Beauty Review: OPI The One That Got Away

I admit that I am one of those people who, when I find something I like, plays/wears/uses it to death, and as the weather has turned in these past few days I felt like I needed a nail colour that would cheer me up a bit. So, sticking with the brights theme of the past few weeks, as well as continuing to try out my Katy Perry polishes in a bid to have trialled every nail varnish I own before I go travelling, today's shade is The One That Got Away, an amazing metallic dark pink with fine glitter in it.

The polish applied really well and, as with the other Katy Perry polishes I've tried, it's very buildable - the shot above is with my usual three coats but you could quite easily just apply one and have something a bit more sheer. It does look slightly darker in the bottle (closer to the picture below), but I think with the shot above I just got lucky with the angle and the light.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Katy Perry manicure without crackle (I know, I'm becoming a crackle bore):

As always apologies for the mess! Base coat is Nails Inc Hyde Park and top coat is Seche Vite.

Overall I really like this, although I think it works better on its own than it does with the crackle layered over the top, but I don't know if that was because the crackle seemed much gloopier than normal this time. I do have to say however its durability wasn't amazing as it could have been as two nails peeled off pretty much instantly (which of course I didn't notice until I was at the party I'd specifically done my nails for), so I felt a bit annoyed about that. I don't think that was the polish though and is probably more down to the crappy quality of my nails. But oh well, the ones that stayed intact still looked nice!

Sadly I think the Katy Perry line is now discontinued, but there may be a few bottles still knocking around - a big bottle of The One That Got Away is £10.50 or £12.15 for four mini polishes. Seche Vite is available from Sally Salon Services for about £10 a bottle and the Barry M black crackle I used is £3.99 a bottle from Superdrug, Boots and bigger branches of Topshop.

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