Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review : Katy Perry Mini Nail Laquers by OPI

My oh my.

Ever since I saw preview on bigger nail blogs, I've been craving this collection. Yes, it's small.. But my love for Katy Perry and glitters explode inside me when I saw the swatches. The Queen herself could say that these are the worst nail polish ever, I would have still bought them to try them. I was sad when I saw that the beauty salon didn't received the full sized collection with the shattered top coat, but they'll soon. I'll have a post dedicated to the top coat actually ! But before hand, here's me blabbering about those four polishes!

First of all, I got this pack of 4 baby sized nail polish for 14,99$. They're each 3,75 mL or 1/8 Fl Oz, compared to 15 mL or 1/2 Fl Oz for a full sized. Where I live, that pack is a tad more expensive than one full bottle, and to me it sounds like a pretty good price! ( If you do the maths -> 1/8 times 4 is 1/2... So getting the 4 mini bottles for the price of one is actually not quite a bargain, but still not a steal. )

First Color : The One That Got Away
This is a red, obviously, but depending on the light, it passes from a dark winey red color to a brighter rasberry-ish red. There's also tiny silver sparkles in it that sometimes look light red since the polish itself is quite sheer. Overall, it works well with my skin color, that I'll call uberly light, but I feel like it's dupable. Don't get me wrong! I really love the glow that it gives when it's on, and I actually don't have anything like it ( I don't have that many nail polishes .. ), but you may want to take a look at your collection before going out and buy it :)
Here it is with 3 coats on! Sorry for the fingerprints all over.. That's what you get for having a glass table!

Next : Teenage Dream
One word : LOVE! Simply love. If you had to pick any of the colors from those 4, and maybe from any polishes in the whole world.. This one. And I'm not joking! This is my favorite polish of all the one I own. It's a pink jelly based polish loaded with tiny pinky-silver sparkles and hexagonal holo glitters. Tell me that doesn't sound delicious! If you get it, don't get discouraged by the first coat. It'll be super sheer. But with 3 coats... Pure Yummyness!
The middle finger is actually the more accurate one. I don't know why the finger on the left look so light actually! But anyway.. You should close your mouth now.. I know it's watering for this pretty polish, but your keyboard will not love it if it starts leaking like a waterfall!

Then : Last Friday Night
This one is a liar. I know! You're thinking of a pretty jelly bright blue polish, but no, liar, it's more of a glitter top coat to me! ( I actually founded a combo with it that will make me buy a full size of it probably... pictures below! ) Anyway... Prepare yourself for some coats over coats over coats if you want to wear it on it's own! It has the same hexagonal glitters that Teenage Dream has, but instead of tiny pinky-silver sparkles, it has tiny blue shimmers and silver mini flakes.

Yes, this is 3 coats.. You can see the white tips of the nails and how sheer it is... Hopefully, I tried this :
Bad and blurry picture, I know.. And the color accuracy is not the best... But you get the idea! Last Friday Night over the Suede finish Russian Navy...They seriously fit perfectly!! Plus, in this photo, you can see the difference of a baby bottle next to mama bottle!

Lastly : Not Like The Movies
This is actually my less favorite one, and it's not because of the sheerness or the texture...Just because the color itself is not my cup of tea. It actually works well on my skin and all.. So I'll wear it, but there are a lot of colors that I like over this particular one. It's like a metallic Silver Green Purple colors with baby silver flecks. And you surely need 3 coats, like any polishes from this collection.


So that's all for this uber long post! I hope it helps someone in some way! If I had to recommend ANYTHING, I would say Teenage Dream ALL the way. Of course, if pink and/or glitter is not your type, I'm not stressing you to get it.. but if you think you might like it, GO. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Anyway.. Thanks for reading :)
Marie~~

6 comments:

  1. Aweome post. I also love all of your swatches. I love the look of 'The One That Got Away'. I may have to grab it the next time I am in my beauty supply store. Your pics are sooo clear. I need your camera. Do you use a special setting?
    xx
    Alicia

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  2. Super pretty!!! Hmmm maybe this collection is worth checking out after all...
    xoxxx

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  3. Oooh I'm in love with Teenage Dream:)

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  4. I have been waiting for these to come out for awhile too, and I love Teenage Dream! Thanks for posting the pictures and swatches! :)

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  5. i have ordered these, so excited :)

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