, but after added a second coat it turns into this…a nice soft, vintage mint green shade.
I really like the colour, but I don’t think it suits me. It makes my skin look very yellow. I think that’s why I’ve been avoiding it after my first swatch of it. It’s a shame because it’s a really nice green and a nice polish! I was tempted to put GOSH Rainbow over the top to see what that looks like, but I’m low on remover and didn’t want to be battling to remove it later on! :) Anyway, I’m going to leave it on and see if it grows on me. How do normal people (i.e.people with a brain) decide if a colour will suit? I look at the picture and it doesn’t seem too bad, but when I have in on my nails all day it just doesn’t look right.
I cut my nails off as I needed to type quickly…don’t they look sad? :( I think I went a bit too short. :S
Here is Models Own Top Turquoise and Emerald City on ring fingers. I keep wanted to write Emerald City as Cathedral City…as in the cheese…I don’t know, it’s worrying how minds work sometimes.
I love turquoise as a colour. It reminds me of my boyfriend as he always wears bright shirts and he has lots of turquoise ones. :) ….I also think of weird things like a social influence study testing minority influence. This is pretty interesting in it’s own right, but not really related to my turquoise nail polish…or is it?
This is quite a green turquoise. I would normally label turquoise as a blueish hue colour. It’s definitely turquoise, but not like the Tiffany turquoise, this is a bit darker, more green. It’s strange, the more I look at it, the more I doubt I know the difference between green and blue! …maybe it is due to the Emerald City green sparkles making me perceive the green more.
Moving on… Emerald City is a pretty green glitter and I really like it here. This is three coats to give full coverage. It’s very sparkly and I think pairs well with the turquoise.
My apologies for the psychology/colour perception nonsense. I work with a lot of vision geeks and the psychology of perception is fun for me from a science point of view and from a more philosophical ‘do we actually see what we see’ angle. It’s fun! For example:
Did you know you only have colour vision in the centre of vision and the rest is just made up by your brain? To test grab two pens/sticks/whatever you can find that are two different colours. e.g. a big red pen and a big blue pen. Mix them up behind your back so you don’t know which pen is in which hand. Hold your arms out to your sides with a pen in each hand and keep looking straight ahead. Move your arms forward slowly until you can make out you have something in your hands from your peripheral vision. Try to tell which colour pen is in which hand while keep looking forward. If done correctly you should not be able to identify the colour as the colour receptors in your eye only exists in the centre of your vision. I love this stuff, it’s weird to think that what you see is mostly made up by your brain fudging information together.
Only two weeks to go till uni. I’m glad uni is starting again, I will be happy to learn new nonsense! :)