Product Review: OPI’s Skyfall Collection’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

Alright, so quite a lot of these have been done already. Reviews of this collection are all over the Internet and most of them are just raving about them and I must tell you now, this one will be no different.

First things first, I am a huge James Bond fan, so the second I got wind of OPI releasing one of their beautiful specialty collections based entirely around the James Bond movies, I was absolutely elated. I could not wait to get my hands on one, two, or heck, all of them. But since buying the entire collection is a tad illogical and the exact opposite of budget conscious, it was definitely time to make some choices…

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I bought two of the polishes, Tomorrow Never Dies and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, but today I’m going to be talking about On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. For the record, although OPI polishes usually retail for $8.50 a piece, myself and my best friend bought ours at our local JCPenney salon where they having a special buy 2 get each for $6 sale, bringing our grand total with tax to only $12.72 for two polishes each. Not too shabby for a budget conscious beautynista, if you ask me.

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OPI describes On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as a “misty-green pewter” which “commands attention”. Not at all a bad summary of what this color turns out to be.

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It’s a very dark greenish-gray which is absolutely packed with glitter. It has gold, silver, blue, green, and in some lights you can even see a touch of pink glitter. If there is one thing I love more than neons, it’s glitter. If you love glitter too, this is the shade for you.

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Photos don’t do this polish justice. They really don’t. You must see it in person and in many different lights to really appreciate all the different shades and aspects of glitter packed into this incredibly unique green-gray shade. Hopefully you can see from these couple of pictures the dynamic quality of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The texture is incredible as well which I have come to expect from most OPI polishes. I generally have no qualms at all with the quality of this brand. It does begin a little sheer so you do have to layer it on if you want an opaque version of the color. You could do it with three coats, but I used a fourth coat in these pictures to even things out a little. The sheer quality it begins with actually also opens doors to layer this over other colors later on and create unique combinations, making this a reasonable investment for a creative beautynista…or a James Bond addict. 😉

I’ll review Tomorrow Never Dies at a later date, but in the meantime, if you like dark colors and/or glitter and if you like unique, dynamic shades, I definitely recommend On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with absolutely no hesitation. You will not be disappointed!

And in the meantime, GO SEE SKYFALL!!! It is so incredible and if Daniel Craig wasn’t enough eye candy for you, the new Q is adorable.

Happy painting and Skyfalling, beautynistas!