I hope you all liked yesterday’s swatches of the Skyfall collection! Here’s part 2, which is actually only about the crazy-luxurious 18k gold top coat. I still can’t believe I actually bought it… Another win for sneaky marketing departments!
For some reason, I forgot to take a picture of the bottle itself. I think you get the idea.
I think this is a pretty cool effect, though it definitely stands out more with a dark base underneath. It was a bit difficult to get a lot of flakes without glopping lots of polish on, but I was able to take off some of the clear excess with the brush without any problem.
(As I said yesterday, I am NOT good at painting nails! Please excuse any and all flaws.)
I really like this over a dark polish and I’m planning on buying a black polish to put this on. (How do I not own one?! Any recs?) I love the effect the gold top coat has! I do feel a little weird when I think about exactly what it means to have gold leaf on one’s nails, and then to take it off and throw it away. So exorbitant!
I think it would a bit cooler to use larger pieces of gold flake, but overall, I’m still happy I purchased The Man With the Golden Gun. I can’t wait to see what kind of combos I can find. If you get this, let me know what you try! You can find this at Ulta stores for $30. (Eeep!)
I LOVED Goldfinger, and had the privilege to meet Shirley Eaton once, who played the part of the woman painted with gold. She was gracious and kind, even when I mistakenly called her Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore.
Is there anything more iconic than Shirley Bassey singing the theme song?
I can’t wait to see Skyfall! Are you going to see it in theaters?