Beauty Review: OPI Last Friday Night

With the planned trip around the world getting closer (more on that soon - we should be booking it in the next few days), it's occurred to me that I need to start making use of my nail polishes before I go, as I'm probably going to have to sell them off to help raise money for the trip. As well as that, I also have a friend's Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding to go to in July, and have already started thinking about how I'm going to do my nails for it. Because I'm sad like that.

The outfit's mainly blue, so I was kind of thinking that I wanted blue nails, but I didn't know if I'd have the right blue in my collection as a lot of them were too dark, or too green. And then it hit me - lurking in my set of OPI Katy Perry minis was Last Friday Night, a pale blue glitter similar to OPI Teenage Dream, which I've blogged about before.

Like Teenage Dream, it's very much a building-up colour that can give different effects depending on how much of it you want to use. One coat gives a nice soft blue shimmer on a nude nail, whilst three will still give a nice subtle colour overall but with plenty of sparkle, as you can see below:

One of my policies for the Katy Perry polishes is to try them with black crackle - there are still loads of these on the market but I'm still sticking with my trusty Barry M version:

This is also with a coat of Seche Vite over the top. Apologies for the messiness, I did tidy them up afterwards though!

I think this is one where although the crackle gives it a cool, edgy look, I actually prefer it left as it is - the different sizes of glitter give it a nice effect when it moves, so you get different levels of shimmer. It would also look amazing layered over another shade of blue, like China Glaze Frostbite, but that's a manicure for another day...

The Katy Perry mini collection is probably only available on eBay now, but it cost me £12.15 to buy my set of four mini bottles. You may still be able to get some of the shades in bigger sizes for £10.50 a bottle from places like, John Lewis or Sally Salon Services. Barry M black crackle is still going strong and is available at Superdrug and Boots for £3.99 a bottle.

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