|Orly - Fowl Play & Sweet Peacock|
I bought these two lovely polishes during my mega vacation haul. As I said in that post, as soon as I walked into Ulta I asked the first sales lady I saw if they had this collection in yet. She had no clue what I was talking about, but brought me to the Orly section.
Staring back at me were these beauties! This was the last bottle of Fowl Play in the display but every other color was well stocked.
If you're thinking Fowl Play looks familliar, you're right. It is almost exactly the same as OPI's limited edition and hard-to-find Merry Midnight.
I guess Orly pays attention to what we want and they created a dupe! (If only a company would suck it up and make some holographic polishes again...)
I don't have Merry Midnight to compare to, but here is a great comparison by The Posh Polish.
Now for my swatches!
Fowl Play is a deep brownish purple jelly base filled with all sorts of things. Flakies, glitter, microshimmer...
Doesn't look like much at one coat! I was not expecting it to be this sheer.
But three coats, wow!
As you can see, it builds well, and there is just so much going on, it's really fun to look at!
The flakies, which flash through red/orange/yellow/green in the bottle translate as mostly red and orange on the nail. The blue shimmer is really visible!
That last picture is really big, click it to enlarge it and see the details!
As pretty and different as it is, I'm not sure if it is really my color. As you know, I'm not big into dark shades. But if course I had to have this regardless.
I was a little disappointed, I thought it was going to be a more vibrant purple. I think if I wear it again, it will probably be over a brighter purple! Like so:
You still get all the flakie and blue shimmer and glittery goodness, but brighter and more fun!
This swatch is shown over Milani Rad Purple. (You might remember that I hated Rad Purple on nails, but on the wheel it comes out more purple and nice. This was an old swatch on the wheel - I have since gotten rid of Rad Purple. They make a nice combo though!)
So my verdict on Fowl Play is yes, you need it, because it's going to be all gone soon and you're going to want it just because you want to have it. (If you're crazy like me, anyway.)
Everyone has been so excited over Fowl Play that I think they missed the true star of the collection...
Are you seeing this?! Is it awesome or what?
This is a true blue glitter-foil. I'm calling it a glitter-foil because even though it looks like a normal foil polish, it really is like super super fine glitter in a somewhat darkened base.
I put some polish thinly onto paper to try to show you what I mean.
See? Micro glitter! But it doesn't look glittery. It looks super shiny and foily and pretty.
It takes three coats to cover completely.
This was the first polish I tried in a swatch marathon last night and I was really sad to have to take it off! I'm currently brainstorming some ideas for nail art including this polish because it's just lovely and it is for sure one of my new favorites!
What do you guys think? Excited for this collection? It should be hitting most stores soon if not already available. Orly typically retails for around $7.
Have a lovely day!