Thursday, 17 February 2011

NOTD - OPI Katy Perry Collection, "Not Like In The Movies"

Another duochrome. (I do love a duochrome.) Though I'm not a particular fan of Katy Perry, I find myself irresistibly drawn to this subtle grey with highlights of green and pink-mauve. It's a standard duochrome shift, but OPI have given it a unique and understated edge by putting it on a grey base. There's some very fine silver microglitter in there too, which works well with the colours.

Using this polish reminded me just how seriously excellent OPI's wide, flat brushes are. One stroke is pretty much all it takes to cover a whole nail, and the formula glides on very smoothly too. Not Like In The Movies has quite a sheer consistency. It took around four coats to build up this opaque finish. There was no appreciable dragging or clumpiness; the four coats layered very well over one another.

I have tried to capture both the green and pink-mauve ends of the duochrome travel in NLITM, as well as the grey undertone. However, the effect is much more pronounced in real life than these images indicate.

I purchased this from Sally Beauty. It's also available online from Beauty Bay at £9.95 for 15ml.


  1. Was wearing this one these past days, I like it a lot!

  2. Such a pretty colour, this is the only one of the Katy Perry range I was interested in.

  3. Duochrome polishes are so hot...I can literally stare at the different colours all day and admire it under different lighting.

    It got so bad that I was checking out the polish colours on both my finger nails and toe nails during yoga today when I should have been focusing on my breathing.

    Now I should sit tight and hope Accessorize will do a more affordable version, since £10 for a nail polish is a strict no-no for me. Fingers crossed!

    Cassie x

  4. I've seen this before and I really like it, I love the whole KP collection but need to get my hands on it! :)

  5. I just did a review on this last week and I was pretty bummed out by it. It was $20 for me and that doesn't match the 4 coat quality you get from it. Still I hope and think you find this okay :)


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