Sunday, 4 November 2012

OPI | Skyfall collection

If you guys saw my last post you'll already know my love for James Bond (more importantly - Daniel Craig! Mmm). & if you're a frequent reader you'll definitely be familiar with my love of OPI! So when the 2 collaborated I died & went to heaven! Well, maybe not.. but I was a very happy girl! 

I'm such a saddo that I was checking my local beauty warehouse on a weekly basis, waiting for these bad boys to hit the shelves! Then when they did, I didn't hesitate on chucking the majority of them in my basket. The collection contains 12 different polishes, of which I own 9. (Only 8 are pictured below, I may have bought another 1 after taking these pictures ;) ). 

L-R: You only live twice, the world is not enough, the spy who loved me, casino royale, on her majesty's secret service, the living daylights, goldeneye & live & let die. 

The additional polish is Skyfall & can be seen in a NOTD post here

Now, lets take a closer look at these gorgeous polishes :D

L-R: Goldeneye, Live & Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me & Casino Royale.

Goldeneye. Goldeneye can be seen swatched in a NOTD here. This polish contains gorgeous gold foil flakes. I initially thought it would work only as a topcoat, over a base colour; but actually it is fully opaque after just 2 coats. It's a really beautiful polish with a very glam finish!
Live & Let Die. A gorgeous dark emerald/green with tiny gold flecks running throughout. 
The Spy Who Loved Me. Can be seen swatched below. I love this polish! It's a really vibrant orange-toned red. It almost has a jelly affect & leaves a lovely glossy finish. Tiny gold flecks run throughout the polish, making it perfect for the Christmas season ahead :D
Casino Royale. A berry purple shade, with a creme finish. 

L-R: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights, You Only Live Twice & The World Is Not Enough. 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service. A silvery-blue base with green, blue & silver flecks running throughout. 
The Living Daylights. Can be seen swatched below. I love this polish! It makes a great top coat, but can also be layered to full opacity. It's a clear polish containing hexagonal glitters of blue, gold, bronze & silver. The glitters are flat, therefore leaving a smooth surface, unlike many other glitters. 
You Only Live Twice. This is one of my faves! It's a base of magenta pink, with gold flecks running throughout. Like The Spy Who Loved Me, it leave a lovely jelly finish. Gorgeous polish if you're a pink lover like me :) 
The World Is Not Enough. This one is quite hard to explain. It's base colour is almost a bronze/taupe shade with tiny pink, green & brown flecks running through. The colours combined gives it a kind of rose gold finish. 

As well as the 12 Skyfall polishes, OPI also created a limited edition masterpiece! The Man With The Golden Gun is a topcoat polish containing real 18K gold, can you believe?! 18K gold on your nails?! Wow. I just couldn't resist. This is going to look PERFECT during the Christmas period :D


After my massive splurge I just had to go home & try some of these bad boys out! Below is The Spy Who Loved Me with The Living Daylights on my accent nails. 


I get way too excited over OPI collections! But, the Skyfall collection is, by far, my favourite. Lemme know your opinions on the Skyfall collection & other OPI collections you'd recommend. 


38 comments:

  1. I wish we could buy OPI in the shops over here! So many beautiful colours :)

    http://thriftyfriday.blogspot.co.uk/ Bath Melt giveaway this week!

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  2. omg sooo beautiful! ive been drooling over this collection too. it's been a long time since i feel like i want almost the ENTIRE collection. ahhh too many to choose from!!!!

    i didn't know there was that 18k gold top coat.. how does it work? do keep us poted hun :)

    rachel x
    blushandbrunch.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, same! I'd never usually buy the lot haha. I'll no doubt show you the gold top coat in a NOTD post :) xx

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  3. Wow, all of these look amazing! I may have to splurge on a few :)

    The 18k gold top coat varnish is amazing! Let us know how it looks, :)

    Aimée xx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Go on, treat yourself ;) Will do, I'll use it for a NOTD post! xx

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  4. Such a cute mani!
    Need to get my hands on the 18k gold top coat! xox

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  5. These look incredible! I love how you paired the red polish with an accent nail! I will definitely have to look out for these :) Thanks for sharing!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. They're gorgeous polishes! & thanks :D xx

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  6. Wow I'm so jealous! I want them all :) I've ordered Tomorrow Never Dies just waiting for it to arrive xx

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    1. That's what I was like haha :) xx

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  7. Wow! That came out looking super cute!

    By the way, you should do a nail collection giveaway...just sayin' !

    Cathy Trails

    Blog Milk Giveaway

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    1. Thanks :) I've not long done a giveaway, but maybe soon xx

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  8. Can't wait to see how that gold top coat looks like!!!! :)

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  9. Such gorgeous colors!! I want to buy the gold one now :)

    -Haylie

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    1. The gold one is soo pretty. You should treat yourself ;) xx

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  10. I absolutely LOVED the new James Bond film! It was outstanding!! I want to see it again hehe!! You will just have to show us what that gold top coat looks like!!! Pretty please :D :D

    Jen xxx

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    1. Me too! Great isn't it?! I'll pop it in a notd post :) xx

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  11. OMG I'm going to see Skyfall on the weekend...everyone is talking about it. I'm just going to see Daniel Craig's buff bod tbh ;) Haha!

    Love these colours though!!

    Nina x
    hit-the-ground-running.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Enjoy! It's amazing :) Mmmm Daniel Craig. I hear ya! xx

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  12. I love your amazing collection*) The Living Daylights is sooo nice, I was obsessed with James Bond theme for an entire october*)
    http://beyondmymakeup.blogspot.com/

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  13. You've seriously gotta give those MWTGG and Goldeneye ones a good bashing over Christmas Jen - I'm gonna inspect your nails each time I see you from Dec 1st onwards! ;)

    The Living Daylights could look quite colourfully festive as well!

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    1. Haha, I will be. Love mar xmassy themed nails! xx

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  14. I'll have to try that with the spy who loved me and living daylight it looks great!
    Aimee
    http://www.allaboutthejoy.com

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    1. I love both those colours. Treat yourself ;) xx

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    1. Ahh thank you so much!! I'll go check it out :) xx

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  16. Oh man! What a beautiful collection! I have heard about this collection, but haven't had the time to go check them out...I had no idea there was an 18K gold topcoat! Holy smokes! Great review :D

    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! :) They're all gorgeous aren't they?! xx

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  17. Lovely nails:) I would really be happy if you would follow my blog and I'll follow yours:) NIKA

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    1. Thank you. I'll pop on over to your blog now :) xx

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  18. Can't believe you have the WHOLE collection as well as the 18k Gold Leaf Topcoat. Omg I am TOO jealous!! Do you have any swatches of that one?

    I reviewed four of the Skyfall Collection polishes here:

    http://omgilleechi.blogspot.ie/

    :) x

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    1. I don't sorry. My mom took it off me for xmas. Once I get it I'll do a NOTD :) xx

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