I recently picked up some more Orly colors from their old Birds of a Feather Collection. I loved this collection from 2011… but more importantly, I felt the need to hoard a few more of these old Orly bottles. Have you seen the design of their new bottles? They look so weird and different to me that I want to get my hands on as many of the oldies as possible! For posterity or something!
One of my faves from the Birds of a Feather collection is the blue base I’m wearing here called Sweet Peacock. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s the most electric aqua blue foil that I’ve ever seen! I’m so glad I added it to my stash!
It seemed fitting to pair this polish with a peacock design. I did 2 coats of Sweet Peacock as my base color. Then I applied some chevron nail guide stickers and painted my tips with another Birds of a Feather Orly called Lucky Duck. The rest of the gold, black, blue and purple accents were done with a dotting tool. It was actually pretty simple! Here’s the colors I used:
blue ♥ Sweet Peacock by Orly
green ♥ Lucky Duck by Orly
gold ♥ Because You’re Worth It by L’Oreal
purple ♥ Eggplant Frost by wet n wild
black ♥ Black Lace Cream by NYC
These peacock nails are fun to wear! I just love colors inspired by nature! Do you own any of these polishes from the Birds of a Feather collection?
Day 17 of Julie’s April nail art challenge is dedicated to 3D nail art! I love that this nail art challenge makes me try new things. I don’t have a lot of nail embellishments in my stash so my best bet was to think outside the box! I have a lot of jewelry findings and beads so surely I’d be able to find something to decorate my nails with. When sifting through my beads I came cross these lovely silver-plated feather charms from Fire Mountain Gems. I used to love these things! I don’t make myself a lot jewelry- usually I give it to family and friends…but I made myself these aqua chandelier earrings with the silver feathers and they turned out to be my absolute faves! I wore them all the time! Until I lost them 😦 Here’s a pic of them on the left. I really should make myself another pair… but first, lemme put these feathers on my nails! I cut them with my wire cutting tool and secured them to my painted nails with a clear top coat. They looked really awesome, but I kept scratching myself with them! So I didn’t get to wear them too long lol.
If you are wondering about my purple base color… it’s called Fowl Play by Orly and it’s part of their Birds of a Feather Collection from 2011 maybe. It has a dark purple jelly base with a thick suspension type formula… and it’s got all kinds of crazy shimmer, micro glitter and small flakies. Lotsa colors in here! I like deep complex colors like this. In fact, the whole Birds of a feather Collection is beautiful- check out Orly’s promo shot for the collection. Don’t you love this bright metallic peacock blue polish that the model is wearing? I know this collection is old news… but this blue is so pretty! And so is my purple Fowl Play- I hope you like it too!