December 31, 2010

OPI Katy Perry Collection Swatches & Review

Hey all, happy last day of 2010! What a way to end the year here on my blog, with a collection that I've been looking forward to since the first time I heard about it. OPI has teamed with Katy Perry for this collection, I love this...Katy always has great nails in my opinion. She is one of the few celebs that I look forward to seeing on the red carpet just to see her nails! The Katy Perry Collection consists of 5 new polishes, one of them being Black Shatter...a crack polish!


First up is Not Like The Movies, a silvery green and light purple duochrome. There is a bit of silver glitter thrown in for good measure. This polish was a bit sheer but I really liked the look of it after 2 coats. It did however show brushstrokes in the sun, but that doesn't really bother me. The formula was good, a little thin for my taste but it was not hard to apply.

Not Like The Movies- 2 coats




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Teenage Dream is packed with small hexagon and round pink and iridescent glitter in a light pink base. The glitter in this polish was very dense so the formula is a bit thick, you might want to thin it...I probably will for the next time I use it. Despite the thick formula it was easy to apply and control. Teenage Dream was a lot more opaque that I thought it would be, you can see a bit of visible nail line but it's not too noticeable. This polish is gorgeous!

Teenage Dream- 2 coats

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Macro

Last Friday Night is a sibling of Teenage Dream, small hexagon and round blue and iridescent glitter in a light blue base. The formula was the same as Teenage Dream, thick but easy to work with. Last Friday Night was unfortunately not as opaque as I had hoped. I was a bit let down by this on it's own, it's gorgeous but it shows more visible nail line than I am personally comfortable with. I have high hopes for this as a layering polish. Also, just wait till you get to this under Black Shatter it's my favorite combo!

Last Friday Night- 2 coats

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 Macro

The One That Got Away is a glass flecked fuschia...it's incredible! I actually thought this would be my least favorite, but wouldn't you know it turned out to be my surprise favorite of the collection!! The formula on this was just wow, perfection...seriously. The polish flowed so nicely, it practically applied itself. I love the color and finish of this, the glass flecks really do something special here. It's pretty great under Black Shatter also.

The One That Got Away- 2 coats

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Alright now the one I know we are all looking forward to. When I got home last night and found this package waiting for me I ripped it open as fast as I could and went off to play with Black Shatter. Can I just say that I am SO happy that the US polish companies are all climbing on this crack/shatter polish trend...I love it! Please OPI, make this in more colors I am begging you! Below I have it layered over each of the polishes from the Katy Perry Collection, check back tomorrow for tons more options!

Some tips for applying Black Shatter:

** Make sure you have enough polish on the brush to cover your entire nail. Black Shatter dries incredibly fast and if you have to dip the brush back in the bottle to pick up more polish it makes the effect look funky.

** Your base color must be completely dry, it does work if the base polish is a bit tacky but the effect isn't as good in my opinion.

** If you want a realllly shattered look apply a thin coat, it will crack/shatter more. If you want less of that effect use a thicker coat.


Black Shatter over Last Friday Night


Black Shatter over Not Like The Movies


Black Shatter over Teenage Dream


Black Shatter over The One That Got Away



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28 comments:

  1. Every one of these color combinations looks amazing! Thats so exciting that she came out with a nail polish line because I agree with you-- she does her nails beautifully and uniquely!

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  2. The glitters are a bit of a disappointment, but Not like the movies is amazing! Cannot wait to get my hands on these!!

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  3. First of all, congrats on getting the collection! You're the first blog that I've seen that has them up!!! That's HUGE, lady! :D

    Second of all...WOW I love every one of the colors...maybe not on their own, but definitely under the black shatter. This will probably be the first collection that I buy as a complete set!

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  4. Teenage Dream and The One That Got Away both look nice. I wasn't very excited about Black Shatter, but I love the way it looks in your photos, especially over The One That Got Away.

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  5. @OnceBitten

    I think the only other blog with them up is Allzarine Caws, she had them a while ago but still exciting to be one of the first!!

    I love them all under black shatter also, it totally transforms them!

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  6. @Amanda

    Glad I swayed your opinion of Black Shatter, it's so much better than I thought it would be also!

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  7. sadly there is nothing that i feel really excited about with this collection. nothing hits me like i have to run out and buy this now. I do like the shatter paint but i think i can wait it out and get china glaze that's going to be cheaper and in multi colors.

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  8. OMG!!!! You have them already! where did you obuy them from? Ive been asking every store that carries OPI when they are getting this collection and even the etailers aren't allowing me to buy the collection till January!

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  9. The crackle polish is so cool and I'll be picking that up but... The others aren't amazing in my opinion.

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  10. @Shadow

    I got them from OPI's PR but they should be in stores in the next few days I would think!

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  11. I like The One That Got Away. Would you repurchase Black Shatter?

    Happy New Year!

    xx

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  12. I'm SO green with envy!!!! This collection totally looks hot on you! Not Like the Movies may be a dupe for a polish I got from a flagship makeup store I visited in Denver.

    That shatter is just screamin'!!!

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  13. I got the collection yesterday , well all but the black shatter as it was sold out and I already have a black shatter form a different company and Teenage dream was gone. It was funny because I walked up with two other Opi colours I had been agonising over and saw them right there and just went "MINE" and grabbed them all!

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  14. I'm always envious of Katy's nails - they look so fabulous! Thanks for these wonderful swatches. The One That Got Away is going on my wishlist!

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  15. I really like Teenage Dream and The One That Got Away, but I'm a bit disappointed in Last Friday Night. I'd love to see it layered over other colors, then I might change my opinion :) I really hope OPI will release more celebrity-collections like this!

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  16. I need to buy Not like the movies!!!

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  17. @Savannah

    I would fully buy a back up bottle of Black Shatter, I was actually thinking about picking one up when I see the collection in stores!

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  18. Jen, you rock! These swatches are great and you are a lucky girl to receive these to review! Don't know if I'm going to buy these though, they looked more promising in the advertisings

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  19. The first one is so cool, I love that color!

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  20. I want to buy the black shatter!!!

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  21. Omg I love them all under Black Shatter!! :)

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  22. REALLY cute! I'm so jealous! I can't wait to get these. I might have to get two crackles! ;)

    Happy New Year! :)

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  23. i am so excited that i came across your blog while Googleing Katy Perry collection swatches and this the first (and last) blog i looked at. The colors are more than i could have hoped for. I am looking forward to the shatter top coat, Teenage Dream, and The One That Got Away. They are so pretty. I wish the release date would be announced so I can get them already! lol.

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  24. @Mandy McDonald

    I'm glad you like them! OPI tweeted this morning that there were some shipping delays for the Katy Perry polishes but that most places would be getting their shipments in the next week or so! Not too much longer to wait!!

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  25. Looking at these swatches made me even more excited for my pre-ordered set to come in! Please come soon, please come soon, please come soon!

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  26. i cant wait until the new shatter collecton from opi katy perry comes out i already have 6 and im ready to add more this nail polish is so hot and diffrent

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  27. This collection is amazing, I particularly love the "Last Friday night" nail polish

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