Monday, October 08, 2012

OPI You Only Live Twice Swatches

Hello pretty ladies! Today I have a polish that has stolen my heart. Okay maybe not but I am infatuated with it right now.

Ever since I saw the promo pictures for OPI's Skyfall collection, I was in love with the shades. I like fall collections but there's something about the winter/holiday collections that always get to me. And this one really piqued my interested because there was only one glitter. Can you believe it? OPI did ONE glitter in a holiday collection? These past few years it's been all about the glitter (Burlesque, Muppets...) And now they only did one true glitter. They did do quite a few shimmers/glass flecks though. In fact, there's only two cremes in the collection.

I bought 9 out of the twelve shades. I didn't care much for Skyfall (brick red/kinda brown creme? snooze), Moonraker (brushstroke-y bluish silver chrome? pass) or The Living Daylights (large hex glitters in a burnt orange, blue, and gold (or possibly silver, I don't even remember)? no thanks, I like a my big hex glitter with little glitters mixed in). The 9 I did get, however, I'm in love with.

Today I have You Only Live Twice to show you. This is a beautiful nail polish. Holy crap is this one pretty. It's a jelly cranberry colored base with the prettiest gold/copper glass flecks in it. In the bottle the glass flecks look duochrome but I'm not really seeing that on the nail. And because the base is a jelly, it transforms the shimmers into this really pretty magenta-y color... It's difficult to explain. Sadly, it's even more difficult to capture on camera. I tried for THREE days to get a good picture, all in different lighting, and I got one picture I was satisfied with. Here it is:

Not the best picture, I know, but it accurately shows the color in MOST settings. In some light settings, the polish looks red. It really is an amazing color. Here's what happened when I tried to take a picture with flash to show the sparklies:

See how it changes the color? This polish does NOT like flash photography, ha. But I figured I'd show you because the glass flecks look cool.

The formula on this was perfect. Two easy, smooth, buttery coats of amazing color. I love it. Wear time is good too, I still have it on. It's been three days and I have very minimal tipwear.

So there you have it, the first of the nine OPI Skyfall polishes I got. My next post may or may not be another one from this collection; I am doing a review of the nail studs from and I want to see how long they last so I may add some 'while I was gone' manicures so I'm not gone for a week.

What do you think? Do you like this shade as much as I do? What are your picks from the OPI Skyfall collection? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D