Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ORLY Fowl Play - Birds of a Feather Collection

Hey everyone! Today I have swatches of another polish from the upcoming ORLY Birds of a Feather Collection. 

Fowl Play is described by ORLY as a "purple sparkle" but what they should have told us is that it is a FLAKIE! This purple stunner has a jelly base and is packed with irregular flakie particles that flash orange, red, yellow and green, silver microshimmer and what appears to be smaller flakie particles (but maybe it is glitter??) that flash vivid blue/purple. UH-MAZING!

I had to use three coats to get an even finish, because there were still a few patches after the second coat, but as you can see, the final product is glorious! I strongly encourage you to click on the images and take a closer look.




Now, you are probably thinking "hey I've seen this polish before!" and that's because Fowl Play appears to be very similar to OPI's Merry Midnight from the limited edition 2009 Holiday Wishes collection. However, after comparing the two, I don't think they are exactly the same. I will try and do a proper comparison with photos in the next week, but the biggest difference I noticed between the two was actually wear time. Every time I have worn Merry Midnight it has chipped within a day of putting it on. However, Fowl Play is a completely different story and I got 4 days wear out of it without one chip!

So the verdict - this flakie polish is beautiful and wears like a dream. Formula wasn't 100% but as I said, three coats gives you a great finish. If you missed out on Merry Midnight you should definitely run out and grab Fowl Play when it is released because I can see it selling out fast!

Birds of a Feather will be available in June for $18.95AUD each. For stockists visit www.orlybeauty.com.au.






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43 comments:

  1. That is amazing!!

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  2. OH MY GOSH. This is absolutely stunning. Do you know if this collection will be available in Europe or is it and exclusively Australian collection? xx

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  3. I am so going to grab this!

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  4. that's what i thought at the first time i see the picture, it's look like merry midnight, but

    it's really beautifull

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  5. woah. nice shade. love the tiny glitters. I wish my nails are longer. :(
    oh BTW. I'm having my birthday giveaway.You can check it here: Misskatv's Birthday Giveaway!xoxo,Kat :)

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  6. I have a feeling this one is going to sell out pretty quickly, this is awesome!

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  7. Merry Midnight. Yep. Only MM looks a little better, I'd say. The Orly base colour doesn't "sing" quite like the OPI.

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  8. Gorgeous :)
    Jelly + flakies = WOOOW!

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  9. Oh my! I think this might have to go on my list...

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  10. This is as pretty as your preview picture was on Twitter! I'm loving this and I was wondering, do you know if this will be available in the US as well? Thanks!

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  11. I think I will have to get my hands on this before it becomes HTF like Merry Midnight

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  12. wow I think the close enough to be dupes I have Merry Midnight on right now and cant tell the difference I was hoping they would make another color with the flakies but oh well ):

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  13. This is just GORGEOUS, love it!

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  14. Oh my god, it's amazing! Wonderful swatches <3 I would love to get it - even at 19$ AUD :) If it is a AUS exclusive, I will have to find someone who will trade or CP!

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  15. OMG this is definitely a must have :D I'm definitely picking this one up!

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  16. diamondxdust Cosmetic Fix @7392880034ea60836267c053a9c3b2cf shella sanjaya I love this gorgoeus nail color. I love puirples and thuis purple stunner is , "must have it now!" shade. Question: Why is my comment font so small I can barely red it. LOL

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  17. Awesome post. Can't wait to be able to pick this color up. Must have for my collection

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  18. I have Merry Midnight but I love Orly's formula SO much that I'm definitely getting this one! It's gorgeous!

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  19. Ooooh! Its' so pretty! I'm so buying it. It kinda reminds me of Sally Hansen's Problem Child.

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  20. Yes it will be available later in the year :)

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  21. My PR contact advised me that it will be released in the USA and rest of world later in the year.

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  22. I think it will be released in the USA and Europe later in the year :)

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  23. I just had a new polish added to my lemmings list. xD

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  24. Yay, that's great news :) Thank you so much!

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  25. Omg!!! I am dying!!!

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  26. What are the differences between the two?

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  27. OMG I sooo want it !

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  28. LOVE this colour, not seen it before, so I'm off to ebay to see if I can find it.  We don't get the full range of colours in the uk sometimes. 

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  29. Ooh, now THAT'S nice.  Haven't seen this one before.  Will be keeping my beady eyes open now. :) 

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  30. Alyssa Moon DykeJune 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Gorgeous!  This one looks like it was made for you!

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  31.  wow wow wow...i so want that polish!!!

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  32. Aaahh! I need this! so beautiful!

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  33.  This is gorgeous! I think I may need it! I posted this pic on my tumblr, but linked it back to this post, hope that's okay!

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  34. WOW, SO BEAUTIFUL! Going on my wishlist!

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  35. Hi Cat! Fowl Play definitely has the blue glitter, it was just hard to capture. But you can definitely see a bit of the glitter in these photos :) Glad you like the post! :D

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  36. Hi Carina!

    I've just been directed here by a friend, and I like what I see! :)Foul Play seems to be missing the blue glitter dots that make Merry Midnight so special. Still, it's very pretty.

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