10 January 2014

Gwen Stefani for OPI ♥ Swatches and Review (Part One)

I Bought It

OPI Gwen Stefani Collection

I am so excited to share the Gwen Stefani for OPI collection with you today!  I received this collection on Thursday, which was the same day I had planned on swatching the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood collection, but when these arrived on my doorstep those plans flew out the window!

I received five shades from OPI to swatch – I Sing In Color (crème gloss), Hey Baby (crème gloss), 4 in the Morning (Satin Finish), Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (Satin Finish) and In True Stefani Fashion (glitter topper).  However, I knew there were two more in this collection so I hauled my little butt over to ULTA ASAP to pick up the rest! 

This morning I have the two shades I purchased at ULTA to show you.  I will post the rest tonight after work!


In my little ULTA haul I picked up Over & Over A-Gwen ($14.95), which comes exclusively in this set with Swarovski studs and crystals, and Push and Shove ($9.00) which comes with it’s own complimentary base coat called Lay Down That Base.

IMG_7252OPI Over & Over A-Gwen nail polishOPI Over & Over A-Gwen with Love, Angel, Music, Baby accent

Over & Over A-Gwen is an absolutely stunning red.  As my friend @glitterpolishscallywag stated on Instagram, it’s the perfect pinup red!  The formula is perfection in one coat, though I did do two to help with wear time (I am wearing this as my NOTD today).  I attempted to apply some of the Swarovski studs, but I messed it up and had to remove the polish on my ring finger.  I do love it paired with Love, Angel, Music, Baby.

OPI Push and Shove with Lay Down That BaseOPI Push and Shove directionsOPI Push and ShoveOPI Push and Shove over Lay Down That Base

Push and Shove is a silver chrome with a mirror like finish.  Like most chromes, it highlights any and all imperfections in your nail bed.  You can see on all the pictures I am showing you today some damage on the nail of my ring finger from where I pealed polish off last week (it’s going to take FOREVER to grow out).  I tried this polish two ways:  once over Lay Down That Base and once over Nfu-Oh Aqua Base.  I found the Aqua Base, being thicker, covered the imperfections, but it did seem to affect the level of shine. 

I think the next time I wear Push and Shove, I do one layer of Nfu-Oh, one layer of Lay Down That Base, and two layers of Push and Shove.  Note, there is no top coat recommended with this polish, and it’s only intended to look good for one night.

Stay tuned for Part Two!

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