Today I have another shade from the Skyfall Collection – OPI The Spy Who Loved Me!
I’ve had a long-time fascination with spies. Their dramatic and dangerous lives are poetic romance realized.
If I ever tie the knot, it’ll probably be to an artist, a graphic designer, a writer, or a spy. They make my heart race.
What did you want to be when you were little? When I was a kid, I wanted to be an international spy. Why international? I wanted to travel the world and lead a dangerous, exciting, and unpredictable life.
I made coding and deciphering devices for my friends to use when we wrote notes to each other in class (which was all the time, by the way).
While my female friends always wanted to pretend to be princesses, I always asked to play a spy. They didn’t like that, so I pitched the idea of being a princess who was also a spy. That worked!
Although I wasn’t a tomboy, I did enjoying playing with the guys who were in a grade higher than me. In particular, there were two guys who were my ‘adventure mates’. They loved pretending to be spies with me (on equal terms, too! No sexism! YAY!), and we’d run all around the playground, making notes on everyone’s decidedly suspicious behaviour in our books. And we’d make up adventure stories in which we were the heroes, naturally, and our classmates were masterminding some malicious scheme that we were going to get to the bottom of. It was exciting, and our imaginations were often so vivid that we ended up scaring ourselves or becoming paranoid…haha!
So…I kind of, sort of like the name of this nail polish.
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me Pictures
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me Ingredients
OPI The Bondettes Mini Nail Lacquer Set Picture
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 3 coats of OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
- Collection: OPI Skyfall Collection 2012
- Press Release of OPI The Bondettes Mini Nail Lacquer Set: Click here
- Colours Available in the OPI Skyfall Collection: GoldenEye, Skyfall, The Spy Who Loved Me, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, Die Another Day, Live and Let Die, Tomorrow Never Dies, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Moonraker & The World Is Not Enough
- Amount: 3.75 mL (1/8 fl. oz.) – I have the mini bottle from the OPI The Bondettes Mini Nail Lacquer Set
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me Review
The Spy Who Loved Me by OPI is a classic red nail polish with gold glitter. However, because this polish has a bit of a jelly quality to it, the red covers the gold glitter and transforms it into red glitter that seems to have more depth. It’s like looking at something sparkling under coloured water. That’s the best way for me to describe it.
Despite having glitter, this polish is smooth, not gritty. It also has a jelly-like finish, but it’s more opaque and less sheer than a traditional jelly.
Application & Formula
This polish was a breeze to apply because it glides on effortlessly. You’ll need to use 3 coats because while it’s not super sheer, it’s also not as opaque as a standard creme.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
This red has some oomph, thanks to the glitter and finish. While this is a very classic, pretty polish, I also feel like because there are so many red polishes on the market, this one doesn’t stand out as much as, say, OPI GoldenEye. But, if you don’t have a glittery, jellyish red, this is nice to own.
Do you have a lot of red nail polishes in your collection? Are you going to buy any polishes from the OPI Skyfall Collection? What movie collaboration would you like to see from OPI?