Orly Fowl Play- Swatches
Here it is! The last of my nail mail from Head2Toe Beauty – I saved this for last. And… as it turns out, I like both Layla polishes (the holographic and the magnetic) AND Megan’s Polish better. But I do really, really like this and I’m super pleased I finally bought it.
Orly Fowl Play is from their fairly recent-ish Birds of a Feather collection – I also have Nite Owl and love that one, too. This is apparantly a close sibling polish to OPI Merry Midnight, but with *more* of the goodies. It’s a dark reddish based purple jelly just loaded with red/gold flakies and blue/purple glitter. The glitter doesn’t shine all of the time, it just flashes every now and again to catch your eye. It looks like there is something else in there, a similar purple toned shimmer, but my eyes just aint that good. If someone knows, please tell me! (click on a photo to enlarge, if you wish).
This is two coats, and top coat. Over a base coat today – I tried it yesterday, needed 3 coats without the base coat, and then wouldn’t dry. I smudged it, and chipped it, and then took it off – and my nails looked like berries. Moral of the story? Use base coat. It looks fine with two coats (over the clear base) and dries at a good rate, too. Formula was great, applied really well with highly minimal clean up required – and that only because I’m clumsy 🙂
I really do like this polish! These purples look so nice, vampy without being OTT or goth (I do like me some OTT and some goth, but it’s nice to vary, right?) and suit my olive skin tone nicely. It’s really eye catching, the flakies keep glistening and the blue just pops out to say hello at odd moments, a busy polish, and a fascinating one. It was also really easy to remove, always a bonus!
I think I saw a duochrome effect too, yesterday – the red purple seemed to go a much deeper purple on the angle. I’ll tried to catch it again when the sun comes up today.
It’s not a true duochrome, more like an optical illusion, but I’ll take that thanks 😉
Have a great day