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Hello lovelies,

I love gold shades for fall and winter so I want to show you another one. This time it's SpaRitual Aurum from the Gold collection. I've already reviewed two polishes from this very collection - Rusted Lux and Conduit. What's interesting about these polishes is that they contain real gold particles.

Aurum - cool-toned gold foil. I wanted this polish for a long time, it's a gorgeous and vibrant gold. I kept looking at my nails because it just felt really luxurious. It applied easily and drying time was good. I've applied three coats to achieve full coverage. When I've applied the first coat, I could clearly see the gold particles the polish consists of, they are really pretty!

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Aurum

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Aurum

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Aurum

I've very recently reviewed OPI Goldeneye, another lovely gold. SpaRitual Aurum is cool-toned  yellow gold. OPI Goldeneye is more warmer colour leaning to burnt orange shades. They are totally different!

Lucy's Stash - OPI Goldeneye

*SpaRitual Aurum was provided for a review

Hello lovelies!

I can see you really liked the first part of the OPI Skyfall collection that I've reviewed yesterday. I love those polishes! Today I'll show you the second half of the collection consisting of cool-toned polishes and a multi-coloured glitter.

So here they are:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Skyfall Collection: Part 2

Live And Let Die - blackened green with fine gold and emerald flecks. This is a stunning and quite unique shade with an excellent formula. It applied very easily and it's a one-coater! I'm wearing one thicker coat and it's completely covering my nail, no visible nail line. It also dried fast and the fine flecks did not cause trouble when removing the polish.

Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection

Moonraker - Silver metallic with strong blue undertones. This polish looks bluer in the bottle than on the nail. The formula is a bit awkward - it applied little bit difficult because it has runny formula and it's very streaky. It also showed all imperfection on my nails. Topcoat made the streaks less visible which I found good.

Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection

On Her Majesty's Secret Service - blue foil sparkle with golden green and blue glass flecks. It's an interesting yet not unique shade - it is completely same as Zoya FeiFei. The pigmentation of this polish is little lower but I could get away with two thicker coats. It applied well but I had problem with the smell. Same as with Zoya FeiFei, On Her Majesty's Secret Service stinks like rotten eggs..eugh!

Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection

The Living Daylights - bronze, gold, silver and teal hexagonal glitter in a clear base. I guess the glitter is intended to be used as a layering polish as it is really hard to get full opacity. I'm wearing one coat in the pictures. I found it hard to apply in strokes so after the first stroke I started to dab the glitter on the nail and spread it. Glitter does not stick out of the nail so I did not experience any horrible uneven surface. The removal was the same like with all glitters - hard. Use foil method or at least longer soak.

Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights over Skyfall OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights over Skyfall OPI Skyfall Collection

The World Is Not Enough - foil brown with pink, green and copper particles. This shade is leaning towards taupe shade and also metallic finish but I think I'd rather describe it as foil. I needed three coats for the coverage you see in the picture which is making this polish the lowest pigmented of the whole collection. It also dried quite slowly in comparison with other shades. I didn't like the removal either as the particles were sticking to my skin a lot. For me this polish is a fail and it's my least favourite from the collection.

Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection

Tomorrow Never Dies - ink blue purple shimmer. It's a gorgeous deep blue-based purple that is just impossible to photograph. I needed two thicker coats for the full opacity. It applied easily, dried fast and removal was easy too. I did experience fine brush strokes but they've almost disappeared after applying topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection

So there you have it, the second half of the OPI Skyfall collection. I'm really interested in what you think. I absolutely love the first half of the collection but I am quite disappointed with this second half.

The formulas of the polishes in the second half differed a lot from one-coater Live And Let Die to 3-coater The World Is Not Enough. I quite appreciate the range of different finishes like metallic, foil, glass flecks, shimmer and glitter. I think that if you're fan of these cool-toned colours you will find your favourites. As it is a holiday collection I would expect a green shade going well with the reds.

For me the winner of this collection is definitely Live And Let Die with it's excellent formula and interesting colour and the losers are two - The World Is Not Enough for its low pigmentation and shade I'm not fan of and On Her Majesty's Secret Service for its horrible smell and for being a dupe of Zoya FeiFei.

And here are all the beauties all together:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Skyfall Collection