OPI James Bond Collection

While in China I went to a lot of markets and there were numerous stalls selling what they claimed were authentic OPI polishes but it didn’t take much investigation to figure out they weren’t real. They only had a few different labels and most of the fakes were labelled OPI Top Coat but were in a variety of colours including some crazy neons. If you look carefully though you can find the real stuff ūüôā ¬†So I picked up 3 polishes from the James Bond collection that came out for holiday 2012. The three I got were Live and Let Die, Tomorrow Never Dies and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Live and Let Die is a gorgeous dark green with a bit of golden sparkle.

 

green james bond

Tomorrow Never Dies is a violet blue that is just so vivid and metallic.

 

purple james bond

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a sparkly steel blue with a gold and violet sparkle.

grey james bond

I have wanted these for so long and so glad I finally have them. ¬†Both On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Tomorrow Never Dies are very sheer on the first coat and while¬†Live and Let Die is more opaque but still needs at least 2 coats while the other two could use a minimum of 3 coats. Sorry if these photos are bad, I don’t have a lighting¬†set-up¬†and so it has taken me too long to take these shots.

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Chinese Nail Polishes

I found these cool polishes at Lottemart which is kinda like Walmart but the street level floor is¬†separate¬†little shops and one was Lenle. Lenle is a lot like Claire’s with hair accessories, jewellery, nail polish and other beauty items including face masks. I got some great colours to round out my collection.

I got a neon orange which is brighter then anything else in my collection. The pink that I got was a muted purple pink. I  also got a light teal cream with no hint of shimmer or sparkle but it will be a gorgeous base colour for a number of manicures.

trio

The burgundy is pretty with a gold sparkle.

burgundy

While shopping with a friend we both got a sparkle polish, mine has blue, red and silver hexagonal big glitter with silver micro glitter.

china sparkles