OPI Not Like the Movies

How many colors do you count up there?  It looks like a green, a blue, almost a pinky purple...  I thought this color was going to be my new obsession.  OPI's Not Like the Movies from the Katy Perry collection is listed as a sultry silver but I really didn't see too much silver... except for the silver microglitter that was running through the bottle - quite a surprise to me!

I used a base of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, 3 coats of Not Like the Movies and a top of OPI Top Coat.  I found the formula to be good, just a bit thin and not as build-able opaque as I hoped.

This is a bit what I would think deborah lippmann Wicked Game looks like - a different color at every turn of your hand.  

Update: Jenny from Polishology has a great comparison post here!

Check out this awesome view of the duochrome (trichrome?) in action with the green on my first two fingers and the purple gray on the last two fingers.  This was fun to play with it, for sure but overall wasn't quite what I expected.  I have to admit, it's much more fun in person than in pictures - I couldn't quite capture the range of colors you see on the nail.

And finally, a layer of Black Shatter over it all.
Unfortunately for me, all the purple disappeared after Black Shatter was applied and you were stuck with the purple.  While it's a beautiful purple, I loved all the swirling colors.

OPI is available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. Please visit their website for details [official website].  

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.


  1. aww.. im bummed. its a pretty color on its own, really. but you'd think katy perry of all people would bring more to the table! something inspired by her cali gurls video alone could be an entire collection! this is pretty, as i said before, but im so disappointed with it as a collection.

  2. Hmmm, I wonder how this compares to the new Grays' Anatomy from Wet n Wild.

  3. Wow, I can't believe that's three coats. It looks like one. I wasn't going to buy this color anyway... It's pretty, but it's not "me". I think I'll just stick to the two glitters.

  4. Wow I love this! What a unique and awesome colour! I'm going to have to see if I can hunt this down!