24 August 2013

Product Review & NOTD: OPI, Liquid Sand, Bond Girls Collection, Vesper

A few months ago OPI launched the collection The Bond Girls Collection, a limited edition of six liquid sand colours, inspired by the Bond Girls. Having always been a huge James Bond fan, I was really excited about that, so here are my thoughts on *OPI Liquid Sand colour, Vesper;

What They Say:

The Bond Girls Collection nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

RRP: $19.95 – Available from David Jones, Myer and selected beauty salons

What I Say:

I really love the OPI nail polishes, as you can always rely on the best quality and a continuous stream of amazing colours. And I really love, and give the polishes bonus points for being 3-free – that is, for not containing DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.

The colour Vesper described by OPI as a "mysterious and intriguing deep purple" – and it really is a lovely very dark aubergine purple, which in a certain light almost looks black.

The nail polish is using OPI’s technology for a textured and gritty surface with tiny sand granules, along with a matte finish with reflective sparkle.

As other OPI liquid sand colours, the nail polish has a nice formula, and has the usual good quality wide brush that makes it easy to cover the nail in just a few strokes. I am wearing two coats for a solid coverage without streaks.

The nail polish does take a little longer to apply than normal OPI polishes, and I find that I need to add a thicker second coat for full coverage, which consequently means that it takes a little longer to dry. But as it has such a unique look it is well worth it.

As with all other OPI nail polishes, it doesn’t have a strong chemical smell either, which I’m sure is because it is free from DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.

The nail polish lasts about three days before it starts to chip a little at the edges, but that is without wearing a top coat, as I feel that is a shame as it would ruin the special matte look and feel. And I have to admit that I so cannot stop touching my nails, which feels like a fine nail file or sanding paper.

All in all, OPI nail polishes really are of such fantastic quality, and absolutely worth their price tag. And although I am not usually a fan of purple, this dark purple colour is so lovely and unique, that I will enjoy wearing it again and again.

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

What do you think Vesper? Are you a Bond Fan? What do you think of the Liquid Sand formula? Have you tried any?



  1. best for the fall !! Thanks for the share

    1. Thanks a lot, yeah, it's great for autumn being so dark, but I'll still enjoy wearing it through spring and summer!

  2. Wow! this looks so good! Would love to try it!

    1. Unfortunately my photo doesn't do it justice, it is so much nicer when you see it!


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