Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Orly Fowl Play

I like Orly and purple and flakies, so of course I got Fowl Play as soon as I saw it in the Birds of a Feather display this fall. It didn't matter that I knew it was very, very similar to OPI Merry Midnight, which I already had (see Polish Insomniac's comparison here). I just saw the bottle and got all grabby hands.



When I tried it, I stopped at two coats; three might have been better, but two wasn't bad at all.









There happened to be sun while I had this on, so I took Fowl Play outside. Since I spent the majority of my time inside, I was happy to see that the sun didn't make a huge difference with this polish. It might even be a touch prettier inside, where its glow doesn't have to compete with the sun's.



Flakies are great for layering, so of course I had to try that, too. I started with two coats of my favorite blue creme ever, Orly La Playa, and then added one coat of Fowl Play. And lo, it was good.







My Ulta has restocked Fowl Play a couple times now, so you may be able to find a bottle at yours if you haven't already scooped one up. I also checked eBay this morning; there are a some sellers with crazy buy it now prices for Fowl Play, but refreshingly, there are also some with reasonable prices and shipping, so that's an option if you're not close to an Ulta or don't especially like shopping there. (I am still annoyed with them for the rewards change, so still trying to use other sources when I can. I wonder if they've noticed—there have been some good sales and coupons that have drawn me back into the store. BOGO Butter London? Yep, that got me.)

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23 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. You have yet again added another polish to my list! I must have this! :)

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  2. It looks great on you...glad I have MM as this isn't available in my area.

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  3. This polish is beautiful. I'm SO happy I got someone to pick it up for me :)

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  4. I just love this. I'm going to give it a whirl over Revlon Royal just to see how it does, it looks pretty over blue on you! It's like the magic words, right - flakies and purple! :)

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  5. Flakies are for flakes! HAHA! yes I thought of that all by myself! I do like that Orly La playa-such a pretty blue!

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  6. I love Flakies... & this polish is one of my favorites.. I also went shopping for more Butter London.. but know im WANT/NEED the winter ones, they look amazing!!!

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  7. I went grabby hands on this one too. I haven't tried it yet but it is patiently waiting for me to get with the program lol. I love it over blue!

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  8. I'm so glad I picked this up at Ulta last week. IT has not been tried yet but it will be soon!

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  9. This polish is really nice, I love all those flakies! :)

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  10. Very very pretty! :)
    Love this color

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  11. I have this one and I like it, but it's not as spectacular as it is in the bottle, for me. I think maybe it has too much going on for my tastes. But it looks great over La Playa, I would never have thought of layering it like that!

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  12. I need to get my butt to my local beauty supply store and pick this up.... they better still have some, haha!

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  13. I'm so in love with it over the blue!!

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  14. I just got this one too and i just love it! it looks so
    Nice on your beautiful nails.

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  15. It's really lovely over that blue -- Orly is selling it directly off their website too (we don't have an Ulta around here so I have to resort to buying most of my stuff online).

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  16. I love MM so much! It is a favorite of mine. Maybe I should pick up Fowl Play as a back up? It looks gorgeous over blue, never thought of that!

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  17. nice one, this one is already on my wish list ;-D

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  18. Man alive - I just feel we are on the same wavelength regarding colours! This is the ONLY Orly colour I've wanted all year and here you are sporting it. My memory may be faulty but I think the flakes in this are smaller and more uniform in size to Merry Midnight.. am I dreaming? Anyhoo, I might scout about ebay for this beauty.

    Thank you for this NOTD. Gorgeous.
    BV

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  19. Oh wow I love flakies and this polish is gorgeous! I seriously LOVE the layering you'v done too, it looks incredible!

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  20. It looks soooo amazing! I just found it & I'm so excited to wear it! :)

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  21. I love this one! It's the only one I want to get from this collection

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  22. I have yet to get my hands on this (nor do I own Merry Midnight) as I'm on a no buy but it's driving me crazy! looks gorgeous on you!

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