Tuesday, May 31, 2011

OPI Katy Perry's Not Like The Movies and OPI's Silver Shatter from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection (pic heavy)

There has been a lot of talk about the OPI's Not Like The Movies from the Katy Perry Collection, so I wanted to try mine to see how I liked it.  As you can tell by my mani, I'm feeling a little better today, not quiet as messy.  (See my About Me)  One coat of Seche Clear base, two coats of polish and one coat of Seche Vite top coat.  All applied flawlessly.

I have the one that is the purple/green duochrome, the other one has been described by other bloggers as more silver, a gunmetal and/or frost.  The duochrome (right) has the starting lot #10 and the gunmetal (left) #11 (most of them that I've heard about).  The 2 photos below, courtesy of Donna McCrudden.

This was OPI's answer on their facebook page when asked about the difference:

Alright, here's the answer, they are both Not Like The Movies. OPI’s Katy Perry shade Not Like The Movies was meant to be a true gun metal hue. The preliminary batch released contained more green than OPI intended. Every subsequent batch has been the desired shade. The current Not Like The Movies is a strong metallic gun metal with silver glitter and very little colored undertones.

I decided to take this mani one step further with the new OPI Silver Shatter from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection.  I haven't quite mastered this yet.  Being right handed, when I polish my left hand I have more control and usually can get thinner coats which resulted in a lot of very fine shatters.  On my other hand with a little thicker coat, it resulted in less shatters but they were wider.  The application went on easy, I'm just not sure how to get better results yet.



What are your thoughts about OPI's Not Like The Movies two lots of polish and the color difference and how I can get better shatter results?  Comments welcome and encouraged!

1 comment :

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