Look, it's two posts in one week! I hope your week is going just swimmingly. I am continuing on with the OPI Gwen Stefani collection today with Push and Shove. Push and Shove is a silver chrome polish. Chromes are notoriously finicky to apply and show every bump and imperfection on your nails. To combat this, OPI sold Push and Shove with its very own top coat, Lay Down That Base, that is supposed help smooth out the nail base and help with an even application.
First I did one coat of Lay Down That Base on clean, bare nails. Next I did 2 careful coats of Push and Shove. This was extremely pigmented and I could probably have gotten away with one coat if my application had been perfect. It wasn't, of course, so I ended up with 2. Shown without top coat.
Push and Shove had a really interesting formula and application. It was a little water and hard to control so I tried not to have too much polish on the brush. When I was painting my nails, I thought it was going to be brush stroke city but, as the polish dried, it dried to a smoother finish with way less brush strokes than expected. I probably could have done with a bit of clean up around my cuticles but I was being lazy that day.
I am pretty lucky in that I don't have a lot of bumps or ridges on my nails. So I wasn't really worried about those kinds of imperfections showing up. I could not tell if the base made a big difference since, as I said, my nails are pretty smooth to begin with. If you do have ridges on your nails, I would definitely suggest a base coat, maybe even a ridge filler.
My nails looked super shiny and metallic with this polish and I think it delivered as a chrome. While you have to be careful with application and prep your nails accordingly, the end result is pretty cool looking.
What do you guys think of this one? I kind of miss all of the chromes that used to be available. It can be an unforgiving finish but it looks great when done right. I would love to see a black or grey chrome or even some jewel tones. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!