November 25, 2014

OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Swatches, Part 1!

 *Sent for review*

I am finally ready to start getting in a holiday mood! I am never ready to think about holiday stuff until the week of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving week really starts the season off for me AND it is supposed to snow here tomorrow, so I thought I'd show you some of the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday polishes today. First up is OPI Fashion a Bow, a great warm red jelly. Fashion a Bow has some orange undertones to it and it is nice and bright. The orange tones and the jelly finish make Fashion a Bow stand out from all of the other holiday reds.


This is three coats of Fashion a Bow. The formula is great, nice and easy to apply. Because this is a jelly, there is still a bit of VNL, but it's the nice squishy kind. I can't wait to try a few holiday glitter sandwiches with this!



OPI Cinnamon Sweet is a cool-toned darker red creme. It has blue undertones and is a slightly deeper hue than Fashion a Bow. Cinnamon Sweet is more of a traditional holiday red creme. It's a nice classic, rich red.

This is two easy coats of Cinnamon Sweet. Great formula and pigmentation. My top coat was bubbling for these swatches, I'm not sure why. Just know the bubbling is not from Cinnamon Sweet.



OPI Red Fingers and Mistletoes is a really pretty sparkly crimson red with golden glass fleck shimmer. I love this kind of red shimmer, it really says "holiday" to me. The red base of Red Fingers and Mistletoes is a cooler toned red, but the golden shimmer brings some warmth to it, so I think it will look great on a variety of skin tones.


This is just two coats of Red Fingers and Mistletoes. The formula was really lovely and pigmented. This is one of those practically applies itself polishes!



OPI What's Your Point-settia? is a bright true red creme. I didn't find it to be as cool and blue-toned as Cinnamon Sweet, nor was it orange-y like Fashion a Bow. It's nice and bright and clean looking. It will be a great base for glitter or nail art during the holiday season.


I did three thin coats of What's Your Point-settia? I still had a bit of VNL after two coats, but if you do thicker coats, two may work for you. The formula was good, maybe a little thinner than the others in this collection, but not hard to work with.



 OPI First Class Desires is my favorite of the six I swatched today! First Class Desires is a very deep eggplant purple packed with golden shimmer. I love polishes with this kind of highly visible shimmer. The dark vampy purple base is lovely and different in a holiday collection.


This is two coats of First Class Desires. The formula and coverage were excellent. Love this one all around!



I was hoping the light would hold out for all six polishes today, but alas, it got cloudy and dark right in time for me to swatch the last polish of the day. Please excuse the bad lighting. OPI Sleigh Parking Only is a dark browned plum creme. It's a moody, complicated color. It sometimes looks more deep plum, and other times more like a chocolate with hints of purple. I definitely like it a lot and I like seeing vampy colors in holiday collections!


This is two coats of Sleigh Parking Only. The formula was lovely and nicely pigmented. This does dry to a nice shiny finish. Something about the bad lighting here makes it look very waxy, but it's not.

 *Sent for review*

Out of these six polishes, my favorite is definitely First Class Desires for sure. I also quite like Red Fingers and Mistletoes, especially if you don't own anything like it. I can't wait to swatch the rest of this collection soon! OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday collection is available now at salons and Ulta.

2 comments:

Ananka said...

Nice reds and that shimmer on First Class Desire oh wow :-D

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

They are really lovely reds Ananka! I just did my toes the day before I swatched these and now I want to re-do them with one of these!