Orly Fowl Play (swatches & review)
Eventually I get around to doing Pink Wednesday posts again, but I have sooooo many non-pink polishes to share with you so you’ll just have to humor me. 😉 Today I’ve got a fantastic one to show you all. It’s called Fowl Play and it’s from Orly’s Birds of a Feather collection that was just released. When I first saw the bottle of this polish I knew it had to be mine. There is so much going on with this one, you’ll just have to see it to believe me. 😀
Swatches shown are done with Sally Hansen Nail Quencher Hydrating base coat and Pro-FX Ultra Fast Dry top coat.
Fowl Play looked amazing in the bottle and this baby does not disappoint when it’s on your nails! Now take a deep breath before you soak all this in: Fowl Play is a deep purple jelly filled with large irregular flakies that flash orange, yellow, green, and red. There’s also smaller glitter particles that flash blue/purple, AND there is silver micro-shimmer.
Mind. Blowing. Polish. Goodness. I’m thinking that this is the purple version of 212-Sephora. 😛
Once again I ventured outside so you could see this glorious polish in direct sunlight. The blue and red/orange flakies really stand out in natural sunlight. The formula on Fowl Play was pretty good. It’s a jelly, so expect to layer up if you want to avoid VNL. I’m wearing three coats in these swatches.
Look at this macro. I mean… Tears of joy are coming down my face. 😉 You’re gonna need to click this photo to see the larger image. In fact, click on all of these photos to view the larger images. You won’t regret it, I promise. 😀
Fowl Play is a MUST HAVE! The jelly formula was slightly goopy, but for the color payoff I can definitely overlook it. This polish also wears like iron. I’m testing out a new top coat (more on that soon :-)) and I’ve been wearing Fowl Play since last Thursday, there’s not a single chip in my polish and I barely have any tip wear!
Fowl Play is also extremely close to OPI’s Merry Midnight, a HTF polish from their 2009 LE Holiday Wishes collection . Carina from GildedNails does a fantastic comparison of the two. So if you’re having a hard time locating Merry Midnight then I suggest you nab Fowl Play before it disappears! 😀
Orly polishes can be purchased from Sally Beauty and Ulta stores nationwide. The entire Birds of a Feather collection is also available on Ulta.com. Olry polishes retail starting at $7.00/each for a 0.6 fl oz bottle of polish, though prices may vary.