OPI Skyfall The Living Daylights Review

This nail polish is from the OPI Skyfall collection. It’s the only glitter in the collection and it’s quite unique.  It has a clear base and large hexagonal pieces of silver, copper, gold, and turquoise glitter.

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights polish

The base in this polish is quite thin. What I mean by that is that it’s almost invisible. Some glitter nail polishes, such as for example China Glaze make a Spectacle, have a very thick almost gel-like base. It looks like a clear polish with bits of glitter in it. They have a shiny finish even without a top coat. This one, once dry, looks like pieces of glitter glued to the nail. The base dries out and is barely there (see photos below to see how it looks on its own and with a top coat). It leaves the nails looking matte and lacking in shine. To get a glossy finish you need to use a top coat. It’s still a great product. It’s just a bit different to what I’m used to.

It’s an unusual polish also because the pieces of glitter are so large. I quite like that and think that it gives an interesting effect. Especially if you put one or two coats of this polish over another colour. I think it works as the glitter in this polish is not holographic.

Here are some photos. The Living Daylights without a top coat. Next, The Living Daylights with a Sally Hansen top coat. Finally, The Living Daylights (1 coat) over Orly Jealous Much? (2 coats) with a Sally Hansen top coat.

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights without a top coat. You can see what I mean – the base is almost invisible

The Living Daylights

Another one with no top coat.

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights with a top coat – shiny, glossy finish

the Living Daylights

Another one with a top coat

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights over Jealous, Much? by Orly

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights over Jealous, Much? by Orly

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights over Jealous, Much? by Orly

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights over Jealous, Much? by Orly

Final ruling

This polish is impossible to remove! It is worse than any other glitter I had. The only way to get it off is by using the foil method. I used so much polish remover trying to get it off that my nails got really flaky and dry. On the plus side it lasts longer and chips less than China Glaze glitters.

I like this polish and think it’s really unique. I especially like it over a delicate pastel colour as it makes the manicure look rather elaborate. Almost like nail jewellery.

I got this from Amazon for about £8

Coming up:

Monday: A Safe Self-tanner? Natural DHA and Paraben Free Self Tanner

Friday: New Smashbox favourite

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