Tuesday, February 18, 2014

OPI Gwen Stefani Collection Star Nail Art, Push and Shove Swatch and Review

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You've probably already seen the amazing OPI Gwen Stefani collection swatches already, so I decided to show them off with nail art. They are begging to be used in nail art, of that I am sure! There are 7 shades in this collection, I have 5 of them today and the other two coming soon! 
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 From left, clockwise: OPI Hey Baby, 4 In The Morning, I Sing In Color, Love. Angel. Music. Baby, Push and Shove

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 OPI Push and Shove - a silver chrome, used without top coat but OPI says it needs to be used with the base that comes with it, Lay Down that Base
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 I used one coat of the base and two coats of Push and Shove. It applies easy enough, I had no problems. The polish is amazing and unforgiving! I buffed my nails recently to get out a pink polish stain and you can see the tiny scratches left by the buffer. Perhaps two coats of base or using a buffer that shines more than it scrapes would help with that. The marks were much less noticeable in real life though, the lighting and macro photos amplify it.
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 I definitely love this one! You should not expect long wear from this though. I started to see wear and small chips on the second day.
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 I added stars using nailvinyls that I purchased, and found them to be not as flawless as I'd hoped. The stars came out ok, but I did have to go back and paint over some spots with a tiny nail art brush because the vinyl lifted polish when I peeled it off. Maybe that was because it was over the chrome/mirror like base. Looking forward to trying again.
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 I love love the different textures in this mani. I used Hey Baby, 4 in the Morning, I Sing in Color, and Love.Angel.Music.Baby and love each one more than the next, but the shining star -see what I did there? ;) for me is the gold satin finish Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
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 What do you think? Have you picked up any of these yet? They are Limted Edition so grab 'em up if you want 'em!

Gwen Stefani by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. This promotion will be available beginning January 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. The boxed set including Over & Over A-Gwen and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will retail for $14.95 ($18.95 CAN). 


All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

17 comments:

  1. I like the way you mixed the colors & textures! I'm still not convinced by Push & Shove. I haven't found a comparison with the layla chromes yet, and I want to know how close they are :)
    anyhow the only one I really like from this collection is Love.Angel.Music.Baby, it looks so amazingly elegant!

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  2. That gold satin looks lovely! A great mani :)

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  3. This look is adorable!! I love it, the colours of the stars look so great over the silver!! :)

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  4. This is a stunning design idea! I love what you did here!

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  5. Hi. I am one of your new followers, you shold know me as funandi on Instagram, I came to check the more detailed description of your manicures, because they all are fabulous!
    I have the Push an Shove polish and same happened to me, it chipped off very soon, but the metalic effect is beyond amazing!
    Have a great day!

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  6. While this collection has not got me thrilled, this mani is sooooo cute & cool!! Thanks!

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  7. Seriously love this mani! It's the best mani I've seen using the Gwen Stefani collection! =)

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  8. So fun! Your stars turned out so well...I always have such a hard time doing them free-hand so this technique is great!

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