20 November 2012

OPI You Only Live Twice

From the OPI Skyfall collection, You Only Live Twice is a beautiful raspberry magenta polish with a gorgeous glassfleck shimmer. I very nearly passed this one by, but I am so glad that I didn't!

OPI You Only Live Twice swatch


Given the very limited production run of this collection, I gave it even odds of reaching Hong Kong at all and raced to my favourite store as soon as it came in. They didn't have the polish I'd wanted the most, though, which was The Living Daylights (that beautiful teal, silver, and copper glitter). In fact, I haven't seen that one in any of the places here that sell OPI.

So I was kind of bummed, and the more I looked at the Skyfall collection, I kept thinking, "These are beautiful, but they aren't really me." Almost every one of them looked rich and lush and perfect for fall, but I just knew that that I'd buy them, swatch them, rave about them, and then leave them in the Helmer while I reached for other colours I wear much more often. Still, I felt like it'd be a shame not to get at least one polish from something so awesome as a Bond-themed collection, so You Only Live Twice came home with me.

OPI You Only Live Twice swatch

I hoped I'd be pleasantly surprised, but I am full-on thrilled with how much I love this polish! First off, it applied beautifully. Coat one was a bit thin, but it built up easily. I'm wearing three coats in these pictures, with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, but two was very nearly enough to cover even my stubborn nail lines. I also just love this berry-fuchsia colour. Somehow it manages to be rich and mature while still being bright and cheerful. Really, it's a neat trick! And of course there's that glittering glassfleck finish, which is seriously stunning.

OPI You Only Live Twice swatch

I can't help but wonder now what else I might have overlooked while I was pining for that glitter!

32 comments:

  1. This is mighty lovely, I adore these raspberry polishes!

    Jazz x

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  2. This looks gorgeous on you, Elizabeth! I haven't picked up any from the Bond collection for the same reasons as you, but now you have me thinking I should reconsider!

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  3. This is so beautiful on you!!! :D

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  4. So beautiful! I really love colors like this, I can never get enough!

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    1. Thank you, Nory! I definitely need some more shades like this one in my collection too. :D

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  5. This is REALLY classy! Good find! The colours aren't what I would be attracted to either, but seeing all the swatches I'm starting to change my mind, y'know?

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    1. Thanks, Sharra! I think that's what I most like about this shade, that it's classy but cute at the same time. And hehe, I think I do know what you mean too. I was actually okay with there being a big collection I didn't feel the need to go collect, but the more swatches I see.. >_<

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  6. Gawjus! I have this one as well and can't wait to try it. I love how raspberry is becoming a very winter color these days.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda--and me, too! It's a very welcome addition to the palette. :)

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  7. WHAT a BEAUTIE - I loveit, such a gorgeous red!

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  8. You did the right thing, this shade compliments your skin tone perfectly!

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say, Natalia--thank you!!

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  9. love this! it's on my toes right now, actually:]

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    1. Ooh, these would make such a pretty pedi--thank you, Sarah!!

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    1. I think you're really like it on, too--thank you, Anna! ^_^

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  11. This looks amazing on you Elizabeth!!!

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  12. hmmm raspberry glassflecks, sounds like a winning combo. Looks stunning on you :D

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    1. Thank you very much--I really was surprised by how much I liked it! ^_^

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  13. Stunning flawless jeweled beauty right here. Picked this treat up today actually! And it is one of my first OPI polishes along with DS Magic :D When I first saw the display of the new Skyfall collection, I immediately honed in on this one. I had seen some swatches, and while yours is one of the best :), pictures simply do not compare. Absolutely Mesmerizing. I swear my eyes got as huge as saucer plates and I drooled! The cash register lady looked at me as if I was slightly deranged as I kept oogling and babbling happy nonsense!! :DDD LOL! And I STILL haven't even put it on! I blame the sorry state my nails are in *pout* :( Soon. Very. Soon. >:D Thanks so much for sharing Elizabeth! Very lovely swatch, and that polish looks perfect on you!

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    1. It really is just crazy stunning in "real life". Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy yours too! :D

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