OPI: James Bond 007 Skyfall Collection Review

By Dana Fox

Obsessed.  The only way I can describe how I feel about the new OPI Skyfall collection. This collection was created in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of James Bond 007. As a girl who spent many days of my childhood playing GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64, I couldn’t help but be excited.

Ok, so I’m teasing you little, because this collection doesn’t even come out until October. It was inspired by glamour and danger, and I seriously feel like stepping into a leather dress, dark sunglasses, and 6″ heels with a (fake) gun strapped around my thigh when I paint it on. Skyfall will be available in twelve striking shades as a limited edition promotion in October, and I definitely suggest you check it out. There will also be a super special edition polish that I’ll get to in a minute… Here are a few of my favourites from the line (with some swatches!):

Live and Let Die – It’s a dark jet black with tiny specks of gold throughout. It kind of has a greenish tint and I only needed two coats for full coverage. As a black polish lover, it’s amazing.

Tomorrow Never Dies – A super pretty royal purple. Appears a bit more purple than this photo, but I tried my best. Love this colour because it is unlike anything else I own. 2-3 coats does the job. Goes on a little more sheer than Live and Let Die.

The Living Daylights – This is seriously a party in a bottle and would be awesome for New Years. It is packed full of multicoloured glitter sparkles in gold, silver, aqua, and orange. I found there to be plenty of them, unlike other sparkle polishes that have you continuously dipping the brush to grab onto more. I applied it using my glitter nail polish trick.

Finally, The Man With The Golden Gun. This is that super special one I mentioned above. It’s a limited edition REAL 18k gold top coat! Seriously, there is real gold on my nails right now. If that doesn’t make a girl feel special, I don’t know what will.  It’s a gorgeous gold leaf polish that works well over so many colours. I also applied it using my glitter nail polish trick!!  It even comes in a fancy box and bottle to make you feel even more chic. This one will also be available in October and will retail for just under $40.

all polishes c/o OPI


What do you think of these shades? Which is your favourite? And would you buy a real gold nail polish??

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01840894556652277821 Allie Todd

    This line looks really cool!

    But I must admit, my jaw dropped at the thought of spending $40 for nail polish. My nail polish always chips after a couple days, and I feel like I would just start crying. hahaha.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05146511656548081602 Lauren

    These colors are really pretty! I usually go more natural, but I think I would try most of these out.

    I love the effect of the gold nail polish, and the though of having real gold on my fingernails sounds pretty amazing, but I doubt I'd ever buy it. No nail polish is worth $40 to me, when it's just going to chip a few days later.


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03094035213670018019 Samantha Kay

    $40 for nail polish? Yeah, right! That's crazy.

    I like them all but the one that I want to try out most is the black. I love black, but every black nail polish I have ever gotten has sucked badly.

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      OPI is the best! It lasts and it goes on smooth and dries quickly :)

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10870448171535375987 Noor

      I agree all my polishes are OPI bc they are the best I tried Essie since everyone was swooning over it and its so cheap and chips.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01513095107043355937 Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns

    Wow super cool you got to try these out before they come out!! I like the black with gold specs the best! In the fall, black is my go to color! I really like the gold top coat, but would not drop $40 on it. It looks amazing though!

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      I think it might be cool to give someone as a gift! Maybe for a friend who loves nail polish or beauty things!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15457291623125149748 Carys – Beautiful dreams x

    these colours are so amazing!!! I love the names of them all, i think live and let die is my favourite :)

    Beautiful Dreams

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    What a cool collection, i love them all :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03148972559036739050 RetroSandie

    I think this new line is gorgeous! I like the Live and Let Die. I don't usually do gold, but that 18k crackle is WOWEE! I couldn't pay 40.00 for it, but ask my daughter who is able to get goodies wholesale, if she could get it as a Christmas Gift! Heh heh, as long as I can get my Jo Ann's gift card, too!!! (I am a craftoholic.) Oh, and recently I counted my bottles of nail polish, and I have about 75 OPI alone. Yeah, I know. I hoard, too! And no, of those, my daughter only got me maybe two or three. Of course, I have other brands besides those also. But before I moved I passed on loads of bottles of polish. Some brand new, never used. What can I say? I'm crazy about girly stuff and craft stuff!!!!! 😀

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 dana @ wonder forest

      That's quite the collection you have!!! haha

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13822121827655347948 Julia

    Hello. i think u have very inspiring blog here , good fun reading it. Very happy to follow you, would be really cool if you can follow back

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07650587056374483559 his little lady

    these are all so fabulous! that last one is so much fun and unique. adore!
    xo TJ

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04145640351259458341 Suz Evans

    I almost wish the gold leaf polish wasnt real gold, so it would be cheaper! I love the green color, though!

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10010846895089009637 SD92

      I know! Maybe they'll do a replica with a kind of fake gold leaf or something for us who don't have all the money in the world to spend on nail polish.. Saying that though i think I'm probably going to end up getting most of this collection as they're all ones I really really want :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02809544604769858045 t

    Cool collection! I like that glitter one!


  • http://thedreameryblog.wordpress.com/ thedreameryblog

    I'm in love with "Live and let die"!!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07675882938643993106 Agora tô pronta

    Very nice, loved
    Beijos Vanessa

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03016905769408501935 Lauren Jean

    what a great nail polish post! that gold topcoat is to die for. thanks for the love!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06171963446458514102 Tereza

    cool what bold colours!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11955525114872820368 Jill Turner

    SO SO excited for dark fall polish colors. Plan on rocking dark red to a wedding this weekend. XO Jill


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08483720192258949645 Katie Hutchinson

    They're all fab and I have to have them, the 18k gold one, swoon.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10870448171535375987 Noor

    WOw I love them all and I must have them especially that gold lol


    Little Pink Strawberries

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05121777607568179985 hannah maggs

    ooooo love the shades. ive never really got the whole hype about OPI though. i am perving on live and let die. the gold top coat looks awseome too! x

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02479920863937532827 Jen

    OMG! I love OPI, I love James Bond. I'm too excited right now. I hope they bring these out in the UK too xx


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14892894073330131566 nouki ‘s creations

    I love the black one(Live and Let Die) and sparkly one(The Living Daylights)!!! I so hope they bring them out in the UK so my sister can get them for me cause unfortunately we don't get them here in Greece. :(

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17471021261083581508 Brooke

    Cute collection!



  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03177422138530015061 Biancarosa

    Pretty sure my eyes widened to quadruple its size with each photo :) the colours are so gorgeous. Adoring the super special one, it's AMAAAZING!



  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01241146466663489551 Katie Frank

    It seems like awesome nail polishes. this gold one is on my wish list <3

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08762184462275489506 michelle @ sewing rocks

    omg, I LOVE these nail polishes! I used to love watching 007 when I was a kid…Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and of course the bond girls 😉 My favorite is The Living Daylights, although Man with the Golden Gun is pretty cool!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07011150271730251091 Kacie
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02263452130251471294 James(and)AnneMarie

    these look amazing!
    and btw where has your blog been all my life???? love it! new follower! x


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08104973467452459495 Melissa

    The gold fleck one is stunning!

    <3 Melissa

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12360705514354528413 Axis Of Anarchy

    As much as I love the idea of The Man With the Golden Gun, I just can't get behind spending that much on a single bottle of polish. I just can't. I already spend hundreds of dollars a year on polish for my blog and I just can't justify it especially if it's not one I'll wear often (as this would only be for special occasions).

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12360705514354528413 Axis Of Anarchy

    As much as I love the idea of The Man With the Golden Gun, I just can't get behind spending that much on a single bottle of polish. I just can't. I already spend hundreds of dollars a year on polish for my blog and I just can't justify it especially if it's not one I'll wear often (as this would only be for special occasions).

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00461553587331756760 Kylie Bananas

    See, I am 100% interested in the Gold polish. Primarily because I'm a major James Bond fan (have been my entire life), and I probably wouldn't use it often at all. It's a collector's item – and those aren't cheap!