Thursday, October 11, 2012

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun

Hello everyone! How has this week been treating you? It's been crazy for me, I have two midterms and I'm trying to ward off a fever. Today I have OPI's real 18K gold topcoat to show you, The Man with the Golden Gun. This limited edition shade is being released this month along with the Skyfall collection, which I swatched and reviewed yesterday. In this post, I have layered The Man with the Golden Gun over a few polishes from the Skyfall collection, but I hope to get the chance to show it layered to you over some other colours soon too!
I couldn't help but show you guys the packaging, because this is beautiful and looks so sleek.

I'd like to thank my boyfriend who stayed home sick on Tuesday and while he was here he helped me set up a faux light box to take these pictures - thanks Dan!

That's Dan's hand right there! What a good sport he was.

Okay, are you tired of seeing packaging yet? Let's show you the actual polish!
Here is one coat of The Man with the Golden Gun layered over two coats of OPI Tomorrow Never Dies. 

Yum. This is amazing. I really like this combination, it reminds me of kings and riches and treasures.

Are you guys as head over heels for this polish as I am?

Here we have OPI You Only Live Twice underneath one coat of OPI The Man with the Golden Gun. I don't know what possessed me to layer these two, but I do like how it turned out.

I think the gold shimmer in the polish looks great with the real gold flakes. This combination reminds me of fire and embers.

Over OPI Skyfall, I layered two coats of OPI The Man with the Golden Fun for a little more dramatic effect. These polishes are honestly perfection together. I don't know what else to say.

The only thing that I think could have been improved would be a little more of the gold flakes in the polish, they're a little thinly dispersed but that doesn't make it difficult to get them on your nails.

Mmm, look at this with the pretty fall leaves behind it!

Which of these three combinations is your favourite? Will you be purchasing this topcoat?

I haven't received an official press release, so I'm not sure of the exact retail price, but from what I have heard it was around $40 CAN. Is that too steep for you to don real gold flakes on your nails? 


  1. This is so gorgeous! It looks amazing over You Only Live Twice. Can't wait to get a bottle of it for myself!

  2. Love the gold topcoat,
    I think it looks gorgeous over Tomorrow Never Dies, its like the night sky

  3. Amazing!!
    It´s a jewel in a bottle :)

  4. Oh, this is beautiful!! And you're so right--with Skyfall? Perfection.

  5. I think my favorite combo is the gold flakes with Skyfall! So gorgeous :3

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    1. you should, babe! don't forget me when you're famous

  7. Oh I'd love to see a side-by-side comparison of this OPI gold flake and Zoya's gold flake nail polish... I didn't know OPI had one too.