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30 days of untrieds: Day 23 – Orly vs OPI

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s comparison post!
I was lucky enough to virtually scream “MeMeMe!” when someone in my (former) facebook group found a bunch of OPI Merry Midnights. I have a thing for weird things, and Merry Midnight is a weird polish. It can best be described as a reddish-purple jelly base with multicolored flakies. This year, Orly released the Birds of a Feather collection (I showed you Sea Gurl earlier), and one of the polishes was the high-anticipated Fowl Play.
Fowl Play was hyped as a dupe of Merry Midnight, and I had to get it so I could see for myself, if it really was a dupe.
First: Fowl Play on its own. (pretty, huh?)
Since we’re talking flakies, I’ll show you daylight pictures. Artificial light and flakies don’t always work out for the best.
On these pictures I’m wearing Merry Midnight and Fowl Play. Can you guess which nail is painted in which colour?
above: daylight; below: artificial light, no flash
Ok, I’ll tell you. On my index & middle finger I’m wearing Merry Midnight, on my ring finger & pinkie I’m wearing Fowl Play. There’s very little difference between the two: Merry Midnight is 3 coats, while Fowl Play only needed two. Merry Midnight has a more purple base than Fowl Play; also, in Fowl Play the colour shift in the flakies is more visible than in Merry Midnight. I personally prefer Merry Midnight, which is why I recently sold my Fowl Play at the Beauty Blogger Flea Market.
Do you have any of the two? Do you like this kind of polish, or do you think there’s ‘too much happening on the nail’?
The other ladies participating in the 30 day challenge:
Alexandria at Je T’aime Lacquer
Alyssa at Always Polished
Amber at The Polished Momma
Andrea at Addicted to the Allure of Beauty
Ashley at Follow the Yellow Polish Road
Caitlin at Something Creative
Carly at Lacquered Lover
Caroline at Shadow’s Nail Art
Chelsea at Pretty and Polished
Gwen at Pudgy Nails
Ingie at Limited Addiction Nails
Jacki at Adventures in Acetone
Jamie at Nails Adored
Lindsey at Nailtopia
Natalie at Gems in a Bottle
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Cherry Glam Girl
Sarah at Lucky Lacquers
Thalie at Glazed Talons
Taylor at Nailed to the T
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