It wasn’t so long ago I reported on the hottest new nail polish collection from OPI, the James Bond Skyfall Collection, was coming our way. It is to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond films and to tie in with the newest instalment, Skyfall. Now I finally have some official images for you AND the announcement (plus a sneak peak) of the very limited edition Man With The Golden Gun top coat, which contains real 18k gold leaf flakes! 

OPI Gold Leaf Top Coat

OPI has crafted the perfect, decadent Christmas treat – complete with a dash of luxury, a sprinkling of fashion, and touch of intrigue – to celebrate James Bond’s Golden Anniversary, OPI introduces an 18 karat gold leaf top coat, The Man with the Golden Gun.

Inspired by the world of 007, this stunning, real 18 karat gold top coat contains real 18 karat gold and comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable gold bottle.  This luminous, rich top coat adds an additional layer of chic gold leaf texture whether painted over your favourite OPI lacquer shade to create a flecked gold appearance or applied directly onto the nail itself.

For 50 years Bond beauties have graced the big screen with their dazzling looks and opulent style, and gold has always played a prominent role.

Gold transcends time; from the first Bond film to the soon to be released – Skyfall – Bond Girls have adorned themselves with gold accessories from jewelry and heels to clutches. The OPI The Man With the Golden Gun Top Coat’s radiant hue and stunning 18 karat gold leaf texture and patterns take accessorising for the party season to new level.

That is the official word from the OPI press release, and I think it says it all. Now there is some serious question as to whether this top coat is the exact same as the SEPHORA by OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat 18K Gold (USA $30) but as I have been unable to get my hands on either of them, I can’t comment just yet. Of course that isn’t enough for me to let it rest so I checked with OPI and the final word is that these two are different ….

The Sephora product is pulverized gold leaf like a gold glitter. Man with a Golden gun is chunks of gold leaf.

The Sephora by OPI gold top coat

The recommended retail price for the limited edition James Bond top coat (pictured at the start of this post) is AUS $40 / USA $30 and will go on sale in October.

I cannot contain my excitement for this top coat and I will pay top dollar for a bottle. Seriously. Look at it ….

Swatch of Man With The Golden Gun gold leaf top coat

OPI James Bond Skyfall Collection

The Skyfall collection contains 12 nail lacquers each named after a James Bond movie. Below are the bottle photos of the entire collection, all available from October.

Die Another Day

Golden Eye

Casino Royale

Live and Let Die

On Her Majesty's Secret Service


The Living Daylights

The Spy Who Loved Me

The World Is Not Enough

Tomorrow Never Dies

You Only Live Twice


Stockists Details

AUS $19.95 from David Jones and Adore Beauty

USA $8.50 from, and drugstores

UK £11 from Harrods

What do you think of this new OPI collection? Would you wear gold flakes on your nails? Let me know by commenting below!


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