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Thursday, November 1, 2012

OPI Skyfall Bond Nail Polish Swatches and Nail Art!!

Somehow I thought that I'd already shown you my picks and swatches from the OPI Skyfall Collection. When I sat down to do some Bond, James Bond, nail art, I realized I hadn't done a post showing you which  nail polishes I'd chosen to purchase for myself. So today, I have my picks from the collection PLUS a little thing I'd like to call Bond nail art.

Skyfall, (the movie), lands in theaters on November 9, 2012, and I am super excited to see it. I've never been a big Bond fan, but the theme song is rolling around in my brain and the polishes are hovering over my nails, so I am all excited to go see it. But first, I want to show you my husband's favorite childhood toy.

Bond Aston Martin polarbelle

Oh yeah, it's James Bond's own Aston Martin. It has a shield in the back to reflect bombs and bullets and guns in the front that used to retract but don't anymore. This is a quality car...the kind they used to make in the era of Sean Connery's Bond.  It's made of metal with moving parts. And if you raise the lid and look inside, you find Agent 007, James Bond himself.

Polarbelle Bond Aston Martin

But we're not here for collectible cars, let's get onto the nail polish!! The following is a picture of what I purchased from the collection. From left to right, they are On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The World Is Not Enough, Golden Eye, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The Spy Who Loved Me and You Only Live Twice.

Opi Bond Skyfall Nail Polish

The are pictured in the same order in the following swatch photos.

OPI, Bond Skyfall , Nail Polish, swatches

OPI, Bond Skyfall, Nail Polish, swatches

Opi,  Skyfall, Bond, Nail Polish, Swatches

OPI, Bond, Skyfall, Nail Polish, Swatches

I wanted to show you those swatches quickly since I had neglected to do so before this but I want to get into my James Bond Skyfall nail art manicure. Let me show you what I used. The polishes were OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service, OPI Golden Eye, Cult Nails Nevermore, and Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat. Not pictured is Seche Vite topcoat.

Cult Nails, Nevermore, Opi Skyfall, Nail Art, nail polish

I have to show you my nail art tools as well. These were an intricate part of what I did today. I used an artist's liner brush and an artist's stylus. I also made great use of the middle of my swatch wheel, using it as a painter's palette.

Nail Art Supplies

Nail Art

I dabbed some OPI Golden Eye in the middle of the palette and let it get a little bit thick. Using the liner brush, I painted the undersides of my nails. It took three slow and steady coats. I like to paint quickly, so it was a good exercise in patience. I did this just because it was something cool and different to do.

OPI Skyfall Bond Nail Polish Art

Next I used Gelous for a base coat for my nails and then applied two coats of OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service. My idea was to have a tuxedo type of accent nail because Bond, James Bond, is always in a tuxedo, unless...well, unless he's not. So I used the Butter London top coat to mattify the ring finger nail and used Seche Vite as a top coat on the other nails.

Cult Nails Nevermore, (yes I have to say it again, the PERFECT black), is so shiny I knew it would make a great french tip to my mini tuxedo look. I again dabbed some Golden Eye on the palette and let it sticky up a little. Using my stylus, (dotter tool), I made some faux buttons.

OPI, Skyfall, Bond, Nail Polish, nail Art, swatches

It's not great nail art, but it was fun and it tickles me to have a Bond nail art manicure, even if I'm the only one that knows what it is. :) It makes me crave popcorn to go with my upcoming movie.

OPI, Skyfall, Bond , Nail Polish, nail Art, swatches

This is a great time for nail polish. The collections out now have stunning colors all across the board. So I have to ask you...are you looking forward to Skyfall? Or to the OPI Skyfall nail polishes? What are your picks?


  1. I really enjoyed that CAR! Vroom vroom, It is a perfect addition to your Bond post, James Bond!

    I adore this one! You are so creative and imaginative. Bravo!

    Now those gold finger undersides are too awesome. I will say I did that once, and painted my nails underneath, not sure what color. But I remember my nail broke because it got brittle. So I didn't do that again. But for art's sake, I will do it! But I would take it off again soon.

    This is great, thank you for sharing Polarbelle. Also, thanks for the warning on my blog about gloopy Revlon holiday glitter. I bought the purple against my better judgement,but I must say the one is amaze ZING@ Did you see my swatches/review? This one you really need to see for in real life though!

    Thanks, take care! Happy Friday! : )

    1. I did see the Revlon on your page but what's hilarious is I thought it was the magenta one at first because the glitters are the same. It's much prettier than the purple one.

      I gotta tell you, I use this tub scrubber thing with remover in it to take off my polish and it didn't remove the gold underneath.

      The other thing about painting the undersides of your nails is you quickly find out if your nails are the same length from the tip of your finger!! Odd nail fact.

  2. I love the story about your husband's favorite James Bond toy car. It's the same color gold as Goldeneye too! I could not be so patient as to paint the undersides of my nails, that is too tedious and I am not that good, plus (sadly) my free edge is too short to really get beneath. I can't imagine the cleanup and removal later, but wow, it is a pretty mani! I'm sure you will get lots of compliments on your nails.

    1. You're right!!!! The car is absolutely the same color as Golden Eye!!! I didn't even think about it but now that you point it out, that's pretty cool!!!

  3. Loving the reds/berries in this collection!

    1. They sure are pretty. I've been wondering if I should go back for Skyfall because it's a lovely deep blood red. Hmmmm....the mind ponders...


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