Thursday, 17 February 2011

OPI Katy Perry Collection

Two things I really do love are music and make up and on the very rare occasion that they combine, it always results in something amazing and here is an example. It's OPIs limited Edition Collection collaborated with Katy Perry for her latest album Teenage Dreams.

I was really intrigued to try this collection out not just because I love OPI but Katy Perrys new album is AMAZING! So I headed online and decided to get the mini collections.
When I first saw the collection I wasn't too impressed with it as the colours didn't look exciting or stand out something which I would have expected from a collection with Katy Perry. It just didn't scream wow! But I purchased it anyway honestly I have to admit just because it was Katy Perry; but I am so impressed with it! The staying power, the pigmentation and the application.

OPI always have adorable names when it comes to their Polishes and they didn't hold back with this collection, there are 4 Nail Varnishes in the Collection each named after a song from Katy Perry's latest album Teenage Dream, 2 coloured and 2 glitters.
After seeing some of the glitter polishes from other collections such as The Alice inWonderland Collection and Burlesque I had very high expectations for the two glitter polishes.
First in the is 'The One That Got Away' this is a darker red/pink colour with gold undertones in it, this isn't one of the polishes which stood out for me straight away but after testing it although the colour is what it looks like in the bottle, there was just something which made this colour my appealing. I've been wearing this for the past 4 days and none of my nails have chipped yet which is normally a big problem with nail polishes for me.
The next one is I think my Favourite and has been raved about so much, if you see this in stores or online grab it! This polish is becoming more and more harder to find. The polish I am talking about is 'Teenage dream'. This is a gorgeous pink with pink and gold glitter in, the gold glitter is larger than the pink glitter so it reflects more in the light showing green, blue, yellow and many other colours.
The Next one is Teenage Dream and as you can tell by the bottle I like this one, but its actually just used once! I put around 3 coats of for this colour but I think I prefer only 1 or 2 coats as the blue colour shows through more and you get a really nice delicate colour. This is different from the Teenage Dream as it is just full of chunky glitter and hardly any actually colour base.

Last is the colour I'm still not sure I will ever wear, even though it has one of my favourite names due to her song just a little, its 'Not Like The Movies'. This was kind of disappointing for me and may be why I'm still not sure about, I would have loved this colour to be more exciting. Once on the nails it just looks bland, and leaves me with the impression its just another grey nail varnish not something I really want to wear.
The colour is a Gun Metal grey with red, green and blue undertones in.

Also there is another Polish which is in the collection but not in the minis, this is a polish called Black Shatter. This is a dupe for The Barry M Instant Nail Effects Black Magic although OPI has a thiner formula to Barry M leaving a more defined shatter to the nails.

You can find this collection sold in most Drugstores in the US and for theUK from
Amazon (,
Ebay ( which is where I purchased mine from

Also if you haven't already check out the album behind the collections 'Teenage Dreams', its a big hit and has so many songs on there which you are bound to love.

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