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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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Vegans & Leaping Bunnies

You may have noticed that in a few recent product reviews that I’ve included whether products are “cruelty free” and or “vegan.”  First of all, I’m not trying to hop up on a soap box and preach to you about how you be vegetarian to some degree or that you should be a card carrying member of PETA.  Quite frankly, that is not my place and for the record, I am none of those things myself.  However, quite a few people in my life are vegan or vegetarian so I know that whether a product is cruelty free or vegan friendly is a strong determining factor when making purchases.  Therefore I thought it was important to do my best to include that information for them as well as all the rest of my readers.

I make no proclamations as to being an expert on the so I have been obtaining my information from sites like PETA, Leaping Bunny and even directly from the companies themselves on occasion if they can be bothered to answer my e-mails or give a straight answer on the matter.  Through trying to educate myself and researching the subject, a journey that is admittedly still in its early days so bare with me, I have found out one particularly significant thing that I was previously unaware of and that is that just because a product claims to cruelty free, that does NOT in turn mean that it is also vegan friendly.  Then there is another whole category of products and companies that simply do not test on animals but don’t belong to either of the other categories.

If this is something that concerns you then the sites I mentioned above are great resources for information.  Also, quite a few products even have the Leaping Bunny logo printed on them, which I am sure everyone must have encountered at some point by now, making it super easy to identify them as being cruelty free.  So I hope that this has been at least a little bit helpful and I will continue to do my best in the future to provide this information in my reviews.  As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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