I'll admit that I was quite a big James Bond fan in my teens, I mean, you just can't argue with a classic like Dr. No and Goldfinger, right? Unfortunately, it's been a long time since any of the recent (1990 onwards) Bond flicks impressed me much, if, at all. Until, Skyfall, that is.
And, in beauty terms, too, it's also been a while since I've been lured in by a nail polish collection. OPI Skyfall, again, turned the tables.
So, what does all that make us? An OPI Skyfall haul, of course! Now my nail polish collection can last me for a good number of...years, so, I showed some restraint and only picked the ones that stood out to me the most:
Skyfall, Live and Let Die, and Tomorrow Never Dies. Let's have a closer look:
OPI Skyfall is perhaps not the most unique burgundy red creme anyone's come across, but I adore this colour family, and Skyfall is an extremely flattering execution. Great application too, 2 coats and you're done. It's also more longlasting than other OPI cremes I tried in the past, not sure if that's my rekindled OPI love speaking, or a different formula.
OPI Live and Let Die is a bit of an optical illusion: it looks pretty much like a black from a distance, while in reality it's a blackened fir green with tiny flecks of gold/green shimmer. This one was love at first sight and it's surely gonna be my top "off black" pick for the rest of the winter season! Two easy coats applied here as well.
OPI Tomorrow Never Dies, lastly, is another trickster: a beautiful reflective metallic nail polish, that balances between blue and purple. In the bottle and in my swatch photo, it leans clearly towards blue, but in real life, it's a lot more purple, and a lot more interesting. Another hit (shown here after 2 coats)!
My only regret from this collection is..not getting more! I loved Casino Royale too (hated the movie), but it seemed way too dupable to justify the purchase. Still... *sigh*
Gonna close this post with the sheer brilliance (trust me peeps) of Skyfall's opening credits, for your enjoyment! ;)
Did you get anything from the OPI Skyfall collection? Do you know any dupes for Casino Royale?
And, most importantly, what did you think of Skyfall, the movie?