Good morning! I’m getting an uber-early start today. Is everyone freezing like me? It was -11 F when I left for work yesterday morning. That’s MINUS 11 degrees!!! I’m so over the cold. And my poor hands! Between the frigid weather and building a fully functional volcano in the evenings every night this week (yes, you read that right)…I’m working overtime to keep my hands from falling off. But I digress…
I’m in love with today’s simple skittle-ish mani. Probably because I LOVE every polish in the Gwen Stefani for OPI Limited Edition Collection (see the original press release here). As soon as I saw these four polishes sitting beside each other on the desk, I knew I wanted to use them together. The four shades are Hey Baby (pink), Push and Shove (silver), Love.Angel.Music.Baby (gold) and 4 in the Morning (black)
I’m a sucker for pretty pink cremes, so I was looking forward to Hey Baby more than anything. I used two easy coats on my pinky, pointer and thumb. Push and Shove requires the OPI Lay Down That Base basecoat. My ringer is one coat of base and two coats of polish. This gets more and more chrome as it dries. I would normally wear a ridge filling base coat with a chrome. In usual chrome fashion, you can see brushstrokes and nail ridges. And this is probably an anomaly…but my Push and Shove brush was totally wonky. I had to do some serious bristle surgery before I could use it. Nonetheless, I think it’s a super cool effect (even if it only lasts for a day). For my middle finger, I started with just one coat of Love.Angel.Music.Baby, a gold, satin-finish polish. This shade of gold is really flattering, I think. After it was completely dry (which required some patience since I didn’t want to shine it up with topcoat), I taped off the quilted pattern with striping tape and polished one generous coat of 4 in the Morning, a satin black. No topcoat on this finger nor the Push and Shove polish.
I love the mix of finishes in this mani! The other shades in this collection are I Sing in Color (a blackened, vampy red creme), In the True Stefani Fashion (a dense silver holo glitter bomb) and Over & Over A-Gwen (a red creme that comes in a special boxed set with Swarovski elements for nail art).
The pink is my fave! I know, I’m a real trailblazer. LOL. I’m curious if anyone has wear-tested Push and Shove. How long did it last for you?
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