When OPI annouced last year that they were collaborating with Gwen Stefani for a collection, I’m sure every No Doubt and polish loving girl out there just went SQUEEE! Gwen Stefani is pretty damn amazing, talented and fashionable. When the colors were released all I could think was there was so much potential, but nothing really stand out; there’s black, red, pink, gold, silver… nothing standout, you know?
Now onto the colors. These were all taken in a light box.
Hey Baby is a hot pink creme with a smooth application. Shown is two coats.
I Sing in Color is a deep vampy burgundy red creme, although if you look closely to the edges where I cleaned the edges, there seems to be a purplish maroon undertone to it. Application was easy and shown is two coats.
In True Stefani Fashion is a silver glitter topper with small silver hexes and squares. Application was easy and one coat was all I needed. Here’s In True Stefani Fashion over Hey Baby and I Sing in Color.
Push and Shove is a silver chrome polish that comes with a special base coat called Lay Down that Base. OPI highly recommends that you use this base coat and do not apply any top coat as this would affect the chrome finish. Applying Lay Down that Base, I didn’t notice any specific changes or any leveling of ridges. The first coat was kind of streaky for me but the second coat leveled out nicely. As with other chrome polishes, ridges, brush strokes and all those little imperfections are visible. Shown is two coats of Push and Shove.
Love, Angel, Music, Baby is a gold satin polish. Again, nothing super amazing, but I have to say that out of the collection, this was probably my favorite. The gold has this nice subtle shimmer and sheen and depending on the light can look champagne in color. Application was fine and only required two coats for opacity.
4 in the Morning is a pewter-black satin polish. Application was ok for me on this one, but at least the second coat leveled it out. Shown is two coats of 4 in the Morning.
Over & Over A-Gwen is a red creme and a Gwen Stefani collection is incomplete if there isn’t some red somewhere, reminiscent of her famous red lips. Unlike all of the other colors in this collection, Over & Over A-Gwen comes in a special collector’s box and also comes with Swarovski elements nail studs, nail glue and a little booklet with some decorating ideas. This was easy to apply and only required two coats for opacity.
Overall, application was pretty good, I’m not the best or most patient person, so if I can paint my nails nicely under three coats, I can’t complain. Again, nothing breathtaking, but if I had to pick one, it’d be Love, Angel, Music, Baby I’m a sucker for more neutral colors and the champagne-gold fits that for me.
What are your thoughts? Did you snatch all these up yet?