Saturday, October 18, 2014

Swatch Saturday: OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014, Part 1!

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Good evening, readers! I have the new OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection to share with you this weekend! There are 18 polishes, so I've decided to split them into two posts. This is part 1, and I am going to call it the reds and purples. There are a lot of these colors for the collection so why not see them all together to pick your favorites? I should have the other half up tomorrow.

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. This seasonal collection includes an assortment of red, maroon, burgundy, and forest green hues, along with shimmer-packed silver, gold and black shades. 

“During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “OPI’s 18 new shades are inspired by Gwen’s edgy, sophisticated style. There are several rich, warm reds – Gwen’s signature color – deep, jewel-toned amethyst, garnet and emerald, as well as silver and gold. I recommend wearing these festive nail lacquers to instantly accessorize party dresses and elegant winter-wear. 
“Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI also includes an array of unique glitters in shades of black and white, with iridescent and chrome accents,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The holidays are all about indulgence, and these sparkly shades epitomize luxury!”
OPI Fashion A Bow
So busy- all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!
I'm showing three coats below with no top coat. 
It has jelly-like sheerness, and at three coats you can still see slight visible nail line.

 OPI What's Your Point-settia?
So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?
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I agree with the tag line, this is my favorite kind of red.

OPI Cinnamon Sweet
Sugar and spice... this deep, warm red is everything nice.
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OPI In A Holidaze
I'm dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.
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This is squishy and at three coats I can still see some lighter patches.

OPI Red Fingers & Mistletoes
This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.
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Really pretty shimmer!

OPI Just BeClaus
This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the "nick" of time. 
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OPI Kiss Me - Or Elf!
There's no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.
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Pretty shimmer in direct lighting.

OPI First Class Desires 
This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.
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Another with gorgeous shimmer!

OPI I Carol About You
I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!
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This was almost a one coater. It has a hidden shimmer as well!

And I did a quick comparison of the 4 most red cremes in the collection for you. Hope this is helpful in deciding your perfect holiday red!

What did you think of the first half of the new OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection? Which are your favorites? Mine are What's Your Point-settia?, Red Fingers & Mistletoes, Kiss Me- Or Else!, and I Carol About You.  Come back tomorrow to see the non-red/purple half of the collection! Thanks so much for reading!

Gwen Stefani Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Gwen Stefani Holiday will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you for the comparison especially! I've been wondering how the reds would look side-by-side. Very helpful!

  2. Great post Jacki!! I have been lookin for a comparison of the 4 reds in this collection and I am really glad I saw that here! I might pick up 1 or 2 of them now :)