Monday, August 1, 2011

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

Today I have swatches from the new Orly 'Birds Of A Feather' collection. I bought four today even though I really shouldn't have haha. I'm seriously considering going on a no-buy for August. 
I got a three pack that came with a purple bag with a peacock feather. The polishes it came with are Nite Owl, Lucky Duck and Sweet Peacock. I had to get Fowl Play too!

 First up is Nite Owl:
I really like this colour! More than I thought I would anyway. This is two coats but you could probably get away with one thick coat. It is a light brown with a silver shimmer. I would recommend this.

Next is Sweet Peacock. Only one coat for this one. It is a electric metallic blue. I think it might be good for stamping but I haven't experimented with that yet.

This one is Lucky Duck. I did one thick coat for this. It was a little bit streaky at first but was easily manipulated. When I was trying it out I thought it might be very similar to Orly Green With Envy. 

GWE is a bit more blue than LD. The similarity is greater IRL though.

Two coats of GWE on index and middle vs. one coat of LD on ring and pinky. GWE is more of a jelly compared to LD which has more of a creme consistency. Again, they are much more similar in reality.

And finally..

Fowl Play!

As most of you already know, Fowl Play is a dupe of the hard to find OPI polish Merry Midnight. The range Merry Midnight came out with didn't get released in New Zealand so I didn't even know about it until recently. Fowl Play (and Merry Midnight) has a dark purple jelly base with tiny blue glitter and flakies! The flakes look orange at first but at the right angle can be blue or green.

ahh pretty flaky-ness! This was two coats
There ya have it! Bit pic heavy but hopefully worth it. Have a great week everyone! 


  1. i can't wait for these to arrive in canada! (if they ever do...)

  2. These are the first swatches I've seen! Love it! I definitely need fowl play and nite owl!

  3. So pretty! I am definitely breaking my no-buy for Fowl Play because I just KNOW people are going to be snapping it up like crazy.

  4. Certainly the one I like is Fowl Play!!Since I saw it I loved and I hope I can find in ebay some day :)

    Thanks for the review!!

  5. I WANT THEM all !!! Ah, so pretty! Nite Owl is prettier than I thought based on the promo pics. Love! Is it a real feather on the purse?

  6. I'm glad you guys liked this post. I don't usually do swatch type posts.
    Nite Owl is very pretty, my second favorite behind Fowl Play.
    @Roblove: yup! :) real feathers. There is a couple underneath the peacock feather too