Saturday, January 25, 2014

Swatch Saturday: Gwen Stefani by OPI Collection!

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Good afternoon, readers! As promised yesterday, here is a full swatch post of the Gwen Stefani by OPI Collection! If you missed it, I highly recommend checking out yesterday's nail art post. I used 4 of these gorgeous polishes and I love how it turned out. Super funky and fun!

When the Gwen Stefani by OPI Collection showed up on my doorstep, I was pretty floored! They are bold and fun and make for great nail art! 7 shades, and I love them all! Let's take a look:

OPI 4 In The Morning: a black satin matte finish polish. This has great coverage and it applied easily. I'm showing 2 coats with no top coat below.

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby: a gold glittery satin matte polish. This is my favorite of the collection. It applies easily, is almost a one coater, but I'm showing two coats below with no top coat.

OPI Push and Shove: a chrome mirror finish polish. This comes with a complimentary mini base coat called Lay Down That Base and it makes for easier application. I'm showing 2 coats with no top coat below. This shows brush strokes while applying but they practically disappear in front of your eyes while drying. This polish shows any nail flaws, so ridges or peel marks will be easy to spot. I preferred wearing it with nail art over top like in yesterday's post.

OPI I Sing In Color: a vampy blackberry crelly with amazing coverage. I was shocked that it covered evenly in two coats. Super shiny as well, I'm showing two coats below with no top coat.

OPI Hey Baby: a pink creme. This also applied nicely, I'm showing two coats below with no top coat.

OPI In True Stefani Fashion: A clear based glitter topper with holo silver hexes and square shapes. This was dense and easy to apply to the nail. I'm showing one coat over OPI Hey Baby with top coat below.

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen: Gwen Stefani's signature red polish. I love this bright red creme. It is shiny and has a thinner formula, yet it covered wonderfully in two coats. Shown below with no top coat.

Over & Over A-Gwen only comes in a box set. Included is nail glue, and Swarovski Elements studs and gemstones. (Not pictured: an idea booklet for nail art is also included)

There you have them! What do you think? Which are your favorites? Mine are: Love.Angel.Music.Baby,  Over & Over A-Gwen, and Push and Shove.  But I really love them all for different reasons and can see myself using them often. 

Thanks so much for reading!

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).
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As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.


A singer since childhood, Gwen has fronted the band No Doubt for the past 22 years.  During this time she has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and recording artist selling almost 50 million albums worldwide. No Doubt’s five genre-blending albums have showcased her adept songwriting and poignant lyrics with number one hits like "Don't Speak", "Just A Girl", and "Hey Baby" along with many others. 

After the double-platinum retrospective Singles Collection, featuring the hit "It's My Life," Gwen released two highly successful solo albums. Love.Angel.Music.Baby was released in 2004 and The Sweet Escape was released in 2006.  In 2009, after a nearly five-year hiatus, No Doubt completed a 50-plus city North American tour performing for more than 750,000 fans that summer. The following year they were invited to perform for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sir Paul McCartney and others as part of the annual Kennedy Center Honors. In 2012, No Doubt released their sixth studio album “Push And Shove” which debuted #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The band is currently writing and recording new music to be released this year.

In addition to her singer-songwriter career Gwen’s original sense of style and lifelong passion for creating her own clothing designs culminated in the launch of her fashion label L.A.M.B. (Love, Angel, Music, Baby) in 2003.  Gwen is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished designer within the fashion industry L.A.M.B is a luxurious collection of clothing, handbags, shoes and fragrance, based on Stefani's personal style and aesthetic.  In 2005, Gwen launched her highly successful second brand Harajuku Lovers.  Harajuku Lovers is a playful line of apparel, bags, shoes, fragrance, stationary and electronics that reflects Gwen’s love of Japanese culture and Pop Art.  L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers are sold in over 2500 retail doors worldwide. In 2011, Gwen launched Harajuku Mini exclusively for Target in all 1700+ doors.  Harajuku Mini is a designer children’s brand that includes shoes, bags, accessories, swimwear, and home.

In 2011, Gwen became actively involved in the relief and recovery effort in Japan.  In addition to donating $1,000,000 to Save The Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, Gwen created a charity auction and limited edition T-shirt with 100% of proceeds benefiting the relief effort.

*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.
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  1. I just love Over and Over A-Gwen

  2. I've really been debating purchasing the entire collection. I bought Push & Shove separately because I couldn't pass it up. But after seeing your beautiful swatches, I think my mind might have changed! Love all of it.

  3. I don't wear much black (clothing or polish) but I really do like 4 in the morning. And it's a two-fer! Topcoat it and the gold microglitter really stands out and gives the polish so much depth; it's really beautiful. I also love, love L.A.M.B. - the polish, not the album (No Doubt, all the way, baby!)

  4. I definitely want Push and Shove! And omg, Love.Angel.Music.Baby... it's like a gold version of This Gown Needs A Crown from the latest Miss Universe collection. I love the silver and I want this one too!!