I felt that words were redundant so far.
These are all three coats each except The One that Got Away, which I had to do a fourth coat on because of a huge bald spot.
The glitters are of the typical thick OPI glitter formula. And actually Teenage Dream reminds me of the infamous Are You a Movie Star? in more ways than one. It's got the hexagonal holographic glitter, and silver micro glitter. All missing really is the bar glitter. Last Friday Night is just beautiful and jam packed with sparse gold, blue and a shitload of iridescent glitter of all sizes. Both shades have sheer jelly bases, and most of you would probaby not wear it alone; layer it on top of something- or use it under Black Shatter!
Both The One that Got Away and Not Like the Movies were more sheer than I expect from OPI. The One that Got Away looks beautiful in the bottle, but is in my personal opinion pretty meh on. It's slighly reminiscent of Let Me Entertain You from the Burlesque collection, but only slightly, because it's more burgundy leaning, and the fleck type shimmer is more finely ground and less reflective. Definitely more sheer than I expect from both OPI and a red toned color. I have red jellies that apply more opaque than this one does.
The real standout is Not Like the Movies, which is a sort of grey duochrome, black mother of pearl like shade with little silver flecks, that slightly flashes pink and green. Unfortunately the macro photo didn't wind up very good, so trust me when I say this is much neater in real life, and you can probably tell from the bottle shot. I would have needed a fourth coat on this, getting even coverage wasn't all that easy. However, I just don't care- this is the sort of polish that is worth it! If you're like me and loved Brand New Skates, you will probably love this one as well, unless you're one of the pearl finish haters. There are brush strokes visible after application, but they're OK, not upsetting in any way.
Apart from being sheer, the formula was overall good on these and application was a breeze.
And now, the one I know you're looking forward to the most: Black Shatter.
What can I say? It's black.
And here it is on top of the other ones, before topcoating:
Quite deep crackles in this one. Compared by the one I tried from IsaDora, OPI's is more dense and therefore a little harder to apply really thin, which gives you more dramatic crackles like these. I like it, but I prefer a more buildable formula with these, so I can make the call myself of what kind of crackles to create. Maybe, maybe, a drop of thinner could help one achieve other results. I'm not yet sure if I'm willing to try that.
So, there you have it. Over the coming weeks, both me and Cammi will surely show you these in full manicures! Sweden is still lacking that bright, light, yellow thing we've heard some people refer to as "the sun", but I guess we've got to play the cards we've been dealt.
Swedish word of the day:
utvikningsbrud -noun pinup girl
Sorry, that's all Katy Perry is to me...