The blogosphere seems to have developed something of a love-hate relationship with OPI’s limited edition Gwen Stefani polish Push and Shove. As an affirmed geek, it should be no surprise that I want mirror nails badly. (I want to look like I’m from the future! Is that so wrong?)
It is, as many others have said, super fussy. Especially, I tend to do a lot of light strokes, and this drags so badly. But I persevered, trying a few combinations, and the smoothest, shiniest look I got was pretty exciting!
|A couple of pictures, both in indirect (and overcast) daylight. This was after dinner and
sleep, and they’re a little dinged up, but definitely still wearable. (No, I do not take great
photos or do cleanup particularly well, it’s true. Life goes on.)
The combination that worked for me was:
- DIY peel-off base coat
- Regular base coat*
- Lay down the Base base coat (included with the polish)
- One thick, unfussed-with layer of the shiny (two thick strokes for thumbs)
I couldn’t get Seche Vite to work as an underlayer, although many people have had good luck. I bet using it for Step 2 would work, though. I did find that top coat dulled it; only a tiny bit, but still.
* I used Sinful Colors Base Coat. Then I put it in a pile to get rid of, because it reeks. Bleah!