Monday, September 23, 2013

Nail of the Day: OPI Not Like the Movies

Hey everybody!  A couple of weeks ago I was doing some cheapskate polish shopping at TJ Maxx and found several interesting things (including an Orly duo of Beautiful Disaster and Sparkling Garbage for $6.99.  I figured that HAD to have been an accident but bought it anyway.). :D  The store had several OPI duos, and I purchased a lovely Katy Perry Collection duo of The One That Got Away and today's polish, Not Like the Movies.



UGH!!!  How gorgeous is this??!!  It's just amazing.  Not Like the Movies is a green/purple shifting duochrome, but it's got that little extra something in the form of *shimmer*!  You see, shimmer makes the world a better place.  The end.


Awww, just kidding...I'm back! :)  Not Like the Movies has also got this silver undercurrent going on that gives it a fantasy feel.  Why is it that nail polish addicts love that?  Do we have a problem facing reality?  Or do we just feel better with magic sauce on our nails? :P

I used 3 coats of Not Like the Movies to cover my visible nail line.  Now for some color shift angle attempts!


(Midget Pinky regrets that she was unable to appear in today's post.)

I hope you can see the delicate sparkle.  It's more obvious in real life.  I am not always super in love with every duochrome out there, but Not Like the Movies is a truly beautiful polish.  There's something about the finish that reminds me of a ballgown from the 1950's.



What do you think of this glamorous polish?  It's old Hollywood meets the Age of Technology.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! :)

16 comments:

  1. This is definitely a uniquely beautiful polish! I love that purple color shift to it and you succeeded in capturing that! I would love to find a pearl that color, for some reason it makes me thinknof pearls when I look at it.
    Send Midget Pinky my condolences ;-)

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    1. LOL! She said thank you. :) You're right...it does have a pearly look to it. I probably have some lavender pearls around the house somewhere... :D

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  2. I usually don't like any types of grays but this one is gorgeous! it's so classy and elegant :)

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  3. I feel like this shade is entirely underestimated and you wear it well! (wiggling idiot fingers and all ;) )

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    1. LOL! See, that comment totally makes sense now, doesn't it?? :D

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  4. Your nails are just looking so gorgeous <3 I bought Not Like The Movies when all I was doing was pedis and the whole effect was lost... It's made for manicures and is completely magical on! I adore your last photo and I agree that shimmer does make the world a better place :)

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    1. Awww, thanks, and be sure to take the credit for it. ;) I'd love to see this on your olive skin. I bet it's really lovely. :)

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  5. I really love this polish and have wanted this myself for ages! Shame all the KP collection is discontinued now :( x

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    1. I didn't have any from the KP collection, but am I ever loving the 2 I bought! Maybe you'll just happen up on it like I did... ;)

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  6. I am a lover of duochromes and of shimmers, so I totally understand where you are coming from! This is such a great shade on you and I love how prominent the color shift is. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you! I guess it's not very common for a duochrome to have shimmer? You know, I never really thought much about it, but you don't see it. That's a shame, because it totally changes it. :)

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  7. Your nails look so perfect it kind of looks fake! (it's a compliment haha) the duochromness is freaking awesome!

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    1. Awww, thank you! It's all me I'm afraid! :) And yes, isn't that duochromeness amazing!

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  8. Now if there is one Woman walking this planet who can get away with wearing this polish it is YOU!!! You just have the knack and the skin to carry-off any of those un-colors and make them look like the most gorgeous out there - stunning pictures and great post dear Melissa xxx

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    1. An un-color? What a great description. :) Why thank you...it really is striking with all that yummy shimmer. <3

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