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OPI Katy Perry Swatches, Part 2
January 28, 2011
Hey friends! I finally had time to play with the Katy Perry polish, so I wanted to post some swatches of what the colors look like on the nail, as well as under normal, at-home, low lighting. Here are the four colors on the nail:
The two glitter-y polishes, OPI Last Friday Night (blue) and OPI Teenage Dream (light blue) take several coats to get the results posted on our swatches from yesterday. The results in the pictures above were two coats; full coverage would take at least three and perhaps four. Perhaps the most interesting about these colors in the variety of glitter included in the polish. Large flecks alongside more subtle shimmer makes a beautiful effect.
My favorite: The One That Got Away. This probably does not surprise you, based on my love for vampy colors, burgandies and shimmer. Really, how could I not love this color?
That being said, I was surprised how much I liked it. More than a burgundy, OPI The One That Got Away is really a fuschia, way more pink than burgundy, featuring a rosy shimmer and nice, even undertones. Really beautiful.
Let us know what you're loving from the collection. We'd love to hear about it : )
Katy Perry & Black Shatter: IN STOCK w/ Swatches!
January 27, 2011
GREAT NEWS! We now have both the OPI Katy Perry collection AND the Black Shatter polish available for purchase at Beauty of a Site! You can order these colors right now! We're stoked to be one of the first to offer Black Shatter, and we're excited that our customers will be among the first to own it! ORDER KATY PERRY and BLACK SHATTER HERE. Here are our swatches of the Katy Perry Collection: And, our absolute favorite thing we've seen from OPI this year: OPI BLACK SHATTER!! Here's Black Shatter applied to all of the Katy Perry colors. Read tips below for making Black Shatter work for you! You can order all of these colors here. Note the difference an extra coat of OPI Black Shatter makes - cool huh! Here are some tips for really making Black Shatter work for you: 1. OPI Black Shatter is perfect for coating on any OPI color - not just Katy Perry. The crazy bold brights have a powerful effect, and so do the really vampy violets and greens. Experiment away. 2. For OPI Black Shatter to work just right, your base coat nail polish color must be 100% dry. In fact, we're suggesting you paint your nails, go do something else, and come back sometime in the next hour to do your second coat, to make sure that the effect is perfect. 3. Adding extra coats of OPI Black Shatter gives a totally different effect. Check out the Black Shatter swatch all the way on the left (only one coat) compared to the swatch all the way on the right (two coats)- the cracks are much more prominent and separated. The variety is awesome! 4. When you first apply the polish, it will look thin and uneven, but don't worry - it's supposed to! Shortly after it starts to dry, it will crack and separate for the effect above. Enjoy!!
OPI Katy Perry Collection - Video Swatches!
December 09, 2010 2 Comments
Far from your mother's nail polish company, OPI is making bold moves in touching the artistic heart of a new generation. Their newest collection, the OPI Katy Perry Collection, releases in January, featuring four shameless new shades along with a brand new nail polish finish: OPI Shatter. The four new shades, from left to right, are Teenage Dream (lavender), The One That Got Away (burgandy), Not Like the Movies (gunmetal grey), Last Friday Night (light blue shimmer) and (not pictured), OPI Black Shatter. OPI Black Shatter just looks black in the bottle, but it's crinkle top sets it apart as special. And that's exactly what it is! Layer on top of any other color, as as it dries, watch it crackle, revealing whichever color is layered underneath. Cool, huh? Check out this video from OPI featuring each of the new colors, the OPI Black Shatter effect and even a sneak peak from the OPI Serena collection, releasing next Spring! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1piNxgXJzI]