Monday, 19 November 2012
O.P.I Bond Collection; Goldeneye and The Living Daylights
I'm not a huge Bond fan. Although I liked the most recent attempt, Skyfall (you can read my review HERE), other than that I've only seen the previous two, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace and randomly, Goldeneye. I saw Goldeneye at the cinema for a school friend's birthday back in the day (1995 to be precise..oh lord, I'm ancient) and granted I wasn't overly impressed by the film itself but I was drawn to this O.P.I shade of the same name when their Bond collection came out recently.
So here 'tis, in all its glory:
Goldeneye is compromised of two separate fine gold glitters in a clear base and is quite easily applied- no need to spread the glitter out and it dried quick enough. One coat of this is really just a light wash of colour. I used three to get the complete colour on the nail that's in the photos. Wear time was about two days before chips appeared but that was without a top coat, so not too shabby. While I like the fact that this polish is super shiny (every time I catch a glimpse of it, I'm surprised by how bright it is but that could just be my goldfish memory), it does remind me of the colour of the paint that's used on Lucky Cats. You know, Lucky Cats- those ridiculously kitsch ornaments with the waving paw:
I won't lie, that little guy there is mine and while I love him and he sits proudly on my window sill, I don't know if I want my nails to resemble that kind of tacky style. Having said that, this'll be a great polish for Christmas but other than that I probably won't wear it a huge amount, unless I want to blind Hubster every time I lift my cup of tea (which granted, would be a regular occurrence).
Speaking of nails with the potential to blind, here's The Living Daylights on my ring finger:
This is a topcoat with large hexagonal glitter pieces (silver, teal and a copper) suspended in a clear base. I've used polishes like this before, namely this Essence one from the Snow White collection that you can read about HERE and also Deborah Lippman's Bad Romance, which I bizarrely haven't written a post on..I really should rectify that. Anyway, my point is that with ones like this you just have to place the glitter pieces where you want them on the nail- you cant just brush it on like Goldeneye. Thankfully though, this is jam packed with glitter pieces so it's a fairly easy job. As I recall though from the Essence topcoat, this'll be an absolute bags to remove- I used the Bourjois 1 second nail thingy that time so hopefully it'll work for this too. I really like the colours in this together, there's just something really cheerful about it- like the sort of glitter polish I could imagine a clown wearing..not a scary 'IT' style clown, though obviously. Plus it'll be great over loads of different shades- over nudes as well as darker shades in the Winter and bright pops of colour in the Summer. A glitter multi-tasker- hurrah!
*Update- although The Living Daylights was actually not that difficult to get off, Goldeneye was an absolute nightmare to take off and it's made me really reluctant to use it again, other than for nail art.
Have you tried these or any of the other polishes in the Bond range?