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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!


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The Gwen Stefani for OPI Mini Sets are Sweet

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77 comments

  1. 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!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  2. 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! :)

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  3. 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

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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

    Relationships.College.Love

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

    Away From The Blue

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  6. 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! ^_^

    www.amiciarai.com

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. i liked 4 in d morning shade...
    keep in touch
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  11. Gorgeous colors!I love the red one!
    Kisses

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  12. Beautiful shades, especially the red and blackberry ones! x

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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

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  15. 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!

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!!
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  21. 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!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. 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!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  23. 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. :)

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  24. "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.

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  25. 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

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  26. Sin duda O.P.I es una buena marca de pintauñas! Besos!

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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
    allienyc.com

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  30. 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

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  31. 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
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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  32. 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

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  33. 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 :-)
    Love,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  34. 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

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  35. 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 :)
    xx

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

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

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

    Kiss, Alita
    www.paintyourdays.eu

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  38. I love all these shades!! They look amazing!

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog sweetie! Let's be friends on Facebook if you wish! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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  39. I love the pink and the gold ones, so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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

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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

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

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

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  46. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog <3 great blog by the way :)
    firozablog.blogspot.com

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  47. 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.

    LovE

    www.sugarpopfashion.com

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  48. opi is the brand number one for quality and colors!
    love this products
    i wait you on my blog darling ----> tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  49. 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.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  50. 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!!

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

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  52. I love these colors. Great review!
    New follower!


    Xo, Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

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

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  54. I love your blog
    followed
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  55. I love OPI! How did i miss this set!! So cool!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  56. Love it! Especially the pink one! Great review

    www.sohostyles.blogspot.nl

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  57. That first pink shade is beautiful! I love Gwen!

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

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  59. Really like the color of this collection!

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

    Beauty and the Mist

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

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

    <3
    Harlynn
    www.mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  63. Great collection of colors and I love OPI polish

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  64. 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 :)

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  65. 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?

    xo,
    Emm
    doodleandstories

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

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

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

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

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  70. 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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