Monday, April 22, 2013

My Picks: OPI Bond Girls Collection

OH HOLY CRAP PEOPLE! I've been obsessing over this collection since they announced it a few months ago. I may have been that annoying girl calling Ulta asking if they were in yet. And finally...finally I got my greedy little hands on the four colors I wanted. Also, this means that I am now officially on the textured polish bandwagon. So yeah, that happened. Anyways, lets take a look at these pretties.


I picked up four of the six colors available. I've got Jinx, Pussy Galore, Tiffany Case, and Honey Ryder to show you today. Solitare (white with pink shimmer) and Vespa (dark purple) just really didn't do it for me, so I choose to leave them behind at the store. I'm sure someone else will give them a good home.

Lets talk formula first. Overall, these polishes were great. They apply easily, dry fairly quick, and don't disappoint. I know the directions say don't apply with a base coat, but I always use my Orly Rubberized Bonder under these and never have any problems.

Up first we have Pussy Galore. Bravo to OPI for naming a polish after the most controversial Bond Girl, namewise, out there. And let's face it, his girlfriends have had some jacked up names over the years (I'm looking at you Dr. Holly Goodhead).


I kinda wish I had waited a while longer to take this photo, because the ring finger doesn't look totally dry in this picture. Pussy Galore is a soft baby pink and while it isn't my favorite of the collection, it goes well with my skin tone. It's the softest of the four shades I picked and in my book, it's a winner.


Next up is Honey Ryder. Side story: I totally swatched these while watching Dr. No. Yes it was on purpose. I had to get in the mood right? Anywho... Honey Ryder is like the textured version of OPI Glitzerland. I didn't pull out my bottle to check, but I feel like they would be a perfect match. This is a warm shade of gold and I also love this softer shade from the collection.


Next up we have Jinx. I know this polish is everyone else's favorite of the collection, but for me it's in second place. It's a close second, but my heart is elsewhere. I love the shade here. It's leans red-orange-coral with gorgeous gold shimmer. It's classy but with spice.


And finally we have my favorite of the collection. This is Tiffany Case and boy do I love it. Never before have I been swatching polishes and been stopped in my tracks by the pretties. I ended up wearing this almost 2 full days before finally taking it off and swatching the others for you. This polish still has the fine glitter but unlike the others it also has some larger hex glitters in there and they give it some extra shine. 

I highly recommending buying at least Tiffany Case and Jinx from this collection, but I love them all. I'm so happy with my selections. And I have some nail art ideas involving these, I just don't know if it's possible. I see some experimenting in my future. 

Did you bring any Bond Girls home? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

8 comments:

  1. I bought the whole collection but I have to wait to have them shipped to me. I'm not good at waiting!

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    1. I'm not good at waiting either. Once you get them you are going to be in love. They are so worth it.

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    1. Yes, yes you do! It is freaking amazing. I keep getting distracted at work by it.

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  3. I know you weren't into solitaire, but I kinda love it. Although I really want to wear it when it's snowy... it will be a great holiday color later this year.

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    1. Maybe I'll have to come try yours out and see how I feel about it in real life. ;-)

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  4. Hey, we have the two same favorites. ;) While I think that they all look great on you, I'm kind of favoring Honey Ryder on you. I think it looks fantastic on you.

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    1. YAY for favorites. The more I look at the pictures, the more I like Honey Ryder as well. I'm going to have to wear it on it's own soon.

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