Happy first Sunday of autumn!! To commemorate the changing weather and my newly acquired scratchy throat, I decided to finally wear my Orly Fowl Play. Most of you have seen this one before. It was one of the darlings of last fall's Birds of a Feather collection. I've been saving it for shorter, cooler days since my Ulta haul this past May. Two days into the new season is a long enough time to wait, lol.
You know the description. Fowl Play's a dark plum purple jelly packed to the gills with tiny holographic shimmer, iridescent shimmer, and color shifting mylar flakes. It's a very cool, unique polish that's left me feeling slightly underwhelmed. Maybe I expected the shimmers and flakies to pop more. Maybe it's just not the right shade for my skin. The formula kind of bugged me, too. Fowl Play is not an easy one to control. It's opaque in two coats, which is great for any jelly, but I kept dealing with runaway flakies and really thick spots near the middle of each nail. Nevertheless, I'm sure this won't be the last time I wear it. Stuff like this tends to grow on me.
Also... you may or may not have noticed that my photos are now gargantuan. I'm test driving this different size for a bit. I think I prefer the smaller photos, but maybe I'm just not used to the new size. The detail in the polish is certainly better in extra large. Got an opinion?
Thanks for reading. <3