I love my nails. A lot. I try to make sure they always look manicured and clean, and it breaks my heart a little each and every time one of my nails breaks. This being said, I’m not sure if I love my nails enough to put solid gold on them. But OPI created a James Bond 007 collection, and in that collection is nail polish made of gold…yes, real gold leaf.
The 007 collection was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond legacy. In addition to twelve normal colors, the gold leaf top coat was added. Appropriately named ‘The Man With The Golden Gun‘ this nail polish will cost you a whopping $30. As the picture suggests, this looks more like a shatter than a ‘top coat’. As with any overly priced commemorate accessory, this polish will be limited edition.
Here’s a list of things I could buy with $30:
- A gel manicure that could last 2+ weeks
- About 8 bottles of soap at Bath & Body Works
- Groceries for two weeks
- 3 regular manicures (with my student discount)
- 3 bottles of OPI nail polish and a pack of gum
- OPI gold leaf nail polish
Well, I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I know what I’m not going to buy. I think the idea of gold nail polish is really cool, but if you bought a gold colored shatter, I believe you could essentially get the same effect. Nobody will know your nails have actual gold leaf on them unless you pointed it out and told them. And in that case, I feel like you might sound like a bit of a showoff.
If I was given this nail polish would I try it? Absolutely. But I couldn’t justify wasting my precious grocery money on actual gold nail polish, even if it is by OPI.
Bonus: Here’s a first look at the entire James Bond 007 ‘Skyfall’ collection:
I absolutely love the first two colors. Bonus x2: all of these cost normal price!
The collection will be in stores just in time for the holidays. I see some perfect New Years colors I can’t wait to try!
Lovelies, would you use OPI’s gold nail polish? Do you like any of the colors in the new James Bond collection?