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OPI: Goldeneye

Rating System:  Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent

Brand:  OPI

Collection:  Skyfall Holiday 2012

Finish:  Glitter / Shimmer

3 Free:  Yes

Cruelty Free:  Yes

Animal Tested:  No

Vegan Friendly:  Yes

Formula:  Good

Application:  Good

Durability:  Good

Coats:  2

Base Coat:  Essie Sensitivity Base Coat

Top Coat:  Essie Good To Go Rapid Dry Top Coat

Price: $5.59 – $13.76 USD, $11 – $13.76 CAD, €12,95 – €16,00 EUR, £5.50 – £11 GBP


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Availability:   Amazon, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Nail Polish Canada, Beauty Bay, and John and Ginger.  I know that Ulta carried the Skyfall collection and that some Galleria department stores also carried the collection here in Germany as well.

My Two Cents:  This is a beautiful opaque, shimmery, glittery, gold nail polish.  I can definitely see why there has been so much hype surrounding Goldeneye.  It looks super rich and flashy, you’ll feel as though Midas gave each of your fingernails his golden touch.  I think this looks great on its own but I think that you could also use it for layering to achieve different effects.

I only did two coats but I feel that three coats would have been wise since I tend to do thinner coats.  Also, even though this is rather opaque for a glitter, you may find that you will end up with some slightly more sparse areas.

Tips:  Use a good base & top coat and be sure to go for a third coat if you’re like me and tend to do thinner coats.

Something Similar:  Orly – Glitz & Glamour, Sally Hansen – Gilded Lily, and L’Oréal – Amazon Flash.

I am glad that OPI seems to be doing some more exciting things recently as I found myself falling out of like with them for a while. So I’m interested to see what they do in the year to come.  As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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Essie: Good As Gold

First off, I would like my readers opinions on how I do my nail polish posts.  Personally I feel as though I am rambling on a bit much and I’m wondering if any of you really care to sit and read that much content on a single bottle of nail polish.  I am basically thinking of using a different more simplified format which I will then use to create a database of sorts with the information about each polish that my readers will be able to access.  This post will be a bit of an experiment and my tech support (Capt. Canada) will assist me in refining the appearance of the form and creating the database later if all goes well.  Keep in mind that I’m still new to this game so I’m still finding my way as well as experimenting in order to find what works best for me.  With that said, I would really appreciate your input so please give your honest opinions and feel free to throw any suggestions my way that you may have.

New Rating System: Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent

Brand:  Essie

Collection:  Mirror Metallics Summer 2012

Color:  Good As Gold

Formula: Good

Application: Good

Durability: Good

Coats:  2

Price:  €7,95 Germany, $8 (USD), £7.99 (UK)

Availability:  I purchased mine at DM, but I’ve also seen the Mirror Metallics in Douglas stores in Germany.  For those of you located in the UK, the Mirror Metallics are available at some Boots stores.  This collection is still quite new but I haven’t run across any information about where this is available in the States and Canada.  In the US you can find this collection at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Ulta.  I know, I’m as shocked as you are that we actually had access to something here in Germany before you did elsewhere.

My Two Cents:  I really like this collection and feel they are some of, if not the best metallics I have had the pleasure of owning.  For a gold polish I feel that Good As Gold is incredibly understated, in other words, it’s not garish, overtly flashy, nor is it a yellowish gold.  It really does have more of a chrome or mirror finish.  Keep in mind that when applying this polish, it is key to keep a decent amount of product on the brush to achieve this mirror finish.  If your brush is too dry or becomes sticky, you will have streaks and other unsightly flaws.

Something Similar:  Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure looked to be as close to a match as I could find although, it has a larger shimmer.  Okay, I admittedly had a hard time with this one because it seems all the other gold nail polishes I came across had a much stronger yellow tone than Good As Gold.  Which is why I included the comparison photo of China Glaze Champagne Bubbles.  Please comment below if you know of something I may have missed though.

Have any of you ladies in the States come across this collection yet?  If so please comment below and let me know where else they are available.  As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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