OPI Skyfall Collection Swatches (Part 2)
I hope some of you took my suggestion and planned a date night (your girlfriends count, too) to go see Skyfall last night. If not, the weekend isn’t over yet. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this movie while it’s in theatres. Something about a TV screen viewing is never as fun.
So to further convince you to both see the movie and invest in some new polishes (two birds, one stone hopefully), I have more OPI Skyfall swatches that are ready for review. Today I’ll be looking at the OPI Skyfall Miniset featuring GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough, and Live and Let Die. Enjoy!
This set retails for ~$8.00-12.50 USD / ~$10.00-15.00 CAD both online and in-store. I bought mine at Chatters for $13, but managed to get it for a lot less as I had racked up points on my rewards card. (See, more proof that loyalty cards are usually worth it.) Each bottle is 3.75 mL (1/8 fl oz).
GoldenEye is definitely a brilliant knockout of a polish. It shimmers, it shines, and it is very breathtaking – everything gold should be.
This isn’t your everyday shade, but it is definitely a go-to when wanting to add some extra dazzle to a gold accessorized ensemble. Remember: the holidays and all its galas, balls, and parties is fast approaching. I already have two dresses I know will look killer with this polish (yes, I dress for my nails – you should try it), so if you want to add some gold, this lacquer is for you.
Raunchy comedy ruined me during my youth, because no matter how many times I try to write “The Spy Who Loved Me,” my brain goes right to Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me. How unfortunate for the Bond franchise. Nevertheless, The Spy Who Loved Me is another bombshell colour. It’s brilliant, sexy, and seductive. Think Marilyn Monroe red with some shimmer.
Once again, not exactly an office-friendly shade, but perfect for a night out, party, event, or even some bedroom tactics (not much looks better with red lacy lingerie than some sexy red tips). TSWLM is a Seductive Shade, so you may as well do some seducing, ladies.
The World Is Not Enough moves us from Seductive to Dangerous Shades. It is slightly similar to Her Majesty’s Secret Service in consistency, lightness, and dimension. The main difference is that TWINE is less slate blue and more slate grey with a dash of copper-violet.
While definitely shimmery, this shade isn’t overpowering and it is subtle enough (in my opinion) to be worn everywhere and anywhere – workplace to cocktail bar or, in my case, coffee shop to gym.
Last up, we have Live and Let Die. I’m beginning to get frustrated with my camera and the way it mutes a lot of the dark colors, so I apologize for the photo quality.
LALD reminds me of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes (from The Hunger Games collection) in that it is a dark shade with an underlying sparkle. Unlike Smoke and Ashes, which is a rich black, Live and Let Die is a deep navy with a hint of hunter green – very similar to Sephora by OPI My Personal Serpent.
LALD is very charming and edgy, but not overpowering. It’s what I’m currently wearing and it goes well with most of my wardrobe, no matter how dressy or casual I’m outfitted.
That’s it for the Skyfall Miniset and my weekend 007 Special. If you missed Part 1 of my Skyfall Collection review, please click here. Beyond that, I hope you enjoyed these swatches, and please feel free to let me know what you think of my post or the polishes below. We love hearing from our readers. xx