Sunday, 17 July 2011

OPI Not Like the Movies

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Not Like the Movies is from the Katy Perry Collection is one of those cool polishes that look like an oil spill. NLTM flashes green and purple in certain lights, with a silvery grey base colour and noticeable silver glitter. (Well, I say glitter but it is actually more sparse than a regular glitter polish so it doesn't make the overall polish glittery).

Natural Indoor Light - Purple
(Excuse the mess around cuticles :s ) 

Natural Indoor Light - Green

All colours

Here you can see the glitter at the bottom and all the colours at the top!

Formula & Application:

I found the formula of this polish is extremely thin and watery, probably the thinnest OPI polish I have. Being so watery and thin it obviously is going to take more coats to build up the polish. Below is one coat:

As you can see it is pretty streaky but the more coats you apply the less streaky it looks.


I would say that with this polish you would definitely need 3 or more coats. I applied three medium thickness coats but I still had a still visible nail line, so I would say that this polish may look nicer on shorter cut nails. However, if I had added a fourth coat then the nail line wouldn't have been visible anymore but I didn't think it necessary because it wasn't that noticeable. Also there was some strange bubbling from the polish after three coats.

The first coat as you can see above looks more of the purple side of the polish. However after a second coat more of the green became visible. So the polish is build-able.

The application was pretty streaky but nothing too noticeable. Also the silver glitter does show up on the nail and does stick to the nail if no base coat is used, or isn't remove fully so beware of that.

I brought this from for SGD$15. OPI is also available at local nail salons and Sephora. Size: 15mL

Do you guys like the oil spill polishes? Which are your favourite?


  1. AHhh!! Gorgeous color! Besides the need to apply like a billion coats, I NEED THAT! :P

    1. Did you ever get it? Or did you find a dupe from Essence...? (: