OPI You Don’t Know Jacques ($8.50)
I love this shade! It’s such a great neutral for Fall or an alternative for black. It’s a grayish brown shade with a hint of plum. I would have to say more brown than gray though. It goes on very smoothly and easily with no streaks. I feel OPI You Don’t Know Jacques is a very unique shade. I haven’t seen or come across a shade that is similar to this. It is quite the edgy, chic shade I must say.
Check out the swatch and more photos of OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!
OPI Skyfall James Bond Collection ($8.50 each)
For this season’s holiday collection, OPI released a collection celebrating the 50th Anniversary of James Bond. Out of the 13 colors from the collection, 4 colors really caught my eye: The Man With The Golden Gun (read review), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The World Is Not Enough.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is shimmery, smoky grey. The formula is on the thin side and will definitely need a 3rd coat. In the photo below, I only used 2 coats and you can tell I need one more coat.
You Only Live Twice is a shimmery red color that reminds me of the holiday parties. It’s very festive. The formula isn’t quite as thin as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service so you can get away with just 2 coats. I would go for 3 though for good measure. In the photo below, I used 2 coats.
The World Is Not Enough is shimmery light taupe color. Just like On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the formula is thin. I think it may actually be thinner. You will need at least 3 coats for sure. In the photo below, I used 2 coats.
Check out swatches and more photos of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, and The World Is Not Enough from the Skyfall James Bond Collection!
OPI The Man With The Golden Gun ($38)
OPI The Man With The Golden Gun is a clear top coat with real flakes 18k gold. For reals! Real gold! It is limited edition and is part of the OPI Sky Fall Collection released in honor of the 50th Anniversary of James Bond. The top coat comes in a gold bottle that is boxed with a flip top. I thought when applying the top coat a lot of the gold flakes would come out, but instead it was really sparse. In the photo below, it took me 2 coats to get that much gold flakes onto my nails. I also found if you apply a second coat without letting the first coat dry a little bit, it would just brush off some of the gold flakes already on the nail. A bit annoying if you ask me. On the plus side, There is no need to add a top coat over this top coat. The flakes lay flat and don’t stick up. I can run my finger over my nails and just feel smoothness. The gold color is very versatile and can be combined with almost any color. It’s quite timeless. Also, I’ve been noticing a lot of gold this fall season so far. It was all over the runways. Overall, I feel it’s fun to have. It’s not something I think everybody has to have. I just wish it wasn’t $38.
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OPI Maintenance Nail Envy ($16) I L-O-V-E OPI Maintenance Nail Envy! It is an awesome nail strengthener. Nail Envy normally retails for $16, but I was able to get it for $8.95 through head2toe Beauty. It’s very easy to apply. Your first day you apply 2 coats and then every other day you apply 1 coat on top. After a week, you remove the layers and start all over. The polish goes on clear and gives your nails a pretty shine. Nail Envy doesn’t make your nails grow faster. It just strengthens your nails.
For the past year, my nails have been breaking so easily. The slightest little bump would cause my nail to break. After a week of using Nail Envy, my nails did not break once. Every little bump that normally would cause my nails to break or chip did not do my nails any damage. My nails even felt thicker. If you’re looking for a way to strengthen your nails, I recommend you try OPI Maintenance Nail Envy.