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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gwen Stefani For OPI: Rock Starlets Mini Sets Review

Hey Baby! Hey Baby! Heyyy! I LOVE Gwen Stefani. When OPI first announced the collaboration, I squealed with excitement. I couldn't wait to see the colors she came up with. I knew one would be pink! She loves pink. I like Gwen, because she's a class act and she's never afraid to do her own thing. That's called being original. That's why I respect her. She doesn't disappoint with her OPI collection! It's light, dark, punk, unique and FUN. Here's my review...

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".

Gwen Stefani For OPI: Hey Baby

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 Color
You 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 Morning
OPI 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! 

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



Stephanie G said...

Oh Kim, I'm such a huge fan of Gwen - I hope it's available in Australia! Online retailers won't ship these over here. Sniff!

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Cstephrun said...

I really want to get I sing in color!! The other colors don't appeal to me as much, they are nice but just not up my alley.
Great swatches and review! :)

Linda B said...

Oooh, that pink shade is really popping! I love it haha, almost as much as I love the I Sing In Color shade. So pretty <3
I think like you I look better in darker hues

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MissKnowItAll said...

The Love.Angel.Music.Baby aka the gold one is really pretty! I actually like all of these shades!
I <3 Gwen!


Mica T said...

Oh I loved every colour in this mini pack! Especially the pink :) Great review Kim, and wonderful polishes! :)

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Amicia Rai said...

I love all the colours! :D Gwen is such a bubbly person it doesn't surprise me at all that her nail colours are so cute as well. The pick one is my favorite! ^_^


oomph. said...

love the pink. adore gwen, too! great memories singing her awesome no doubt songs!!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Adore Gwen Stefani, since highschool with her face in my locker next to Gavin Rossdale, haha...funny how they ended up married...maybe I predict things and don't know it!?! Haha...anyways, love these colours!!The pink is stunning and I like how Gwen has her nails done in the picture with the pink and black. I really need to do my nails, haha!! Superb review doll, I think getting the minis was the smart choice!! Loved these!! Have a fab day xx

Emilie said...

Beautiful colours! I love that mini-format too:) And OPI is the best brand!!!

Kriti Jaitly said...

i liked 4 in d morning shade...
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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors!I love the red one!

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Kashaya said...

This are so cute.=)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Beautiful shades, especially the red and blackberry ones! x

Style Journey said...

Thanks for the review on these! I have been toying with buying this collection because I loved the colors, but for someone with tons of nail polish, I am always leary of buying more!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Love her too! Would love to try one from the collection, it inspires me a lot. Especially Hey Babe is my fav, is really beautiful shade of pink. Happy Wed dear! Kisses! xo

Lilli said...


Emmylou said...

I'll see if I can get my hands on this set at our local Trade Secrets, Kim. I love love love Gwen too, and good to know this collection rocks like her:D That "I Sing in Color" looks soooooooo good, girl!

Sam said...

Wow, these are lovely, think its a great collection to have, the gold one thrilled me most :)

Anne said...

That pink shade is fabulous Kim...would be great for spring:)

Anne said...

That pink shade is fabulous Kim...would be great for spring:)

Anonymous said...

Mini sets are the way to go, after all we love options and how often do we actually finish a bottle of polish? I love the colours although dark polish looks scary on me, think Adams Family. I'd use the pink the most I think. Great review Kim. sparkle2day.com

Darcy said...

This sounds like a good mini set! I got the Mariah Carey ones as a gift for Christmas and was kind of disappointed in the color variety! One color was a glitter and the other 3 were all very dark. I do like their size, though! Perfect for traveling!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh what a great range of shades! I also love Gwen because she does her own thing and STILL rocks it!
Surprisingly, i like all of the colors in different ways. You look great in them dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

TheTinyHeart said...

The mini set of polishes was a great way to sample them! I really love that hot pink, definitely a color I'd wear. I'm cracking up at your "broke bitch" polish name, hahaha!

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Dale Janee said...

I love the idea of mini sets because then you know what color you really love. The pink is my fave but I do think the berries and dark shades look really pretty on you - they usually make me look really pale. Lol at the Tom Ford comment and the matte black looks cool for a change. Also - nice job with all the nail polish changes. That's one of my least favorite parts of fashion blogging - always having to paint my nails lol. :)


MaysaAndSunshine said...

"I sing in color" is my favorite Kim. It is mysterious and looks like a great shade for winter. Look great on you. Gwen is forever beautiful and funky, she is my kind of girl too.

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Hi Kim! Love her too! Would love to try one from the collection because I love it,I love all shades but "I sing in color" is my favorite. It is mysterious and looks like a great shade for winter. Have a nice day honey..kisses <3

Vai Sawaneh said...

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Anya Jensen said...

AWWW I love this - she is awesome I think, gorgeous lady :-) Thanks for the review, now I truly hope this lands in Denmark:-)
And Kim thanks for all your kind words xxx

Sara Gerard said...

oh I love Gwen! I saw her in concert once and she came right up to our row and sang in front of us :D I will have to make a run to Ulta, I think the small pack is too cute to pass up, great post Kim :D

Alicia Mackin said...

I LOVE the packaging and what a great color selection I would wear all those colors and they are all in a different type so very versatile.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

LyddieGal said...

That is such a shockingly bright pink - i am in love! Great collection for the polish addict, I like the range from the glossy to the satin to the chrome... gorgeous!
Chic on the Cheap

Corinne said...

I love Gwen (and the fact that she doesnt age AT ALL! haha)
these are cute! my sister is a big fan, maybe i'll pick these up and hold onto them for her bday!
great swatches, thanks for sharing :D
xx Corinne

Alissa Gromova said...

So nice post Kim, I am a great fan of Gwen since she was part of No doubt. Very nice collection and great repost doll :)
Have a nice day


Coco said...

I love Gwen Stefani too, she's so - looking for the right word - creatively glam! I love the black and the burgundy shades, while I'm not a fan of metallic finish. I love that your reviews make me be the first of my friends to find out about new makeup treats. Am I silly? Anyways :-)
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jo said...

Hi Kim, such beautiful colors but my favorite is the pink. I'm surprised you're not into glitter. Have a great day!

xo Jo


Carmen said...

You´re right, these are all the cool colours one needs! The pink is really hot :D I really like OPI nail polish anyway! The colours are often really unique and the polish dries really well :)

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I read about this yesterday, and I'm happy the collection is out. I think I Sing in Color is my fave.


Alita C. said...

I love Gwen .... I WANT THEM!!

Kiss, Alita

Manhattan Image and Style said...

I love all these shades!! They look amazing!

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Always Maylee said...

I love the pink and the gold ones, so pretty!

xo, Yi-chia
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Anonymous said...

Hi :) I saw the article before, I thought that I've commented :) beautiful colors, love the post for sure <3

rachna sharma said...

gorgeous shades!

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

I love Gwen and the color titles are awesome! :-)

Anthea Lau said...

OPI is one of my favourite brands, love these nail polish shades! <3

Check out my outfit post featuring Zara shirt and winter layers :)
AL xx
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Anthea Lau said...

OPI is one of my favourite brands, love these nail polish shades! <3

Check out my outfit post featuring Zara shirt and winter layers :)
AL xx
RASSP blog

Joie Fatale said...

I can not WAIT to get these!!! So excited!

Jessica said...

hey baby is very pretty!! ugh i havent bought a polish in foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... hope you had great holiday happy new year doll xoxo

Anonymous said...

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Stella Scarlett Rose said...

I'm a huge fan of her (I think she doesn't get older at all!!) and the colors of the nail lacquer is awesome!!!! Especially the pink.



Svetlana said...

Super nice colors :)

Svetlana from Lavender Star

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Fabulous Petite said...

This is an awesome collaboration. I like GS too. I adore the pink one and i think this looks great on my skin tone too. I like all of them except for the gold but then again I will wait and see when I see them in person.


Rosemary Nardone said...

Love Gwen but not a fan of OPI colors. I just feel there are so many other options out there to use
Nice review my dear! Have a GREAT rest of the week!!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

dark burgundy became my fave =)

Tina Bradley said...

I ADORE Gwen! And...Hey Baby, too (it's pink--so--of course I do!)! :) Great review, Kim!!! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Elsa Hurtado said...

I love these colors. Great review!
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jamie-lee said...

Wow, I'm loving this collection - a good range of colours, exactly what you'd expect from Gwen Stefani!

zara may said...

I love your blog

Ozden Ozdogan said...

i adore that pink colour Kim.its gorgeous
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Kat Frazier said...

I love OPI! How did i miss this set!! So cool!
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Danielle Styles said...

Love it! Especially the pink one! Great review


Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

That first pink shade is beautiful! I love Gwen!

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wow! I love the gold & the hot pink! That hot pink colour will be so perfect in the summer!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Really like the color of this collection!


Demi Mist said...

I love Gwen Stefani too!
I would like to try the red one!

Beauty and the Mist

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I had no idea. I'm digging the gold.

Harlynn said...

I love Gwen Stefani!!
Definitely looking into these. c:


Jodi H said...

Great collection of colors and I love OPI polish


Amilia Sofia said...

I like the blackberry polish best!

sleepandwater said...

I've increasingly been drawn to OPI mini sets because I rarely wear polish more than a few times and the smaller bottles mean I can experiment with more shades without having to spend on the full size. Out of the four here I think my favourite is Hey Baby :)

Emdem said...

I love Gwen too! :D Hmmm...I think I like the '4 In the Morning' most, suits my mood in most mornings. :S Great review and pictures, Kim! Also, I BELIEVE YOU, haha, --but oh doesn't it look so pretty?


Shea Coleman said...

I love Gwen and her collection is bomb!!
Great review Kim!!

Annie Sand said...

I love the names of the colours! Hey Baby, and Love, Angel, Music, Baby is my favourites!

Lorena said...

I`d wear all of the colours in this collection!

Lorena said...

I`d wear all of the colours in this collection!

Nails My Dreams said...

Eeeeek. Nail polish! Hooray for nail polish! lol. I like Sing in Color the best. I mean, hot fudge sundae topping? Count me in. Haha. You describe nail polishes way better than I do. *bows*

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