OPI You Only Live Twice


OPI is one of my favorite nail polish brands (after Essie, of course) because they offer such a wide selection of colors and finishes and the names are so darn adorable. This one is OPI You Only Live Twice from the Skyfall/James Bond Winter 2012 Collection, and as you can see it's a bright raspberry magenta with gold reflect. I don't usually wear much shimmer or glitter nail polish because I tend to prefer solid cremes, but this one is just so gorgeous I wear it all year round. The formulation is alright, a little on the thinner side and sheer with the first wash of color but easy to work with and two coats will get you full opacity. It's also not the shiniest of formulas but ends up with a little foil-like effect. I think a little Seche Vite goes a long way in doing it some good because this looks so gorgeous with a jelly-like finish. I wish more of the golden glassfleck would show up on the nail because it looks amazing in the bottle but dulls out a bit on the nail...  the color is so pretty as it is, though, so I'm not going to complain! Wearing this polish won't turn me into a Bond girl overnight, but it sure makes me feel as fab as one and my nails looking fiii-ine.

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  1. Gorgeous colour! I'm terrible at painting my nails :') x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Agreed! Bahaha, I'm sure you're just fine, I usually end up painting half my finger when I'm in a rush to paint them -___-

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  2. I love OPI nail varnishes,
    and sickly pink shades are my weakness..
    gorgeous colour!

    mollyrosecleaver.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. OPI has one of my favorite creme formulas, and I totally getcha on the pinks! (:

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  3. I love the shade of that polish! I only have two opi varnishes - a katy perry one and a very disappointing nail envy! Really fancy trying this though.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh, is Nail Envy really that bad? I've heard mixed reviews and I'm a little wary to try it now!

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  4. That's a really lovely shade :)

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  5. So pretty. Love the colour <3


    -Lady N.
    www.ladynarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love the swatches you recently did on your blog too xx

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  6. I love OPI. That colour looks amazing on as well :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. OPI is one of my favorite brands! You Only Live Twice is so pretty on so many skin tones!

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  7. I love OPI, and this shade is absolutely gorgeous! It's a shame it dulls a little x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Nothing a bit of topcoat can't fix, but it actually looks pretty cool and foil-y without! xx

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  8. This is such a great shade! I had a very, very similar one from Maybelline but I think they discontinued it and I've been looking for something to replace it with;

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    1. Ooh, really? Yeh, I love the OPI color selection!

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  9. I have an unhealthy obsession with OPI and this post has just fuelled it further!
    Charlotte

    Winston & Willow

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    1. Bahaha welcome to my life. Essie is an even bigger problem than OPI for me -__-

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  10. Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind comment on my blog! Made my day.

    I love this nail varnish colour. I'm not a big polish wearer but if I was, I would definitely pick this shade! This is a really well written review of it, too :)

    xxxx

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  11. This colour looks INCREDIBLE, reminds me of Krispy Kreme donuts!
    OPI have such amazing colours.

    Great blog

    xx
    www.bethanymaeetc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. BAHAHA OMG YOU'RE RIGHT!! Now I wish I had some donuts to enjoy as well as this polish :P

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  12. I can't believe they named a polish You Only Live Twice. God I love OPI

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  13. That's so pretty! Love your blog and your layout's so cute! Following you, hope you decide to follow back :)

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much (: You have a lovely blog, I've definitely followed back! xx

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  14. OPI never disappoints does it! love this shade x

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They always come out with such beautiful collections!

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  15. I'm not really into colours this bright, but it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! x

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  16. I love the sparkle in this! I'm always looking for new polishes, as I've lately become a nail polish addict. Oops!

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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    1. Ooh, you've caught the bug too! :P

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  17. I really love that shade. The James Bond collection was so cool but unfortunately, I didn't get any :( great swatch though x

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    1. thanks! i'd say it was one of their best collections in a while, you should have gotten some! xx

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  18. That shade is so good! have you tried the sands range from the james bond collection? it looks fabulous!

    www.lululisaly.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Do you mean the Bond Girls Liquid Sand polishes? Noo, I havent' tried them (I'm a bit afraid of textured nails!! Bahaha)

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