Sunday, November 18, 2012

OPI Movin' Out

One of my longtime lemmings is OPI Movin' Out. Movin' Out is a fairly HTF multichrome polish that was part of the 2003 Holiday on Broadway Collection and was named for the Billy Joel musical. My boyfriend and I are both huge Billy Joel fans and he surprised me with this polish. Sweet, right? :) Check this baby out!





You can tell by the formula (and the multichromatic amazingness) that Movin' Out definitely comes from OPI's pre-three-free era. It's got a thinner, lighter texture to it than your modern-day OPI polishes do. Movin' Out is quite sheer on its own, so this is three coats over Rimmel Black Satin. You could use fewer coats if you like and still get that gorgeous shimmering color shift, but I wanted to really amp up the base color as much as possible by using extra coats.

There are a ton of colors in Movin' Out: mauve, gold, green, blue, pink, red...plus a glistening iridescent shimmer that is positively to die for! They just don't make 'em like this anymore. It seems that now that most brands are three-free (which I totally understand), we don't see these crazy color-shifting polishes. Luckily we still have vintage gems like Movin' Out around!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing this polish. I have been thinking about trying a duochrome but this even sounds cooler. I found one on Amazon and ordered it and am looking forward to getting it. I don't think there are many bottles of it left out there.

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    1. This is definitely one to snag while you still can! I hope you'll enjoy it! :)

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  2. I love that your boyfriend got this for you, that is so romantic!

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    1. He is a sweetheart--and a saint for putting up with so much nail polish!

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  3. It looks a little like Orly's Space Cadet? I assume the Orly would be a dupe of this OPI, though.

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    1. It's got some similarities to Space Cadet with all the color shifting action going on. Overall I think Movin' Out is more pink-y than Space Cadet and doesn't have the same metallic finish.

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  4. It does look a little like Orly's Space Cadet and a really old NOPI that was among one of the very first releases from that line and I am forgetting the name. Then there was another OPI that was Pluto something I recall in this same sort of shade only it covered with 2 coats. This one from the Broadway collection is stunning and versatile with it being a sheer. I have worn it over reds and greens as well as black, deep blue and purples too.

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    1. I am excited to play around with different layering combinations! It really is such a fun, versatile polish.

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  5. I'm not a huge duochrome fan but this is something special!

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