Friday, January 28, 2011

OPI Katy Perry Collection 2011 - Swatches and Review

Another collaboration OPI is coming with is the Katy Perry Collection which I have for you today. It consists of four polishes plus the Black Shatter (I made a special post with tips and tricks with Black Shatter here). I will show you all the polishes with Black Shatter so you have an idea of how they look. I didn´t wait for them to dry completely, so the effect is a bit different.


The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

NOT LIKE THE MOVIES
When I applied the first coat I was a bit afraid that I will have to do five for full coverage. In the end I needed just three. The color is a very nice silver with a hint of green and a bit of purple.

NOT LIKE THE MOVIES WITH BLACK SHATTER
This makes a really nice effect. A nice contrast of the light colored base and the black crackle.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
LOVE! I absolutely love this polish. The color is deep, very pigmented. You may say that there are already colos like this but I don´t care. I could own a thousand of these :) The picture is two coats.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY WITH BLACK SHATTER
These two must have been made for each other. Love the way the base shines through the black crackle. It makes a beautiful effect. This is my next mani!  

TEENAGE DREAM
Is a light pink base with holo glitter. This applied very nicely and I used three coats. I think it will be very nice for layering. I like this polish because it is not boring and it is a nice twist to boring light pinks.

TEENAGE DREAM WITH BLACK SHATTER
This is a combination that I don´t like very much. Maybe it is because I didn´t wait for it to dry. I just think that the Black Shatter hides too much of the glitter here.

LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
This polish has two sides. The nice one is when you look at it. It is amazing. I love the color and I already tried it for layering which was also great. The other side is the application. The polish I had was extremely thick for me and it was impossible for me to apply it. I will try to add some thinner and hope this will work. The picture is just with two coats. I am not sure if only my bottle was the problem, hope it was.
 

LAST FRIDAY NIGHT WITH BLACK SHATTER
Due to the fact, that the base was all thick and wet, the effect it not very nice. I think I will redo my pictures of this once I use the thinner.
My overall thoughts about the collection are very positive. The colors are fun and not boring at all. And if you are bored after a few days of wear you can always use the Black Shatter which I love, love, love! The only problem child of the collection for me is the last one. The formula was really hard to work with :( Other than that I recommend the collection. These are already available in shops.
Now you know I love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to let me know what you think in the comments :) As always a video is coming soon.
* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

30 comments:

  1. OMG!! make me jealous!! :-)
    they are all gorgeous!!

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  2. I love "NOT LIKE THE MOVIES",
    It is a gorgeous color!

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  3. Loving teenage dreams and last friday night - not usually into glitters but those are lovely

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  4. I love all the polishes from this collection <3
    I already have not like the movies, but need to see the others in front of me to decide which I like best!

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  5. Mě se celkově tahle kolekce moc nelíbí, snad jen The one that got away :(

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  6. I had the same problems with Last Friday Night - so thick it was IMPOSSIBLE to maneuver.

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  7. Wow, your nails are gorgeous ! What top coat do you use ? I've not had a top coat the shines so brilliantly

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  8. Your photos of black shatter is gorgeous! Do you mind my asking what kind of lighting you use?

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  9. Really fun colors, but I like NLTM the best :)

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  10. They all look so good on you! So far my favorite way to apply Shatter is one thin coat over dry polish, it looks so awesome!

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  11. Thank you for the comments :)

    Anonymous: I used Seche vite on my swatches.

    Dainty: nothing special, just normal daylight :)

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  12. Wow, I like the second and the third the most :D Thanks for the swatches! :-)

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  13. I definitely want Not Like The Movies!

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  14. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is my favorite ♥

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  15. I recently purchased Teenage Dream. But passed on the others. They are pretty,but I just didn't feel the need to own them all. I'm still on the fence with the black shatter.

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  16. I agree with Last Friday Night's thickness. I purchased a bottle and the polish was incredibly thick. I think I will do the same and apply thinner so it's not as goopy.

    I do love the colors...I got everything except The One That Got Away. I'm still on the fence on it.

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  17. OMG Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night are AWESOME colors with Black Shatter!! I definitely have to try them. LOVING IT!!!

    BTW, kinda off topic, please tell me what kind of camera you use to take your nail close ups. It's awesome!!

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  18. SoCalGal: thanks :) my camera is nothing special I use Panasonic DMC-TZ4

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  19. These are some adorable shade of polish. Glitters, duochrome and shimmers! I do will be ordering these!

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  20. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is gorgeous! I wonder if it is a dupe with China Glaze Ahoy.
    Great pics, tru to life as usually :))

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  21. omg i need Teenage Dream in my life RIGHT NOW.

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  22. love your swatches and comments - I have purchased 'not like the movies' - lovely, 'the one that got away' - gorgeous, 'teenage dream' - so pretty!! got 'black shatter' - looking forward to trying for fun!! thank you for your site and will continue to view for the hottest nail news!!

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  23. they are more interetsting that I thought ^^ Now I need them ^^ thanks Dear XD

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  24. I applied Last Friday night polish as a top coat to Orly's Velvet Rope (purple shimmer) the other day. My nails are like sapphire with sparkles, beautiful effect eventhough the glittered polish is very thick in consistency. Thanks for giving us fun ideas! :-)

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  25. I must say, that they are all very nice..well, maybe that blue glitter is a bit weird on nails... surprisingly for me, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is my favourite.

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  26. Your nails in this Katy Perry Shatter collection look purr-fect! The swatches are lovely. I was fortunate to find 3 bottles of this shades in my local store, yay! I tried applying Not Like the Movies (silver polish) the other day and you were right, that we have to apply 3 coats for maximum opacity. I am and will always be a pink fanatic and I guess most ladies are because The One That God Away is eluding me for now in the stores.

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