I hope you are all well! I'm SICK! I think I've caught a cold from my colleague and it's set in with a vengeance. :( And here I was, hoping that the flu season would be over now that we're in spring!
Anyway, I just wanted to share this amazing new special effects topcoat from OPI, called The Man With The Golden Gun. It contains real, 18-karat gold leaf flakes embedded in a clear topcoat, which is why it's a little more expensive than normal, retailing at $40. I have to admit that the price tag did make me pause a little, it's probably the most expensive polish I own, but it's so unique, I couldn't resist!
This polish is part of the limited edition James Bond Skyfall range (named after the most recent movie) released to commemorate 007's 50 year anniversary on the big screen, which is why it's packaged in a special collector's box! My only gripe about the gold bottle, is it makes it really hard to see how much polish you have left in the bottle, and if the flakes have settled towards the bottom of the bottle. It's also so reflective, you can see my reflection in it! Quite frankly though, this is a gorgeous range; I'm in love with most of the polishes and really would like to pick a few more up (they have the best names as they are all named after Bond movies)!
Caution, lots of photos ahead!
I'm wearing three coats of The Man With The Golden Gun over two coats of Rimmel Black Cherries, and I can't stop staring at my nails, it's such a pretty manicure!
I planned to take a few more photos of this polish over different base polishes to show just how stunning it is, but being sick has set me back a little! Stay tuned for more posts soon!
I bought mine from David Jones, but I have also heard that it's available from Petra, Hairhouse Warehouse and nail salons stocking OPI polishes. Did you know that Myer has now begun stocking OPI polishes? I was so excited to see that, but the problem is they seem quite behind on their collections, as they only have the Dutch Collection in stock.
What do you think, lovelies? Will you be loving it, or leaving it? Are you keen on getting any of the other shades?
I'm eyeing Golden Eye, Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and The World Is Not Enough! You can view the colours in the range, here and on Plastic Diaries blog, here.