This past weekend, I stopped by my local ULTA to purchase and see the collection. There are 7 (seven) nail lacquers and they cost $9 each (see last picture in this post). I purchased the mini set ($12.95). When a lot of colors are involved, I always go with the minis. They allow you to sample the collection, without breaking your bank account. There are 4 (four) colors in the mini collection! They are "Hey Baby", "I Sing In Color", "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" and "4 In The Morning".
I think I'm going to purchase the FULL SIZE bottle of 'Hey Baby' (pictured left). This is a gorgeous pink! It's different! It has a LOT of purple in it and I love purple.
If you're tired of ballet or pastel pinks (like moi), you should definitely get this shade. This is pink with pizzazz. This is pink with kick. It's a spicy pink. It's definitely a different shade of pink, than what you're use to. Gwen Stefani got this right.
I applied two coats (see my nails below) Application was easy. No bubbly. No streaky. I can't account for durability, because I swatched all of the colors in just one day (just a little excited). HaHaHa I'm your unconventional beauty blogger ;)
Gwen Stefani For OPI: I Sing In ColorYou guys might be shocked at this, but with my hue, I always look better in really dark colors (reds, berries etc) than pastels. I LOVE this color! What's this color? I usually read about a collection, before purchasing. Well, not this time. All I heard, was Gwen Stefani + OPI and ran straight to the store! HaHaHa So this color puzzled me, when I looked at it. Is it burgundy? NO! Is it black? NO! OPI describes it as blackberry. It's a deeeeeeeeeeeeeep shade you guys! When you remove it, you'll see purple. When applied, it reminds ME of a hot fudge sundae topping (almost brown). Two coats were applied below. Smooth application.
Gwen Stefani For OPI: Love. Angel. Music. Baby.If I Was A Rich Girl! Nah na na na na na na na na...I'm NOT ;) HaHaHa I was hoping one of the nail lacquers would've been called Rich Girl! I'm still waiting on Tom Ford to reply to my suggestion of a 'Broke Bitch' nail lacquer color (he already has 'Bitter Bitch') HaHaHa ;) Anyway, 'Love. Angel. Music. Baby.' is matte gold. Very pretty. Very soft. Very shimmery. It will look pretty on your fingers and toes. It's a soft gold with shimmer. One coat is shown on my nails. Application was simple.
Gwen Stefani For OPI: 4 In The MorningOPI describes this as a satin black. To me it looks like a really, really, REALLY dark grey when applied & dried. I'm not complaining. This color is going to go great with my dark grey apparel. I don't have anything like this in my nail collection. Three coats are shown below. Application for this shade was a little tricky. It goes on thin, believe it or not (BELIEVE ME). For coverage, I used 3 coats. Give a little extra time to dry.
Below are the SEVEN (7) colors in the collection
and their finishes!
and their finishes!
The RED (Over & Over A-Gwen) comes in a box with swarovski crystals (see picture to your left). I forgot to price it. If you want to get your bling on, then it's definitely for you. It seems like a really pretty red.
I'm not big on glitter, but 'In True Stefani Fashion' is BIG TIME silver glitter (too much for me). I can't tell you about 'Push and Shove'. All I know is that it's silver. Reviews on this collection are popping up. So Google them.
Props to Gwen Stefani, for giving us something unique. I get tired of the same nail colors over and over. So this collection was truly refreshing.Gwen ROCKS!
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
The Gwen Stefani for OPI Mini Sets are Sweet