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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection 2014

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.

The Lacquer Ring – Vampy

The Lacquer Ring – Vampy




I know I’m super late for The Lacquer Ring post today, but I wasn’t in the mood to do my nails last night and then tonight I was having issues with my camera so it took me a long time to get it to work. The camera did not want to turn on and then it would shut off by itself. I think that it is finally time to get a new one. I’ve bought 2 cameras lately and returned both because they just didn’t work out for me. I use a point and shoot camera that was under $150 a couple of years ago so I’m not looking for anything crazy fancy or expensive. I have my eye on a Nikon that is $100 so I’m going to go check it out at Best Buy this weekend. I’m excited about going camera shopping! Today’s prompt is vampy, and I received the perfect polish today.

OPI Sleigh Parking Only 1OPI Sleigh Parking Only 2OPI Sleigh Parking Only is a new polish from the Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection. I am a little surprised by how much darker this polish looks on the nail. It’s a beautiful dark raisin polish with a great formula. I applied two coats for my swatches above and it covered perfectly. It dries incredibly shiny which you know I love when it comes to cremes.

OPI Snowflakes In The Air 1OPI Snowflakes In The Air 2I could not leave my mani nice and simple so I applied one coat of OPI Snowflakes In The Air. I adore this glitter and love how it pops against the dark base.

I am watching Grey’s Anatomy right now and am patiently waiting for Scandal. I love that show! I have a crapton of polishes to swatch this weekend, and I have no idea how I’m going to get through them all, but I’m going to give it my best shot. Aren’t you happy that tomorrow is Friday? I’m looking forward to the weekend laziness for sure. Don’t forget to check out the other manicures for today’s The Lacquer Ring posts. Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

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