I love a good OPI polish, if I had unlimited funds and space, I’d be snapping up every release from the many collections they bring out each year. Sadly I have neither in endless quantities, but OPI are considerate souls and with each collection they also release a selection of the colours in miniature sizes – budget and storage friendly!
I already have two full sizes from the Gwen Stefani collection – push and shove which is a full on mirror shiny silver, and In true Stefani fashion, which is a super sparkly, reflective silver and holographic glitter top coat – they look pretty special worn together. I’d not bought into any of the other colours from the collection, so when Chemist Direct asked me if I wanted to try some products from their site, I headed straight for the polish section and the OPI minis! Sure enough they were stocking the Gwen Stefani minis which are called rock starlets, and the pack included a hot pink and a fine gold glitter that had me instantly sold.
The four colours included in the pack are – Hey Baby, 4 in the Morning, Love.Angel.Music.Baby and I Sing in Color.
I have so many hot pinks like Hey Baby but it’s the kind of shade I always full back on, especially for a pedicure. It's a pink creme and it applies perfectly with no streaking and it's almost instantly opaque.
4 in the Morning looks like a silvery black on application, but dries down to a more muted version of itself leaving a semi matte black-grey and in some lights you can see a hint of silver shimmer.
The gold, called Love.Angel.Music.Baby, is a subtle pale hue which has some texture to it but dries fairly smooth and matte. I’ve been after a nice gold base to wear with some of my chunkier gold glitter topcoats for an accent nail or mix and match mani, and I think this could be just the thing.
And finally I Sing in Color, which I think is the least interesting colour of the bunch. It’s one of those really dark blood red colours which come out every Autumn without fail – I have so many colours like this in my collection, so I just can’t get excited about this shade.
You can pick up the OPI Gwen Stefani rock starlets mini pack here from Chemist Direct for £12.99.