Friday, October 14, 2011

NOTD: Orly Sweet Peacock & 50% Off Offer

I've been having very neutral coloured nails this week as I had a wedding last weekend and so went for a beige pink shade. It was pretty and work safe so I left it on for the whole week (and being a lighter shade, the chips on the edge were less noticeable which helped to increase its longevity!)

But today is Friday so off went the pale coloured nails and on comes the vibrant colours. Let me show them to you.

Orly Nail Lacquer - Sweet Peacock
Sweet peacock is from Orly's latest collection - Birds of a Feather containing shades that depict the pretty irridescent colours of bird feathers.

Sweet peacock is a royal blue with a metallic shimmer finish. It's a gorgoeous vibrant shade and gives nail plenty of dimension.

The shimmery finish does indeed remind me of the irridescent blue in the eyes of the peacock feathers and I love it paired with a pale blue shirt to highlight the vibrant colour.

The Shimmer finish lacquer is easy to apply and I found thicker layers gave less streaky finishes from uneven layerig of the shimmers. You really you can get away with one coat for an opaque finish if it was applied thicker than normal but if you were going for a second coat, make sure the first is completely dry as it's easy to disturb the first layer of this shimmer formula and result in an uneven finish.

Orly products can be hard to come by as it's only stocked in selected salons but thankfully they have an online shopfront so everyone can get a hold of their favourite Orly product at their convenience.

But huddle closely around your screens my pretties, as I've got something big to share with you today.

Being one of the sponsors at the recent ABBW event, Orly has provided the beauty bloggers in attendance with an exclusive discount code for a massive 50% off RRP of ALL products at Orly Beauty online.

After making some inquireis, I had the blessings of the folks at Orly to share with you this promotional code so all you readers can join in the deal. Just quote "ABBW" at checkout for this generous discount.

I can tell you I'll be picking up the regular version of Star Spangled, Fowl Play, Haute Red, Mirror Mirror lacquers and their Peace rich renewal hand creme which I love so much.

The Orly discount code is valid till 31st October 2011 so don't miss out at this incredible opportunity!

Orly nail lacquers 18ml  RRP A$18.95 at selected salons, or online at Orly Beauty.
This featured  product was provided for consideration.


  1. oh wow. is that peacock feather you have on the photos an earrings from F21? We have exactly the same then! he he he he Cheers to Friday! Phey

  2. What a great vibrant blue. Thanks for the code. I actually missed out on the Orly pack at ABBW. Just went and ordered two things on my wishlist.

  3. Ahhh That's so sweet of you for providing us a 50% off code!! :P Thanks much!

    That blue looks REALLY nice and compliments your skin tone very much! :P I hate blue on me nails.. They look SO odd... :'(!


  4. @Phey - It's not an earring but a headband I have with peacock feathers. I can imagine the earrings from F21 would look so pretty!

  5. @beautySnippets - shame you missed out on the Orly pack. Don't worry the ABBW code will compensate as I have about 10 shades and a couple of hand creams I'm going to pick up at such a great price.

    @ Tram - thanks hunny! Blue can look good on you too. Just need to co-ordinate the clothes you wear with it to compliment (so green, pale blues would work for with sweet peacock).

  6. I currently have this colour on my toes, love it!

  7. @beautyIntheSky - isn't it just such a happy vibrant shade!


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