Live and Let Die is a dark green color with gold shimmers in it. It is truly stunning in the bottle and on the nails. I love the way light reflects off of the shimmers. I am in love with dark colors for fall and winter. I would definitely recommend this to another person who loves dark colors as much as I do.
This polish is pretty thick, I could've gotten away with only one coat, but I wanted two, so I added another. It's hard to do thin coats with this polish. I found that I had to shake it up again after I did each hand. It started to get a little too thick. This polish does stain a little around your nails, but after washing your hands a few times, it should come right off and look great. Honestly, it's nothing a little acetone and a brush couldn't handle. Overall I like this polish, I just wish mine was a little thinner.
I'm a huge OPI fan and loved most of the Bond Collection. I bought a few of my favourites from the collection when they first came out. When I read the blog reviews, this colour seemed to be a favourtie for most bloggers. It didn't really appeal to me, I have Here Today Arragon Tomorrow and felt this was similar (apart from the shimmer). However, when my friend bought me this I was pleased as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Unfortunately I just don't feel it lives up to the hype. I've worn it twice now and I just don't like it much. I think the shimmer looks amazing in the bottle but this doesn't translate onto the nail at all. I'm wearing it now and I just think it looks really dull. The formula is great though, I will say that much. I can;t believe a reviewer below used 3 coats to get in opaque! It was def a one coater for me.
Overall, it's not a bad polish, it's just not as great as it's made out to be and if you don't have it you're not missing out, especially if you have other dark green polishes like me.
This polish is stunning in the bottle, it's a dark/blackened forest green with gold shimmer, but I felt like it translated poorly onto the nail :/ I was disappointed because in the bottle the shimmer seems so abundant, but on the nail when the polish dries, it seemed to me like it dried a shade darker and not only that but the gold shimmer got completely lost D: maybe it sticks to the side, or I got a weird bottle, I don't know but it's not a bad polish, it's just that it could have been so much more pretty than it was :c
But regardless, the formula was a little thick but still great :) it was a one coater on most of my nails, but I did 2 just to be safe >.< Overall, it's a good polish, it was just kind of disappointed with the lack of shimmer in the end.
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OPI's James Bond collection is by far my favorite out of all the collections they've done. There's a little of something for every unique taste.
With that being said, OPI Live and Let Die is a blackened green with golden flecks. It's a gorgeous color and I feel like all dark-color-lovers need this in their collection. The formula is AMAZING because you can seriously get away with 1 coat if you're a pro nail painter (2 coats for beginners/intermediates). Whenever I wear this, I seriously cannot stop looking at my nails. The only downside is that the polish is prone to tip wear, even by the second day.
I love OPI & I really like a few of the other Skyfall/ James Bond lacquers, however I was really disappointed in Live & Let Die & I am currently selling it. Lena White's website describes the colour as "Burn the candles on both ends in this private jet black." however I find this misleading. The colour is a deep green with fine golden shimmer through it. I bought it in a shop & not online, so I was not disappointed by the colour, but by the finish. It took 3 coats to achieve an opaque colour but the lacquer remained tacky & didn't dry to a smooth finish. I have not experienced this from OPI lacquers before & I have used quite a few. continued >>
Live and let die is part of the Skyfall collection. I love the saturation of color with this particular shade. I can get by with just one coat for deep pigmentation and superior nail coverage! Live and let die is a blackened forest green with subtle gold shimmer. This is such a dark green that it will not clash with what you are wearing. It is a nice dark color and perfect for the season. Plus, it looks just as fabulous on the toes. I did experience chipping on the second day of wear.
Oooooh, I like this! First of all, I have to say that I am a huge ‘James Bond’ fan, so a James Bond-themed OPI collection was like a match made in heaven! I have the Skyfall mini’s set, and while the polishes in the set have been hit-or-miss for me, ‘Live and Let Die’ is my clear favorite! I love, love, love dark colors, and this deep blackened green with gold flecks is a nice addition to my collection. Coverage is good, it is opaque in 2 coats and the drying time is reasonable. The wear time is pretty good, I get about 2 days before some tip wear, and about 3-4 days before any noticeable chipping (and I am rough on my nails). With a mid-week touch-up, I can get this to last a week on me. I can see myself wearing this a lot this fall & winter. This is a nice, neutral, interesting dark green that I could see be flattering on most anyone, if you like dark shades. I would repurchase it, should I have the need. EDIT 12/6 Just topped this with one coat of OPI 'Goldeneye', and I *love* it! Its the most beautiful golden olive shade, with an almost a 'burnished metal' effect. Gorgeous! continued >>
I'd recommend getting the mini set before committing to this deep green. Although the description says it's black, it's most definitely a black-evergreen with gold micro glitter. With its cool undertone and warm sparkle, it ends up reading as a neutral. The green isn't so obvious as to clash with your clothes either. In sum, this is a wearable color that's a little more updated than other black shimmers... however, I rated this a 3 because I had tip wear on the 2nd day, and because I cannot see it work for any other seasons besides fall and winter.
Live And Let Die is from OPI James Bond 007 Skyfall Collection. This is the 50th anniversary collection dedicated to James Bond. The color is described as black but it is more like a very dark olive green. It is similar to OPI Here's Today...Aragon Tomorrow. But it is not as "dead" as Here's Today...Aragon Tomorrow and we can definitely see the green without putting your finger nails under intense sunlight. The color itself has lots of microgolden glitter and lots of black undertone. But there is a strong dark green color in it. It is a very pretty wintery color.
The application is very easy. It actually takes me one coat to make it opaque. It dries within 2 minutes. It looks really pretty and I think you can wear it not just at Christmas but othertime as well. And if you like really deep olive green, this is the one to get.
Live And Let Die is described as a jet black, but I swear this has a blackend green tinge to it. If it's held up against pure black, it does look green, but on, it's black with a fine multi shimmer. It's a nice color, but if you have any other black/fine shimmer, you probably won't need this.