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OPI The Man with the Golden Gun Swatch

15 Nov

Okay guys, here it is! As promised: OPI’s 18K gold flake top coat The Man with the Golden Gun. When I first picked up the box, I thought “Wow, this is a lot smaller than I expected…” Which is crazy cause it’s the exact same size as any other OPI bottle, but I just built up so much excitement about it, I guess I imagined it bigger in my mind. Anyway, onto the pictures! I must warn you though, this post will be a little picture heavy… 🙂

I decided to pair this up with OPI Danke-Shiny Red because it’s the perfect…. well, shiny red! It’s probably my second favorite red ever (first being China Glaze Ruby Pumps!) Danke-Shiny Red is from OPI’s Fall 2012 Germany Collection and I have fallen in love with it, even more after seeing it under The Man with the Golden Gun.

Front shot of the box it came in.

Top of the box. The box opens from the front and kinda.. swings up? You’ll see in a second, but that’s why there is the crease in the middle.

Here the back of the box. It just tells you (in English and French) what it is and kind of how to use it.

 

That last picture is totally my favorite! But I totally love how metallic the bottle is. I’m still not sure whether I want to keep this polish in its box and put it next to my polish racks or put it in with the regular OPI bottles.

I am so in love with both of these polishes! Red and gold is such a pretty color combo, especially now that the holidays are fast approaching! Please excuse the little mark on my index finger, I was opening something right after I did my nails and screwed it up 😦 But the formula on these both were great. 2 coats of each polish here. The red went on super easily, just like any other polish. The gold top coat was a little hard to work with, you kind of had to develop your own little tricks to getting this on. The problem is that the flakes are small so you have to try to get enough flakes without getting too much clear top coat. It’s super easy to “learn” though. Also, I would just like to point out that the Danke-Shiny Red is more true to its color in the last picture.

OPI Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs Swatch

6 Sep

Hey guys! Sorry for not posting in a while, I’ve been super busy with school and team fortress 2 and such…. 😛

Today I have a swatch of Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs from OPI’s new Germany collection. I picked up about half of the collection the last time I went to the store. This actually was my least favorite one in the bottle. It just was not as interesting as some of the others that I picked up. Now that I have it on my nails, I love it more than I thought I would.

It’s a light purple with super tiny pink microglitter. It’s a little more pink on the nail than in the bottle. It has a very metallic effect on the nail, which surprised me a little.

Hmmm, I’ve been having trouble with my pictures lately. I can’t get the colors to look like they do in real life. That’s another reason I haven’t posted in a while. Right here, it looks dark purple, but it’s totally not. It has a lot more pink in it. Anyway, this had a nice enough formula, 3 coats. Also, this has been on my nails for 2 or 3 days and no chipping at all, so it has a lot of staying power! 🙂