Orly Birds of a Feather Swatches

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have three beautiful Orly polishes to share with you. These are three of the polishes from the Fall Birds of a Feather collection. I picked these three up in a pack with a bonus free wristlet at my local Sally's last month. My Sally's didn't get the Birds of a Feather display. But they did have some of these three packs.

Here is what was included in the clear plastic box:

 Three polishes from the Orly Birds of a Feather Fall collection. From the left: Sweet Peacock, Foul Play and Lucky Duck. Behind the polishes is the little wristlet. This is actually a nice little bag. It is small but not tiny. I can fit a few cards, my driver's license, some cash, my smartphone, a shopping list, a lippie and a little mirror comfortably inside. It is of a sueded synthetic fabric in a pretty dusty purple that goes nicely with my mostly dark toned wardrobe. The wristlet is accented with a removable charm comprised of feathers. I assume one of each of the birds in the collection is represented in the charm. I like this little bag and use it often.

I swatched the polishes and took their pictures, as well. All photos were taken in my lightbox.

First comes Orly Sweet Peacock. This is a cold, clean, smooth metallic foil polish. This polish is a blackened blue base with blue foil shimmer. This stuff is kind of like a chrome in that it is thin and somewhat unforgiving. If you have flaws on your nails, it isn't going to fill in and smooth everything out like a jelly or creme can. If I wanted a perfect finish, with my crazy ridges, I would have to lay down several coats of base coat, three or four of the polish then two of Seche Vite. But I am not going to do all of that. I accepted my crazy ridges a long time ago. They are there.  And they aren't going anywhere. I have grown kind of fond of them. lol

This is two coats over one coat of base and under one coat of top coat.


Look how this bright, bright polish freaks out my camera. 


Here, it looks a little more "foil-y".  

The formula of this one is nice. Easy to apply and control. I didn't have to fuss with it all that much. It dries fast and dulls some as it does so. Top coat made this crazy shiny and bright. Like those old fashioned blue glass Christmas ornaments my Gran then my mother had when I was a child. (Yes, there was Christmas waaay back then.) This is a lovely polish, overall. 

Next up is Orly Lucky Duck. This is a lovely, clear Mallard green. The colour reminds me of The Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston. It is a rich, blue based green jelly. Squishy. Mad shiny. Super mad shiny! This swatch is minus top coat, kids. I applied three coats thanks to my demon ridges causing sheer streaks. If you have smoother nails, you should be good in two. 





The formula of Lucky Duck is something wonderful. It is so smooth and silky and it whispered onto my nails like a dream. It self levels beautifully and is so easy to control that I barely picked up my cleanup brush. As I said before, this stuff is so shiny it is sick. I didn't use top coat for this swatch but I will use it when I wear this.

And finally, we come to the reason why I bought this little collection, in the first place. This is the polish I have been lusting after since I saw the first rumblings on blogs last Summer.

Meet Orly Foul Play. Lordy. This polish is beautiful and it was well worth the wait to find and buy it. This purple jelly base is packed with glass fleck shimmer, tiny blue glitter and copper/rose shifting duochrome flakies. May, oh, my. Love this. I applied three coats and top coat for this swatch.

Click these, dude. Seriously. Click them! :D






Foul Play has a slightly bratty formula. Not difficult. Just in need of a little coaxing and stroking. The first coat was thin and somewhat streaky and didn't give much goody wise. The second coat was a little better; it got smoother and more opaque and more of the sparkly and flaky stuff appeared and by the third, it was perfection. Opaque, smooth, squishy, translucent but solid and packed with shimmer, sparkle and flash. Golly, I love this polish. Love it like I would sell my first born for a barrel of this stuff.

You think I'm joking.

So, what say you? Do you own any or all of these pretty polishes? Think that you might want to acquire them? I just received a flyer from Sally's with my December 15% award on it and in the flyer is an ad for the Birds of a Feather three pack, so if you have been looking for any or all three of these polishes, you should be able to get the three pack with the adorable wristlet at your local Sally's.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day, stay warm and may your polish never bubble.

24 comments

  1. Orly Foul Play is on my wishlist

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  2. Okay I saw this 3-pack in the store and as I already had my hands full of other holiday polishes I passed it by.  Here in Phoenix they didn't get the collection either, just the 3-packs (I checked 3 Sally stores).  Now reading your post I think I want this!  The Fowl Play polish is appealing because it looks like one can peer into its depths and see lots and lots.

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  3. Get it! :D You can see into the depths of this polish. It has a lot of pretty stuff to enjoy. 

    There are a couple of polishes as Sally's that I passed by last time I was in there. They will be mine, soon. :D

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  4. It went on mine, the moment I saw the first press releases and swatches. It's worth having and hunting down. :D

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  5. These all look fantastic on you! I'm glad that Sally's at least got the three packs in, but I didn't end up getting it because I already had Fowl Play. My favorite of these three is Sweet Peacock, but Fowl Play is of course stunning as well =)

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  6. Foul Play reminds me of Opi's Merry Midnight. Could possibly even be a dupe. I've added Sweet Peacock to my wish list!

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  7. So pretty! If I didn't have Fowl Play, I would definitely pick the set up because Sweet Peacock and Lucky Duck are gorgeous!

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  8. Such pretty swatches! I have Fowl Play but haven't worn it yet — I'm waiting until after Christmas, since I'm in full-on festive manicure mode right now.

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  9. wow great pictures! gorgeous on you!

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  10. I came thisclose to picking this pack up at Sally's a couple weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I'd like the blue one. Now I'm kicking  myself because I should have just gotten it. Duh!! =)

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  11. I actually had to return my bottle of Lucky Duck. The formula was horrible - super runny and wouldn't dry. It was the first time I have had a problem with an Orly polish. Fowl Play, however, has been one of my go to polishes for fall.

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  12. Sources have confirmed that while not a dead on dupe, they are basically dupes.

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  13. Thank you. 

    I counted myself fortunate to find the three pack because I though that none of the Birds of a Feather polishes would make it to my Podunkville. 

    Sweet Peacock is stunning. As pretty as the photos were, in person it is better, better, better. I was surprised at how much I love it. :D

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  14. Good to know. I can call a halt to my futile hunt for Merry Midnight. lol

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  15. Good addition. It's a beaut! :D

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  16. All three are worth owning and are all gorgeous. If you can get them, do. :)

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  17. Ooo! It's worth waiting for. :)

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  18. You might still find it, there. The three packs are all gone from my Sally's but yours might still have them. :)

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  19. That stinks about your bottle of Lucky Duck. It had to have been an anomaly. 

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  20. Keep forgetting to tell you, I'm a Scorpio also. My birthday was the 14th, when's yours?

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  21. These are so pretty--I really like them as a collection, they look great together!

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  22. A fellow scorp! My birthday is the twelfth. :D

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  23. What a wonderful gift set!!  The colours are fantastic (I'm reeaally liking that green!)

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