Friday, November 26, 2010

Not Like the Movies...

... Real life is better! Check out this gem from the Katy Perry collection by OPI- it has everything. Silver fleck glitter, duochrome, pearly metallic finish... Not Like the Movies. No, I dare say. But maybe like film. Old 19th century glass plate negatives coated with silvery grey emulsion.

Look! Sun! We had sun for more than 2 minutes today.





See? In the photos where the purple or pink flash is less apparent, just imagine it being there, in the parts that aren't green...

And yes, if you're starting to think that the index nail looks a little different- it is. I coated it, along with my thumb, with two coats of LA Girl Metal Obsidian, to see if Not Like the Movies behaved differently on top of black. You can see that once opacity has been reached, somewhat, there's not a big difference, except for the mourning line, sort of, that makes the contour towards the cuticle sharper. What you see here is four coats on middle, ring and pinky, and as many as three coats over Obsidian.

So, yes, it is sheer, but it's worth it. The photos do not do this polish justice. If you're thinking of getting just one bottle from the Katy Perry collection, let this be the one.

In some ways, I think of it as a cross between the once so hyped Sally Hansen HD Opulent Cloud, and one of my personal favourites, OPI's Brand New Skates- but still totally different. It's unique in my collection. And yes, this post is a complete rave. No downside can kill this one for me.

Swedish word of the day:
svärmor -noun mother in law
I'm expecting mine tomorrow...

18 comments:

  1. I like it a lot more with this post about it.

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  2. OHH this is really pretty!! Can't wait to see the others, love new collections. Feels like christmas allready :)

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  3. I want this one! Its soooooooooooo pretty! ;) So far. ;)

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  4. I wonder how this compares to Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. That one was pewter with green leanings, though I suppose it didn't have the pink this does. I think I want this one either way, it looks fab!

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  5. Oh, that IS really gorgeous! I need it. I spied that today at Ulta while I was doing some research!

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  6. Like I said in your skittles post, I love this
    I loved all of them actually...I'm one of the few that did...heh

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  7. very pretty and unique color

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  8. Gosh, I need it. So beautiful and unique. And highfive for the silver coated plates association! But wait -- 1900th CENTURY? Haha, am I wrong or it was meant to be XX century or somewhat? :)

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  9. Det ser jäkligt snyggt ut....

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  10. Meeka: They're not that much alike, I can assure you without painting it up for you. :)

    Nicole: Are they out in the states already?! :)

    Sarah B.: That's because you're a person with a huge heart! <3 ;)

    Daria: LOL Dang! This is why no one should blog late at night. ;) 19th century... The eighteenhundreds... Of corse it's all better with more sugar on top - and excessive words! xD

    splattergirl: Umm... No?

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  11. it just reminded me of adina a lot, just the duochrome is less strong.

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  12. splattergirl: :) I can assure you though, they're not at all alike. :) I guess, green and purple is one of the most common duochrome pigments. The bases are very very very different tho!

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  13. I have no idea why I came to that conclusion, at least the purple part of adina seemed a similar shade but I don't own adina so that was just impression from the photos :) I have no idea which one of these is nicer tho! I always go for creme finish so these are not my specialty :)

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  14. This looks very similar to OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. Which one is better? Would you do a comparison?

    Thanks and a happy new year!

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  15. Amazing color, indeed Jackie it is a must have.

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