Saturday, March 5, 2011

OPI Katy Perry

So I know I'm a bit late on the bandwagon, but I had to wait 3+ weeks for Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night (they were worth the wait). The One That Got Away didn't interest me at all, so I passed on it, which I now regret, but oh well...  I got The One That Got Away! Will have pictures and a review up soon :)

 Last Friday Night
Last Friday Night is packed with round/hexagonal (I honestly can't tell which it is) and particle glitter in a very sheer blue base. This is very pretty on it's own and layered over other blues, but strangely it dries to a satin finish, so a top coat is necessary unless you want it to look dull. Bottle color, while beautiful, is deceiving, and I don't even want to think about how many coats it would take to achieve it. This is 4 coats.

Left to right: 4 coats, 3 coats, 2 coats, 1 coat


Teenage Dream
Teenage Dream is a sheer pink jelly with iridescent hexagonal and particle glitter (tons of it!) This one is like a pink disco ball in a bottle! Love it! It is a bit thicker than I expected, so it will most likely need thinner down the road. And it's also a lot more opaque than LFN, this is 2 coats but even with just 1, it's pretty impressive (see below)

Index and middle: 2 coats 
Ring and pinky: 1 coat


Not Like The Movies
NLTM is a sheer green and purple/grey duochrome with silver shimmer. This is very pretty, and applies really well, but for some reason shows slight brushstrokes light a frost finish. Regardless, I love duochromes and this is no exception! I also happen to love the song. You can get away with 2 coats on this one, but I went with 3 because I spied some VNL.

DUOCHROME GOODNESS! :D


Black Shatter
The Katy Perry collection was released with this little gem, the Black Shatter. You apply one coat of this like normal to completely dried polish and it shrinks and separates as it dries (which is wicked cool to watch!) to reveal little cracks. For thicker cracks, use a thick coat, and for smaller cracks, use a thinner coat (see below, LFN has a very thin coat of it, while NLTM is quite thick). It dries matte, and while you can wear it without a top coat, the texture might annoy you. I prefer the shiny black "patent" look and smooth finish :)

Over Last Friday Night

Over Teenage Dream

Over Not Like The Movies

Overall, I love these! I don't have a favorite, because I like them all for different reasons, but I will say that as far as shatter over these: LFN wins :)
These are limited edition, so run, don't walk, to your local Ulta/salon/etailer and get your hands on them!

4 comments:

  1. I actually like every single one of these polishes. But the black shatter polish is simply amazing! :^)

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  2. Great post and great pictures!! Not Like the Movies is really unique! I love that!

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  3. even though it's misleading in the bottle I love Last Friday Night, it reminds me of rain as it's happening, and it makes me super happy

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  4. NLTM is awesome duochrome! I should've added this to my giveaway it's so pretty!

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