OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service from the Skyfall Collection is a much more complex colour than I originally thought.
(It stumped my camera. Seems like I have difficulty capturing fine metallic flecks. Any camera-setting tips you’d like to share with me are greatly appreciated.)
At first glance, it looks like any other pewter polish, but upon closer inspection, there’s a variety of different colours. (Geez, I wish that I was able to capture it clearly so you could see its brilliance. It’s a very interesting polish up close.)
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Pictures
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Ingredients
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 3 coats of OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
Claims: Half TRUSTED (50% of claims are true), but Product: TRUSTED
X Misty green
- Name: OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Collection: OPI Skyfall Collection 2012
- Press Release of the OPI The Bondettes Mini Nail Lacquer Set: Click here
- Colours Available in the Collection: GoldenEye, Skyfall, The Spy Who Loved Me, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, Die Another Day, Live and Let Die, Tomorrow Never Dies, Oh Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Moonraker & The World Is Not Enough
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $5.95 CAD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Review
OPI advertised On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by OPI as being a misty-green pewter. While I definitely see the pewter, I can’t see any green. If anything, the pewter has more of a cool-blue tone.
Pewter isn’t the only colour you see. I noticed gold, silver, and even a pinkish purple! That last hue was really unexpected, but it added a fun and unique touch to a polish that would otherwise look ordinary.
(Even if you have no desire to buy this polish based on my poor photos of it, I urge you to hit up a store to just look at it in person. It might change your mind when you can see the different colours in better detail.)
This fine glitter polish has what looks like metallic flecks, and they lie flat, so your manicure is really smooth. Also worth noting is that it’s fairly easy to remove.
Application & Formula
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by OPI applies very easily and smoothly. It flows onto the nail with little effort, and because it’s on the thin side, even if you use many coats, it won’t feel thick on your nails.
Also, because this polish is thin, you should wait longer before slapping on a fast-drying top coat, or you may get premature tip wear like I did.
I used 3 coats. With just 2 coats, there was pretty good coverage, but to even everything out, I found I needed that last coat.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service has colourful metallic flecks that add a lot of visual interest. It’s like a nice surprise for just your eyes. (People who see your manicure from farther away will think it’s just a cool-toned blue-pewter.)
Did you watch Skyfall? Have you bought any of the shades in the OPI Skyfall Collection? Do you have any camera-setting tips and tricks that help produce sharper photographs of polishes like this?