OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection 2014




I was catching up on episodes of The Voice, and I was getting in the move to write up my review for this collection since I was watching Gwen on the show. Does anyone else think she looks more amazing than ever? How does she not age? I remember being in high school and freaking the fuck out when their Tragic Kingdom album came out. I still listen to that album often–ahh, simpler times. Every time I start talking about holiday collections, it surprises the heck out of me that in a few days it’s going to be November. Where did the year go? My little nephew is going to be 1 year old in a couple of weeks–when did that happen??? Soooo….where to start with this massive collection? Before I even saw bottle shots, I knew that Gwen + holiday would mean a whole lotta red and I was not wrong. Before I start rambling, let me show you the 18 polishes that make up the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection.

OPI Fasion A Bow 1OPI Fasion A Bow 2OPI Fashion A Bow

OPI Cinnamon Sweet 1OPI Cinnamon Sweet 2OPI Cinnamon Sweet

OPI What's Your Point-settia 1OPI What's Your Point-settia 2OPI What’s Your Point-settia?

OPI Red Fingers And Mistletoes 1OPI Red Fingers And Mistletoes 2OPI Red Fingers And Mistletoes

OPI First Class Desires 1OPI First Class Desires 2OPI First Class Desires

OPI Sleigh Parking Only 1OPI Sleigh Parking Only 2OPI Sleigh Parking Only

OPI Just Be-claus 1OPI Just Be-claus 2OPI Just Be-claus

OPI Kiss Me-Or Elf! 1OPI Kiss Me-Or Elf! 2OPI Kiss Me-Or Elf!

OPI I Carol About You 1OPI I Carol About You 2OPI I Carol About You

OPI Christmas Gone Plaid 1OPI Christmas Gone Plaid 2OPI Christmas Gone Plaid

OPI In A Holidaze 1OPI In A Holidaze 2OPI In A Holidaze

OPI Love Is Hot And Coal 1OPI Love Is Hot And Coal 2OPI Love Is Hot And Coal

OPI Rollin' In Cashmere 1OPI Rollin' In Cashmere 2OPI Rollin’ In Cashmere

OPI Unfrost My Heart 1OPI Unfrost My Heart 2OPI Unfrost My Heart

OPI I'll Tinsel You In 1OPI I'll Tinsel You In 2OPI I’ll Tinsel You In

OPI Snow Globetrotter 1OPI Snow Globetrotter 2OPI Snow Globetrotter

OPI Comet In The Sky 1OPI Comet In The Sky 2OPI Comet In The Sky

OPI So Elegant 1OPI So Elegant 2OPI So Elegant

Swatching a collection this large can seem like a huge chore, but I actually got through it rather quickly because the formula on all of these polishes was superb. They all applied easily and of course the OPI brush is perfect for my nails–I just can’t rave enough about it. I am feeling conflicted here: while I love the formula and the colors are really nice, I am just left feeling flat. Is it too much red? I don’t know. I just keep thinking of how majestic the Skyfall collection was a couple of years ago and how this doesn’t even compare. There are a few shades like Red Fingers and Mistletoes, First Class Desires, Snow Globetrotter and Christmas Gone Plaid that I LOVE SO HARD, but the rest I can live without. I kept going back and forth between liking and HATING Rollin’ In Cashmere and I think I have settled with disliking it. The color just looks horrible on me, but I can see it working on other different skin tones. You already know that I hate I’ll Tinsel You In because it’s silver and a foil. Barf. I guess the good news here is that your wallet will thank you for passing on a lot of these shades. If you have plenty of reds, then you don’t necessarily need to pick them up from this collection.  Now I want to hear from you: what do you think about this collection? Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

14 thoughts on “OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection 2014

  1. Not very unique is it. I like some of the colors but it seems that a lot of them are too similar. I do really like the shimmers and the green one.

  2. It’s just…kinda boring. I mean, they’re pretty colors; I like all of them, but not one of them “wows” me. There isn’t one that I feel like I just HAVE to have. Some of them remind me of China Glaze colors that were recently released. And I love a silver foil, but this is like the most boring silver foil ever. I’d have loved it if they did it more matte, the way the gold foil is. I might get the purple, and maybe the green. The reds…OPI has been doing way too many reds lately.

  3. There are way too many reds. You do a very nice job photographing nails, but at first I thought you were doing all the same color. Which is SO unlike you. I realized there were slight variations in the red, and then started reading the color names.

    I think you’re feeling flat by the lack of variety. I am, too. I may get the carol about you and the red fingers and mistletoes, but that might be it. The green looks a lot like a green from another OPI year that I still have.
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  4. Aw, I’m a little disappointed. I missed out on last year’s collection bc I was still quite a newbie in the polish world, so I was hoping for some excitement from this collection. I love Gwen and everything about her style, but there are definitely too many reds in this collection! I am totally loving Fingers & Mistletoe, Christmas Gone Plaid and all the glitters (minus the tinsel one).

  5. Red Fingers And Mistletoes and First Class Desires are very “me”, but the collection as a whole is pretty meh.

  6. great review! You’re right, I judge all holiday collections by how good they are compared to the Skyfall collection. That one was so amazing. But needless to say I did pick up some from this Christmas collection. Especially the green purple and let’s face it I’m a sucker for those limited edition gold polishes so I’m going to pick up don’t speak as well.

  7. I was wondering if the green stained your nails? It’s one of the only ones in this collection I’m considering getting. A sinful colors green stained my nails a few months back and I’m still petrified of it happening again.

  8. Snooorrrreeeeeee….. Is any Holiday collection going to make my heart skip a beat?

    So far… NO!!

    Too much red. Holiday can mean all sorts of colors? How can there not be a single pink in the collection? C’mon OPI and Gwen. Very disappointing. I found only two polishes I might purchase.
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  9. I LOVE Gwen Stefani and I have loved her since I was a kid and listened to No Doubt 🙂 I own several polishes from this line and I love them all (Snow Globetrotter, Comet In The Sky, So Elegant and Kiss Me Or Elf) 🙂
    Skyfall was also an AMAZING collection… Most of my OPI polishes come from the Skyfall collection or the Gwen Steafani 2014 collection 🙂
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