Saturday, 8 December 2012

OPI - The Man with the Golden Gun - Gold Leaf Topcoat

Part of OPI's recent Skyfall collection was the limited edition gold leaf topcoat, The Man with the Golden Gun. When I first saw swatches online, I wasn't tempted, but when I saw this in the flesh in my local nail varnish shop, I had to get it. Online this sells for between £20-£35. I found it for £19.99 which I think was reasonable enough for a special treat. 
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The Man with the Golden Gun comes in its own presentation box, which is nice and sturdy. I will probably end up using the box for something (nail varnish rings or something, I expect). It is a clear base, with gold leaf flakes suspended in it. They can sink to the bottom after a while, and shaking doesn't move them about much, so I recommend holding the bottle upside down for a few minutes before using. 

This is what it looks like over Essie Skirting the Issue:
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and over China Glaze Escaping Reality:
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And in close up:
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I like how this looks - elegantly shiny without being blingy and overly glittery. And I really like how the flakes are suspended in the clear base, so not lying entirely flat on the nail.It dries very smooth - no roughness or sticky out pieces. Maybe pink isn't the best base for it; I want to try it over dark colours next, perhaps a dark blue or green...



14 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I don't tend to wear gold stuff that much so can't really justify it haha. Far more of a silver person x

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  2. I absolutely love this polish. Sadly I paid top dollar for it. £19.99 is pretty decent!

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    1. Yes, I wasn't going to get it originally, but I thought that was a bit of a bargain to be honest. And it's pretty!

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  3. It looks really good with the Essie, makes it look very Christmassy!

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  4. I'm with you, I totally want to layer this over green! I'm thinking Nars Zulu.

    I got the $OPI version; the flakes a micro, very subtle. But I want to combine it with Zoya Guilty (which is coming in the mail, scored it yesterday with a flash promo =).

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    1. I'm thinking Barry M Racing Green for me.

      I don't think I could justify two gold leafs! I'm not sure how much I'll even wear this one to be honest. I think it'll be an occassional thing.

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    2. For $6.00 I could... (I'm bad ;-)

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    3. Oh well for $6 that's allowed!

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  5. It's lovely, more subtle than you'd expect for Real Gold On Your Nails OMG! I'm another vote for the green base, pure Christmas.

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    1. Ok, I might try that this week. I'm a bit allergic to Christmas, but I suppose I could do Christmassy nails at some point.

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  6. i absolutely love this nail polish, it's on my wish list. it looks great over dark colours so i think it would look wonderful with blue polish :)

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    1. I think you're right. I'll have to do another post over a variety of darker colours!

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