You've probably seen this polish a few hundred times already, but never on me. I wore it when I thought I would be able to watch "Skyfall" last Saturday, as per Madeline's suggestion. However, I suddenly succumbed to Gomez Addams "swing low, sweet chariot" levels of illness that night, so I didn't get around to watching the movie until Wednesday, but YES ...
All the awards.
Right now you're probably all, "GIRL. Are you talking about the movie or the polish?" I think my assessment can be applied to both. I have nothing groundbreaking to say right now about
Three coats with SV.
The good: This polish is everything I wanted China Glaze Smoke and Ashes to be. The smoky dark green base is teh sex. I feel like the glass fleck isn't nearly as prominent on the nail as it is in the bottle, but then again, the base color is one that gets lost in my skin tone. It does sparkle something fierce in low light, though. I had no issues with the application, formula (this is perfectly opaque in two coats) or dry time, and I wore this for five days.
The "bad": The sparkle dulled on the third day of wear. (Granted, I am not a top coat refreshing kind of blogger.) The longer I wore it, the more I realized I would rather have worn Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, which, admittedly, is a completely different animal (MAXIMUM SPARKLE) ... but the heart wants what the heart wants. So really, if that was the only bad news I could drum up about this polish? Consider it a win.
Live and Let Die is currently available at Ulta, OPI retailers and beauty supplies along with the rest of OPI's Skyfall collection, this year's limited edition holiday tie-in. Get what you want while you can! I haven't been so grabby hands-y about an OPI holiday collection since the Holiday Wishes collection in 2009. That collection still makes me die.
If this polish were a Coldstone size, it'd be Gotta Have It -- but only if you're into vampy green polish, OPI holiday polishes, or anything Bond. Do you agree, or do you care to dispute this? I know you're not going to dispute the awkwardness/awesomeness of a certain "Skyfall" scene. You know the one.
BF says: "What color is Moonraker?"
Me: "Silvery grey."
BF: "Okay, that makes sense. What about Octopussy?"