Products were sent for this OPI Gwen Stefani collection review, but opinions are all Anne’s own.
If you love rocking out, looking glamorous and playing with different polish textures, then do I have the perfect nail lacquer collection for you: the OPI Gwen Stefani collection.
Featuring seven different polishes with four different texture finishes, the OPI Gwen Stefani collection is as fun and fabulous as Gwen herself.
I’ve always loved how effortlessly glamorous Gwen Stefani appears to be, so I jumped at the chance to test out the signature red nail polish in this collection, Over & Over A-Gwen, which comes in a special kit with studded nail art and nail glue. However, I quickly learned that there’s nothing effortless about applying this nail art…and I really suck at it.
My plan was to apply nail art to all five of my nails, but after seeing how horrible I was at just one nail, I gave up. I am simply not talented enough to get tiny studs into a precise spot on my nails without smearing the polish all over, but I’m sure other people could do this easily. The good news is that Over & Over A-Gwen is so opaque and dries to a nice shine that it’s a stand-out polish just by itself.
The collection comes with two other nail polishes with a creme gloss finish — Hey Baby and and I Sing in Color.
Hey Baby is my new go-to for spring because I love how fun and “Barbie” pink it is. In contrast, I Sing in Color is very vampy, which is also super trendy right now. After one coat, it looks like a deep beet-red, but after two coats (as you see in the picture above), it dries down to almost black.
There’s one chunky holographic silver glitter in this collection called In True Stefani Fashion. The polish itself is clear, so I don’t like the look of it on bare nails alone. But when you layer it over another polish like Hey Baby, it looks spectacular!
The OPI Gwen Stefani collection has two polishes in a “satin” finish, which looks to be just one step “shinier than a true matte finish.
4 in the Morning is a deep charcoal that reminds me of chalkboard nail polish.
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the other satin finish nail polish, which has a very different looking texture since it contains microscopic flecks of gold shimmer. I am in love with how this polish looks, and it dries in a flash!
So what texture is left? Well OPI added a silver nail polish with a “chrome” finish in the Gwen Stefani collection. Sold as a set, you have to apply a special base coat first before laying on Push and Shove. This is the most mirror-like polish I’ve ever worn, and you don’t get any streaking at all! But of course, there’s a catch — it only lasts for about a day or so before peeling off in tiny foil-like flakes. But while it lasts, it’s amazing.
The OPI Gwen Stefani collection is one of my favorite pairings from OPI because each polish is so unique and there’s an incredible variety of finishes in one set. Which is your favorite polish?
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé