Saturday, November 29, 2014

OPI Gwen Stefani 2014 Holiday Collection swatches




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Hi there everyone!!!
Today i have some amazing polishes to share with you. Plus as an added bonus they are a perfect christmas gift. I will never forget 2 years ago when OPI released their James bond collection and my hubby went out and brought me pretty much everyone, then my brother surprised me with OPI The man with the golden gun. It really made my christmas!!!



The new OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection is simple amazing!!!! Tho there are a lot of reds in the collection OPI have really stepped it up this year and not only made some amazing cremes but also have created some pretty wonderful glitter bombs which would give any indie polish brand a run for their money.

I have chosen some of my favourites from the collection to share with you today.

Lets check them out.......



Christmas gone plaid- This is my favourite from the collection. There is no denying it that i'm a sucker when it comes to British racing green, and honestly this is the first time I have found one and said straight out "perfect". Most have either a tealy or yellow hue to to the BRG but this is perfect, If i had a BRG e type jag I reckon this would be a perfect match!
The formula was amazing and just 2 thing costs for full coverage. I even think I could have gotten away with one coat had i put it on a bit thicker.

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Cinnamon sweet- Is your classic red creme. The colour is slightly darker than OPI Red hot rio, and for a bonus it is opaque in just one coat. You cannot go past a good red creme and I love this one!


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Red fingernails & mistletoe- Is a red jelly polish full of little flakies. the shimmer effect this polish gives it amazing! in the shade it looks deeper red but in the sun the goldish effect from the little flakies shows through and totally gives the polish a different look. I only needed 2 coat for opacity. I would have to say this is my second favourite polish from the collection.


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Kiss me - or elf!- Is a deep fuchsia almost pink coloured shimmer polish. When I saw it the polish reminded me of several other OPI shades including OPI Katy Perry The one that got a way. But after some quick comparisons none were the same. The formula went on smooth and was only 2 coats.


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I carol about you- Is a purple shimmer creme. This is a very similar colour to OPI a grape affair from the coca cola collection but with a shimmer. I think I might prefer the shimmer!!! I used 3 thing coats for opacity but 2 thicker coats would have also worked well.


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Rollin in cashmere- Is a gold frosty shimmer polish. Surprisingly I do not have an OPI polish this colour gold! all the ones I own are a lot cooler in hue that this. which was a nice surprise. I love that it was only 2 coats, tho the first coat was quite streaky, the second did smooth it out a lot, but you can see some brash strokes.

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So Elegant- Is a black and metallic gunmetal grey glitter bomb. There are smaller sized black glitters and then the large gunmetal glitters. There was good coverage and I only needed one coat over cinnamon sweet to get a great affect. I really liked this. it kind of reminded me of a cousin of maybe OPI metallic 4 life. Well worth getting if your into glitter bombs.

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Comet in the sky- Is what I would almost call an indie polish!!! The mix of different coloured iridescent glitters in many sizes and the contrasting black glitter really made this polish stand out from the rest. It looked amazing in the bottle and on the nail just as awesome! I only needed 1 coat for coverage below. It is also good to note that there was no curling (taco) glitter in this polish which was a bonus considering the size of the largest glitters/


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All of these colours were my favourites from the collection, tho I could have easily been happy with all of them!

The OPI Gwen Stefani holiday 2014 collection is available now from MYER and DAVID JONES and retail for AUD$19.95 each.
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Until next time........

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