Today, I want to show you a polish that has polarized the polish world! Most people either love or hate this polish - OPI Push and Shove from the Gwen Stefani collection.
It's being billed as a 'mirror' chrome. If you are looking for a polish you can use to apply your lipstick in, then, sorry, you're out of luck. It is, however, an incredibly shiny, reflective silver, the likes of which I have not seen before.
Yes, it will show every dent in your nails. See where the Dremel bit my thumb when I was grinding my dog's nails. It isn't recommended that you use a ridge filler with this polish; in fact, they only want you to use the special basecoat that comes with it, Lay Down The Base.
Why they only give you a teeny tiny bottle of the base, I have no idea. I suppose they think we'll be bored with this look before we run out of base? I've seen evidence that it makes a superb stamping polish, so that's something.
Today, though, I stamped over it, with DRK-B and Cult Nails Nevermore.
I'm so badass with my chrome polish and my black barbed wire.
If you met me on the street, that might not be the first word you'd think to describe me, but you'd be wrong. I'm so badass.
In fact, I am SUCH a rebel that even though the instructions CLEARLY and EXPLICITLY state not to use topcoat, I threw caution to the wind and used it anyway.
I know. You both love me and are slightly more afraid of me now. I understand.
Truth is, I didn't see any change in the polish. Not right away, and not the next day, either. Your mileage may vary.
Bottle shot: OPI Push and Shove, Lay Down the Base, and Cult Nails Nevermore.
Are you a secret badass?