Skip to main content

Review: OPI Push and Shove - Fussy but Awesome

This is weird, I think this might be like my first two-in-a-row swatch posts in forever!  I had things to say about the new Finger Paints flakies and I also have things to say about the new OPI Gwen Stefani chrome, Push and Shove.  And it's good things this time!  I'm really impressed with all the different polishes OPI has been coming out with lately - the Liquid Sands, the interesting glitters, etc - and Push and Shove is really interesting. 

I've seen quite a lot hate for Push and Shove, mostly for its ability to show every lump and bump on your nails.  You know what?  I don't care, because LOOK AT HOW REFLECTIVE THIS IS.  I can't be hating on it when OPI tries this hard, even including a special base coat.  Now, for full disclosure: I didn't use the Lay Down That Base base coat here.  I tried it, and it was pretty good.  Stunning from a distance but just ok up close.  I was doing some reading and saw someone layered it over Seche Vite and OMG the difference it makes is awesome.  It just gets super mirrory and awesome.  So, for best results, apply a base coat, a coat of Seche Vite and once that's all completely dry, just the one coat of Push and Shove.  It's really fussy and shows up the brush strokes if you do more than one coat and push the polish around too much.  







 The Verdict:  Sure, you can't use this polish exactly as directed, you can't use more than one coat, you can't push the polish around and the wear time isn't the best but somehow I'm ok with that.  OPI made a polish that's come the closest I've ever seen to a full mirror polish so who cares how that mirror is achieved.  My glitter mosaics never last that long and I spent hours on them.  Think of this as special occasion nails.   I mean, you can see my finger reflected on my thumb, for crying out loud!  KEEP DOING YOUR THING OPI.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles is Accurately Named

It's amazing what you can find when you wander around at night.  My favourite time to go shopping is ridiculously late and I'm extra happy when it pays off.  I've been looking for Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles for a while now at that couldn't be more up my alley if it tried.  I finally managed to find it in a Shoppers last night and it really does live up to its name. A Million Sparkles is a predominately blue glitter that has an amazing ability to look like a foil after a couple of coats.  Combine that with gold, silver and pink bar glitter and you have a winner.  It's seriously so sparkly I got distracted from what I was saying at lunch today.  Application is decent but you really need four coats to get completely opaque coverage.  That's ok, glitter dries fast.  It's a little rough too but nothing Seche Vite can't fix.  The Verdict:  Yay glitter! If, like me, you like sparklies to the point where it's the biggest tag on y

I'm a Proper Mermaid This Time Beeeeaches

Ermerger guys, I don't have any glitter on me!  Well, I do, just on my nails.  I always have glitter on me.  And cat fluff.  It's funny how often my bf comes home with glitter in his beard.  That means it's been there all day... Anyway, new nail vinyls mean something a bit different.  I swear I'm not actually obsessed with mermaids, it just seems like it... Anyway, again, shall we?

FULL RAINBOW GLITTER INSANITYYYYYYYY

I don't know what it is, but there's something about hex glitter that is very pleasing to me.  The tessellation, the way the colours can interlace, it's just great.  The problem is, the tiny glitter - my favourite - is actually quite difficult to find. The red, especially, difficult to track down.  I FINALLY FOUND SIXTEEN COLOURS BIATCHES.  THUS, RAINBOW-Y-EST RAINBOWS EVER AND I'm sharing too at the The Sparkly Shop ... But we're here for this rainbow today.  LOOK AT THIS WOULD YOU.