Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chanukah Mani #8: OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Happy eighth and final night of Chanukah!

If this post looks familiar, it's because it was recently featured as a guest post over on my girl Tara's blog, Polishy of Truth, about two weeks ago.  However, given my love for the polish below, I wanted to save it for the last night of Chanukah to show my readers.  Enjoy.

When the OPI Skyfall collection was released last month, I was on the fence.  I mean yeah, there were some striking beauties, but for the most part, I felt the need to pass on the bulk of them.  And then of course a billion and one swatches hit the blogosphere and I had major agita-induced face palming every time I set eyes on On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Despite the fact that the name is long, ridiculous, and perfectly OPIesque, I was keeping strong to a no-buy commitment and didn't want to break it.  In fact, I literally walked around a drugstore with the OPI in my hand for about twenty minutes as I internally debated buying it.  While I successfully proved that I apparently am capable of flexing some self-control, I cracked later that week and brought On Her Majesty's etc., etc., home with me.

Irrelevant and longwinded narrative aside, Majesty (as I've taken to call it) is a very unique polish.  A steel blue-grey semi-metallic base, supremely fine microglitter in gold, green,  purple, and sapphire shift this finish to glitzy shimmer.  From afar, the polish appears to be a complex charcoal but up close, you can really see how complex and how non-charcoal this polish actually is.

Application was flawless.  I can't remember how many coats I used, but given the fact that I've been going for three lately, let's assume that's what I applied on the swatches below.

I found this polish super hard to capture properly but I think the macro does it the most justice.  Just check out that rich sea of shimmer.  Amazing, right?  If I had to classify this polish, I'd say that Majesty is like OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam in her college years at a New Years Eve party.  More mature but definitely wilder.