April 9, 2013

OPI Bond Girls Collection Part 2!

Base: none
Color: two coats OPI Jinx
Top: none (unless otherwise indicated)
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
OPI Jinx was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

First of all, let me apologize for the weird sideways pictures. Blogger is pissing me off lately, flipping my pictures around and putting them off-center. SO ANNOYING BLOGGER!!!!!! Second of all, let me profess my love for OPI Jinx!!! OPI Jinx is my favorite texture polish thus far and it is absolutely stunning! Jinx is a matte coral with TONS of gold sparkle. My shade pictures are most accurate here, because when I tried to photograph this in the sun, the sparkle was just too must for my camera to handle. Look at all of the glorious golden sparkle!!

Jinx applied really beautifully and was perfectly opaque in two coats. I'm glad the formula was so excellent because the color is amazing. I'm not sure you will be able to pry this off of my nails this summer! It also dried very quickly, another plus! Below you can see a picture of Jinx in the sun, it looks a little darker here but oh so pretty!

The next two pictures show Jinx with one coat of Gelous. I firmly believe that you need Jinx even if you hate texture polishes. You can put a coat or two of shiny top coat on top and have this insanely gorgeous and sparkly coral. Jinx is absolutely a Must Have (unless of course you hate anything with gold shimmer, in which case you're outta luck here!)!

Base: none
Color: three coats OPI Honey Ryder
Top: none
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
OPI Honey Ryder was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

OPI Honey Ryder is a nice pale gold matte sparkle. I am always a fan of almost any gold polish, so it's no surprise that I like this one quite a lot! Honey Ryder isn't too yellow of a gold, so it should flatter many skin tones. It's also not TOO sparkly, so for some situations, it could almost act like a neutral.

Honey Ryder also has an excellent formula. Easy to apply, no patchy spots, it was maybe a tad thick, but the thickness didn't seem to cause any problems at all. This is two coats, so it's pretty pigmented too.

Base: none
Color: three coats OPI Vesper
Top: none (unless otherwise indicated)
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
OPI Vesper was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.

I was a little meh about the first batch of Liquid Sands I tried (the Mariah Carey ones), but I was so thrilled with the Bond Girls Liquid Sands that I was really looking forward to trying the darkest one of the bunch, OPI Vesper. Sadly, for me, Vesper doesn't match the awesomeness of Jinx, Honey Ryder or Tiffany Case. Vesper is a pretty vampy dark purple matte sparkle, but I found it to be patchy and uneven-looking in spots.

Vesper's formula is not my favorite. It was hard to get it to look even all over my nail, as you can see, I didn't really succeed. It also took FOREVER to dry! I would go to apply the next coat of polish, and the first one was still wet so it would move the polish all around. This ended up being 3 coats of polish in my efforts to even it out. I also let this dry for longer than I let the others dry and it still was not completely dried down, as you can see in the pictures. It's a nice vampy color, but I wish the formula was as good as the rest of the Bond Girls Liquid Sands.

Overall, I really love 5 out of the 6 Bond Girls Liquid Sands! That's not too shabby, right? My top picks are Jinx (duh), Honey Ryder, Tiffany case and Solitaire. I was kind of on the fence about the texture trend until I met the Bond Girls. I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of these polishes, thanks to their quick drying time and the fact that you don't need top coat! Speaking of top coat, I will swatch these with top coat this week and post a picture in case you're wondering what they look like.

Bond Girls by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. These six new shades will be available beginning May 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
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The OPI Bond Girls collection was sent for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.


Paint Those Piggies! said...

Although it's not a color I would normally go for, I really like the look of Jinx.

Sasha said...

I agree with you- Vesper doesn't come close to how gorgeous the others are! My fave is Jinx too.

Never Enough Nails said...

Paint Those Piggies, I don't wear a lot of red polish, but Jinx definitely looks more coral and is so perfect for summer. I highly recommend checking it out!

I was definitely disappointed when I tried Vesper, Sasha. I wish it had been as good as the others. But I guess 5 out of 6 isn't too bad haha!

Polish Alcoholic said...

Lovely! Really love Jinx :)