Friday, 9 March 2012

NOTD: Orly Fowl Play

It's been a while since I did a nail polish post, and a number of you have requested more as part of your entry to my MAC giveaway (link!) so here you are!  After a fairly stressful day (minor procedure at the doctors- all sorted and healing ok so far...) I relaxed by having a drop of baileys, some bacon rashers crisps and a home manicure.
I got blue sparkle, red sparkle, silver sparkle, gold sparkle....

Orly Fowl Play was part of their Bird's of a Feather collection last autumn/winter.  Unfortunately it was limited edition, but that is not to say it can't be found in local salons, spas and of course good old (link to seller here)
Night time shot- no flash. This is closer to the true colour.

(Slight apology here, I always apply polish and then take a photo before I clean up the application.  I don't mean to- I just get a bit over enthusiastic!)

It is a gorgeous dark amethyst colour with added sparkle.  It seems to have blue and silver glitter in, as well as flakes of what looks like gold leaf.  This gives it a grown up, subtle shimmer and opal like shine in places.  It retails for £4.95 which is really good for an unusual, quality polish.
This see-through coat could be layered over another colour for a different look.

As you can see, you need two coats to get a good strong colour.  I used Rimmel 5 in 1 Nail Treat (currently on 3 for 2 at Boots) as my base and top coat.  It's a great space saving travel product!
Obligatory blurry glitter shot!

I have used Orly polishes for a while (including their cute mini manis (older posts here)) and find the range of colours and finishes quite good.  I also have found with a good base/top coat the polish will last chip free for at least a week.  The best part- Orly polishes are free from the big deadly 3 ingredients: DBP, Formaldehyde and Toluene.  If you want to read more about Orly or see their full range of colours then please visit

Do you own any Orly polishes?  What is the most unusual glitter/gold leave polish you own?  Do you use a base/top coat- if so which one?

Disclaimer: I was given these as a gift by Orly, with no obligation to review.  I am including this polish on my blog because I like it!  These are my own words!


  1. Ooooh purdy! I have YET to try out ORLY polishes can ya believe?! As for gold, have you ever tried Milani Gold Jewel FX? It is STUNNING! :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

    1. Ooo I havent tried that one but I will keep an eye out for it! xx

  2. still havent tried Orly, but few things are on my wishlist. the most unusual hmm.. maybe Zoya Jules. and about your 3rd question (I'm going one after another lol), it depends.. oftentimes I use top coat

    1. That is another recommendation I am off to google! Thanks so much for answering all the questions! xx


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