Saturday, September 6, 2014

OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Nail Effects




Are you ready for Holiday collections yet?  For the Winter of 2014, OPI is releasing 3 separate collections in collaboration with Gwen Stefani.  The collection I have to show you today is the glitter collection.

Let's begin with a look at the solid color polishes that come with the collection for you to layer the glitter over:


no base coat, 2 coats Rollin' in Cashmere, no top coat


First up is Rollin' in Cashmere.  A frosty yellow-gold.  To me, this looks exactly like I though 50 Years of Style from the recent Ford Mustang collection would look.  I don't have them to compare, so you'll have to tell me if you agree or disagree.


no base coat, 2 coats Rollin' in Cashmere, no top coat


Next up is Unfrost My Heart.  Made up of dense, tiny silver particles to give you a chrome finish.  Like Rollin' in Cashmere, I think this polish looks very similar to a previous OPI polish.  What do you think: could this be a dupe to My Signature is DC from the Coca-Cola collection?


no base coat, 2 coats Unfrost My Heart, no top coat


How about another photo to help you decide:


no base coat, 2 coats Unfrost My Heart, no top coat


Ok, now on to the part you (probably) came here to see: the glitters.


no base coat, 1 coat of So Elegant over 3 coats of My Boyfriend Scales Walls by OPI, no top coat


This is So Elegant.  Large gunmetal hexagonal glitters, medium gunmetal hexagonal glitters, small matte black hexagons, and micro matte black dots are all suspended in a clear base.


no base coat, 1 coat of So Elegant over 3 coats of My Boyfriend Scales Walls by OPI, no top coat


Next up is I'll Tinsel You In.  Yay!  An easy-to-apply black and white glitter-topper from a mainstream brand.


base coat, 1 coat of I'll Tinsel You In over 2 coats of My Turn by Sinful Colors, no top coat


Honestly, I thought this was just a black and white glitter.  Upon closer inspection, this polish seems to fit its name perfectly.  There are large matte white glitter pieces, matte white bar glitter, small matte black hexagons, micro matte black dots, and… what  appears to be silver chrome bar glitter, thus making it look like this polish has actual tinsel in it!


base coat, 1 coat of I'll Tinsel You In over 2 coats of My Turn by Sinful Colors, no top coat


Snow Globetrotter was the polish I was most interested in when I heard about this collection, and it doesn't disappoint!


base coat, 1 coat of Snow Globetrotter over 2 coats of Whipped by Sinful Colors, top coat


Layered over black, this polish looks like a mix of crushed jewels and galaxies on your nails!  A combination of opalescent hexagons in large, medium, small, and micro, along with matte white hexagonal glitter in sizes large, medium, small, and micro all in a clear base.


base coat, 1 coat of Snow Globetrotter over 2 coats of Whipped by Sinful Colors, top coat


In the sun, the opalescent glitter pieces really catch the light!


base coat, 1 coat of Snow Globetrotter over 2 coats of Whipped by Sinful Colors, top coat


Last but certainly not least, here is Comet in the Sky.  I tried to save the best for last, and I think you may agree.


no base coat, 1 coat of Comet in the Sky over 2 coats of You Got Me Started by Deborah Lippmann,  no top coat


Comet in the Sky is the twin to Snow Globetrotter in that it features multiple sizes of matte glitter and multiple sizes of opalescent glitter in a clear base.


no base coat, 1 coat of Comet in the Sky over 2 coats of You Got Me Started by Deborah Lippmann,  no top coat


The matte black hexagonal glitter comes in size large, small, and micro, while the opalescent glitter comes in large, medium, small, and micro, all in a clear base.


no base coat, 1 coat of Comet in the Sky over 2 coats of You Got Me Started by Deborah Lippmann,  top coat


The strong opalescent colors are most prominent in regular indoor (tungsten) lighting, unless you want flashes of sparkle, which you can get by wearing this glitter in the sun.  If you see below, you'll notice that the opalescent glitter on the bottom of my ring finger which looked clear-tinted yellow two photos above now glows a purplish-blue.


no base coat, 1 coat of Comet in the Sky over 2 coats of You Got Me Started by Deborah Lippmann,  no top coat


And there you have it!  

The coverage in each of these glitter polishes for just one coat was great.  No fishing for the larger glitter pieces was necessary!  The glitter applied smoothly and laid flat on the nail when dry.

I bought this collection on eBay for relatively the same amount it would cost at a beauty supply store, so if you can't wait for this collection like I couldn't, try checking online sellers, since this collection hasn't been officially released yet.  You can buy it at Ulta or JC Penney's (or any of your preferred retailers) when it becomes available in the fall.  But, you know, why wait when you can buy it online.  Right now.  Go!

But first, share your opinions!  What do you think of this Holiday collection?  Better than the last?  What do you think of this Gwen Stefani collection compared to the last?

10 comments:

  1. I love glitters but removing them always puts me off! Thanks for the beautiful swatches :)

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    1. That is exactly how I feel about glitters! They are always so beautiful, but such a pain to remove! Thanks for checking them out anyways and for the comment.

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    2. have you tried the opi glitter off basecoat? saves a lot of frustration

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    3. I have tried the OPI Glitter-Off basecoat coat, but did not get great results. I need more practice with it apparently. :) Thank you for the suggestion!

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  2. I think I'm gonna need *Unfrost My Heart*... for Loki reasons. ;-)

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    1. Ehehehe! I didn't even make that connection! Well now I'm definitely wearing this color more. But of course you should get this polish for the color, too! Both are beautiful. ;)

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  3. love how the White one looks :)

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    1. Yes! Although they are all pretty fun to wear!

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