Some nail polishes are attention-getters because they’re bright. Some get attention because they’re sparkly. OPI Not Like The Movies (from the Katy Perry collection) gets attention cuz it works for its money! 😉 People will stare wondering, “What color is that? Grey? Green? Purple? Silver??” You’re guaranteed to get comments when you wear this polish!
Not Like the Movies is a silvery duo-chrome that shifts between silver/grey and green and purple. Sometimes it’s an army green color, in low light it often looks gun-metal grey, and outside it’s a quite bright purple fading into tree green when the light hits it. The best place to see this polish is in natural light, it looks beautiful! I was having coffee with my friend today, and we were sitting outside and the first thing she noticed were my nails. And honestly, I was a little distracted staring at them as well! They look metallic enough that you could nearly see yourself in them, plus with the duo-chrome effect they’re totally awesome. Also, there is silver micro-glitter that I can not pick up with my camera, and it just adds a little extra something to these nails…. and the something is definitely good!
Not Like the Movies wears well and goes on smoothly. However, due to the high-shine, mirror-like reflective quality of the polish, you do have to be a little careful of brushstrokes. If you keep the brush at about a 45 degree angle, you’ll be just fine. Plus, OPI has such an excellent self-leveling quality, and a good top coat hides a multitude of sins so you don’t have to worry TOO much. This polish is opaque in 2 coats, but I always wear 3 (at least), so that’s what you’re seeing in these photos.
I wish the pictures did it justice, but you really need movement to experience the stunning effect of this nail polish. Not Like The Movies is awesome and would be a great addition to your Fall wardrobe.
Yes, please or No, thank you
Yes, please!! I love the multi-color effect and the ability for it to change dramatically in different environments. This is bound to be one of my go-to polishes throughout the Fall and Winter months. Also- I think it would look awesome under black shatter or the new dark purple shatter coming out with the OPI Nicki Minaj collection (which, as a side note, is VERY disappointing with the exception of the dark purple shatter). I love this color and I’m sure you will, too.