OPI – Black Shatter, Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night and Not Like the Movies

Monday, 24 January, 2011

I’m missing one of Katy Perry’s colors – The One That Got Away. I did buy it, I just totally forgot when I swatched. Ooops. My bad. I will do it by the end of the week.

This is one of the last collections I will show you from OPI. I’m not too keen on supporting indie companies that sell out. Good for OPI that they got $$, but bad for me because I won’t be purchasing new colors I see. Pity. Oh well. All the more money for other nail polish!

I think I will have to do a collection of OPI colors that were my favorites before they were purchased by Coty. This will be my eulogy, my obituary for them. Hm. I have to troll through my colors now! 🙂 Yay.

In the meantime, here are the colors I offer you…Behind the jump, of course!

When I saw Scrangie’s swatches of Teenage Dream (TD) and Last Friday Night (LFN), I was excited. I did two coats of both colors, but maybe I needed to do more. Leave it to my HELLA DARK skin tone to always wash out paler colors and make them look less than exciting. BOO! Bad skin tone. Bad skin tone. Anyway, I did TD on the pointer and middle finger and LFN on my pinkie and ring finger. I put Black Shatter over my pointer and ring finger. BS is a cool effect, but I’m not sure it’s one for me.

A long time ago Not Like the Movies would’ve wowed me. The blue-ish/grey-ish/green-ish tinge with a wonderful faint purple shimmer would’ve got my heart beating a little faster. Not so much this time around because I feel like this is the ghetto sister to Nubar’s Indigo Illusion. This is a bit of a poor imitation in my eyes. I’ll have to swatch IL and NTLTM next to each other and see.

OPI - The One That Got Away
OPI - Comet Loves Cupid