Tuesday, 2 October 2012

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Hello lovelies :) Today I have another polish from OPI's Skyfall Collection to share with you: On Her Majesty's Secret Service! I have to admit, I have no clue what any of the names mean in this collection. I'm not a James Bond fan, so all of the references just fly past me. However, when I received this collection my boyfriend thought that all of the names were really cool, so OPI must have done a good job :)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a grey/blue sheer base with a ton of microshimmer. The shimmers are blue, gold, and green. This polish does apply very thinly, I needed three coats for full opacity. This polish looks amazing in the bottle, and I was really excited to try it out. However, I was left wanting just a little bit more. I wish the base shade was a bit more vibrant or opaque, on my nails I find it a bit dull.


Also, I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but this polish smells really bad. Not the normal polish smell, but something different, very chemically. This scent stayed on my nails for a few hours, then faded. I haven't heard of this complaint from anyone else, so it might just be my bad luck with this specific bottle!



I really wanted to like this polish, but it just doesn't wow me. Something was missing from this formula for my taste. Will you be trying out this polish, or passing it up in favour of other colours in the Skyfall Collection? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclosure: This polish was sent to me for my honest review. 

14 comments:

  1. oooh I will definitely be trying this polish!huge OPI fan & this looks great for winter x

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  2. Looks pretty much like Zoya FeiFei. Which I already have. Glad I can skip it.

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    1. Ya save your money for some of the other great holiday releases :)

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  3. I am going to get this entire collection, primarily because I lovveeee James Bond :-)

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    1. Oh awesome! This collection is perfect for you!

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  4. Thanks for swatching this one :) It reminds me a bit of Brand New Skates from the Holiday In Toyland collection, but looks like this one has got more shimmer. Oh no I hope OPI haven't gone back to the formula they had about 3 years ago (around the Spain collection) - it smelled really strong, and the formula was more watery than usual. Wish they would stop playing around with the formula lol!

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    1. So far this is the only polish from the Skyfall Collection to have this formula, but I haven't swatched them all yet. Hopefully it's just this one!

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  5. I love how sparkly this is! I usually go for a more subtle glitter effect (am currently loving I'm all ears from the Minnie Mouse Collection) but this is definitely one to try for a more shimmery varnish - thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm All Ears is a beautiful colour, I love that entire collection! You're right, this polish is a lot more shimmery! :)

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  6. Loving this color!! Might have to add that one to my collection!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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Laura