Hello lacquered loves! Today's post is a fun one! I want to start out with an announcement: The Lacquerologist is now part of OPI's Blogger Network! I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with such a great company and to be able to share all of their products with you! To see other great blogs included in the Blogger Network, click [here]! Today I have the first part of the OPI Skyfall Collection, aka the James Bond Collection to show you! I am actually much more impressed with this collection now that I've had these polishes on my nails as opposed to just seeing them in the bottle! Let's get started!
First up is OPI Live And Let Die, a deep dark green with irregular green flecks and golden shimmer. There is so much depth to this beauty...probably one of my favorite dark greens ever! Even better, this is one coat with NYC top coat. The formula was thick, but in a controllable, pigmented way; not in a bad way!
OPI Moonraker is a silver-blue metallic polish with a nearly mirror like finish. I had heard such a bad wrap for this polish from reading other blogs, and honestly, it was not nearly as bad as I anticipated. I didn't use base coat or top coat for this swatch, and I used three thin coats of polish. Unlike other metallics like this (think: Essie Mirrored Metallics), the formula didn't dry super quickly while I was applying it, so I could get it nicely smoothed out.
OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a dupe for Zoya FeiFei which came out this past fall in the Diva Collection. A steel blue base filled with multicolored glassflecks, this polish is still really special, even if we've seen something like it before. This is two coats with NYC top coat. Nice formula. Smells weird, but worth it.
OPI The Living Daylights is the glitter topper for this collection! Nothing too complicated, this is silver, gold, copper and light blue hexes in a clear base (the shimmer seen in this image is from Live and Let Die, which it is layered over!). This was relatively easy to work with. The base that the glitter is suspended in is quite thin so it's easy to apply, but the glitter is quite sparse. Here, I've layered two coats of The Living Daylights over Live And Let Die, with NYC top coat.
OPI The World Is Not Enough is super unique to me. From the bottle to the nail, it's a bit hard to explain, but basically what we have is a nice pink glassfleck in a grayish base. The formula was really nice, but I used three coats and top coat here to get it opaque. I think this would be really pretty layered too, so I'll be trying that soon!
Last but not least, we have OPI Tomorrow Never Dies, a shimmery "blurple" polish. This is beautiful! The formula was nice, and for a shimmery shade, brush strokes weren't too much of an issue. This is two coats with NYC.
The first six shades of the Skyfall Collection have me pretty impressed. I'm loving Live And Let Die and Tomorrow Never Dies! You all know I love a good creme polish, so I'm sort of missing that, but for a holiday collection, I think all the shimmer and glass flecks we see here is super appropriate! Check back tomorrow for the second half of the Skyfall Collection, which is more traditionally "holiday" but I think you'll like it! Which one of these shades is your favorite? =)