Confession time: despite it being one of the largest nail polish companies on the planet, I only own two bottles of OPI. And they’re from the same collection. I’m not sure how this happened, and it isn’t to say that I don’t love ogling people’s gorgeous OPI swatches (dear “Honey Ryder” and Mariah Carey Christmas collections, please escort yourself to my home)- I somehow just haven’t ever collected them. Despite the OPI shaped hole in my collection, several years ago I went on a desperate search for polishes from their James Bond collection. I love movies, and I’m a huge bond fan, so I had to have them. Also, going back to Wednesday’s post, not you know I’ve been searching all these years for a green flakie that speaks to me.
The dark blackened green with gold flakies is “Live and Let Die” (after the 1973 movie title- the eight film in the bond series and the first starring Roger Moore!) With the new movie “Spectre” premiering this week, I had to do a Bond inspired mani using a Bond polish!
For the accent, I was inspired by the classic swirls that show up in Tons of bOnd opening sequences:
I used a geometric swirl pattern from MoYou London’s Sci-Fi #8 plate and stamped using Julep Casey over KBShimmer Sun and Games (reviewed here). This polish is so dark, I wanted a lighter, flashier accent nail.
Although my bottle of Live and Let Die is a few years old now, I wanted to comment a bit on the formula. Holy heck this opaque. One coater, for sure. On the downside, it was a bit chemical-y. It didn’t smell per se, but my eyes watered viciously the whole time I was painting. To be fair though, by the end of a crazy long work day, I feel like I have more that normally sensitive eyeballs.
What do you think of this look? Do you have a favorite Bond movie? Have you recently seen Daniel Craig in a sweater? (Because if you haven’t, I highly suggest it…swoon.) I just saw Spectre last night and I loved it!
10 thoughts on “OPI “Live and Let Die” with KBShimmer Accent”
This is one of my favourite OPIs too. It was a flakie before flakes were cool
My other OPI is Goldeneye and I love the flakie combo of the two. (I have no idea why I didn’t use it in this mani.)
oh my. I love that.
Wow! What a gorgeous combo! Btw, your macros amazing!
Oooh I need this one!
I dont own many opi’s either and rarely reach for them. I kind of think they are a little over rated Shhh dont tell or the polish community might burn me at the stake.I like the nail art you did on the accent nail!
What a gorgeous shade! Those green flecks are fantastic!
Such a pretty shade! I will likely be shunned for saying this, but I don’t like OPI polishes. The colours are pretty but I’m not a fan of the formula.
I have struggles with the OPI brush, so I’m right there with you.
Oh I love your accent nail! It compliments the shade perfectly.